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 21 
 on: January 21, 2020, 09:32:40 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Speaking of bugs, my eldest has a school presentation to give tomorrow. He and his team mates chose the topic, "Insects as a replacement for meat, and how it affects the climate". So I spent this evening helping him make cricket fritters. Basically we bought a bunch of dried crickets, and mixed them in a pancake batter and then fried them in oil. Then we brushed them with honey and added some toasted sesame seeds.

No, I have (will) not tried them. They are going to give them out to the teachers as samples. Yes my son did eat bugs as part of the practical portion of the presentation. He and his team made pizza with grasshoppers. He said that grasshoppers taste like nuts and so don't really go well on pizza. This coming from the boy who likes pineapple on his pizza Roll Eyes

We'll see how things go tomorrow. I hope at least that he gets a decent grade. He's put a lot of effort into it.

 22 
 on: January 20, 2020, 07:26:24 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Ewww roaches. Hate to say it if there's one there's more.
Unfortunately I'm pretty familiar. Being that I made almost two weeks without one leaves me a little hopeful. Typically the huge ones prefer outdoors and only come in if they are "invited" so I've always tried to make my places very unwelcoming (light colors, cold, clean).


What I would suggest is to buy some Boric Acid and all put it around where the floor and walls meet, and then open the power outlets and shoot some up in there. It should help take bunch of the nasty buggers out.
I've done that in places where I had a larger issue (like seeing multiple in a week (or even day)) and I will probably get some for the outside (entry door & window sills). I read Saturday, after seeing the bastard, a lot of sites suggesting Bay Leaves. I had never heard of that before so went and bought $10 worth of both fresh & dried. Put some behind the refrigerator & stove, then some in condiment bowls in each cabinet & pantry. We'll see...
The landlord is supposed to spray sometime this week but I'm not sure what that entails. (He hasn't responded to my question of if he will have someone paint or if I'll have to Another Tounge )


Completely understand the phobia. They make me pretty squeamish just looking at them. We had a ton of them while we were in Oman back in 2006. They would come out of the drains, and then die in the sinks. It was horrible.
You'd think that as much exposure I had to them growing up, even till my 20s, I would be desensitised...


Hopefully you won't have too much problem with them.
Thanks!

 23 
 on: January 20, 2020, 06:33:16 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
heh yeah, I really don't remember it being that bad before, not sure why this time seemed to suck so bad. Tomorrow will be two weeks in the new place, it has its quirks but I'm getting used to them (still have boxes everywhere though). Overall I think it's better than my last place for most things, and should be even better once I get organized and into the new groove.

One thing i ran into this weekend though... ducking huge roach in a cabinet... I have a bit of a phobia so that was upsetting... My current plan is to paint the insides of the cabinets white (currently 70s brown), not sure if that will do anything, but it will make it easier to spot them/reassure myself i'm not about to reach in to get something and a roach be right there. They're just something to deal with down here, and they were even more common where i grew up closer to the coast, so I've been pretty fortunate to not having any in my dwellings for the past decade.

Ewww roaches. Hate to say it if there's one there's more. What I would suggest is to buy some Boric Acid and all put it around where the floor and walls meet, and then open the power outlets and shoot some up in there. It should help take bunch of the nasty buggers out.

Completely understand the phobia. They make me pretty squeamish just looking at them. We had a ton of them while we were in Oman back in 2006. They would come out of the drains, and then die in the sinks. It was horrible.

Hopefully you won't have too much problem with them.

 24 
 on: January 20, 2020, 04:58:42 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Crap I forgot you were moving. I hate moving. I'm not moving again unless they take me out feet first. Honestly one of the reasons I'm kind of glad I didn't get the Mojang job. I really don't like moving Wink

Well hope you get settled in ok.
heh yeah, I really don't remember it being that bad before, not sure why this time seemed to suck so bad. Tomorrow will be two weeks in the new place, it has its quirks but I'm getting used to them (still have boxes everywhere though). Overall I think it's better than my last place for most things, and should be even better once I get organized and into the new groove.

One thing i ran into this weekend though... ducking huge roach in a cabinet... I have a bit of a phobia so that was upsetting... My current plan is to paint the insides of the cabinets white (currently 70s brown), not sure if that will do anything, but it will make it easier to spot them/reassure myself i'm not about to reach in to get something and a roach be right there. They're just something to deal with down here, and they were even more common where i grew up closer to the coast, so I've been pretty fortunate to not having any in my dwellings for the past decade.

 25 
 on: January 18, 2020, 09:48:51 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Wow, no, I haven't laugh1 Moving was terrible! Took the movers longer than I thought, so I started having anxiety about how much it was going to cost. Then the gas guy they sent the day before to turn on my service caused a leak, so another one had to come out and re-do his work. I got spider bites that are just not going away. Started the move Tuesday, didn't finish till Saturday Another Tounge Granted, I wasn't 100% packed, and I was putting in my 8 hours a day at the office Thurs & Fri (and band rehearsals Weds & Thurs)...
All moved in and started to get things unpacked & organized (while making time for freelance & bands (and job)), I think, once the dust settles, a lot of things will be better than the old place, but the new place has it's share of quirks.

Crap I forgot you were moving. I hate moving. I'm not moving again unless they take me out feet first. Honestly one of the reasons I'm kind of glad I didn't get the Mojang job. I really don't like moving Wink

Well hope you get settled in ok.

 26 
 on: January 15, 2020, 08:13:08 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Well I hope you had a good start to the new year.

I've been back to the office for a week and a half now. Lots of things going on to keep me busy.
Wow, no, I haven't laugh1 Moving was terrible! Took the movers longer than I thought, so I started having anxiety about how much it was going to cost. Then the gas guy they sent the day before to turn on my service caused a leak, so another one had to come out and re-do his work. I got spider bites that are just not going away. Started the move Tuesday, didn't finish till Saturday Another Tounge Granted, I wasn't 100% packed, and I was putting in my 8 hours a day at the office Thurs & Fri (and band rehearsals Weds & Thurs)...
All moved in and started to get things unpacked & organized (while making time for freelance & bands (and job)), I think, once the dust settles, a lot of things will be better than the old place, but the new place has it's share of quirks.

 27 
 on: January 15, 2020, 08:03:26 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Well I hope you had a good start to the new year.

I've been back to the office for a week and a half now. Lots of things going on to keep me busy.


 28 
 on: December 27, 2019, 04:19:05 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
It's one of the reasons I took so long to get a dread. Sometimes people sell their PBs for between 50 and 30 mil. When I see one for sale, and I have the cargo, I buy it Grin. What I need to start doing is to start upgrading them above the default MK0.

Yeah, I think that's my problem, I can't decide where to focus... Ship for more slots, better things in those slots, or upgrading what I have already? I typically go for a rogue/glass cannon type of build, but looks like I have a decent turtle suit if I wanted (I must have gone that route sometime in the past).
Part of me thinks I should get rid of any "lab coat" type gear (and consumables) since I haven't done any of that since the early days.

(standard slots)
2[2]   Class X Drive Unit - Mk I*   Very Rare   
1[1]   Linked Nanobot Casing - Mk 0   Very Rare   
1[1]   Military Targeting Comp. - Mk II*   Very Rare   
1[1]   Plasma Cannon - Mk I*   Very Rare   
1[1]   Pulsar Beam - Mk 0   Very Rare   
1[1]   Signature Scrambled Goose Egg Circuit - Mk II*   Very Rare   
1[1]   Graviton Beam Array - Mk III*   Rare+   
3[3]   Phaser Emitter - Mk II*   Rare+   
1[1]   Fusion Blaster Array - Mk II*   Rare   

(special slots)
1[1]   Class VIII Drive Unit - Mk III*   Rare+   
1[1]   Cyberlink AI - Mk II*   Rare   

(rare and up in hold)
1   Class VIII Turtling Shields - Mk I*   Rare+   Sell Upgrade
7   Class VIII Turtling Shields - Mk II*   Rare+   Sell Upgrade
3   Class I Energy Technology - Mk I*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
1   Class I Energy Technology - Mk 0   Rare   Convert Upgrade
1   Class VII Energy Shield - Mk I*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
2   Class VII Energy Shield - Mk II*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
5   Cyberlink AI - Mk 0   Rare   Convert Upgrade
1   Depleted Uranium Plating - Mk I*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
2   Depleted Uranium Plating - Mk III*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
1   Graviton Beam - Mk I*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
1   Graviton Beam - Mk III*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
1   Overamped Laser Battery - Mk III*   Rare   Sell Upgrade
1   Xeortrium Armor - Mk I*   Rare   

(base)
1   Class III Energy Technology   Very Rare   Convert Market Send
1   Class VIII Drive Unit   Rare+   Convert Market Send
1   Phaser Emitter   Rare+   Convert Market Send
1   Class I Energy Technology   Rare   Convert Market Send





So yesterday I got the chance to do a little painting (literally), and I filmed it with my new action camera. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwFkjSKIBQ
Awesome! Thanks for sharing, seeing the technique for certain parts was interesting. (I kept trying to scroll up after you bumped the camera lol)


I'm currently rendering a second video with another painting but it's not time lapsed so it takes longer to render. I'll be posting it as soon as it is done.
Looking forward to it! :clap:

 29 
 on: December 27, 2019, 01:35:20 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed

Oh wow! How'd you wind up with 4 PBs! I have one that I found ina lucky search, they are nice!


It's one of the reasons I took so long to get a dread. Sometimes people sell their PBs for between 50 and 30 mil. When I see one for sale, and I have the cargo, I buy it Grin. What I need to start doing is to start upgrading them above the default MK0.

So yesterday I got the chance to do a little painting (literally), and I filmed it with my new action camera. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJwFkjSKIBQ

I'm currently rendering a second video with another painting but it's not time lapsed so it takes longer to render. I'll be posting it as soon as it is done.

 30 
 on: December 26, 2019, 03:38:49 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
See you should have taken some time off so you didn't get sick Wink
Not sure that would have helped, but I do plan to try to take more "random" days off now that i have a bit of a baseline for what i've been averaging. We're pretty laid back here and no one really counts or keeps track, as long as it's not excessive or causing an issue.


Well that was a hell of a roller coaster! Not your fault, the dude running things wasn't really trying to communicate with band 1 and that's not cool.
Yeah, regarding band1, they got totally shafted. I was just on the fence about band2, the "drama" had nothing to do with 3/5ths of the band.


I guess that depends on how far the school is away from the road, and how many parents insist on driving their children to school.
This is Houston so, it's not far from the road and everyone has to drive Another Tounge (and I think it's an elementary school). I already know a route that's only a couple blocks out of the way that I'll probably take by default.


Other than distance is still totally doable. You should talk your boss into getting a shower put into the office so you can ride your bike to work Wink
Not sure that it would make a difference laugh1


Saw you get your new level recently too. Now that I have a dread I'm working on getting my stats up again. Need to stay crunchy. After that I'll start looking to leveling. In the mean time my cargo will go to upgrading my kit. I'm currently flying with 4 PBs which gives me a nice little punch, thinking of adding another to my build eventually Grin
Oh wow! How'd you wind up with 4 PBs! I have one that I found ina lucky search, they are nice!


So since it is Christmas Eve and here in Germany that's as good as Christmas, I hope you have a good one and enjoy your time off.
Thanks! You too! Although "time off" just means working on these damn freelance projects... lol, never again!

I'm the only one in the office today Another Tounge time to start calling the utilities that couldn't handle transferring service via the internet...

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