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post May 20, 2020 - 10:45 PM
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I'm afraid to post and jinx it.


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post May 21, 2020 - 4:23 AM
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So my dad has an older 5 series BMW and a Prius. The BMW was a gift from a friend. Its a early 2000s 540i. It could use some love.

The Prius is an early second gen with a faulty battery pack (Shocking, right?) and my dad wanted me to fix it. If I agreed to fix it, I could move in and my issues with finding a warm, dry place to sleep would be over for some time.

So my dad bought the parts and said I was going to do all the work. Turns out he doesn't have the tools and decided to let me stay anyway. I told him he should sell it for whatever its worth once its fixed. Maybe I'll be getting that 6gc sooner than I thought.

Also, I moved out to Pittsburgh, Pa. I'd love to say hello to the locals when we can go back outside.
post May 21, 2020 - 8:49 AM
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Update on Erin please!


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post May 21, 2020 - 9:10 AM
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QUOTE (bloodMoney @ May 21, 2020 - 8:49 AM) *
Update on Erin please!


This!


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post May 21, 2020 - 7:52 PM
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Cleared to work on Tuesday. Typing on mobile sucks worse than a 7A automatic, will type more later once my laptop is fixed.


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post May 22, 2020 - 1:10 PM
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HUZZAH MY LAPTOP IS REPAIRED! My Mushkin 480GB SSD was throwing a smart error about something failing for a long time but the terabytes written was way too low for that to be the case. Well it wasn't, it was feeling laggy then wouldn't open a folder, then failed to reboot. Kept timing out on one file during boot. Well ****. I got a 500GB Samsung 860 Evo a week ago to replace it with when I felt it acting a little funny and was going to be doing that this weekend. Last night I did it a day early. I was able to copy the home folder off and save all my stuff then cloned the 480GB drive to the 500GB drive and luckily Linux and EXT4 are robust enough that it cloned cleanly and booted up fine! No more Mushkin SSD for me I guess, trying to warranty it when the SMART error first cropped up was a nightmare, they didn't want to then they wanted to send me a worse product then they wanted me to pay up front and refund me once they verified it was bad, then I told them to screw off. I also re-applied thermal compound to the CPU while I was in there, it's made a big difference. The 5 year old Arctic Silver was all dried up and splotchy, put on some Kryonaut paste and my temps are back down a little but overall the fan runs less and spins slower to maintain the same temps, side affect the battery feels like it's lasting a little better as well.

Erin is feeling much better, based on symptoms alone she had C19. She had two swab tests come back negative though which is odd but false negative swabs are somewhat common it seems, especially if the viral load is low or you're not moving it from the lungs to the sinuses through a lot of aspiration I guess. She's still getting an occasional tightness or pain in her chest and a moment of dizzy here and there but it's much improved. She's on some Prilosec for heart burn that got really bad, the doctor mentioned seeing that in some of her other patients that tested positive for C19. She's got an order in for an anti-body test in a couple weeks so we'll know then, probably?

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post May 22, 2020 - 4:19 PM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ May 22, 2020 - 12:10 PM) *
HUZZAH MY LAPTOP IS REPAIRED! My Mushkin 480GB SSD was throwing a smart error about something failing for a long time but the terabytes written was way too low for that to be the case. Well it wasn't, it was feeling laggy then wouldn't open a folder, then failed to reboot. Kept timing out on one file during boot. Well ****. I got a 500GB Samsung 860 Evo a week ago to replace it with when I felt it acting a little funny and was going to be doing that this weekend. Last night I did it a day early. I was able to copy the home folder off and save all my stuff then cloned the 480GB drive to the 500GB drive and luckily Linux and EXT4 are robust enough that it cloned cleanly and booted up fine! No more Mushkin SSD for me I guess, trying to warranty it when the SMART error first cropped up was a nightmare, they didn't want to then they wanted to send me a worse product then they wanted me to pay up front and refund me once they verified it was bad, then I told them to screw off. I also re-applied thermal compound to the CPU while I was in there, it's made a big difference. The 5 year old Arctic Silver was all dried up and splotchy, put on some Kryonaut paste and my temps are back down a little but overall the fan runs less and spins slower to maintain the same temps, side affect the battery feels like it's lasting a little better as well.

Erin is feeling much better, based on symptoms alone she had C19. She had two swab tests come back negative though which is odd but false negative swabs are somewhat common it seems, especially if the viral load is low or you're not moving it from the lungs to the sinuses through a lot of aspiration I guess. She's still getting an occasional tightness or pain in her chest and a moment of dizzy here and there but it's much improved. She's on some Prilosec for heart burn that got really bad, the doctor mentioned seeing that in some of her other patients that tested positive for C19. She's got an order in for an anti-body test in a couple weeks so we'll know then, probably?


Well, My fingers are crossed. Cure the Symptoms, cure the disease, they say.
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 21, 2020 - 8:10 AM) *
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Apr 20, 2020 - 7:48 PM) *
What's everyone else keeping occupied with?

Guys, lots of guys. I made the mistake of posting a picture of me posing with my synths on a music gear forum, oh well. laugh.gif

A 'mistake', suuuurrrreeeee.
*Marylin Monroe voice* Oh I just hope no one notices me
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Let's try this again: if anything I posted it as a test; if I didn't raise eyebrows then I knew my friends and family weren't lying to me, and that I should stop being so harsh about myself. At best I hoped for nothing negative, but I had overwhelmingly positive responses; so that was a huge confidence booster. Not that I should care how others view me, but it's nice to have that fear substantially lessened.

Anywho... I hope Erin will be ok. I had a few days I was afraid I caught it from my brother, but it passed thankfully.

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post Yesterday, 11:39 PM
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She's about 90% back to normal, still gets cold/clammy sometimes but she's back to being able to run a 5k whenever she wants to.


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