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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2520 on: June 02, 2019, 06:00:50 am »
Lots done today but initially I broke everything I touched.  I put this down to my one pair of close up specs being in the shop for new lenses.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2521 on: June 03, 2019, 12:10:44 am »
Ah, so that's what happened to the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park when they closed it, I was wondering! :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2522 on: June 03, 2019, 06:13:15 am »
Ah, so that's what happened to the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park when they closed it, I was wondering! :thumbsup:

Certainly more "realistic" then the ones in Crystal Palace Park  :thumbsup:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2523 on: June 03, 2019, 01:33:00 pm »
Ah, but there's a certain Lost World big-lizard charm to those garden sculptures.  ;D
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2524 on: June 04, 2019, 03:12:31 am »
They are animatronics which are there for a few month only.  Some are better animated than others and some appear to be not working.  The Brontosaurus (I grew up calling them that - I can't use the new name, sorry) was prolly the best animated with a moving head and neck.

I lost the whole morning today through fighting a horribly slow interweb connection and then having to delete and reinstall printers so I could print my shopping list from Ikea's website.  I have learnt from experience that if I don't do this before I go there I very quickly lose patience with their maze approach to store design and crack the sh*ts.  The shopping list tells me exactly where the things I want are located and enables me to go in the out door and short cut the whole process.

When I got home I fired up the compressor and put a light grey filter on the Royce Armoured Car.
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After that I was going to polish the paint on the 'dyne but had a sneezing fit which set off a blood nose.  I took that as a sign, and so came indoors and played Ratchet & Clank on the PS4 instead.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2525 on: June 04, 2019, 04:02:08 am »

I lost the whole morning today through fighting a horribly slow interweb connection and then having to delete and reinstall printers so I could print my shopping list from Ikea's website.  I have learnt from experience that if I don't do this before I go there I very quickly lose patience with their maze approach to store design and crack the sh*ts.  The shopping list tells me exactly where the things I want are located and enables me to go in the out door and short cut the whole process.

I do the same thing, but I still wind up wandering through their maze, because sometimes 1) it helps to see the product set up, 2) it makes for a fun experience in people watching, and 3) I'll wind up getting some new idea.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2526 on: June 04, 2019, 04:06:46 am »
Understood.  However I was already on a short fuse after battling the computers all morning.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2527 on: June 04, 2019, 04:08:52 am »
Understood.  However I was already on a short fuse after battling the computers all morning.

Very understandable.  Technology bites.  My printer tosses up errors when it prints, and the HP website is totally unhelpful for resolving said error, even after uninstalling and reinstalling drivers.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2528 on: June 04, 2019, 04:22:34 am »
Mine was behaving perfectly yesterday when I printed test sheets of some decals and then today the toplap just refused to connect.
I think maybe I need to take down to the beach and remind it of our little arrangement - It works as it is supposed to and I don't throw it in the bay.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2529 on: June 04, 2019, 05:06:05 am »

 It works as it is supposed to and I don't throw it in the bay.


Many, MANY moons ago, before printers and PCs were common, or even affordable, the late Mrs_PR19 and I had 2-3 typewriters between us. She used the seriously large, professional looking Smiths one and I used the lightweight Remington. The latter had an irritating habit of locking its keys together when I was typing fast, and I usually was!

On one occasion, when trying to type out a car club newsletter in a hurry, it did this one time too many, and I carried out to the back yard and threw it, VERY hard, against the garage wall, where it demolished itself into lots and LOTS of tiny parts.

Very satisfying.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2530 on: June 04, 2019, 05:55:57 am »

I think maybe I need to take down to the beach and remind it of our little arrangement - It works as it is supposed to and I don't throw it in the bay.

It's amazing how often my office computer would stop playing silly beggars when I held it up to the window and threatened to throw it out. We were on the 15th floor of Millbank Tower at the time  ;) I'm convinced Pratchett was right and in reality there's a tiny imp inside them.

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2531 on: June 04, 2019, 05:59:47 am »
I brought home a bag of frozen meatballs.

I went for curtain rails.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2532 on: June 04, 2019, 06:06:43 am »
I brought home a bag of frozen meatballs.

I went for curtain rails.

Did well in my opinion  :thumbsup: Although it's probably the Mrs opinion that's important  :rolleyes:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #2533 on: June 05, 2019, 04:23:30 am »
I did also bring home a large, shallow plastic storage tub with a lid.  Designed to be slid under a bed it will be perfect for transporting built up models to shows.

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« Reply #2534 on: June 05, 2019, 05:56:04 am »
I did also bring home a large, shallow plastic storage tub with a lid.  Designed to be slid under a bed it will be perfect for transporting built up models to shows.

I've always had a few of those, but most have been 6" or so deep, which whilst ok still means you have wasted space if stacking on top of a wardrobe etc. Finally found some which are 4" deep in the local cheap shop the other week and are absolutely ideal. Bought a few just in case the delivery was a one off  :thumbsup:
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