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About r.a.d.

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  1. Wonders

    Sheesh, not oiled canvas (guns here are oiled), waxed canvas. The hot temps here are frying the brain I guess.
  2. Wonders

    Looked it up and that is probably the orgins. Another scent I love (many will call me crazy as many find it unpleasant) is Bear Clover. Yosemite and the Sierras are filled with it at certain elevations. The greens have the scent, the flowers nominally so: http://www.yosemitehikes.com/wildflowers/mountain-misery/mountain-misery.htm Edit/add: gets my outdoor blood running, kinda like old oiled O.D. Canvas tents.
  3. Wonders

    Lupine also is not known for fragrance, but at about 7,000 ft. Elevation in the Sierras there was a bush-type Lupine whose scent was phenomenal. They smelled purple, and I've found the color of a flower has scents that correspond. Quick add: our front yard has purple Lantana, and yep, they smell purple. :)
  4. Weather 6-25-17

    An idyllc Sunday here with temps expected of 116-119°, On the back patio with the waterfall/pond, lilies in bloom, flowers adding color (Mexican Bird of Paradise, Arabian Jasmine, all kinds of other heat-resistant ones), a Praying Mantis right by the sliding door handle, a dragonfly alighted on my wife's hand a few minutes ago, Bloody Mary's before I make brunch... we make the best of things. Life is good.
  5. A true dream follower

    Lol! When my older brother and I were very young teens, I asked him why he combed his hair before bed. "So I look good in my dreams."
  6. Wonders

    Love Lupine! #3 almost looks like Indian Paintbrush.
  7. Malwarebytes, Free Version

    You're very welcome Webweaver, hopefully the info was of help.
  8. Daily picture

    Most colorful bird I've seen in our desert was the Western Tanager a few years back:
  9. Cyber stud

    Yuck indeed, the danger of annonimity!
  10. Weather 6-24-17

    Excessive heat warning still on, probably will hit 118° today, some humidity 20-25% so far. Will start dropping in the coming days.
  11. Malwarebytes, Free Version

    It's recommended from a security standpoint as they are both complimentary rather than conflicting. Each looks for different threats. Even the Malwarebytes Premium with real-time protection is designed to work side by side with an active antivirus. This is, I suspect, true with Windows Defender as well, but am not familiar with that product. Bear in mind that the Malwarebytes free is only for scanning and removal after an infection. I gave up Windows when the last XP computer died here, but another layer of protection I always had was SpywareBlaster. This is totally passive (free version required periodic manual updating) that simply inserts certain entries in the Windows registry to prevent infection from malicious sites, it has no scanning engine. I just checked and it's compatible with Win. 10. You're probably fine without it, but I always installed it on the XP computers since it used no resources at all. https://www.brightfort.com/spywareblaster.html
  12. Nature.

    Beautiful, all of them! I believe #4 is art, either acrylic or vibrant oils?
  13. Weather 6-23-17

    About 115° here, tomorrow 119°.
  14. Fun with Scraps .

    Looks great! Hmm.. How many beers did I have?