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About dudel

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  • Birthday 08/31/1953


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    Texas Hill Country


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    Shooting, reloading, old cars, travel


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    Software development, consultant

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  1. dudel

    Politics Any other early voters?

    Voted Tuesday. SWMBO and I got there. Twenty minute wait. Easy and done. Can I go back for seconds?
  2. dudel

    **** United

    F*** United? I thought that was the only way to do it. BTW, did they give you a short straw as well? 😀
  3. dudel

    Why I don't like Apple stuff

    And it's not like you can throw in a MicroSD card like any other proper device. When my iPhone friends wonder why I don't run out of space, I tell them I have pretty much unlimited storage with a microSD card. 512GB are getting common, 1Tb IIRC is available (but pricey). If you fill it up, you swap to a new card. It's not rocket science Apple.
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    Why I don't like Apple stuff

    I dislike the Apple stuff and don't use it. It's amazing how many excuses I hear from family iphone users. Not enough space to make more pictures after they cleared out spaces. Sites that won't load. Safari crashes. Short battery life, Slowdowns after updates. Too many updates. On and on. Overpriced add ons. Non standard connectors. Get rid of it. Just do it. I recently had a trouble ticket on one of my web apps. Even though it was never designed for tablets, it works fine on all tablets EXCEPT the iPad. Turns out iPad touch screen resolution is not high enough to differentiate between two adjacent radio buttons. Runs fine in landscape; but not in portrait mode. Workaround is to reverse pinch the screen to make it bigger, then the ipad can distinguish which radio button was touched. Apple sucks., iPads are glorified toys. Rant over.
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    I feel for you Jame. I think pills are a bandaid as well. You'll need to get to the underlying problem. Exercise is good; but I notice you mentioned some pretty solo activities. Talk it out with a good friend or even a therapist. I'm reminded of the line in Crocodile Dundee. Sue Charlton: People go to a psychiatrist to talk about their problems. She just needed to unload them. You know, bring them out in the open. Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Hasn't she got any mates? Sue Charlton: You're right. I guess we could all use more mates. I suppose you don't have any shrinks at Walkabout Creek. Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee: Nah - - back there, if you got a problem, you tell Wally. And he tells everyone in town... brings it out in the open... no more problem.
  6. dudel

    1st year of Trump, deficit up 17%

    Hey Moe! Larry and Curly are waiting for you.
  7. dudel

    Doing your business class.

    I've had that happen. I was even asked to hold the dirty diaper. My look was enough to get her to take the job back to the bathroom. I got dirty looks; but didn't get a dirty diaper.
  8. And then you can charge them a management consulting fee!
  9. Agreed. When I lived in Guatemala, the only thing the locals would agree on was the time to sleep (now), and when to eat (now). The days of the Maya are long gone,.
  10. Hoping something in the "meal" gives them Montezuma's revenge. And OBTW, the bathroom is back in the country you left.
  11. Good. All you need are three categories. Female, Male, and Crazy. Done
  12. dudel

    If you just arrived, say hi!

    At least one mod should have gotten the hammer based on the email they posted. Seems like a TOS violation for sure.
  13. dudel

    USPS rant

    Lots of issues with USPS; but their Informed Delivery service has helped keep them honest. https://informeddelivery.usps.com/box/pages/intro/start.action?iom=B490-81IN-USRS-PS-USP-BI-XXX-AW-XX-X-INF&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=search&utm_content=b490-81in&utm_campaign=informeddelivery2018&gclid=CLDnlN-2kt4CFW-nxQIduvcDhA&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CJiTq9-2kt4CFVY64AodFWgC-A It's free and every day I get an email with pictures of what is supposed to be in my mailbox for the day. I get checks in the mail, so I know what to expect. Several times, the picture shows up in my email with a picture of the check envelope. If it doesn't show up in the mailbox (and this has happened several times), I go to the USPS Informed Delivery site and mark the specific mail as not delivered. It normally shows up a few days later; but then I know when a check has been lost and I can take appropriate action.