What's Your New Shiny?


#664

I carry a mix in my telco bag. I have had several times when a long-tipped phillips was extremely handy, so I keep one in my bag… It’s named “lucky” as I’ve had to keep it hidden several times. It’s long enough to be useful for attacking cable management/spool-holding ‘mushrooms’ to a telco room wall and such.


#665

I “inherited” a long Phillips when I got to this job. The handle is a fat, teardrop-shaped rubber ball, hefty enough to use as a hammer, and the whole thing is about a foot long.

I use it when I need to put up wall anchors, among other things. Drill into the drywall with the tip (Thump, twist, thump, twist, thump, twist), then use the handle as a hammer to sink the anchor, then use the tip again to drive in the screw.


#666

It may not be very shiny, but it’s the best thing I’ve received for a few years :joy:


#667

Damnit I forgot to bring my P45 in to my new job. Again. Ugh. This is so not good.


#668

I’ve been looking around for one of these, but can’t seem to find it anywhere.


#669

Ha! An iPlug for iHoles!
Really good bottom tone reproduction!


#670

So Bob, when did you start listening to DubStep… Bob? And why are you smiling all the time?


#671

Drop the bass.
I’m all about it.


#672

http://www.commitstrip.com/en/2016/10/14/good-old-adminpassword/

I’ll just leave it here.


#673

I finally pulled the trigger and replaced my aging Samsung Galaxy S4 with a brand new HTC 10. It’s awesome not having to recharge my phone twice a day. The bigger screen and better sound is pretty cool too.


#674

A spiffing new 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R, to replace my gracefully-ageing Mitsubishi Magna sedan that I’ve had for nearly 13 years.

This is the first brand new car that I have ever owned - my wife bought her Corolla brand new nearly 15 years ago (which we still have), so it’s pretty exciting for us.


#675

We are about to do the same…our phones are starting to have flashing seizures and won’t always take a charge. But I’m just so cheap, and phones are so expensive…


#676

Does the Outback fit in your garage? The photo implies that it does not…


#677

Doesn’t look like the garage fits in the garage, that’s a small opening. But it’s up a slope.


#678

Aspect ratio makes it look funny. It’ll fit. His appear to be the same size as my garage doors, and I used to park my Windstar in the garage. I could get my F-150 through the door, but don’t know that the length would allow the door to close. (Garage is too packed full of stuff to even try it, though.)


#679

This guy wins. :slight_smile:

That photo was taken before it had ever gone into the garage - but we knew it would fit as my outgoing car was slightly wider, and the previous owner of the house had a van that fit nicely so the height wasn’t going to be an issue either.


#680

Never thought I’d see this day


#681

I got a FitBit Blaze!

I was looking for a new watch, and I’m a lazy slug, so tada!

I don’t walk much when I work from home, everything is too close. I need to find a way to get around that. That doesn’t involve getting away from my PC for half an hour at a time.


#682

Groovy, congrats! That’s the one I wanted when I got my ChargeHR, but the Blaze wasn’t out yet.

My brother-in-law built a jig on my sister’s treadmill that she can set her work laptop in and work while she’s walking. Using a mouse doesn’t work well, but typing and working the touchpad are no problem.


#683

In late 1994 I bought myself a NordicTrack skier and decided to motivate myself to use it by setting it up such that I could use my PC while on it… Mouse/trackball was an issue but I figured I could get around using keyboard shortcuts.

Ultimately I built myself a split keyboard with half on each grip. It was awkward as all get out but with some velcro strapping to keep them on my arms I could still ‘ski’ and type simultaneously.

Looking back, I wonder how I managed not to kill myself on it, but for what I wanted, I managed to make it work. I’ll have to see if I have any pictures of the Frankensteined device still around.