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klarg1

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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    I admire you. for me, four hours counts as a “speed paint”
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    A big difference for me is level of effort. As I improve, I often find it very hard to “turn off” my competition brain. Even when trying to paint 10 similar models for a unit, who will never be seen individually or looked at from closer than 18” away, I’m still in there blending and playing with “advanced” techniques. I could produce the elf army I painted 20 years ago in half the time than I did the first time, except that it would be hard to keep from aiming for double the quality instead. Hence my colossal, dire shelf of shame.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    So very much this. I am a display painter with delusions of painting armies.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Backed: many Created: none the first Kickstarter I ever backed was the Order of the Stick reprint drive in 2012, followed by Bones I. After those two wild rides, I was pretty hooked for a while.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Are you sure these people aren't just super serious about their "raw food" diets? Here in Boston, "Drive Safely" is more an expression of wishful thinking. We know you'll drive like an angry maniac, but it it can't hurt to hope, right?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    My parent's main bathroom still has an iron claw-foot tub. I kinda like it. The other stuff? Not so much.
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    Getting to know you: January 2019

    Existing, or fictional? I like my current car, and I picked it because it had a really good balance of trade-offs for what I wanted. (AWD for winter snow, Smaller and more fuel efficient than my previous car, still zippy and fun to drive, still holds 3 gamer-scale passengers reasonably comfortably, etc.) In retrospect, I wish I had opted for a better sound system, because I can actually notice the difference between sound quality in this car and my last one. On the flip side, this car is, hands down, the best speaker phone I have ever owned.) In fantasy dream land, most of those things could be improved, but it's harder to achieve in the real world. It would be nice for it to be magically self-cleaning too.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The existence of winter notwithstanding, I have, on more than one occasion, pointed out to West Coast friends that our little slice of the North Atlantic can actually be downright pleasant to swim in for 2-3 months of the year. A feature not shared with the San Francisco Pacific coast.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    While I am, technically, sitting in an office that is within a quarter mile, or less, of the harbor, and by extension, the Atlantic Ocean, I think I'm gonna have to pass.
  10. Best things to happen to me? 1. Got married, amidst a gathering of friends and family 2. Landed funding for our company so I could start getting paid again. (Bonus: This happened 3 months before the wedding bills started coming due.) I have no special plans for New Year's Eve. Lady Klarg and I will most likely stay in, and toast the year with a glass of something sparkling.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    For a split second, I misread this, and thought it was your thumb that was sliced away. I'm glad you're in one piece. Also, kudos for posting so calmly with blood gushing from your mangled hand.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There seems to be a lot of this going around.
  13. Attend ReaperCon Try to exercise more than zero hours per week Allocate at least an hour or two of hobby time per week
  14. In general, I try to start each meal with food that has not already been consumed and digested. Tuesday was no different. To answer the actual spirit of the question, not really. While we ate well, it was all pretty familiar. Roast pork, braised greens, and rice.
  15. I just had a list of 8-10 favorite restaurants worldwide, but my browser ate it. I can't really give a condensed list. There are dozens of great places to eat near me, and far away. It depends on what I am doing, whom I am with, where I am, how long we have, is there an occasion, etc.
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    Happy Birthday Aard Rinn!!

    Habby belated birthday Aard!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    They are all over the place in the Northeast (although I have not seen those bumper stickers) two of the three cars I have owned have been Subarus, although I opted for German manufacture for my current vehicle.
  18. Not terribly seriously. When I was in high school our Latin club celebrated a watered down Saturnalia towards the end of the fall semester. I refer to today as "Boxing Day" because it's more interesting and distinctive than "December 26th", but I do not celebrate it in any fashion.
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    ReaperCon 2019 -- Classes I Would Take

    Maybe it would be possible to structure a two-part day1//day two class, with drying time over night?
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Having spent two weeks without hot water this fall, I am extremely sympathetic. I'm glad you have some place to get a hot shower, if only occasionally. Stay warm Pingo household!
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Mmmm.... Xi'an hand-pulled noodles with cumin lamb for lunch. Life is pretty good right now.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Take the technology approach: 1. Tell them you couldn't reproduce their problem, and ask if they can give you the exact steps needed to reproduce it in your (subtly different) test car wash. 2. When that fails, ask if they can send the car wash back to you for your technicians to look at it. 3. When they say "no", inform them that the issue is probably fixed in car wash version n+1. Version n is no longer supported.
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    Caravan to Reapercon 2019

    A road trip from the Northeast to Denton would be fun, and there are a bunch of people who could potentially join in on the way, but I just can't justify taking an extra 3-4 days off of work for travel, when JetBlue can have me on the ground at DFW in under 5 hours. Maybe some day when I'm retired.
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