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Old 02-02-16, 04:50 PM
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I got to do some cool things today in class. The machine shop has a few busted cast iron parts that my teacher is having me tig-braze with silicon-bronze, cool! The shop assistant guy had me weld a broken galvanized mounting bracket, not so fun cuz the fumes can make you sick. School is almost done for good and I'm out looking for work. Probably wont get to actually weld for some time with entry level positions.

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Fooling around making a weave bead, not so much of a thing done on aluminum as with steel

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Old 02-02-16, 05:07 PM
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I got to do some cool things today in class. The machine shop has a few busted cast iron parts that my teacher is having me tig-braze with silicon-bronze, cool! The shop assistant guy had me weld a broken galvanized mounting bracket, not so fun cuz the fumes can make you sick. School is almost done for good and I'm out looking for work. Probably wont get to actually weld for some time with entry level positions.

In addition:
Stacking dimes aluminum (just kidding though, that phrase bugs me it doesnt define a good weld)


Fooling around making a weave bead, not so much of a thing done on aluminum as with steel
They kind of remind me of those hammered fenders that generally look purdy awesome.
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Old 02-02-16, 05:42 PM
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yeah east coast winter is hell on bikes, lol.

make sure you keep it on for 4-5 days, otherwise its gonna be sooooo much worse
Yeah its been 6 days since I've crashed
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Old 02-02-16, 05:54 PM
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Yeah its been 6 days since I've crashed
in that case id take it off now, clean it gently with fragrance free soap and put a very thin amount of also fragrance free lotion on it now and whenever it feels dry

if it smells like flowers, its gonna burn like a mother****er. dont scratch.
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Old 02-02-16, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
in that case id take it off now, clean it gently with fragrance free soap and put a very thin amount of also fragrance free lotion on it now and whenever it feels dry

if it smells like flowers, its gonna burn like a mother****er. dont scratch.
Theres a couple spots that haven't completely healed up yet, so I still have tegaderm over that, but most of it is out to the open. Lotion definitely helps with keeping the skin more flexible though.

Not scratching is turning out the be the biggest challenge so far lol
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Old 02-02-16, 06:55 PM
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Old 02-02-16, 08:57 PM
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Old 02-03-16, 01:30 AM
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Thanks @TMonk and @Mumonkan. the worst of it is over, I'm just *****ing about little things now haha.
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Old 02-03-16, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Theres a couple spots that haven't completely healed up yet, so I still have tegaderm over that, but most of it is out to the open. Lotion definitely helps with keeping the skin more flexible though.

Not scratching is turning out the be the biggest challenge so far lol
Aquaphor or A&D will work better than lotion.
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Old 02-03-16, 08:52 AM
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Today I found out that a recording I played records incorrectly on was nominated for a Juno award. (in Amurrican terms, it's like a socialist Grammy)
I also got the TRP RRLs I ordered in the mail after blizzard delay and damn they're purty.
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Originally Posted by garlic_rice View Post
Today I found out that a recording I played records incorrectly on was nominated for a Juno award. (in Amurrican terms, it's like a socialist Grammy)
Congrats, that is really cool and creative. Interesting all the thing you have going on in the video. Even a "score" if that is what you call it.

The music goes from like neo classical to almost ancient Chinese, very cool.

Wow, then it goes into the Judas Priest March at the end.

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Old 02-03-16, 11:16 AM
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total broner for electric cellos.
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Old 02-03-16, 01:48 PM
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total broner for electric cellos.
Iknorite?! Way cooler than the Stradivarius that he took delivery of a couple weeks before the recording. (I wasn't even allowed to look at it)
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Old 02-03-16, 02:01 PM
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Iknorite?! Way cooler than the Stradivarius that he took delivery of a couple weeks before the recording. (I wasn't even allowed to look at it)
definitely!

my orchestra prof had one of her former students come in who ended up as some kind of prodigy in juliard who had a strad. being a first string i was allowed to fiddle it shortly but its subtle nuances that made it great were lost on my 13 y/o self :\

fire up that electric though and my eyes are bulging out my head
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Old 02-03-16, 02:20 PM
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Today I turn 29. I had a lengthy conversation with my older brother (12 years older) about turning 30, and he explained to me how turning 30 was the only birthday that kind of bothered him. I was kinda bummed out thinking about it, but I have 365 days before 30... AND I received the newest addition to my jersey collection, an original 1978-79 Bianchi Faema team jersey in beautiful condition.


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Old 02-03-16, 02:27 PM
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Cool jersey.

I'm about to be 31, and while actually turning 30 last year felt all weird and sad, 30 has actually been the best year I can remember. So get excited. Happy bday.
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Old 02-03-16, 02:32 PM
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ill be 30 this year, its my mission to make this year be the most adventurous of all time

id be lying if i said the number doesnt bother me, im like, grown up now. i still feel like im 16
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Turning 30 was no big deal for me, just another day and another year. The last couple years have been really good to me though so I'm pretty optimistic about getting older.
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I got my brother interested in fixed gear bikes enough to order a bike and today his Leader arrived. Gonna help him fix it up when he gets back from work and go ride around with him.
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Originally Posted by AristoNYC View Post
Aquaphor or A&D will work better than lotion.
Antibiotics couldn't hurt either. Why take chances?
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Old 02-03-16, 03:52 PM
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Antibiotics couldn't hurt either. Why take chances?
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43 here. You are only as old as you act. Happy Birthday btw - don't worry about the whole age thing. Age is just a number, and the first 50 years are for learning. The last 50 are for living.

Today, I did something that I swore that I would never ever do again. I switched back to an iPhone. Pretty diehard Android user, but grew really tired of the BS so I found a nice Space Grey 32GB iPhone 5S on Swappa and activated it today. Kind of a big change, but since I have a Mac already, and was really tired of the size of my Note 3, this was a good and mostly inexpensive venture back to the world of Siri and a mostly locked down OS.
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siri is worthelss. turned it off the day it was released.

iphones are fine, i just want my phone to phone and be a internet lifewasting machine. does the job great.

if i wanted to dick around and overclock my phone id be an android user, iphone isnt great at those things
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Today, I did something that I swore that I would never ever do again. I switched back to an iPhone. Pretty diehard Android user, but grew really tired of the BS so I found a nice Space Grey 32GB iPhone 5S on Swappa and activated it today. Kind of a big change, but since I have a Mac already, and was really tired of the size of my Note 3, this was a good and mostly inexpensive venture back to the world of Siri and a mostly locked down OS.
I made the switch back to iPhone back in December when I also switched from a Lenovo laptop to an iMac. I miss some of the extra freedom that comes with Android, as well as some apps I had really gotten use to, but it's just been so much more reliable on a day to day basis.
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Today we got a ping pong table at work. Productivity is now at an all time low.
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