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ectoplasmosis

Member since Nov 2019 • Last active Nov 2021

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    Very sweet & juicy!

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    Same, love it so far.

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    That, and having a giant beige aircon compressor looking thing constantly humming in your back garden, and having to replace half your rads with massive ones...

    If a system capable of dealing with a 100m2 house came to ~£3K with grant I’d consider it, but actual turnkey costs are several times that right now.

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    This will be woefully slow with 4GB RAM and the dual-core Celeron; will struggle with heavier websites and video calling.

    8GB and quad-core Pentium/Celeron a minimum these days.

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    Thanks! Will give them a shout.

    Anyone else used a good planning consultant in Waltham Forest?

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    This is under the new ‘Tory-plus’ larger home extension guise of PD, which requires prior approval and neighbour consultation, but means that we can in theory fill in the entirety of our 3m x 6m side-return.

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for a planning consultant specialising in/with connections to Waltham Forest?

    We’ve just had what I assumed to be a dead-cert Permitted Development ground floor extension application rejected, and I fear we may need to re-submit under full planning.

    Need a set of professional eyes to go over the plans and advise...

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    Get newer Intel-based iMac (not a new 24” M1 model), buy a copy of Parallels, install the most recent version of OSX that supports AppleWorks 6, set it to ‘Coherence’ mode: fanny’s ur aunt.

    This’ll run the antiquated software in question as if it were a native app, with all saving/loading of files done from the same Documents folder or wherever he currently keeps everything.

    I did something similar for a client years ago; ancient property management program coded as a mind-bogglingly complex assemblage of Microsoft Access 97 macros, which would only run on Windows XP. His 15 year old Dell desktop finally died, so I migrated everything to a 27” iMac running XP and Access 97 in Parallels, and you can’t tell that it’s not a native app.

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    Beware having grilles this close to fan intakes; this will produce a lot of turbulence and noise.

    Do these cages have mounts at the rear? If so, you’ll need to seal all gaps between the grille and fan intake to prevent recirculation currents.

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    beyond discovering that headless quirk

    A £5 dummy HDMI/DisplayPort plug (EDID emulator) helps in this case.

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