Author Topic: Small victories  (Read 11540 times)

citoyen

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Small victories
« on: 30 June, 2019, 02:13:02 pm »
I found my pipe cutter. Only took 20 minutes of looking.

(Finding one's pipe cutter might not be considered an achievement for the Jureks of this world who keep their tools well ordered, but...)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Small victories
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2019, 02:29:25 pm »
 ;D
It'll come as no surprise to you then, that I know exactly where both of my tube cutters are, as well as the location of a replacement cutting wheel.
In the drawer yclept 'Cutting tools', of course.
Embossed Dymo label on the drawer an' everyfink.

T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: Small victories
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2019, 02:41:00 pm »
I saw the knob on mine yesterday from a distance and thought "WTF that?"  Investigated... "Oh yes, that".

I only bought the thing a month ago. :facepalm:
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

robgul

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2019, 03:24:47 pm »
. . . my two pipe cutters (one with large-ish knob and one very compact for restricted spaces) will be in the dedicated "plumbing tool box" along with the gaz blowlamp, piezo lighter, solder, flux, spanners etc and a range of copper and compression fittings.

Current task is to make a plywood case to house my new router and its range of bits - everything in its place makes sense and life so much simpler :thumbsup:

Rob

Re: Small victories
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2019, 03:34:52 pm »
I saw the knob on mine yesterday from a distance and thought "WTF that?"  Investigated... "Oh yes, that".

I only bought the thing a month ago. :facepalm"
With that, and the early morning greeting, have  you considered deploying corrective lenses?  :P

T42

  • Patron saint of the dry joint
Re: Small victories
« Reply #5 on: 30 June, 2019, 03:49:16 pm »
AFAIK giglamps do nothing much for the memory.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Cudzoziemiec

  • Моя планета голубая, я люблю тебя и обнимаю
Re: Small victories
« Reply #6 on: 02 July, 2019, 04:23:59 pm »
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Small victories
« Reply #7 on: 02 July, 2019, 06:45:49 pm »
I broke my pipe cutter a few years ago, but I had to search the Cupboard Of Doom for some strimmer line last week, which turned into a full-scale tidying up and cull of dead bicycle tyres and assorted car stuff (haven't owned a car since 2007) I expect will become really handy some time next month.

Halfway through this operation, the strimmer line was found!

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: Small victories
« Reply #8 on: 04 July, 2019, 09:53:29 pm »
I've finally cut up the fibreglass canoe that's been on Google Earth views of my garage roof since the beginning of time. (Previous thread somewhere on yacf gives details).
It's now a pile of fibreglass bits on my drive which will probably sit there until either a) my kids have to sell the house to pay care home fees, or b) I work out when the local tip is open (seems to be based on moon phasing)

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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #9 on: 25 September, 2019, 05:02:36 pm »
I bought a couple of 'ripe and ready' avocados for lunch yesterday but they felt a bit firm so I didn't dare cut into either.

Took the chance on one for today's lunch, and it was absolutely perfect - neither too firm nor too soft.

Fingers crossed the second won't be past edible by tomorrow...
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

ian

  • why would any decent person have such thoughts?
Re: Small victories
« Reply #10 on: 25 September, 2019, 08:29:49 pm »
That doesn't compute. They're never edible.
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Re: Small victories
« Reply #11 on: 25 September, 2019, 09:03:18 pm »
I bought a couple of 'ripe and ready' avocados for lunch yesterday but they felt a bit firm so I didn't dare cut into either.

Took the chance on one for today's lunch, and it was absolutely perfect - neither too firm nor too soft.

Fingers crossed the second won't be past edible by tomorrow...

Don't confuse an avocado  with a conference pear, for which the moment of ripeness is approximately 3 Planck units.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Small victories
« Reply #12 on: 25 September, 2019, 09:35:15 pm »
Conference pears still stone hard in my fruit bowl after 8 days. Just about managed to cut one up this morning. It was OK.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #13 on: 11 July, 2020, 05:19:26 pm »
Was about to order a new bottom bracket for my cross bike. Then, while looking for something entirely unrelated, I found a spare bottom bracket that I ordered some time ago and had completely forgotten about.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Small victories
« Reply #14 on: 11 July, 2020, 05:20:48 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #15 on: 11 July, 2020, 06:58:47 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Small victories
« Reply #16 on: 11 July, 2020, 07:15:19 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.

How's the one on your cross bike doing?  (just a hunch)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #17 on: 11 July, 2020, 08:50:18 pm »
Yeah...I'm at that age too.
What I really can’t fathom is why I ever bought a bottom bracket I obviously didn’t need.

How's the one on your cross bike doing?  (just a hunch)
Well, it was doing fine until I removed the crank for routine maintenance and the bearings came out with it.

The only reason I hadn’t already ordered a new BB was because I was debating whether or not to attempt to put the bearings back rather than replace it.

Finding the spare BB makes it an easy decision.

Most of my bikes take a Shimano HTII road  type BB, so it’s hard to know which one I had in mind when I bought it.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Wowbagger

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #18 on: 11 July, 2020, 09:03:22 pm »
I broke my pipe cutter a few years ago, but I had to search the Cupboard Of Doom for some strimmer line last week, which turned into a full-scale tidying up and cull of dead bicycle tyres and assorted car stuff (haven't owned a car since 2007) I expect will become really handy some time next month.

Halfway through this operation, the strimmer line was found!

For me, the discovery of the item for which the Search was Organdised signals that the search is over.
I want to surf the zeitgeist to where it’s all happening

ian

  • why would any decent person have such thoughts?
Re: Small victories
« Reply #19 on: 13 July, 2020, 09:56:14 am »
Oddly, I think I need a bottom bracket and was going to buy one about two years ago (or pay someone, like I'm going to fit a bottom bracket, ha), but the bike with the wobbly crank is still in the garage, still wobbly.
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TheLurker

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Re: Small victories
« Reply #20 on: 25 September, 2020, 07:09:11 am »
[bone-headed-ness excised]

Yesterday I managed to reduce my performance review from a scheduled half an hour to a few seconds under five minutes.
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #21 on: 25 September, 2020, 07:57:05 am »
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #22 on: 07 October, 2020, 02:32:00 pm »
I just worked out the solution to a problem that has been bugging me for months.

We upload our pages to the printer through an Indesign plugin. This creates a print ready PDF, and automatically converts images to the correct colour profile as part of the process, so you don't even need to do that for yourself.

Only trouble is, the system has trouble handling certain image types. The ones that have been giving me particular grief are monochrome line art illustrations (in eps format). For some reason, it won't convert these from RGB to CMYK automatically, so you have to convert them manually before uploading or the printer will reject them. Only trouble is, the converted images end up with >300% ink coverage, so again the printer rejects them... and this has been absolutely baffling me. This really shouldn't be an issue with vector images, should it?

The thing I just worked out is that the reason for this is because Illustrator is converting the RGB black to a four-colour black rather than a true black, so fixing the problem is as simple as adjusting the swatch details to set CMY to 0 and K to 100.

Tbh, I should probably be posting this in the 'I'm a fecking div' thread. It's that bleeding obvious. FFS.  :facepalm:
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

ian

  • why would any decent person have such thoughts?
Re: Small victories
« Reply #23 on: 07 October, 2020, 03:01:26 pm »
Doesn't preflight pick that one up? RGB to CMYK always stuffs up pure black and white. I am sure that in a time long, long ago and in a galaxy far, far away 'Force True Black' used to be a setting.

I don't care anymore, I do everything in RGB these days, a beneficial curse of our pretend paperless world. I almost miss fucking up spot colours.
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citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Small victories
« Reply #24 on: 07 October, 2020, 03:22:46 pm »
Doesn't preflight pick that one up?

I've set my preflight profile to flag up registration colour but that only picks it up if it's 400%. I'll have to see if there's an option to set a custom threshold...

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RGB to CMYK always stuffs up pure black and white.

You'd imagine I might have known that already. It's not exactly esoteric knowledge.

Anyway, it's very satisfying when you work these things out for yourself, hence posting it in this thread.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."