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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2000 on: July 31, 2020, 07:26:29 pm »
I can see the bright yellow bottle I used today sat on the bonsai bench outside my office window.

Can I be arsed to unlock the back door and go get it?
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2001 on: August 01, 2020, 08:44:45 am »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2002 on: August 01, 2020, 10:41:04 am »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I have a similar problem: I wear varifocals, so if I want to do something like rewire a ceiling rose, or anything above my head, I'm looking through the distance part of the lens and I can't see  thing.  Until I recalled my music reading glasses - which focus about 3 feet in front of my face.

That works.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2003 on: August 01, 2020, 12:51:00 pm »
Yeah. I use my computer glasses for cutting my toenails.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2004 on: August 01, 2020, 01:25:29 pm »
Yeah. I use my computer glasses for cutting my toenails.
I find clippers or scissors easier.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2005 on: August 01, 2020, 02:09:21 pm »
Yeah. I use my computer glasses for cutting my toenails.
I find clippers or scissors easier.

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I wondered why they weren't getting any shorter.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2006 on: August 01, 2020, 02:45:57 pm »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I have a similar problem: I wear varifocals, so if I want to do something like rewire a ceiling rose, or anything above my head, I'm looking through the distance part of the lens and I can't see  thing.  Until I recalled my music reading glasses - which focus about 3 feet in front of my face.

That works.

Have you tried the Dennis Taylor snooker glasses method - wearing yours upside down?  :)

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2007 on: August 01, 2020, 02:55:23 pm »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I have a similar problem: I wear varifocals, so if I want to do something like rewire a ceiling rose, or anything above my head, I'm looking through the distance part of the lens and I can't see  thing.  Until I recalled my music reading glasses - which focus about 3 feet in front of my face.

That works.

Have you tried the Dennis Taylor snooker glasses method - wearing yours upside down?  :)
Hadn't thought of that!  Just had a dry run - I'd need to molish some sort of retaining apparatus, but it might work.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2008 on: August 01, 2020, 02:59:13 pm »
Surely you have a variety of old prescription lenses glasses that you can “adjust” the arms on?  I’ve just got two new pairs (collecting Friday) so can experiment with the ones I’m wearing now. Trying to thread STI cables in the shed I find the same problem, so inversion may help!
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2009 on: August 02, 2020, 09:26:41 am »
Managed to stub my toe this morning. The same toe that I broke at the beginning of lockdown, and which still gives me twinges from time to time. :facepalm:

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2010 on: August 03, 2020, 11:14:47 am »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I have a similar problem: I wear varifocals, so if I want to do something like rewire a ceiling rose, or anything above my head, I'm looking through the distance part of the lens and I can't see  thing.  Until I recalled my music reading glasses - which focus about 3 feet in front of my face.

That works.

Have you tried the Dennis Taylor snooker glasses method - wearing yours upside down?  :)

But then you have the wrong lens in front of each eye.
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« Reply #2011 on: August 03, 2020, 12:22:30 pm »
Being short-sighted, when I want to do something fiddly I usually peek over the top of my glasses.  Yesterday, getting the backing off a bit of helicopter tape was too fiddly even for that so I swapped my glasses for binocular magnifiers and peeked over the top of those.
I have a similar problem: I wear varifocals, so if I want to do something like rewire a ceiling rose, or anything above my head, I'm looking through the distance part of the lens and I can't see  thing.  Until I recalled my music reading glasses - which focus about 3 feet in front of my face.

That works.

Have you tried the Dennis Taylor snooker glasses method - wearing yours upside down?  :)

But then you have the wrong lens in front of each eye.

Or you'r looking through the lens backwards.  ;D
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2012 on: August 04, 2020, 10:12:26 pm »
Gave myself mild sunstroke, on a not particularly warm or sunny day.  Didn't noticed I hadn't pee'd even after drink half a litre of coffee and litre and a half of water.  Even made sure I was in the shade too.  No sunburn tho.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2013 on: August 05, 2020, 11:33:16 am »
went to work on the bike yesterday.  packed my pannier the night before as usual.

Arrived at work to find my breakfast and lunch but no underwear!

Thankfully two pairs of scrubs trousers works very well.

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2014 on: August 05, 2020, 11:59:11 am »
Gave myself mild sunstroke, on a not particularly warm or sunny day.  Didn't noticed I hadn't pee'd even after drink half a litre of coffee and litre and a half of water.  Even made sure I was in the shade too.  No sunburn tho.
Entirely unrelated, many a year ago I completed the London-Brighton. Which I found quite unpleasant, partly as I had sunstroke. All the symptoms, thumping headache, hot, tired. At the finish St Johns Ambulance had a field hospital set up which would have graced a minor war. Scum approaches first aid lady and begs a paracetamol. Ohhh noo Mr Scum - we are not allowed to give out drugs. So WTF is your function then? Are you waiting for a sudden outbreak of cub scouts with broken forearms so you can apply triangular bandages?

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2015 on: August 05, 2020, 08:35:36 pm »
Gave myself mild sunstroke, on a not particularly warm or sunny day.  Didn't noticed I hadn't pee'd even after drink half a litre of coffee and litre and a half of water.  Even made sure I was in the shade too.  No sunburn tho.
Entirely unrelated, many a year ago I completed the London-Brighton. Which I found quite unpleasant, partly as I had sunstroke. All the symptoms, thumping headache, hot, tired. At the finish St Johns Ambulance had a field hospital set up which would have graced a minor war. Scum approaches first aid lady and begs a paracetamol. Ohhh noo Mr Scum - we are not allowed to give out drugs. So WTF is your function then? Are you waiting for a sudden outbreak of cub scouts with broken forearms so you can apply triangular bandages?

Least they could have done is bandaged something.

Anyway I have been feeling like I have had a major hungover all day today.  So minimal DIY and driving.

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2016 on: August 05, 2020, 08:44:30 pm »
Are you waiting for a sudden outbreak of cub scouts with broken forearms so you can apply triangular bandages?

Shirley the cubs can bandage their own forearms using woggles and so on?  Unless they're busy removing things from horses' hooves with a Swiss Army Knife, of course.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2017 on: August 05, 2020, 09:13:50 pm »
Are you waiting for a sudden outbreak of cub scouts with broken forearms so you can apply triangular bandages?

Shirley the cubs can bandage their own forearms using woggles and so on?  Unless they're busy removing things from horses' hooves with a Swiss Army Knife, of course.

Nah. We didn't have Swiss Army Knives.  We had this. With completely useless horse's hoof bodger.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2018 on: August 05, 2020, 09:23:01 pm »
That's for sea scouts - the horses would drown.
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2019 on: August 05, 2020, 09:23:55 pm »
That's for sea scouts - the horses would drown.

Not if they were sea horses
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2020 on: August 05, 2020, 09:24:30 pm »
That's for sea scouts - the horses would drown.

Not if they were sea horses

Ain't no hooves on that bitch!
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2021 on: August 05, 2020, 09:25:44 pm »
That's for sea scouts - the horses would drown.

Not if they were sea horses

Ain't no hooves on that bitch!

Oooh, claws out!
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2022 on: August 05, 2020, 11:29:25 pm »
That looks more like a splicing spike to me.
Used by salty folk to open up the lay of ropes to splice other ropes into it.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2023 on: August 06, 2020, 01:11:23 am »
A fid.
Rust never sleeps

Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #2024 on: August 06, 2020, 07:30:45 am »
A fid is a fantastically useful tool. Should never have a sharp point.

For opening up ropes when splicing.
Undoing stubborn knots.
Lifting/moving metal things with sharp edges (these usually have holes in them somewhere, you stick the fid in the hole and now you have a strong grip with no risk of sharp edges cutting fingers).
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