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Monday, 29 November 2021 Dereel Images for 29 November 2021
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Plumbing problems
Topic: Stones Road house, general Link here

While filling the dish washer today, heard a quiet “drip ... drip” from under the sink. It took a while to find that it was water dripping from the shelf under the new kitchen tap to the bottom of the cabinet.


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But where was it coming from? The first suspect was the tap, but there were no drips from it. It wasn't until I turned it on that water shot out from all directions in the join to the extensible hose.


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Damn! OK, tighten it up—it wasn't even finger tight. 2 21 mm spanners? I only had one, so I used a small shifting spanner for the other one. But the position of the join made it almost impossible. It must have taken me 10 minutes, while it would have been a few seconds if it had been done up before mounting in place. But at least it worked.

How I hate plumbing!


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Signs of the times
Topic: gardening, opinion Link here

Seen walking the dogs today:


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Yes, they're the very common Amanita muscaria. But they normally flower between April and June. It must have been the surprisingly moist spring that caused them to flower now.


Hedgehogs in gum trees
Topic: animals Link here

Also while walking the dogs (in fact in almost exactly the same place as the Amanita muscaria, I saw something that looked like a hedgehog high up in a gum tree:


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What is it? The photo makes it clearer: it seems to be some sort of wasp nest.


Perfectly Clear: Ashampoo substitute
Topic: photography, technology, opinion Link here

The photos of the insect nest were surprisingly successful, given the viewpoint and the distance. Put them through “Perfectly Clear“ with great advantage. I still need to find out some details of how to use it, but the results from the “iAuto” preset suggest that that alone is an adequate replacement for Ashampoo photo optimizer.

Eyeq, the maker of Perfectly Clear, continues to bombard me with special offers. Today it was $69 worth of “LOOKs” for only $29. Which? They're too polite to say. Are they worth it? More video watching and discovered that I have a number of “LOOKs” included. None of them looked worth having. LOOKing through their list of LOOKs, there's heartily little of interest. But looking through the list of 25 different sets with an average price of round $20, I could easily spend $500 on them. First they need to show me that they have something that I need.


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