hello again

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hey just saying hello again, i was on a bit before but i wandered off during the summer (mmm, summer stock!) and i'm finally all set in at school now for this year, so i'm finally back everyone. HEY *waves*!!! :)
 

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Welcome back Punk.

While you were gone, the Aussies have been busy multiplying. Van wants a pet Wombat... I want to cook one in a pie. Charc's been doing all kinds of dangerous things without any assistance or supervision. Rigger's still grouchy about safety... what do you expect from a rigger. The new addict in the booth is Derek from Vegas. While we've had several new folks join over the summer he's clearly the one wasting the most time here. Derek also built a lamp... it's awesome to us tech geeks but it'll never fly with the S.O. Check out Derek's webpage for a cool photometric spreadsheet. Ricky is thinking about changing schools and majors. Avkid and I had a brief fight but I think we are over it now... :oops: The booth got shut down for a day because of some idiot hacker. Icewolf got quoted in a trade mag. Logos the Aussie got a pirate bath mat and pirate duckies to go with his pirate shower curtain. A lot of us bashed a 15 year old kid for being a moving light specialist... then we got to know him and we sort of like the whole family now. And of course Ship knows more than he knew before... plus he got married and built a lamp.
 
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WEhat an amazing round up. It reads like the synopsis at the beginning of the new series if your favourite soap. Will Gafftaper find happiness in his new theatre. Will Logos finally drop dead of old age and terminal flippancy. Will Hughesie ever get a job. Stay tuned for this weeks episode of the young and the techie.
 

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In an earlier draft I even outed a couple of our members as secretly in love but decided Grog might be ticked off about it so I deleted it. Oops :oops:
 

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thanks for the update. i missed this place over the summer and past few months, so it's nice to hear everything is going well (perhaps, you never know with love...XD). only news from me thus far is that i'm getting further into my program (some set backs because my liberal arts school doesn't seem to get that this is going to be my career until i die and/or that it an actual and viable career choice), my main professor is working on making my personality more compatible with this work, i'm good for it in his opinion but he says i've begun to develop some bad habits ;):oops:. i'm having a great time and i'm hoping to get invited to this huge Western Mass. tech party in December. otherwise having a fun time and more over looking forward to my 24 hour work call tomorrow!!!
 

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my main professor is working on making my personality more compatible with this work, i'm good for it in his opinion but he says i've begun to develop some bad habits ;):oops:.
I've talked about it a lot but I'll say it again your personality is CRITICAL to you getting work. If people like you and say there's a hard worker who knows there stuff. You'll get work from places you never expected. If you are a hard worker but there's something about your personality that just turns people off, you will have a really hard time getting consistent work. NEVER underestimate the importance of having good relationships with others on the crew. It only takes one phone call from the right person to either give you the job or take away your chance of getting a job. If you've got a prof telling you to work on some things listen closely. You don't need to be everyone's best friend and the life of the party, but you do need to be someone that people remember as a good tech that they enjoyed working with.
 

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Welcome back Punk.

While you were gone, the Aussies have been busy multiplying. Van wants a pet Wombat... I want to cook one in a pie. Charc's been doing all kinds of dangerous things without any assistance or supervision. Rigger's still grouchy about safety... what do you expect from a rigger. The new addict in the booth is Derek from Vegas. While we've had several new folks join over the summer he's clearly the one wasting the most time here. Derek also built a lamp... it's awesome to us tech geeks but it'll never fly with the S.O. Check out Derek's webpage for a cool photometric spreadsheet. Ricky is thinking about changing schools and majors. Avkid and I had a brief fight but I think we are over it now... :oops: The booth got shut down for a day because of some idiot hacker. Icewolf got quoted in a trade mag. Logos the Aussie got a pirate bath mat and pirate duckies to go with his pirate shower curtain. A lot of us bashed a 15 year old kid for being a moving light specialist... then we got to know him and we sort of like the whole family now. And of course Ship knows more than he knew before... plus he got married and built a lamp.

1. nice summary you should do these monthly and put them on the main page......Gaff's updates
2.what about "the metric war"
 

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1. nice summary you should do these monthly and put them on the main page......Gaff's updates
2.what about "the metric war"
I was trying to not brag too much about the victory of imperial measurement over the metric system. But since you bring it up... After a great battle I caught Logos not using metric in a post. In his explanation of why he didn't use metric, he stated that sometimes it was "easier" to use the imperial system. It was a great day of celebration and victory over the metric menace.
 

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that's crap, metric is way better, i will stake my entire collection of australian mammels on it :)
 

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Yeah well, I have to say that Gafftaper has a point. I'm doing some work on my car and I have a torque wrench graded in foot pounds and the instruction manual specifies newton meters???????
 

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newton-meters is a unit that you will only use in physics class. I think that it's the SI unit.
 

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I win again... hand over your mammals Hughesie!
 

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Newton-Meters? Isn't that how far away you have to stand from someone eating fig bars to keep you from gagging ?
 

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newton-meters is a unit that you will only use in physics class. I think that it's the SI unit.
It is certainly used in the calculation of force in the use of torque wrenches under the metric system. I am replacing the rocker cover gaskets on my V6 Holden Commodore.

And we like to think of our small (and not so small) furry creatures as marsupials. A sub class of mammals I know but our own special things. Then there's the monotremes. Warm blooded furry egg laying one of them has a beak for god's sake.
 

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Then there's the monotremes. Warm blooded furry egg laying one of them has a beak for god's sake.
What the... words fail to describe how odd the inhabitants of your continent are.
 

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Newton-Meters? Isn't that how far away you have to stand from someone eating fig bars to keep you from gagging ?
It's not a fig bar, it's a Newton!!!
You have a problem with figs?
 

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What the... words fail to describe how odd the inhabitants of your continent are.
And then you start to meet the animals.

Oh and we're an island not a continent. Well, subcontinental mass really. (My wife is a geologist and gets precise about these things.)
 

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And I'm always here, doing whatever it is I do.
 

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And then you start to meet the animals.
Oh and we're an island not a continent. Well, subcontinental mass really. (My wife is a geologist and gets precise about these things.)
Well, I don't know what your wife is teaching you but the rest of the world seems to think there are seven continents: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia.