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Old 06 September 2016, 10:58 PM
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Starting to learn how to knit. Facing a few problems, such as the needles I'm starting off with are a little small so I probably should invest in a larger size and maybe even fatter yarn to begin. But I am also trying to learn from a book for children and there are some issues the book does not address and points that aren't clear- the diagrams are also a little hard to follow (does this show BEFORE the step on the other page? during? after?... )

But either way I'm glad I started, some of it is starting to pick up well After numerous restarts I managed to get to the third row of the piece before I had to give up again- but I'm getting slightly further each time!
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Old 07 September 2016, 02:23 PM
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Give up? Why give up? The extra holes are just design elements. However, it sounds as if you might learn better from video tutorials.

Brad, I saw the announcement about your play on Bill Holbrook's website. I'm glad to know it went well.

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Old 07 September 2016, 02:42 PM
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Seaboe- I found a few videos that explained better ways to cast-on instead of the method I was getting stuck on. I now have a tiiiiny little swatch I am working on Going to run to the craft store today to get some bigger needles for additional practice's sake.
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Old 07 September 2016, 03:30 PM
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Looks like the residue of previously installed no slip strips. They were glued down and that is the left over glue.
I have that in my tub. It's some kind of non-slip surface.
It gets really dirty though.
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Old 07 September 2016, 06:21 PM
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Actually a big thing that makes me happy:
Went to a job interview today for housekeeper. Interviewer noticed that I do have several years experience (not to mention a Specialist/Journeyman degree from the Cleaners Guild of Berlin and Brandenburg) in doing floor care and told me that while I would be overqualified for the job I am interviewing for, it might be that others are looking for a Floor Care professional.
Had an interview then with two managers (the hospital they are expanded and it turned out that one manager alone would be a bit overworked) who were quite excited about someone who knows how to do those floor care stuff, who doesn't want full time but part-time/contingent, is willing to work night shift (I even prefer that), and who can work some weekends. It would be also in the same hospital where my wife works (They are part of OhioHealth which manages several hospitals).
They told me and the HR rep that they want me. Now I'm waiting for the HR rep to call me, to setup the actual paper work, and orientation.
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Old 07 September 2016, 06:22 PM
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Yay! Congratulations. I hope the paperwork goes smoothly.
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Old 09 September 2016, 06:25 AM
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Glückwunsch, Rob! Ich drücke die Daumen!

There you can see what a German Journeyman degree is worth. They know whom to hire if you want it "Dutch clean"!
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Old 09 September 2016, 01:18 PM
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There's a lady where I work who laughs like Betty Rubble. Never fails to cheer me up when I hear it.
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Old 09 September 2016, 02:05 PM
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Now I'm wondering what a journeyman member of the Cleaners Guild of Berlin and Brandenburg would do as a masterpiece to earn his master status?
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Old 09 September 2016, 05:25 PM
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After missing out last year, we got our Flames/Canucks tickets for a game this season. It's a big rivalry, so games sell out within minutes of the tickets going on sale. I'm on vacation this week, so I was able to grab them right at 10:00 when they were released (I tried from work last year, but got a phone call at the last minute and had nothing left ten minutes later when I could get back online).

And maybe this year I won't lose the game bet with my husband. I still owe him a Canuck pet jersey for the cat after the Flames lost the home opener in 2013.
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Old 09 September 2016, 05:31 PM
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There have been so many setbacks I'm almost superstitiously afraid to post this, but my daughter got an actual tech support job, just a few blocks from her apartment.
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Old 10 September 2016, 09:48 PM
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Now I'm wondering what a journeyman member of the Cleaners Guild of Berlin and Brandenburg would do as a masterpiece to earn his master status?
Cleaning of course. But things like silk wallpaper, etc. Also they would have to show the knowledge in cleaning techniques and that they've kept up to date with it. And they'd have to have at least 10 years of documented experience in the field.
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Old 10 September 2016, 10:55 PM
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Brad, I saw the announcement about your play on Bill Holbrook's website. I'm glad to know it went well.

Seaboe
Thanks! Mr Holbrook seemed very pleased, and we got big laughs. BTW, I played Ray Flambeau, the giant, and dim, firefly.
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Old 12 September 2016, 01:33 PM
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Learning that when I'm away, my Iris kitten listens for me to come home.
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Old 12 September 2016, 01:50 PM
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And this morning, getting a compliment on my technical understanding from one of our (IT) architects.
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Old 12 September 2016, 02:37 PM
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Finally getting some paperwork/forms/niggling little internet tasks done this morning. Things I knew would not take long at all, but I was really anxious about taking them on. Now most of the list is crossed off and I feel a bit unburdened.
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Old 12 September 2016, 02:46 PM
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Having my SIL tell me I had gorgeous hair (it's always been my best feature). Seeing my niece the knitwear designer using yarn I gave her when she was in high-school for a project.

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Old 13 September 2016, 06:16 PM
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At work, finding a way to get 10+ year old software to work with the Win7 64-bit OS.
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Old 13 September 2016, 06:42 PM
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Did you invent a time machine to go back 10 years and run it on the then modern computer? Because that would have been easier than some emulation platforms.
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Old 13 September 2016, 06:46 PM
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Replaced an msi file with a renamed 64-bit version of the same file in the application folder. When the installer ran, it called that file. With the 64-bit version renamed with the x86 version's name, it actually worked.

I was shocked, to be honest, as that was a "last-ditch, Hail Mary, the worst I can do is screw up the computer and I'll just re-image it anyway so what the heck let's try it" attempt. I really wasn't expecting it to work.
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