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by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Dec 18, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday YeOldeStonecat
Replies: 3
Views: 1001

Re: Happy Birthday YeOldeStonecat

Thanks All!
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Faust!
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Happy Birthday Faust!

Faust Can't Fly!

Haven't heard a peep from him in a long time, hope all is well!
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Dec 14, 2023 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Hi my SG fam! Question for ya
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Hi my SG fam! Question for ya

Meggie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Sep 25, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Bouncer
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Happy Birthday Bouncer

Hope it's a good one!
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Sep 25, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5045

I'm not seeing any neutral (independent...non-.GOV biased sites)..that report we made more in 2022 than in 2020. Go to 5 year view here...and there's a noticable dip 'tween '20 and '21 https://ycharts.com/indicators/us_crude_oil_field_production#:~:text=US%20Crude%20Oil%20Field%20Production%20is%20a...
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Sep 21, 2023 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5045

We need to make more oil, make America self sustaining. In 2020...America made more oil than America consumed. We produced 18.4 million barrels per day, and we consumed 18.12 million barrels. We imported 7.86 million barrels per day back then too. source...a rather independent source... https://www....
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Sep 18, 2023 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5045

Today, around shoreline CT....regular peewater unleaded is in the high 3.80's/low 3.90's. Our premium is approaching 5, I think I saw a gas station or two above 5...but most are still just below it. My F-150 truck, the 5.0 Coyote V8 in her is flex fuel capable, and when it's > 60 cents cheaper it's ...
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: These gas prices sure do hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 5045

Gonna be a hunned bucks to fill up the pickup again....
by YeOldeStonecat
Sun Sep 17, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Amazon is so....
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

... At one point in time I received a package from Amazon with a different name, but my address on it. Couldn't find the person on my street, or my area at all. Tried to contact Amazon to no avail. Talked to the Amazon driver when he was around about a way to return a package and he said there is n...
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Sep 14, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Kold's delivery room blog.
Replies: 76
Views: 8753

and in the blink of an eye, she got her drivers license today. :) Oh my gosh..how time flies. I remember meeting you well before this event, and...remember you posting this thread... Oh to see the little ones grow up...ever so quickly. Not many years ago I was taking my daughter out for her driving...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Sep 01, 2023 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: More Helpful Fatty Acids Found in Organic Milk
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

There are certain foods that....buying organic is well worth it, makes a difference. And there are certain foods where ...."organic" doesn't make much of an actual difference. Milk...is one where it does make a difference. Dairy cows for conventional milk are injected with growth hormones ...
by YeOldeStonecat
Wed Aug 30, 2023 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: The Many Benefits of MCT Oil
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

My wife uses it in her "bullet coffee". Has used it for a few years, sorta slowed down with in more recently as she's gone full carnivore.
by YeOldeStonecat
Tue Aug 29, 2023 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: California's Tropical Storm
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

As far as the Crystal River area and north of there for living - it's very different scene than down south, much more rural with a southern feel, farms and small towns. Kinda what we liked about it up there last year... So this year, we're spending 1x month down in Englewood (1x block away from the...
by YeOldeStonecat
Tue Aug 29, 2023 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: California's Tropical Storm
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

Isn't it tracking through Tampa and up to JAX? Looks to be dead on for "the nature coast". The Eye likely to lock onto Cedar Key...and pass over it. Quite north of Tampa/St Pete area. The Nature Coast is...sorta what looks like the arm pit of FL if you picture an arm sticking out to be th...
by YeOldeStonecat
Wed Aug 23, 2023 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: California's Tropical Storm
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

Reminds me of this...
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by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Aug 07, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Pennzoil Platinum Oil Seems Watery
Replies: 9
Views: 5572

Penzoil 0w-20 will be the same "viscosity" as any other brand 0w-20. When reading oil weights, the first number is the viscosity when it's cold (the W came out to stand for winter). The second number is the viscosity of the oil when up to engine temp. So if you had Castrol or Quaker State ...
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Jul 31, 2023 11:22 am
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: Connecting my phone to PC
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

I use the "MyPhone" app to tie my phone in with my laptop and desktop. It connects via wireless. This way I can "text from my computer, both receive, and send" through my phone...very handy. Also a handy app to grab pics from the phone, although I also just use photos.google.com ...
by YeOldeStonecat
Sat Jul 29, 2023 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Trouble With Stainless Steel Fry Pans
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

I do best with low heat, that would be 180*F on the Duxtop induction cooktop. I bought an 8" Duxtop SS fry pan that's quite nice, but all my SS pans get the same result if I start with some butter and use low heat. I can fry eggs flawlessly this way. Yup, stay away from non-stick....you can co...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jul 14, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Wife and I went to a "carnivore way of eating" a bit over a years ago.
Literally....just what comes from animals...meat/fat/dairy/eggs.
by YeOldeStonecat
Tue Jul 11, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Automotive
Topic: Spray on Ceramic Car Wax
Replies: 6
Views: 3317

Mequiar's is my "go to" wax. Tried this, that, and the other...always seem to go back to Mequiar's. I think the best testimonial for me was my boat, which we just sold, but for the past 5 years we've lived on our boat for much of the 6 warm months up here at the marina. And, fiberglass.......
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Jun 26, 2023 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

Very interesting. I have lots of chicken bones frozen, ready to make new bone broth. I'll make some more soon. Is taking gelatin also a good thing? I drink a lot of beef and chicken soup. So how long do you invert for, and at what angle? Yeah, good quality natural bone broth is great for you. Beef,...
by YeOldeStonecat
Sat Jun 24, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: UltraViewer vs TeamViewer
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

RuskDesk has a free public relay server by default it uses. Many smaller MSPs set up their own hosted server for better performance. UltraView an "teamviewer" like option..growing in populatiry. Windows built in quick assist...as well as the above two options, do not need any public IP inf...
by YeOldeStonecat
Sat Jun 24, 2023 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: APR of 26.74% Variable !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

Humboldt wrote:Why checking?

That's our operating account....
GoodBudget helps you plan and visualize your budget. Our checking account is our operating account. All of our monthly expenses come out of there, not our savings, not our emergency break glass, not our high interest savings, not our IRAs.
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Jun 22, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: APR of 26.74% Variable !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

I'm not worried about $ info being with another company....that GoodBudget app has no info about who we are, no address, no bank account info (it does not plug into your bank accts), etc. We only have it monitor our "checking account"....which we keep a relatively low sea level on (~3 mont...
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Jun 22, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: UltraViewer vs TeamViewer
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Try RustDesk
https://rustdesk.com/

Microsofts built in QuickAssist is also very good!
by YeOldeStonecat
Tue Jun 20, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Software Forum
Topic: New Renewed Dell PC
Replies: 10
Views: 2747

Wires vs wireless ...depends what you're doing, depends on the wifi equipment...the access point(s)...how well it's set up, what other interference there may or may not be in the area you use your computer. For casual web surfing, email, watching online videos, etc...wireless will usually be just fi...
by YeOldeStonecat
Tue Jun 20, 2023 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: APR of 26.74% Variable !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3405

A quick glance as his monthly income and monthly expenses...figure out how much to put on his CC each month..where he can pay it off every month. For the overall monthly budget stuff, I find "the envelope system" is a good visual way for young minds to wrap around a monthly budget. XXX amo...
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: How are you feeling about the economy and your investments
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Yeah we've deeply familiar with..Brandenton...and south all the way to Marco Isl Know every neighborhood very well between those two, know every street of Anna Maria Island (stayed there several times a year for 15 years), south...Longboat, Lido, Siesta Key (stayed there many many many times)...thro...
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: How are you feeling about the economy and your investments
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

Hah.... Wife and I have roots in Florida (oddly enough family from her side and my side...Boyton Beach) But we're not fans of the east coast, we'll be in south west coast...more conservative there too! (even though CT is a blue state...I'm historically red). We won't be bringing the "the way we...
by YeOldeStonecat
Mon Jun 19, 2023 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Getting a Grip on Piriformis Syndrome
Replies: 21
Views: 5939

For a period of time, until you get a handle on it, you need to "cool it down"....and I say that meaning avoid inflaming it more. Once the harsh discomfort is gone,....look at gentle stretching (such as yoga)...and posture...be it posture when working out, or sitting, daily routine. I have...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jun 16, 2023 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: How are you feeling about the economy and your investments
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

What I'm guess I'm trying to say is that it's not as hard to adjust and ease the pain as it might seem. Very true. Those who consume luxuries...can certainly cut back. My wife and I are foodies also, and enjoy going out to restaurants...and we order up fancy stuff, appetizers, the better cuts of st...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:56 pm
Forum: Networks and Wireless Routers
Topic: Router CPU going crazy
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jun 16, 2023 3:54 pm
Forum: General Broadband Forum
Topic: Netopia (Motorola) 2247-62 ISP Firmware? Locked?
Replies: 2
Views: 2934

That's a router (gateway)....not a modem. So by default it will be running NAT (hence your private class C IP address) so all inbound ports will be closed. Very old model, I believe from back in the PPPoE DSL days. 10-15 seconds of the reset button should default it. Change in blinking light pattern...
by YeOldeStonecat
Wed Jun 14, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: How are you feeling about the economy and your investments
Replies: 15
Views: 4217

I'd love to see S&P back up past 4,600 maybe 4,700 again real soon too...but I'm not too hopeful of it getting there by end of this year. Sure wish it would, since I'm very aggressive in my 401k. I know the official numbers paint inflation in mid single digits...but I really feel it's been at LE...
by YeOldeStonecat
Wed Jun 07, 2023 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: SmartPSS DVR/NVR software
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Does the new NVR have solid state storage? I'm guessing the old NVR has spindle drive for storage....
by YeOldeStonecat
Wed Jun 07, 2023 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Trouble With Stainless Steel Fry Pans
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

Has anyone tried the Hexclad pans? If so, how do you like them? https://hexclad.com/ Not if you value your (or your families) health. All non stick cookware is coated with a form of PTFE...polytetrafluoroethylene........teflon, which is in the PFAS "forever chemical" family. Read up on th...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Trouble With Stainless Steel Fry Pans
Replies: 33
Views: 9093

UPDATE : My stove is a smooth top / ceramic, and they say those are the worst for frying eggs and other things bc the temperatures are not steady. Certain the smooth ceramic top stoves can vary in quality, and I'm sure some of the cheaper ones can be irregular. However the big key is...having pots ...
by YeOldeStonecat
Fri Jun 02, 2023 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: I May Deactivate My Facebook Account
Replies: 11
Views: 2270

Social media and online forums have allowed a lot of people to pretend their "bullies" and act nasty to others...when in fact they'd never do that in real life. "keyboard commandos". I've learned to just ignore them. I also have cut back on many social media/forums....I'm down to...
by YeOldeStonecat
Thu Jun 01, 2023 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Morbidpete
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

Happy Birthday Pete!