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by Kellemora
13 Aug 2020, 15:14
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I have a pole that holds two large hanging baskets I mounted on one the deck posts. Every year when we go to add new plants, I add four new zip-ties to it. I usually leave the existing ones, but I've never got more than three up there before the oldest ones get brittle enough that a touch pops them ...
by Kellemora
13 Aug 2020, 15:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

That's the first thing I missed when I bought a digital camera, no f-Stop, which is why I rarely used that camera. I later bought another slightly more expensive digital camera that had what they called a depth setting, which was supposed to emulate an f-Stop, but it didn't exactly do that at all. F...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2020, 16:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

Good one Yogi! I still have my Brownie Hawkeye sitting here on a shelf, unfortunately the flash attachment got damaged when I moved and I tossed it. Probably should have kept it even though it got cracked and bent. I wish I still had my Kodak camera with the bellows, that thing took excellent pictur...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2020, 16:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

You can get zip-ties that are UV protected, some are guaranteed for 5 years, some for 10 years, and I think some for 25 years in direct sunlight if you want to pay for that expensive of ones. Seems nearly everything they sell these days they are adding subscription services too, and/or requiring you...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2020, 16:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

Sorry to hear it took a tumble. Those zip ties are only good for about a year, then they crumble. Especially if the sun hits them. The frau had several hanging plants she held to the deck with zip ties and they were all on the ground in less than a year due to the high intensity of 3 pm sun we have ...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2020, 16:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

I used to develop my own 620 film, black n white, never tried color. They all came out just about as well as what the photo store did. I could make prints on paper with this cheap little box, but it was direct print, not an enlarger. I thought about buying an enlarger, but the cost of it meant it wa...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2020, 15:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

I used to have a Microfilm reader, a cheap plastic one, hi hi. But for Microfiche I had to use the readers at the libraries. I was no longer at the Family History Center when they started putting all the Microfilm and Microfiche on digital files. But now that they do, nothing wears out or expires an...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2020, 15:49
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I had three shelves filled with the OFA, and the lower shelf of them got drenched in the flood. I didn't bother to salvage them, but still have all the rest packed away. Yes, lots of great stories in them. Yes, the predictions covered a fairly large area, but even so, if you followed the daily corre...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2020, 15:44
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 55
Views: 474

Re: Zoom Wedding

I had both EE and HH series bonds. The HH series bonds paid dividends or interest whatever they called it directly to my savings account. Then each time it hit 80 bucks, I got a 100 dollar EE bond. I think that is how it was, that was 30 years ago now, hi hi. We cashed in the EE bonds to pay medical...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2020, 14:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 55
Views: 474

Re: Zoom Wedding

When I was younger, I used to buy government savings bonds, mostly the long term high yield ones. At the time I was buying them, I figured it would keep me from wasting my money on dumb stuff. Ironically, after going through a divorce, dating for a couple of years before getting married again. With ...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2020, 14:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

Mine are all cheap jobbies. Well except the really old hard wired one, I've had that for many years. None of mine connect to a computer at all. My newest does have a 45 day learning curve to predict the weather. It is usually pretty close, but living in this micro-climate valley fools it some times,...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2020, 14:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

I volunteered at the Family History Center in St. Louis County for around 8 to 10 years. You would not believe the amount of information they have, nor the number of sources they can glean from. Some of the sources are public info, but many are not, but the data was at one time public, often only pu...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2020, 16:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

It costs me 180 bucks a year to keep getting updated data from Ancestry. Trouble there is, I haven't had the time to do many updates, sometimes for months on end. You don't need to pay to keep the stuff up there, but you don't get the updates and hints. As far a DNA goes: Did I tell you my wife has ...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2020, 15:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I don't know how my rain gauge actually worked, I assumed it was by weight due to the type readings I got, which would go up over time if I didn't clean the upper feed tube which could get filled up with gunk. I do remember the tube had a couple of screens and four holes around the sides at the bott...
by Kellemora
08 Aug 2020, 15:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 55
Views: 474

Re: Zoom Wedding

Although I do have ONE savings account, I only have it to get my earned credit card refunds direct deposited. It only pays me about 1 cent per month in interest, hi hi. Back when I had money, I used to buy fixed term CDs. Whenever I got like five of them, I would up them to a larger single one. Tech...
by Kellemora
07 Aug 2020, 15:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Silent letters
Replies: 70
Views: 771

Re: Silent letters

Our butcher used some type of oil on his after a heavy cleaning. And it looked like you described, well worn down in the center and along the front edge. He would turn it around every so often, so the four corners were now fairly high. But every so often he would haul in a belt sander and lower thos...
by Kellemora
07 Aug 2020, 15:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Zoom Wedding
Replies: 55
Views: 474

Re: Zoom Wedding

Way back before the Savings and Loan fiasco. I had an older uncle who started a Savings and Loan company. He did it the right way so never was into any trouble for the shenanigans going on by the big outfits. He sold stocks to local investors, most of that money went to pay for the licenses and insu...
by Kellemora
07 Aug 2020, 15:13
Forum: Chats
Topic: Personal Safety From Google
Replies: 118
Views: 1410

Re: Personal Safety From Google

I have one very old weatherstation that was all hardwired. It uses a wall wart in lieu of batteries, and has been working every day now for 15 years or so. However, the hailstorm damaged a few of the outdoor components on the pole. So I no longer know windspeed or direction, which I never paid much ...
by Kellemora
07 Aug 2020, 15:02
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

I never did one of those tracking DNA tests and never plan to do so. Maybe they bought it to get access to the LIVING people which are blocked from public view? But who knows, it could just be another one of their investment strategies. Heck they are major stockholders in Hilton and many other compa...
by Kellemora
06 Aug 2020, 16:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com
Replies: 16
Views: 63

Re: Blackstone buys Ancestry.com

Interesting article, thanks for bringing it to my attention Yogi! Looks like they only bought 75% which gives them the controlling interest. If anything, that influx of money to Ancestry might help them add some more Commodore 64s to their computer lineup, hi hi. Ancestry always has problems causing...