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I like my life. I like my job. I like my vehicles. I like my house. I like my new and improved family. I like where I live. I like the choices I've made.. for the good or bad. I like the friends, family and clients that have stuck it out with me. I still like the ones that didn't.

I know some of it needs fixing.  

Shtuff happens.  I might forget that I like these things from time to time, but from time to time, something will pop up to remind me to be happy again. I'm betting you're the same.

Take a moment. Have a great day.


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It's pretty easy to forget or put off the little things for a time.  What's not so pleasant is when you've passed them onto someone else who hasn't done what you asked them to do and you find out from being blindsided.

Taking ownership is just that.  It's making sure you have the right people doing the right jobs and making sure they're doing it by following up and following through.  I've said that before, and it's a core belief of mine.  I've found out the hard way that letting go of some of those things can simply end up being expectations not coinciding, while having an overwhelming honour to keep others happy over ones self..

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I only had one brief moment of suicidal thoughts today.  That's OK, I'm not sure what the trigger was this time, but it was VERY brief.  They're getting much less frequent these days, so that's a good thing.  I talk to other people about the little voices in the back of their heads and how to defeat them, so it's pretty easy for me to analyse my own and why they happen.

Everyone has those little voices in the back of their head guiding them both consciously and sub-consciously.  Those voices start as almost silent noises when you're young.  They're inherited from your parents and their own voices.  The voices amplify as you gain life experiences, both good and bad.  They help shape your personality.. your habits.. your comfort levels..

Those little voices need to be controlled.

I'm about to offer some opinions.  These opinions and a couple of bucks will buy you a coffee.  The value you take away is your own.

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This is what the multi-language filter would lead you to believe...

1. Open Language Manager Content tab and make sure the Languages you want to use in contents are published and have a Language Code for the URL as well as prefix for the image used in the module display.
2. Create a Home page by assigning a language to a menu item and defining it as Default Home page for each published content language.
3. Thereafter, you can assign a language to any Article, Category, Module, News Feed, Web Links in Joomla.
4. Make sure the module is published and the plugin is enabled.
5. When using associated items, make sure the module is displayed on the pages concerned.
6. The way the flags or names of the languages are displayed is defined by the ordering in the Language Manager - Content Languages.

... but it's not really that simple.  It took me an hour to get through it the first time to understand what it really meant.  I could probably do it in 30 minutes or less next time, but it was surprising how if you missed a detail it wouldn't work.

It's definitely getting a video workup.

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Teach someone(something) to be as good or better than you. Teach them to be as responsible or more responsible than you. To use those skills for good. for the benefit of all kind, not just mankind. Teach them to be respectful of their environment and the things and people around them. Teach them to allow other people and places to grow in their own way without judgement. Teach them what's acceptable and what's not acceptable for the places they are.

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This is beautiful, and not just about the sword swinging to me.

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Here you go dude...

Fuel injectors, checking

Checking activation

Special tools and equipment

VAG 1598/18 Test Box

Fluke 83 multimeter (or equivalent)

VAG 1527B LED tester

VW 1594 Adapter kit

Wiring diagram


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Driving a vehicle with mechanical issues up hill, on a dangerous cliff-side road with potholes and falling rocks. Children in the back that were OK at the beginning of the trip.. now screaming, throwing fits and every moment or two, saying "are we there yet?" or "I want a treat!" and wanting you to stop everything and take the time to explain fully what the latest is, and "why" we're not there yet.

Take your focus off the road and the goal to explain it to them. Then, a few moments after you get back on that road and start navigating it, rinse and repeat.

You're obligated and honor bound not to throw the children off the cliff, and you're doing your best to do the longer than expected drive to the goal. You've even vowed not to take on any more children until you unload these ones properly and fix your vehicle.

Are we there yet? ..and oh "how long is a piece of string?".


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I really enjoyed the series.  Here's a snip from the Wiki on Towel Day.  **That reminds me, I'll have to add it to the CSS Framework I'm working on.

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