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 on: February 18, 2021, 08:18:30 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
lol yeah, i got the email notice on my phone, probably could have logged in from there... but I'm a dinosaur when it comes to phones...

Well I'm just glad you are still safe Grin

Yes to cold weather, and no to the VA experience being helpfull... Had I not lived through 5 real winters I would have panicked like everyone else... AND I duckING SHOULD HAVE!!!

what the absolute duck happened!?!?

The entire state of Texas was unprepared. From my understanding it was so cold that the controls and gauges at the natural gas stations froze. Also when they installed the Wind power generators, they decided that since it doesn't get cold in Texas that they could save some money on winterizing them, and they froze up too. My first message was before I realized how serious the problem had become. Oh and since Texas has their own separate power grid no other state could provide extra power to assist. That's pretty insane.

I'm just working along, normal Monday. Toasty 68F in my office. My co-worker texts me that he doesn't have power. About an hour into my workday I lose internet... bummer, no worries, video game time... then about 6hrs later I lose power... One of the things I like about my apartment is I only have 1 shared wall, parking lot below me, top floor so no one above me... but that lends to not having very good insulation... and one wall of my place is 75% window...

Yeah and the building was probably not very insulated to begin with.

It's been 35f in my apt for just under 48hrs lol ... (24 hrs w/o water, which I still don't have ) I finally got power back about 4hrs ago, I was afraid that they shut off gas when the shut off water, but that doesn't seem to be the case and I'm back up to 61F and slowly climbing (going to let it go to 72 (usually im happy with 68, incase it shuts down again).

Sounds like they are starting to get things fixed. The weather is making the news here in Germany too.
The one time we heating problems in our house during winter we got down to about 60F.

SO yeah, this should have been a NON event... people should have stayed off the roads cos they aren't used to it and we don't have de-icers like up north, but other than that... wow. And I was totally unprepared because I had no idea. Fortunately I keep somewhat 'power outage ready' due to hurricanes but it's not 35f in my apt during those events lol...

Yeah, try to tell Texans that they need to stay off the roads. That's like telling the Pope to quit being Catholic.

Well hopefully you'll get water soon. Just remember to boil it before drinking. Most likely the water mains broke. Glad to hear you survived with all your fingers and toes intact.

 12 
 on: February 18, 2021, 02:32:43 am 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
So are you getting hit with the cold weather too? I've heard that there's snow and ice in Texas. Probably a good thing you've lived in Virginia before Grin

We've had temperatures at around -16C (about 3F) for the last week or so. It's supposed to start warming up a bit this week.

I just realized that if you don't have electricity you might not be able to answer my message sofa
lol yeah, i got the email notice on my phone, probably could have logged in from there... but I'm a dinosaur when it comes to phones...

Yes to cold weather, and no to the VA experience being helpfull... Had I not lived through 5 real winters I would have panicked like everyone else... AND I duckING SHOULD HAVE!!!

what the absolute duck happened!?!?

I'm just working along, normal Monday. Toasty 68F in my office. My co-worker texts me that he doesn't have power. About an hour into my workday I lose internet... bummer, no worries, video game time... then about 6hrs later I lose power... One of the things I like about my apartment is I only have 1 shared wall, parking lot below me, top floor so no one above me... but that lends to not having very good insulation... and one wall of my place is 75% window...

It's been 35f in my apt for just under 48hrs lol ... (24 hrs w/o water, which I still don't have ) I finally got power back about 4hrs ago, I was afraid that they shut off gas when the shut off water, but that doesn't seem to be the case and I'm back up to 61F and slowly climbing (going to let it go to 72 (usually im happy with 68, incase it shuts down again).

SO yeah, this should have been a NON event... people should have stayed off the roads cos they aren't used to it and we don't have de-icers like up north, but other than that... wow. And I was totally unprepared because I had no idea. Fortunately I keep somewhat 'power outage ready' due to hurricanes but it's not 35f in my apt during those events lol...


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 on: February 17, 2021, 05:33:37 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
So are you getting hit with the cold weather too? I've heard that there's snow and ice in Texas. Probably a good thing you've lived in Virginia before Grin

We've had temperatures at around -16C (about 3F) for the last week or so. It's supposed to start warming up a bit this week.

I just realized that if you don't have electricity you might not be able to answer my message sofa

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 on: February 15, 2021, 08:09:50 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
So are you getting hit with the cold weather too? I've heard that there's snow and ice in Texas. Probably a good thing you've lived in Virginia before Grin

We've had temperatures at around -16C (about 3F) for the last week or so. It's supposed to start warming up a bit this week.

 15 
 on: January 22, 2021, 07:09:25 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Yep still using it, and love it. Perfect fit in my hand, and works just fine. Since I play a lot of Minecraft so there's been plenty of clicking with it and it is still clicking just fine, nothing worn out. The battery is still holding good. I think I charge it once every couple of months or so and I'm not turning it off at night, just shutting down the computer. So yeah it's a good purchase.

Good to know, thanks! I decided to go with the Elecom EX-G Pro M-XPT1 for now. I was using an Elecom EX-G M-XT3 but I noticed i was on the 2nd one, having replaced the other 1 year ago. previous to that, I was using Sanwa, but the ball on those isn't as smooth, almost sticky after a while.

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 on: January 22, 2021, 01:37:55 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Yep still using it, and love it. Perfect fit in my hand, and works just fine. Since I play a lot of Minecraft so there's been plenty of clicking with it and it is still clicking just fine, nothing worn out. The battery is still holding good. I think I charge it once every couple of months or so and I'm not turning it off at night, just shutting down the computer. So yeah it's a good purchase.

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 on: January 20, 2021, 03:49:23 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Are you still using your Logitech MX Ergo? I'm in the market for a new trackball and was thinking of giving logitech another chance (the trackball they discontinued about 10 years was the most perfect ever, no one seems to have been able to recreate it, and I will never forgive them for no longer making it... unless...). Some reviews are saying the clicker goes out, which is fairly unavoidable depending on use (is why I'm looking to replace my current) but that's ok if everything else is good (and the clicker doesn't fail TOO soon).

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 on: January 12, 2021, 05:18:04 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
I got it from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLTsSnGWMI it's pretty old Grin
That was both funny and stressful at the same time laugh1

Brings back old memories doesn't it yes

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 on: January 11, 2021, 08:23:24 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
I got it from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLTsSnGWMI it's pretty old Grin
That was both funny and stressful at the same time laugh1

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 on: January 11, 2021, 08:16:36 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed

rofl_yello I don't think I've ever heard that label before but I instantly knew what you meant!

I got it from this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LLTsSnGWMI it's pretty old Grin

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