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Very nice pair

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My new 12GB/256GB Oneplus 8 Pro was just delivered.

Time to prep for migration from the Oneplus 6 and decide which rom to use.
Another of the same though mint condition used with original accessories and extras including the wireless charger and earbuds from swappa for mom is also scheduled for delivery today.

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My new UPS has finally arrived. Currently charging…

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I received two of these brass whistles today.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NJ5QRZP

My old whistle quit working, and this new whistle is smaller and much louder than my old whistle.

I never learned how to whistle, so that's why I thought it would be important to have a whistle on my keychain.

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Received a Maxpedition baseball cap for about $7 including shipping (local shop).
I believe it’s a new old stock but still worth the pennies!

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Here are the instructions on how to take my laptop apart.

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/ASUS+ROG+G75VX-BHI7N11+Fans+Replacement/78546

I hope everything goes well!

I tried to fix my laptop, and I killed it!

In step 8 (see above link), I tore one of the ribbon cables that connects the motherboard to the keyboard.

I put my laptop back together, but now my laptop will not turn on.

I contacted a local computer repair company, hoping they can fix my laptop.

If they cannot, I might be in the market for a new PC.

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I brought my laptop to the local computer repair company.

It's going to cost $150-$170 to fix it.

(If they cannot fix it, there is no charge.)

I gave them the okay, but I'm feeling pretty poor right now.

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Bought 4 new tires for wife’s SUV, and within 5 miles and 10 minutes of leaving the shop, I punctured one of them – it’s beyond repair. Sad

If that wasn’t bad enough, the shop is unable to get a replacement for a week, and we are going on a road trip in 2 days. Some luck…

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Finally got my Vanquest Trident 32 GEN3 back pack! For the price of this pack it better hold up for the next 10 years!

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I ordered this webcam so that I can do Zoom meetings on my desktop (where there is more privacy.)

webcam

https://www.amazon.com/CASECUBE-Microphone-Adjustable-Brightness-Protection/dp/B08PKF4CTN

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Pete7874 wrote:
Bought 4 new tires for wife’s SUV, and within 5 miles and 10 minutes of leaving the shop, I punctured one of them – it’s beyond repair. Sad

If that wasn’t bad enough, the shop is unable to get a replacement for a week, and we are going on a road trip in 2 days. Some luck…

Well that sucks! Were you able to go on your road trip?

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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NeutralFan wrote:
Pete7874 wrote:
Bought 4 new tires for wife’s SUV, and within 5 miles and 10 minutes of leaving the shop, I punctured one of them – it’s beyond repair. Sad

If that wasn’t bad enough, the shop is unable to get a replacement for a week, and we are going on a road trip in 2 days. Some luck…

Well that sucks! Were you able to go on your road trip?


Yes. Had to do the road trip on winter tires instead – almost 2,000 miles going south in warm weather on soft winter rubber is far from ideal, but I had no other choice.
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raccoon city wrote:

I ordered this webcam so that I can do Zoom meetings on my desktop (where there is more privacy.)


webcam


https://www.amazon.com/CASECUBE-Microphone-Adjustable-Brightness-Protection/dp/B08PKF4CTN


How is the audio quality when using the built-in mic?

I have an older Microsoft desktop HD webcam, and people always complain that there is echo when I use the built-in mic while using the laptop’s built-in speakers. The mic picks ups the sound from the laptop’s speakers creating echo.

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Pete7874 wrote:

How is the audio quality when using the built-in mic?

I have an older Microsoft desktop HD webcam, and people always complain that there is echo when I use the built-in mic while using the laptop’s built-in speakers. The mic picks ups the sound from the laptop’s speakers creating echo.

It hasn't shipped yet, but it's supposed to be here on Tuesday.

I'll let you know once I test it out.

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leestrong wrote:
A very nice set you have got there.

Last time I said that I got slapped.

THAT one Landed!
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I still haven't tested out my webcam.

Instead, I ordered more stuff.  :THUMBS-UP:

 

My sister is going to cut my hair the next time I need a haircut, so I ordered some accessories that we do not have.

 

A haircutting cape.

https://www.amazon.com/ForPro-Poly-Chemical-Cape/dp/B01I3NXOCQ

 

And a neck duster (brush).

https://www.amazon.com/Barber-Cutting-Duster-Professional-Fibaer/dp/B08BLSK3Y9/

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raccoon city wrote:
My sister is going to cut my hair the next time I need a haircut, so I ordered some accessories that we do not have.

Fwiw, I used to have long hair, then got “normal” haircuts, then short haircuts, then got buzzed, but lately with the corovirus shutting down places, waiting for them to open up again, having to make appointments, all those annoyances, a friend who buzzes himself asked me why I bother getting it done vs just doing it myself. Couldn’t think of an answer, so started doing exactly that. LOL

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A haircutting cape.

I just close off the sink, lean over, buzz away, then clean it out after. LOL

raccoon city wrote:
And a neck duster (brush).

I gotta hop in the shower after. Otherwise I’m itchy no matter what. Sick

 

In the spirit of the thread, I was using the same buzzy thing (shaver? no. clipper? not really, so…) I’d used to “shave” my face, but it says to not use it on hair-hair. Figured out why, as it leaves loose hair snippets in crevices I never knew it even had. So I got a regular hair-type buzzy thing that’s meant for hair-hair.

‘Twas a vipon special, must’ve been a while back ‘cause it’s not popping up for me in recent-purchases.

Oh, and the erl that goes with it.

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Lightbringer wrote:

I gotta hop in the shower after. Otherwise I’m itchy no matter what. Sick

After my haircut, I immediately take a shower as well.

A haircutting cape and neck duster keep some hair off my clothes (and myself), so they're a nice touch.

...

Back when I used to cut my own hair, I did it in the bathtub, in the nude, and showered right after.

My haircuts I gave myself weren't very good, and I don't have a bathtub anymore, so now I have other people give me haircuts.

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Pete7874 wrote:

How is the audio quality when using the built-in mic?

I have an older Microsoft desktop HD webcam, and people always complain that there is echo when I use the built-in mic while using the laptop’s built-in speakers. The mic picks ups the sound from the laptop’s speakers creating echo.

I set up the webcam and tested it out a little.

What I did was create a Zoom meeting with just myself, and I recorded about a minute of it, and then played back the recording.

The video quality seems pretty good.

The audio quality is decent, and luckily there is no echo.

I'll have to do a real Zoom meeting with a family member to see what they think of the audio quality.

I like the light on the webcam.

It has three brightness levels, and it's easy to use.

The first time I used the built-in light, the webcam turned off and I had to unplug it and plug it back in.

Other than that hiccup, I think the webcam is good enough for me, and it was really easy to set up.

(I didn't even read the instructions.)

...

EDIT:

I decided to read the instructions in case I missed anything.

I didn't.

It's basically plug-and-play.

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Thanks for the update, RC.

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I broke a pair of craft scissors yesterday that I bought back in 1994.

I decided that I wanted to get at least 3 pairs of craft scissors for $12 or less from Amazon.

I found these for $8 (with an Amazon Prime account) and ordered them today.

https://www.amazon.com/Scissors-iBayam-All-Purpose-Non-Stick-Classroom/dp/B08FSTJQ3Y

ibayam_scissors

My sister currently has Prime, so I used her account.

Not only are the scissors handsome, but they have pretty good feedback for inexpensive scissors.  :BEER:

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I received the scissors today.

They are very nice and they are made by iBayam.

That company has similar scissors on Amazon with a lot more feedback.

The similar scissors work for about 80% of left-handed people, according to Amazon feedback.

And I am happy to report that the iBayam scissors that I just got work for my niece, who is left-handed.

So now my family has some excellent scissors (for a change.)  :BEER:

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About my webcam:

I did my first real Zoom meeting with it today.

I was told that the audio was fine, and I could tell by myself that the video was great.

The light on the webcam can be off, low, medium, or high.

When the light is on high, the video glitches, so it's best for my webcam to not have the light on high.

(I actually had the light off as I didn't really need to have it on.)

The webcam is good enough (for me) for Zoom meetings.  :THUMBS-UP:

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I have similar problems with my webcam, the light either flickers or makes the video glitch or lag.
Recently I bought a video light: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AKT9AF

Suddenly everyone could see me in meetings. WFH won’t end anytime soon for us anyway.

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That light looks pretty good.

If I thought I needed more light for Zoom meetings, I would get something like that.  :BEER:

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