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  1. William Lewis

    Personal Top Ten Cameras?

    Inspired by today's post at The Online Photographer... No particular order, but close to chronological. 1) Canon AE-1P - first camera owned bought at the px 2) Yashica-Mat 124 - non-G, flea market camera 3) Yashica Electro 35 GSN - another flea market gem. hatteries were a pain 4) Canon IVSb -...
  2. William Lewis

    Our Security Guard

    We have a stuffed bear in our lobby. I often joke that she’s our security guard. Well, we have to keep her healthy too! But, she just can't seem to follow the directions as you’ll notice her nose…
  3. William Lewis

    Interesting difference between forum cultures

    One of my other hobby forums (aviation) has Bacon as a reaction :2thumbs:
  4. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Went shopping just now. Crowded store. I was in the maybe 25% wearing a mask. Last night I poked a hornets nest when a member of my parish whined on an email list that if the bars were open why weren't the churches. I replied back, paraphrased, they were open out of greed and children who are...
  5. William Lewis

    Home Cooking? Recipes in a time of Quarantine!

    So the pantry likes to give out these cans of white meat chicken. It’s not bad, not great but decent quality chunks. I’ve found that if I take a sauce pan, put in the 1 1/2 cups of water and butter that a box of stuffing needs, the chicken and a half can of corn, boil, add the stuffing mix and 5...
  6. William Lewis

    Home Cooking? Recipes in a time of Quarantine!

    BrianS made a comment that we should have a recipie thread and I thought I'd take him up on it. I have an Instant Pot and a tabletop oven/toaster/air fryer that I do 75% of my cooking in. Here's a thing I've done of late in the Instant pot. ---------------- 1) take a small chunk of pork...
  7. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Instant Pot and an air frying table top oven. Oh and a sauce pan to make Kraft Mac N Cheese in. Don't need much else :rofl:
  8. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Oil is crashing: it had dropped to $4.04 a barrel but has rebounded to $4.90. Stock Market Data - Dow Jones, Nasdaq, S&P 500 - CNNMoney
  9. William Lewis

    The Pub now asking for photo-ID.

    So, ID eh? Ok, from earlier today showing off my styling new mask ;)
  10. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    I expect to wash it daily, yes. It won't be any where like a N95 mask or the NBC masks I used in the Army. But, as I said, every little thing helps. If I wear it and let a doctor wear the N95 then both of us are better off.
  11. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    13.5???? That's more than most yeast can do. Excellent! Enjoy it and remember the real idea of Easter, both Christian and Pagan - rebirth. The cycle never ends...
  12. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    I ordered a Shemagh scarf today for the simple reason that any reduction is a help in flattening the curve.
  13. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Here's a funny from Phoenix:
  14. William Lewis

    CAMERA/LENS PRICES and the Global Pandemic - What do you think?

    I bought my D7100 yesterday and haggling a little on the price. I expect it to suit me for a very long time. I have my eye out for a Nikkor 45/2.8 AI-P that has interest to me due to the optical formula. Unfortunately it's a "collectable" since it came out with the FM3 and $$$. Still I watch...
  15. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Lux æterna luceat eis, Domine: So I've just learned of the first probable victim that I personally knew. Gus was a Korean war veteran, profoundly injured by those years and yet still had the proverbial heart of gold, a deep love for God's natural creations, and a humorous mind that often...
  16. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Back in the day, I learned Wordstar, dBase III & 123. When I finally got a decent job after getting back from the Army the first software I bought full up to replace a pirate copy was Wordstar. I still have the 3.5" disks for Wordstar 7.0d. Every system I have that can be made to run DOS in some...
  17. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Wisconsin is issuing it's shelter in place order tomorrow. Apparently the hotel I work is essential so back to work Wednesday. I am actually grateful for that - At least a slight change of scene every few hours.
  18. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Irony, karma, something... It was just announced that after mocking the virus as a hoax, deriding peoples concerns and voting against relief legislation, US Senator Rand Paul has Corvid19. When my church opens again, I'll have to light a candle in thanksgiving to Mother Mary. Rand Paul is young...
  19. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    "But Mah FreeDumb!" Sorry but I do get tired of American selfishness.
  20. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Ah Xenix. Weird version that was. Only Minix had worse memory management. But I got into real Unixen(Sun, DEC,DG, Interactive 386, etc) later and still prefer FreeBSD over Linux. The DOS apps are, though, a great base line to get stuff done when I am tired of fighting the Windows 10 I have to...
  21. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    I'm very fond of DosBox on all my machines and keep it and my DOS directory on a usb stick. Wordstar, 123, dBase III+,Medley Lisp, Turbo C, Windows 3.1 to run smalltalk/v and mathcad, and a few classic games that I still play. Amazing how much can hide in a gig or so.
  22. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    The schools here are keeping the cooks employed by having them make meals for all kids under 18 in the district that can either be picked up by the parents OR dropped off by the school buses going their normal route at 11am - 1pm delivering the food. Helps the local economy and helps the families.
  23. William Lewis

    Any board gamers here?

    "Iron Tide" and "Bitter Woods" are simulations of the Battle of the Bulge and can easily go over 8 hours, though both also have partial scenarios that can be done in shorter amounts of time. I like to play one of them each year in December and, when I didn't have a cat, have left it set up on a...
  24. William Lewis

    Any board gamers here?

    Very much the history. That, I might add, is one of my simpler (!) and shorter (!!) games. But I'm nothing compared to an Advanced Squad Leader player. Those folks are hardcore.
  25. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Im not too old but I would prefer to no catch it. That said, not passing it on to my elderly father and stepmother or anyone else elderly is my primary goal.
  26. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    More seriously, I took my Rollei down off the shelf and loaded it up with a roll of Arista.EDU Ultra 100. It's been a while since I used it and this is a good opportunity to do so.
  27. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    My Rolleicord III could stand a CLA < Whistles innocently >
  28. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    I stopped caring about NatGeo when Fox (now Disney) bought them. :(
  29. William Lewis

    Coronavirus 2020 🤧

    Make sure your internet is paid up and as fast as you can get and the video games will keep the kids occupied :ninja:
  30. William Lewis

    Any board gamers here?

    Stuff like this: MMP's Products
  31. William Lewis

    Any board gamers here?

    More a pen and paper RPGer than board games. Traveller, DnD, RuneQuest, etc. Although I do have a weak spot for military board games.
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