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.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 .
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... 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.
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.
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.
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.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.)