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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:28 pm

Here comes Matthew!

Everyone is getting freaky about Hurricane Matthew which seems to be on its way. Oh boy. They are evacuating the low country and also cancelling schools here in the midlands starting tomorrow.

People are already piling on provisions, gas, etc. I don't know what to think.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby MattF » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:13 am

I'm not sure I like a big blowjob named after me...
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby bkuehn1952 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:00 am

jfurr wrote: I don't know what to think.


Don't ask me for advice. I would be one of the idiots who decides to "ride it out" and ends up on a list of missing persons.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby srogers13 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:54 am

Stash the cash and cover your ass? :school
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:04 am

jfurr wrote:People are already piling on provisions, gas, etc. I don't know what to think.


Just go with it.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:57 pm

thinking about stocking up on beer for the weekend
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:35 pm

I've been expecting this thing to turn offshore but it's looking more like heading straight towards me. I hope I'm wrong but getting a bad feeling.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby Duke of Hazards » Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:37 pm

That's some scary shit. Do they have those horn/siren things going off? I remember being in Atlanta in the middle of the night at a hotel when one of those went off. Sounded like an air raid siren. I got into the bathtub with the wife and kids, then later went to ask the desk clerk after it went off. He looked at me like he didn't know what I was talking about, so I'm guessing it's routine ?

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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby bkuehn1952 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:37 pm

My recollection of Hurricane Andrew is that in addition to the destruction, the big issue becomes getting around. Trees and debris block every road so even if your home survives, you are often stuck in place with no electricity or safe water. You can't drive anywhere to get more "stuff" and everyone is in the same boat (or worse).

Now, Matthew is not like Andrew but depending on the circumstances, you might anticipate getting stuck in place for a while. Time to head north and visit uncle Legit in the Big Apple.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:48 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:That's some scary shit. Do they have those horn/siren things going off? I remember being in Atlanta in the middle of the night at a hotel when one of those went off. Sounded like an air raid siren. I got into the bathtub with the wife and kids, then later went to ask the desk clerk after it went off. He looked at me like he didn't know what I was talking about, so I'm guessing it's routine ?


Are you sure that wasn't a car alarm going off ;)?

But no - I have seen those siren things up on poles, mostly out in the country, but not here. We have nothing happening here except a little drizzle from the outer bands which are passing over. Hoping for the best for my coastal dwelling friends and family. We should be A-OK here mid-state.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:49 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:My recollection of Hurricane Andrew is that in addition to the destruction, the big issue becomes getting around. Trees and debris block every road so even if your home survives, you are often stuck in place with no electricity or safe water. You can't drive anywhere to get more "stuff" and everyone is in the same boat (or worse).

Now, Matthew is not like Andrew but depending on the circumstances, you might anticipate getting stuck in place for a while. Time to head north and visit uncle Legit in the Big Apple.


I was in Charleston for Hugo. It screwed up things for a while for sure.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby srogers13 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:39 pm

Duke of Hazards wrote:That's some scary shit. Do they have those horn/siren things going off? I remember being in Atlanta in the middle of the night at a hotel when one of those went off. Sounded like an air raid siren. I got into the bathtub with the wife and kids, then later went to ask the desk clerk after it went off. He looked at me like he didn't know what I was talking about, so I'm guessing it's routine ?

Those are sirens for tornados, which also frequent the southeast (and the midwest.) That is when you stash the cash and kiss your ass goodbye.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:02 am

Rain and wind kicking up now. Woke me up.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:45 pm

How's it going man? Are you housebound, any power outages?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:19 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:How's it going man? Are you housebound, any power outages?


Once again, I feel super lucky. Power has stayed on, the rain has subsided, no trees down, etc. I have seen some notifications from friends here in Columbia (we are an hour and a half+ to the coast) who have trees down and no power.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jfurr » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:42 pm

My wife went to Athens GA with her friend who is an author to a bookstore reading, so I've been solo thru this and the hardest part has been dealing with a stir crazy dog.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby bkuehn1952 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 4:46 pm

jfurr wrote:... the rain has subsided, no trees down, etc.


Where are you playing this afternoon?? :thumbup:
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jasonfish11 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:39 am

Hope everything is good for you. We have some pretty substantial flooding and wide spread power outages.

I'm almost flooded into my neighborhood, but somehow my section still has power (other sections of my neighborhood are out).
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jasonfish11 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:23 am

Is there a way to attach pics directly from your phone? Or do I have to load them to something like photo bucket?
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:20 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:Is there a way to attach pics directly from your phone? Or do I have to load them to something like photo bucket?


Good question. I was able to do it from safari browser on iphone. however there is about a 1mb size limit. Which come to think of it is restrictively small in late-2016. Let me go fiddle around with the knobs, see if I can raise the limit.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:34 pm

Okay, I made some adjustments. Max file size is now a roomy 3mb. I guess in the beginning Jfurr and I were trying to be conservative, you know, anticipating that giant flood of users and activity, which I am sure will arrive any day now. But there is no point in trying to conserve bandwidth, when it's only the two or three of us actually making use of this site.

I wonder if 3mb is even enough considering the resolution of photos these days. Let's see how it goes.
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby jasonfish11 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:13 pm

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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby bkuehn1952 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:31 am

legitimatebeef wrote:I wonder if 3mb is even enough considering the resolution of photos these days. Let's see how it goes.


Prior to the change, I would compress and decrease the size of photos until I fit under the limit. This will help a lot, I think.
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jfurr - Hurricane watch

Postby bkuehn1952 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:34 am

My guess is the furrman is dealing with a power outage as opposed to a golf marathon. As long as the interior of the homestead remains dry, the rest of mess can be handled.

jfish, good time to practice lob wedges over water hazards. :thumbup:
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Re: Hurricane watch

Postby legitimatebeef » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:07 pm

I'm glad there was a silver lining to this storm, that it became an opportunity for management to improve the site's file hosting capacity. Now that is what I call customer service. This site may be puny but where else do you get so much for so little? Totally free and I don't even subject you people to any advertising. Where else on the internet do you get that? is my question to you. Craigslist? That's all I can think of. The rest of it is now a filthy wasteland of relentless, obnoxious, obtrusive, intrusive marketing and advertising. Thank God for sites like this. Like Lennon sang: Power to the People.
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