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    Sticky: Get well soon! :hug:

    Get well soon! :hug: <- manly
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    Sticky: A few little breaded chicken bits and a bag of...

    A few little breaded chicken bits and a bag of crisps for lunch :tongue

    Keeps clouding over out there, then brightening up again. Not sure if this will lead to any showers, though.
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Becoming rather sunny...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Becoming rather sunny and Simpsonesque out :)

    Keeping the curtains firmly shut worked: I slept like a log for nearly eight hours before waking feeling thoroughly...
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    Sticky: And tonight's telly was much the same as last...

    And tonight's telly was much the same as last night: Russian convicts whilst eating, then later a further episode of S2 of Spiral/Engrenages.

    Quite tired today, which I suspect is due to leaving...
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    Sticky: Very nice evening repast of pork chops, chips,...

    Very nice evening repast of pork chops, chips, peas, and gravy :tongue

    The chips came out particularly well due to the new oil :)
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    Sticky: Shame for the bees if the clover was still...

    Shame for the bees if the clover was still flowering, though. They like that, it seems. Still, there's probably plenty of other places for them to go :)

    A small but significant patch of the living...
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    Sticky: Turned quite sunny here too now :) Today's...

    Turned quite sunny here too now :)

    Today's main achievement has been that I decided the lid of the deep fat fryer was still excessively grungy, and set about cleaning it properly. I ended up...
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    Sticky: Chicken and barley soup for lunch, with both...

    Chicken and barley soup for lunch, with both wholemeal and white toast (there being only one crust of brown bread left). Very nice, it was :tongue
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey, mild at around...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey, mild at around 16°C, and only a vague chance of rain this afternoon. Dunno what the weather's coming to :ind
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    Sticky: TV here was a bit of something on iPlayer about a...

    TV here was a bit of something on iPlayer about a nasty Russian prison whilst eating, and later another episode of S2 of Spiral/Engrenages.

    Feeling quite tired this evening, and it looks as if...
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    Sticky: Chicken dhansak out of the freezer for tea, with...

    Chicken dhansak out of the freezer for tea, with the usual rice and naan; very tasty :tongue
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    Sticky: Just cleaned the deep fat fryer, which was...

    Just cleaned the deep fat fryer, which was desperately in need of an oil change. But I won't be using it this evening, so I'll leave it until tomorrow before refilling it. This also gives it a chance...
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    Sticky: As it's Tuesday, should somebody call Charley's...

    As it's Tuesday, should somebody call Charley's and tell them to pop round to M&S for some breaded haddock?
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay: I suppose… :rolleyes:

    :yay: :banana: :yay: I suppose… :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Sausages in soft white rolls for lunch. Very nice...

    Sausages in soft white rolls for lunch. Very nice :tongue

    Getting rather grey out there, though not actually raining yet :ind
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: A bit overcast but...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    A bit overcast but generally pleasant enough out this morning :)

    We still have the thunderstorm warning, though the forecast on the phone just mutters about showers in...
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    Sticky: Tonight's TV was the first two episodes of S2 of...

    Tonight's TV was the first two episodes of S2 of Spiral/Engrenages :bluelight

    I manage to pick out the odd word or even phrase from the remnants of my O Level French, at which I was apparently so...
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    Sticky: Ribs and chips for tea :tongue It's quite mild...

    Ribs and chips for tea :tongue

    It's quite mild out, and not too cloudy; very nice sunset earlier, judging by the bits I saw :)

    Still got the weather warnings for thunderstorms over the next...
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    Commiserations, but better they spot it now :) ...

    Commiserations, but better they spot it now :)

    I've been on Ramipril since my first heart attack, apart from a few days when I was in hospital with my second heart attack, after I pointed out that...
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    Sticky: More map stuff going on :bang:

    More map stuff going on :bang:
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    Sticky: Bacon bap (wholemeal) for lunch :tongue

    Bacon bap (wholemeal) for lunch :tongue
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    Sticky: Just found that although I put laundry and...

    Just found that although I put laundry and detergent in the washing machine and selected the appropriate program about three hours ago, I didn't actually start it :eyes
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    Zeffirelli: Italian film director Franco...

    Zeffirelli: Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96 - BBC News
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    Just tried it as you have it in those VirtualHost...

    Just tried it as you have it in those VirtualHost configs; works for me :)
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    Sticky: :(

    :(
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    Sticky: Which has led to me finding a few bonus links on...

    Which has led to me finding a few bonus links on the subject to post downthread, so a good thing in the end :)
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    He (Ben Feist) seems to be aware that there's...

    He (Ben Feist) seems to be aware that there's still a month to go, judging from his Twitter feed: "@mcvloothuis @NASA @STEMWomen Not quite yet. July 16th is the 50th anniversary of launch." EDITED to...
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    Sticky: :laugh Probably all those leap seconds. They...

    :laugh

    Probably all those leap seconds. They soon add up :)
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    :rollin: It was, wasn't it? Well, the 16th,...

    :rollin:

    It was, wasn't it? Well, the 16th, but still July :)

    Somebody should tell the chap running the site. Maybe they're just having a dry run? :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: And, though I says it as shouldn't, I reckon it's...

    And, though I says it as shouldn't, I reckon it's a bloody good selection this week :smokin
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    Sticky: Linux Links are up :)

    Linux Links are up :)
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    Monday Links from the Bench vol. CDXCIV

    Getting these up ASAP, because you want to open the first one in a new tab and keep it open with the sound on for the next few days :smokin EDIT: Or maybe wait a few weeks; see below.


    Apollo 11...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey but mild out :ind...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out :ind

    Still got our severe weather warnings for thunderstorms tomorrow and Wednesday though :yay:
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    Sticky: Tonight's classic movie was The Lost Weekend...

    Tonight's classic movie was The Lost Weekend (1945), which I don't believe I've ever seen before, or if I have it was so long ago I'd completely forgotten it. Very good I thought :cheers:
    ...
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    Sticky: I think that one's already on the list - I've got...

    I think that one's already on the list - I've got a vague plan to watch a bunch of Westerns of that ilk some time :)

    Tea here has been some M&S Cajun chicken bits, with fries and lashings of...
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    Sticky: And it did :) Mind you, that's only about...

    And it did :)

    Mind you, that's only about three lines of code added to the template generated by Xcode :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: I'm back on one of my occasional forays into...

    I'm back on one of my occasional forays into SpriteKit, Apple's framework for sprite-based games. I've got a blob appearing on the screen, and now I'm going to make it move… :bang:
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    Sticky: It's gone very grey here over the last hour or...

    It's gone very grey here over the last hour or so, and it's a bit breezy, but the forecast insists there won't be any rain even though there's showers within a few miles according to the radar. We...
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    Sticky: The rain has been cancelled, both for today and...

    The rain has been cancelled, both for today and tomorrow :)

    Severe weather warning of thunderstorms for Tuesday and Wednesday! :yay:
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    Sticky: No need for an eviction notice nowadays, just cut...

    No need for an eviction notice nowadays, just cut off the Internet and watch them flee :laugh
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: There's been sunny...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    There's been sunny spells but it's clouding over now. Likely to be some showers soon, apparently :ind
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    Sticky: Tonight's first big feature was Terminator 3:...

    Tonight's first big feature was Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), in which humans try to kill Terminators, Terminators try to kill humans, and everybody tries to kill everybody really. This...
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    Sticky: :yay: :banana: :yay:

    :yay: :banana: :yay:
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    Sticky: To the Chinese for tea, just for a change, and...

    To the Chinese for tea, just for a change, and very nice it was :tongue

    They apparently weren't busy; there was a haphazard conjecture about something to do with Father's Day offered to explain...
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    Sticky: Stiff competition for that title, including...

    Stiff competition for that title, including Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, with whom I had a chat about bootlegs during a break in a talk on Dylan that he gave at my university one evening in 1981...
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    Sticky: Sunny here too now; everything outside is still...

    Sunny here too now; everything outside is still pretty soggy from a number of heavy showers earlier, but it's quite mild and pleasant out there :)

    These facts determined during an amble up to the...
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    Sticky: Sausages in rolls for lunch :tongue The...

    Sausages in rolls for lunch :tongue

    The weather thing says "showers", and the back yard does appear damp so there must have been one. But it seems the main ones aren't due till teatime.
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Fairly overcast but...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Fairly overcast but mild out there today :)



    It's well worth a watch when you're in the right mood, i.e. not in need of explosions, car chases, monsters etc.
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    Sticky: Tonight's opening feature was one of those films...

    Tonight's opening feature was one of those films one is supposed to have seen, but which I never had: The Shawshank Redemption (1994). Very good I thought (thereby confirming the opinion of the rest...
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    Sticky: Place is going to pot with you gone :D I...

    Place is going to pot with you gone :D

    I didn't get around to having any lunch, meaning I had lots of calories in reserve on MyFitnessPal. So I expended them wisely on tea: chips, sausages, bacon,...
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