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kristof65 last won the day on February 21

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About kristof65

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    Captain of the Sky Pirates

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    Winterset, IA
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    Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, most Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Wargaming, RPGs, racing.

    Right now I'm keen on starting a regular mini's gaming group.

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  1. kristof65

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    And to show you how my day is going... ...before I reamed anyone, I tested things again just to make sure I had all my ducks in a row, and the dang thing is working, even my "damaged" board. On the upside, it means the lab probably did test it, and I didn't make a fool of myself by accusing them (directly) of not doing their job. On the downside, it means I have no idea why it wasn't working before, why it works now, nor what to do about the customer. on the coping side, I'm going to see if I can get a Reaper Gremlin mini or two painted, and photograph them standing on the circuit board, and point to that as the problem.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    So do I. It's hard to raise my contract rate with my Canadian client when the disparity is doing it for me, and I'm not seeing anything additional. This just happened: Get a circuit board in from the lab that I asked them to thoroughly test so I can figure out what's happening at a customer's site. The board comes back with a report saying everything on the board tests fine, only thing wrong was some missing fuses. Throw the board on to my test set to program it so I can send it back to the customer - and it DAMAGES MY TEST SET PRINTER, giving me the exact same symptom my customer had. On the up side, I now know exactly what happened at the customer's site, and how to fix it. On the down side, this means the lab didn't thoroughly test the board at all - in fact, it means they barely tested it. Somebody's getting reamed over this...
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    What Happened to the Pathfinder Range of Paints?

    Thanks, but don't rush to do so on my account. Not like I can pick them up tomorrow...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I need to hear more about this...
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    What Happened to the Pathfinder Range of Paints?

    Is this noticeably different from all of Reaper's other skin tone triads?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    While the silence from Reaper is disappointing, having to raise the minimums is understandable. I've seen shipping price increases across the board when shipping to my customers. And just yesterday I had to listen to a retired UPS driver complain that it cost him $51 to ship a component to me for repair via UPS Ground.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

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    Sculpting a Rubeosaurus

    You see lots of different species of dinosaurs. I see an advertisement for a fashionable beauty parlor aimed at all the cool Triceratops teens. looking good so far. Really happy you're practicing your sculpting skills.
  9. Oh, it's most certainly fantasy. I recently rewatched a couple seasons worth while I was working on my futuristic A-Team minis and was amazed at how detached from reality the situations it depicts are. Younger me never knew how far over the top it was. But it was still good comic book style fun.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Geez boss, I have no idea how I keep managing to hire accident prone klutzes for the warehouse...
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    Confrontation: Classic

    I think the key is that no one really knows their plans, including them. From the get go, this seemed like a company winging it.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Never have liked the taste of coffee, but I love the smell. I could work in a coffee company for that reason alone.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I know that feeling... Many years ago, I had to accompany my ex-wife to a family reunion out of state. As part of that trip, her dad took us to a relative's house that had to have been built in the 1880s, and had it's electrical installed no later than the 1930s and NEVER updated since then. The kitchen in this house was full of every conceivable small appliance, all plugged into two 2 prong outputs (no ground plug) using a variety of old extension cords and outlet expanders. I took one look at that kitchen, went outside and refused to go back into the house. Got into a fight with my ex over it. If it's recurring and your breastfeeding, talk to your doctor about your own diet, and how it may be affecting your milk and the baby. Had a dear friend struggle with her overly fussy son for months before they finally figured out that her love of cheese & dairy was causing issues for him. A couple changes to her diet and his, and it was like a different child. This is exactly why I stumble into my office on a lot of days... I _knew_ we should have done a pool. Wait a minute - you got through years of military service without succumbing to coffee, and you're going to give in now?
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    My Journey into Lost-Wax Metal Casting

    that is so cool! I know two things here: 1. It will be the best you can do 2. No matter how flawed you think it is, they will both love it.
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    What are the "Required Viewing" Fantasy Movies?

    Never heard of this before. Found it on Amazon Prime. Watched it this evening while painting. Wondering why it's "required viewing." It wasn't bad for 1962 standards, but definitely hasn't stood the test of time.