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  1. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    Is that anywhere near the Houston Astro Glides?
     
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    I like the O'Reiley books the best for programming languages.
    That is their football Team... right?
     
  3. JuicyLucy

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    Baseball. They play at the Astro Glide Dome
     
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    I figured I'd better start off with Java as if I'm a dummy, because when it comes to programming, I really am. :D But hopefully that can be resolved.

    Andria
     
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    The O'Reilly books are excellent for reference.
     
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    I just bought one of those super-awesome Efest six bay chargers
     
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    Yippie! !
     
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    I need to get me one of those. My charger is 4 years old now and crappy.
     
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    I really like the "For Dummies" books. I had the first one DOS For Dummies when I decided to quit sales and use my degree. I had to brush up on everything.
     
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    Efest may make questionable batteries, but their chargers seem solid. The first charger I bought was a Nitecore i4, and it didn't last a year before it started getting REALLY hot while charging, so I bought an efest Luc2, 2 bay, and it's going on 2 yrs old now and still works just fine. But when it hit a year old, I went ahead and got an Xtar 2 bay, the one that tells you how long approx it will take to charge, and I'm now an Xtar fangrrl. I figured they must be expensive, everyone says they're so great, but they're no more costly than a competitive product from Efest (comparing 2 bay to 2 bay, 4 bay to 4 bay, etc). Plus if you order from xtardirect, you get free shipping, no matter the size of the order. And from all accounts, they can actually "fix" a battery that's been slightly over-discharged, and are probably the safest chargers available.

    Andria
     
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    I am still using a 2 bay Trustfire charger I got for 7.99 almost 2 years ago.
    And an i2 charger that I won.
    Have another Trustfire as backup.
     
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    I think by the time DOS for Dummies came out, I'd already read DOS Power Tools cover to cover -- still got that one on the shelf, it's been repaired numerous times with duct tape. :D That was the one that taught me batch file "programming" (it sort of is, if you use the errorlevels -- "if errorlevel" is one of the few conditionals you can do with DOS). I do have an HTML for Dummies, but again, I'd already gone beyond it, with HTML Artistry -- GREAT book for exploring the interplay between HTML and CSS, and some fairly advanced (at the time) CSS.

    But I've never even looked at Java, so I figured "for Dummies" was entirely appropriate. :)

    Andria
     
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    DOS, now there's a blast from the past, I wrote a game for the Spectrum 128k, it was pages and pages of code for a bat and ball game but it worked and for my age I made a pretty good game that was almost as good as the developers who were adults. DOS was my introduction to the world of computer programing language.

    My biggest regret is not working for a gaming company, I had the potential but went down a different path, still did OK for myself but working for Naughty Dog would of been so much fun.
     
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  14. AndriaD

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    It was really my intro to computers, period -- as well as my savior from the new baby blues -- it saved me from soap operas! :giggle: After I got a bellyful of DOS, I got a modem and discovered amateur BBSs and serial com, and off I went... :D

    Andria
     
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    I use to have a blast batch programming with DOS when I was a campus tech. I wrote my own little virus once and put it on a Science teacher's computer. He was obsessed with the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey so it was fun messing with his head.
    I got my degree in the early 80's and did sales until 1996 so I needed to brush up on some things. I'm very thankful what I learned started to come back after more than 10 years.
    Mine's a 2 bay charger I got from Provape back when I got the Provari. Now that I think about it, it was more like 5 years ago. :eek:
     
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    I had to write in hex for an rs232 interface board I created in 1982. That was not a lot of fun.
     
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    LOL, I feel your pain
     
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    The conditionals and looping have always been the snag for me, but I'm determined not to argue for my limitations, because I'd rather not keep them. ;) I hear that Java is actually fairly easy, and apparently it's what almost all Android apps are written in, so I'm determined to at least see what it's about. Got excellent prices on these books, on eBay, so it's not much of a financial investment. :)

    Andria
     
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    I also had to write a game once for a mainframe. All I remember was that is was a horse racing game. I swear I think it may have been binary but it's been too long for me to remember. Or, maybe I just blocked it out of my mind. hehehehehe
     
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    Hex is neat -- naturally I first discovered it when I was getting into the tech nuts and bolts of DOS, and I kept a note of what the A-F stood for on the bulletin board above my desk for YEARS... good thing, when I got into HTML, since it uses hex color codes to describe 16 million colors! Tried explaining those codes to my son once, the mathematical genius, and he just couldn't get it. So I gave him a neener neener on the chemistry he tried to explain to ME. Fuck a mole, a mole is something that grows on your skin, or burrows under your house! :giggle:

    Andria
     
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    Well Rixy is definitely the person to talk to about this stuff. Enjoy your books!!!! I has to get back to work. And, why are you up so early Andria??? lmao! I see a nap in your future. :giggle:
     
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    They're still in hex! Here's a pretty blue:
    #3e46a5
     
  23. AndriaD

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    Gotta do the tag thing for the truck today, and I thought I'd get a haircut too, while I have the truck at my disposal. :)

    Andria
     
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    pure binary machine lang programming was my intro to programming in the mid 70's.
    You do understand how a CPU works when you program in pure binary and not wimping out using ASM.
     
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    OMG!!!! That's it! It WAS binary machine language I wrote the game in.
     
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    Yup, even today on the latest phones all color font, backgrounds, divider lines ect are all hex codes, goes for most things tbh
     
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    Need a HexiMod.
    You set your wattage in Hex using DIP switches.
     
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    Ah good ol DIP switches. "Damned Invisible Plastic." :giggle:

    Andria
     
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    Plastic is Alien made
     
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    It's actually "dead dinosaur". :giggle:

    Andria
     
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    Didnt know Cromwell made that :D
     
  33. Rixsta

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    Cruel, I'm on a strict diet, only day three but this weight is coming off !

    I think his bones are made of it

    Well he's 900 years old is our Crom lol
     
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    Morning fugee's and GFY :)


    Wasnt sure I was gonna be around today, Woke up around 1 am with slight chest pains and left arm aching, Took a baby aspirin, a couple Xanaxs and about an hour later started feeling better, Probably just stressing out, I donno. Gonna see the Cardiologist today and see what he thinks.
     
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    Grrrr. USPS strikes again. My book departed Las Vegas on the 10th... and arrived this morning in Bensenville, IL! What retard associates Illinois with GEORGIA????????

    Andria
     
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    Chest pains are always scary, could be the simplest of things but we always think the worst... Morning, it's 4.35pm here, glad you feel better and hope the news ain't nothing bad..
     
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    Plastic is so primitive.
    Polymorphic Metal Alloys are so much more versatile.
     
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    Nope just bones unfortunately. I have to pass as human after all so nanite use is very minimal.
     
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    Silly me, what was I thinking
     
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    I NEED to be on a strict diet. I thought of you when I left work yesterday. Felt like my pants were gonna split when I got in the car. :oops:
     
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    Dryer shrink I tell ya!

    I have lost 10 lbs since Thanksgiving.
    of course my illness helped a bit.
     
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    The ONLY reason they didn't split is because they are stretch pants. They use to be too long, now they are ankle high!!!! :tantrum:
     
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    I currently use two double-bay Nitecores that I bought used.

    When I came back from vaycay - it became apparent some asshole (probably BIL) messed with one of them, because the the contact on one of the bays is bent.

    Tried to bend it back into place, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't :(

    Figured I'll take the good one to work and retire the damaged one and keep it in the stash until I need it or some unfortunate comes along that could really use it.

    And GFY everyone :)
     
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    GFY Lucy. Well,
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    Yeah but you cheat seeing as you can morph into any body, too fat, get another one :)
     
  46. JuicyLucy

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    Big day here Fugees - it's my birthday and one-year vapersary :confetti:
     
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    That sucks, there not Nitecore D4's are they, I have two of those any they have been awesome, not a single issue with them.
     
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    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor ECF Refugee

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    i2
     
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    :confetti::confetti:
    Omg Lucy, Happy Birthday and Vapersary.

    xxxx Congrats :stars::stars2::stars::confetti::hug:
     
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    WOW!!!!! Happy Birthday Lucy!!!! And.........................CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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