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Brun

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Dec 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, spoke to someone last night who suggested the freeholder may simply consent. Will check with them before deciding how to proceed.

    Will have a look at the lease as well, have a feeling I might be responsible for the building. Remember my solicitor pointing out that was the case for the roof when I bought the place.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Had a party wall notice issued from my new (as yet un-met) neighbours. Loft conversion and side return extension, but the latter is on the opposite side to me.

    Been given three (presumbaly standard) ways to respond:

    1. Consent
    2. Dissent and agree for their architect to be the joint surveyor
    3. Dissent and appoint my own surveyor

    I've absolutely no objections to the work being done, but would it still make sense to go with option 2? This guarantees that a schedule of condition on my place will happen, even though it's by their surveyor.

    Since I'm a leaseholder, from what I've read the freeholder (company rather than individual) is very unlikely to consent and will insist on using their own surveyor. Is there any point in contacting the freeholder before responding to find out if that's the case?

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    Obvious option is two 16:9 monitors separated by an ultrawide...

    8560x1440 :)

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    Two monitors are better in situations where you want reference images etc on a separate screen. Much less alt-tabbing back and forth. Also means you can watch netflix while you're supposed to be concentrating on other stuff.

    Other than games I don't think there's much software which is specifically designed to take advantage of 21:9 displays, although there may be benefits with applications that allow you to customise the interface.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Finished Death Stranding last night. Or at least I think I did, was during the un-skippable third set of closing credits. About 2 hours worth of cut-scenes after the first closing credits appeared. Wouldn't be surprised if there were more cut-scenes to come, but I'm past caring.

    Having spent about 95 hours very much enjoying going around doing stuff, the last five were pretty dreadful and have rather spoilt the whole thing for me.

  • in Rider Down
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    Seems strange that he's been arrested on six counts of attempted murder, but only suspicion of with regards to the person he actually killed.

    It's as if they're confident he was definitely trying to kill the six injured people, but not the poor kid who actually died. Presumably there's some legal reason.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Is it dependent on whether there's a selection?

    That would explain why crop is disabled in the image menu.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Almost permanently in summer but not in the last two months, give or take. Definitely never have windows open in central-heating season.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Why would two upstairs flats converted from terraces be so different in this respect? I have zero issues with moisture. Windows steam up when cooking, showering and (noticeably) turbo-training, but it always clears again soon after.

    It's double-glazed except for the bathroom and a window above the stairs, although none of it recent. Thermostat is set at 18 deg.

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