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In the garden, and RAIN!!!!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:54 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
HOPEfully you all caught the problem sooner rather than later. That'll keep it from spiraling out of control.



I think we have and our medical officials here in province seem to be cautiously hopeful that we have started to make a slight bend in the curve. This week and next the Chief Medical Officials say are critical that everyone keeps doing what we've been doing.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:15 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Well then - (provisional) congratulations!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:34 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Well then - (provisional) congratulations!



Premier of province. Premier is the equivalent to your governors says that everyone has to stay the course. Premier gave a 10minute speech tonight that ran on the news. He thanked our first responders and actually all citizens for doing their parts in this crisis. He was very calm and reassuring.

Chief Medical officers have moved things forward a little. 14 days from now is the new timeline. But even with that they still seem cautiously hopeful.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:38 PM

BRENDA


For fun I decided to snake the kitchen drain. It is completely clear of any obstructions.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:26 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Harumph! about the drain. But I'm a bit confused. Is it the kitchen drain or the bathroom tub drain (or sink?) that's problematic?



As for myself, I need to go shopping and do more cooking. Supposedly the farms and supply chains are faltering, so now I think is the time to lay in supplies.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:46 AM

SIGNYM

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what about the farms and supply chains??

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:30 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Just something on ZH https://www.zerohedge.com/health/supplies-are-starting-get-really-tigh
t-nationwide-food-distribution-systems-break-down


Supply chains can't keep up, and farms after record bankruptcies and rains can't supply.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:32 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Harumph! about the drain. But I'm a bit confused. Is it the kitchen drain or the bathroom tub drain (or sink?) that's problematic?



As for myself, I need to go shopping and do more cooking. Supposedly the farms and supply chains are faltering, so now I think is the time to lay in supplies.



It is the bathroom sink drain that is the problem. But I thought I would check the kitchen just make sure it was okay. Which thankful it is.

Be safe.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:56 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Wow, can you believe it KIKI? Sun thru Thu, an additional 1.2" rain. In April, nonetheless!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 1:53 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Maybe it's an April Fool's joke!

HA HA !!!





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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:02 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Here's more about the shortage crisis front page on CNN online. It's out of London. But still, expect this to start another wave of panic-buying here because it describes an international, broadly-applicable set of conditions.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/01/business/food-supply-chains-coronav
irus/index.html

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:03 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Not my style, Signy, but lots of mulch looks good!


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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 2:29 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Harumph! about the drain. But I'm a bit confused. Is it the kitchen drain or the bathroom tub drain (or sink?) that's problematic?

Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

It is the bathroom sink drain that is the problem. But I thought I would check the kitchen just make sure it was okay. Which thankful it is.

Be safe.

Hey thanks for clarifying!

You too - be safe. Stay well.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:33 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Harumph! about the drain. But I'm a bit confused. Is it the kitchen drain or the bathroom tub drain (or sink?) that's problematic?

Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

It is the bathroom sink drain that is the problem. But I thought I would check the kitchen just make sure it was okay. Which thankful it is.

Be safe.

Hey thanks for clarifying!

You too - be safe. Stay well.



No worries.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:38 PM

BRENDA


I was out for a whole two hours today. Had to go somewhere on a bus, still in my city but not within walking distance for me. Anyways lady at this office said you have to stand on the red line. I said okay but you are going to have to speak up so I can hear you. She agreed and my business was handled in a matter of minutes.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 4:36 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


How do you feel being out and about like that? Concerned? Or do you think the province has a good handle on testing and there's not too many undiagnosed carriers around?

I'm just being nosy.

Here in SoCal testing is abysmally behind the realities (especially since " ===> March 21, 2020 LACounty eliminates testing on most potential COVID-19 patients."). So I have no trust in the numbers of 'cases'. And being a person-at-risk, I definitely try to protect myself by staying at home as much as possible, and when I go out, by wearing a mask, and sanitizing my hands often, but always immediately on entering the house. If one can get past this without catching anything, I hope to be in that group.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 8:59 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Hi BRENDA.

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I personally would not be out and about without at least a procedure mask

the kind that doctors and surgeon wear when they don't want to infect you, if not a full-on N95 respirator

the kind you want to wear when YOU don't want to breathe anything in!

Procedure masks provide about 65% protection, N95 respirators about 90%. If you don't have many,and must re-use

How to sanitize your mask: 175F in preheated oven for 30 minutes
https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2020/02/18/how-reuse-and-dispose-you
r-masks-safely


If you don't have any, how to make your own mask



I personally don't even walk the dog without a surgical mask, and won't go shopping without a respirator. I have a few leftover at home from gardening and home renovation, which I keep santizing and re-using.




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Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:16 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
How do you feel being out and about like that? Concerned? Or do you think the province has a good handle on testing and there's not too many undiagnosed carriers around?

I'm just being nosy.

Here in SoCal testing is abysmally behind the realities (especially since " ===> March 21, 2020 LACounty eliminates testing on most potential COVID-19 patients."). So I have no trust in the numbers of 'cases'. And being a person-at-risk, I definitely try to protect myself by staying at home as much as possible, and when I go out, by wearing a mask, and sanitizing my hands often, but always immediately on entering the house. If one can get past this without catching anything, I hope to be in that group.



No worries Kiki. It was unnerving but I had to get to this office, so no choice. You can't get on a bus here by the front door near the driver. You get on and off at the rear doors. Seats are blocked off to maintain distance. They have signs on them not to sit. Very few people are taking the buses now because of all of this.

I think for the most my province has a good handle on testing and the Chief Medical officers for the province do briefings every couple of days on numbers as do the news outlets but they get the numbers from the government.

When I am out I am careful of my distancing. I touch nothing in the stores unless I am certain that it is something that I want to buy.

I am constantly washing my hands, very careful not to touch my face when I am out.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:18 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Hi BRENDA.

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but I personally would not be out and about without at least a procedure mask

the kind that doctors and surgeon wear when they don't want to infect you, if not a full-on N95 respirator

the kind you want to wear when YOU don't want to breathe anything in!

Procedure masks provide about 65% protection, N95 respirators about 90%. If you don't have many,and must re-use

How to sanitize your mask: 175F in preheated oven for 30 minutes
https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2020/02/18/how-reuse-and-dispose-you
r-masks-safely


If you don't have any, how to make your own mask



I personally don't even walk the dog without a surgical mask, and won't go shopping without a respirator. I have a few leftover at home from gardening and home renovation, which I keep santizing and re-using.




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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

#STAYTHEFUCKHOME



Sig, I have a couple of masks left over from when I was living at the crappy place. I bought them so when I was cleaning my allergies wouldn't get to aggravated by all the dust.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 12:19 AM

BRENDA


Think since the weather is suppose to be crummy tomorrow, I will be in all day. Don't need anything.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:20 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


It sounds like we're all being careful about the virus. I hope for us all to be safe and healthy when all is said and done.


Crummy weather outside ... and you in your nice, cozy place inside.


Well, good night, all.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:35 AM

BRENDA


Night Kiki.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 11:50 PM

BRENDA


Gotta go out tomorrow and get my meds and a little bit of groceries.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 4:06 PM

BRENDA


Went out and got my meds. Thanked the pharmacy workers. Was going to do a little grocery shopping in the Safeway that is there but once the snow flakes started I thought better of it as I had to take a bus to get there. As I ran for the bus that I saw at the stop, it started hailing for a couple of seconds.

Glad I made the bus I did my shopping near where I live and ran into one of my mah jong group. Just barely heard her calling my name as she was wearing a mask, so voice was muffled. We spoke for a few minutes at the 6 foot distance then went on our ways.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 11:14 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Honest to god, just the other night I was thinking with all this COVID stuff going on, all we need now is an earthquake ... and wouldn't you know there was one this eve (that I didn't feel at all) by Anza quite a bit east and south of here.

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Friday, April 3, 2020 11:53 PM

BRENDA


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Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Honest to god, just the other night I was thinking with all this COVID stuff going on, all we need now is an earthquake ... and wouldn't you know there was one this eve (that I didn't feel at all) by Anza quite a bit east and south of here.



FB friend just posted that. He just moved out to California last summer and its his first experience with them.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:08 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Hubby and I were sitting still, so we felt it even tho it was a pretty mild rocking. And then another, milder rocking. After a while, you start to wonder if it's your middle ears, paranoia, or another aftershock.

Anyway, very mild. You wouldn't have felt it unless you were sitting.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:12 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Hurricane season is coming up. Mother nature isn't going to follow any stay-at-home orders.

I don't even want to imagine what life would be like in the Superdome if Katrina makes a comeback this year. Bet they're all shitting themselves in Puerto Rico right now too.

I'm absolutely thrilled that my parents decided to uproot their retirement and move from the relative safety of the middle of Arizona to the Florida coasts of the Gulf of Mexico to help his good for nothing kid try to start a business. I guarantee that business is all but dead right now and his kid's family are nowhere to be found, leaving my folks high and dry (or low and wet) without anybody to help them out of they need it.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:34 AM

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Meanwhile, whatever I have had seems to be coming to fruition. Without going into too much detail, things are "solidifying" and resembling more what one would expect when the fever from a flu breaks and you're left with all sorts of nastiness for a few days or more as you finish recovering, albeit on a much smaller scale.

I definitely had something. In some ways, it's reminiscent of the flu, but just without the fever, fatigue, full-body aches and pains and loss of appetite. Whatever it is, it's new to me.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:11 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


So SIX, are you talking about lots of goop in your bronchi?

*****

AT this end, weather has been a little warmer which means dear daughter and I can get back to gardening. (Not that she wants to.) Taught her how to use the weed torch ... the thing works fine, but the jury is still out on how effective it is.

We used it on teeny-tiny little weed sprouts which prolly won't come back, but I have some sedge-like things in the back that I literally burned to a crisp - twice - and they're resprouting. Buggers sure are fire-resistant! So I think I'm going to an "integrated" approach: What I can't burn, I'll spray, and what I can't spray I'll dig.I'll look at how things look after the rainstorm coming up. I'll be able to judge the weed torch then.

*****
The coffee trees that I so rudely separated all survived, altho some of them dropped their lower leaves since their roots hadn't grown back enough to support a full complement of leaves, so the growing tips absorbed nutrients from the older leaves. Will continue to tend them as best I can until they get robust enough to separate one more time. After that, they'll be two or three per pot, and then they can continue to grow that way, undisturbed, for the rest of their lives.

*****
I made a new kind of turkey pot pie today. I tried to reproduce the Marie Callendar's texture, where the vegetables are meat are in a kind of chicken broth and milk custard. So I used three cups of canned milk and 2T flour plus 1T cornstarch percup, plus 1T margarine per cup and a little salt and Bell's poultry seasoning. Plus the usual diced sauteed onion, carrots, celery, and green beans (daughter cannot eat peas) and pre-prepared pie crust top. I think I got the texture right, not sure about the flavor, but I think it turned out better than other versions.




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Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:27 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
We used it on teeny-tiny little weed sprouts which prolly won't come back, but I have some sedge-like things in the back that I literally burned to a crisp - twice - and they're resprouting. Buggers sure are fire-resistant!

Just keep burning them down. Sooner of later all the root energy stores get used up, and they piddle off to nowhere-land.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:39 AM

SIGNYM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
We used it on teeny-tiny little weed sprouts which prolly won't come back, but I have some sedge-like things in the back that I literally burned to a crisp - twice - and they're resprouting. Buggers sure are fire-resistant!

Just keep burning them down. Sooner of later all the root energy stores get used up, and they piddle off to nowhere-land.

So they say! but these little buggers have a bulblet just under the ground, they have a LOT of root energy to spare!

One thing about the weed torch: if you don't mind starting a little fire and your neighbors won't freak out ... and you have a hose handy ... the weeds you wilted and dried out last week you can burn up this week for a quick cleanup.


Tomorrow will be mowing the back lawn and selective spraying, and after that a little gutter -cleaning bc one downspout seems to be clogged, prolly pine needles. After that, the rains come and I collapse.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 2:55 AM

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So SIX, are you talking about lots of goop in your bronchi?



Yup. A bit of sneezing for a while at least a few times a day, but haven't sneezed for a day or two. The occasional cough, but I do smoke and I've been stuck inside most of the time for a while, so not necessarily from this. I just usually forced it out by forcing coughs.

Goop was clear until last night, for up to about 2 weeks. Not so much now. It's more like what you get right before you get over something.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:35 AM

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In more productive news, I finally accomplished something I was working on a few years ago, which was part of a larger project I devoted nearly 100% of my time to for a few months when I first stopped drinking and needed a hardcore distraction from the rest of life.

It turns out, I actually got it right back then and didn't know it. I figured in my boredom right now I'd give it another shot and right when I fired it up, it worked perfectly...


I have to rewind a bit to explain what I did.

Back when my brothers and I were kids and our mom bought a ridiculously expensive PC she saw on the Home Shopping Network on a lark (our first PC right before my freshman year of HS). She never used HSN, and she never listened to our pleas for a computer before this, so nobody knows why this purchase was made, but there was never a complaint out of us.

We got some cool little Demo Discs to show off the badass Double Speed CD ROM. One of them was mostly just game demos that left us longing for full versions that we'd never get to play, but there were two full games on there. One was a pretty decent Golf simulator that we played out of boredom even though we were never into golf, but the other was a little-known Tetris clone called Gemstorm (I know I've posted about it in here during my drunk ramblings before).

While it's a cool take on the Tetris forumula, it wasn't really anything too groundbreaking or anything that hasn't been done 1000 times afterward. What was great about it though were the MIDI tracks that just really bring back that feeling of early 90's nostalgia and huge PC speakers when you hear them. (You'd have to have heard it back then to get it).


So, a project I was working on was using a program called DOSBox to make old DOS games completely playable in a virtual console on new PC systems with Windows installed (something that Windows itself is completely incapable of).

With DOSBox, as long as your PC is fast enough, there isn't any old DOS games that you can't play. But that doesn't mean that there isn't a huge barrier to entry for your average person to get them to actually work (like REALLY huge, given that it wasn't easy to set these things up back then if you didn't know computers and now you're adding the fact that modern computers weren't designed to run them), and if you're not using something called a Frontend and diligently taking notes on how you've configured everything from game to game, you will lose that work once you end the experience and you won't have a base to work off of when trying another one.

So I spent a few months with it. Not only getting a few hundred old games working by just a simple double click of the mouse, but actually improving on them in various ways. With quite a bit of work and note taking, many games that were only playable with a keyboard and/or mouse are now fully playable on a video game controller. I also took great care to make sure that from game to game similar functions like "jump" and "shoot" used the same buttons on the controller, which is something that even large video game companies rarely ever take the care to do when releasing old stuff like this. You'll have to trust me when I say that playing Commander Keen is a lot cooler on a joystick than it was on a keyboard.

I also made cool, simple little interactive launch menus for games that had multiple entries in the series. This way, rather than cluttering up the Windows menu of games with 9 chapters of an old DOS game, there is only one slot for the game to double click and then you can choose which chapter to start by pressing the number on your keyboard in the menu. This was REALLY cool to do for the old InfoCom text based adventure games, putting them all into a single entry but having multiple menus to scroll through to start Zork or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Further upping the cool factor, games that had multiple options for audio now have a DOS menu attached that will load entirely different saved virtual setups of the games that are identical except they use the different audio. So even though the full CD audio version of Monkey Island is the "best", it might not be the version you grew up with and the "inferior" audio is also available and easily launchable.


But one day I discovered that you could actually launch a full-fledged version of Windows 3.1 over the DOS installation and a whole new world of long-lost games were made available. Even better, although the 3.1 game file is fairly large itself, hard drive space is so cheap that you could set up a basic 3.1/DOS template and then just copy that so you can load a new separate instance of it for every game on your main Windows list of games rather than just put "Windows Games" as an option and having to launch that before seeing the list of 3.1 games installed inside that virtual console.

Cool.

Games that used audio from the CD ROM worked straight out of the box once you installed them in Win 3.1 and saved that virtual state. That meant that any game that my bros and I played on that PC now worked flawlessly with today's technology.


All of them but Gemstorm...

Even though the audio files were on the CD, they weren't CD audio. They were MIDI files, and required a tricky setup on the virtual 16bit SoundBlaster card. MIDI files are true-to-life samples of somebody actually playing a keyboard and the inputs of the keys, rather than just feeding a digitized recording through your speakers with on a WAV or MP3 file. Purists still use old PCs to do stuff with music today and say that "modern" soundcards that started in the 90's as well as modern programs ruined the high quality of PC audio in trade for cheap and lazy.


Try as I might, I just couldn't seem to get the game to launch with music. Further complicating the effort was the fact that any time I tried to make changes to the card in the virtual console it would freeze up and I'd have to relaunch it. The changes would remain after a restart so I could test it, but instead of just being able to re-test them immediately I had to wait for everything to reload on every change.

So, defeated, I was able to launch and play it without any problems, but without the great music tracks it was just one in a million other Tetris clones made over the years.


But tonight, I fired it up to try to tweak it again for the first time in about 3 years and wouldn't you know it... it worked.

I'm guessing that something must have been borked with my old Windows install before I did all that work restoring this PC when winter started.



My brother is going to be thrilled when I let him know. When I first unveiled all the work I had done to him years back, the first thing he asked me was if I got Gemstorm working and he shared the same disappointment that I had when I told him that the music wouldn't play.

Here's a video of the game in action and a few of the cool music tracks. :)

(Don't know how all the YT videos are all demo versions and somehow my bros and I lucked out with the full version with all the MIDI tracks on our game demo disc)







Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:07 PM

BRENDA


Been out for my walk. Need to walk for a bit almost every day to keep my left leg from stiffening up.

Having lunch now just a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:50 PM

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We used it on teeny-tiny little weed sprouts which prolly won't come back, but I have some sedge-like things in the back that I literally burned to a crisp - twice - and they're resprouting. Buggers sure are fire-resistant!

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Just keep burning them down. Sooner of later all the root energy stores get used up, and they piddle off to nowhere-land.

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So they say! but these little buggers have a bulblet just under the ground, they have a LOT of root energy to spare!

One thing about the weed torch: if you don't mind starting a little fire and your neighbors won't freak out ... and you have a hose handy ... the weeds you wilted and dried out last week you can burn up this week for a quick cleanup.


Tomorrow will be mowing the back lawn and selective spraying, and after that a little gutter -cleaning bc one downspout seems to be clogged, prolly pine needles. After that, the rains come and I collapse.

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Seriously ... if I had half your energy it would be a big improvement!

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:56 PM

1KIKI

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Been out for my walk. Need to walk for a bit almost every day to keep my left leg from stiffening up.

Having lunch now just a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla.

That sounds good! But unfortunately, because of all the sodium, it's off limits for me. (If I WERE to have a hot dog, though, I personally am in favor of baked hot dogs where the outside gets browned and the hot dog gets a little chewy.)

OTOH I DID just have my own lunch, which was an individually portioned and frozen crustless 'pie' made of ground turkey, onions, lots and lots of kale, potatoes (cubed into smallish pieces), feta cheese and lemon juice - and whipped eggs and ricotta as a binder. It's one of my favorite recipes!

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:53 PM

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Seriously ... if I had half your energy it would be a big improvement!
Seriously, I showed dear daughter how to use the push mower and she did the mowing while I did the spraying. If I had half of HER energy it would be a big improvement!

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Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:57 PM

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Been out for my walk. Need to walk for a bit almost every day to keep my left leg from stiffening up.

Having lunch now just a hot dog wrapped in a tortilla.

That sounds good! But unfortunately, because of all the sodium, it's off limits for me. (If I WERE to have a hot dog, though, I personally am in favor of baked hot dogs where the outside gets browned and the hot dog gets a little chewy.)

OTOH I DID just have my own lunch, which was an individually portioned and frozen crustless 'pie' made of ground turkey, onions, lots and lots of kale, potatoes (cubed into smallish pieces), feta cheese and lemon juice - and whipped eggs and ricotta as a binder. It's one of my favorite recipes!



I don't eat hot dogs very often because of their sodium levels. But I didn't want to try and find lunch out so I came home and that was quick and easy to do while I got the dishes done, so I could get off my leg.

I like the odd pot pie but your recipe has too many things in it that I can't realy eat. Like eggs, onions, cheese and lemon juice. Also not to offend but kale to me tastes like nothing when I've tried it.

Trying to figure out what to get in for my easter supper. Guess, I'll get a ham steak, some veg and a can of gravy. I know I won't be seeing anyone this year.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 12:48 AM

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Oh my gosh! That's a lot of dietary restrictions!

Can you eat chocolate? Like, a really small Easter bunny? Or if not that, a little marshmallow peep?

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:22 AM

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Oh my gosh! That's a lot of dietary restrictions!

Can you eat chocolate? Like, a really small Easter bunny? Or if not that, a little marshmallow peep?



It's a few things that I have discovered over the years. The lemon is connected to my seizure meds. They don't like certain fruit acids like citrus.

I love chocolate but I usually eat dark chocolate. Milk chocolate I find to sweet for my tastes. I usually buy myself a marshmallow treat that is covered in dark chocolate around easter. Peeps are too sweet for me. I buy just the one because marshmellow is made from egg whites and I am allergic to eggs. I eat too msny things made with eggs and my face breaks out and I start scratching my back and neck. Not nice.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:33 AM

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Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I remember now, you mentioned earlier about acid foods and your seizure medication.

I hear you on the allergy part! I spent years itching all over, all day, every day, due to food allergies. But I didn't know what was causing my itching. When I finally got allergy-tested and found out what foods I was allergic to, and stopped eating those things, I was SO relieved to find that stopped the dratted infernal itching!

In any case, I hope you have a good Easter.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:03 PM

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I remember now, you mentioned earlier about acid foods and your seizure medication.

I hear you on the allergy part! I spent years itching all over, all day, every day, due to food allergies. But I didn't know what was causing my itching. When I finally got allergy-tested and found out what foods I was allergic to, and stopped eating those things, I was SO relieved to find that stopped the dratted infernal itching!

In any case, I hope you have a good Easter.



Yup, citrus, peaches, cherries. All off my menu.

I did on my own. You know the eliminate things from your diet route and figured it out. Saved myself a trip to a doctor's office.

You have a good one too.

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Monday, April 6, 2020 12:02 PM

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Awwwww....

I think my heart just melted a little.

I looked out my front door a minute ago and saw something written on the walkway a few feet away from my steps. It took me a minute to figure out what it said, but in childlike handwriting in chalk it said...

"We Got This"



Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, April 6, 2020 1:53 PM

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Out for a walk in a bit. Need to keep my left leg moving or I will be in trouble. Also need some coffee and a couple of other things.

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Monday, April 6, 2020 2:08 PM

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Awwwww....

I think my heart just melted a little.

I looked out my front door a minute ago and saw something written on the walkway a few feet away from my steps. It took me a minute to figure out what it said, but in childlike handwriting in chalk it said...

"We Got This"



Do Right, Be Right. :)

Awww...

Are people wearing masks?

Because if not, they probably don't.

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Monday, April 6, 2020 3:58 PM

SIGNYM

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RAIN!!! here.

A very late, very unusual April storm system is passing thru So Cal. I set out my "rain gage" last night to catch the bulk of the storm and it looks like a tad over one inch fell last night, with some presumed showers over the next four-five days. Weird, but appreciated. THANK YOU, Lady Rain!

I went to clean out the one downspout that looked like it had clogged up, but hubby insisted on doing it himself because... as he says ... since I manage all the legal, financial, and maintenance matters of the house he would be SOL if I fell off the ladder. So, just in time for the rain, and it works.

Dear daughter did an awesome job mowing the lawn (we have a very slick-running push mower with very sharp blades, and a very small back lawn) and I showed her how to use a string trimmer and she did a great job edging, too, so now the backyard looks at least somewhat credible.

Went out in between the raindrops for a very short stroll with the dog, and my trusty respirator. I only saw two other people out there, we kept our distance and just waved at each other, and two of three were wearing masks. Good for them!




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Monday, April 6, 2020 11:48 PM

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SIG, great on the rain for your area.

Got a stretch of dry weather coming my way. Which will be nice.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:23 AM

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Awwwww....

I think my heart just melted a little.

I looked out my front door a minute ago and saw something written on the walkway a few feet away from my steps. It took me a minute to figure out what it said, but in childlike handwriting in chalk it said...

"We Got This"



Do Right, Be Right. :)

Awww...

Are people wearing masks?

Because if not, they probably don't.

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I've only ever seen people with masks at the grocery store. I never see anybody outside of their houses wearing them.

I'm not worried about it. At all.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:43 AM

SIGNYM

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You're notworried about it? At all?

Then why are you so touched by vapid chalk-written optimism?

In our neighborhood, when we chat with each other from a safe distance of ten feet with masks on we part with "stay safe!" Much more proactive, don't you think?

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