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Forum: Creative Expression 04-16-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
I've been using that line in forum signatures for...

I've been using that line in forum signatures for over a decade. It's one of those lines that the more you think about it, the crazier it seems.
Forum: Creative Expression 04-15-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
The ring holder was nothing fancy, just a black...

The ring holder was nothing fancy, just a black velvet padded block that fitted inside. The client had removed it and forgot to refit it when he took the photographs.
Forum: Creative Expression 04-15-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Plasma cutting is amazing. Especially when the...

Plasma cutting is amazing. Especially when the plasma cutter is attached to a X and Y axis CAD/CAM system.

I've been looking at a number of "relatively" inexpensive systems both "ready to run" and...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-15-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
The engagement ring box was commissioned by a...

The engagement ring box was commissioned by a professional photographer.

As I didn't have time to take any good photographs before I shipped it off to him, after it was delivered, he set me a few...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-15-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Thread necromancy time. I got a pair of...

Thread necromancy time.

I got a pair of commissions before Christmas to make two TARDIS models ... one as a Christmas present for a friend's Dr Who mad niece, and the other as a presentation box...
Forum: Technology 07-06-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By JamesB
I remember the good old days before the ink jet...

I remember the good old days before the ink jet manufacturers started to supply printers with low fill "starter" ink jet cartridges. In those days it was cheaper to buy a new base level Lexmark...
Forum: Nothingland 05-11-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,006,156
Posted By JamesB
Especially rare ones ... and while mine isn't an...

Especially rare ones ... and while mine isn't an official factory model, the myth and speculation that's been going on since 1978 about the handful that were built, makes it collectible. Even the...
Forum: Nothingland 05-11-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11,953
Views: 4,006,156
Posted By JamesB
Today I got a call from a car collector based in...

Today I got a call from a car collector based in Melbourne that`s interested in buying my car. Mid next week, he`ll fly up to Brisbane for a day trip to look at the car and make me an offer.

Last...
Forum: Home Base 05-01-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 85,633
Posted By JamesB
It's worse than that. While most of the news...

It's worse than that.

While most of the news services are saying that the 5 year old received the gun as a gift and the general public is reading that as "recent gift", a few other news services...
Forum: Nothingland 04-24-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,006
Views: 2,308,523
Posted By JamesB
After my third "it's still not good enough" email...

After my third "it's still not good enough" email reply to their "we're very sorry, but we hope you'll continue to use UPS" emails, I've been promised a call from their customer service people by...
Forum: Nothingland 04-23-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11,006
Views: 2,308,523
Posted By JamesB
The package had all the right parts, and the car...

The package had all the right parts, and the car was back on the road just before 8PM last night.
Forum: Nothingland 04-22-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,006
Views: 2,308,523
Posted By JamesB
It's 6:30PM and the UPS truck just arrived.

It's 6:30PM and the UPS truck just arrived.
Forum: Nothingland 04-22-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,006
Views: 2,308,523
Posted By JamesB
At the moment UPS has me well and truely pissed...

At the moment UPS has me well and truely pissed off.

Thursday I had problems with the brakes on the Land Rover. We live in a rural part of Nova Scotia and are a good hour's drive from any parts...
Forum: Nothingland 04-21-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 2,184,162
Posted By JamesB
Yes, the idea of "paying it forward" is a noble...

Yes, the idea of "paying it forward" is a noble gesture, but do get your car looked at by a professional. The way cars are built these days, sometimes what looks like a minor bit of damage on the...
Forum: Nothingland 04-16-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,351
Views: 2,184,162
Posted By JamesB
I wonder what QI would have been like if they'd...

I wonder what QI would have been like if they'd managed to convince Michael Palin to be the host.
Forum: Home Base 04-16-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,470
Posted By JamesB
I recall about a decade and a half ago, I'd...

I recall about a decade and a half ago, I'd regularly get people asking me if I'd burn them a copy of the Internet onto a CD as they had no internet access and wanted to look at it.

The best was...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-15-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
The paint I used is a standard satin finish latex...

The paint I used is a standard satin finish latex interior paint, so like all latex paints, put on enough coats and the underlying colour doesn't show through.

The real trick was getting the paint...
Forum: Home Base 04-15-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,810
Posted By JamesB
The process was a pain, but other than time, it...

The process was a pain, but other than time, it cost me nothing. I had a supplied rental vehicle for about 3 months that cost me nothing other than gas, and eventually I received a buy-back offer...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-14-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Interesting, it comes up blank on my IE9 on 7...

Interesting, it comes up blank on my IE9 on 7 installation as well. There's no reason for it I can see. The page code checks out fine on the W3C validator site, so it looks like it's something in IE9...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 04-14-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 243,810
Posted By JamesB
There's been more than the odd geek that's used a...

There's been more than the odd geek that's used a LASER engraver to do custom branding/scarification. clicky (http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Tattoo/)

I've burned myself accidentally on the...
Forum: Home Base 04-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,810
Posted By JamesB
Mine sat on the local Nissan dealer's service lot...

Mine sat on the local Nissan dealer's service lot for close to 5 months, and during that time I saw incompetence or just plain outright lying (most likely both) at a master level.

After my car had...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-14-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Curiouser and Curiouser. I'll have to do...

Curiouser and Curiouser.

I'll have to do some more investigation. What Browser and Operating System are you running?

Does this full link work? (www.fractalcoffee.com/TARDIS/index.html)
Forum: Creative Expression 04-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Interesting. We have a number of IP adresses...

Interesting. We have a number of IP adresses blocked after problems with spammers. It's possible that your IP may be in the range we've blocked. I've killed the blocking, so see if it works now.
Forum: Creative Expression 04-13-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
Thanks. The TARDIS project started out as an...

Thanks.

The TARDIS project started out as an amusing project for myself.

From initial inspiration to the first really good model was exactly 2 weeks. I have a partially developed web page...
Forum: Creative Expression 04-12-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,204
Posted By JamesB
The minimum requirement for my LASER is an...

The minimum requirement for my LASER is an extraction system capable of 250 cu ft/min @ 6 inches of vacuum. I have an extraction system that is based on a workshop dust extraction system and has a...
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