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Red Squirrel

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Finally took down my Christmas garlands. I'll do the lights tomorrow probably. It was just a quick thing while it was nice out as I got home from work.

Soon enough, I'll be putting them back up though.

 

Red Squirrel

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Whelp I just spent $372.88. Told myself I'd avoid big purchases until I get the credit line paid off but I really needed a new computer chair. This gaming chair is just not cutting it, it's too wide and deep so I can never really sit properly in it and it seems to have formed a "memory" so even when I try to sit more properly it does not work out. Since I'll be on more day shifts now I'll be spending more time working from home so I want a more ergonomic chair.

Went with a mesh chair, so hopefully that ends up being ok, never tried one of those before, but I feel it will keep it's shape better, and it will probably be easy enough to clean if my cat pukes on it so I won't have to toss it like some of my previous chairs. Even the leather chairs are pretty much a write off since the liquid part of the puke just gets into the seams and into the inner cushion. Being mesh my cat might not even want to be on it as it will probably not be comfortable for her.
 

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Well, I fixed my USB issues by updating the bios. I was able to map my server's drives to my main rig after a lot of effort last night. Installed Open Shell to restore the Win7 Start Menu. Also, put Geddy back on the desktop!
 

sdifox

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Well, I fixed my USB issues by updating the bios. I was able to map my server's drives to my main rig after a lot of effort last night. Installed Open Shell to restore the Win7 Start Menu. Also, put Geddy back on the desktop!

Eh? Why would mapping drives be a lot of effort?
 

Red Squirrel

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Got my new chair today. Much better than the gaming chair I had. Not as bulky and I can actually sit properly in it. The gamer chair was probably made for a stereotypical 200lb gamer lol. My cat is not too impressed though, not enough room for her to sleep behind or beside me anymore. :p
 

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Eh? Why would mapping drives be a lot of effort?
It's about sharing files from a Win 7 computer (server) to a Win 10. Windows 10 doesn't enable SMB1 by default. I didn't know that. Did research and came up with a lot of stuff to try. I ended up enabling SMB1, but I still wasn't able to see the other computers. Eventually, I did a full reset on my router. I had to redo all my security settings. Then power cycle my cable modem.Then after awhile I saw the server in network locations. Then it was easy mapping drives.
 

Red Squirrel

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Win7 FTW. I feel I will be stuck upgrading my game machine to win 10 at some point though. Guess it won't be that bad since I literally use that machine only for games, so as long as I fix the start menu with Classic Shell and have the game launchers on the desktop, it's not like I'll be doing much with the OS itself. I will want to block all the MS IP addresses at my firewall though to prevent the spying stuff and also disable the forced updates.
 
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Red Squirrel

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Been trying to find off grid land and there's like nothing on the market so far this year and even part of last year. Market is completely dry.

But there is this one small plot that is lake front, looks like a decent area. It's around 3 acres but only 160 feet wide and like 800 feet long, then there's 500 feet of crown land before you get to the lake. Starting to wonder if I should just put an offer on that property as I think the days of getting a 40+ acre plot might be over, that ship has sailed. Might be the best compromise. Get a half decent amount of land, AND lake front. 160 feet appears to be roughly the width of 3 typical size house yards, so it's still half decently wide where as long as I build within the middle I can still maintain privacy, should the lots on either side get developed.

It's 2 hours from here though so it's kinda far, it's not something I'd go spend only a day at but I would want to spend at least the week to make the drive worthwhile. It's doable though, if I was to eventually live there I can still come visit my family and I can either get a hotel for that night or stay at their house.
 

Red Squirrel

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At the very beginning stages it would literally be a spot to pitch a tent and camp at while I slowly clear an area to build. I would not be in a financial position to build anything big for a while anyway. My goal is to just secure land and have a camping spot of my own.
 

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Been trying to find off grid land and there's like nothing on the market so far this year and even part of last year. Market is completely dry.

But there is this one small plot that is lake front, looks like a decent area. It's around 3 acres but only 160 feet wide and like 800 feet long, then there's 500 feet of crown land before you get to the lake. Starting to wonder if I should just put an offer on that property as I think the days of getting a 40+ acre plot might be over, that ship has sailed. Might be the best compromise. Get a half decent amount of land, AND lake front. 160 feet appears to be roughly the width of 3 typical size house yards, so it's still half decently wide where as long as I build within the middle I can still maintain privacy, should the lots on either side get developed.

It's 2 hours from here though so it's kinda far, it's not something I'd go spend only a day at but I would want to spend at least the week to make the drive worthwhile. It's doable though, if I was to eventually live there I can still come visit my family and I can either get a hotel for that night or stay at their house.
At the very beginning stages it would literally be a spot to pitch a tent and camp at while I slowly clear an area to build. I would not be in a financial position to build anything big for a while anyway. My goal is to just secure land and have a camping spot of my own.
Sounds like you're just settling. I would wait to find what you want. You act like the money is burning a hole in your wallet. Sounds like you need someone else to find you a property and to do the purchase for you. That way you could concentrate on what is important. Land is always for sale. Wait to find what you really are looking for. Being stuck with a lot that has weird dimensions or is not the acreage you wanted seems to be a rushed decision. What is your hurry?
 
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Red Squirrel

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Sounds like you're just settling. I would wait to find what you want. You act like the money is burning a hole in your wallet. Sounds like you need someone else to find you a property and to do the purchase for you. That way you could concentrate on what is important. Land is always for sale. Wait to find what you really are looking for. Being stuck with a lot that has weird dimensions or is not the acreage you wanted seems to be a rushed decision. What is your hurry?
The longer I wait the more the prices go up and the less that is left, that's why I want to secure something asap. A few years ago I was seeing lot of 40-160 acre plots going for sale but I did not have enough money at that point. Now these are rare and when they do come up they are about 20k more expensive. The issue is too they sell insanely fast when they do come up now. I hardly have time to go for a drive to see it, some sell in less than a day. I may need to buy before I go see it. I suppose I can always put that as a condition and back out if there's red flags.
 

IronWing

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We're thinking about buying some vacant land. I learned that if we can get a bum to live on it, we can save 33% on the property tax.
 

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