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    lxskllr replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    You were close enough ;^) Failed about the best time it could have.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread What3words. in Business Management
    The addressing at our office is a disaster. There's ~10 places all with the same address, and a letter suffix, and all accessed by the same common drive. Good luck easily finding the house you want.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread What3words. in Business Management
    How does the client get their coordinates? Would you direct them to the website to hunt them down?
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    lxskllr replied to a thread What3words. in Business Management
    Makes the location memorable, and easy to communicate over the phone, but I'm having trouble seeing how it applies to business. The client would need to know their 'word coordinates', and I don't see anyone knowing that.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread The RIP Thread... in Odds and Ends
    Wish I was closer. I'd take your cats. I'm not afraid of pain. My boy that died earlier this year left me bloody about 50% of the time I handled him. That was to balance out the softness of his long fur :^D
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    Straight cuts are the bane of my existence. If there was any single thing I wanted to improve in my tree work, it would be my cuts. The last ash I dropped, I had a picture perfect face cut. Bore the center, go look at the other side, and my bar's too low :^S I've thought about getting a magnetic fisheye bubble to stick to my bar, but I suspect vibration would shake it up too much.
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    That's a little more reasonable! That helps reinforce the lesson :^D
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    lxskllr replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    This is an easy one to attribute to stupidity rather than malice. Prison guards aren't the best and brightest of society. If it wasn't for the local prison, they'd be operating a broom or a cash register. You gotta wonder about someone who voluntarily goes to prison every day...
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    Shot? Paying first is perhaps a little foolish, but I don't know that it should be a shooting offence. The thief OTOH...
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    .5 cord for 32'? I'd have felt like I was ripping you off for $120. Can't stand a thief. There's a good chance I'd have been at his house to collect my saw. It could go as easy or as hard as he wanted. I'm old enough at this point to not care.
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    My robot doesn't work with the internal software anymore, so that threw a wrench into the works. It was either bring the boss, or hand type all the data in while standing on a beam late at night. I brought the boss, but I'm not sure what would have been more frustrating. He doesn't know how to use the gear, so I had to give a crash course, and communication was difficult. Hard to hear the phones over traffic. It also rained, and they were being anal about stopping traffic over the road while we were above. Took waaay longer than I'd have liked, but it got done. Just emailed the grades over now. Didn't get many pictures cause I didn't want to fumble my phone, or drop the pole or something, but here's what I got... My trauma strap. I didn't need it! and some crappy nighttime pics... Here I'm sitting on the beam waiting for the road to dry so they can drag traffic The arbitrary rules are frustrating, but it went well. These were some of the biggest beams I've done. They started at ~18", and got as wide as ~24". It was like a sidewalk up there! Still digging the helmet. Nice breeze, and secure fit. Glad I got it :^)
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    lxskllr replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    "What are you looking at?!" "I don't know!"
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Thanks Butch. It shows as "@" on my phone. Not at my desktop atm.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    Hmm... Not seeing dots here, or on imgur. I block scripts fairly aggressively, but I should have the relevant scripts enabled.
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Animated GIF Thread 2019 in MBTV
    http://imgur.com/KIFakUR
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    lxskllr replied to a thread Songs I Like in MBTV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk_AEDhnOTE
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    Here's a local one from a couple months ago... https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/ph-ca-at-tt-wood-chipper-20190621-story.html They aren't entirely clear on what happened, but it sounds like he fell from the tree, landed on the chipper, and the chipper grabbed his rope. As someone who isn't in the business, is it common practice to have a chipper right below the tree being removed? Seems like a good setup for all kinds of things going wrong.
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    Cable won't be overhead unless I fall off the beam :^P They're about 4' high. The big thing is they're fairly tight. Just being able to run my fingers along it does a lot for keeping my head straight. Objectively, I shouldn't need that. If I can walk while touching it, I should be able to walk with no cable at all, but brains, eh? I can explain it to myself all day long, but it doesn't help when I get up there :^D
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    So far I'm digging the Vertex. I'm even getting used to the weight with the muffs. It's a nasty, still, and wet day here, but down next to the highway the breeze is amazing, and the vents in the Vertex actually work \O/ Also, things are looking fantastic for my steel walk. Nice tight cables, and no gaps over the splice plates. I'm feeling good about things :^) A bonus picture of my 3/4 retarded robot...
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    Yea, the helmet is a minor component. It's just one less variable to deal with on the beam. I'll know it isn't going anywhere, so I can concentrate on keeping myself in place. Just been irritated with my hardhat lately, and wanted something better. It's always falling off when I have to do stuff. Was considering just using my Husky forestry helmet. It stays on a bit better. Since I was looking at that, I figured I'd see what else was available, and I liked the big vents of the Vertex. That also gives me a more secure helmet for tree climbing, and simplifies my truck situation, having one helmet that can do everything. Since I'm doing it at night now, I may not wear a helmet at all. Haven't decided yet. Noted on the yoyo. Too late for this trip, but I'll look into one for the next time. Got the trauma strap made last night. I used that polypro I had a question about in the "Ropes" thread. A hip prusik on the left side, and I'll coil it, and strap it with elastic. I can just pull it out, clip it to my right side and adjust. Sitting on site now in the pouring rain. They wanted grading stakeout, but it's not looking like it's happening today.
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    I was trying to find some old pictures I had, but I guess I deleted them. Last one I did at night was 12-28-2017, and the coldest night of the year at that point; 9. It was good motivation to keep moving :^D
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    Thanks Jonny. I don't do this enough to waste some good straps that could be used by someone in the profession. I might be walking steel once a year or so. If I did it more often, I might not have as big a problem with it as I do. I'm thinking of making one. Some climbline with a prusik/biner, and terminated with a biner should do the job, and be easy to deploy/adjust. Ryan, the cable is usually set at midsection, with posts every... 10'? If it wasn't tensioned well, it'll go slack, and might be thigh level in places, sometimes lower. Gotta work with what I've got. Try to keep my brain under control, and it's left foot, right foot til it's done. Did get some bad news though. Can't do it during the day. I'm scheduled for 10:30pm Wed. Probably take me 4hrs to get it all shot, then another hour in the office.
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    That's a good idea. I'll have to pull my stuff out tomorrow, and see what I can put together.
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    I've used it at 25F, and it was starting to cloud at that point, but still flowed fine.
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    I use canola in the winter; ~$4/G at walmart. I like the way it flows at low(ish) temps. I've heard you should run regular oil every so often to keep the works clean, so that's what I do when it's warm, and I think the tackifiers are more important in hot temps.
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