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9 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

You still have to push down.  For paints that are really stubborn i have a pill bottle (one of the big ones that fit a poker chip) and a bunch of washers glued to the top.  I put the paint in the cup slide the pill bottle over the paint and the cup and the weight is enough to depress the trigger and hold the paint and pill bottle in place.  It can then buzz to its heart's content.

 

Usually I just use it to shake the 3 or 4 paints I'm going to use though instead of my inventory.  Hasn't hurt them yet and some are 10 years old.

 

My Vortex Genie has a 3-way switch. On, off, and touch. If the cup holds the paint bottle securely, I could stick the bottle in the cup, flip the switch, and walk away while it spins until I decide to turn it off. But mine was a rescue from a lab, given to me directly by a friend who worked there. It needs the potentiometer for the speed control dial cleaned or replaced, though. It doesn't ramp up and down smoothly and has dead zones unless you whip it through its full range a few times first. Which tells me that, much like my old stereo amp, the pot has started to get some oxidation buildup.

 

6 hours ago, ratsmitglied said:

Most of my 'voluntold' jobs are also ones that are a minor inconvenience at worst

 

My voluntold jobs often include hard labor or having to upend my schedule entirely for a while. Like the time the police chief "asked"(I could just make you do it, but I thought I would ask if you wanted to first...) if I would switch my shift because the desk clerk, her cop husband, and the other cop her boyfriend was accusing her of having an affair with were all on afternoon shift. It was supposed to be "maybe a month or so, until things settle down." When two months had gone by I asked about going back to my old shift and was told I had to wait until the next shift bid. Which meant that I got forced out of my chosen shift for 8 months because of stupid high school drama that I had nothing to do with.

 

That was like 9 years ago and I'm still mad about it because it screwed me out of a lot. Afternoon shift sucks, especially when your days off are freaking Tuesday and Wednesday. You can't do ANYTHING.

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1 hour ago, Unruly said:

 

My Vortex Genie has a 3-way switch. On, off, and touch. If the cup holds the paint bottle securely, I could stick the bottle in the cup, flip the switch, and walk away while it spins until I decide to turn it off. But mine was a rescue from a lab, given to me directly by a friend who worked there. It needs the potentiometer for the speed control dial cleaned or replaced, though. It doesn't ramp up and down smoothly and has dead zones unless you whip it through its full range a few times first. Which tells me that, much like my old stereo amp, the pot has started to get some oxidation buildup.

 

 

Mine just has on/off and a dial that goes to 10. But I paid... $30 for it I think plus shipping? So I can't complain too much.

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Yeessss!  My favorite ghost pepper sauce is back in production.  It was off the market nearly 2 years while they redesigned the bottle.  :down: 

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So, I was directed to the previous Randomness post on Sunday, more than 10 pages from the end. I made my first post declaring my newness, then stayed up all night doing responsible things I had previously procrastinated doing. Then I worked that Monday morning and did my property tax protest thing in the afternoon, all while developing a terrible head cold or allergies or something. So, when I got back from the tax protest (another reduction, yay! just not as much as I had hoped), I took some Benedryl and passed out. Several Benedryl-hazed days later, I come back to find I missed the death of the old thread and now the new one is going on 13 pages! Whew!

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I am officially out of paint rack space. Fortunately, I have 3 new paintracks arriving next Wednesday from Broken Token. But... I might have to stop buying paint... :down:

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9 minutes ago, Dicey said:

So, I was directed to the previous Randomness post on Sunday, more than 10 pages from the end. I made my first post declaring my newness, then stayed up all night doing responsible things I had previously procrastinated doing. Then I worked that Monday morning and did my property tax protest thing in the afternoon, all while developing a terrible head cold or allergies or something. So, when I got back from the tax protest (another reduction, yay! just not as much as I had hoped), I took some Benedryl and passed out. Several Benedryl-hazed days later, I come back to find I missed the death of the old thread and now the new one is going on 13 pages! Whew!

 

 

I hope you're feeling better!

 

 

2 minutes ago, Argentee said:

I am officially out of paint rack space. Fortunately, I have 3 new paintracks arriving next Wednesday from Broken Token. But... I might have to stop buying paint... :down:

 

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I did say may! I'm looking for a place to put the two rows of nail polish to make more room for paint. 

 

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

I hope you're feeling better!

 

Thanks, @Glitterwolf. I can sense the end is near for this head cold/allergy attack. I've felt better today than I have since Monday. It's just been the annoying, irritating sinus congestion, watery eyes, leaking nose, sneezing, sniffling, light sensitivity going on. No fever, so I've just been toughing it out. But, even non-drowsy Benedryl knocks me out, so there's also been lots of accidental naps. Just minor sniffling going on today, so I'm hopeful.

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I need to do something productive. Instead I'm watching our Xbone update, maybe. I don't want to jinx anything but I've gotten it to go up to 28% downloaded. Our internet super sucks, even when wired directly so this might take a while.

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