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Old 12-05-2019, 10:07 AM   #25281
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Years ago when IBM keyboards were prevalent, if a key stopped working or something like that on the IBM Model M keyboard, it was often suggested to hold the keyboard about 6 inches over your desk and then drop it. In my experience, more often than not, that would fix the problem.

Dirt or some other foreign substance got in there and was preventing contact of parts some how, the sudden shock of dropping the keyboard, or in your case, bashing the mouse on the table, dislodged whatever was in there and made things work again.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:50 PM   #25282
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My wife and I were married on this day, 46 years ago!
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:16 PM   #25283
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And you survived!
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:24 PM   #25284
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Congrats Strollin!!
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Congrats, Strollin. My wife and I celebrated our 33rd on December 1st.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:56 AM   #25286
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Dunno what the blessing to say for this.

May it live forever!
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Today is our oldest son's birthday. Here is a snippet of texts between us:
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Old 12-12-2019, 05:22 AM   #25288
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Well, the 21st century means we are in the 2000's.
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:03 AM   #25289
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Well it cracked me up that he didn't know his own age!
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Oh, that!


I thought that he confused the number to tell age and the year he's in. If he's 36, then he's in his 37th year.



Anyway, I don't know my age. I keep telling people "maybe" when I tell my age.
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Maybe I'm really 96 and not 69.

I sure feel like it.
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Hhehehehe..Me too!!
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If you're 69 stand on your hands and look in a mirror. You will look 96.






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I felt bad because my sweet cat Barker was missing for days. This morning she's back! Whew.

She was dumped by an asshole when she was a kitten and chose to live in our tree. Took a while to get her down and join the brood and eat the cat food and water.

That's how she got her name because she was a tree cat.

That's her with her kitten. She's a small cat. She's about 4-5 years old.

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One of my new monitors had a green line running down the right side of the screen. I emailed with their tech support and sent them pictures, they said to contact RMA. I sent the same pics to RMA and they authorized it, emailed me a pre-paid shipping label. They received the monitor yesterday. I just got an email that they are already shipping it back and that the target delivery will be Christmas Eve. Nice.

Now to sweet talk my wife into letting me order a third and the 3+1 monitor stand that I want...
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And here I thought the name Barker came from the barking of dogs instead of tree bark. It's interesting how some word formation processes apply to both verbs and nouns.


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That I am.

Names I came up with the cats:

It all started with the male cat my nephew adopted. He named him Sidewalk and one day his daughter came back with him and I named her Sweepea.

Beside Barker (my sis called her Ma Barker) the cats were all descendants from Sweepea:

Wakky (gone)
Tigger (gone)
Callie (gone)
Bonnie
Clyde (gone)
Chester (gone)
GrayC
Pookie Bear (Parker)
Striper (Barker)
Nellie (Barker)
Joy (Barker)
Jerry
Elaine
Newman

Probably more I don't remember and those are gone.

Plus a lot of kittens that didn't survive. Mostly Barker's because she's a small cat and she only have 1-2 kittens per litter. One time she had 4 and they all died.
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A cat named Jerry. That's. Just. Wrong.


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holy crap this forum is still alive!! I remembered this place while using my old email to recover access to my regular email and decided to go on a nostalgia trip. I totally forgot about this place. I'm glad reddit hasn't completely absorbed the members of all of the old forums I spent my childhood on.

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OMG I just saw my sig and haven't had that rig for years I sold it to a guy who sold it to some lady

God I miss the old days. Things are so depressing now ahh well
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