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  1. I got lost half way through the thread. But back to the post on the icons, I put my vote down as a big Yes on name identification on the "sad" and "confused" ones. Either identify or delete the icons entirely, which would be fine also. In the past, I've seen too many comments marked sad or confused when it had nothing to do with the content. Seems to be more of a passive aggressive outlet for people who don't like the poster. I am, of course, sad and confused.
  2. Second recommendation for Mike. Excellent, prompt service.
  3. I went recently and ordered Carbonara, one of my favorite pastas. No hint of bacon. It had flakes of deli mystery meat, probably flavorless ham. The pizza was as Computer Guy described. Just, remarkable for the weird, thin crust that was closer to a cracker than pizza crust, now that you mention it. The salad was large, (as it should be for 100p) and excellent, but it's too long a trip just for salad.
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    Panettone at SL

    Superlake has panettone. Two brands, both in the usual fruit. Regrettably one also has pumpkin or chocolate chips in place of the fruit. Italian grandmothers are whirling in their graves. If you're a fan, you know SL may or may not replace this first offering, but it will sell out shortly and be unavailable for ages. If you've never heard of the stuff.... it's a light, sweet Italian bread, sprinkled with fruit. Best toast in the world. Seasonal. Packaged in a box. Top shelf on the bread counter.
  5. I had wisteria in the States. It's lovely, but my impression is that it's slow growing compared to a lot of the vines under discussion here. If you want faster results, another plant might be preferable.
  6. I have it growing over chain link fence, don't know what is cyclone fence. But yes, it's easy care, but needs some trimming to stay neat.
  7. If you want an easy keeper that grows fast, thunbergia grandiflora. (Sky blue vine). You see it a lot around here, covering walls. Long trailing blue flowers. Some of the plants people have suggested don't hold up well to ants.. my experience with jasmine, anyway. https://www.google.com/search?q=Thunbergia+grandiflora+(Blue+Sky+Vine)&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwicnP3W3PLdAhUOG3wKHa2jAtgQ_AUIDigB&biw=1440&bih=681
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    Paying Bills

    Be careful with advance payments to Izzi. My experience is being in the store one day before the next billing period and being told to return the next day to make the payment. YMMV.
  9. If you can swing for a second pair of glasses, get one with the focus set at about 2 feet, full lens... or measure to your computer screen and always use the same distance. Tri or bi focals are hard on the eyes, if you spend a lot of time at the computer. You have to tip your head back and that means your lids don't cover your eyes when you blink. Dries your eye.
  10. I tried one of the standing desks once. There is an issue that is rarely mentioned in the sales pitches for those. Standing in one place for hours may not feel better, especially for older bodies, or be much healthier than sitting. YMMV.
  11. Termites here tunnel though concrete. Whether they eat it, I don't know. The treatment is drilling in the concrete as you described.
  12. Glad the fireworks look great from your distance. From mine, the cohetes torture people and animals for hours. Enduring it is an option, getting used to it isn't so much, unless you're deaf.
  13. Odd. I'm in SAT too, south near the lake. No interruption in Telmex this morning.
  14. That is fairly standard advice for handling GERD. It all helps. Make sure you are clear on instructions from your doctor regarding the drugs he is prescribing for you. There is a lot of info on the internet, and this forum, about these OTC drugs that will not be applicable to you. Example, if you're placed permanently on omeprazole, the OTC usage instructions (don't use permanently) don't apply to you. The doctor has made the determination on the severity of your GERD vs long term usage and can explain it to you.
  15. One of the problems is they just don't have much food. So item after item on the menu as you go down it.. unavailable, including drinks. They don't seem to be able to pay suppliers. It doesn't get the crowds on the weekends like it did years ago, so there just isn't much left. My friends in Ixtlahuacán who were determined to support the family as long as possible finally had to move on to other restaurants in the town. Mainly lack of food and uncaring service.
  16. The restaurant is barely functional at this point. Adjust your expectations. Why was this ancient thread resuscitated?
  17. Rodney Dutro... His website is https://www.fineartturnings.com/contact Good luck. His work was beautiful.
  18. I made mine out of a pillowcase. Twisted on the ends and hung with clothes pins. Some one clever and crafty could probably add a clothes hanger to the open end.
  19. Fiber optic, telephone lines, power, etc, can all physically share the same poles. Now what's going on here? No idea. My guess on the truck sign is they didn't design a "Two Tin Cans and A String" logo for our area.
  20. Looks like you're on to something else. I looked up Speedify and it does combine ISP for faster service. I got 7 mbps a few times, before Izzy started failing. Excerpt. "The Speedify app then works in tandem with the Speed Server to intelligently divide your Internet traffic and deliver the combined speed of all available Internet connections. " https://support.speedify.com/article/273-how-does-speedify-work
  21. I bought my house when Telmex was dial-up, so missed the memo on how intelligent people do their research for moving into an area with high speed internet service. Thanks for the instruction on how to spot hostility though. I'll keep my eyes peeled.
  22. That makes a lot of sense. The explanation from Speedify on how it works is a little soft. And I'm combining two notoriously bad ISPs. As you say, YMMV.
  23. Speedify does work as a VPN. I don't know the answer to your question about 2 VPNs. The reason I don't recommend it strongly, is I don't see a straight linear improvement like I expected. Izzy is 5 mbps tops. Telmex is 3. So you'd think, combine them and see 7 or 8. Well worth the $5 a month. No, not for me. Izzy fades away, comes and goes from 5 to nothing. Telmex is 3 on a good day, whatever the heck on weekends when people are streaming. I'm getting disconnects again weekend evenings. Now, if I got 5 regularly I'd be pleased, but I don't. My short answer, if you check this out and can't get it work, not a huge thing.
  24. My plumber/electrician handles repairs and adjustments to the water heater. No special water heater service person required. If you're not a talented DIY person, you probably already have someone you use.
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