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mcJ78

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Mar 2020
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  • in COVID-19
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    In the garden the other day making it slightly less "derelique" got talking to the guy next door over the fence & my daughter (3) runs over asking if she can pat his chickens - he says she can have a couple of them if her dad gets her a hut to keep them in...

    So, after raking the loft for bits of timber & old off-cuts of floorboards I reckon there's enough to make a passable A-frame chicken coop - need to get cracking this weekend before she forgets about it & my wife puts the kibosh on the idea, chooks ahoy!

  • in COVID-19
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    Mexicans are lining up at the border to prevent influx of Americans - oh the ironing

    Coronavirus: Mexicans demand crackdown on Americans crossing the border

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-cana­da-52053656

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I picked up a couple of pairs of the Uniqlo selvedge stretch ones last time they were doing them for £15 & they're great for the price, even for £35 or whatever they are now - only ever worn them for cycling to the station or whatever (20 mins tops) but they've held up pretty well, just got the crotch reinforced as they were starting to fray a bit & they look like new again

  • in Current Projects
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    PNW make some pretty nice bits - is that the suspension dropper? I always wondered why droppers didn't have the option of an inch or two of squish since most of the internals could probably already facilitate that, but then I suppose the sort of companies who make droppers also make a shitload of rear shocks in short travel configuration...

  • in COVID-19
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    That's put me right in the mood for some un-necessarily powerful lager

    Been working from home since yesterday, had a few sneaky completed tasks in reserve so i'm way ahead of myself already - might treat myself to a pre-apocalyptic beer or two* this evening followed by a couple of hours on the bike tomorrow morning before the work emails start requiring a response seeing as today we had the first hint of dry weather since August (not even kidding)

    *more than 2, less than 10

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I thought I read somewhere that wouldn't work as the HDMI converter wouldn't allow the device to detect the input for some reason? Never tried it personally so don't take my word for it

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Cheers, last time I remortgaged my old flat the lender I was already with had a deal within a few quid per month of the best I could find so I stayed with them & swapped online, it was done in a few minutes - this time our current lender is way off the pace with the best deals so will have to put some effort in regardless... at least we've timed it well I suppose!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Anyone know what the likely difference is between the best mortgage rate i'll get as an average punter via. various comparison sites & the best rate an actual mortgage advisor will get? Current deal is up in a couple of months & looking to fix for 5 yrs, low ltv - anyone looked into this recently & was it worth getting someone else to do the legwork?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Refurbished Chromecast audio for under £10000000 anyone? I bought one last week after dithering on the alternatives a while back - all good apart from the serial # apparently having been removed with a hedge trimmer.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Google-Chrome­cast-Audio-2nd-Generation-Music-Media-St­reamer-Refurbished-FFP-UK/372978387733?h­ash=item56d73e8b15%3Ag%3AFCYAAOSw33FeY5j­l&LH_BIN=1

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