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Hi guys just getting a little low mood today looked where to post this off topic but done it here if its wrong section please delete - 

So anyone got plans for over the weekend etc. I plan to do a bit more coursework some more play on COD ps4 and some slot machine play, and a wee drink tonight of morgans as it was on offer prefer raki or whiskey lol but hey drinks a drink right. So a bit of tidy round cleanout few cupboards then chill as its raining and damp as anything here in Belfast. So enjoy your weekend guys n dolls stay safe friends.

Tommy

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Well, a few years back, i dabbled with the art of brewing. Homebrewing to be more precise. Started basic, brewing kits as most do, but there was something missing, something lacking.... The taste

Hi guys just getting a little low mood today looked where to post this off topic but done it here if its wrong section please delete -  So anyone got plans for over the weekend etc. I plan to do

Me lol I have many names  anyways yesterday evening was out and it pissed down had trampoline in garden for over five years it stood there through  all wind snow n rain, not moved a spring 

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Every weekends the same but thank god I’m not furloughed or worse as every day would be the same

looking at four walls or the shitty autumn weather outside, even the sons off school as they have a few cases of the Kung flu there 

if I was at home all day it would do my nut in, probably get into debt by online gambling as I admit I still have a problem wheee that’s concerned but is squished a bit by limiting deposits etc, or I’d be on the tippy tappy looked at random YouTube shite or even making a layout a day and we all don’t need me flooding the scene with crap

so what’s on today? Well might live it up with a trip to Aldi then a social distance Maccy d’s then go home a mope about till Monday morning comes again lol

 

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Well, a few years back, i dabbled with the art of brewing. Homebrewing to be more precise.

Started basic, brewing kits as most do, but there was something missing, something lacking.... The taste wasn't there or wasn't what i felt it should be.

Not long after i took the plunge into All Grain brewing / partial mashes. Stovetop (Gas burner) style.

Bought a couple of larder / undercounter fridges for the garage and control the fermentaton temps in these.

It is a patient , heavy learning process to make a good brew, i have found that out but am now satisfied with the results and consistency.

Anyway, later today, I will be bagging the latest brew up into 10 litre bags. The bags in turn go into a cardboard boxes and stored.

Tomorrow, i will make up another and get it in the fermentor... Oooooh Happy Christmas!

The bag has a connector which connects via tubing to a hand pull beer engine (same as in the pubs) which i bought second hand and refurbed.

Other beers i make go into recycled bottles, gathered from local pubs and friends (over 600 now, all in crates!)

Thank god i started this and got a good stock! Pubs closed, pffft who needs them? Haha.

 

Just saying, most times the process is time consuming but to me it is worthwhile at the end when it gets poured down the throat.

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I've sold one machine and swapped another, both buyers coming tomorrow morning, so I'll give the machines a last play, clean and bulb check later.

Good news is one I'm swapping for (all being well with tomorrows plans) is one of my all time favorites. Probably not a 'classic' machine but I plan to scan the reels in and get some photos for a nice 4K DX at some point as the existing layouts are old and flyer based.

Otherwise I'm taking mum to see my sister shortly, and spending some quality time with Slotscat a.k.a. Lord Teddington the ridiculously floofy Persian cat. That means he'll probably be asleep on the desk while I play some retro games :)

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11 minutes ago, Tommy_Belfast said:

what strength is the beer etc rocket fuel or normal sounds like your enjoying the hobby

 

Any strength i want really. usually around the 4% mark as this is session beer.

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My weekend adventure is a slow burner....   I’m waiting in for a customer to pick their repaired laptop.  Charge port replaced.  Then I’m heading out to purchase a usb WiFi adapter.  From here I’m paying a visit to my local B&Q to purchase some coach bolts for my mame panel. I’ve just received my Suzo Happ trackball so need to get it into my mocked up panel.   Later this evening I’m going to be setting mame up for dual screens, game bottom screen, marquee top screen, that should be fun.

Hoping to play some Crystal Castles and Marble Madness this evening.  Might have a drink, all hinges on how many problems I encounter today!   Might just end up drinking on the sofa binge watching Netflix ;)

J

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@slotsmagic Yes there will be some cat action for me too.  I love cats, ours is possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat, so fluffy and she’s such a pretty looking cat.  She’s getting on now, 15 years we’ve had her, 6 months old when we got her.

J

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39 minutes ago, A:E said:

@slotsmagic Yes there will be some cat action for me too.  I love cats, ours is possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat, so fluffy and she’s such a pretty looking cat.  She’s getting on now, 15 years we’ve had her, 6 months old when we got her.

J

Lord Teddington is 3 years old now, he's a very placid cat apart from a few minutes a day when he goes utterly bonkers. Generally he's happy to just curl up and watch what I'm doing, unless he's in the room when I'm eating in which case he's a pain the arse. Other than that he's awesome!

Interesting about the MAME stuff, I've got a spare monitor and Raspberry Pi and am tempted to buy a flat-pack cabinet, buttons e.t.c. as a project. An MFME cabinet will come at some point, probably when one of my machines dies. Normally I just let Mr Smashy (a.k.a. the sledgehammer) deal with them and take the wood to the tip, but really do fancy an MFME cab. 

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5 hours ago, Tommy_Belfast said:

Hi guys just getting a little low mood today looked where to post this off topic but done it here if its wrong section please delete - 

So anyone got plans for over the weekend etc. I plan to do a bit more coursework some more play on COD ps4 and some slot machine play, and a wee drink tonight of morgans as it was on offer prefer raki or whiskey lol but hey drinks a drink right. So a bit of tidy round cleanout few cupboards then chill as its raining and damp as anything here in Belfast. So enjoy your weekend guys n dolls stay safe friends.

Tommy

hi matey,yeah weather crap in Torbay at the mo.its been stormy all night and all day here so i had same thought,pull out laptop and have a little play on the fruitys.always like to pop in here and see who and what is new.lol.

anyway,enjoy your drink later and heres to the end of lockdown 2.0

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1 hour ago, A:E said:

@slotsmagic Yes there will be some cat action for me too.  I love cats, ours is possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat, so fluffy and she’s such a pretty looking cat.  She’s getting on now, 15 years we’ve had her, 6 months old when we got her.

J

My wife volunteer's at cats protection in Belfast hence why we have 2 cats one is bi polar and slightly disable other is slightly feral thou the whippet and lurcher don't bother with them 

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53 minutes ago, TORBAYFRUITS said:

hi matey,yeah weather crap in Torbay at the mo.its been stormy all night and all day here so i had same thought,pull out laptop and have a little play on the fruitys.always like to pop in here and see who and what is new.lol.

anyway,enjoy your drink later and heres to the end of lockdown 2.0

been lucky enough with lockdown here in belfast thou I work in hospital frontline etc I love it pays the bills 21 years at it

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This sounds terrible but if I ever parted ways with my wife, as long as I had the cat I think I’d be ok.  Cats have that calming affect, ours is so friendly and likes to get on you all the time, if I’m lounging on the sofa it won’t be long before she’s asleep on me, after she’s done the comfy dance that is.  I used to do a lot of reading about cat behaviour and usually when they are going mental round the house it’s because they are getting rid of excess energy so they can sleep, sounds about right to me.

I do like dogs but cats can take care of themselves. Dogs require so much more attention, they really are like kids that never grow up :)

J

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1 hour ago, Tommy_Belfast said:

been lucky enough with lockdown here in belfast thou I work in hospital frontline etc I love it pays the bills 21 years at it

I might have one of the best jobs ever.  I create YouTube thumbnails, usually about 30 per week. ;)

J

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Yeah a miserable day here in the midlands. Started off with a walk and got drenched as I was coming back. Did some cleaning ... boring !! I know. Went out in the car and did a bit of shopping.

 

Just eaten a chilli - soon be time for the weekly zoom call with mates that's been going on since April - along with plenty of booze of course 😀

 

Also have a cat - when I am on the settee he jumps straight on me and would sit there all day but as I will be in the other room the smart money says he'll jump on the seat behind me.

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Tommy_Belfast said:

I know Vector could be worse least i got a job roof over my head debts loads but still here lol

Who's Vector;)

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You’ll know if you’ve pissed them off.  Cats will thrash their tail side to side to warn you of their current mood.  If you continue they will resort to attacking you.  I like that about cats, they are like us in many respects but they are in control for sure ;).  Our cat is at least.

J

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16 minutes ago, A:E said:

You’ll know if you’ve pissed them off.  Cats will thrash their tail side to side to warn you of their current mood.  If you continue they will resort to attacking you.  I like that about cats, they are like us in many respects but they are in control for sure ;).  Our cat is at least.

J

Mate I know, Mother and myself had one for near 18 years, she was a house cat and never went out but was very content staying indoors.

Her name was Pushkin (Russian) don't ask😏

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Wizard, loved, missed and truly never forgotten.

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20 hours ago, A:E said:

@slotsmagic Yes there will be some cat action for me too.  I love cats, ours is possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat, so fluffy and she’s such a pretty looking cat.  She’s getting on now, 15 years we’ve had her, 6 months old when we got her.

J

Spent yesterday with my two fluff bundles.  Seal point Birman, and Tortie Birman.  both little monkeys.  Last night; usual Saturday night, curry and music.

Not doing much today, looking out the window watching the traffic on the ECML, waiting for the 37 later.

Norwegian Forest, wow, that must take some brushing with a coat like that!

 

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