Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mystery

Day 64

Solve The Mysterious Image


2:30am - Yesterday I deleted some files that appeared to me to be corrupted. Anyway, I did not know what these files were. So, I sent them to trash.

Right after that, a very strange image appeared in my Chrome and Safari browsers. An extremely tiny image. The image is located just to the right of the word "Campaigns" in the pic below.


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Google searches turned up nothing!

A little while ago, I went into Trash and "Put Back" any item that appeared that it could be the culprit. One of those items was named "Citrix."

Guess what happened? The tiny image went away! This image appears to me to be a little person. A crazy little person who is dancing. Perhaps a devil like creature?

Got any clues?



12 noon - J's Fish & Chips $6 Lunch
Brother Pete Olson [His pic is is near the top right of my Blog], raves about the Chips at J's. But Chips were never offered to me. They only offered me Fries [Regular or Curly].

I ordered the $6 Lunch [2 pc Cod, Fry & Drink]. 

Me: "Do you have Chips?"
J's person: "Yes. Salted Chips!"

Wow! Does it get better than lunch at J's Fish & Chips? ­čśÄ

PS: I am guessing that the folks at J's are not aware that Chips in England are French fried potatoes! So, when J's started up Chips were offered. And remained ever since!

BTW, J's Chips are made fresh from potatoes right here with your order.



3pm - The Wonder of a Senior Fulltimer!
We were heading out of Lincoln City, when all of a sudden, there it was! 
Regatta Lake! Just a short distance away!

We changed our course! 

New destination: 
Regatta Grounds Lake [This is the name of this Park on Google Map].

Very fortunate RVers living the good life at Regatta Lake 

4pm - Visitors from Portland!
The Scampy RV Team are having a good time enjoying the lovely afternoon. Two folks from Portland walked up. They admired Scampy!

We introduced ourselves. Their names:  Steve and Pat who have a place in Portland in order to be close to their children and grandchildren.

Steve and Pat are another example of seniors enjoying the good life! 
Man-O-man! Aren't these two folks just the greatest thing?

Steve and Pat

7pm - Endless Tweaking!
It came to me that a better way of plugging into electric power was at hand! Strangely enough, with components already onboard!

At present, we connect directly to our Samlex inverter in order to obtain 120 volt AC charging power for Mac Air. And use USB cables connected to Mac Air in order to obtain charging power for Little iPhone and Verizon MiFi.

Plugging a cord into the Samlex outlet is somewhat awkward. The Samlex inverter is mounted to the outside wall of Scampy's bench seat. Access down there requires sitting or kneeling on Scampy's floor. That is not easy for this 79½ year old RVer!

In the pic below, the receptacle to be mounted is leaning against the wall in its intended position so that you may see how this tweak will work.

Electric outlet with 120 volt AC and USB power

11pm - A late nite Tweak!
For a reason that we are not aware of, the Scamp Trailer Company installed an inside door lock that doesn't have a latch?!

It seems that we remember a tiny rod that hung from a small chain. That chain was attached to the inside of the lock.

To secure Scampy's door, the tiny rod was inserted into a hole in the lock mechanism. The rod prevented the door handle from turning. Thus, locking the door.

Somewhere along the way, the tiny rod and chain separated from the lock and was lost. At that point, we began running a small sheet metal screw into that hole to secure the door.

This screw/lock thing worked pretty good. But, we locked up at nite. And the hole in the lock was difficult to see in that dark corner. So, a tiny flashlite was used to lite up that corner.

Tonite we tweaked that lock. We installed a battery powered LED to illuminate that dark corner.

As Forest Gump would say, "One less thing!"









Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 230 feet



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32 comments:

  1. It looks like a smudge of chocolate doughnut...hahaha. There is also a bunch of other smudges on your screen George. My, you are messy! :) :)

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    1. Point,

      ★ Not a joke
      ★ It is computer related
      ★ The image first appeared after sending to trash a program or APP with the name "Citrix"
      ★ After the Trash command Put Back was used on the Citrix named files, the image was no longer visible

      George

      PS: Point, please don't comment on this particular image subject anymore.

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    2. The next reply was joking too. Why was I disciplined for being silly, but the the reply below is not?

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    3. By the way...Citrix is used to remotely connect to a server or different network. It also is used to sign into cloud services. It is vital to these functions. There...I did something nice..:)

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  2. George, to me it looks like a snake head sticking up with it's tongue sticking out; the white dot is the eye.

    Mark in Palm Springs.

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    1. Hi Mark,

      Yeh, maybe it could be a snake?

      Do you have any idea what made it?

      George


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    2. George, I'm not a 'techie' person so I have no idea about the emoji. I'm in awe of your knowledge of computers as you are 20 yrs. older than me. :o)

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  3. Whatever it is, the lesson is to be careful when deleting file in the OS X Applications folder :-)

    Hi, Mark -

    I live in Palm Springs too. Been here for 40 years as of April.

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    1. Nick,

      You said a mouthful!

      "...... the lesson is to be careful when deleting file in the OS X Applications folder :-)"

      Hey George! Nick's advice is for you!

      Thanks Nick!

      George


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    2. Nick, I've been a part-time resident of Palm Springs for almost 30 yrs. It's the greatest place on earth!

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  4. Wait a minute.....that image is from your blog editing page. I know this because I use the same software. Nothing in your removal of "Citrix" or most any program should not put graphics on a web page. The web page has independent code which is loaded onto your computer when you display it. Does the graphic move? Is it on any other pages? This is a mystery after all....

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    1. Hi Point,

      Please explain your comment:
      "Wait a minute.....that image is from your blog editing page."

      I don't get it?

      George

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  5. Ok. As a long time reader of George and crew... Does it appear to anyone else that Point to Zero is just trying to advertise his u tube as he gets ready to head off to point zero? I bet his neighbors are glad to see him move to Alaska.

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    1. I have no ads on my page. What benefit would it do me to "advertise" anything but a interesting story. I'm a long time reader of this blog too. Since day one. It sounds to me like a lot of pre-judgement.

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    2. I may have a lot of time on my hands now, which means I won't in a couple of weeks. Which means I will not have time to comment so much. But I have not mocked any another reader on this blog, and have been very helpful when I had knowledge on something. I do not think George should tolerate one reader disparaging another:

      "I bet his neighbors are glad to see him move to Alaska"

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    3. Dirk,

      It seems to me that your comment about Point to Zero is a bit nasty?

      Why is that?

      George

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  6. Try to open your blog editor on your phone or an Ipad. If the graphic is not there, then we can isolate it to your computer, and it is not related to your blog software. That is step 1.

    Step 2 would be to see if it shows up on any other we pages, screens, programs, logins, or when you shut down and boot it back up. It could be strictly video-card based, and nothing to do the app removal. Hope this helps...:)

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    1. It's pretty much a moot point now. George has already fixed it and he is probably on to bigger, better, and more exciting endeavors now.

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    2. Point,

      Nick is right on!

      I Blogged about that. When the deleted files were Put Back from Trash, that mysterious image went away.

      George

      PS: That was a crazy little image though!

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  7. Sorry for being a bit outspoken and trying to be joking and funny (on a daily basis..its just how I am). It didn't exactly turn out how I intended. There are 300+ million Americans in this country, you likely will run into some who are wayyy too smart and just a little quirky. I've been following George since day one, and I will say it again. He is like a hero to me. His bravery and resilience...and I really like that he is a bit out spoken. A bit quirky in his gadgets..hehe...me too. Anyways, nice to meet you George, I will go back to reader mode now. I do have a lot to get done. Thanks for tolerating me for the last couple of weeks:)

    Enjoy Oregon!

    -PTZ

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    1. Hi Point,

      Perhaps I was a bit too outspoken when I wrote to you not to comment anymore on the image thing.

      Sorry!

      George

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  8. Point to Zero. I'm sorry too! I was rude.

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  9. George
    The door lock fix seems like a rube-goldberg bandaid for a very simple problem. Have you considered something like a barrel-bolt mounted to the inside of the door?:
    https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1895&bih=896&q=barrel+bolt&oq=barrel+bolt&gs_l=img.3..0l10.3020.5529.0.5732.13.13.0.0.0.0.352.882.9j3-1.10.0....0...1.1.64.img..3.10.882.0..35i39k1.krWhiWPdOdw

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    1. Hi W3,

      No! I did not consider a barrel-bolt before your comment.

      However, a barrel bolt is on our shopping-list now! ­čśÄ

      Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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    2. I don't think you even need the 'keeper' that comes with the bolt. With a proper spacer, the bolt in the 'locked' position, can just overlap the 'lip' that I think I see on the door frame.

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    3. George
      I've been thinking about your new battery setup, charging Scampy from Transito. If I understand the description properly, the new solenoid turns on when the ignition switch is on, connecting Transito's battery in parallel with Scampy's battery when you're on the road. Under these circumstances, I think Transito's alternator will charge until the voltage reaches the prescribed cutout voltage for a starting battery. This might be lower than the fully charged voltage for a deep-discharge battery such as Scampy's battery. Also, even if you top off Scampy's battery with a charger or solar cell, the moment you turn on Transito's ignition, Scampy will begin to discharge into Transito's lower voltage battery until both both battery voltages are equal. This might not be the desired fully charged voltage for Scampy's battery.

      This is just my theory based on what I understand to be differences in fully-charged voltages between starting batteries and deep-discharge batteries. Maybe more enlightened readers can correct me if I'm wrong

      Joe

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    4. Any lead acid battery is 2.1 volts per cell. I.E. 12.6 volts.

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    5. Eddie
      Deep cycle batteries require different charging voltages and sfratgey:

      http://www.batteries-faq.com/activekb/questions.php?questionid=1

      The car alternator uses a very simple charging strategy that's fine for starting batteries, but I'm not so sure it will keep a deep cycle battery properly topped off.

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    6. Hi W3,

      You commented in part:
      "....the new solenoid turns on when the ignition switch is on, connecting Transito's battery in parallel with Scampy's battery....."

      That is incorrect. Tránsito's alternator connects to both Tránsito and Scampy. But on two separate circuits.

      Each circuit detects what that battery requires.

      For example if Tránsito's battery is fully charged, that battery may receive only 2 amps.

      If Scampy's battery is very discharged, that battery may receive 15 amps.

      George


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    7. I don't see how using solenoids, especially a single solenoid. Let's see how it works though...all might be fine. Or you might find Scamp's specific gravity chronically low.

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  10. Solenoid would not be my first choice. I woud have used an isolator.

    My RV uses a BIRD to charge the house batteries while the engine is running.
    http://www.intellitec.com/index.php/products/DC_Power_Management/Intelligent_battery_charging/The_BIRD

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  11. I second that. If you went to an rv repair place that's what they would probably install, an isolator.

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