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    Bring us your ontological queries. Bring us your relationship problems and the courage to be laughed at. Bring us your need to know that word, y’know the one, it’s on the tip of your tongue, what the fuck is that word, oh god oh god.
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    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2012
    Any other friendly Remake/Remodel type of thingys out there, #I'mjonesing
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    There'll be new R/R threads very soon. Just as soon as I finish cloning myself from that pimple I holepunched off my thigh (arse) and have more time.

    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012 edited
    #coming up with an alias

    I've been trying to come up with an alias for selling prints my art. I don't want to use my real name (which is common enough anyway). I was thinking of using my mother's maiden name as my last name, but that's too common (and links back to me), as does my first and middle name. So far the best I've come up with is "Renee Boda" and "Renee Ondine". I'm leaning towards "Renee Ondine", partially for the mythological reference (water spirit, and often water spirits are shape shifters), and partially because there isn't anyone named Renee Ondine showing up on google (there is a poem named Ondine by Renee Vivien, but I would think that shouldn't be a problem, especially since the poem was written in 1901).

    edit for grammar
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012

    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
    I second Renee Ondine.
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    Hiram Q. Parnassus. No! Wait! Renee Ondine!
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    Why don't you want to sell them under your name?
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    Better than calling yourself bubba :) - Thirding R. Ondine.
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012
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    Thanks for the votes of confidence. I've registered, and hopefully this coming week I'll figure out a web hosting service and start creating my website and everything. Damn. Which means, on to the next step...

    #web hosting

    Which company is the best for web hosting?
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2012

    I use A Small Orange hosting, and they've done pretty well by me so far. Reasonable fees, and they don't charge extra for things that cost them nothing (like extra email accounts, number of databases and the like). They also do domain registering and such, which allowed me to get off of GoDaddy.
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    I use Dreamhost, they're pretty damn good.
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2012

    Lots of choices out there, I've had my portfolio on Yahoo Small Business for like 10 or 12 years with out any issues.
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2012

    Hey guys, suffered Total Laptop Death last night. (If you want to diagnose, it's an Acer Aspire failing to load anything and making two quiet beeps; definitely some hard-drive clicking. Gonna rip it apart and wiggle stuff later, but I think it's gone.)

    I haven't paid attention to technical specs in a really long time (like, when a Pentium 3 was kind of a big deal), so what I need from you guys is specific suggestions of brands and models I should check out. My budget is about $700, max; preferably $400-500.

    Option 1: Custom Desktop + Tablet
    This is only going to work if I can score a $200-ish 10"+ tablet, for note-taking/bus-reading/etc, and then build a desktop for $300-400. I can get components pretty cheap, apparently, through my campus computer store, so I might go that way to custom-assemble something. Otherwise, I think because I'm short on time, I'll probably go ...

    Option 2: Laptop.
    I don't have any clue what's on the market out there, but preferably something large-ish but still light enough to be carted around. I don't even know what battery life is like these days, but anything's better than what I had. Who's even making good machines these days? HP, Dell, Toshiba?

    Needs: Not much. Don't really game. Heaviest processing is Adobe CS stuff, maybe some video rendering down the line. Don't need much more than 100gb internal, either. Mostly I want cheap, durable, dependable, NOT top-of-the-line.
    Sticking with Windows. I may even still have an unused copy of Vista in storage (don't mock! Any Windows OS I can roll back to functioning like 98 is just fine by me). Otherwise I'd maybe be willing to go the Linux route for a desktop.

    Uh, ask if you need more specific information. I was running a Vista machine with 2GB RAM and a 100GB hard drive and was pretty happy with it. Can't remember the processor/etc specs offhand but this thing cost me $600 five years ago, so I'm sure I could get something slightly better for $400 now. ... Right?
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012 edited

    You know, one of those pocket-sized, foldable gizmos which can do pretty much anything - like a hardcore Swiss Army knife.

    Just lost the majority of my admittedly pitiful toolbox after discovering a long-term leak in the closet where my hot water boiler lives. The box itself was filled with water (even the clip-lock plastic partition sections) and things which weren't rusted to ruination were covered in a delightful layer of black mold (yeah, I access that closet a lot), so most of it has been binned.

    So, while I gradually replace everything on an emergency "shit, I need a screwdriver/hacksaw/pair of pliers NOW!" basis, can anyone please recommend one of the above-named doohickeys which I can cluelessly fumble around with in the meantime?

    I don't need one Bear Grylls or Ray Mears carry around while trying to survive on the surface of the sun but, equally, I could do with a model which won't fall to bits the first time I try to use it.

  8.  (10882.17)
    #Multitool - I have an old Leatherman. It was left in my kit by the drummer of a band I was in years ago, when he died. I kept it for a while just out of sentimentality but then when I started working on film sets I found it invaluable.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012
    #Multitool - Second the Leatherman recommendation. They're extremely well made. I bought mine to use on sets too, but it comes in equally as useful around the house.

    When I first got one the blade reminded me a little of Deaths scythe from the Discworld books.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2012 edited

    I have a Leatherman Wave and it works perfectly for me. It's not as comfortable as using an actual screwdriver, but you can still do a lot of things. It's for those moments whan I need a screwdriver, or pliers but I don't want to go down three flights of stairs to the actual toolbox in the basement.

    I also have a bit kit so I can use it on unusual screws, like torx, and a leather sheath so I have it on my belt at all time. Just gotta remember to take it off when I take a plane.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
    #Multitool - I'd not bother with Swiss Army knives, as well made as they are they're pretty impractical for most of the things you'd actually want to do with them. They're more of a 'cool thing to own' than something you'd actually carry around.