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Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: September 22, 2023, 09:37:54 PM »
> what kind of dog

Fernando, the livestock guardian dog, is a Great Pyrenees.  Basically, a big white fluffy creampuff to people and a terrifying fluffy mountain to fox, coyotes, and bobcats. I don't need more dog than that because I don't have really big predators like bear, wolves or cougars. He's less than a year old and about 100 pounds. His dam was 110 lbs and his sire was 120, so he's got a bit more growing to go.

I don't often hear it, but he has a deep, dark growl that absolutely sends the hair on the back of my neck straight up.

He's a pup and we sometimes have chicken chasing incidents, but he's getting better with age. (My lab/ boxer mix taught him that chasing chickens and cows was fun. *sigh*.) I was about to give up on him until last week when he chased a coyote looking for chicken dinner out of the pasture and then continued for about a mile.

Fernando was starting to roam into town -- I live about 4 miles out -- and the breeder told me to get him a regular path to walk every day so he knows where he needs to patrol. So, running path in the pasture for me and a patrol path for Fernando.

Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: September 21, 2023, 10:57:55 PM »
I just mowed a running path into my little pasture so I can train Fernando, my livestock guardian dog, how to patrol. So..that's something. :)

I'm even considering getting back into triathlon. I miss the positive vibes.

>Raising children isn't all sacrifice there are a lot of rewarding aspects to parenting too.

I wasn't able to have children, so ....

Web Development / Re: Musk offers to buy Twitter
« on: September 20, 2023, 02:53:35 PM »
I've considered buying a Tesla. No more just because of his shenanigans. He's ridiculous.

Hardware & Technology / Re: No helmet, no green light : Damnthatsinteresting
« on: September 20, 2023, 02:52:12 PM »
That is GENIUS!

Water Cooler / Re: Just like that another Viking goes : BeAmazed
« on: September 20, 2023, 02:50:42 PM »
OMG!  That Redneck had to be in the hospital after that!

Water Cooler / Re: We got this.
« on: September 18, 2023, 04:33:59 PM »

So, they don't have the lobster rule where the eggers and huge old lobsters are set free for the blue crab?  If they are that valuable, you'd think they'd want to protect them.

Water Cooler / Re: Sorry about the outage
« on: September 14, 2023, 03:03:36 PM »
I second what Buckworks said. I always get something out of this place.

I just don't get why Chrome is the end all be all. I used it for a couple of months, but quit when I realized it was phoning home every minute. (Literally, pinging the server every minute.)

I work with not real tech savvy people who use Chrome, and I'm forever teaching them how to reload their page because Google will cache and NEVER update. It's maddening.

Water Cooler / Hurricane Idalia check in...You guys OK?
« on: August 31, 2023, 05:47:40 PM »
RC?  Drastic? Anyone else in the South East... You guys OK?

>Did you revisit those lands the next spring?

It took some time for it to green up because it was so dry.  But about a week after the first rain, it was beautiful.

My cousin has Cerebal Palsy.  He gets terribly frustrated at not being to be understood. This would be a game changer.

>BTW, have any of you ever walked through a large burn area within a few weeks of a major fire?

Yes.  After the December 2021 Derecho hit (

The stone house you see burning belonged to a friend of mine I went to school with.

It was absolutely creepy.  No bird sounds or insects.  Just silence and ash and the smell of charcoal.  It left a taste in your mouth too.  Just horrible.

Traffic / NextDoor: Anyone have experience with it?
« on: August 22, 2023, 03:09:49 PM »
I know next to nothing about it.  I'm trying to learn as much as I can for a client who wants to advertise on it.  Is it worth it?  Does it convert?  Are there ways to optimize for it?

Thanks in advance.

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