My HP collection's at home !



#20

Hi Forum.

I must admit the following might be of no interest for most of you, but I felt urged to share it with you, so here it goes:

I'd like to publicly acknowledge my wife for allowing me to use one of the drawers at home to store my entire HP calc collection!

Now all my calcs are safe at home (provided my 3 y.o. son doesn't discover the treasure ;-) and I can forget worrying
about them being unsafely left in a cardboard box in my office (even if, to be honest, at least 90% of my colleagues do not show
any appreciation for this "obsession" of mine :-).


See, sometimes miracles happen :-D


Thank you for your patience...

Best regards.

Giancarlo

Edited: 28 Aug 2007, 6:57 p.m.


#21

Buona notte, Giancarlo,

la donna e mobile ...

Buona sorte!

(This was a quotation of a well known aria. No way to translate ;)


#22

Guten nacht, Walter!

Your reply is a funny joke, as "mobile", in the famous aria you quoted, means

"moody" (gramlich in German?), and in fact it goes on like "qual foglia al vento", that stands for "like a leaf in the wind" -
but it also means "piece of furniture", so "closing the circle" with the gift of my wife's (just a piece of furniture, i.e. a drawer :-)).

Nice (inadvertent?) joke!


Mit freindlichen grussen.

Giancarlo


P.S.: sorry, but can't remember how to type umlauts :-(


#23

Quote:
P.S.: sorry, but can't remember how to type umlauts :-(

ALT-0252 do u with umlaut my friend.
#24

Buon giorno, Giancarlo,

I must admit I did not think of the furniture when I posted the response :) In the aria, "mobile" is translated to "trügerisch" due to the same number of syllables. To reflect the meaning, "wankelmütig" would be better (corresponding to "today this way, tomorrow another way"). "Grämlich" sounds more like "sourly" and would not be fitting in the context, would it?

Anyway, as you pointed out, the four words could also mean "the lady and furniture ...". Here we are again: sometimes you have to know the context to understand the words right.

Saluti, Walter

#25

It means, roughly, "the lady is a car...."


#26

:D

Therefore American tourists have to pay more in Italy ;)

#27

I think most of our wives are willing to put up with our calculator obsessions because the alternatives are almost always worse! There must be a high correlation between RPN and successful marriages.


#28

Hi Don.

After my wife's official statement ;-) I must admit you're right, but before

I was not that sure - maybe I should have asked much before for that concession and discover the "correlation".

I'll keep this lesson for my next wife (just kidding, in case she will ever read this post ;-)
Warmest regards.

Giancarlo

#29

I thought always that girlfriend express true love by allowing you to keep tooth brush and tooth powder at her house. :)

Now true love with wife is allowing you to store HP calculators in a drawer.

My friend, you should show us picture of calculator in drawer. It would be nice to see. You have most kind wife. My beautiful wife still think I strange for collecting calculator.

#30

I think my wife (bless her heart) would prefer that my collection be in a drawer, out of sight, rather than in a glass case, in the living room, right next to her milk-glass collection.
Whenever she shows one of her friends her collection, I invite them to also cast their gaze across my collection...I get many strange looks when I do this, and my wife usually rolls her eyes and shakes her head...but that's OK, she loves me anyway :}

Best regards, Hal

#31

Hi Giancarlo,

Quote:
I'd like to publicly acknowledge my wife for allowing me to use one of the drawers at home to store my entire HP calc collection!

I guess most of us guys here are allowed to have one drawer for their collection. But this is by far no good deal, having in mind that the remaining three drawers are occupied with pairs of shoes our beloved wifes possess. I don´t even dare to think about how much more money must have been spend on their "collection" 8-)

//Frank


#32

Hello!

Quote:
I guess most of us guys here are allowed to have one drawer for their collection. But this is by far no good deal, having in mind that the remaining three drawers are occupied with pairs of shoes our beloved wifes possess.

Well, I'm afraid my drawer is a little overfilled by now :-)
All empty spaces in my wardrobe between the socks and the shirts are full. Even the boxes my wife buys her shoes in are full, as you can see here:

I'm afraid, I will have to hire a barn or a garage somewhere for this stuff, as our son is going to move into my 'temporary calculator storage room' soon (as he is big enough now to safely use the steep stairs that lead up there).

Otherwise I'll have to sell everything and really only keep those calculatos that fit into my drawer... but which ones ...

Greetings, Max


#33

Oh my.

:-)

Quite a pile there...

thanks,
bruce

#34

My 'collection' is spread across the family. I'm currently using the HP15C I bought as an undergrad. My wife has the HP11C she used in college. My daughter in college has the HP49G+. My high-school aged son an HP48G. The sixth-grader has an HP33S in his bag. That just leaves the fourth-grader out. (I guess he can use the HP6S in the drawer, but that doesn't really count, does it?)



The sad parts are my high-school HP29C that I no longer have, and the HP48GX that got lost on a business trip.

#35

Giancarlo!

Get a lock on that drawer!

(If your 3 year old is ANYTHING like mine!)

Ren

dona nobis pacem


#36

I'll second that.

Now, mine at that age never got to my precious HP calc (yeah, at the time, I only had one, not that I have too many now), but he did spill Diet Coke all over my roughly one week old Gateway 66 MHz 80486 computer's keyboard. (In case anyone wants to know that computer and exact keyboard is still in use, even if not at my house.)

But many years later now, even though he prefers his algebraic 39G, he still thinks that the red LED eyes of the 34C is "the coolest".

#37

Hi Ren.

Good suggestion - I'll look into that :-)

But what about trying to get the kid on our side instead of "fighting" with him?

I mean: would you suggest showing him the calcs by purpose to try and have a young budding RPN calc fan ;-) ?

(mmmh!...why I myself am not so convinced about what I just said....?).

Best regards.

Giancarlo


#38

Buon giorno, Giancarlo,

of course you cannot start too early, but at the age of 3 ?!? ;)

Saluti, Walter


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