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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:23 pm quote
We received two Equipment racks at one of our data centers today for a customer. When the customer was un-crating them they stated to see a red substance under the clear plastic shipping covers. Once the covers were pulled off it starting smelling like pizza sauce. The cabinets were covered on one side in pizza sauce. Customer is calling vendor to request new racks and to see what the hell happen in the warehouse
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:29 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
We received two Equipment racks at one of our data centers today for a customer. When the customer was un-crating them they stated to see a red substance under the clear plastic shipping covers. Once the covers were pulled off it starting smelling like pizza sauce. The cabinets were covered on one side in pizza sauce. Customer is calling vendor to request new racks and to see what the hell happen in the warehouse
Are you sure it's pizza sauce? I mean, perhaps Santa crashed into the side of it or something like that?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:33 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
We received two Equipment racks at one of our data centers today for a customer. When the customer was un-crating them they stated to see a red substance under the clear plastic shipping covers. Once the covers were pulled off it starting smelling like pizza sauce. The cabinets were covered on one side in pizza sauce. Customer is calling vendor to request new racks and to see what the hell happen in the warehouse
Are you sure it's pizza sauce? I mean, perhaps Santa crashed into the side of it or something like that?
Walking into customers storage area and it smells like a pizza shop People keep asking who ordered all the pizza and where is it
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:50 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Madison Sully wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
We received two Equipment racks at one of our data centers today for a customer. When the customer was un-crating them they stated to see a red substance under the clear plastic shipping covers. Once the covers were pulled off it starting smelling like pizza sauce. The cabinets were covered on one side in pizza sauce. Customer is calling vendor to request new racks and to see what the hell happen in the warehouse
Are you sure it's pizza sauce? I mean, perhaps Santa crashed into the side of it or something like that?
Walking into customers storage area and it smells like a pizza shop People keep asking who ordered all the pizza and where is it
Well a lot of us do call the servers we put in the racks pizza boxes. So maybe there was some confusion at the warehouse?
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:50 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
Having a blast on mine today.
I donno if I should say “Brrrr...” or “WooHoo...!!”
I’ve wanted a Ural for years but couldn’t justify the cost.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:55 am quote
I just finished work for Christmas, that’s cheered me up, not so much the people covering me.
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:58 am quote
Gedmunds wrote:
I just finished work for Christmas, that’s cheered me up, not so much the people covering me.
Same here. Off til Jan 6th.

w00t!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:50 am quote
johnymoore wrote:
Gedmunds wrote:
I just finished work for Christmas, that’s cheered me up, not so much the people covering me.
Same here. Off til Jan 6th.

w00t!
Me too!
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:58 am quote
The little boy running in front of his mom and dog that stopped cold to stare and point at me as I rode by on my way to work.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:59 am quote
KABarash wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Having a blast on mine today.
I donno if I should say “Brrrr...” or “WooHoo...!!”
I’ve wanted a Ural for years but couldn’t justify the cost.
That was me too. A LOT of us jumped on the 2019's as it had the upgrading engine without the price jumping much. For 2020 the price has gone up a good chunk and the dealer said he is selling more than ever. That's partially thanks to the good reviews the 2019's have been getting.

Early in Jan I'm riding mine up to the big Toronto bike show and lending mine to them for the event. I'll get a few extra perks for it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:31 am quote
Met the parking enforcement officer for one of the areas I park in all the time. He rides a Triumph and we had a great chat. One word of advice always try and get to k iw the guys especially in a big city. I've talked to more than a few riders that have gotten tickets in spots I use to park and that includes the beast of a Ural. Now I pretty much have my own private spot by the office that the other regulars are afraid to park in. It's in a bit of a grey area as the signage got knocked over about a year ago and hasn't been put back up.
eeee-bip
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:36 am quote
Remind
Did you get a picture of that ?

Bill x
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:51 am quote
Re: Remind
Bill Dog wrote:
Did you get a picture of that ?

Bill x
Of what? Me talking to to the guy? No, I'm not big on selfies. Maybe next time if that would bring you some joy.
eeee-bip
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:59 am quote
Missed
No, the Ural.

I think you missed an opportunity there.

Bill x
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:05 am quote
Re: Missed
Bill Dog wrote:
No, the Ural.

I think you missed an opportunity there.

Bill x
You are getting crabbier and crabbier as time goes on. I've never said anything mean to you but you are lashing out at pretty much everyone now. Not cool man. I Know life isn't easy for you but taking it out on others... yeah maybe rethink your attitude lately.
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Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:13 am quote
Up
It was a joke.

Please take it as one.

Bill x
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Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:36 am quote
It's a beautiful day, think I will go to the self serve car wash and get the grime off one or two of the bikes. Currently 1 Celsius and sunny. Can't ask for much better this time of year.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:32 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
It's a beautiful day, think I will go to the self serve car wash and get the grime off one or two of the bikes. Currently 1 Celsius and sunny. Can't ask for much better this time of year.
You need to buy Salt Away.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:58 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
It's a beautiful day, think I will go to the self serve car wash and get the grime off one or two of the bikes. Currently 1 Celsius and sunny. Can't ask for much better this time of year.
You need to buy Salt Away.
That gets rid of grime? I really just like getting the crap off and the Ural has undercoating but hey any bit helps. What’s salt away?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:10 am quote
It is used on jet skis that are used in salt water. Water doesn't remove salt well, it just rises off with this stuff.
Moto Giro Titan
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:40 am quote
Cooking for fam, arriving in a bit!

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eeee-bip
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:37 pm quote
Latte
This conversation in my favourite Coffee Shop.

Customer, Do you have any cold milk ?

Staff, Yes, it's in that metal jug over there.

Customer, Is it cold ?

Staff, Yes, which is why the jig has Cold Milk written on it.

Customer, .........
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:59 pm quote
Me , about 1PM: “Are you still serving the all day breakfast?”
Pub “No, finished at 12”

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Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:31 pm quote
wmak wrote:
Cooking for fam, arriving in a bit!
You look happy and properly attired, but you're standing in the wall!
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:18 pm quote
wmak wrote:
Cooking for fam, arriving in a bit!
You've been binge watching The Expanse, haven't you?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:46 pm quote
The ICC investigation against the PM of Israel
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Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:48 pm quote
Posting with no context - Merry Christmas

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Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:51 pm quote
Lift
Have a Camp Christmas won't you ?

Bill x
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Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:38 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
wmak wrote:
Cooking for fam, arriving in a bit!
You look happy and properly attired, but you're standing in the wall!
Yeah, the last couple of times I posted directly from the iPhone, the shot came out sideways. No idea as to how to correct it.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:18 pm quote
Yesterday I met a British expat when I was grabbing a coffee at Union Station which was about the only place a coffee shop would be open. Anyway I parked in Front of Revenue Canada where I met a security guard. He's older, ex-military and used to ride and has a son in the military that also rides. He was out on a break when I parked and we had a great chat about it all and he loved to Ural but wished he had his camera. He asked if I could drop by today but not to go out of my way. Long story short I did drop by today at about 6 am and he had his camera. We had another good chat and I made someone happy. That cheers me up.
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:51 am quote
Good job!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:39 am quote
6 degrees Celsius today! I'm out riding and don't even need a neck warmer. I'll take it!
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:43 pm quote
Rain! Some snow in the higher parts of AZ, but rain too, all over the state. Yippee!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:51 pm quote
Syd wrote:
Rain! Some snow in the higher parts of AZ, but rain too, all over the state. Yippee!
I kind of wish we had some good heavy rain a couple days ago here in Central NY! The temps are good for a short ride but the salt on the roads is not good for the bikes!

Saw a blip on the news tonight about AZ and at least in the parts they were showing you have much more white stuff than we do tonight. Grandson wanted to make a snowman but he would have to be about 6 inches tall at the most right today.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:11 pm quote
Just got back from my doc. Have had some edgy hypertension the past few years, not a big deal, except for major white coat hypertension.

When one's BP at home is pretty much normal but you look full-blown hypertension in the doctor's office, it's pretty frustrating. Sit 15 minutes, nurse checks you, it's high, maybe checks again, then doctor checks you...high again, you tell him what you got at home, etc, etc. Couple of years' worth of that.

Today, for the first time, the nurse says its good, doc likes the reading, doesn't recheck, and we spent most of the session BSing about stuff.

Good way to end the year.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:30 pm quote
MV Santa paid me a visit today. A couple weeks ago I told him he could have my Vespas because I was done with them. He graciously declined. Showed up today and he is still struggling after his new and improved surgery. I opened the door and he immediately said Merry Christmas and he handed me all these tools. I took the hint and accepted them.
It appears that all the sweating over fixing my Vespas is not over yet. We went shopping came back and laughed about old times. He is still taking IV antibiotics everyday. I myself as a good nurse that I am reminded him to flush his PICC line every day after the infusion. He is in great spirits. He also reminded me that I have promised a special Christmas present to him. In turn this time he has forgotten about my Vespas offer. All he wanted was noise cancelling stereo Bluetooth earbuds. As promises are promises he went home with his wish come true. Thank you Santa for everything you do personally and to our community.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:14 pm quote
Lent my bike out and worked the BIG bike show in Toronto this weekend. The show was packed and massive, unless you've been to a really big one it's hard to put in to perceptive. I'm sure there are bigger ones but for Canada a bike show this size is a little crazy. I'd post more pics but TBH I didn't spend too much time walking around as I've been to a few and really it is more of the same. Here is a pic of my bike at the show and an even better pic of what's for dinner See if you can figure out which one is Russian and which one is (was?) Japanese.

Ural did great at the show and so did the RE and SWM bikes the dealer sells. The show gave them a free space for the Urals, they love having them there because they are different.

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Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:15 pm quote
75 degree day, so I gave my car a through wash and detail. Still can’t believe its almost 6 years old, still looks amazing. Yep, I’m the weirdo who loves my Prius to bits
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:31 pm quote
This just makes me smile and some of you may know what the sticker on the top is. I've had a lot of stickers on more than a few scoots and this is I think my favourite grouping. Serious performance parts and then a baby Yoda... My wife is taking the scoot over in the spring whenever she wants it and I though I would cute it up a bit for her.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:44 pm quote
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