Posts by Donald L. Johnson


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/12/2014 (Message 1666722)
Posted 56 minutes ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Bacon-weapped, deep-fried Oreo cookies - sounds a little heavy for a late-night snack.

May I have a grilled cheese sandwich and a mug of chocolate milk, please? Thanks much.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1666716)
Posted 1 hour ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Aother late-night win.
Gee, it sure is noisy in here, with the Tudors and Grimms shouting at each other, and the Hulk smashing everything he can get hold of.....

Think I'll mosey on over to the Cafe' for a quiet nightcap.....
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Have you been to the library, recently? (Message 1666405)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
In my youth, my hometown was much smaller than it is today. The school district was small enough that they could afford to bus all the elementary school classes to the City (Now County) Library every two weeks. Since I learned to read before I started school, I was not real interested in the fare in the Children's wing. I got in trouble several times when I left that area and ventured into the General section, specifically the Science Fiction and Fantasy stacks. After the 3rd time it happened, my mother sent the Library a note authorizing me access to that area.

In Junior High (now called Middle School) we had our own library, which is where I discovered C.S. Forester and Horatio Hornblower, and Agatha Christie, among others.

Later today I will visit the Used Book Sale put on by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. All sales items are donated, and proceeds go for college scholarships to local young women. And after I enjoy today's bounty, I will donate most of them back for the next sale, so others can enjoy, too.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1666393)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Mickey's Survival Story" & "Stray Dog Stands Guard"

14.6237 million meals fed so far.....
1.1087 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1666390)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Friday morning win.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1666201)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Lovely.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1666199)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning with the laptop under the mulberry trees......
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1666005)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Some Cats Hate it, Some Like it" & "Who Helped Ike with his Bone Cancer"

14.6173 million meals fed so far.....
1.1040 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Various thoughts and thingys from the kittyman....... (Message 1666004)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Just think if such a thing even on planetary scale exists in the real universe ..............

We all live in the real universe.
Or hmmm. Multiverse...

Not an Yellow Submarine?


Mine were all either black and red or grey. Except for the one I rode at Disneyland.........

Ooops, we sorta hijacked Mark's thread. Sorry about that, Mark.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1666002)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Sunny Thursday Morning win.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1665890)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning after a very rough day.
Spent too much time at my desk, on the phone.
Winding down with smooth jazz on the box and a tumbler of Cardhu at hand....
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Moderation April 1. (Message 1665555)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
When I saw the new post flag, I thouhgt maybe we were rotating Mods again. Not that I have issues with any of the current Mod Squad.....
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1665553)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another late-night win.

@Blurf: Sleep well, and may tomorrow be better.

@Julie: Hope things go well at the MD's.
14) Message boards : News : Workunit shortage (Message 1665549)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Why are they not taking away my validated task?? My validated tasks are now 7 pages long spanning back to April 7.. Just curious!!!!!!

Validated Tasks must be assimilated into the S@H Science database before they can be purged from the BOINC Master database. The SAH assimilators are still turned off, as Matt is still working on S@H Science database issues. He will turn the assimilators back on when he is satisfied it is safe to do so. I'm looking forward to that day, too, as I have about 500 validated tasks across 5 machines.

But as always around here, Patience is not just a Virtue, it is a Requirement.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #235 - TimeLord Style... :-) (Message 1665296)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
After Late-news win.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1665065)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Yes the old St Charles Air Line does have double track. Wouldn't want to be on either of those trains if it did not!!

Thing is that it is only used by two Amtrak services The City of New Orleans and the Saluki and this is the first time I have seen them cross.

It is used by occasional freight but usually not with another service on the other track.

The rumor was that it could only take one train at a time, seems that was wrong.

Maybe only one heavy freight train at a time. Amtrak trains are shorter and lighter, so should be okay.....
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1665064)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Links to Feed Needy Animals/Pets/Lost Friends waiting to be found.
http://www.freekibblekat.com
http://www.freekibble.com
http://www.freekatlitter.com
http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3

Today's Topics: "Russian "Hairless" Breed" & "How Many Pups in 4 Years?"

14.5979 million meals fed so far.....
1.0899 million scoops of KittyLitter donated.
Click on the links to play the game. Right answer or wrong, every play feeds the critters -
but your computer can only play once a day, so play from as many computers as you can!
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1665059)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Tuesday morning weigh-in.
1 week after lay-off and a 3-day weekend
230. No loss, no gain.

Almost a month since I last weighed in and posted. Been in semi-vacation mode, sleeping in and not eating as regularly as when I'm working. Guess I need to get back on a regular schedule, and spend more time on yardwork...
Monday 16 March - 236 lbs.

Mon 30 March - 239 lbs, but I screwed up and ate breakfast before I remembered to step on the scale. Still, under 240, so I haven't lost too much ground. And the back yard and garage await......

Monday 06 April - 237 lbs. More yardwork, and maybe a little housecleaning...

13 April 2015 - 240 lbs. Drat. Still don't have the right balance between yard/garage work and computer chair. Didn't help that the local Sons of Italy in America lodge held their semi-annual Spagetti Dinner yesteday. Yes, they allow seconds, and yes, I did. But I also bought a take-out plate for tonight, so........
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1665054)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I didn't know that a chipmunk are called Gopher.
I thought that Gopher was a name for an errand boy "Go for":)

I thought chipmunks were part of the squirrel family.
Gophers are related to moles.
Go-fers are usually humans.....
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX I - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1665052)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
The hose would flood any gopher tunnels, Dad used this method and a shovel to kill any that emerged, it worked.

Shovel, or the family dog....


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