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  #2371254 9-Dec-2019 14:37
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Receiving an email saying that one of your kids is getting a prize at end of year school prize-giving and the other one is being asked to move to the accelerated learning class next year (for brainboxes).

 

Makes you proud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also makes you wonder who their real parents are...

 

 

 

 





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  #2371265 9-Dec-2019 15:00
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Mate, nothing much is more awesome that those moments that your kids make you proud.

 
 
 
 


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  #2371347 9-Dec-2019 18:09
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FIBRE!

 

 


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  #2371546 10-Dec-2019 10:27
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frankv:

 

FIBRE!

 

 

 

 

Not fibre yet - but a note in our mailbox that they'll be trenching up our ROW very soon.

 

(OTOH our VDSL runs at about 100/30 and has been reliable - so I'm not desperate).

 

 


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  #2371993 10-Dec-2019 20:03
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Handle9: Christmas markets in Germany. Gluehwein and bratwurst. How can you go wrong?

 

Much too warm for Glühwein this season. I haven't yet brewed it at home.





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  #2371997 10-Dec-2019 20:22
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Tinkerisk:

Handle9: Christmas markets in Germany. Gluehwein and bratwurst. How can you go wrong?


Much too warm for Glühwein this season. I haven't yet brewed it at home.



It was pretty pleasant in rainy Berlin on Sunday.

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  #2373035 12-Dec-2019 09:16
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How I love the sound of a concrete saw in the morning.

 

(when I go to investigate - they're trenching for fibre up the driveway)


 
 
 
 


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  #2373038 12-Dec-2019 09:20
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Fred99:

How I love the sound of a concrete saw in the morning.


(when I go to investigate - they're trenching for fibre up the driveway)



How did you make to get them to not staple it to the fence? Mine is stapled to the fence :( but I still smile cos I got fibre!




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  #2373051 12-Dec-2019 09:41
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Fred99:

 

How I love the sound of a concrete saw in the morning.

 

 

 

(when I go to investigate - they're trenching for fibre up the driveway)

 



How did you make to get them to not staple it to the fence? Mine is stapled to the fence :( but I still smile cos I got fibre!

 

It's a shared ROW, and there isn't a fence?

 

Once it branches off into our place, I've got to remove some decking/walkway timbers (screwed down) so they can run the trench under it at the boundary, then feed it through over-ground under the deck.  That was the plan apparently - we'll see if that's what actually happens.  I don't want them to remove the timber - I estimate about a 99% chance they wouldn't mark the timber with numbers, when they went to put it back they'll mix them up, so the screw holes won't align and it'll look terrible / unevenly spaced.  Might be a good idea for me to go out and mark the ends of the timber now.

 

Edit: I'm not enjoying the sound of the concrete saw so much as it's getting closer - time to bung some headphones on...


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  #2373092 12-Dec-2019 10:23
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Fred99:

 

... time to bung some headphones on...

 

 

Rumour has it @networkn has a spare set if you need some: https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=261699 😁😉





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  #2373093 12-Dec-2019 10:24
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Only 1 or 2 :)

 

 


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  #2373097 12-Dec-2019 10:31
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Gee - I'm glad I'm home.  Contractors doing the trenching had plans with the wrong position for the access point at our boundary.  Looks like exactly 10 metres out.  If they'd trenched it there, it would have been a huge PITA to run it to the house - would have needed to cut a trench in my new concrete path/driveway.  Sorted - but I have to sign my life away apparently to get it "changed" to where it was originally going to be anyway.


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  #2374314 12-Dec-2019 15:46
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Oh whoops... I should have warned them that the guy who used to own one of the houses was a plumber, who'd never not bury a client's water pipe to regulation depth, but quite happy to put his own one about 200mm down.


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  #2374316 12-Dec-2019 15:51
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the Mint shakes at Wendy's, stunning.





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  #2374966 13-Dec-2019 18:02
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I have no idea why, but for the past week or so get_iplayer has been an order of magnitude faster than usual.


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