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yeyereverluvinunclebert

In response to: Just because...

yeyereverluvinunclebert

It should be:
“Political reform is COMING, to South Africa”

 Permalink 04/28/18 @ 07:13
Adam

In response to: A Litany Of Fun Aliases

Adam

It’s 2018. What’re you still doing futzing around with a blog for? :)

 Permalink 04/17/18 @ 19:05
Adam

In response to: Review: Dock-N-Talk

Adam

I would doubt that very much as no landline phone that I’m aware of supports displaying text messages.

 Permalink 04/17/18 @ 18:54
Carson

In response to: "A Device Attached To The System Is Not Working"

Carson

This also worked for me. Bizarre. Thank you!

 Permalink 10/26/17 @ 19:44
James

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

James

This entry might be almost 11 years old now, but I wanted you to know that it saved me today from having to call a plumber. The diverter valve on my Waltec 12 failed, but with these instructions, I was able to remove it and put on the replacement 14F525 myself. Thank you very much!

 Permalink 08/04/17 @ 23:30
Gerry Haliburton

In response to: "Ready, Aye, Ready"

Gerry Haliburton

One of the mottos of the Royal Regiment of Canada, from its ancestor, the 10th Battalion, Royal Grenadiers.

 Permalink 03/12/17 @ 22:31
Bruno Ferreira

In response to: ORA-06575: Package or function X is in an invalid state

Bruno Ferreira

Thak you!

 Permalink 01/18/17 @ 06:06
David Whyte

In response to: Review: Dock-N-Talk

David Whyte

Very helpful. thank you
One question if you receive a text do you get any interaction on your landline phone

 Permalink 09/09/16 @ 00:05
Visitor

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Visitor

blog but still very useful, thank you for posting the information-couldn’t figure out how to remove faucet.

 Permalink 09/03/16 @ 14:01
CEP

In response to: "A Device Attached To The System Is Not Working"

CEP

Many thanks to Nimble. Your solution also worked for me.

 Permalink 08/21/16 @ 23:39
Rod

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Rod

Good morning I have a waltec12 tub spout, I replace my wall tiles and now I am finding I can not screw the chrome rings onto the silver face plate thats holds it tight to the wall, using it now with the rings but its hard to turn taps on for the binding on the face plate. Is there any way I person could cut down the face plate about a quarter of an inch and if so what would you use to cut the face plate, tried hacksaw but it just rides the face plate thanks rod

 Permalink 07/15/16 @ 13:05
Eric Brown

In response to: "Ready, Aye, Ready"

Eric Brown

The first time I saw “READY AYE READY” was at Leadership School in HMCS Cornwallis over 40 years ago. It was inspiring then and it’s inspiring now.
AYE
ERIC

 Permalink 02/18/16 @ 14:53
raelene

In response to: Peahens Fan Too

raelene

I’ve been raising some chicks and I’m trying to find out how many are male. Most have been fanning. Now I don’t know how to tell. Any ideas?

 Permalink 01/14/16 @ 17:19
Gus

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Gus

How to install diverter?

 Permalink 07/31/15 @ 16:26
Nimble

In response to: DeMille Technical Books Is Still Alive!

Nimble

I’m so sorry to hear that, Charlie :(

 Permalink 04/29/14 @ 19:56
Charlie Perry

In response to: DeMille Technical Books Is Still Alive!

Charlie Perry

We at DeMille Books have sad news. Evelyn DeMille Passed away peacefully on October 31 this year. She was a wonderful woman, and great friend and a valued advisor to all of us here at DeMille Books.

 Permalink 11/18/13 @ 09:46
Peter

In response to: Invalid Floating Point Operation in Embedded Internet Explorer

Peter

Hi, thanks for this article, you totally saved my day! Our Delphi application had the same problem on XP (not on Win7) and this seems to be THE right fix!

 Permalink 10/04/13 @ 08:50
roy

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

roy

HELP….
I have the Waltec 12
Waltec 14F625-1 this the chrome body. My issue is the shower head I am getting more cold than hot, can’t seem to adjust it wondering if diverter is shot?, also when diverter is pulled still getting water out of taps. does this mean I need to replace??
It does look that hard I have replaced cartridges 2 in 8 yrs on it but wondering if it is time

 Permalink 08/07/13 @ 13:35
para sayma makinesi

In response to: Lampoonesque Picture of the Day

para sayma makinesi

Nice parking I guess

 Permalink 07/20/13 @ 09:55
Andy

In response to: Coco Brooks

Andy

I see most people have had a good experience there but my family had a far different experience. Poor customer service and rude! A really bad place to eat IMO.

I’d steer clear of this establishment.

 Permalink 07/18/13 @ 14:55
John Seaurse

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

John Seaurse

Waltec 12 . Taps had to be shut off very very tight. Replaced washers with 1/4R, and seems to be OK. However the diverter does leak, but I will live with that for now.

 Permalink 06/08/13 @ 16:57
Piotr

In response to: "A Device Attached To The System Is Not Working"

Piotr

Thanks, I had exactly same problem and disabling clipboard solved it!

 Permalink 05/24/13 @ 01:43
Kelly McDonald

In response to: DeMille Technical Books Is Still Alive!

Kelly McDonald

I have known Ms.Demille for over 25 years — if someone receives this email– PLEASE contact me ASAP.

on this email address.

thank you,

K

 Permalink 03/08/13 @ 18:53
Suzanne T. Conroy

In response to: Sleep Number Beds

Suzanne T. Conroy

Well thats not pleasant at all. Too bad. Though these mattresses give comfort and relaxation and hotels should have all their beds with this! haha!

 Permalink 02/05/13 @ 22:23
quintillion

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

quintillion

I’m a 72 year old lady who has don DIY stuff before but was stumped until I saw your diagrams and instructions. Thanks very much.
From Vancouver Island

 Permalink 11/05/12 @ 16:32
Leon B

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Leon B

What tool do you need to replace the seat on a Waltec 12 shower unit?

 Permalink 10/20/12 @ 17:43
Nimble

In response to: Russian Wussburgers

Nimble

George, you’re not reading the post particularly thoroughly if you think it’s laden with sarcasm. This is about a bit of Russian medical superstition. Not “low grade fevers can be really serious", but “above 37 C, your blood will solidify".

I don’t think there are too many doctors in North America or the UK that would treat an axillary temperature of 37°C without other indicative symptoms, and I’ve had my share of fevers in both places, which is why the Russian coworker reaction to the temperature seemed so extreme.

 Permalink 08/22/12 @ 01:43
Declan Barrett

In response to: DeMille Technical Books Is Still Alive!

Declan Barrett

I have to say that De Mille’s Bookstore is the one store where you will buy a higher proportion of the books on the shelves, than any other bookstore that I have come across.

Many bookstores sell volumes of books of moderate quality, with a few good reads, and plenty of temporary trend sellers.

But De Mille’s has real intellectual quality. These guys seem to filter extremely stringently, and then provide the best material to buyers. To get on a shelve in De Mille’s a book must have some serious value. It is the complete opposite of a newsagent in an airport which contain’s throwaway books. A book on the shelve in De Mille’s is such that you will be thinking of buy two copies of it.

It is for this reason I find myself composing this review of De Mille’s.

If you find yourself in Calgary, I recommend a visit. You will probably be very grateful that you visited it. It is also very easy to locate being close to the transit line in the downtown area of Calgary.

 Permalink 08/18/12 @ 06:25
Tanya Seeton

In response to: DeMille Technical Books Is Still Alive!

Tanya Seeton

May 25th 1965 a customer ordered a book from your store..
seems it wasn’t available and you sent her a card to let her know it would be about 3 weeks.
the stamp was 4 cents!!!

This card fell out of an incredibly old beat up Shakespear book that I just bought at a second hand store on the 25th of May this year!

part of me is curious…this is the first old book I ever bought
and I want to let E. Turnbull that this card and book was found..

I am really excited to share my find with you..and am hoping you might be able to help me find E.Turnbull.

 Permalink 05/31/12 @ 03:49
Nimble

In response to: Parenthood, Part II

Nimble

It feels cooler being a grumpy old nerd than it used to as a young nerd :)

<Munson>NERRRRRRD</Munson>

It’s poignant for me because I’m positive for those gene variants. So are you, in fact, and you’re homozygous for both, which means that our kids definitely have the trait.

Then you had to go breastfeed them both. What have you done!?! :) :)

23andme points to this paper for this particular genetic effect.

 Permalink 03/06/12 @ 22:25
dena

In response to: Parenthood, Part II

dena

rofl! I am absolutely beside myself that you made the “if you have ____ genotype and breastfeed, your kids will have a higher IQ” argument…

Nerd!
/I <3 nerds! :D

 Permalink 03/06/12 @ 00:54
Jay

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Jay

My Waltec 12 was eating flat washers for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had to replace the hot cartridge twice prior to today.

Finally took a trip to Homeless Depo and finally realized that I could repalce the seats. (What a thought!) So, new seats, a plumbing alan key, two new cartridges and some ring washers and home I went.

Where did all those chewed up flat washers go? Why to the diverter of course. I must have pulled enough rubber out of the diverter holes to make 6 washers. BUT, in removing the diverter, I destroyed one of the ring washers on the diverter.

I’m close… but not done just yet. YES, you can save some $$$ on DIY, just ask questions.

Thanks for the diagrams way, way above… Very accurate. Wish I had seen it before.

 Permalink 02/18/12 @ 15:43
Nimble

In response to: "A Device Attached To The System Is Not Working"

Nimble

Ran into this problem again today, and disabling the devices was not enough.

What I ended up having to do this time was tell it to not be full screen. Then it was happy. I do not know why.

 Permalink 02/09/12 @ 13:51
Prakash

In response to: ORA-06575: Package or function X is in an invalid state

Prakash

Thanks for this.

 Permalink 02/09/12 @ 12:39
Ritchie Annand

In response to: E2328 Linker error while emitting metadata

One other way it can happen is when something is holding onto the existing .pdb file.

Today, it occurred because I was running AQTime elsewhere, but the project still was set to look up debug information in my output folder. I thought it would just read the files; I did not think it would hold onto them.

So, try to delete your .pdb files if you get this error, especially if it suddenly starts happening when it never has before.

 Permalink 02/02/12 @ 12:27
Bob

In response to: Diet Rite Comes To Canada!

Bob

Update Jan 28 2011. Talked to a person at Co-Op in Calgary and said the Diet-Rite cola is being discontinued and replaced by a Cott product. Available in 2-3 weeks.

 Permalink 01/28/12 @ 16:42
Colin V

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Colin V

Thanks for the great diagram and all the follow up comments. I had a seat that had began to corrode, thinking I would have to replace the entire system until I saw the comment about the seat being removeable. Got out my Allen set and a 5/16 size later, had the bad part in my hand and off to Home Depot. Thanks again.

 Permalink 12/13/11 @ 19:56
Peter

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Peter

Millions of thanks !
Your sketches are more than good to follow

 Permalink 09/08/11 @ 12:52
Adam

In response to: Parenthood, Part I

Adam

Neat write up. I look forward to part 2!

 Permalink 08/28/11 @ 20:00
Wayne C.

In response to: Diet Rite Comes To Canada!

Wayne C.

Hey thanks, Tessa I just bought some at SAVE-ON too. On calgary trail.

 Permalink 08/11/11 @ 13:32
Noah

In response to: Peahens Fan Too

Noah

Its a female!!!!! Don’t be fooled!!!

 Permalink 07/28/11 @ 21:56
Sean

In response to: Slipstreaming OSX install discs

Sean

Apple has a System Image Utility as part of the Server Admin Tools package (a free download) for each version of OSX that allows you to add updates, programs, etc, to an install image.

10.5: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL831
10.6: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1032

 Permalink 05/20/11 @ 16:18
Tharan

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Tharan

Hi guys,

Does anyone know the hot water cartridge part no. for the waltec 12? Would the cartridge for a 14F525 suffice? Any input is appreciated.

Thanks!

 Permalink 05/09/11 @ 10:57
Nikola

In response to: Invalid Floating Point Operation in Embedded Internet Explorer

Nikola

You saved me a lot of time too. Nice job :) I would have never found fix for this error.

 Permalink 04/07/11 @ 09:23
manigordo

In response to: Prodikeys DM

manigordo

I recently bought a refurb(/used) original PK (the white one) for around $50 (inc s&h); yes I know, kind of expensive, but I could not resist it’s charm. And like you mentioned, they’re hard to come by (harder by the minute). The only significant dif to the DM seems to be touch sensitivity; as a matter of fact, I think they use the same software (except TS, of course). Maybe later on I’ll be getting a more recent model, like the MIDI (USB). In fact those were the only two things that bothered me; a little; lack of pressure sensitivity and not being PnP (PS/2 only). Vista(/Win7) driver support is currently not of my concern; but eventually will become a problem, since there doesn’t seem to be any driver support. The bundled software was great; although a little bloated; worked fine and was easy to use. The only caveat was the site’s OL support for optional downloads; I can’t seem to dl any of the advertised Fun Tunes, Penta Tunes, Rhythms or Learnable Songs. There’s a perennial “Service unavailable” err message. Tried the main Asia site (directly from Creative); but either can’t seem to find anything, or redirects me back to www.prodikeys.com. That is, unless someone is kind enough to mirror them (pretty plz:) I know it’s no big loss either; but I would’ve liked to try them out. Anyhow (and finally); my brother thinks is heavy, clunky, odd looking, made of cheap plastic, and toyish; but I think it’s sturdy, convenient, neat, has good quality, and works flawlessly. And at the very least it’s a million times better that my cheap old crappy keyboard, and does a lot more…

PS: BTW, there’s a small sliding panel to the front right; with space barely to fit a small card; can’t figure out what’s for; any ideas?

 Permalink 03/24/11 @ 11:13
Nick

In response to: Invalid Floating Point Operation in Embedded Internet Explorer

Nick

Hi Ritchie,
I had the same problem with my app. on winXP, but not on win7. It seems, your solution makes my program to run properly on xp as well. You saved me a lot of time. Great job, thank you!

 Permalink 03/24/11 @ 01:57
Doug

In response to: Replacing a Waltec 12

Doug

Thank you for reasearhing the replacement Waltec 14F525.
Is it possible to get it in a brushed nickle instead of chrome? Of course I have changed all of my other bathroom faucets over to that.

 Permalink 03/12/11 @ 21:17
Nimble

In response to: They Want Your World of Warcraft Password

Nimble

The HTML for the pages looks pretty simple - they don’t want to try to infect you and possibly trip off any alarms, I guess. They just want your name and password so they can grab your account, then your gold and possibly sell all of your items.

So yes, I’d say you’re very, very likely safe if you didn’t put in your name and password.

 Permalink 01/11/11 @ 12:46
dimmy

In response to: They Want Your World of Warcraft Password

dimmy

i pressed the “click here” on the firt email cause i wanted to check the url out. but i brought me to a paige i couldnt connect to..
i did not give my usename or password so im safe right?
no spyware that can steal my pasword when i log into the game?

 Permalink 01/11/11 @ 12:12
Nimble

In response to: Picture Of The Day

Nimble

I’m guessing that for that price, they aren’t deboned.

 Permalink 12/13/10 @ 01:50