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    My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

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    by older mycroft ·

    As such I think TR should, as part of the new changes, build a Special Room where all the swag-owners can go and discuss the activities of all the riff-raff.

    I am bowled over by TechRepublic’s (read Sonja’s) generosity and as such, now wish to put something back in. I think a V.I.P. room would go down well with some of us, just to keep the others out.

    I’m deliberately posting this in the Tech Questions area as the punters in the discussion area can’t earn SWAG (much).

    So now that we’ve lost our little bit of TR in the form of the old Blue Box, how’s about a special room instead ??

    ** We could be the SWOTRs – Swag Owners of TechRepublic !

    < ** >

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    • #2923441

      Clarifications

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Clarifications

    • #2923438

      Hmmm….

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Do only swag owners get to use the room? What will we call it? Is a certain level of swag ownership required, or can any old swag owner (like me) belong?
      😀

      • #2923434

        Of course we would have to

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Hmmm….

        RANK people based upon their swaggism level… B-)

        I wish they would change the mugs back to the old style. I just KNOW if I got the new ones I would dump that puppy all over my keyboard….

        • #2923425

          “Cafe Grande” would be the French description of my TR mug

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Of course we would have to

          Because it reminded me of the coffee ‘cups’ you’d get in a Parisienne street-cafe early in the morning. It holds easily twice as much as any other mug – whether it’s the old or new variety I wouldn’t know.

          It almost blots out my 22″ monitor when I take a swig from it!! 😀

    • #2923416

      :(

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Yes, I have no bananas… I mean swag! 🙁

      I will have to send that camping pic to Sonja, I guess to butter her up. 😀

      edited to add: does that mean I am actually advanced to the riff-raff level now? ?:|

      • #2922593

        Nah

        by the scummy one ·

        In reply to :(

        You did not advance at all, you have always been riff-raff :^0

    • #2923393

      A message from the riff-raff to the swagful

      by bizzo ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      SNOB!
      😀

      • #2923386

        Please get things right

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to A message from the riff-raff to the swagful

        I’m a [b]Want To Be Snob[/b] as I can’t qualify as a real Snob yet. 😉

        Col ]:)

      • #2922591

        If you want to be the elite NON riff-raff

        by the scummy one ·

        In reply to A message from the riff-raff to the swagful

        get some swag 😀

        or, from now on, you are Riff-Raff 😀

        • #2922581

          Yes, but how???

          by bizzo ·

          In reply to If you want to be the elite NON riff-raff

          🙁

        • #2922549

          Easy — just follow through with Sonja’s requests :)

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Yes, but how???

          This can be done by doing an interview or posting stuff
          (sending) from the TR Out Loud (do some searching) 🙂

        • #2922372

          Well for starters you could look here and then contribute something

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Yes, but how???

        • #2912578

          Bizzo, I’m your gal :)

          by Sonja Thompson ·

          In reply to Yes, but how???

          Send a picture – of yourself, your workstation, a techie gadget, a pet, or something else interesting (and appropriate for posting on the site) – to TROL at cnet.com (of course use the @ symbol… you know).

          If I use it on TROLOV (TR Out Loud on Video), then I’ll send you some swag, and you’ll no longer be riff raff!!

          It doesn’t get any easier than that!

        • #2912562

          P.S. — Bizzo — NO PORN of Yourself :0

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Bizzo, I’m your gal :)

          Pics is fine, but post is best left to the pros (Women of
          course) 😀

        • #2912544

          HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to P.S. — Bizzo — NO PORN of Yourself :0

          Are not used. 😀

          I sent her some Professional Medical Photos of me and she was too scared to use them. Hardly scary at all and as they are published Photos I didn’t mind Honestly. :^0

          Col ]:)

        • #2912507

          Your lack of maintenance is showing again…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          HAL.

          Davette

        • #2912391

          You asked for it…

          by Sonja Thompson ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          I’m a pack rat, but even if I wasn’t, I would have held onto that picture just because it was so gnarly. It might have to make a subliminal appearance in TROLOV…

        • #2912389

          Not a problem Sonja

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          Provided yo say that is the result of trying to reason with Boxy. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #2912136

          Boxy is Very Reasonable

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          as long as she gets her way 😀

          If you think otherwise, it is yet another sign of a
          malfunctioning HAL unit :^0

        • #2912052

          Boxy? Reasonable? Her way?

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          ]:) You betcha. My way or the highway.

        • #2912048

          ….Just like a woman

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to HUM I wonder what Sonja does with the Pictures that

          See I know exactly how to have a quite life.

          Boxy whatever you say you must be right. :^0 😀 :^0 😀 :^0 😀

          Yes it drives [b]SWMBO[/b] nuts as well because she knows that she winning but it doesn’t feel right. 😀 :^0 :0 :p

          Col ]:)

        • #2922515

          I wonder…

          by captbilly1eye ·

          In reply to If you want to be the elite NON riff-raff

          now that OM is no longer on the same lowly, non-swag level as I, will I ever hear from him again?

          Now that he can rub the shoulders with the likes of Hal, Max, GG, Tig, etc., I will just be pitched into the waste bin of refuse that befits our ilk. 🙁

          I will miss him.

          oh woe it is to be sans swag.

          [fidgeting with digital camera] 😉

        • #2922510

          I still love you Capt. ;)

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I wonder…

          me and my coffee mug. 😀

        • #2922503

          yea… rub it in… I see how ya are.

          by captbilly1eye ·

          In reply to I still love you Capt. ;)

          😀

          actually I expect to be moved up the ranks soon.
          😉

        • #2922501

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to yea… rub it in… I see how ya are.

          .

        • #2922371

          Emergency Lots of Cold Water Required Immediately

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to

          Davette is flirting again. 😀

        • #2922343

          Getta SWAG room!!!

          by cg it ·

          In reply to

          🙂

        • #2922493

          Until then however,

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to yea… rub it in… I see how ya are.

          we need to cut all ties with the lowly likes of ya :^0

          Let us know when you are full of TR Swag, and we’ll talk to ya
          again 😀

        • #2922369

          RE : [i]Now that he can rub the shoulders with the likes of

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to I wonder…

          Well i only have a TR T Shirt, a Coffee mug and a E-Logo.

          Well actually I only have the E Logo as [b]SWMBO[/b] swiped the other stuff before I even saw it and has claimed it for herself. 🙁

          So I suppose that I’m going to have to restore a Backup and find the E-Thing again just to qualify here. More [b]Work[/b] that I have to perform. :_|

          While I may get mentioned a lot at some places here I don’t ask for anything I’m just hoping that you lot get sick and tired of hearing my name being mentioned and start contributing to stop me getting all the [b]Swag[/b] that you think I’m getting. 😀

          Perhaps I should have a talk to Sonja about the Radio Controlled TR Helicopter or that very important TR Computer Controlled Metal Lathe that I want. I just am too scared to ask for these Items as I’m not sure of the Helicopter conforms to AU Standards and I do know that the TR Lathe will be 110 Volt and I would need to convert it to the AU 240 Volts that is used here. I’m just not sure that the other insulation will be up to Spec though. :^0

          Sonja refused to send me a TR Ducati as she said I already have a Ducati and I was being greedy so she refused to send me one of those. She also refused to send me a TR Classic Mercedes because she wasn’t willing to give any stuff to [b]SWMBO[/b] as she’s not a member of TR. ;\

          Col ]:)

        • #2907863

          Simple solution!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I wonder…

          You too can SWAG up by participating in TROLOV each week. Then simply demand your SWAG by emailing your street address to Sonja.

          She tells you each week how to participate. Hint- she likes voice mail!

        • #2907777

          Hint

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Simple solution!

          I prefer email 😀

    • #2923390

      Well it all depends OM on what you consider as Swag

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      The TR Coffee Cups where always the ultimate for most people particularly those outside the US as the person previously in charge of handing these out wouldn’t sent them to International Participants.

      Besides the T Shirts and Coffee mug I don’t have a clue what else is available and I’ve never asked for any either so I have no idea of what it is possible to get. And to join this club do you actually have to get TR Swag yourself or will it suffice that it arrived at your house and in my case [b]SWMBO[/b] swiped it? 🙁

      I can still remember when a TR Tee shirt arrived here I was shown it by the wife who was wearing it at the time. After she had stretched it all out of shape she stopped wearing it at all. So to make it sort of fit right I had to take up [b]Body Building[/b] and after building 38 different bodies I eventually got one sort of right that could wear it. 😀

      The group of 20 formally known as the TR Insiders or TRI where responsible for making suggestions to Improve TR as a Site but then several Site Redesigns ago that disappeared as well so other than a TR Top Geek Finilast that I think GG who was made the Queen Geek and B Film Fan who was named the King Geek I only have a E-Sticker with the TR Logo on it so I don’t really have any TR Swag. :_|

      Even now I’m only posting to the Weekly things that have been introduced to TR by Sonja to help out till others jump right in as without Community Participation this will fold and there will be no place for Direct Input. Which will not bode well for the members overall. 😉

      Anyway me with my TR Took Geek Finilast want to join in. 😀

      Col ]:)

      • #2922629

        Listing the contents of my TR hamper might seem coy …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to Well it all depends OM on what you consider as Swag

        So I don’t think it would be prudent to mention all the SWAG sent to me.

        No, suffice to say, the TR coffee mug and the TR T-shirt did have other travelling companions for the trip over the Big Pond. 😀

        • #2922625

          Now I do feel left out. ?:|

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Listing the contents of my TR hamper might seem coy …

          HUM I need to know what they have so I can tell Sonja the next time that she asks me. :^0

          So what do I want HUM lets think about this for a minute some Fuel Proof TR Stickers to stick on my Remote Control Helicopters and a [b]Stop Violent Women Sticker[/b] as I’m tired of being beat up by th wife. 😀

          Balls here are a [b]NO NO here[/b] as the Wife will just feed them to the daughters dog who is hopelessly addicted to chasing balls around though maybe if I buy a Remote Controlled Car and bolt one to that it may stand a part way decent change of living more than the standard 20 minutes. :^0

          What do I need nothing but what I would like to have is a different story all together. 😀

          Col B-)

        • #2922342

          Are we comparing SWAG?

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Listing the contents of my TR hamper might seem coy …

          Like Coffee Mugs
          Polo Shirts
          Wine stopper and bottle opener…

          Could use another Polo shirt ….

        • #2907972

          Yup, they all need replacing now

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Are we comparing SWAG?

          cause the new ones are blue (so I am told)(looked black to me in the vid)…

        • #2922312

          Aw come on

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Listing the contents of my TR hamper might seem coy …

          I received my TR Flag and PC Troubleshooter Resource Guide a couple of weeks ago. If only I could remember to send in some picks, I may be able to score some more Swag.

          One of my boys came home the other day and said ‘Cool Flag Dad’ and I proudly went on to tell him how I got it. He patiently listened to my spiel. Then he said ‘Dad I was talking about your Avatar’. Thats another story. 😉

        • #2922308

          I’ve sent pics…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Aw come on

          and they’ve been used. I haven’t received swag for pics. What’s up with that?

        • #2922306

          I thought that :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I’ve sent pics…

          if you sent in pikkies and they were used you get Swag. That’s what I thought OM got his swag for when he sent in that Donny Osmond lookalike. :p

        • #2922303

          I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I thought that :)

          the TROL/OV’s and read very carefully. I need another TR coffee cup so that I can have a matched set. 😉

        • #2922298

          Why stop there :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          If there are more than two of you for coffee someone is going to feel left out. 😉

        • #2908069

          Swag Nazi

          by cg it ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          I dunno I think Sonja is getting to be the swag nazi…

          we send in pics we call on the phone, we send in emails… what do we get?

          No Swag for you!

          [hope all knows this is a joke]

        • #2907969

          Apparently you gotta ASK for it :)

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          If your pics are used, then send Soja an email at trol@cnet.com asking for swag (from the list).

          Then Soja will respond, telling you that what you asked for is no more 🙁 (Tigs, stop hyping the Dartboard X-( )

        • #2907861

          Protip, Boxy

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          Start working for a set of four. DMambo only has three and we must beat him somehow!

        • #2907776

          I am working on #2

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          hopefully soon enough to be 5 (just to beat out everyone else). 😀

        • #2907775

          Well, let’s see…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          I sent in 4 pics, all of which were used on TROLOV. If I can get 1 mug per pic, that would be 5 mugs! 😀

        • #2907773

          Dang Boxie

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I guess that I am going to have to cruise…

          I guess I need 10 then 🙂

        • #2908070

          you didn’t listen to Sonja…

          by cg it ·

          In reply to I’ve sent pics…

          look back at the last 2 or 3 spotlights where she asked for photo’s email and the lot.
          She said he said that she said if you were mentioned, your pic used, or email send her your address for swag…

          so boxie your still without swag???

        • #2908071

          ROFL gotta love kids….

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Aw come on

          classic TB classic

    • #2922597

      Congrats at beating the ‘riff-raff’ tag :D

      by the scummy one ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Now, I like your idea too. Hmm. a riff-raff free place to talk
      about the other riff-raff such as JD and HAL 😀

      • #2922544

        Don’t they both have swag?

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Congrats at beating the ‘riff-raff’ tag :D

        And as such become members?

        • #2922520

          Hal admittedly

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Don’t they both have swag?

          has none anymore (see post above). And, well, JD — we can
          go break his :^0

        • #2907860

          Just try it

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Hal admittedly

          And we’ll be calling you lefty!

          Besides, you can’t break a polo!

        • #2907774

          What??

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Just try it

          for ridding us of JD in the elitist posts?
          C’mon, he already posts too much anyway. If we allow him into the non riff-raff area, he will be consumed and will integrate himself into TR with no ability to rid of him :0

    • #2922566

      There used to be such a place – TRI

      by maxwell edison ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Some of us were invited to join. Here’s a cut and paste of the invitation (circa 11-2004):

      [i]Greetings Maxwell Edison,

      As you’ve probably guessed, this message concerns TechRepublic. In the past few days, you may have noticed a new forum has appeared in the TechRepublic Discussion Center called TR Insiders

      (Link Removed)

      What you may not be aware of is that you are one of only 15 TechRepublic members who can see and access this area of our Web site.

      That’s right, you’re one of 15 people hand-picked from hundreds of thousands TechRepublic members. This elite group of extraordinarily active users has been invited to join us in the most significant redesign of the TechRepublic Web site in our company’s history. You, Maxwell Edison, were hand-picked for this team because of your incredible level of involvement in the TR Discussion Center and Tech Q&A. You’re among the best of the best, and we need your help.

      Over the next few months, you and your fellow TR Insiders will be granted unprecedented access to TR beta features, extended additional exclusive site privileges, and afforded a direct line to the core TR staffers that are working to create the ultimate IT community site for this century.

      If you decide not join us, you don’t need to do a thing. However, if you decide to stick around, we’d like you to fill out the four-item questionnaire at the end of this message and send the answer as a reply to this e-mail and respond by noon EST on Thursday, Nov. 4. Yes, it’s a survey, but if you complete it there will be a technocentric gift in it for you down the line. It’s not a bribe, you’ve earned it.

      Thanks for your time. We look forward to working with you.

      Sincerely,

      The Community Redevelopment Team

      Rex Baldazo (RexWorld)
      Beth Blakely (beth.blakely)
      Paul Cook (pcook)
      Jay Garmon (The Trivia Geek)
      Mark Kaelin (MKaelin)
      Shawn Morton (sMoRTy71)
      Ted Smith (tsmith) [/i]

      The group grew from 15 to 1500. Okay, I exaggerate a bit, but after we shared some initial development ideas, the group continued to grow and grow, soon becoming much ado about nothing. Personally speaking (paraphrasing Yogi Berra), nobody went there anymore, including me, because it was too crowded.

      TR Trivia question:

      Who were the original 15 TRIs?

      • #2922560

        Did the email have a TopGun mp3 attached ?? …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to There used to be such a place – TRI

        Probably not, otherwise the TRI would’ve had to admit Harold Faltermeyer and Steve Stevens as elite members!! :^0

      • #2922341

        Original 15

        by cg it ·

        In reply to There used to be such a place – TRI

        Original members:

        Rex Baldazo (RexWorld)
        Beth Blakely (beth.blakely)
        Paul Cook (pcook)
        Jay Garmon (The Trivia Geek)
        Mark Kaelin (MKaelin)
        Shawn Morton (sMoRTy71)
        Ted Smith (tsmith)

        Joe Moore
        You Maxwell…
        DMiles
        The Chas

        There was one lady that had a couple of thousand points when we had points. Haven’t seen her since that revamp to thumbs…She was one..

        That’s about all I could quess at because I can’t seem to find the page with the TR members with the most amount of thumbs.. list

        Those with 3000 or more and there were about 5 or 6 were original members….

      • #2907898

        I’m pretty sure

        by jamesrl ·

        In reply to There used to be such a place – TRI

        I was on that list…and the ones CG mentioned….and …..mind is searching but coming up blank. BFilm ?

        James

      • #2923995

        Answer – I don’t remember ALL of the original 15

        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to There used to be such a place – TRI

        The fifteen, I believe, were regular TR members. Jay and sMoRTy were the primary TR contacts, and Beth participated, but I don’t know if they were counted among the fifteen..

        These I know for sure:

        Oz_Media
        TheChas
        Hal9000
        apotheon
        willcomp
        BFilmFan
        house
        Maxwell Edison

        I’m certain the following were invited, but perhaps were inactive by then and didn’t participate:

        DKlippert
        Joseph Moore
        dmiles

        After a couple of months, word got out and it really opened up to a lot of people. At that point, it seemed that everybody was an insider!

        • #2923992

          Ah DKlippert forgot about him….

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Answer – I don’t remember ALL of the original 15

          he was another one of the top 5 point holders back in the old days..

          and willcomp haven’t seen him for quite some time.

          Thanks Maxwell….

        • #2911908

          I’m Still Around

          by willcomp ·

          In reply to Ah DKlippert forgot about him….

          I still check in from time to time and look around.

          Never miss TROLOV and usually listen to the member spotlights. (Sonja could have selected Scotland the Brave instead of Irish Eyses are Smiling for OM’s intro).

          There was quite a bit of input from TRIs during site redesign, the vast majority of which was not implemented (or rather ignored since it didn’t agree with their vision).

          Most questions I scan through have been adequately addressed by others — no need to add redundancy. Most of my “spare time” nowdays is spend on another help site dearly loved by TR staff. On that site, they at least attempt to get closure from questioners. TR was unwilling/unable to implement a similar program although it was highly recommended. I have a bunch of EE tee shirts to keep my TR coffee cup company ;>)

          There’s still a great community on TR and a lot of valuable information. I’ll be around until age or senility gets to me — I’m one of the old gray heads both literally and figuratively.

        • #2923815

          Jaqui and I

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Answer – I don’t remember ALL of the original 15

          As well as GG and Dawg.

        • #2913278

          Edited List

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Jaqui and I

          These I know for sure:

          Oz_Media
          TheChas
          Hal9000
          apotheon
          willcomp
          BFilmFan
          house
          Maxwell Edison
          jdclyde
          jaqui
          sleepin’dawg

          I had you (jdclyde) and jaqui on my original list, but I searched some of those first discussions and I didn’t see any posts from you guys. It is possible, however, that I missed some of them. (The ones I did review were hard to find.)

          GG didn’t become a member until 2005. The original TRIs were in late 2004.

          Who else am I missing?

          maecuff?

        • #2912985

          Me

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Edited List

          I remember getting the invite for the seckrit club…and I know it was when it was created.

          James

        • #2912569

          Edited list again

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Edited List

          These I know for sure:

          Oz_Media
          TheChas
          Hal9000
          apotheon
          willcomp
          BFilmFan
          house
          Maxwell Edison
          jdclyde
          jaqui
          sleepin’dawg
          JamesRL

        • #2788020

          Old Timers

          by bfilmfan ·

          In reply to Edited list again

          Sometimes it does seem some of us have been here since the doors of this place opened. I had an earlier handle in ’99, but forgot the password and created this identity and managed to hold onto it all these years.

          Coming up on 8 years here now.

          Makes me think of some thing I have been working on in private time for some of my younger nieces and nephews and such to try and pass on some of the thoughts old Uncle Jerr’s had over these years.

    • #2922344

      I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

      by cg it ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      you gotta post the pic of the swag to really be in the Swag Club….

      The SWORTS Club …..catchy phrase…

      • #2922315

        I didn’t know

        by rob miners ·

        In reply to I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

        that there was a spot to check on Thumbs. It would be interesting to find out who was the first TR member to get Swag. 🙂

        • #2908076

          you mean Max’s original 15?

          by cg it ·

          In reply to I didn’t know

          that was before there was thumbs and we had a point system. Joe Moore, Maxwell Edison, DMiles, there was one lady, and 2 others than all were in the couple thousand points. I figured those were the ones who were original 15.

        • #2908073

          Nah I meant now :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to you mean Max’s original 15?

          there doesn’t appear to be a facility to check to see who has the most Thumbs. I preferred the Points personally. 😉

        • #2907858

          The most Thumbs

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Nah I meant now :)

          The peer with the most thumbs is TheChas- he has over 4000.

        • #2907846

          Thank’s for the info Tigg :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to The most Thumbs

          It would be nice to have a list somewhere. 🙂
          as a lot of the old timers don’t post very often these days. 🙂

          I might look through the list that CG has provided. It is more out of curiosity as I can’t remember a lot of the old timers until someone jogs the memory. 😉

        • #2924021

          There used to be a list for # of points

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Thank’s for the info Tigg :)

          and then there was another list of the top 5.

          I know Joe Moore, Maxwell Edison & DMiles was on the top 5 list. I don’t remember The Chas being on the top 5 list of points but then….I can’t remember the other 2. I do know one has a woman’s name and saw her post only once since the format change from points to thumbs…

        • #2923953

          Sgt Schultz had a lot of points as well

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Thank’s for the info Tigg :)

          not sure if she was that high though, however since the site changed, she’s been a ‘ghost’ here. 🙁

        • #2908072

          Ahhh…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to you mean Max’s original 15?

          The good ole (if what somewhat pointless) ‘techpoints’ system. 🙂
          I only just started posting to the Q&A again as it always seemed most of the answers went without the OP approving. It did not motivate me to assist, and I need all the motivation I can get (ask my wife). 😀

        • #2908068

          That is the downside :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Ahhh…

          without the OP approving. 😉

          But it is a Buzz when you do get recognition for your efforts. 🙂

        • #2907968

          Really??? I dont remember that buzz

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to That is the downside :)

          what is it like?

        • #2923796

          Similar to being :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Really??? I dont remember that buzz

          constipated and then it is all over. :p

        • #2908067

          Eh! Points Thumbs… I dunno…

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Ahhh…

          I don’t post much on Q&A simply because most of the questions are the same questions over and over and over. The vast majority are not questions from Tech Pros about some type of problem they haven’t seen before but rather from those with very little experience trying to do a job someone with experience ought to be doing or help desk I type of questions…. blah blah…

          Discussions are much better…. Friday Night Music…and well Friday Night Music…..

        • #2908063

          Have to agree on the Helpdesk :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Eh! Points Thumbs… I dunno…

          also on the experience factor. 😉

          I will have to check out Friday Night Music in the not to distant future. 😉

          I just rememberd Friday night is card night.

          (*.*)

          < Typo >

        • #2908042

          Friday Night Music would be late Saturday midday for you…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Have to agree on the Helpdesk :)

          Coz it keeps me up ’til 03.00 hrs local Scottish time! 😉

          * And you’re 9 hours ahead of me!!

          < * >

        • #2907966

          Dont Mind Me

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Have to agree on the Helpdesk :)

          I am trying to outpost JD today. So this is just a useless post :^0

        • #2907967

          Agree, I often dont even look there anymore

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Eh! Points Thumbs… I dunno…

          which is funny, a few years ago (before I started doing discussions) I was always in the Q&A section. It somehow does not seem worth it usually these days.

        • #2923969

          Thank’s CG and Max

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to you mean Max’s original 15?

          I will have a look around.

      • #2908058

        Piccie of SWAG embedded below …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

        Hang on, just gotta re-size the piccies.

        Back in a mo’ …

        Gi-normous TR t-shirt and crazy creepy-feel flashing TR ball in this half.

        • #2907964

          What, no monitor stickers???

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Piccie of SWAG embedded below …

          Hmmm, now you need a blue shirt… Time to get back in the TROLOV 🙂

        • #2923773

          Monitor stickers?? Arghh!! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to What, no monitor stickers???

          Sonja was in charge of procurement, I let her choose for me.

          NOW there’s talk of monitor stickers. Can you get one that looks like a dead pixel? 😉

        • #2923719

          Ok

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Monitor stickers?? Arghh!! …

          but since it uses transparency stickers, it’ll cost a bit more 😀

        • #2913223

          How about Bullet Holes?

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Ok

          😀

        • #2913217

          Do you need a gun to go with it?

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to How about Bullet Holes?

          :^0

        • #2912538

          Well I do have a Pair of 400 year old French Dueling Pistols

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to How about Bullet Holes?

          The Flintlock type with a Flared Barrel and I naturally Registered these Concealable Firearms when the law changed here. :0

          But the Authorities didn’t want to know because there was a Made in Taiwan sticker on each Pistol so they must be Replicas right? 😀

          Do those count? Perhaps I could show you how they work but you would have to look at the big end to make sure that something comes out. I’ll mount one in a Wood Vice and pull a length of string as I’m not about to hold one of those Replicas and fire it. :^0

          Col

        • #2912528

          Col – Pistols…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to How about Bullet Holes?

          If they are really French, how do you know they will fire?

          They are probably sturdy though. Would have to be if they are French and 400 years old. They would have been dropped so many times I can’t imagine. 😀

        • #2912527

          Do you really want ME to answer that???

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to How about Bullet Holes?

          Ok, hold it with the long barrel pointing towards you.
          Look INTO the hole to make sure that everything will fire
          properly. THIS IS THE SAFE END…

          Now test fire it. You will be totally safe while staring into
          the barrel. Make sure that you can see that everything is
          functioning properly when it fires.

          There, all said and done now :^0

        • #2912521

          Well with the right load they should fire

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to How about Bullet Holes?

          Though I’m not about to try one out these days with Modern Powder being so much more effective than what was available when these where made.

          Ideal Shot Gun type thing though and being Flintlocks I don’t see how they couldn’t fire that is if anyone is silly enough to actually pull the trigger. I do have Flints for them but no powder or Shot but the Rams Wadding and Powder Horns are in the case along with all the artwork in the barrels they look so pretty that they must be replicas. Honest. 😀

          Well that my story and I’m sticking to it as no one is likely to actually use them for anything but display. :^0

          Besides I haven’t seen them after the move so they are safe where they are hidden with all the unpacked stuff that I can’t find anything that I want in. :0

          Col

      • #2908057

        Right-hand half of SWAG piccie …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

        My Vivitar takes piccies too wide for Photobucket to handle, even when cropped.

        TR coffee mug, toolkit & flag:

        [b][i]Why does the TR coffee mug have an in-built ‘Dribble Capability’? And before anyone slags me off, I wouldn’t hurt a fly – but BORIS would and he lives in the WEB behind my desk![/i] ….So you could say we’re both ‘on the web’!![/b] :^0

      • #2908054

        TechRepublic miniature Patriot Missile System …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

      • #2907859

        My SWAG can be seen in all it’s glory

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I’m all for it Old Mycroft…..but err where’s the pic?

        In a photo album I posted in March. To the photo of the assembled swag, mentally add a white polo and the sacred coffee cup.

    • #2907920

      I have a set of TR balls..

      by maecuff ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      They light up if you smack them against something.

    • #2907865

      Ah- but how MUCH SWAG?????

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Having been to the TR mecca, I have WAY more and better SWAG than anyone. I have SWAG that you can’t GET any more. I have the sacred white polo. I have the TR wine set. I have the dartboard. AND I am a former member of TRI- a group of VERY special people. SO very special that they disbanded us in 2006 because we were making all the riff raff jealous!

      As a “punter” in Discussions I find it interesting to note that the only person with as much SWAG as I is Sonja, keeper of the sacred SWAG.

      And remember- we want the riff-raff to participate too. Soon they will own SWAG as well. This is good.

      • #2907857

        All bow to the sacred TR Coffee Mug!!

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Ah- but how MUCH SWAG?????

        all Hallowed are the TR mugs…..

        dart board..humm I think I would like the blue polo rather than white polo. I tend to slosh coffee around so white isn’t really a good color for me. Ends up coffe brown….

        • #2788014

          Coffee Cup?

          by bfilmfan ·

          In reply to All bow to the sacred TR Coffee Mug!!

          That thing Jay sent me all those years ago is a coffee cup?

          I’ve been using it as a temporary bourbon or malt scotch beverage container and never knew it was for coffee!

      • #2907845

        Dang! I need a TR wine set!

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Ah- but how MUCH SWAG?????

        Oh Sonja!!! 😀

        • #2907839

          And don’t forget

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Dang! I need a TR wine set!

          The magic number for coffee cups is four. So that we have more than DMambo!

        • #2924038

          Have some cheese instead

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Dang! I need a TR wine set!

          because I have the wine kit! :p
          AND a little TR flag! :p :p
          AND a TR shirt that is THREE sizes to big for ME! :p :p :p

        • #2924033

          I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Have some cheese instead

          Strictly speaking, it makes me look slim! 😀

          When the Spotlight interview was finished I asked Sonja, without wishing to sound in any way condescending to the American populace, if TR did bigger-type T-shirts because I was having a spot of bother fitting myself into what we Brits call a XXL size.

          She very kindly, [i](avoiding the opportunity to ridicule my self-professed weight situation)[/i] assured me that TR had sizes that would help my difficulties.

          Now, the T-shirt that arrived is a XXXL which filled me with excitement when I saw the size on the label, until I then disappeared into this gargantuan T-shirt-shaped Gazebo.

          As I told her when I thanked her for the SWAG – I’ll have to check the local wind forecast before I venture outside wearing this thing! :p

          I DO get plenty of air round the oxters though, even on a hot day! :^0

          [It has to be a sizing thing between British and American standards – maybe I would fit into an American medium to large 😀 ]

        • #2924023

          probably not

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          I am not huge, but not small either. Typically an XL does me grand.

          It seems that every time they add an X they double the size! :0

          Here is a chart I found on-line.

          http://reviews.ebay.com/MEN-apos-S-CLOTHING-SIZE-CONVERSION-CHARTS_W0QQugidZ10000000004386174

          USA Men?s Size Standard
          Approximate
          US Sizes , Neck inc. , Chest inc. , Sleeve inc. , Waist inc. , Neck cm , Chest cm , Sleeve cm , Waist cm
          [ XS , 13-13? , 33-34 , 31?-32 , 27-28 , 33-34 , 84-86 , 80-81 , 68-71 ]
          [ S , 14-14? , 35-37 , 32?-33 , 29-31 , 36-37 , 89-94 , 82-84 , 73-79 ]
          [ M , 15-15? , 38-40 , 33?-34 , 32-34 , 38-39 , 96-102 , 85-86 , 81-86 ]
          [ L , 16-16? , 42-44 , 34?-35 , 36-38 , 40-42 , 107-112 , 87-89 , 91-97 ]
          [ XL , 17-17? , 46-48 , 35?-36 , 40-42 , 43-45 , 116-122 , 90-91 , 101-107 ]
          [ XXL , 18-18? , 50-52 , 36-36? , 44-46 , 46-47 , 127-132 , 91-93 , 111-117 ]
          [ XXXL , 19-19? , 54-56 , 36?-37 , 50-52 , 48-49 , 137-140 , 93-94 , 127-132 ]

        • #2924019

          Gods but that’s funny…..

          by cg it ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          tie a rope on ya and use you as a kite….

        • #2923981

          Can it be converted

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          into a gliding outfit???
          What about a parachute???

          Hmmm, maybe I need an XXXXXL for that :^0

        • #2923980

          So, what is the REAL reason for an XXXL instead

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          of an XXL — I think that you just like the third X rating better :^0

        • #2793470

          sizing

          by half9 ·

          In reply to So, what is the REAL reason for an XXXL instead

          Down under I am a XL fitting but looking at the chart I am more like a L US fitting,
          Those mugs sure hold a good drop of coffee, Its a 2 spoonful cup.
          The first cup in the morning the wife has is a 3 spoon shot!!!Of Maccona
          My wife grabbed the ball and it is in her toy collection at work now.
          I still have the flag.
          The pens are still on the desk, surprise surprise

        • #2793454

          Hey! your no longer Riff Raff :D

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to sizing

          welcome to the world of the non Riff Raff. 😉

        • #2923976

          It got me to wondering if maybe TR had found …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          A tent manufacturer with some slack production, and they’d gone into T-shirts for a change but got the sizing a bit skew-whiff. :^0

          Worn outside the trousers it almost obliterates my knees, and I’m 5’11” !! :^0 :^0

          And if the XXX rating DID apply – to quote JP Donleavy :

          [i][b][u]”Upon Having without Invitation an Uncontrolled Erection[/u][/b]
          It is extremely bad manners to stand in prolonged postures with your member prominently bulging in front of strange ladies to whom your temporary enormity means little. And to twitch it is a cardinal rudeness. Depending upon the size of your engorgement, attempt to sit putting the offending member down the least obvious trouser leg.”[/i]

          OR just wear a TR t-shirt of the SWAG size! 😀

        • #2923787

          Hey Mate remember where you live :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to It got me to wondering if maybe TR had found …

          Scotland isn’t it. Consider it a TR Kilt. 😀

        • #2923775

          Might post a piccie of me with t-shirt + sporran …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Hey Mate remember where you live :)

          Perhaps the t-shirt is ‘shrink-to-fit’ 😀

          Now, if I could just find a washing machine big enough… :^0

        • #2923768

          RE: Might post a piccie of me with t-shirt + sporran

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Hey Mate remember where you live :)

          1. make sure that the T-Shirt isn’t wet

          2. make sure that you press the sporran

          3. don’t take Viagra

        • #2923792

          OOOh, a TR tent???

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I’ve got one of those T-shirts too, although …

          That would be prime 🙂
          then it could be filled with a TR USB coffee cup warmer and a TR mug. Also, a USB water boiler, and a TR notebook with multiple batteries for the USB devices.

        • #2923785

          I like the thought :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to OOOh, a TR tent???

          of a TR Notebook but what would we have to sacrifice for that offering. 😀

          Bribe them with the tent. :p

        • #2923784

          I’ll print up some stickers for ya

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I like the thought :)

          and charge like $10 for each 😀

          Now, what size stickers do you want???

          Oh, BTW — DONT tell TR

        • #2923771

          RE: Stickers :p

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to OOOh, a TR tent???

          you left yourself wide open there. 😉

          $10 a ticket what SIZE 😀

          Didn’t I loan you $20 not long ago. :p

          I’ll have two Billboard Size thanks :p

          < emoticons >

        • #2923718

          No Problem

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to RE: Stickers :p

          BTW — Billboard size is not 1 sticker. It is approx. 300 stickers. Will that be cash???

    • #2923962

      Club name…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      the IDGOM club. 😉

      • #2923961

        I like it….

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Club name…

        ok so who are members?

        • #2923952

          Run it from SWAG status :D

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I like it….

          The more SWAG you got, the higher your status 😀

          Oops, disregard, I only have a single TR mug (Thanks Jay). So I would be just above PEON (one who has a lesser item) :^0

          OM on the other hand, would be up there a bit :0
          And Tigs, with that DartBoard — our Goddess???

        • #2923945

          I dunno Tigs might have our avatars on the board…

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Run it from SWAG status :D

          throws darts at us from time to time…

          I’ve got a mug and a shirt…if I call in the chip for the spy on the JPL picture and phone call I’ll have 3 items…. is it the # of mugs we got that sets status or shirts? If it’s shirts, those parachute XXXLLL’s probably can be made up into 3 or 4 of em ….

        • #2923793

          In the order of importance

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I dunno Tigs might have our avatars on the board…

          1. — discontinued TR items
          2. — Mugs — the more the merrier
          3. — XXXL parachute dress/shirt thingys
          4. — TR stamped USB devices (I havent heard of any yet).
          5. — Shirts
          6. — flags, notepads, and various other items.
          7. — homemade TR stamped items (I may start working on these, and I’ll sell them for a pretty penny (or more)…..
          8. — a flag by your member name on TR (not an avatar, but the TR flag).
          9. — any other item that we decide to accept

        • #2923788

          Guess I’ll be asking Sonja for another Mug

          by cg it ·

          In reply to In the order of importance

          I can only use 1 at a time…maybe the wife will want one…

        • #2923776

          I wonder…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Guess I’ll be asking Sonja for another Mug

          Will the TR mugs be able to retrofit into one of those ‘beer can hats’ those dopes wear at football games?
          If so, maybe you can use 2 simultaneously, and still type. 😀

        • #2923716

          Oh No :0

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Guess I’ll be asking Sonja for another Mug

          I remember a couple years back OTR had a pic with GWB and a TR mug :0
          Please tell me we can restrict his access or the whole thing will be FUBAR

    • #2913271

      Dream on :p

      by rob miners ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      To the Cats in the Cradle by the late Harry Chapin.

      My Swag arrived the other day

      It came to me in the usual way

      There were things to try and no bills to pay

      I’m gonna have some fun while the Cats away

      Chorus

      The cats gone a huntin its a silver moon

      little boys playin with their coffee spoons

      When I get my next Swag I don’t know when

      But I’ll be together then

      You know I’ll have a good time then

      There’s a TR Cup and a TR Flag

      I hope the Bloody Members don’t think I’m a Dag

      they can go to hell, cause I’ve got my swag

      they can go to bloody hell, cause its in the bag

      Chorus

      The cats gone a huntin its a silver moon

      little boys playin with their coffee spoons

      When I get my next Swag I don’t know when

      But I’ll be together then

      You know I’ll have a good time then

      I put up a post, to claim my fame

      the response I got, it was quite tame

      and believe it or not, there’s been no flames

      they can go to bloody hell, cause I’ve claimed my fame.

      Chorus

      Over a 100 Posts OM

      Not too Bloody bad for someone who hasn’t let the cat out of the bag. Eh!

      In answer to your Questions:

      discuss the activities of all the riff-raff.

      Don’t we already do that

      V.I.P. room

      Thats the Top 100

      the punters in the discussion area can’t earn SWAG

      is this a reference to the Thumbs that you are going to hand out 😀

      a special room instead

      Its called My WorkSpace

      Swag Owners of TechRepublic

      in your dreams

      Good onya Mate

      < format again >

      • #2913190

        Humm gotta get Sonja on the piano to sing it

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Dream on :p

        what do you think Sonja?

        • #2912956

          I got to Grade VI on Piano …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on the piano to sing it

          In fact if I’d had a mind to do it, I could’ve done a Music Degree at the Scottish Royal Academy.

          But my Dad was a Principal of Music in a Highschool and I witnessed how it destroyed his love of music, teaching all the tone-deaf numpties.

          I opted to keep piano for pleasure. Although – strictly speaking, if you’re gonna use a piano for pleasure it had better be a concert grand! :^0

        • #2912953

          Part of my interview that was edited out

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on the piano to sing it

          Was Sonja asking me if I’d sing – I told her I might consider a duet – now if we can get a decent static free phone line….

          James

        • #2912949

          You’re a braver man than me, Gunga Din !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Part of my interview that was edited out

          If I was gonna sing for Sonja, I’d have to buy an acoustic muffler for my new phone, then move into bigger accommodation so that I could stand far enough away from the phone!!

          These cheapy oriental phones aren’t designed for the full onslaught of a Basso Profundo at full pelt.

          Don’t want to destroy it when it’s only been used twice, apart from the guy selling me the fitted kitchen! :^0

        • #2912933

          Well if you are so inclined

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to You’re a braver man than me, Gunga Din !! …

          You can purchase a CD and hear me.

          I’ve been on many recordings, but one of them was a commericial CD, and it was never widely distributed. You can get it from Toronto’s Hannaford Street Silver Band, the CD is “Voices on High”. No solos, sorry, but there is a male voice only piece if that helps.

          I’ve also made some WMA files of a recording of a Christmas concert I sang at a few years back.

          Somewhere in the archives there is a VHS tape of me performing solo (in a quartet, its complicated) for Mozarts Solmnes Vespers.

          I know there have been commercial recordings where people litterally phoned it in – one of Frank Sinatra’s last albums of duets was done that way – Frank was in the studio and the other person had a high quality VOIP line, if I recall correctly.

          James

        • #2912523

          Sound

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Well if you are so inclined

          I would imagine the sound on a VHS of Mozart sounds a little different to a rock band. When ever my bands had ‘home video’ shooting the music was so loud it was distorted beyond comprehension. :0

        • #2912519

          Having produced a classical CD

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to Sound

          I can tell you its generally more difficult than most rock band recordings (and like Hal, I’ve been behind the boards of a rock band – Say Hal, do you know “Rosie”?)

          The problem with classical recording other than micing a large group, is the dynamic range. Some acapella songs are little more than a whisper, some are as loud as 100 people yelling.

          Actually before DAT existed, there were people using VHS HIFi as a recording device – mid 80s timeframe, as it actually was better than many home audio cassette recorders than amateurs used for recording.

          James

        • #2912573

          TR jam session

          by Sonja Thompson ·

          In reply to Humm gotta get Sonja on the piano to sing it

          I still think a jam session sounds like fun. Everyone could bring their swag, and we’d ROCK IT OUT!

        • #2912566

          Rock Band…

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to TR jam session

          Can you imagine a TR branded Rock Band ….I’m waiting for it on the Wii.

          James

        • #2912553

          That could be fun… Wow. :D

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to TR jam session

          .

        • #2912529

          Post removed by the Powers that BE for your safety

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to TR jam session

          .

        • #2912525

          Everyone??? :0

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to TR jam session

          I am sure y’all dont wanna get hurt listening to me try to play
          an instrument — or worse yet :0 Sing :0 :0

          Nope, aint gonna happen, I like the lot of you enough not to
          make yo go through the torture 😀
          Aint I a nice Scummy ~cough cough~

        • #2912516

          There is hope :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Everyone??? :0

          I have been told that I have a good voice, just a rough passage out. :p

        • #2912515

          Don’t worry Scummy

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Everyone??? :0

          I’ll make you sound like Tiny Tim and people will never think of you the same again. :^0

          Now say after me [b]Tip Toe Through the Tulips.[/b] :p

          Col :^0

        • #2912511

          I can lend him a Keyboard :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Don’t worry Scummy

          we just set it up as a beat box and he can pretend that he’s playing it. :p

        • #2912506

          Yeah, Right!!!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to I can lend him a Keyboard :)

          Nope, aint gonna do that either.
          I’ll tell ya what. I’ll listen till I get bored and move along 😀

        • #2912508

          Hmmmm — I DONT THINK SO

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Don’t worry Scummy

          phrases like that are just — not — ME!!! I dont think that
          you would be able to trick me into saying anything like that !

        • #2912387

          So I’m assuming that I’ll have to use the sample of your voice

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Hmmmm — I DONT THINK SO

          That was used elsewhere as the sample to reconstruct The Scummy Ones into saying whatever I want. 😀

          No Problem Mac’s are good for doing things like that. :^0

          Col ]:)

        • #2912132

          Hmmm,

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Hmmmm — I DONT THINK SO

          How do you know that it was the real Scummy Ones voice???

          As stated, I was in the BC at the time (before caffeine)
          therefore The Scummy One didnt come out to play.

          Therefore all you have is W2K’s recording…

        • #2912054

          OH Mighty Powerful Scummy One

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Hmmmm — I DONT THINK SO

          Do you really think that it matters who’s voice I use to mangle and make sound like a Castraito? 😀

          I did just say that no one would ever think of you the same way again and that’s all I need to achieve. :^0

          Any Voice will do but using W2k will be much better and that one is associated with the Scummy One. :p

          Col ]:)
          [i]I really need to think about inserting a Maniacal Laughter wav file in here.

        • #2912068

          I won’t sing or play…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Everyone??? :0

          but I can clap. I can also do fridge runs. 😀

        • #2912064

          Naw, thats OK, you can keep the CLAP to yourself

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to I won’t sing or play…

          and the runs as well :0

        • #2912061

          Now, how did I know that I could expect…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Naw, thats OK, you can keep the CLAP to yourself

          that kind of response from you? 😉

        • #2912058

          Cause its a Scummy thing to say!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Naw, thats OK, you can keep the CLAP to yourself

          :^0

        • #2912051

          OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to I won’t sing or play…

          The Clap all we need.

          [b]Sorry Davette I can not allow you to do that. [/b] :^0

          What have I just said of course I can allow Davette to do that and laugh all the way to the Free Clinic to Video The Scummy Ones Appointment. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #2912049

          I’m not [I]GIVING[/I] anybody the clap…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          whoever wants it has to pay for it. 😀

        • #2912046

          Can a HAL or a Smeg even get the CLAP?

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          wtf is a Smeg anyway???

        • #2911938

          Well it would prove that you really are

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          [b]SCUMMY[/b] :^0

          As for what a Smeg is well it was used in Red Dwarf instead of the last work in the beginning 3 works of your question. It’s a 4 letter word that means exactly the same thing as what can not be said on TV durring Prime Time. So they used [b]Smeg Head, Oh Smeg It, Smegging Hell and so on. [/b]

          Of course I could be mistaken and it could just be reffereing to a Brand of White Goods sold now in most parts of the world. 😀

          SMEG IT. :p

          Col ]:)

        • #2911916

          Now now OS!! You KNOW that is not true …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          In fact these deliberately vague references to Red Dwarf and/or the White Goods manufacturer might bewilder the less fleet of mental feet, but not a die-hard like me.

          So either you front-up and admit what a filthy, notoriously uncomfortable (it could be said), or decidedly distasteful (it might also be said, although I wouldn’t know!!) Monicker you have chosen, or you’re not the ‘kind’ of SMEG I assumed you were. 😉

          [u]And on a more serious note:[/u] – How come my direct emails to you keep getting bounced??!! 🙁

        • #2911907

          OM — it is not too unusual

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          I had a bounce problem with Boxy recently as well. I had to use a different account for them to get through.
          Read the bounce message, it should give some clues as to the problem. In my case, Boxy’s server rejected my mail because it came from a known SPAM server (public server, easily possible).

        • #2911904

          UPON BEING CLAPPED UP !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          Take solace that a whole host of historically prominent folk precede you

          in suffering this annoyance. But once it is medically confirmed you are in

          this condition, the feeling is unmistakably not nice. Besides having to

          release one’s evil doings to a doctor who must, for the sake of

          protecting society from you, record such facts, you are conscience

          confined to cohabitation with others whom you believe, to the best of your

          knowledge, are chronically and hopelessly clapped up and to whom another

          dose will make little difference. However, this continual little friendly

          extension of hospitality to your respective microbes which, through

          interbreeding, pathologically improve their species, can keep you clapped

          up forever.

        • #2911902

          Naming names of clapper uppers !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          A moment of embarrassed hesitation will normally confront you upon releasing identifications to public health authorities of folk who have clapped you up or whom you have clapped up. This is always a sad occasion except for those unpricipled enough to relish throwing in a lot of innocent names for good measure.
          There is of course nothing quite like the tension encountered when a stranger confronts you with a notebook upon his knee taking down your details of this embarrassing disease. Be calm when innocently accused, and treat it as practice for the day when it might be true and you can release your own sh!t list of folk who although they might not have the disease, ought to have it. :^0

        • #2911900

          Upon confronting the clapped up !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          If you are yourself presently free of the troubling condition, try not to overtly wipe off door handles or drop utensils just touched by folk branded with this venereal ailment. But when in greeting a hand is offered by the clapped up for you to take, do then prevail upon your courage to state your position unequivocally.

          ‘Gosh if you don’t mind I’d prefer to shake hands when you’re cured.’

          Or in PUKKA.

          ‘I’m frightfully sorry but I cannot possibly allow myself to touch those morbidly infirm.’

          If the infected lady is devastatingly attractive and you cannot overcome your ardour this presents an awkward situation. Before you jump her and hopelessly contaminate yourself, do ask the victim to sit down to see if you can work out a medical treatment schedule during which, with a suggested proper employment of prophylactics, you can meanwhile nearly wholesomely enjoy her body.

          If madam fumes with umbrage and takes lunging swipes at you with the broadside of her patent leather handbag, plus screaming and shouting and trying to kick you in the balls while drawing everybody’s attention as she chases you all over this elegant hotel lobby, you may then safely assume that she is not harbouring the affliction.

        • #2912898

          Now look what you have started Oh Smeg…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          and you, too, Scummy One.

          Here sweet lil innocent me was talking about musical contributions I could make to the TR jam (!) session and you two have to go and make some king of tasteless, nearly obscene running (!) joke of it.

          OM, you have had entirely too much fun with it.

          I am so disappointed. 😀

        • #2912895

          I was only quoting an adulated American author …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          Born in New York City in 1926, educated there and at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland!).

          [i]J.P. Donleavy[/i]

          It’s actually very difficult to type his words without breaking into fits of laughter! :^0

        • #2912869

          I can’t stop laughing

          by cg it ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          I really can’t…

        • #2912835

          Those were GREAT OM.. :^0 :^0

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          Ahh, those days runnin around the lobby getting beat up by
          a handbag :^0

        • #2912824

          If you laughed at them – here’s another one …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          [u]The Crab Louse[/u]

          Sometimes these little monsters in profusion about the private parts and hooked into the skin at the roots of the hair, can wreak more havoc than all your enemies formed into a well-financed corporation the whole purpose of which is to get you. Because of their incredible engripment and optimistically prodigious reproduction abilities together with their slow crab-like deliberate movement whenever they feel like a stroll, these infuriating little bugs can really settle in for the long haul upon your person.

          If as you lie there with this sweet little thing in your arms and you begin to itch where you have not itched before, you wonder what in hell is chewing around your pubic hair follicles, it may already be too late. These bloody bugs with their nearly unbelievable migratory tactics can travel like trapeze artists right across from her hairs to yours. And even though you only hesitate for brief additional seconds before leaping to your feet to dump mild methylated spirits all over your privates, these buggers may have already established their vice-like toe-holds in your crotch ermine.

          Increased itching will now be profound evidence that these mighty little mites are presently abroad on both your persons and grazing away. And unless you are still jumping all over the room with your pr!ck and balls scalded by meths, severe silent embarrassment will exist between you and your partner. If your present lifestyle happens not to be of the best, it will now suffer such a thoroughly despicable mortification that it could socially relegate you for good and always, especially if these considerable creatures get up into your eyebrows where others without any optic assistance can see them crawling around.

          Do not stupidly try dilute acids or hot baths, scorching yourself in the process. And aside from the disenchanting greasy handful this presents to another, do avoid the long term attempts to smother them with vaseline. It takes real he-man chemicals to make these diminutive parasitic brutes pack up and vamoose. Your persistent scratching or undergoing a generally intolerable fidgitiness around your pubic parts is usually a dead giveaway. Watch carefully for such folk and although you may take comfort from the fact that this noxious animal is feeble at jumping, it is nevertheless prudent to stand well clear of infested persons.

          Since the most efficient remedy stinks to high heaven you will now find it necessary to come clean to all within smelling distance that you have the crabs. The fair minded will of course allow a moment of grace before their departure to acknowledge your explanation that you are under the speediest first class treatment for these beasts’ removal. Some callous folk however, ignoring nostrums, have been known to try to deliberately shift the entirety of their creatures onto someone else and astonishingly this sometimes works with the result that entire office staffs end up having to be fumigated.

          As low standards of hygiene are favourable to their multiplication, the pubic louse can be found in more groins than you can shake a stick at. In its epidemic form whole armies have been reduced to a bunch of scratching idiots unable to man mortar or cannon, with the opposing uninfested enemy able to charge unhindered to cut the loused-up to pieces.

        • #2912816

          Let’s not forget – “Upon encountering the Flea”…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          If you do not detect this fantastic leaping animal by feeling its distinct assaults in a rising manner up and down the legs which immediately leads to scratching, then you will certainly notice the parasite’s presence as it drills for blood. And anyone, even those of the most haughtiest particularity, may be guilty of harbouring these little beggars.

          If, as with some hosts’ mutts, you suspect these ready to send a cloud of fleas upon your person, don’t hesitate to let fly with a boot in their direction. In the case of Irish Wolfhounds or other monsters who might bite your foot off, make a run for it. But when taking tea with an elderly old lady who may sometimes have these jumpers skittering about, it could be mortally wounding to her to withdraw. Rather pretend your discomfort as an old recurrence of piles. And a long vigorous walk later through the countryside will often rid you of even the heaviest infestation.

          On aircraft or trains when it is obvious that it is one of your fleas which has jumped straight onto the open clear page of your winsome fellow passenger’s fashion magazine, immediately call the insect by the name, Igor. If your highly attractive seating partner hasn’t screamed or clawed her way over you to escape down the aisle it will astonish you how this conversational opener may get you places. Even into bed where, if you suspect it wasn’t your flea who jumped in the first place, it is recommended that you become immediately beware of the crabs.

        • #2912800

          :^0 — btw I Gots Me Some TR SWAG Now

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          just had time to open a box as I was finishing the Fleas :^0 –
          – and it had all kinds of goodies 🙂

          I guess with 2 mugs now, I have elevated my status 😀

        • #2912792

          38mm fisheye (equiv.) will give a good piccie of 2 mugs …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          After all, if I had to go to the trouble for just one mug – you’ve got to find a macro digital camera to fit both on the one shot!

          Maybe you could take a shot of the massive stain on your t-shirt as the aftermath of attempting to drink from both simultaneously!! :^0

          My right bicep is already one millimetre bigger than the left one from lifting all those fully-charged TR mugs of coffee.

          [i](Actually that’s not true – the right bicep is just 1mm!!) 😉 :^0 :^0

        • #2913522

          Ahahahaha…..

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          Piccie swag arrived today! I now have a matched pair of coffee mugs, a pen, one of the flashing bouncing balls (Hmmm….), a nifty little lighted tool set and a trusty, TR flag!

          😀

          I think I must find more excuses for pics. 😉

        • #2913509

          :0 No Fair!!!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          That is what I got. We now have identical items…. Including
          the second mug…
          Hmmm, must send more stuffs to Sonja!!!

        • #2926062

          ]:) Ahahahaha!

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          I got a TR wine set today! B-)

        • #2926051

          Bragster

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to OH Great Boxy is going to give the Scummy One

          However, I rarely drink, and when I do it is not wine.

        • #2912524

          Bloody Hell this Site Redesign is going to kill me eventually. :(

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to TR jam session

          Well I used to drive a sound board

          So I’m happy to remain behind the scenes though I do have one question.

          Who wants to sound like Alvin the Chipmunk?

          Yes Sonja I can use a Mac to edit the finial mix too. :p

          Col ]:)

    • #2913493

      SWAGalicious!!!

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      I got my SWAG today. Guess you can’t get rid of me that easily!! 😀

      Flaunts SWAG items at the rest of the riff-raff. :p

      • #2913477

        I got mine YESTERDAY

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to SWAGalicious!!!

        so I am more special 😀

        wait, not that kind of special :0

        Oh Yeah, Boxy got hers today too!

        So now, how much SWAG do you have???

        • #2913474

          Well…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to I got mine YESTERDAY

          I got the blue bed sheet (masquerading as an XL t-shirt) ;), the trusty TR flag, TR pen, TR flashing ball, TR mini toolset/light and a TR disposable camera. 😀
          All this sent before I got my “celebrity” friend to call up Sonja.

        • #2913468

          Whoa!

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Well…

          Disposable camera???

          😀

        • #2905349

          Ahh, but its disposable

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Whoa!

          I am glad I didnt get that — I got something else instead
          (one of the reference materials to read).

          Personally, I refuse to use a disposable camera…
          However, that my be because I got 7 cameras anyway…

        • #2905346

          Why have you got 7 disposable cameras then ? :^0 …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Ahh, but its disposable

          You got some kind of inability to let go?

          Don’t they all have ‘Use By’ dates? :^0

        • #2905325

          Oh Cr@p :0 :0

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Why have you got 7 disposable cameras then ? :^0 …

          Oh No, they have Use By dates????
          Geez, do I need more now?

          :^0

          Actually, about every 2 years I pick up a new Digicam.
          However, I do continue to use the old ones as well. Unless
          of course, they are broken.

          I keep 1 in my truck, 1 in my backpack. When I go to do
          anything, like hiking/vacation/etc.. I keep 2 to use (my
          newest 2) and bring another 1 or 2 for those dimwits that
          go with and forget to bring one (it always happens).

      • #2913331

        Well obviously I’m more special than all of you lot ;)

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to SWAGalicious!!!

        Because I got my swag yesterday as well and I’m in AU and Customs opened one package. 😀

        So it was tied up in Transit to be inspected for Weapons of Mass Destruction and the silly people passed it. Seems that the Wine Bottle Opener which I asked could I have in a Discussion Thread because I love Puzzles looked a Bit strange to Customs in the X Ray so they had to have a look see what it was. :0

        I wonder if they knew what it was. 😀

        And the TR XL Shirts are not all that large and my new Blue one has a pocket in it so it’s even [b]Very Useful[/b] wondering what comments I’ll get the next time I wear it out the last time was to the Corel X4 Release and I had a guy ask me if I knew HAL 9000 then jump on me because I said he was an Idiot. 🙁

        OK in retrospect the Wine Bottle opener wasn’t such a good idea as [b]SWMBO[/b] took it off me immediately she found out what it was saying it was too good for me. Then she made the mistake of opening a Secret Cupboard & I got to see where she hid it with the Silver. The down side however has to be the 2 TR Flags that arrived one in each satchel [b]SWMBO[/b] promptly inspected one and said Good Plastic they will not hold the Blood Stains referring to the actual white bit and then I saw her stabbing meat with skewers latter so I have a fair idea of what’s in store for me. :_|

        Col ]:)

    • #2905360

      We need pink TR SWAG

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Seriously. Otherwise I will have to Photoshop the TR logo. You don’t want me doing that.

      My favorite coffee cup, next to my TR coffee cup, is my pink ribbon coffee cup. The only thing that would be better is a TR pink ribbon coffee cup.

      What do you say, TR? Go PINK!!!

      • #2905353

        ..and I was just getting used to THIS colour scheme!…

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to We need pink TR SWAG

        Now there’s a (remote) possibility it’ll all change again?

        Why don’t we have an interactive front-end?

        TR could release a GUI and we could all have our own choice of colour! 😉

      • #2905348

        What, like a Special Edition?

        by the scummy one ·

        In reply to We need pink TR SWAG

        Hmmm, the Limited Edition SWAG, for just $9.95 (forego
        shipping/handling for those who qualify).
        10% proceeds go to Tigs cause…

        • #2905347

          There’s an idea I can run with…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to What, like a Special Edition?

          knock up the percentage to Tig, though. 35%. 😀

        • #2905327

          Ok, for you Boxy

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to There’s an idea I can run with…

          we’ll add a special price. Just $19.95 + shipping ( no
          handling charges) :^0

          then 50% will go to Tigs, and 35% will go to Scummy (need
          some income for the religion thing) 😀

    • #2905237

      Ok so we have the Swag Gang…

      by cg it ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      but where do we go where no Riff Raff people can’t go?????

    • #2905039

      Great Oaks from little acorns — I’ve created a MONSTER !!…

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      The ‘Riff-Raff’ comment was only meant as a bit of a jocular side-swipe since I’d only been in the fray for just over a year.

      I’m now sitting at a remote site and watching as this snowball gathers mass and momentum, steamrolling it’s own path through the hitherto hidden, class-based-foibles of all and sundry.

      Sod this – I’m going back to origami. 😉

      • #2913749

        the Riff-Raff comment

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to Great Oaks from little acorns — I’ve created a MONSTER !!…

        did go a bit far. I know I joined out of fun, and I would assume others did as well. I doubt that anyone actually believes this, however it was in interesting viewpoint.

        You gotta admit though, this was a fun thread!

        • #2913712

          I’ll second that :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to the Riff-Raff comment

          it certainly is a fun thread. 😉

        • #2914353

          It’s been real…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to I’ll second that :)

          It’s been real, it’s been fun. It hasn’t been real fun though! :p

        • #2914324

          This post

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to It’s been real…

          must be heading for a record. :p

        • #2926816

          For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to This post

          To the record for a Discussion that the Evolution Lie went to before it became Self Aware and tried to take over the place. :p

          We had to shoot that one multiple times to make it at least controllable and it has limped off to recover in the Archives. Hopefully it will not show it’s head again as it may have learned it’s lesson but I don’t think has. 🙁

          Col ]:)

        • #2926811

          I try to avoid :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          Politics and Religion. 🙂

          Its a bit like which came first the Egg or the Chicken. 😉

          You are sounding better now. :p I would like to know who lets you near those beauraucrats, you do realise that they are no good for your health Col. 😉

        • #2926995

          Actually they keep calling me back :(

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          I hate Bureaucrats! But in an attempt to send me completely mad they keep calling me back into the place. I think that they consider it Intensive Therapy for me. :p

          They mess tings up and have no idea at all of what they are doing and then complain when I undo some idiot thing that they have done that stopped it working but they know it broke the system but expect me to repair the system and still leave their break working because they made it up. B-)

          The inability to do even the simplest thing and the massive waste of money involved with these places does drive me Insane. They will spend 3 times the cost of replacement hardware to repair something that they have broken because the money for Repairs comes out of a different Budget so it’s not their expense. X-(

          Col

        • #2926968

          You are a glutton for punishment :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          I love the way that they rob Peter to pay Paul. There always seems to be monies allocated to something that they can use for something else. The Registrars in the School system earn their pay. 🙂

        • #2927168

          Well it’s like this

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          They blow all of their Entire Budget hopefully it lasts the year out but if it doesn’t they then qualify for Emergency Funding to tide them over till the new Year Budget is approved or they are allocated Extra Funds.

          But Repairs and Consumables never come out of the Departments Stated Budget as these are not possible to budget for there is money available through a different source for these and they just have to justify the need for the expenditure so a Invoice for Repairs or Consumables is all that is required. Naturally it has to be from a Authorized Repairer and then when it gets submitted State Works Department pays the bills. As apposed to the Actual Department that you are doing the work for. Of course this happens over night if you consider a wait of between 12 & 18 months Overnight as the Original Department Holds the Invoices till they have a Decent Value Amount to pass on and then the Submitted Invoices get moved to the Bottom of the pile at the new Department so they need to be logged in and looked at and some time latter maybe get paid. That’s probably how they keep getting me back there is a Implied Threat that maybe if I don’t attend there is the possibility that any submitted Invoices may be delayed. Of course this is a Vicious Circle where the more that they owe you the less you can afford to Pi$$ them Off. 😀

          One place where I used to work was still being paid 3 years after their contract had expired and still them had not received all the outstanding payments. Bureaucracy is just lovely and there to help you. :^0

          Another Place that I know of went broke because they had too much money tied up in Unpaid Government Work and the Receiver was still getting payments for Submitted Invoices 5 years after that company ceased trading. But there of course the Public Servants had to check out every bill to make sure it was justified. Didn’t matter that they where paying bills after the Required Holding Period for the Tax Man had expired they just sent a bit of money every now and then to keep the Receiver happy.

          Col ]:)

        • #2925183

          It would make it a bit hard for

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          someone just starting out having to wait 3 years for a pay cheque. 😉

          I don’t like to admit it but I was employed as a public servant I managed to last 4 months. I read the Dune Trilogy for something to do. 😉

          At 9:00am I would grab a Z car and take a breifcase to Hodgeman’s office in Parliament House. Then return with the breifcase to Electricity House in Civic. At 3:00pm I would do the same. That was my workload for the day. I then had a promotion to a CA4 because someone who looked after the Flexi times went on maternity leave. It took two hours to fill in the Flexi time forms each week. Fridays wasn’t too bad as I rode my Z1000 and did the Embassy mail run which allowed me to do it quicker than in a Z car so I could use the time that I saved to my advantage. 🙂

          The boredom beat me in the end. 😉

          < Canberra is a good place to get around on a Motorbike >

        • #2925177

          I was on probation for 24 months at MAFF – that’s why …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          I lasted for over 6 years in the British Civil Service.

          I mean, if you had to hang around for 2 whole sodding years before any of your employment qualified for pensionable status, you’d end up feeling like you might as well hang about a bit longer.

          So seven hundred and thirty-one days after I started I got an internal memo telling me that as of 09.15 hrs, the day before, I was now an ‘Established Civil Servant’. Down at the Pub at lunchtime that same day, I asked some of the long-term civil servants what ‘established’ actually meant and they all laughed at me! Eventually someone piped up that it meant life as I had previously known it – was over. I could do almost anything I wanted to do and I couldn’t be fired.

          By the dawning of the day of the seventh year I was beginning to understand what that drunk in the Pub that day at lunchtime had meant, and I set forth to secure gainful employment elsewhere. Y’see at the beginning I kept getting frustrated by how slow things took to happen – after 6 years I would have a sharp intake of breath if I so much as saw someone running down a corridor, even if there was a wall of flame coming up behind them at a rate of knots.

          I HAD to escape, and finally handed in my notice of 4 weeks. That’s when the SH!T hit the fan.

          My boss asked me if I could possibly give them THREE MONTHS notice because it would take them that long to organise a recruitment package, advertise the post, interview folk from all over the UK, whittle it down to second interviews, deliberate on who was the best candidate (apparently all done by committee, which in itself took weeks to get everyone in the same room at the same time for the committee to make a decision), inform the successful candidate, then for me to [b]TRAIN[/b] this poor bastard in the wiles and wherefores of my job (because nobody else had any knowledge of printing except me) etc etc blah blah.

          I made it easy for them – I insisted on leaving at the end of one month’s notice and took my remaining 18 days holiday entitlement as holidays, so I left 12 days later with a month’s salary. :^0

        • #2915320

          OH God no not Cantberra

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to For a Question maybe but no where near even close

          I hate that place with a vengeance as it’s totally hopeless there. I escaped from there about 30 years ago after being caught in there for way too long and I was beginning to actually think that they did some good so I just had to leave. 😀

          Then a few years ago now I went back down to Cantberra for my brothers funeral and I had to behave myself then as well because most of the Indonesian Embassy Staff as well as the Ambassador where there at the funeral. I couldn’t even have a decent fight with my brothers or get drunk things where really grim. 🙁

          Well I’ve recovered from that Mindset now and can never understand how I put up with it for so long even if I was mostly out on the road whenever I was in the office it took 3 years to do 1 hours work.

          Col

        • #2925162

          24 month probation ?:|

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to This post

          Wow that place had a few decision makers. 😉

          It would take me two days max to work out whether someone will work out. 😉

          You are right about being in, as over here it is nearly impossible to get rid of a poor achiever. 😉

        • #2915293

          The QLD Government is no better either

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to 24 month probation ?:|

          One Department of the QLD Government who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty had a senior Station Officer appointed. She came into a Suburban Office and promptly asserted her complete inability to do anything correctly by blowing the entire years budget in 3 months.

          The result of this was a Promotion to a newly created position in the same office where she could no longer organize the day to day running of the show. All she had to do every fortnight was to sign the Time Sheets which she failed to do as she was unable to trust the person who had been doing this for 6 years and caused all the staff not to get paid on time for the next 8 months. The State Government doesn’t redo the pay if they miss the deadline you have to wait for the next fortnight to get paid so it’s a long wait.

          Anyway not satisfied with effectively turning all of the staff there into getting paid by the month she then set about reorganizing the office for better productivity which meant that she got to look over most things and had things moved for her convenience. A bank of 8 Color Laser Printers which run all day was told to be moved downstairs to the area in front of her office and the person given the job was told to use the stairs not the elevator as that was for Members of the Public. The person in question was then presented with a Trolley without any means of tieing the printer to it and told to wheel them down the stairs. The first one bounced off the trolley when it went down the first step and there where another 2 floors to go. But it was OK as it bounced it’s way down the 2 flights of stairs only taking out 2 members of the public on the way and constantly being kept on the stairs by the Guard Rail on the outside of the building which was there purely for show but it restrained the main part of the printer from going over the edge even if most of it was torn off the concrete stairs and bits of the printer that broke off where raining down over the edge onto the cars and members of the public on the ground floor. Anyway the now considerably unrecognizable printer continued from the ground floor into the basement parking lot where it got another member of the public on the way down and finally came to rest in the drivers side door of the car of the new Suburban Manager who then demanded that she be given a rental car till hers was repaired.

          As the printer was now 6 months old and barely resembled anything recognizable she instructed the repair agents to repair it as there was no money available to buy a new one and they promptly repaired it to the tune of 300% the cost of a new one and it them required a full time person to babysit it to close the front door every time it stopped working which was after about every 10 minutes or so.

          When it came time to move the next printer as she was not to be dissuaded from her grand scheme this time she decided that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea taking them down the steps at this stage the ambulances hadn’t finished packing up the injured or even moved them off the stairs when she insisted that the next one be moved down the stairs but this time with it tied with a bit of rope to the trolley. These where not small printers but the size of a photocopier and run into the ground with only being marginally able to do the required work. Anyway the next one was sent down the stairs with 2 people this time wheeling the trolley and with very specific Instructions on how to do things safely which effectively meant don’t stand in front of this or you may get run over. This one got away on the first or second step as well but instead of going down 2 floors killing people on the way it reached the turn at the second floor and instead of bouncing off the wall went straight through it into the office of one of her workers severely injuring this person and destroying everything in the office. Luckily this office had been rearranged by the new manager so that this woman had her back to the door and when the printer came through the wall it tried to push her out of the door. Unfortunately she wasn’t quite in line with the door and got squashed between the wreckage of her office and one side of the door frame before it collapsed.

          Now that she had effectively destroyed 2 of these printers injured 3 members of the general public severely and one of her own staff and rendered the building unable to be secured she finally relented and demanded that the remaining printers go down the elevator. But instead of just rolling one in she had to have members of staff standing outside the elevator on all 3 floors and the basement to prevent anyone using the elevator and then she insisted on filling up the elevator with 3 of these printers. Naturally the elevator refused to move as it was by now severely overloaded so she rang the Maintenance company for the elevators to come out and fix up the broken Elevator. When she was told a few hours latter that it wouldn’t work with the load that she had placed in it she went ballistic claiming that the Elevator Repair Company was trying to undermine her by not supplying competent repair staff who could make the elevator work when it was getting a bit full.

          Anyway by that time it was the end of the day and she left the building in her Rental Car and the staff there just did as they where told and moved 1 printer at a time down to the new location without her there to supervise the move. They then set them up and now instead of the staff who work there walking out of their offices on the third floor to the printers they have to go down two floors to the printers pickup their print job and go back to their offices. The new staff member there can not leave the printers as 2 of them need constant attention to keep them sort of working. He is also supposed to clear the trays of any finished jobs except the ones that this woman prints as she doesn’t want anyone looking over her work as they might be spying on her. :^0

          Anyway within 1 12 month period this woman had 3 promotions and was eventually moved out of that office to the Head Office in the City where she was paid more to do even less than what she had been previously.

          I’m not sure as to what happened to start the initial promotion spree off but it was a comedy of errors all the time that she was at this suburban office and the staff where always inspecting solid brick walls in case something was going to punch it’s way through and injure them.

          The 2 members of the public settled out of court for 4 Million $ in Damages I’m not sure how much was paid to the person attempting to come up from the basement as they where injured more severely or the woman crushed in her office by the second printer crashing its way in. But they had to employ a security Guard to make sure that no one unauthorized entered the building by the newly formed doorway till it could be repaired a few weeks latter.

          OH 3 Weeks after this disaster was performed she was provided with her own printer so she no longer had any need to walk out to this bank of printers to get her own print jobs.

          All this to move a few printers down 2 floors and people wonder why I have absolutely no respect for the System. ?:|

          Col

    • #2788727

      Yee Ha!! I am part of the club now…

      by jiminpa ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      What’s the password to get in the secret room.

      :^0

      • #2788723

        Where’s the piccies ? …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to Yee Ha!! I am part of the club now…

        You gotta post a piccie or two, just to exercise the saliva glands of those who have yet to join! 😉

        • #2788694

          I’ll post a piccie

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Where’s the piccies ? …

          when I get it. I had a phone call from the courier this morning wanting to know my address. Apparently it was addressed to me at South Bundaberg. Lucky that I am the only one in the phone book with my last name. 😉

        • #2788541

          I’ll work on that this weekend

          by jiminpa ·

          In reply to Where’s the piccies ? …

          🙂

    • #2788570

      Got mine!

      by bizzo ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Thanks Sonja!

      I’ll try and get some pictures up too.

      • #2787886

        And???

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to Got mine!

        We dont believe ya unless there are pics :^0 :^0

        Good Going — you are part of the TEAM now.

    • #2788539

      My balls were glowing last night

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      and the more I played with them, the more they glowed. Was pretty cool! 😀

    • #2789443

      More SWAG arrived this morning …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Black polo doobrie this time – smart but casual.

      Also got my very own TR rubber-fetishist pen, so that even when you are busy writing something you can still enjoy your predeliction for all manner of rubber touchy-feely stuff. – Kinky!!

    • #2787879

      I’m still waiting…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      on three more mugs. I had a four mug deal on a picture of me.

      Bringing things to a grand total of seven mugs, a flag, a bouncy, light-up ball, three pens, and a wine set. B-)

      edit: Hmm… if I get a mug for that pic of my tats, that makes eight. I wonder if [i][b]someone[/b][/i] is still paying attention to this thread? B-)

      • #2787869

        For a 4 mug deal, I might be tempted to come out !!! …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to I’m still waiting…

        I didn’t realise the stakes were soooo high.

        Sonja keeps badgering me, sending emails, bit’s of scribbled paper with the SWAG, pretty-pleasing me for an up-to-date image of this suave, sophisticated, erudite, adonis-like, nubile creature’s face.

        But all I’ve got is piccies of me!! :^0

        [i]She is obviously besotted with the black&white image of Young Mycroft, but I haven’t got the heart to burst her bubble.[/i]

        Even for 4 mugs! :^0

        Your Toby Jugs are probably still on the production line somewhere in Taiwan! 😉

        < Jokes!>

      • #2787866

        I didn’t realise that you could do a deal :)

        by rob miners ·

        In reply to I’m still waiting…

        I better start looking at what I may have to offer. I could start with a family of 3. :p

        • #2787857

          I dont think TR needs

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I didn’t realise that you could do a deal :)

          3 more mouths to feed right now, they just made cut-backs! :0

          Hmm, send them anyway, you oughtta get something for them :0 :^0

          Oh, BTW, it may be easier to ship them via UPS than try to fly them there…

        • #2787835

          Oh no they can feed themselves :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I dont think TR needs

          I just need an address to upload them to. 😉

        • #2787775

          Ahh, the Easy part

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Oh no they can feed themselves :)

          ATTN: Tech Republic MotherShip
          Kentucky, USA

          There, since the entire state knows about TR (population — 15) there should be no routing troubles :^0

        • #2789684

          No definatly not working :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Ahh, the Easy part

          Number 1 son is complaining about the heat in the Shed and is wanting to know what can be done about it for the coming summer. :p

          What happened to the days when kids wanted their indepenence. 🙁

        • #2789663

          Great Excuse

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to No definatly not working :)

          remove him from the locked shed, and place him in da shipping box 😀
          Send him to where Winter is coming :0
          No Heat, No Problems :^0

        • #2789623

          My second Swag arrived :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I didn’t realise that you could do a deal :)

          Now I can swagger around in my new shirt from Guatemala. It’s hard to get them here with pockets, I’m glad that I have another one on order. I was’nt warned about the size of the Mug disguised as a coffe cup though. I didn’t realise that they held so much from the photos that I have seen. Thanks Sonja and TR. 😉

        • #2789622

          I absolutely dare you !! …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to My second Swag arrived :)

          I dare you to even attempt to drink coffee from the TR mug [b]without[/b] leaving a coffee-dribble mark running down the side of it!

          As I previously posted:
          http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=268070&messageID=2538428

          Mine is covered in dribble marks within seconds of using it. 😉

        • #2789620

          Does using it

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to I absolutely dare you !! …

          Devalue it or Add value?

        • #2789619

          Dunno about value but it certainly adds WEIGHT …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Does using it

          When you fill it with coffee! :^0

        • #2789609

          I will only be :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Does using it

          keeping one available and obviously it will be mine and mine only. I will let SHMBO know when she gets home. Can’t have Riff Raff using them. 😉

        • #2789618

          I still got em when I changed hands :p

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I absolutely dare you !! …

          trying to trick it. :p

        • #2789614

          We need piccies of TR mugs clarted in coffee stains …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to I still got em when I changed hands :p

          To prove to TPTB that TR coffee mugs are not just prized possessions that are shoved away in cupboards or on display shelves.

          No – TR mugs are working units, keeping the peers going through the day and night, clarted in stains from the rigorous punishment they are put through on a daily basis.

          [i]Was that strong enough?[/i]

          [u]Clarted:[/u] http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=clarted

          🙂

          Interestingly my TR shirt was made in Egypt. Is there no end to TR’s procurement potential?? 😉

        • #2789610

          Get some shots tomorrow :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to We need piccies of TR mugs clarted in coffee stains …

          It’s 5 o’clock here now, not on the coffee. 😉

          I did try to take some with the web cam but it became overcast and ended up with poor light. 🙁

          Good speech I like mine strong too. :p

          “made in Egypt” that’s probably why you got the tent. :p

        • #2791110

          Third Swag arrived

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to My second Swag arrived :)

          now I have two cups, two flags, two pens a book and a ball.

          Photobucket

        • #2791109

          Looks like you ‘burrowed’

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Third Swag arrived

          a pic from somewhere in the Internet, and blew it up. Poor Res, poor pic…

          Maybe you can fool a newbie, but…

        • #2791108

          Web Cam

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Looks like you ‘burrowed’

          was used in poor light. That’s my dribble and I’m stickin to it. 😉

        • #2791107

          That explains it

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Web Cam

          a webcam at 1.1 megapixels :^0

          Ok, since you got 3 shipments — show the goodies 🙂

          Oops, not those ones, you could get banned from TR for that :0

        • #2791103

          Found the batteries

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Web Cam

          Photobucket

          Shirts are in the Wash

          Photobucket

        • #2790959

          Ok, You Win

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Web Cam

          You DO have SWAG — Welcome 🙂

      • #2789681

        I think it would be well worth

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to I’m still waiting…

        a mug for a pic of your t#ts…. ;\

      • #2791004

        Still paying attention?

        by Sonja Thompson ·

        In reply to I’m still waiting…

        Yes, indeed.

        • #2790891

          *smoochies and hugs!*

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Still paying attention?

          Hope all is well, and you enjoyed your trip! 😀

        • #2792454

          Davette crawling will not work

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to *smoochies and hugs!*

          As Sonja has seen you are being Greedy so you’ll get nothing ever again. :p

          So Boxy’s card has been marked and if her greed persists Tammy will be handing out a Red Card for Boxy. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #2792451

          Correction Smeggy thing

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Davette crawling will not work

          the box of Red cards have been sitting out for many years, they are pink now!
          Get it Right!!!

    • #2787758

      About this VIP room.

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Could we say “STFU” in it? 😀

    • #2791099

      My SWAG

      by dr dij ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      TR shirt rates up there with my Sybase Powerdesigner T-shirt, but looks much nicer with black color, white letters, and a collar.

      My SAS shirt would rate up there but they cheaped out and sent it crammed crumpled up in a tiny plastic box. And nowhere does it actually have SAS logo! I actually called SAS marketing and told them (nicely) what a bad idea this was, both a cruddy shirt crumpled up and no logo anywhere!

      • #2791095

        You were quite right to pull ’em up on it …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to My SWAG

        After all – how can you flaunt it when you ain’t got it ?? 😉

        Although to be perfectly honest, up until very recently I have deliberately shied away from any personal clothing bearing outwardly visible branding or logos.

        Something inside me gets rather angry when I realise that I am advertising a manufacturer without being paid for it!

        TR t-shirts aside, the only clothing I have with logos is all-weather gear and my Boston RedSox baseball cap. 🙂

        • #2791091

          Gotta agree with you there.

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to You were quite right to pull ’em up on it …

          I’d wear a TR shirt. But then, they’re not exactly a manufacturer.

          We’re not just advertising for a manufacturer without getting paid, we’re paying to advertise for a manufacturer in many instances. We have to buy the d@mn clothes first. That would be a big, fat ‘Bite Me’. 😀

        • #2791088

          If I get em for nuthin :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Gotta agree with you there.

          I’ll advertise TR until they wear out. 😉

        • #2791081

          Sledgehammer subtlety Mate …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to If I get em for nuthin :)

          There not any doubt as to what you’re ‘hinting’ at !! 😉

        • #2791074

          Blood nose :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Sledgehammer subtlety Mate …

          normally takes the fight out of em. 😉

        • #2791078

          Really, come to think of it…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Gotta agree with you there.

          manufacturers are pretty freaking ballsy to put that stuff out there at the kind of prices they do, and consumers are pretty freaking stupid to pay that kind of price to advertise for some corporate that can afford to pay for its own advertising. Grrr… X-(

          playing with my new toy – edit the usual

        • #2791076

          How did you reduce the point size on the footnote ?…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          I’ve not seen that before!

        • #2791072

          I haven’t got a new toy but I’ll give it a go. :p

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          Grrr… X-(

          Get down text. Shrink!

        • #2791071

          Nah didn’t work :p

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to I haven’t got a new toy but I’ll give it a go. :p

          Grrr… X-(

        • #2790915

          it should be

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Nah didn’t work :p

          nope, not working for me either

          Neither is this

        • #2791014

          Well as I have a few McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          Cloths that where part of the job to wear I personally don’t have a problem with wearing them but then again they paid me a lot of money to wear them.

          I do particularly like the Flame Proof old Porsche overalls that I used to have to wear many years ago when I worked for McLaren nice gear there and far better than the Ford Overalls that I had to pay for to work at one Ford Dealer many years ago.

          But the thing I particularly liked when the kids where younger was the way that all this [b]Special team Wear[/b] was worn by [b]SWMBO[/b] kids and their fiends. The stuff that was only for team members was worn by all the neighbor hood kids well that’s how it appeared to me and I even lost my old Porsche Jacket which was the best Cold Weather Gear that I’ve ever worn. It was at that stage when [b]SWMBO[/b] daughter stole it that I stopped referring to them as My kids and started referring to them as [b]SWMBO Kids.[/b] Confuses many that as they all seem to think that I’m the second partner. But at least they don’t pick on me for their poor behavior. 😀

          I do still wear a couple of the very Old Ducati T Shirts that where part of another Racing Team and I do really like them but they are getting very second hand now. 🙁

          Col

        • #2790995

          What new toy?

          by thumbsup2 ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          ….. and HOW did you do the shrinking of the font?

        • #2790945

          Used pseudo tags

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to What new toy?

          (I think they’re called?)
          lesser than sign – font size=type a number between 1 and 7 here – greater than sign – add text here – lesser than sign – /font – greater than sign

          Learned it yesterday in Tig’s discussions. CaptBilly is afraid I’ll go off the deep end with it. 😀

          I might! The possibilities!

          etu

        • #2790936

          You can do it with smaller code

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          Just use the presets within the TR control codes, that way the definitions are already embedded…

        • #2790867

          Is there a list of tags somewhere

          by jiminpa ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          that are acceptable tags we can use?

          Just curious might be nice to know for those of use who have been bound by our ignorance of these fancy techniques.

          😀

        • #2790861

          Good Question Jimmy

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          I am not sure, I was using this for size http://techrepublic.com.com/5206-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=269649&start=0

          with the first symbol being < instead of (

          (p> for paragraph breaks

          (b> for bold

          (br> for line breaks

          (font color=%insert color%> to change color.


          AND
          always remember to remove the tags like this

          (/b> removes bold

          (/font color> removes font color

          (/font size> removes font size

          etc..

        • #2792534

          So it would appear,,,

          by jiminpa ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          that alot of your basic html text formating tags will work.

          Good to know

        • #2794113

          re: Used Pseudo Tags

          by thumbsup2 ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          If you’re typing it in that way (with the lesser than/greater than characters), you’re typing it in HTML. I didn’t know the board would allow HTML! Cool!!!!

          ]:)

        • #2794108

          Uh oh… Thumbs has that look in her eyes…

          by jiminpa ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          Lock up your sons and hide the booze… and update your AV programs 😉

          edited to reflect a mistake in assupmtion of gender. realizing my foot don’t taste so good…

        • #2794106

          Ummmmmmm!!! Thummy is a SHE!! X-(

          by thumbsup2 ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          I thought the fingernail polish was a dead give-away… but I guess not! 🙁

        • #2794105

          Oh boy… my bad :8}

          by jiminpa ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          as a not she… I was not observant enough to notice the nail polish (although in this day and age…)

          Please accept my sincerest apologies.

          🙂

        • #2794097

          re: Oh Boy!

          by thumbsup2 ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          re: [i]This day and age…..[/i]

          Yeah, I thought about putting some [b]earrings[/b] on. But, that would surely confuse everyone! 😉

          Don’t sweat it. It’s a common mistake. 😀

           

          edited to add:

          I see you edited the original post. Now we’ll confuse everybody! 😉

        • #2794093

          I don’t know

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          I’m already about as freaking confused as I can be.

          freaking stupid parts

        • #2793597

          No Not Really

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Used pseudo tags

          confusion goes away with simple reading of his post (mistaken gender bit) and the fact that it was edited.
          Now that this is hidden, I can continue and most will not even notice 1 bit.. I can go on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on, and on and on and it may still be overlooked. Hmmmm, now where was I? Oh well, for another post I guess!

        • #2790985

          Boxy – Welcome to the Dark Side …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          Grr ..Grr! Use the Force Old Obi-Wan Mycroft, use the Force!

          Thanks for the mental challenge Boxy, things were getting a little slow.

        • #2792460

          Thank’s Boxy and w2k :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to Really, come to think of it…

          I knew that there was a way to change the Fonts and Colours I just couln’t work it out by myself. 🙁

          If you think that any of these posts have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as Helpful so that others may benefit from the outcome.

          Missed one.

        • #2792455

          HELP, My Fonts are Screwed Up Now!!!

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Thank’s Boxy and w2k :)

          Please do an end tag or whoever reads this will have the small fonts over their screen.

          Dont forget, change ( to <


          (/font size>

        • #2792445

          Sorry Mate :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to HELP, My Fonts are Screwed Up Now!!!

          still on L plates. I went through and added it to my posts.

          Keep us informed as to your progress.

          If you think that any of these posts have solved or contributed to solving the problem, please Mark them as Helpful so that others may benefit from the outcome.

        • #2792443

          Ahhh, Much Better :)

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to HELP, My Fonts are Screwed Up Now!!!

          Thank You!

        • #2794111

          If your fonts are screwed up now….

          by thumbsup2 ·

          In reply to HELP, My Fonts are Screwed Up Now!!!

          Just insert the end tag before anything you typed.

        • #2794068

          But that would defeat the purpose of my post to Jacky

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to HELP, My Fonts are Screwed Up Now!!!

          to help Jacky learn how to correct it!

          Also, going into any other post reformats it, so the screwed up fonts didnt last long. But can you see a newcomer getting frustrated over it??

          If we are going to use these tags, we need to remember that it is our responsibility to end them as well, wouldnt you agree?

        • #2792440

          How come it is

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Thank’s Boxy and w2k :)

          I’m still seeing dinker text from this point on, hmmm?

          Tags, edit tags?

        • #2792438

          Howzat ! :)

          by rob miners ·

          In reply to How come it is

          better. 🙂

        • #2792428

          Yes!

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to How come it is

          Thanks, Jacky. 😀

        • #2792492

          You’re right there –

          by dr dij ·

          In reply to You were quite right to pull ’em up on it …

          I won’t advertise any ‘trendy’ brands.

          And I only wear the tech stuff to work on casual days or to tech shows.

          I once had some LA Gear sneakers that I got because I couldn’t see an LA Gear logo on the outside. Then walked on the beach…

          Ahhhh!! with every step I was imprinting 28 dift LA Gear signs in the sand, the tread was formed from LA Gear logos!

    • #2793298

      Politics and Religion. were Born long before the chicken or the egg. :)

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      Politics and Religion was in place long before we were all born. 🙂

    • #2799298

      Cracking open a TR mug. :D

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      I’m a Swag Owner of TechRepublic.

      Had a little travel damage. 🙁

      A little Elmer’s glue, and rubber bands ’til the glue dries, and it should be good enough to hold pencils. 🙂

      The dark smears and spots are blood. That sucker’s sharp.

      It might not be perfect but I’ve got a mug, along with a pen, a flag and a rubber ball that lights up when you bounce it. All in all, pretty cool swag even though the DHL delivery experience leaves something to be desired.

      I’ve got swag! 😀 I’m no longer mere riff-raff.

      • #2799276

        There’s gotta be Insurance in the DHL costs !…

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to Cracking open a TR mug. :D

        Have you mentioned the damage to Sonja as yet?

        Jeez, I’d be livid. There’s something wrong when the TR mug suffers damage without even leaving the North American mainland, yet TR mugs arrive unscathed in Australia and the UK.

        Maybe you’ll end up with TWO! 🙂

        • #2799269

          I sent Sonja a picture.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to There’s gotta be Insurance in the DHL costs !…

          I stopped short of asking for another one, after all, I DID get one. 😀 Maybe she’ll send me another, don’t know. Would be nice. It’s the perfect size for my single cup coffee-maker.

          I’m no longer riff-raff. That’s what counts. B-)

        • #2799194

          Of course I’ll send you another mug!

          by Sonja Thompson ·

          In reply to I sent Sonja a picture.

          This is the first casualty I’ve heard of in a while. Hopefully the next one will make it in one piece!

        • #2799178

          Awesome Sonja!

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Of course I’ll send you another mug!

          I really appreciate that. I hesitated to ask because I know how busy you must be. Now I’ll have two mugs! Too cool!

          I’m pretty sure that the Elmers glue is going to hold well enough to make a decent penholder out of the one I have. I couldn’t bring myself to just throw something like that away. 😉 🙂

      • #2799274

        What color is your

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Cracking open a TR mug. :D

        lighty uppy bouncy ball? 😀

        Mug bummer, for sure.

      • #2798159

        Didn’t know Photoshop did rubber bands quite that good! …

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to Cracking open a TR mug. :D

        In fact, it has done the rubber bands better than the cracked ceramic! 😉

        …just wish I’d thought of the idea first! :^0

    • #2799673

      I received an unbroken TR mug early this morning!

      by ontheropes ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      I’m making a cup of coffee with it right now.

      That thing was packed so well I think it could’ve rolled off of the back of the truck at 55MPH and still have been in fine shape. The large box was full of air bags, bubble wrap and was covered with fragile stickers on four sides of the bright yellow box. It was PACKED! :^0 :^0

      I’m officially official. My other mug is holding together just fine and sits on my desk holding the TR flag and pen.

      I’m pretty excited. Nice way to start off the day.

      Excellent job Sonja. Thank you!

      • #2799655

        You can never use too much bubble wrap

        by Sonja Thompson ·

        In reply to I received an unbroken TR mug early this morning!

        That’s what I say, anyway. 😀

        I wanted to make sure that your TR coffee mug arrived in one piece! Glad to hear that this time was a success.

        You are very welcome!

        • #2799626

          I’m enjoying a mug of coffee as I type this.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to You can never use too much bubble wrap

          I’ve got to tell you, though I’m still hyped that I got my mug, while I was typing my last reply I got an email from my wife that I read after replying here. Apparently she’s been selected for lay-off on 9/29.

          Talk about your quick highs and lows. Dammitall! What a day it’s been so far.

        • #2799573

          Damn. That’s a bummer, Ropes. :(

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to I’m enjoying a mug of coffee as I type this.

          🙁

        • #2799531

          You’ve got that right.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Damn. That’s a bummer, Ropes. :(

          I’m unsure how we’re going to make it but we’ll figure out a way. There’s got to be a way.

          I saw this coming. She works in the office of a manufacturing plant and they’ve just made the decision to go with one shift, work is that slow. I look for the place to be closed in a years time or less. Those people will join the 1,000’s of local folks that have lost manufacturing jobs. It makes me want to scream. No kidding.

        • #2799519

          Ugh…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to I’m enjoying a mug of coffee as I type this.

          That really does suck. 🙁
          Hope your wife finds a better position for better compensation swiftly. 🙂

        • #2799460

          That’s what we’re hoping for too.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Ugh…

          Think positive, right? We laid some plans tonight, her last day is the 26th and who knows? She could be in a better position the following week. Hope so. I said that I wanted to spend more time with her but not like this.

        • #2799584

          RE : [i]You can never use too much bubble wrap[/i]

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to You can never use too much bubble wrap

          After the box is unpacked you can then use it to relieve stress by popping the bubbles. 😀

          Should keep someone occupied for hours or in my case weeks. I was handed a Garbage bag full of Red Bubble Wrap and while I sit here popping the bubbles I can not help but think of Red Dwarf where Rimer went back in time and told his younger self to do this and the other kid in the dorm did it and made a fortune.

          Col ]:)

        • #2799575

          I remember that episode! :D :D :D

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to RE : [i]You can never use too much bubble wrap[/i]

          Red Dwarf. TV doesn’t get any better than that. I’m giggling thinking of that show. Hmmm… next purchase. Complete Red Dwarf. 😀

        • #2799858

          I have to agree totally

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to I remember that episode! :D :D :D

          Probably why I have all of Red Dwarf and am on their mailing list. So much better than things like Sleeper Cell which [b]SWMBO[/b] is watching on DVD at the moment. 😀

          Red Dwarf was classy unlike the junk that passes for TV now. :p

          I guess I now know why you like [b]Cats.[/b] :^0

          Col

        • #2799857

          So you watch (and praise) British TV !!…

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to I remember that episode! :D :D :D

          It doesn’t have to be American to be good. 🙂

        • #2799742

          Most of my favorite programs

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to So you watch (and praise) British TV !!…

          are British. The original ‘Dr. Who’, ‘Red Dwarf’, ‘Waiting For God’, ‘As Time Goes By’.
          And another the name of which I don’t know and have only seen by accident a couple of times.

          Tops. Just tops. American tv is crap in comparison.

          Edit: left out Jeremy and the various Sherlock Holmes he did. Poirot. Monty Python.

        • #2799704

          This has been bugging me. I’ve been watching some Dr. Who lately.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Most of my favorite programs

          There’s one blonde actress on there that seemingly never closes her mouth. She’s a mouth-breather. :0 It takes away from the whole show because I’m always looking for her to shut her mouth.

          Okay, got that out of my system. Feel better.

        • #2800338

          New Dr. Who or old?

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Most of my favorite programs

          I ignore the new. It sucks.

        • #2800040

          It’s the only Dr. Who I’ve ever seen.

          by ontheropes ·

          In reply to Most of my favorite programs

          I don’t know if it’s the new one or the old one. I suspect it’s the new one. It’s like FFS, close your lips at least once per episode. Dang!

          Edit: FFS and dang in the same post. Makes a lot of sense huh? 😀

        • #2798579

          :^0 :^0 :^0

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to So you watch (and praise) British TV !!…

          I’ve just seen my first British episode of ‘The Office’. Crack me up. :^0

          Unlike the American version which is tripe.

    • #2799589

      So with ALL of your SWAG, when are you going to open a shop. :)

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      That way we can get a look into your treasure chest. We are all nosey to know what you have accumulated over the years whether it would be either of neither or neither of either. 🙂 🙂

    • #2799856

      Either you posted in the wrong place, or ….

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to My SWAG arrived – I am no longer one of the Riff-Raff !! …

      You are disinterested to the point of neither.

      Either you were addressing Ropes or you were addressing neither of us.

      ([b]Sorry Folks[/b] – [i]this is a long-running gag![/i])

      And it’s got legs!!!