Posts by Donald L. Johnson


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1559308)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
While for many years of my Naval career I enjoyed the fragrant aroma of cigars and pipe tobacco, I never indulged in cigarettes. No great loss, I suspect.

Now for a pint of Raspberry Iced Tea and a pastry, then I'm off to bed. Vets' Coffee Club tomorrow, and if I'm not there by 0700, there may not be any cream cheese pastries left.......
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : PTSD 2 (Message 1559303)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
If I've gone a bit quiet it's because I'm stuck in a REALLY STUPID black fog of my own making. (Grrrr, anniet!)

Taking my son for genetic tests on Thursday to find out if he has inherited the same kidney disease as my daughter. Knew it was coming - just spent so much time trying to make sure everyone was prepared for it, I forgot to prepare myself. Talk about an idiot :/

Not idiot - more like typical Mother - taking care of everybody else first.

Not to worry though... I AM lurking - on and off - much like my broadband :) and am still enjoying all your lovely company :)

And I, for one, enjoy yours as well. And whatever the tests show, we're here for you.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1559191)
Posted 15 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: "Suki, the Czech Cat" & "Back to School at Georgia Tech"

13.054 million meals fed so far.....
62,300 scoops of litter since 2014 Aug 01.
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!
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1559056)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Cutting tool?
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1559055)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Donald, what you need is some of this:


It will soon have you leaping around like a young colt :-)

Wasn't that brand, but I did use some strong liniment, and a couple naproxen tablets. Still a few twinges, but back to upright and functional status....

Now for a quick nightcap and bedtime snack......
6) Message boards : Number crunching : It is official! 15th Seti Anni Shirts are a go. (Message 1558759)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Across the armpit is how I measured for someone in the other thread. If I purchased clothes that fit correctly. I would probably be a medium or large if I bought shirts that fit correctly, but for t-shirts I like to get XL. Then over time they shrink a bit to fit better or are just kind of baggy. Which I like anyway.

I got 2. So I could wear one and then keep the other.

Thanks Hal

That link actually takes you to the top of the thread (making your post hard to find as it's right down the bottom of the page) so for those interested XL is:

Across at the armpit/sleeve seam: 60CM
Top to bottom: 78CM

Now I just need to get a tape measure, and measure my shirts (never had to do it before).

Odd it takes me to the message. There might be a delay while the thread loads.

That was the case for me. Newest meassage showed first, then it went to your message.
But all my computers are old, so I have come to expect such delays.
Sometimes, a little patience........
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1558557)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Popping in for a quick night cap.
Tweaked my right hip this morning playing with the kitties. Really slowed me down, but almost back to normal......
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1558556)
Posted 2 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: "Blue-Eyed, Silky Cat" & "Alaskan Malamute Pup"

13.042 million meals fed so far.....
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 : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1558251)
Posted 2 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: "Cats and Second-Hand Smoke" & "Dogs Tail-Wagging"

13.039 million meals fed so far.....
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!
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1557878)
Posted 3 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: "A Group of Cats" & "Dogs and Hugs"

13.034 million meals fed so far.....
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!
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1557681)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Popping in for a bed-time snack.
May I have a pint of Raspberry Iced Tea and a plate of sausage rolls? Thanks much.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1557473)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Although the discussion of high speed rail has been very civilized, I will have to agree with the mod notices I've just received that discussion of it, or at least of the politics of it, should be moved to Politics if it is to continue. (I personally won't follow it there, for the sake of my blood pressure (even if this topic doesn't hurt me, I'll get sucked into others that will).)

I hope we can continue to discuss purely technical aspects of it here.

These are my wishes as thread founder.

I, too, avoid the Politics section, and for much the same reasons. Despite the good intentions of many there, political discussions so often descend into name-calling and other ad-hominem attacks. That is also why I do not have a link to my Facebook account either in my signature or in my profile. (If you really want to, you know how to find me.) I KNOW my political views differ greatly from some others here, and I do NOT want them to interfere with enjoying the company of those Setizens who frequent the Cafe'.

In my view, until we actually have rails and rolling stock running on them, almost all discussion of California High-Speed Rail is political.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR ON THE SCREEN SAVER? (Message 1557465)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thanks for the welcome, just hope someone out there has an answer for me, haven't had any sleep for over a week.

Don't start watching the screen saver, it can be addictive.

Keep crunchin......

Yes, it can be addictive.......

Welcome aboard, David.

You might get more and better responses by posting your Screensaver question over in the Number Crunching or Seti Science sections of the Forum.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #217: Waiting on Two UPS Packages Today (Message 1557463)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Okay, gotta get away from here and do a bit of actual, you know, work.

Ping!

Work? Oh, that's right, schools are back in session. (8{)
100 years ago when I was in school, we started the day after Labor Day, and got out the 1st week of June. But we only got 2 weeks at Christmas and 1 week over Easter. Times change.......
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V4 (Message 1557452)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
When someone says "Don't trip over it" I usually look for something on the floor, like a door-stop.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1557441)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
OK just had to post this here.

Walkers "Raccoon Crisps"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu6cGrPeJ5M

Good one!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 27/7/2014 (Message 1557426)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor


mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

Thanks, Mike. It's 11:00 am on a Friday, so I can have a beer or two with my lunch.......
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1557216)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I'd post something in here, but I got a PM from a hater of HSR, who is not a Mod, not to post and to withdraw a post, that person is now blocked here, so I do this on FB instead, where I control the content and where I have 194 Friends...

Well that is unacceptable the only people who can control what you post are Fred and the mod team.

Take no notice of what people say, if you post something that is unacceptable the mods will soon let you know.

Remember you do NOT have to do what someone else tells you in a PM.

But by the same token, if something is posted that you find offensive, you have the right to send the offending person a PM, explaining why it is offensive, and asking that he edit the post and refrain from making similar posts in future. I would expect a reasonable adult to honor the request, and let the matter drop. Not every offensive post requires a red-X and Mod action.

Vic and I obviously disagree on the issue of the California High-Speed Rail project. It is a very contentious issue in the Central Valley, especially in farm and dairy country where the proposed routes will cut many farms in half. I am aquainted with some of the farmers, and government officials, who are parties to the lawsuits against the CHSRA. And despite the recent court rulings, there are still real questions as to whether the funding will be found, and the HSR system will actually be built or operate profitably. Being opposed to THIS High-Speed Rail project and the way it is being built does not make one a HSR hater, and should not make one subject to public ridicule in a Forum such as this.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's Freekibble III (Message 1557197)
Posted 5 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: "More Pictures - Family or Pets?" & "The Grinch's Dog"

13.024 million meals fed so far.....
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!
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #217: Waiting on Two UPS Packages Today (Message 1557192)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning before work.

Not sure if working on a holday is a win.

Do you get double time or Holiday pay? If yes, that's a win, even if you'd rather be home..........

Winning after a busy day. Quick snack, then a cool shower and off to bed.


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