Dunnar

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  1. Hope everyone had a great Father's Day!
  2. That was outstanding. Thanks!
  3. Thanks a lot for sharing ... quite the journey.
  4. All good bud ... I was able to get a picture of you moving into your new crib.
  5. Good luck!
  6. Thanks, I will check it out. I think the cringe-worthy moments are the best. Actually surprised they got away with the racial/sexist jokes. I am really enjoying it and am disappointed at myself that it took so long for me to discover that.
  7. I really really really tried to get into the show ... never held my interest.
  8. I went yesterday. They clean the carts really well. They put pool noodles in the hole around the flag sticks, so nobody touches the sticks. Outside of that, golf is outside and limited to 4 people gathering anyway. Clubhouses are either closed or extremely limited, depending on the county. Unfortunately, mother nature thinks its March, not end of April.
  9. My son should start in the fall ... if they let kids go to class. This thing has really sucked for him because it wiped out all senior activities. Just told him its a good life lesson ... never take anything for granted and do what you can while you can because you never know. Getting my daughter on the road as she will be driving next year. Started early because she is learning to drive a stick. She has the perfect temperament to learn and is doing well. As for me, I just logged into work, sipping some coffee, with a little cutie downstairs in a bathrobe making breakfast ... life is good.
  10. Its been about 50 days since we have been on lockdown and it seems cabin fever has set in for a lot of folks. Starting to see a lot of folks easing up on restrictions and not being so worried. Golf courses are still open, so that is nice. Unfortunately the weather still thinks its early March rather than late April. Its interesting that the rules are set up by county commissioners in conjunction with the county health department. For some reason, some courses can't sell beer or food. Some counties won't let more than 1 person in a cart, even if you drive to the course together. That is just the tip of the iceberg of some of the lunacy you see. I'll say this, seeing this whole thing play out, it has really helped to reinforce my views on limited government behavior, rules, laws, etc.
  11. I am not opposed to smoking cigars but I will not actively seek them out. I will occasionally have one while golfing. One of my buddies is really into them, so occasionally during a late night, he will break open his stash and we'll enjoy. I think Dominicans are just as good as Cubans. Cheaper and obviously much easier to get. Really don't have a specific kind other than I will not spend a lot on them. My ex brother in law enjoys them. We'll have one after our fantasy draft, or when we're in Vegas and make a good bet ... usually Browns money line bet, which hardly ever wins
  12. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 ... 4/10 I have seen every one in the series. The first movie was excellent. Catching Fire was decent. Then the series took a left turn for the worse with Mockingjay. Mockingjay part 2 continues that left turn. Never mind that I didn't like the story. I just didn't care for the flow of the movie or anything. I could see some things coming. It was one of those movies that try to jam to much in from a book and ends up doing a poor job. Movies are usually about character development and this one does a poor job of it. Even my son was like meh. Is it just me, or is Jennifer Lawrence just meh too?
  13. My Browns took an O Tackle. I am always good drafting oLine. Little disconcerting that we draft someone to play left tackle that played right tackle ... thats the Browns way. Couple of points Why was the Giants GM wearing a mask in his house? This did nothing but solidify my opinion that Goodell is a complete buffoon. It blows my mind that he doesnt prepare and learn the names of the players hes going to announce. And why the hell does he have to look at his index cards after every word? I could keep going ... I spent 4 years watching Arnette (CB, Ohio St, went to the Raiders) ... he was not a first round pick. Kingsbury is the only one that got his home set up right. Bengals GM looked like he was shoved into a corner.
  14. Excuse my lack of sympathy ... but the eulogy scene had to be one of the funniest, craziest, I can't believe I'm watching this train wreck moments. He'd come up and rub them balls in my face ... in front of his mom and family. I have no idea how I feel about those places. Part of me feels they are almost necessary because there wont be any left in the wild soon. But the freaks in charge treat those animals so horribly and all of them should be locked up for that. Now that I have lock down time, I am watching this show called The Office. I think it has potential, seems pretty good so far.
  15. That tracker is pretty cool. And I don't believe a single number coming out of China.
  16. We have run into that. I am dealing with user performance issues all the time now. Normal people (read non technical folks) don't seem to understand their wifi+Netflix+YouTube=slow speeds. I know Netflix and YouTube have degraded their picture to cut bandwidth in some counties. WebEx has issues at the top of the hour and asks users to limit video. Everyone is having bandwidth capacity and speed issues now and it will only increase as more folks get set up from home. I am actually trying to order take out because of this. Want to help our local businesses and also make sure we have the good places open when this is finally over. Just have to wonder ... when do we give the all clear? The only solution is enough people have to get sick for this to stop. And if we are slowing the spread, we are dragging that out. Not sure what the answer is, but what is the all clear criteria?
  17. My state (Ohio) was one of the first one to go on lockdown. Kids have been off for a couple of weeks and most everything has been closed for 10+ days. I worked from home anyway. I am well stocked for the long haul. Even still, I went for a walk yesterday and to the store ... just go get out of the house. Our offshore staff in India is going through lockdown now so we have lost over half our staff. Meaning all non essential project work has ground to a halt. Its kind of nice as I am having less meetings, less changes going in so less stuff breaking. I spend 3 or 4 days a week at my place and 3 or 4 days a week at my girlfriends ... yes, found someone and its working out extremely well. While I miss my friends and it sucks ass that there are no sports, I am spending less money, I am dealing with less BS at work, I don't have to drive all over to various events and I get to spend half a week with someone that really wants to be with me ... what more could I ask for, life is good.
  18. People having perceptions of me because I game is their problem, not my problem
  19. Season 1 is over. Season 2 is confirmed for next fall. It started out okay but really picked up and got pretty good. Anyone else watch?
  20. Thailand, Hawaii, fishing ... sounds like one helluva trip!
  21. You are correct, that would be a 4 foot tree. Nice catch
  22. That was funny. Well played!
  23. Now that I am single and master of my domain, I have added Alexa as a quasi roommate. Its a work in progress, but I have 5 echo dots scattered throughout the condo. My condo is 3 levels so I wanted some coverage plus I made sure the kids got one in their own space. Fortunately, Best Buy had a great black Friday TV sale where you got a free dot. So I got 3 TVs, more on that in a minute. My setup - 3 smart outlet plugs and 3 smart outlet lights. 4 smart TVs and another with a fire stick. Excellent WiFi coverage paired with a robust ISP and I also ditched cable and currently have PS Vue. They are going out of service so that will require a replacement soon. Upstairs, I have an Echo dot in my office, which is a loft over my great room, the main bathroom, and daughters room. Main level has a dot in the kitchen/living room and one in the main room. The 5th is in the basement. My son will be staying there with a big TV and the Xbox. My bedroom, kitchen, great room and living room all have lights controlled by Alexa, either by switch or smart plug. As a sports fan, I set up my great room (wtf am I going to do with a dining room?) with the 3 black Friday TVs (see below). Eventually going to add a pool table. The tvs came integrated with fire tv. Each TV can be controlled by an Alexa, problem is its a 1 to 1 relationship, meaning 1 dot controls 1 tv. I am going to tinker with naming and see if I can figure something out. For now, its easier to point 1 remote to the 3 tvs and turn them on. In the basement, which is in process of being reconfigured(painted ceiling, walls and floor. Added lights and relocating the washer/dryer to a new spot), I added a TV with integrated Roku (2nd pic). This Alexa integration kicks ass. I can turn it on/off, set volume, etc. Love it. I also have my Xbox down there and enabled that with Alexa too. That setup is almost perfect. My main living room has a 2016 LG non-smart TV with a fire stick attached. This has been the bane of my existence. I cannot figure out how to get this thing to work with Alexa. I have poured my techie skills into this and I have concluded that its not possible. Until some update comes in, I will have to settle for using ... gasp ... a remote. Using Alexa for lights is really awesome. Integrating the Christmas tree with a smart plug was spectacular. Whole house music coverage is fabulous. Future projects include adding garage door ... problem is my unit is so old that its incompatible. So I would have to upgrade the unit which is an expense that I am not willing to do ... yet. I would like to get cameras. Preferable 1 for the door and 1 for inside when I am not home. I also tried getting my main PC to turn off/on via voice, but that involves some deeper tech skills that I haven't dug into yet. Outside of that, maybe more light switches. Problem is, most of my lights are 3 way and I have yet to find a good, smart 3 way switch. If you don't know, 3 way means 1 light controlled by multiple on/off switches. I didnt know that term a month ago. I have yet to tinker with smart bulbs, we'll see. Let me know if you have any questions.
  24. I thought the Browns would fire their coach. But now we are GM shopping. This endless cycle of system reboots has to stop. Our owner is terrible and there is nothing we can do except hope that we get lucky. Meanwhile we're at 30+ years of sucking and counting.
  25. I looked into TV mirrored ... some of the connections are 1 to 1, if they work. I cannot figure out how to do a 1 to many connection. That said, I ran onto another issue. For some stupid reason, all streaming services restrict the number of simultaneous streams. I have no idea why that is but the most common number is 3. So, I cannot have 4 TVs showing the same content on at the same time because its capped at 3. WTF? I could see capping the number if source IPs, but why number of streams? Playstation Vue was capped at 5 which is why I never ran into this issue. Sucks they are closing up shop as I really liked the service. But everyone else is at 2 or 3. Except Sling Orange+Blue is at 4. First world problems!