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What makes you Happy?
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:15:09 PM »
Counter for the hate thread.

A while back I had to do some maintenance on my computer, and I saw the entire faceplate bus is just a burnt out spot on the mainboard. I cleaned it up with my plastic tweezers and a q-tip (A sin, I know, but it worked).

Today I went to test a clip on microphone, and found out there is no mic input on the rear panel, just the one on the front panel. It had previously not operated, but I figured, hey, worth a shot.

Not only did the mic jack work, the headphone one does too now! And it's good clean sound, no clipping or errors!

That makes me very happy.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 05:57:43 PM by 8ullfrog »
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 07:07:45 PM »
My daughter and my son

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 08:05:09 PM »
Been feeling lousy for a while now, like most of September. Today it just... stopped hurting. I didn't know things like that could happen. Very Happy.
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2019, 01:04:23 AM »
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Of Mere Being

The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze decor,

A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.

You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.

The palm stands on the edge of space.
The wind moves slowly in the branches.
The bird's fire-fangled feathers dangle down.

Wallace Stevens, c. 1967.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 10:28:29 AM »
I don't have to ride thebu today, my appointment got canceled!
I live in California, so I never got a snow day, but I imagine this is a similar joy!
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2019, 01:13:01 AM »
What makes me happy

The simple cry of birds in flight having simple cares.
Waking up with my wife in my arms
The smile on my daughters face.
Conversations with my son all through movies.
Constantly being mugged by both dogs
Running till it hurts, just being because i can.
That 4 am cycle ride seeing things that make the whole world worth while.
Acts of kindness that surprise everyone.

to name a few

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2019, 01:32:32 AM »
My psychologist was not amused when I told him I felt like the reschedule felt like a snow day, but he did seem somewhat happier when I told him it was free bus day. (Oct. 2nd)

In reality, I don't find much value in talk therapy, or crazy pills. But apparently they are important parts of my complete health.

Honestly, if I could cut two bus trips out, I would.

The Tamales today were a nice bump in an otherwise not fantastic day.

I do dig your list there though, those are some solid foundations for life.
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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 10:44:31 AM »
My shiny new iMac.  Damn.  I plugged in the external HD with Time Machine, went to bed and woke up to have everything exactly as it was when the old machine went down.  I've never had such a seamless transition to a new computer.  And even the packaging is beautiful and intelligently designed.

At one point, I told my husband that it was almost worth buying a new computer just to enjoy the packaging.  So much thought goes into every aspect of it, I marvel at the care.  Oh well.  I've never unpacked a Dell, so maybe I don't have a reasonable point of comparison, but wowie zowie.

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Re: What makes you Happy?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 03:05:16 PM »
Alcohol. Sad but true.

I also like empty beaches and cooperative horses, especially when combined.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 04:29:28 PM »
At one point, I told my husband that it was almost worth buying a new computer just to enjoy the packaging.  So much thought goes into every aspect of it, I marvel at the care.  Oh well.  I've never unpacked a Dell, so maybe I don't have a reasonable point of comparison, but wowie zowie.

No, Apple definitely does a marvelous job with the packaging. No other company even comes close.
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2019, 04:06:10 AM »
My shiny new iMac.

Congratulations!

I've never unpacked a Dell, so maybe I don't have a reasonable point of comparison, but wowie zowie.

I have. It just doesn't compare.

Alcohol. Sad but true.

I grew out of this when I realised that the equation was a net loss after I factored in the unhappiness that I got from the hangover

I also like ... cooperative horses.

The only horses that I like are those under the bonnet of my Jag(s).

As for that last point, is it just horses or don't you get along with the sheep down there?
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2019, 10:56:27 PM »
I was talking to mom about the whole Shep Smith thing, and that came around to Tucker Carlson, and I got to show her Jon Stewart cancelling Crossfire on Crossfire.

It's a 14 minute video, and it's utterly fantastic, and I got to share it with my mom.

My favorite line from the video - Tucker: You're much funnier on your show. Jon: And you're just a big a richard in person as you are on your show. It's somewhat muffled, but it's gold.

I promise I'm not a youtube video hostage taker, it was that or some crappy 90's movie, Miami Blues?

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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2019, 03:14:26 PM »
No sheep under my bonnet, thank-you - I am not Welsh!

I thought everywhere west of Guildford was Wales.
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 07:05:44 AM »
True for everything north of Fareham. South of that we are excused. (... until one gets to Southampton, of course)

I had to drive a shedload of booze down to Cowdray Park a couple of weeks ago (a client of mine rented it to get married so I helped out as a gesture of goodwill) and I was going to buzz you as Gosport wasn't much of a jump further. It was only when the crazy rain started I thought better of it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 03:47:06 AM »
Gosport is always open for visitors!

^ That makes me happy and so does being able to stay on-topic.
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