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  • in reply to: VR Controlled Motors #2441
    Bob Marley
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      For the first iteration, I’m thinking of it having the typical rover-like design for simplicity’s sake. One or two arms, four or six wheels, a couple of headlights, and the necessary camera for navigation. The proximity sensors can always be added on later but would probably be important to provide an alert about what’s around the unit. Ideally, they’d have an alert on the headset itself but I’m not sure how much is possible yet. Haven’t yet gotten to that stage in my research.

      For the future, a self-balancing unit around a single, large ball could be interesting for the added maneuverability if the coding isn’t too bad.

      in reply to: Films & TV Shows #2440
      Bob Marley
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        Attack of the 50 Foot Woman has been watched again. Just as much fun as last time! 😀

        And Bride of Chucky has been watched. Absolutely hilarious. 😛

        in reply to: Cooking #2439
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          Yeah, just a basic syrup. The recipe said to stack the layers and then pour. It may work better to do the first layer, stack, then pour again.

          Cool! Wasn’t aware she had a site. Good to know! And an updated version of the book is on the way. Awesome 🙂

          Made a basic goat curry out of it with carrots, green peppers, and rice. Nothing fancy but it was delicious 🙂

          I cooked the goat in the clay pot with the vegetables, the rice in the pressure cooker. One thing I wish they’d do is provide boneless goat but it seems traditional to sell the meat with bone for some reason. /shrug

          Wouldn’t hurt to grease the foil, too. It’d also lend a good flavor to the underside of the meat. Love lamb over here. Another one I love to use the clay pot for. 🙂

          in reply to: All Things Site and Organizational #2437
          Bob Marley
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            Sounds good. Once we figure out how to fix the disconnect, we can move to the next task. Presumably, all of this will help make the site more enticing to passers-by 🙂

            in reply to: The Thread That Broods #2434
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              They do more or less govern. 😛

              Last time I was there, I picked up American Idiot and Ride the Lightning. They don’t carry much classical (they only had two piano recordings and that was the extent of their classical selection, no symphonies or anything), though. I’ll need to look at the Jazz selection and they may also carry something in the vein of Sinatra but I’m not sure as I wasn’t looking at the time. It’s an excuse to go back, at least!

              There may be some other stuff in the area that’s not on the map, as well.

              I think I may need to stop reading the news again. For a while, I had stopped receiving articles about politics and the like but they’ve returned. Whenever I see the media harping on how we’re all doomed, it makes it hard for me to focus on what I can do to help. I get that there are problems but their hunt for ratings makes things sound like they’re worse than they are. They could be a little bit more constructive!

              Speaking of, I still need to post what I have in mind for the robot project. Been meaning to but, with one thing and another starting with my thumb, it keeps slipping my mind. The basic design concept won’t take but a few minutes to write up. Will try to do that soon

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              in reply to: All Things Site and Organizational #2430
              Bob Marley
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                No hits? Makes me sad. 🙁

                in reply to: Random #2429
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                  Yep, you should make a pizza in it!

                  I do have a pizza stone but have never used it for pizza. I’ve only ever used it for bread 😛

                  Yep! The branch said everything must go so I took them at their word and got the sign 😀 Awesome! These days, most places are using LED imitation lights. I don’t think they look as cool and they lack the sound of the plasma! I always found the plasma buzz to be rather soothing

                  Ooh, that would be a great fit for a space themed mini-golf course. And let’s not forget about Pizza Planet!

                  https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/pixar/images/d/d3/Pizza_Planet2.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/1000?cb=20220618232310

                  Not haikus? 🙁 They’re pretty succinct and hit the spot!

                  in reply to: The Thread That Broods #2428
                  Bob Marley
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                    So apparently the bus is a straight shot downtown. Not much down there other than bars and the local government offices but could still be fun to explore the local eateries. And the record shop. 🙂

                    in reply to: Films & TV Shows #2427
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                      Wasn’t aware that Nightmare Alley had an older version. Will definitely add it to the list. Been meaning to see the newer one, just haven’t gotten to it yet.

                      Watched Child’s Play 2 and 3 the other day. The second film was a lot of fun with Chucky taking revenge on Andy. 3, though, wasn’t that good. Most of the film focused on Andy’s plight in military school while Chucky just ran around trying to transfer his mind into another cadet. Going to try and catch Bride of Chucky soon 🙂

                      in reply to: Cooking #2426
                      Bob Marley
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                        Found a source! Our small, locally owned grocery store carries it! 🙂

                        in reply to: Site Backup #2424
                        Bob Marley
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                          Sounds good 🙂

                          In terms of what you’d want to back up, you’d definitely want to backup the database and some of the configuration files so that you wouldn’t need to reconstruct them when you do a restore. Software and things are kind of optional

                          WordPress provides a minimal, manual backup system under Export. It exports posts, users, and some, but not all, of the settings. Definitely something to keep in mind.

                          When managing the server myself, I use etckeeper to help keep track of the configuration files between package updates and distro upgrades. This is an article I’ve been meaning to post again but essentially I keep each distro version in a separate branch so that I can compare file changes, restore settings that got overridden, and roll back as needed. It works as a git repo so it’s pretty easy to back that up periodically, as well.

                          in reply to: Site Backup #2422
                          Bob Marley
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                            The one on the server itself looks like it may be a minimal snapshot to download while the one that TPP offers is a full backup that you can load in. The minimal snapshot is probably just enough to get the database back up and running in the event of something going south.

                            With Linode, they provide three backup options: a full backup that you can take manually and can flash to the server in the event something goes belly up, a periodic backup that stores the database and key files and other internal notes that are then used to set up the system again, and a user facing one with a chron job (they give steps at least). Looks like TPP provides the full backup option, does it also provide the periodic one?

                            It looks like the one stored on the server is the third case.

                            in reply to: Software: On & Off the Web #2421
                            Bob Marley
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                              I still see DOS used from time to time powering the checkout lanes at a store. Getting to be relatively rare when it wasn’t too long ago that I saw it everywhere (ten years). Saw it recently, too. Think it was last year sometime? Not sure where, didn’t think to make a note of it

                              Batch files are still very useful for performing repetitive tasks. Granted, most command-line users play with *nix and the syntax isn’t as pleasant but still handy. 🙂

                              Ooh, do you remember Midnight Commander? Fifteen, twenty years ago it was having a surge of interest in the Windows community mostly for being something different.

                              Yeah, it’d be nice to be able to provide that filter.

                              in reply to: Films & TV Shows #2419
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                                Saw The Crawlers yesterday and that was fun for its absurdity. In the beginning, they have a kid playing with a model of Aubrey II, which was cool. The final battle against the trees was pretty silly. One character uses an ax on a root only to leave it and everyone to get strangled. No one else picks it up. Take it with you! Seriously 😛

                                in reply to: Site Backup #2418
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                                  Is it possible to mirror the image? That’s how most hosting companies create their backups: they create an image of the current install, which can then be loaded back in at a later date.

                                  in reply to: Films & TV Shows #2416
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                                    Will do!

                                    And let’s not forget Surf Nazis Must Die! Sure, their films are pretty bad but that’s part of their charm! The thing is, they know they’re bad and run with it. They’re a lot of fun! 😀

                                    Haven’t seen any of those yet. Murray can be good in semi-dramatic rolls, such as in Scrooged. Granted, he’s not in many though.

                                    Looks like we lost Roger Corman this week. 🙁 May need to rewatch some of his films in tribute.

                                    Unrelated to the above but I really need to watch this one again. Been too long and it’s a lot of fun!

                                    in reply to: All Things Site and Organizational #2415
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                                      Sounds good. Hopefully someone can help figure out what’s going on!

                                      in reply to: Random #2404
                                      Bob Marley
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                                        Yeah, work continues today on it but they called it “complete” twenty years ago. I remember my grandfather sent off a sample as part of the project. How can it be complete if they’re still analyzing it?

                                        Sounds like something out of The Raven. 😛 I like calzones. Around here, they tend to fill it with a fluffy cheese making it taste very light. Haven’t had one in years, though. Should probably change that at some point. We only have a few places nearby that do them though so they’re a little bit hard to get

                                        I use my couch as a chaise. I tend to curl up in it cat-like for some reason when I’m not on the beanbag chairs. 😛

                                        Personally, I switched to digital games a few years back to help reduce waste. Not always an option if you have poor connectivity, though. There will always be a market for physical games but it’ll probably become smaller over time.

                                        Always sad to see stores close, though. I bought quite a few things at EB over here before GameStop bought them. If they’re going to do a fire sale, go nuts! That’s how I got my neon open sign from Blockbuster.

                                        Oh, no. 🙁

                                        Coffee shops are great places to relax and get things done. Very sad to see 🙁

                                        I have a question!

                                        Small ladies, possessing subtile bellies, knew heroes

                                        Is it supposed to be “subtile” or “subtle”? Looks like the meaning is the same. A reduction over time, perhaps? There are a few words like that.

                                        Will need to think about the poem some 🙂

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                                        in reply to: Films & TV Shows #2403
                                        Bob Marley
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                                          And one of the characters from the book is a Time Lord himself. The book is pretty fun!

                                          Not sure on the comic but will look! I still haven’t seen the Body Snatchers even though it’s been on the actual watchlist for years (not sure which version). I really need to change that 🙁

                                          Will check it out! Been a while since I’ve watched some of the old crime films from the 40s. Probably need to fix that as those were quite good. Sometimes, I really miss cable simply for TCM 😛

                                          Yep, saw the Wicker Man last year! Was quite enjoyable 🙂

                                          Caught up with some more Troma films the other week and that was fun. Always do enjoy Troma films. Also got this gem lined up. Olen Ray films are fun! They remind me a lot of Roger Corman’s films 😛

                                          Also started up the remaster of DBZ. It’s so much better than DBZ Kai since it’s just not fight after fight. It actually has world building!

                                          in reply to: Computer Setup #2401
                                          Bob Marley
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                                            Great, thanks. I have an installation USB from where I installed Windows last year. Will that suffice or should I pick up another USB drive?

                                            At some point, I should probably start labeling my USB drives so I know what’s what 😛

                                            Thanks, will take a look! I was able to boot Linux without a working bootloader when I initially installed Windows from going directly to the UEFI so it may already be done but will look! 🙂

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