What did you work on today?

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Laoch » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Both are 350. They came from a well know friend :deal: Who got a pretty little Beta in return.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by gots_a_sol » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:50 pm

Had to build a new desktop after a lightning strike fragged my old one, plus my modem, router, and the DAMN invisible fence controller for the dog (that thing was literally blown to pieces from it, found bits scattered around the garage).

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Put it all together yesterday, new cables for my monitors came in today, so hooked it all up.

I was just going to keep running Windows 7 but apparently I've been under a rock and MS quit supporting it in January. Well shit. Decided to give Linux another go since apparently some big strides had been made in the last few years to get windows games to run in Linux. Threw the newest Ubuntu on a thumb drive, popped it in, powered up, installed, working great. I tried Command and Conquer Remastered and after some tweaks to Steam, it started right up and ran fine. Started playing the last mission I was on, failed it 3 times in 10 minutes, then quit :lol2:
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Marylander » Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:56 pm

Pretty cool, looks like you've got a nice setup. I'm too cheap to spend that much on a PC and I like sitting on the couch playing games so I use a laptop (with different things to keep from melting my lap). I've got a stack of 2080Ti cards sitting in my office at work waiting for me to set them up (for some AI/machine learning projects). One of these days I'll have to bring in a spare SSD and play some games after hours at work to see what it's like to have fast hardware. :killingme: I don't know how well the xeon CPUs work for games though...

Most of 30 years ago I used to do 1-on-1 warcraft 2, doom, and age of kings at lunch time with someone else in the office. :cheers:

I haven't been able to get into any games lately. I'm waiting on the next elder scrolls game to come out (played over 400 hours of skyrim).

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Jtrobb » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:12 pm

I worked on adding a lean too to the pole barn this week
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Boom Boom » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:10 pm

Jtrobb wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:12 pm
I worked on adding a lean too to the pole barn this week
When you get done I have a few projects for you.
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Nobody » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:31 am

gots_a_sol wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:50 pm
Had to build a new desktop after a lightning strike fragged my old one, plus my modem, router, and the DAMN invisible fence controller for the dog (that thing was literally blown to pieces from it, found bits scattered around the garage).

Image

Put it all together yesterday, new cables for my monitors came in today, so hooked it all up.

I was just going to keep running Windows 7 but apparently I've been under a rock and MS quit supporting it in January. Well shit. Decided to give Linux another go since apparently some big strides had been made in the last few years to get windows games to run in Linux. Threw the newest Ubuntu on a thumb drive, popped it in, powered up, installed, working great. I tried Command and Conquer Remastered and after some tweaks to Steam, it started right up and ran fine. Started playing the last mission I was on, failed it 3 times in 10 minutes, then quit :lol2:
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/14/2106 ... 10-free-os :angel:
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by Laoch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:56 am

I did the mandatory windows 10 update early in the year. My older Dell was running great on 7. After the update, nothing but problems, DAMN blue screen of death on a regular basis.
I finally broke down and got an iMac and it’s awesome. I got an iPad for Christmas, mainly for the FaceTime thing with grandkids. Together they work very well for me. Never going to use Windows again.
Having said that, buying your own components and running Linux is :thumbup:
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:38 am

Finally put siding on the 4th side of my house yesterday and today.


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Now I just need to build a deck. Almost ready to sell. New roof, new siding, addition, a few new windows, new laminate wood floors, new carpet in the basement, a 4th legal bedroom in the basement now, new bathroom floors plus a master bath remodel, fresh paint, newish AC unit and furnace, new water treatment system, well pump, and pressure tank, and some other stuff...
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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by gots_a_sol » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:48 pm

Had a spindle seize up on my mower a few weeks ago. Finally went to replace that spindle last weekend just to find the stock blades mount differently than the replacement (new one is splined, originals just had smooth hole). Ugh. So ordered 2 more spindles and a new set of blades. Today I had some time and replaced it all. It cuts much more cleanly now compared the the old blades which were DAMN near flat on the cutting edges from just mowing over whatever was buried in the grass for years :killingme:

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After doing that, I replaced my clutch cover on the Beta as the last time I rode it I wore a hole in the DAMN thing with my boot. My bike being an RE came with the Rekluse cover instead of the cast piece on the standard bikes so I went with another one of them even though it doesn't say Beta Racing now :dirtdog: :lol2:

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Re: What did you work on today?

Post by smdub » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:11 pm

gots_a_sol wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:48 pm
... so I went with another one of them even though it doesn't say Beta Racing now :dirtdog: :lol2:
FWIW, tons of places laser engrave. W/ a pic/graphic many will do it while you wait.
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