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kboy

Member since Sep 2007 • Last active Apr 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've bought from there a few times, never had any issues at all

  • in COVID-19
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    Agree with others, def chill with the 8hrs per day. Try to get 4-5 hours in of decent focus and you'll probably get more done than most people does in a day in a busy office. In these times though, just do what you can. Don't take the piss, but be reasonable with yourself and don't over-do it. Don't treat it as a temporary thing where you dig in and then return to normal after a week or two, plan long term.

    Also, if you can, make sure you work in a different room and keep it as quiet as possible. Alternatively headphones on and volume up.

    I did 6 months with my partner where we worked 6hr days (me 06-12, her 13-19) while the other one looked after our child. It was fucking hard and worn us out big time, so don't aim to get 6hrs in, I think 4 or possibly 5 is far more sensible.

    Stay strong and vent here as much as you can, you're not on your own in this.

  • in General
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    Are you the seller? If so insure it properly and make the buyer pay for it, or at least split the cost. Anything can happen during transit so make sure you photograph the frame before you pack and also take a few shots of how you packed it so you got proof in case you need to make a claim.

    Don't forget that plastic thing you stick in the fork and seat stays

    I've posted an Apple cinema display that got damaged in transit. Luckily just a ding so it still worked fine, but the shipping company had zero interest in paying out

  • in General
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    I've never found a better deal than on parcelmonkey, so check there?

    But box it up properly, it'll be handled roughly to say the least

  • in COVID-19
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    Good to hear you both getting back to normal!

    I had enough of isolation and taking it easy so got some decent beers for the weekend (3 small cans per evening 🥳, I'm still a middle-aged parent) but rode down to the sea front last evening with a mate. Sat on a bench (far apart) and had a can each. Normalest thing I've done in a month I think.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That looks great. What flour mix? Or just white?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Baked a lovely looking loaf this morning. Opened the lid on the cast iron pot so see some decent oven spring. Then I completely forgot about it for another 20 minutes so now I have a burnt loaf. Idiot.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Pretty good testament to apples hardware design. 9 years is a long time

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They won’t be obsolete but they won’t be much good either.

    Surely you can get a newer Mac for £500?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Had this too a few times. I’ve started telling them how I bake and about a third in they usually get bored and move on. Or they get curious and a good conversation starts. Either way, as long as I don’t have to write my method down I’m happy

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