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Daily News Stuff 28 February 2022

To Move Or Not To Move Edition

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  • The Quest for Pixy Manor continues apace.  I've found a 5 bedroom place on two acres - in the same country town I was looking at before - for around $300k less than they're asking for my current shoebox on a postage stamp.

    And it has gigabit internet, which is not something I can get here in suburban Sydney.

    It's not as nice inside as some of the other places I've looked at, but it has all the storage space I could ask for - an attached 3-car garage, plus a second detached 3-car garage.  And the land is already divided into two lots and for that $300k I could probably build something on the second lot and sell the original.

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1 A patent for a device having an outside surface dedicated to providing a visual representation of the various computational results of certain binary data streams as provided from a device consisting of transistors and capacitors and resistors integrated into a single or multiple complexes of computational circuitry either integrated into the display device or contained in a separate device and connected via various cables or wirelessly without cables via some form of electromagnetic energy.  This patent is not intended to cover similar devices which are meant to be inserted rectally by patent attorneys.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:43 AM (LADmw)

2 Also, that ARM laptop is pretty much what I would love to have, if it really can get 29 hours on a charge and run an operating system that doesn't suck.  Lenovo has historically been pretty good at making stuff that runs linux (and FreeBSD), so there might be hope.

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:45 AM (LADmw)

3 Be careful. You may regret buying a big house on a big lot that will require a lot of upkeep.

Posted by: furball321 at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:01 PM (n+R81)

4 Giant Manor downside:  Lots of upkeep.

Giant Manor upside:  excuse to hire Puerto Rican pool boy and greasy Scots gardener.

Also, guns and BBQ, I think.  Or is that Texas?

Posted by: normal at Tuesday, March 01 2022 12:13 PM (obo9H)

Be careful. You may regret buying a big house on a big lot that will require a lot of upkeep.
Yeah.  Realistically I need twice the space I currently have, for a proper home office, a spare bedroom for guests, and so on.  Some places I've looked at are four times the size.  

I actively do not want a pool, for example.  If the house I settle on has one, I'll turn it into an unusually deep koi pond.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 01 2022 07:01 PM (PiXy!)

6 Yeah, pools were a deal-breaker for me, too. It's just a hole in the ground that you throw money into, and by long-standing precedent, an attractive nuisance making you liable for children and pets who jump over your fence and drown their silly selves.

My new place does have far more grass than I'm willing to pay someone to cut, so I'm already looking to replace most of it with low-maintenance ground-cover, shrubs, and trees; and maybe a guest cottage. Pity so few bamboo species can handle Ohio winters...


Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, March 02 2022 03:46 AM (ZlYZd)

7 I spent two years living almost next door to a regional airport (mostly Cessnas and small private jets) in downtown Dallas (~1900 feet from the end of the runway), but I was perpendicular to it, which probably helped some.  The worst part was the first planes of the day firing up their jet engines at 7:30 AM, but I was normally awake by then, so it was just a nuisance if I had to talk on the phone.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, March 02 2022 09:48 AM (Z0GF0)

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