Disc analyser update (2010-03-27)
classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
Sun Mar 28 15:54:03 CDT 2010
Tony Duell wrote:
> Mroe seriously, I am wodnerign why the shed is the only place where you
> can use a soldering iron. Don;t you have a kitchen table?
I do. There are a few problems with its use:
1) It's currently covered in fruit, veg and other similar food products.
2) Said table is in close proximity to a cage which is home to a
breeding pair of chinchillas (and two 3-month-old kits). Mum doesn't
want them exposed to solder fumes and random volatile chemicals.
3) There's an active ban on the use of soldering irons in the kitchen
after I burned a hole in the lino a few years ago. In my defence, it
would have been a smaller hole if the blasted fire extinguisher had
Little hint: second-hand safety equipment is a false economy. Dad
bought an "unused, but believed working" fire extinguisher from a
"friend" at work -- I tried to use it and it sputtered a bit, then died.
Dave McGuire> I was thinking more like "TIME TO MOVE".
Top of my "To Do" list. Problem is it involves two things I don't really
have at the moment: time and money. Based on a quick Google search, even
a 1-bed "student" flat in a not particularly nice area of town (I've
been told the police call it a "no-go" for walking patrols, which sounds
about right) is going to cost me ~£200 a month unfurnished, plus
electric bills and such. Not gonna happen on my wages.... :-/
Rob> Or just add another shed ....
But that would involve removing either the greenhouse or the bird
feeder. And no doubt the Luddite In Charge would just install shelves
and grow more plants in there anyway...
The garage might be an option, if I can get the car out of there (once
again requiring the approval of the Luddite In Charge) and find a table
and a space-heater. I sure as hell wouldn't try and lug the 16500B and a
PC out there though, so debugging options might be, shall we say "limited".
I've got him browsing the Internet on a Linux laptop so he's not a total
Luddite, although the concept of a PVR is lost on him...
"It's like a video recorder but it's better quality, has a programme
guide and you can do Series Link so you don't have to keep reprogramming
it every week"
"So what was wrong with the video recorder?"
Although curiously, despite having done a basic computer course that
mandated the use of Windows, he picked up the basics of using Linux
quicker than my younger brother. Said brother is still point-blank
refusing to even try Linux because "if they have to give it away for
free then it must be crap". And yet he uses Firefox, Thunderbird,
OpenOffice, and a ton of other OSS/FS stuff. Hypocrisy in action.
Some days it's not worth chewing through the leather straps in the morning.
classiccmp at philpem.me.uk
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