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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1606329)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Oh, oh and the future in-laws (just the Mothers) are going to be meeting each other for the first time! Did I say wish me luck?;)

If I were you, I would flip through a Bartender's Guide and find a recipe for a particularly strong house drink. I never have my family over without serving cocktails. Even if they are coming over for brunch, I pour a everybody a round of brunch drinks.


Happy to say no alcohol was needed! :D

I will however keep that advice in mind, to use 5-10 years down the line ;)

Posted photos over in the Thanksgiving thread!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Thanks Giving Ye' all! (Message 1606328)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

First ever attempt at Turkey dinner was pretty much a success I'm happy to report! OK so the Turkey could have been just a little bit juicier and the cornbread never got made but all in all... I can't complain!



before:


after:


mandatory Greek cheese pies, regardless of occasion :)

(courtesy of Maria's mum, who in any other country would quite deservedly be called an artisan pastry chef!)

Batman's mom, patiently waiting for giblets:


" *sigh* this is taking too long:
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1606279)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Ok, a bit late to the party but...

What started out as an attempt to grow a few Serranos turned into a craze a few years back and now I've got over 20 different varieties of chili seeds. Don't have the reaper but I do have a bunch of different Bhuts and my favorite 7 pods that haven't been mentioned yet. Not just superhots though, pretty much the whole range of the Scoville scale.

If anybody would like a few seeds I'd be more than happy to send them for free:)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : It is official! 15th Seti Anni Shirts are a go. (Message 1606270)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Yippeee!

T-shirt delivery arrived Lieksa, Finland today.

Thank You Uli.
--
petri33


Q: what is the easiest and most preferred way to post a picture here (in Seti message boards)? -- aka How To? -- step by step ..


I can help you with the how (apologies, no time for a how-to): Easiest way probably is to open an account on Photobucket. Just remember if you ever delete a photo from the site, it will also vanish from the thread you posted it in (here at SETI for example)

.. in the mean time I'm going to find a camera or whatever it is pictures are taken of with nowadays.

You expect us to believe you don't have a Nokia;)
And no, I don't mean a rubber boot :D
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Phishing in the Cafe...???... (Message 1605582)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Every Thread I try and enter in the Cafe launches a Log-in Window asking for Username and Password...

"Enter username and password for http://www.tootpix.ca" <--- This is the offending Phishing prompt. I've NEVER seen it before today.

Anyone else encountering this???


TL


I very much doubt celt is fishing for your info:) It's just one of his pics gone haywire. I'd PM but don't know the proper fix. Quick & dirty would be removing the pic/pics from his signature...
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food (Message 1605552)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Alex Storey
Any other cooking enthusiasts having a house full of family this year? Whatcha cookin'? (Besides turkey, of course...)


2+ kilos of cut-up apples are macerating in light brown cane sugar in the fridge:)

Keeping them company are 2 turkeys that just came out of deep-freeze (relax folks, this is Europe... the turkeys are only 4 kilos each).

This is my first ever attempt at cooking Thanksgiving dinner, so wish me luck!
Oh, and the Turkeys are going to be cooked whole on the BBQ, so wish me luck!
Oh, oh and the future in-laws (just the Mothers) are going to be meeting each other for the first time! Did I say wish me luck?;)

So apple pie in a cast iron chicken-fryer. Cornbread in a cast-iron skillet. Cobs on the grill... and my not-famous-but-really-really-should-be mashed potatoes with smoked provolone. And finally, the only jar of cranberries I could score in this town. So just the basics for this year:)
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597417)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Thank you Celt! If all goes well then I'll have to start saving up for a second one!
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night everyone #3 - and may all our moderators have sweet dreams :) (Message 1597415)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Batman sez goodnight to all:)



(he really is out cold in this pic)
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597409)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Yeah but that's the easy part... the hard part is becoming a female!;)

On a side note I went ahead and ordered the high-tech cat flap. But OUCH at that price!



Not to mention another 50 euros to get Batman and his Mom microchipped...
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1597396)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
If I was a lesbian, I'd have that printed on a t-shirt!

LOL of the month!
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Missing Persons Bureau (a.k.a. The Mother Hens Thread) (Message 1597392)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Is Mark in the penalty box a bit longer than usual?

Miss you buddy!:)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1597388)
Posted 5 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
For the host side, FWIW the application (2.2 & 2.3 planclasses) appears to not even be making it to device initialisation. That would seem to me the DLLs are somehow damaged, or the driver install has gone awry. I'd imagine a clean driver install (of a suitable known good older version for this GPU) and a project reset may be in order.

I was thinking of a project detach/reattach might be in order, a project reset doesn't clear out files not mentioned in the client_state.xml, in case the setienhanced cuda22 and cuda23 dll's are still hanging around. (Eric renamed them for Seti v7 release)

Claggy


And maybe uncheck the old v6 apps (SETI@home Enhanced) in SETI@home preferences and/or "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications"?

I honestly can't remember anymore but I'm pretty sure I had to forgo v6 to get started on v7. Is this ringing any bells? (I could probably manage to dig up the thread if need be)
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : May all your pumpkins... (Message 1595303)
Posted 1 Nov 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Happy Halloween everyone!

Awesome job Scarecrow! In fact it's nudging me to carve my own pumpkin next year even though nobody here will know what the hell it is :)

Blade too of course if those are your own!

Off topic a bit but Halloween is also my anni... it's officially my 15th!! Yeah:D

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/view_profile.php?userid=9652218
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1592448)
Posted 26 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Thanx everybody for the kind words!

Monday, I'm still laughing at Dettol Cat :)
That cat is looking at that turkey as if he's trying to turn it a crispier golden brown...

Anyway, my cat-flap purchase will probably be in Dec-Jan, so if you guys come up with anything in the meantime it would be deeply appreciated.

And Chris, thank you for the link! Amazon UK was where I stumbled onto this gizmo and so far probably where I'll be purchasing it from (can't find it in Greece atm). I still can't get over the fact that a single cat-flap has a tad over 1500 reviews!
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1590992)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Thank you Celt!

He's also extremely affectionate and since he's still a youngster, can headbutt any part of your body for up to an hour even though you haven't stopped scratching him :) During which time he will quite literally walk all over you.

Needless to say no one can resist his charm:)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1590986)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Guys & Gals, I'm in need of your wisdom :)

Anybody ever have (or know anyone who has) something like this?

SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap

They're a bit pricey & I'd need two of 'em, so I thought I'd ask first.

P.S. Batman says Hi!

17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581603)
Posted 3 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
He, he! Same same but different ;)

I'm using IE11 but unfortunately IE has been trying to be like Chrome for years now. Chrome is downright frustrating on my netbook and FF is downright unusable. Opera - out of the question for a number of reasons I can't even be bothered to recollect. IE8 was the best browser so far, for my little cruncher. It never went "Ooops!"

All these modern browsers seem to be going so fast that they are tripping over themselves and crashing all the time:( I preferred the old days where you'd wait a few milliseconds more, but at least get to where you actually wanted to go.


Oh, and your Hilary seems to think I'm running Netscape!:D
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581278)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Does the same thing happens to users name, message numbers, or any other text when you mouse over, or do they get underlined?


ATM they are getting underlined when I hover. Will double-check whenever I accidentally stumble across the behavior again, for a definitive answer to that.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Cats (Message 1581267)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Shame on you. Shame on you ALL!

Letting the Cats thread drop to page 2 ;)


Ok so I was wandering around the internet today and I came across this:
Dettol is toxic to many animals, especially cats. Dettol contains phenols. Phenols are of particular concern because cats are unable to eliminate the toxins following ingestion. A cat may swallow the product by licking his paws after they have come into contact with it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dettol

I can't remember it in the US but Dettol is big in the UK. In Greece it's widely available and I've got a Lime version of their liquid soap to wash my hands after playing with the cats.

But the kitties like to play ruff and I don't mind a few scratches so my hands/fingers are in their mouth all the time. Which freaked me out a little bit. Needless to say I'll be much more careful from now on.

Good thing I never bought the floor-mopping version...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1581260)
Posted 2 Oct 2014 by Profile Alex Storey
Aren't they not yet fixed. ?!


Nope. Still got
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 . . . 442 · Next Notice: Undefined variable: stickysql in /disks/carolyn/b/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/forum.inc on line 996
at the top of the Number crunching forum page.


One last obscure & entirely cosmetic little bug. Apologies if it's been mentioned.

There are times when I hover my mouse over the HOME/PARTICIPATE/ABOUT links bar (both on top AND on the bottom) where each "box" will get a pixel or two wider at the bottom. Unfortunately it doesn't happen often and though I've tried to recreate it I haven't figured out how.

Happened again. Here's what I mean:

Unable to figure out what triggers it though :(


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