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20 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 3rd.

When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?

Troubleshooting.

 

Most of the time, I just ask for an explanation and then start asking questions.  Sometimes this ends poorly because I ask about things that people have decided definitely can't be the problem.  (And, lo and behold, guess what?)

 

To be fair to them, I've done that before.  After the second time talking to my DSL provider where the problem really was "Reboot the modem", I've tried to avoid preempting anyone trying to help me.  I do, however, get annoyed when we've verified something can't be the problem and the technician keeps checking it again and again.  "No, sir, this setting has not changed over the past three minutes.  May I suggest something else?"

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12 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

What is requested depends on the person (part of having a very random set of hobbies/experiences is that different people know me as different versions of "Oh, she's the one that knows about/how to do X"). 

 

However, regardless of the initial request, I always end up being helpful by listening. I apparently have a knack for it, I guess; I've had complete strangers tell me their problems, life history, hopes and dreams, etc. ^_^

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D

As one of those people. I thank you for listening or helping. ^.^

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Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

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14 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

I like to draw dungeon maps on graph paper, with pens, I find it relaxing.

 

And the side of each square is the same length as a ten foot pole.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

I mentioned before in the Happy Side of Social Isolation thread, but I really enjoy using hand tools in woodworking now.  There is something very satisfying in smoothing and squaring boards with a hand plane, or chiseling out a mortise or dado.  Oh!  I also like splitting logs with an axe or maul.

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

 

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Doing calculations by hand.

 

Cooking, as in prepping food myself instead of premade/ precut etc...

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

Grow and preserve my own food.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I'm going to jokingly say "buy my new cell phone in the store" since you technically can do that right now, but they don't have any demo phones out, so it's a lot harder to see if they're a good fit for your hand or not... 

 

Arguably I prefer to draw using pencil and paper over a tablet, but that's because of the cost - I know eventually I'm getting a tablet. 

 

I suppose film photography is there too, as something I enjoy, but the big problem I run into is that it's actually kind of expensive to do such these days, typically costing around $22 CAD all in for 36 exposures. 

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

Pay with cash, it's easier to see how much money you have left than checking online banking. Also writing stories on paper, and reading actual books. On a tablet, the light assaults my face with words.

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21 minutes ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

Pay with cash

 

Good one, me too.  My wife also still pays our bills by mailing in checks.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

Cooking from scratch - most all of our nightly meals are made from the basest of ingredients with a few small exceptions (I don't grind my own meat and rarely make my own pasta). I enjoy gardening and preserving my own veggies and herbs (to a certain extent, space is limited). My beer brewing setup is decidedly low tech - someone from 100 years ago would easily be able to brew on it no problem. That might get even more "old fashioned" in the future as I recently ordered a book on historic brewing techniques. 

 

At work, I'm one of the last people to take all my field notes by hand. Management keeps trying to get me to take this expensive tablet/camera/GPS unit into the field with me and want me to take all my notes on that. And I keep explaining I've left writing utensils in mud puddles across the entire state and there's no reason to believe I wouldn't do the same with an expensive tablet. And using a compass to navigate in the woods instead of relying on a map on my phone or something. I'm always surprised that very few people know how to use a compass any more.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

Just about everything I do is the way I have always done it. I do like paying my bills online though.

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6 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Question June 4th.

What's something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

 

I mow the grass with a push-reel lawnmower, at least when it’s short enough.  If I’ve left it too long, then out comes the gas-powered mower.

 

I also like to make to-do lists by hand.  I like to cross things off when I’m done.  The only concession I’ll make is to make the lists in a word processor from time to time — no organizer app for me!

 

My wife is the real champ here, though.  She still balances the checkbook and tracks household credit card expenses on paper!  On the backs of used printer paper, numbered and neatly stacked.  She’s even refused the ledger sheets I’ve offered her, preferring her own system that she’s done since I knew her in college. 

 

It works though.  She knows exactly how much we have charged on the credit card on any given day.

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