PetiteSirah


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PoSt away, folks!

Hail the victor, the king without flaw
Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


"Who has two thumbs and loves Petite Sirah?" ThisGuy!

MarkDaSpark


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PetiteSirah wrote:PoSt away, folks!



About time you showed up for work!!!

Congrats again on the Wedding. Still wonder what blackmail you had on her.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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Repeat from last week, except SoCal (to this Saturday (9/1)?) & NoCal gatherings are moving.






Courtesy of CJ:


cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of August 19th.

August
8/25: Buffalo/WNY #9: Sushi & Wootlegging

September
9/22: Chicago #?
TBD: NoVA/DC #27: TBD
TBD: Austin Area Interest Thread
TBD: SoCal #21: RPM-style "Serious WIne Tasting"
TBD: NorCal #13: Wheelbarrow o' Wine

October
10/20: Detroit #12: The Last Hurrah

Pending
TBD: NorCal #12: Volcanic Terroir and/or Eastern European Finds
TBD: Dallas #11


No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the World of Wine Woot Community Tab.





So join or create a WW Gathering!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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bahwm


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Thanks for the schedule post, Sparky. CJ was off playing hooky in Buffalo.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

inkycatz


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Looks like Western Washington is interested in giving things another go, too.

Happy Monday, pub friends! Going to be an interesting and scattered week here, plus I've got that birthday thing Wednesday to work around...

I'm just hanging out, really.

ThunderThighs


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Morning all. Didn't get to pop in on the password convo in the other thread.

One thing I'll throw out is make sure your next of kin knows how to find your passwords. This was a big problem when my son's father died last summer.

I have mine in an passworded Excel file. My son has that password in his phone on my contact page so he'll remember come that time.



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HitAnyKey42


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rjquillin wrote:"this" makes perfect sense to me.



I would agree as well.....but it'd be detrimental to my personal life.

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MarkDaSpark


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inkycatz wrote:Looks like Western Washington is interested in giving things another go, too.

Happy Monday, pub friends! Going to be an interesting and scattered week here, plus I've got that birthday thing Wednesday to work around...



Is there spanking involved?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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ThunderThighs wrote:Morning all. Didn't get to pop in on the password convo in the other thread.

One thing I'll throw out is make sure your next of kin knows how to find your passwords. This was a big problem when my son's father died last summer.

I have mine in an passworded Excel file. My son has that password in his phone on my contact page so he'll remember come that time.



Good reminder. But not just passwords, but financial accounts as well. Because not everyone remembers all their accounts. Just check your state's Unclaimed Property (California) section.


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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ddeuddeg


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I would agree as well.....but it'd be detrimental to my personal life.
MarkDaSpark wrote:Is there spanking involved?

Attempting to get caught up on a bunch of things, I accidentally read these two posts as if they went together. Sorry.

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bahwm


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Hunt Country Wines from the Finger Lakes are up on Plus. Nice stuff. Sometimes you want a little something sweet for dessert.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

inkycatz


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ddeuddeg wrote:Attempting to get caught up on a bunch of things, I accidentally read these two posts as if they went together. Sorry.



Accidental readings make for the most fun sometimes. :D

I'm just hanging out, really.

MarkDaSpark


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ddeuddeg wrote:Attempting to get caught up on a bunch of things, I accidentally read these two posts as if they went together. Sorry.



Why? They could have gone together. Maybe I should add HaK's post in ...

Or not, since I can't seem to type correctly. Must have Coffee!!!


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I would agree as well.....but it'd be detrimental to my personal life.



Is there spanking involved?



(Couldn't resist caving in to the pressure!)


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tenuki


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Is there spanking involved?



(Couldn't resist caving in to the pressure!)



Spankings are never detrimental

CT

JOATMON


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ThunderThighs wrote:Morning all. Didn't get to pop in on the password convo in the other thread.

One thing I'll throw out is make sure your next of kin knows how to find your passwords. This was a big problem when my son's father died last summer.

I have mine in an passworded Excel file. My son has that password in his phone on my contact page so he'll remember come that time.



You do realize that password protected Microsoft Office documents can be broken in about a minute....

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inkycatz


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JOATMON wrote:You do realize that password protected Microsoft Office documents can be broken in about a minute....



I suppose it is still better than nothing (my current system).

I'm just hanging out, really.

MarkDaSpark


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JOATMON wrote:You do realize that password protected Microsoft Office documents can be broken in about a minute....



She does now ....



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ddeuddeg


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JOATMON wrote:You do realize that password protected Microsoft Office documents can be broken in about a minute....

How good a defense is not having anything worth stealing?

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mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:Hunt Country Wines from the Finger Lakes are up on Plus. Nice stuff. Sometimes you want a little something sweet for dessert.



I was looking at them... but decided it was too pricey for family.... I am looking at the current offer..Emblem....do you think that would be a good sweet wine for them?

chemvictim


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Monday is almost over. Whew!

cheron98


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I would agree as well.....but it'd be detrimental to my personal life.



You better get used to my language then

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cheron98


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Well, in normal, "human" terms, "last" means the last instance. Ergo, "last" February means February 2012, not February 2011. "This" (as well as "Next") February indicates the upcoming February 2013, not a past one. However, "This past February" correctly identifies the previous February.

And this is why we get programming "features", programmers thinking in code and not English!!



Well, no one ever accused me of being a normal human. And when computers start understanding English, we'll start thinking in it

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cheron98


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Weekend recap: Went to Buffalo. Had a blast. Caught the Canadian Plague. Spent today blowing gallons of liquid out of my sinuses in between giant glasses of orange juice, cat naps, and work. Currently sipping an herbal broth/tea reminiscent of my Sadkhin days. Someone just sent me a move in Words. Less than two days til HAK arrives here. Cleaning hasn't happened. Ciao.

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kylemittskus


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Chatting with my 4th Charter internet rep. I've been paying for 15mbps and have never gotten more than 5. Awesome. And of course, the people I've chatted with have all had different solutions, not one of them has done a thing. And I'm really pissed.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

kylemittskus


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chemvictim wrote:Monday is almost over. Whew!



It's Monday? Not going to work for 2 weeks really throws off my internal clock. Well, that and not sleeping for more than 3 hours in a row.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cheron98


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Well, not sure what I'm more upset about - spilling my tea, or having it spilled over about a dozen books. Sigh.

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kylemittskus


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cheron98 wrote:Well, not sure what I'm more upset about - spilling my tea, or having it spilled over about a dozen books. Sigh.



How about cooking an empty oven for 45 minutes? Now, dinner will be another 45 minutes. FML!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

cjsiege


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kylemittskus wrote:How about cooking an empty oven for 45 minutes? Now, dinner will be another 45 minutes. FML!



At least the oven was empty. 45 minute delay, but nothing ruined! Much more better than when I cooked my grandfather's entire baking dish stash while preheating the oven. I didn't realize he was using it for storage, and he didn't realize I wasn't doing nachos in the microwave.

MarkDaSpark


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cheron98 wrote:Well, no one ever accused me of being a normal human. And when computers start understanding English, we'll start thinking in it



IF CurrentYear="2012" AND CurrentMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "This February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND PreviousMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Last February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND FutureMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Next February"

ELSEIF PastYear="2011" AND PastMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "A year ago February"

ELSE
PRINT "This Past February"
END IF





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JOATMON


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ddeuddeg wrote:How good a defense is not having anything worth stealing?



Define "not worth stealing"

The big news of the journalist who had his Apple iCloud account, amazon.com account, and twitter account taken over and his devices wiped in the last few weeks? The ultimate goal of the hackers was his twitter account; the journalist got his account really early and it was only three characters in length: @mat.

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Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
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MarkDaSpark


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JOATMON wrote:Define "not worth stealing"

The big news of the journalist who had his Apple iCloud account, amazon.com account, and twitter account taken over and his devices wiped in the last few weeks? The ultimate goal of the hackers was his twitter account; the journalist got his account really early and it was only three characters in length: @mat.



A locker full of White Zin?


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cheron98


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MarkDaSpark wrote:IF CurrentYear="2012" AND CurrentMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "This February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND PreviousMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Last February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND FutureMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Next February"

ELSEIF PastYear="2011" AND PastMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "A year ago February"

ELSE
PRINT "This Past February"
END IF




It's simultaneously more and less complicated than that. You're using a bunch of variables that are standalone. My brain has more structures going on, where a Year is a struct made up of 12 objects (the months), which are each made up of week objects, which are made up of days. This->Year = 2012. This->Year[2] = February 2012. Next->Year = 2013. Last->Year = 2011. And so on Yes, I leave Year[0] as null because it translates to English better that way.

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cjsiege


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MarkDaSpark wrote:IF CurrentYear="2012" AND CurrentMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "This February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND PreviousMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Last February"

ELSEIF CurrentYear="2012" AND FutureMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "Next February"

ELSEIF PastYear="2011" AND PastMonth="February" THEN
PRINT "A year ago February"

ELSE
PRINT "This Past February"
END IF



You missed a semi-colon in there...

cheron98


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cjsiege wrote:You missed a semi-colon in there...



He was writing in something like BASIC that has no semi-colons

Can we all agree that "February of This Year" is February 2012, and "February of Last Year" is February 2011? This is the best English way I can come up with to explain why my brain says This February is 2012.

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MarkDaSpark


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cjsiege wrote:You missed a semi-colon in there...



No more Sparklies for you!!!


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MarkDaSpark


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cheron98 wrote:He was writing in something like BASIC that has no semi-colons

Can we all agree that "February of This Year" is February 2012, and "February of Last Year" is February 2011? This is the best English way I can come up with to explain why my brain says This February is 2012.



Wow, being engaged has unchecked the fun button.

I knew you meant it that way, just wanted to use the laser pointer to play with the Cat.





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kylemittskus wrote:Chatting with my 4th Charter internet rep. I've been paying for 15mbps and have never gotten more than 5. Awesome. And of course, the people I've chatted with have all had different solutions, not one of them has done a thing. And I'm really pissed.



Lucky.... I just did a speed test.

1.8mbps download
0.04mbps upload

MarkDaSpark


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Itwdswafo wrote:Lucky.... I just did a speed test.

1.8mbps download
0.04mbps upload



44.15 mbps download
23.17 mbps upload
10 ms ping



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Itwdswafo


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MarkDaSpark wrote:44.15 mbps download
23.17 mbps upload
10 ms ping



How I ever got a Bundles of Crayons on this Internet boggles my mind.