• Friday, summer-ish and the weekend

    From Avon@21:1/101 to All on Friday, December 15, 2023 12:54:16
    Well it's a Friday afternoon over here in New Zealand, and technically we're in summer but so far it's bloody cold, and even on a day when 26 Celsius is forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.

    I'm working from home today but am bunking off a bit to play BBS during lunch and look at some overdue admin etc.

    The weekend will likely involve mowing lawns, some driving about in the car and perhaps family over for a meal.

    Woke up way too early today and could probably have used another 2-3 hours extra sleep compared to what I got, but hopefully tonight.

    Hope all is well with you :)

    Best, Paul

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Avon on Thursday, December 14, 2023 19:10:27
    Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: Avon to All on Fri Dec 15 2023 12:54 pm

    Well it's a Friday afternoon over here in New Zealand, and technically we're in summer but so far it's bloody cold, and even on a day when 26 Celsius is forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.

    I didn't realize you were about a full day ahead of me. From the timestamp in your message, it was Thursday afternoon here (west coast US). :)

    I'm working from home today but am bunking off a bit to play BBS during lunch and look at some overdue admin etc.

    The weekend will likely involve mowing lawns, some driving about in the car and perhaps family over for a meal.

    That sounds good. :)
    I've worked a bit extra this week, so it looks like I'll be able to go home from work a couple hours earlier than usual tomorrow. My wife is staying over at her parents' house tomorrow evening and will be out Saturday, since she has some work stuff she needs to take care of early Saturday morning - And I know it might sound corny, but I miss my wife when she's away. I'll probably work on some of my BBS stuff though, and maybe play some games.

    As far as gaming, the other day I was curious to run the Amiga version of the old Lemmings game, and I found one for download online, complete with an Amiga emulator for Windows, all set up to run Lemmings with a double-click. I like this version of Lemmings. I'm curious to see if I can find more Amiga games now, since I mainly played IBM/PC games back in the day and didn't have much exposure to Amigas.

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  • From apam@21:1/182 to Avon on Friday, December 15, 2023 21:45:19
    Well it's a Friday afternoon over here in New Zealand, and technically we're in summer but so far it's bloody cold, and even on a day when 26 Celsius is forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.


    It's been hot here, had the air con on for half the day, hoping it doesn't put too much on our electricity bill. Muggy to, it rained this afternoon, it got over 30 degrees in Reuben's room, it's not 9:30ish and it's still 26 degrees in there :(

    I'm working from home today but am bunking off a bit to play BBS during lunch and look at some overdue admin etc.


    :)

    The weekend will likely involve mowing lawns, some driving about in the car and perhaps family over for a meal.


    Sounds good. well, not the mowing lawns bit, I hate doing that.. lucky at our unit the body corp takes care of that :P

    Woke up way too early today and could probably have used another 2-3 hours extra sleep compared to what I got, but hopefully tonight.


    Sounds like most mornings for me.. although way early for you is probably much earlier than way early for me :) I guess it's what your used to.

    Hope all is well with you :)


    Stuff is good here. Got a lot of work done on my web frontend, I feel like I'm past the hard parts, and now it's tidying up and tweaks to improve the user experience. Alpha has been a good help with that.

    By the way, did you happen to get any netmails from me? I think it's working now, but I have a feeling a bunch i sent you were incorrect, and may have got eaten. They were just test messages, so nothing important.

    Andrew


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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Avon on Friday, December 15, 2023 08:43:02
    Well it's a Friday afternoon over here in New Zealand, and technically
    we're in summer but so far it's bloody cold, and even on a day when 26 Celsius is forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.

    The weekend will likely involve mowing lawns, some driving about in
    the car and perhaps family over for a meal.

    It is Friday morning here in Kentucky, USA. We are less than a week from
    the beginning of astronomical winter and the nightly temperatures are reflecting this (getting below 32F/0C). The daytime temps the past few
    days have been a litle warmer than normal (around 50F) but that will
    change by Monday when we are expecting a little snow.

    Good to hear about warmer weather activities. ;)



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  • From j0HNNY a1PHA@21:4/158 to Avon on Friday, December 15, 2023 07:11:26
    Well it's a Friday afternoon over here in New Zealand, and technically we're in summer but so far it's bloody cold, and even on a day when 26 Celsius is forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.

    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    Not summer here obvs, and his weekend we're looking at typical December weather: mid 60's F (~16C) -- and some rain next week.

    The rain potentially sucks, as we are traveling for the holidays, starting next Saturday. A little storm doesn't really stop the planes, but it adds to the general chaos of travel...

    Cheers!

    .jA.


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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to Nightfox on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:28:15
    On 14 Dec 2023 at 07:10p, Nightfox pondered and said...

    I didn't realize you were about a full day ahead of me. From the timestamp in your message, it was Thursday afternoon here (west coast
    US). :)

    Yep I'm a future boy (from your perspective :)) but I still can't suss the winning lotto numbers - heh.

    I've worked a bit extra this week, so it looks like I'll be able to go home from work a couple hours earlier than usual tomorrow. My wife is staying over at her parents' house tomorrow evening and will be out Saturday, since she has some work stuff she needs to take care of early Saturday morning - And I know it might sound corny, but I miss my wife when she's away. I'll probably work on some of my BBS stuff though, and maybe play some games.

    It does not sound corny at all, I miss my wife when she is out of town visiting family etc. too.

    Sunday afternoon now, we're expecting some rain and thunder later today, I did get some lawns done on Friday, some gardening done this morning, and yesterday some traveling around in the EV to check out some second hand / op shops... looking for something called uranium glass... which apparently is quite collectible... so it was a fun day.

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to apam on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:29:05
    On 15 Dec 2023 at 09:45p, apam pondered and said...

    By the way, did you happen to get any netmails from me? I think it's working now, but I have a feeling a bunch i sent you were incorrect, and may have got eaten. They were just test messages, so nothing important.

    Hmm I think I did, let me check.. did you send them to 1/100 or 1/101?

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to j0HNNY a1PHA on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:31:01
    On 15 Dec 2023 at 07:11a, j0HNNY a1PHA pondered and said...

    forecast we've had wind, rain and cold temps so far.

    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent
    was a summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    I think it might be a rule of thumb for most parts of the globe going into their early summer? :) It's just a theory but it applies to where I am for sure.

    Not summer here obvs, and his weekend we're looking at typical December weather: mid 60's F (~16C) -- and some rain next week.

    I have a lawn sprinkler going as I type this, it should be up to 24c today but feels more like 18c ... temps later in the week start creeping into the higher 20s

    :)

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to apam on Sunday, December 17, 2023 12:34:43
    On 17 Dec 2023 at 12:29p, Avon pondered and said...

    Hmm I think I did, let me check.. did you send them to 1/100 or 1/101?

    I just found a number of them at 1/100 and have replied to all of them :)

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  • From apam@21:1/182 to Avon on Sunday, December 17, 2023 11:32:19
    On 15 Dec 2023 at 09:45p, apam pondered and said...

    By the way, did you happen to get any netmails from me? I think it's working now, but I have a feeling a bunch i sent you were incorrect, and
    may have got eaten. They were just test messages, so nothing important.

    Hmm I think I did, let me check.. did you send them to 1/100 or 1/101?


    I intended to send them to 101 but they could have been bad

    Andrew



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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to apam on Monday, December 18, 2023 08:24:48
    On 17 Dec 2023 at 11:32a, apam pondered and said...

    I intended to send them to 101 but they could have been bad

    Ah ok, nope none made it there but did land in 1/100

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Avon on Sunday, December 17, 2023 08:07:00
    Avon wrote to All <=-

    Hope all is well with you :)

    Preparing for a short week, instead of dealing with family schedules and
    drama, am going with the family up to wine country in California for a 3
    day Christmas holiday with my immediate family and leaving the dogs with
    a sitter.

    Unfortunately, my son (from my previous marriage) has a house-sitting gig
    and won't be able to join us. His mom has been a big contributor to
    family drama around christmas time for the past 18 years.

    Have a Christmas dinner planned at a five-star restaurant, wine tasting,
    bocce and a hot tub at the house.

    I'm ready for a break. I'm starting to get phantom phone vibrations,
    when you think your phone is vibrating in your pocket but it's on the
    table. :(







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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Blue White on Sunday, December 17, 2023 08:15:00
    Blue White wrote to Avon <=-

    Good to hear about warmer weather activities. ;)

    It was 70 and sunny on the California coast 2 days ago. Expecting rain
    any minute now.




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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to j0HNNY a1PHA on Sunday, December 17, 2023 08:21:00
    j0HNNY a1PHA wrote to Avon <=-

    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent
    was a summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    I walk my dogs in the morning wearing flip flops[1] and a hoodie.
    People wonder how I'm not cold. Living 10 years a couple of blocks from
    the beach in San Francisco endeared me to cold, foggy weather.

    I could walk to the beach, hear the waves breaking from my living room
    and hear the Seals barking at Seal Rock.

    I lived, worked and went to school in the Fog Belt on the west side of
    the city, in the ironically named Sunset district. We had one summer
    where we didn't see the sun all year. You'd start to get depressed,
    then realize that if you drove a mile east, you'd get sunny weather.

    The next year, I remember being at Ocean Beach the day after
    Thanksgiving in a t-shirt. Not a cloud in the sky, and almost 70
    degrees. Odd.



    [1] I think you folks in the southern hemisphere call them "thongs".


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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, December 18, 2023 18:04:43
    Re: Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Blue White on Sun Dec 17 2023 08:15 am

    It was 70 and sunny on the California coast 2 days ago. Expecting rain any minute now.

    One time I was returning home on January 2nd and had a layover in Los Angeles. I remember it being 70 degrees with clear skies that day, in January, and it felt weird to me (particularly as I was returning from Brazil, where it was actually summer).

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to poindexter FORTRAN on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 15:17:27
    On 17 Dec 2023 at 08:07a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...

    Preparing for a short week, instead of dealing with family schedules and drama, am going with the family up to wine country in California for a 3 day Christmas holiday with my immediate family and leaving the dogs with
    a sitter.

    Sounds nice, I'm working up to and including the Friday before Christmas but then hope to take a couple of weeks off before heading back. Mostly hanging out at home and some day trips planned.

    Unfortunately, my son (from my previous marriage) has a house-sitting gig and won't be able to join us. His mom has been a big contributor to
    family drama around christmas time for the past 18 years.

    Sorry to hear, my youngest son is now living a plan flight away at the other end of the country and won't be home this Christmas ... but Facetime (or similar) would be a good option for us on the day.

    Have a Christmas dinner planned at a five-star restaurant, wine tasting, bocce and a hot tub at the house.

    Man I like your Christmas :) Mine is having our kids and their partners over for a relaxed summer BBQ / lunch... people can drift in/out as the see fit.

    I'm ready for a break. I'm starting to get phantom phone vibrations,
    when you think your phone is vibrating in your pocket but it's on the table. :(

    I know this feeling :)

    I'm counting down days where I don't need to be out the door first thing in the morning. The irony is I'll still likely be up and out helping my daughter out as 'Dads Taxi' for some of the holiday season helping her get to work on time as she has earlier starts and the public transport she uses has a lousy holiday timetable.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Avon on Thursday, December 21, 2023 10:03:00
    Avon wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    On 17 Dec 2023 at 08:07a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...

    Preparing for a short week, instead of dealing with family schedules and drama, am going with the family up to wine country in California for a 3 day Christmas holiday with my immediate family and leaving the dogs with
    a sitter.

    Sounds nice, I'm working up to and including the Friday before
    Christmas but then hope to take a couple of weeks off before heading
    back. Mostly hanging out at home and some day trips planned.

    Turns out I picked up a case of covid, which has totally messed with
    our plans. My birthday present was a surprise event on the 22nd, and
    we're not going to travel with my 84 year-old mom and possibly expose
    her.

    I blame the Christmas Charles Dickens fair I went to last weekend -
    lots of people in an exhibition space.


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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to poindexter FORTRAN on Thursday, December 28, 2023 17:10:42
    On 21 Dec 2023 at 10:03a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...

    Turns out I picked up a case of covid, which has totally messed with
    our plans. My birthday present was a surprise event on the 22nd, and
    we're not going to travel with my 84 year-old mom and possibly expose
    her.

    good move, really sorry to hear you tested positive, yep there's a bit of a 5th wave happening in NZ at the moment.. so far I have avoided it... I hope you rest up and recover soon.

    I blame the Christmas Charles Dickens fair I went to last weekend -
    lots of people in an exhibition space.

    Yep most likely it.. it's a bummer trying to find the balance between enjoyment and exposure risks :(

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Avon on Friday, December 29, 2023 09:16:00
    Avon wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    good move, really sorry to hear you tested positive, yep there's a bit
    of a 5th wave happening in NZ at the moment.. so far I have avoided
    it... I hope you rest up and recover soon.

    Today's the last day of mandatory masking. So far I'm feeling well,
    looking ahead to whatever side-effects linger. So far, it's a sort
    shoulder/elbow that's apparently common.

    The last time I'd get exhausted in the late afternoon, feel myself
    nodding off. Luckily I work from home and could take a 20 minute nap
    without a visit from Human Resources.





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  • From Digital Man to j0HNNY a1PHA on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 18:21:30
    Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: j0HNNY a1PHA to Avon on Fri Dec 15 2023 07:11 am

    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    I say that all the time! :-)
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  • From esc@21:4/173 to Digital Man on Tuesday, January 02, 2024 22:42:21
    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent w summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    I say that all the time! :-)

    And you're not wrong! Lol. Especially in the "sunset" district, where I don't think I ever saw the sun actually set.

    I lived in Pacifica on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It was gorgeous but super foggy and always doing the spitty-rain thing. Nice days were amazing but man, it was usually chilly!

    I remember seeing some kids on a bus trip from some random spot arrive in San Francisco. They were dressed for the beach, and they assumed California = Sun/Beach. Boy were they surprised.

    Anywho I moved to SoCal a number of months ago and I much prefer the weather here :P

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Digital Man on Thursday, January 04, 2024 06:33:00
    Digital Man wrote to j0HNNY a1PHA <=-

    That sounds like a Bay Area USA summer! ("coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" some jerk once said...)

    I say that all the time! :-)

    I lived near the beach in San Francisco for 10 years. One year we didn't
    see the sun all summer -- but if you drove a mile or so east you'd see
    nice, sunny days.




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  • From Digital Man to esc on Thursday, January 11, 2024 16:16:09
    Re: Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: esc to Digital Man on Tue Jan 02 2024 10:42 pm

    Anywho I moved to SoCal a number of months ago and I much prefer the weather here :P

    Yeah, me too. I lived in Orange Country for 25 years, now 15 years in Riverside County. I travel to the bay area *many* times a year (in Berkeley as I type this) and damn, it's too cold! :-)
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  • From Accession@21:1/700 to Digital Man on Thursday, January 11, 2024 18:36:27
    Hello Digital,

    On Thu Jan 11 2024 04:16 pm UTC-8:00, you wrote:

    Anywho I moved to SoCal a number of months ago and I much prefer the
    weather here :P

    Yeah, me too. I lived in Orange Country for 25 years, now 15 years in Riverside County. I travel to the bay area *many* times a year (in Berkeley as I type this) and damn, it's too cold! :-)

    Wow. Couple of Cali residents complaining about the weather. I was born there, and came out every summer till I was a teenager to visit my dad. It was hilarious when it was 50-60F people were out in full winter jackets and I was running around in a T-shirt.

    We're getting 12" of snow tomorrow, and come Monday the temperature is a high of -8F. Followed by a high of 0F on Tuesday. Wanna come visit? :D

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Accession on Saturday, January 13, 2024 04:10:17
    On 11 Jan 2024 at 06:36p, Accession pondered and said...

    Hello Digital,

    On Thu Jan 11 2024 04:16 pm UTC-8:00, you wrote:

    Anywho I moved to SoCal a number of months ago and I much prefer the
    weather here :P

    Yeah, me too. I lived in Orange Country for 25 years, now 15 years in Riverside County. I travel to the bay area *many* times a year (in Berkeley as I type this) and damn, it's too cold! :-)

    Wow. Couple of Cali residents complaining about the weather. I was born there, and came out every summer till I was a teenager to visit my dad.
    It was hilarious when it was 50-60F people were out in full winter
    jackets and I was running around in a T-shirt.

    You think that's funny, you should try Mumbai. It can be
    80 degrees out and you'll see people in sweaters, puffer
    jackets, and sock caps because "it's cold."

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to tenser on Friday, January 12, 2024 10:19:58
    Hello tenser,

    On Sat, 13 Jan 2024 10:10:16 +1300, you wrote:

    You think that's funny, you should try Mumbai. It can be
    80 degrees out and you'll see people in sweaters, puffer
    jackets, and sock caps because "it's cold."

    Wow! What is the weather normally like if that is the threshold for cold? 110+?

    I couldn't imagine wearing a sweater or a sock cap/beanie over 60 degrees! Then again, here in Wisconsin we have both sides of a spectrum. Monday will be 0F and there will still be a few straggling crazy people wearing shorts. My father-in-law is one of them. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Friday, January 12, 2024 09:10:00
    Accession wrote to Digital Man <=-

    Wow. Couple of Cali residents complaining about the weather. I was born there, and came out every summer till I was a teenager to visit my dad.
    It was hilarious when it was 50-60F people were out in full winter
    jackets and I was running around in a T-shirt.

    You should see San Franciscans when the temp gets into the 90s
    (fahrenheit, of course). Oh, the complaints!

    When I lived in San Francisco, I lived in the Fog Belt, an area that
    extended about a mile inland from the ocean side. I think the warmest I
    ever saw was in the low 80s - and it wasn't in the summer!




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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Friday, January 12, 2024 12:19:40
    Hello poindexter,

    On Fri, 12 Jan 2024 15:10:00 -0800, you wrote:

    You should see San Franciscans when the temp gets into the 90s
    (fahrenheit, of course). Oh, the complaints!

    So basically, they're only happy when it's 75F to 89F? ;)

    When I lived in San Francisco, I lived in the Fog Belt, an area that
    extended about a mile inland from the ocean side. I think the warmest I
    ever saw was in the low 80s - and it wasn't in the summer!

    I was brought up summers in the Burlingame area, some 30-40 years ago. Rest of the year I was in Wisconsin. I remember at times it was "chilly" at best, but not what I would consider cold by any means. I also don't remember it getting all that blazing hot either. Whereas, Wisconsin can go anywhere from -30F up to 100F or so. It's still a shock and I've been here over 40 years.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From tenser@21:1/101 to Accession on Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:21:13
    On 12 Jan 2024 at 10:19a, Accession pondered and said...

    Hello tenser,

    On Sat, 13 Jan 2024 10:10:16 +1300, you wrote:

    You think that's funny, you should try Mumbai. It can be
    80 degrees out and you'll see people in sweaters, puffer
    jackets, and sock caps because "it's cold."

    Wow! What is the weather normally like if that is the threshold for
    cold? 110+?

    Depends on the of year, of course, but yeah: usually in the
    90s up to 100+ and humid. I made the mistake of taking a
    train up to North India during December with only Mumbai-appropriate
    clothes. I was cold. :-D

    I couldn't imagine wearing a sweater or a sock cap/beanie over 60
    degrees! Then again, here in Wisconsin we have both sides of a spectrum. Monday will be 0F and there will still be a few straggling crazy people wearing shorts. My father-in-law is one of them. ;)

    From what my midwest colleagues are telling me right now,
    they're pretty well buried under the snow. Youse can have
    it. :-)

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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to tenser on Friday, January 12, 2024 18:56:18
    Hello tenser,

    On Sat, 13 Jan 2024 16:21:12 +1300, you wrote:

    Wow! What is the weather normally like if that is the threshold for
    cold? 110+?

    Depends on the of year, of course, but yeah: usually in the
    90s up to 100+ and humid. I made the mistake of taking a
    train up to North India during December with only Mumbai-appropriate clothes. I was cold. :-D

    I bet. Our family and some friends took a trip to Arizona last year in June. It was 105F all week, but I was only hot when directly in the sun. Otherwise, in the shade it wasn't bad at all compared to 90F and humid as all get out like it gets here in WI.

    I couldn't imagine wearing a sweater or a sock cap/beanie over 60
    degrees! Then again, here in Wisconsin we have both sides of a
    spectrum. Monday will be 0F and there will still be a few
    straggling crazy people wearing shorts. My father-in-law is one of
    them. ;)

    From what my midwest colleagues are telling me right now,
    they're pretty well buried under the snow. Youse can have
    it. :-)

    They're not lying. I just got done snow blowing for 2.5 hours. We've gotten probably 12" so far and it's still snowing. :/

    I think the last time we got this much snow in one day here was 10+ years ago, though. So it's not like it's all that common. Luckily it was on a Friday, and as construction workers we decided to take the day off. With the temp dropping out on Sunday to below zero, a 5-day weekend is very possible. :)

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to Accession on Saturday, January 13, 2024 08:34:31
    I bet. Our family and some friends took a trip to Arizona last year in
    June. It was 105F all week, but I was only hot when directly in the
    sun. Otherwise, in the shade it wasn't bad at all compared to 90F and
    humid as all get out like it gets here in WI.


    I went there, and SoCal, in September of last year. I agree, it didn't
    feel as hot unless you were out in the Sun. That said, one thing I did
    notice was how quickly my mouth dried out, and how quickly the water I
    was using to clean the desert mud off of something dried up!



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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to Blue White on Saturday, January 13, 2024 19:46:12
    Hello Blue,

    On Sat, 13 Jan 2024 14:34:30 -0500, you wrote:

    I went there, and SoCal, in September of last year. I agree, it didn't feel as hot unless you were out in the Sun. That said, one thing I did notice was how quickly my mouth dried out, and how quickly the water I
    was using to clean the desert mud off of something dried up!

    We went to Peoria, so there wasn't a lot of desert mud. We also went to Jerome, which was pretty cool seeing everything build on the side of a mountain, and Williams, which was basically just a tourist attraction. Either way, not a lot of actual desert, so we didn't get much of what you experienced.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From j0HNNY a1PHA@21:4/158 to Digital Man on Friday, January 12, 2024 00:30:02
    Yeah, me too. I lived in Orange Country for 25 years, now 15 years in Riverside County. I travel to the bay area *many* times a year (in
    Berkeley as I type this) and damn, it's too cold! :-)

    Well, small world. I grew up in Riverside and now live in Berkeley!

    Had to scrape ice off my windshield this AM, been a while since it was
    that cold here. And I realize there are people REALLY freezing right now,
    so I'll count myself lucky :)

    Are in the Berkeley for biz?


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Saturday, January 13, 2024 10:31:00
    Accession wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    I was brought up summers in the Burlingame area, some 30-40 years ago. Rest of the year I was in Wisconsin. I remember at times it was
    "chilly" at best, but not what I would consider cold by any means.

    I agree - I grew up in Redwood City, not far from there. There was a
    colder moist season, rain in March and April, and a warmer dry season.
    We had some trees that lost their leaves and gave us a bit of a sense
    of fall, but besides that it was pleasant year round.



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  • From Accession@21:1/200 to poindexter FORTRAN on Monday, January 15, 2024 08:34:56
    Hello poindexter,

    On Sat, 13 Jan 2024 16:31:00 -0800, you wrote:

    I agree - I grew up in Redwood City, not far from there. There was a
    colder moist season, rain in March and April, and a warmer dry season.
    We had some trees that lost their leaves and gave us a bit of a sense
    of fall, but besides that it was pleasant year round.

    Oh nice. I was born in Redwood City, at Kaiser hospital. Only time we really ever went back to that area was to go to Malibu Grand Prix for some mini golf, arcade action, and race some cars around the track, but looks like that has been closed down for at least 10 years now.

    Regards,
    Nick

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Accession on Monday, January 15, 2024 08:41:34
    Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: Accession to poindexter FORTRAN on Mon Jan 15 2024 08:34 am

    Oh nice. I was born in Redwood City, at Kaiser hospital. Only time we really ever went back to that area was to go to Malibu Grand Prix for some mini golf, arcade action, and race some cars around the track, but looks like that has been closed down for at least 10 years now.

    There was a Malibu Grand Prix in my area, which I thought was fun, but unfortunately they closed. I think it was at least 10 years ago here too.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to Accession on Monday, January 15, 2024 09:03:00
    Accession wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Oh nice. I was born in Redwood City, at Kaiser hospital. Only time we really ever went back to that area was to go to Malibu Grand Prix for
    some mini golf, arcade action, and race some cars around the track, but looks like that has been closed down for at least 10 years now.

    10 years is about right. I was in San Carlos when it closed, got to
    take my son to a slice of my childhood there one last time before they
    closed.




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  • From Digital Man to Accession on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 16:09:41
    Re: Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: Accession to Digital Man on Thu Jan 11 2024 06:36 pm

    Wow. Couple of Cali residents complaining about the weather.

    Weather acclimatization. It's a real thing, I swear! :-)
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  • From Digital Man to j0HNNY a1PHA on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 16:16:44
    Re: Re: Friday, summer-ish and the weekend
    By: j0HNNY a1PHA to Digital Man on Fri Jan 12 2024 12:30 am

    Yeah, me too. I lived in Orange Country for 25 years, now 15 years in Riverside County. I travel to the bay area *many* times a year (in Berkeley as I type this) and damn, it's too cold! :-)

    Well, small world. I grew up in Riverside and now live in Berkeley!

    Had to scrape ice off my windshield this AM, been a while since it was
    that cold here. And I realize there are people REALLY freezing right now,
    so I'll count myself lucky :)

    Are in the Berkeley for biz?

    Yeah, my office is in Foster City (there a couple of days a week, most weeks), so I stay at my daughter's apartment in Berkeley while up there. Flying up again in a few hours. It's a sunny 65F day outside here in Riverside County at the moment while it's 56F and raining in Berkeley. :-)
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  • From Adept@21:2/108 to Digital Man on Friday, February 16, 2024 15:15:51
    Yeah, my office is in Foster City (there a couple of days a week, most weeks), so I stay at my daughter's apartment in Berkeley while up there. Flying up again in a few hours. It's a sunny 65F day outside here in Riverside County at the moment while it's 56F and raining in Berkeley.
    :-) --

    I've mostly visited Riverside (for work, as there's a warehouse there where we have an install) in the summer, and... would not recommend.

    It's a dry heat, generally, but the only reason it's fairly pleasant when it's 110F outside is because one is outside of air conditioning for about ten minutes a day, generally.

    But Bay Area weather is generally nice. I love a day with a layer of fog above, as it's just so consistent, and I'm not worrying about a migraine due to sunlight.

    Though it _does_ get sunny the further away you get from the ocean.

    Which is what's generally nice about Germany. Sun rarely comes out, and still rarely snows. Well, at least in the parts nearish to the Netherlands. I imagine the Alps might be a bit different.

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