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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Doubled dose on titty Skittles. Finally feel like I'm moving in the right direction.
     
  2. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Converted to pills and compared to starting dose, I'm on quintuple aka max. Moving on to injectable estradiol valerate which is hilariously cheap compared to patches and pills. £120+ per month becomes about £6.6 including injection supplies.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Involved in a dumpster fire of a project, but right now literally all I can do is put my feet up and wait.

    Boy oh boy did someone **** up somewhere along the way..
     
  4. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    As long as it's clear that none of it can be blamed on you, then... GOOD JOB! :thumb:
     
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  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I'm being brought in to fire fight at the Nth hour, this **** shower is landing somewhere entirely not me!

    I do feel bad for the people involved though, they sound about as stressed as I've ever heard people sound.
     
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  6. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Multimodder

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    Finally get my house on the 21st, I can start to build a new life and reconnect with myself
     
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  7. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Serif Affinity Photo is really good.
    Finally stopped using an ancient version of Photoshop, struggling with GIMP and worrying about whether it might actually be worth me sending Adobe £120 a year.
     
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  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I started using Photo and liked it (and the cost) so much I added Publisher along with the IOS apps for them in their last sale.
     
  9. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Here in the US, my supply is $3.40. I am not on estradiol yet. Starting super slow to make sure my body can tolerate it, as with Marfan syndrome nothing works right. Still better than nothing.
     
  10. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    I'm DIYing this until Gendercare takes over. Hideously expensive but worth it, cost comes down once those ukrainian hormones brewed in chernobyl power plant arrive.
     
  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Don't think I'm not considering that route, but my doctors are pretty committed to helping me. While I can go that route I'm doing so, but I am sure I would DIY if they started to balk.
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Got the old home entertainment stuff up and running again, now the office is a bit tidier. 28" Panasonic Quintrix with Dolby Pro-Logic, a Targa multi-region DVD player and HDD DVR (nothing interesting on the drive, sadly, unless you fancy a random episode of Celebrity Big Brother), a Sharp VHS deck (which I should really upgrade to one with NICAM stereo), and an HDMI to composite adapter so I can hook up things like the PC Engine Core Grafx Mini.

    The Targa needed some work, 'cos the tray was absolutely wedged shut. The Sharp, too, 'cos apparently it'd had a copy of Men in Black in it for 20-some years and it'd got tangled up. The tape's a gonner unless I fancy splicing out the crumpled section, but I was able to rescue the drive. Got an ex-rental copy of Little Monsters running in the background to test it out.

    Now I just need to work out how to get the record player involved...
     
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  13. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Turns out getting the record player involved is easy: I can just stack it on top of the VHS deck and run the phono plugs into the front of the DVR. Currently listening to Bitmap Brothers: Odyssey, and it's working a treat. The DVR is even kind enough to keep its OSD off-screen, leaving the TV display blank.

    Okay, it's not the most energy efficient way of listening to an LP given that I'm running a 28" CRT for no reason, but it's all I've got room for!

    EDIT:
    Tell a lie, it's just thrown up a Targa-logo bouncing screensaver. At least I won't forget the TV's on, I guess!

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  15. TechBuggy

    TechBuggy What's a Dremel?

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    My wife - genuinely the best person I have ever encountered.
     
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  16. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Small win, work laptop replacement and domain migration, migration went sort of OK almost everythigns now fixed (mainly by me chasing the right people) but, I've gone from having a 15" laptop on my desk to just having a little HP G2 dock instead, laptops on a shelf under the desk an never needs to come out. Can power it on from the dock an use the external display etc rather than a laptop with cables coming out of everywhere.

    Means a much cleaner desk which makes me happy.
     
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    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The G2 docks are super nice. Definitely glad I bought mine.
     
  18. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Its only the short one but really makes life easier.
     
  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yeah, mine too. I have to have my work laptop easier to grab, so I have the dock itself under the desk with all the cabling, I can turn it on with my knee and just have the one cable poking out for the laptop to plug into on top.
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Playing the PC Engine Mini on the CRT is great. Can't really spot any lag introduced by the HDMI-to-composite adapter, but I'm sure it's there.

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