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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1696172)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I just have one word to say......'Liverwurst'. (Square Braunschweiger). ";D)

Farmer John sells both Braunschweiger and Liver Sausage out here. The Braunschweiger tends to be darker, and I prefer its flavor. But both come in square-ish cylinders. There is another brand that comes in 2-inch diameter chubb with a thick yellow-orange casing that I really like but can't always find.

In the wintertime, I order from the Usinger's sausage factory in Milwaukee.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Valid task not removed (Message 1696167)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Thanks, Donald!

So for my initial wingmate the task was validated, even though he missed the deadline by a long time?

Yes, that's how it works. Even though he missed deadline, he was the next to finish after you - first two successful completions trigger the Validators. If you look at the Tasks - click for Details column, and click on your or his Task Number, you will see that the original deadline was 30 May. He missed it, the server declared the Task Timed-Out, and resent it to the 3rd host. The 3rd host appears to be what some of us call a drive-by, who joined the project, got a few Tasks, them never came back. That host last contacted the server on 30 May, probably when it got the resend. His deadline is 13 July, so if he doesn't come back before then, it will time out. I had one just like that a couple weeks ago - once the _2 task timed out, it was not resent, and dropped off my list 24 hours later.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VII (Message 1696155)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Today's high - 105F, 40% humidity
10-day Forecast - lows in the low 70s, highs 100-108.
Chance of rain over the Sierras on Saturday & Sunday,
clouds & humidity on the Valley floor.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1696150)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I made something most excellent for breakfast this morning.

Cooked two slices of bacon. Toasted two frozen chocolate chip waffles. Spread the waffles with cream cheese. Put a slice of bacon on each waffle and fold it over. Yum.

Add scrambled eggs and a sausage patty, you have Taco Bell's Waffle Taco.

@Chris: Di gustibus, as Dr. Asimov used to say.....

Dangit, now I'm hungry. Wonder if I have any ice cream left.......

Taco Hell has now switched to taco-shaped biscuits, which taste even worse than their waffles. Also, I had real bacon, not little bits of stuff that taste like bacon. And, I had cream cheese and chocolate chips.

Been a few months since I had breakfast at Taco Bell. Much prefer Jack's Croissant breakfast sandwiches, or Burger King's CroissantWich. Biscuit sandwiches tend to be too dry and flakey/messy for me.

Cream cheese and chocolate chips - sounds like a decadent dessert......
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #240 - K-9?? - Carlos found him. :-) (Message 1696148)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Another 90F & 40% Humidity at 2300 late-night win(?).
Bought a small desk-top fan for the window ledge above my bed, maybe that extra airflow will help me sleep.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Valid task not removed (Message 1696147)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1761966073


Why is this validated task not removed from my account?
Any idea anybody?

Because there is still a Task associated with this Work Unit that has not been completed. This is a known issue with the Validators.

What appears to have happened is your original wingmate missed deadline, and a 3rd Task was issued. Then, the original wingmate reported, and the Validators validated the Results. But since there is still a Task outstanding, the Transitioners cannot delete the Work Unit from the BOINC Database, so it stays on your computer's Task Page until the last Task Completes and Reports. Once that happens, it should drop off 24 hours later.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #240 - K-9?? - Carlos found him. :-) (Message 1696026)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Warm summer day Lunch-time win.
My State Assembly Member (and Legion/VFW Comrade) and the Mayor held a Coffee Klatch at a downtown eatery this morning. Missed the first 20 minutes, but had an enjoyable time, learned a few things about recent legislation and the personalities involved, and hopefully added useful information to the discussions. The more I learn, the more I agree that law-making can be as messy as sausage-making.

Just looked out the back door - 95F. Siesta time.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mark's FreeKibble IV (Message 1696023)
Posted 7 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://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/home

10,000 lbs of litter for your shelter

Today's Topics: "Found in Kitty's Stomach" & "Response to Stand Against Abuse at Shelter"

15.0581 million meals fed so far.....
1.4118 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!
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1695991)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Oh, boy....
Now you made my hungry.
Braunshweiger and onion sammich coming up.

That would work. Or a peanut butter, braunschweiger, and bacon sandwich on toast.....

Back in the 80s, I flew from San Diego to Milwaukee for my Mom's youngest sister's wedding. My Dad, and Aunt & Uncle from St. Louis met me at Mitchell Field. We stopped for lunch at a little roadhouse near the airport, name long forgotten. The lunch special was a bratwurst burger, grilled with Andecker beer, grilled onions and a slice of cheddar cheese on top, with thick-cut steak fries, and a mug of Andecker beer. Just what I needed after a long plane flight.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The celttooth thread...Happy 4th Ye' all!!. (Message 1695987)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Up....



edit:
'I heard the aurora once in the early 1980s, to
me it sounded like ripping cloth, or like static
electricity. We were far out in the country at a
ranch. I was part of the single parents club of
the City of Fort Saskatchewan. We had set up a camp
to run a symposium, plus let some very overworked
Mums and Dads 'n Kids have a fun relaxing weekend.'

That's what I remember from Gander - a static-electricity, crackling sound, like when you are near high-voltage transmission lines.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1695986)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I hope it all goes well Donald,
sounds well thought out to me.


Been working well for as long as I can remember.
The few fires we have during the Independence Day period are usually due to illegal fireworks or idiots trying to make their own (and the occasional meth lab explosion. Damn drug dealers....)
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #240 - K-9?? - Carlos found him. :-) (Message 1695984)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Winning on a cloudy, humid Friday morning.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1695869)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I made something most excellent for breakfast this morning.

Cooked two slices of bacon. Toasted two frozen chocolate chip waffles. Spread the waffles with cream cheese. Put a slice of bacon on each waffle and fold it over. Yum.

Add scrambled eggs and a sausage patty, you have Taco Bell's Waffle Taco.

@Chris: Di gustibus, as Dr. Asimov used to say.....

Dangit, now I'm hungry. Wonder if I have any ice cream left.......
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1695863)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Well done Donald.

Thanks. Hope it is actual progress and not just water loss due to 100+F temps lately. And next week, I'll be running the Fireworks sales booth for my American Legion post. Independence Day celebrations, even in this heat......

Wow! How is that even legal??? With this terrible drought and all the dry, dry, dry open spaces in the valley, I am shocked to hear that your county is allowing private fireworks displays. Sounds like a really bad idea to me.

Down here on the flatlands, in town, California-approved "Safe-n-Sane" fireworks are allowed. (Safe-n-sane: 500 grains of powder max, cannot go airborne, cannot explode, sparks/shower cannot go more then 10 feet above top of fountain, etc....) Sales are reserved for non-profit organizations like churches, Veterans Service Organizations, Service Clubs (Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis). And we can only sell for about 6 days leading up to Independence Day.

Some morons bring aerial rockets, firecrackers, bottle-rockets, etc., in from Nevada or Mexico, but it's a $1000 fine if you get caught with them. And if you start a fire with them.......

Many cities are cancelling their aerial fireworks displays, either because of cost or drought. There was an item on the news tonight that Bass Lake is cancelling their 70-year-old fireworks show and substituting a Lazar/music show. The lake is so low, they could not get the barges, that normally hold the fireworks launchers, out to the middle of the lake. And no fireworks, of any kind, are allowed in foothill areas because of dry brush and other fire hazards.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #240 - K-9?? - Carlos found him. :-) (Message 1695834)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Late-night too-warm-to-sleep win.
Forums and/or internet seem sluggish tonight.
92F at 2300, going to 104F again tomorrow.
Guam got cooler at night......
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! (Message 1695626)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
I know I am not supposed to post aurora stuff but,
even if you live in Texas or California you had northern
lights last night, and you may get them again to-night...


from San Jose on the way to Mount Hamilton


I've never seen the northern lights in Kentucky, or even when I was in Ontario and Quebec, back in the 70's.

I've seen them from Adak, Alaska; Gander, Newfoundland, and Dunoon, Scotland. And through the periscope in both the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. Much prefer them from land - periscope video leaves much to be desired..... or at least, it did in the 1970s and '80s....
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1695625)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Well done Donald.

Thanks. Hope it is actual progress and not just water loss due to 100+F temps lately. And next week, I'll be running the Fireworks sales booth for my American Legion post. Independence Day celebrations, even in this heat......
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins #240 - K-9?? - Carlos found him. :-) (Message 1695620)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
Hang in there, we need you happy....



What about what I need?? I'm so fed up with being alone and having a relationship with a darn cat!! (sorry Mark, it's not the cat's fault)

I'm alone and living w/a cat too.

I'm a young woman, with Italian blood, Vic.. Nuff said.

Winning after work

Ah, if I were 20(30?) years younger, and lived on your side of the pond.....

Winning on a very warm summer day, with kitties in the back yard and friends within easy reach.
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 22/4/2015 (Message 1695615)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
What??? Macaroni pies?? Never heard of them!

And at First Minister's Questions in the Scottish Parliament, Nicola Sturgeon revealed that while she was "not a lover of the macaroni pie", she had been lobbied on the issue by her own family. "I've always been an obedient and loyal daughter and this occasion is no different."

Ye gods, you couldn't make it up ...... Sorry Rob, I feel so very strongly about that woman!!

Didn't have a Gregg's in Dunoon 35 years ago, so never got to try one. Looks easy enough to make - elbow macaroni and tomato-meat sauce in a pastry bowl, and the arty said there were recipes available on-line. Might try my hand at it - but not until the heat comes off. 100F-106F for the next 10 days - I'm not going near a stove......
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The celttooth thread...Happy 4th Ye' all!!. (Message 1695611)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Donald L. JohnsonProject donor
The celttooth thread is being set up for my amusement,
and to help me get through the next five months with
relative ease.
==All posts should be polite, without rancour or insult.
==All posts should not be profane.
==All posts shall be subject to my adjudication.
==All manner of jokes, poetry, and fun are allowed here.

Have fun if you can, leave your anger at the door!

Those are the rules I try to play by in all the threads here.
Most of the time, I succeed....

If you can know how to hate,

then you can learn how to love!




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