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  1. mrmessy

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    '16 CoRo Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  2. mrmessy

    The Audio Files

    Agree for most general use. If you have existing speakers and amp, then Chromecast audio works well to reuse them. If you want home theater, there's so much there it's tough. I don't use it nearly as much as I should considering how much time and effort (thought) I put into it. All architectural Klipsch speakers in my setup. Denon AVR. And crown amps. Subs are important for theater, but not as much as sound dampening to other areas of the house. Glad I spent the time and effort there. Def. Tech with sonos amp in both outdoor deck and screen porch. I would have done this differently today. Really liking the Sonance outdoor setup nowadays. They have a very logical thought to outdoor and whole home audio. Today, Google Assistant or Alexa integration is important to me. I don't spend enough time in the car to invest in car audio. Plus my head unit is so interested that I can't easily change things out. Although I could change speakers and add amps, but as I said, don't spend enough time in the car. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  3. 1. Spend the absolute maximum you can afford. Technology changes so much it will be outdated soon so going cheap doesn't help for longevity. 2. This means maxing out the ram and drive as much as you can. Honestly wouldn't go below 16gb unless you can swap it out. Most new thin machines have drives and ram soldered on the boards now so you can't upgrade later. 3. Ssd. Non-negotiable. 4. Portability. You are looking for a laptop, so this should be a no brainier. But the smallest for the money is key. 5. Screen size. Think about what works for you, but this affects portability. And if you have eyesight issues, get a 15 inch. You will thank yourself. 6. Processor. i5 or better. If you don't know what that is, reference 1. 7. Warranty, get the maximum warranty you can if you plan on keeping the laptop for more than a year. Use a credit card that adds to the warranty when it ends. You will use it and you can have a whole he new laptop by the end of the warranty if needed. Even if you don't, you can at least refresh the worn pieces, like keyboards. But you will need it if you have it for at least 3 years. Recommendations. Surface pro. Small lightweight and hardware/software All engineered by one company for maximum efficiencies. Ref. Apple. Regarding the touch screen, if you understand the value of tablets, then you get the touch screen. Otherwise skip it. And if you buy a traditional laptop, skip it...if possible. Dell XPS 15. Others that are decent but I will never buy because they are wholly Chinese owned and engineered. Lenovo x1 carbon. Huawei mate book pro Just my two cents. Good luck on your search. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  4. mrmessy

    Thanksgiving cigars.....

    Fundi after some sweet potato pie! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  5. mrmessy

    Thanksgiving cigars.....

    RyJ short Churchill to start the day. Still debating on what to finish with. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  6. There's a '09 I saw somewhere. Tempted after reading this review. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  7. Screened porch with seasonal vinyl covering. Turn on the fire pit and it's really warm. Not indoors, but works great for me and I don't hear the wife complaining about the smell... Well not indoors anyway. Tomorrow, my ozone machine comes in to kill the odors. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  8. They were on the 24 yesterday. Hope you got one. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  9. Agree, I just get avg stick price of current run. I have boxes in separate tupperdors, so I lable which one they are in with numbers. I also like to take inventory on a quarterly basis. Not for everyone, but to each their own! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  10. You need to track number of sticks and location of them in humidor. [emoji16]. Oh, and add picture of current stock and price if you want valuation. Yeah, i am a little OCD [emoji23] . I have mine in Google sheets. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  11. Some ugly looking ELs. Hopefully they will smoke better than they look. [emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  12. mrmessy

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Are those iris petals in your ashtray? Sophisticated! Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
  13. assuming the keyboard doesn't work, then, yes, get a new keyboard. windows does a pretty good job of taking a 3rd party keyboard and recognizing it and be able to use it almost instantly. the other item would be to get some online backup service installed. carbonite, mozy, backblaze, or whatever is popular, available and easy enough for you to use. they usually pick up the most used folders and will copy all the important stuff. you do have to make sure that some movies (home videos) are copying by default. believing in multiple tiers of security, you should also use an external or network drive. the external, usb attached drive, may be the easier option. run the software for the automated backups. Once you are good with it and think you have all the data, leave it alone and move on. in case you need it. but to answer your question, probably not worth keeping it around except for the backup for the data that may have been inadvertently left behind. I am curious though as to why you think the data will be wiped. not sure what process you are using that would do this. but you can just copy files rather than move.
  14. My first review so please forgive the generalities in the notes: This was from a 24:24 purchase. Pairing with the 2018 Midwinter Nights Dram from High West. The cold aroma at the foot was earthy and feint hay. I swear i thought i got some anise notes as well, but i'm not sure that is something you can smell vs taste. May have just been my imagination. The wrapper aroma was muted. May be my young palate. Draw was perfect. Wrapper was just beautiful. Sleight veining, a nice dark, oily sheen. First draw was some slight honey and toasted tobacco. There was an acrid undertone. Not sure if this was me over toasting, or the stick just being a little young still. These flavors carried through the first third. Flavors started to get a little more muted. The honey has disappeared and it's all light hay and some tobacco. The flavors are definitely more muted, however, that may have just been beause of the strength of my drink choice. I did get some whiffs of uncooked ramen. You ever eat some uncooked ramen from the package? It's an interesting flavor. Growing up with it, I can't eat ramen anymore, but I got a little nostalgic when I was smoking this Siglo IV. Not a lot of changes into the last third. I did get some bright notes. A menthol like note started to come in towards the end. I'm going to attribute this to my drawing to strong and the smoke being too hot. The burn was really good up until now. I had to touch it up as there was some canoeing that started to develop. At this point, The stick started to get a little soft and a bit too hot for me to smoke. It was less enjoyable and the burn was harder to control. The stick went out and that's when I called it. Overall, a good stick. I'm hoping it will get better with some additional age. I'll revisit it in another 6-12 months. The Midwinter Nights Dram is an annual release from High West. High West is a distillery in Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival. Beautiful country there. It's a secret mixture of their own and sourced rye whiskies. These are finished in French oak and port barrels that helps to leave a sweet and spicy flavor that lingers long after the sip. Notes of vanilla and caramel are there, but it is married with the cinnamon and spices that is meant to remind you of the Christmas season. Some find this a bit too sweet, but it is meant for a specific time period, and much like a cigar, best with good friends and family to build memories. Not the best pairing with this Cohiba as the flavors are rather strong. Now I know and knowing is half the battle (Happy Veterans Day )
  15. mrmessy

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    I envy the fact that you can smoke indoors. [emoji50] Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

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