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sexobon 02-19-2019 05:39 PM


lifetime warranty (except for human damage)
Blame it on the dog.

Undertoad 04-19-2019 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 1019983)
Late Friday afternoon I was trusted to change the address (the A record) for the domain name of the largest potato chip brand in the USA.

This week I created the DNS records for a new domain name that combines a top snack food brand and a top Marvel character.

~ maybe not "a" top maybe "the" top ~

One reason this sounds more impressive than it is: around the group, people refer to screw-ups in these highly visible processes as "resume-generating events"... :eek: So it still fits in this thread, some apprehension is still part of my days.

The gig is kind of 99% boredom, 1% terror. A lot of jobs are like that. Piloting, I'm told, is like that.

xoxoxoBruce 04-19-2019 11:45 AM

Skydiving, it's all fun and games until you get to the ground. :haha:

Gravdigr 04-19-2019 11:51 AM

Skydiving: It's not a race. The guy that gets to the ground first does not always win.

BigV 04-21-2019 05:08 PM

My enthusiasm for this stage of the project is flagging. Perhaps some breakfast will help.

Carruthers 06-10-2019 05:17 PM

The rain has been incessant today and it's still raining now.
It's just after 2300 and the wind is starting to howl.
The conifer in the bank of the stream at the bottom of the garden is no doubt swaying back and forth.
It's about 50' tall and doesn't seem to be very deep rooted.
Equally worrying is the row of Ash and Sycamore trees on the opposite bank.
They must be about 70' tall and they're fully in leaf so susceptible to damage in high winds.
If any of these were to fall they wouldn't reach the house but clearing up the resultant mess would be a real pain in the fundament.
Still, there's nothing I can do about it...

Goodnight all.

BigV 06-10-2019 05:23 PM

Shelter in place.

Good luck to you and your trees.

Carruthers 06-10-2019 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by BigV (Post 1033825)
Shelter in place.

Good luck to you and your trees.


I've just shone a torch down the back garden and nothing has fallen over...

... yet.:eek:

limey 06-11-2019 03:59 AM

How's it looking this morning, Carruthers?

Sent by magick

Carruthers 06-11-2019 04:22 AM


Originally Posted by limey (Post 1033847)
How's it looking this morning, Carruthers?

Sent by magick

It's still there as are the Ash and Sycamores t'other side of the stream.

The trouble is it also has a large covering of ivy which doesn't help matters and the last few yards of the garden, where it grows, slope steeply.

It leans towards the slope and the light as well.

What will be, will be, I suppose!

Griff 06-11-2019 06:09 AM

Yeah, there is no stopping gravity,.. but if we could...

xoxoxoBruce 06-11-2019 07:48 AM


Yeah, there is no stopping gravity,.. but if we could...
Playtex and Maidenform would be bankrupt.

Carruthers 06-11-2019 08:02 AM

As we all know, gravity begins at home. ;)

Carruthers 06-11-2019 09:30 AM

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These aren't the best of photos but they at least outline the situation.
As you can see, the conifer leans slightly to the left but it also leans towards the camera.
That's a yew at bottom left which is less of a worry.

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I clambered down the bank in an attempt to illustrate the problem from the ground up, as it were, but it wasn't easy.
I couldn't get any further away from the tree due to a fence behind me and the ground on the other side is mostly covered by ivy which is very wet at the minute and I didn't want to slide down into the stream.

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This is why I worry!

BigV 06-11-2019 10:14 AM

That English Ivy is the devil.

It's considered a noxious weed around here. I've ripped out miles of vines. It kills trees from above and below, strangling the roots and crushing the canopy.

Kill it on sight.

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