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Old 02-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #81
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We had to come up with a special diffuser on the satellite to allow us to look through that stuff.

The rusty nail heads were another problem...
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:05 AM   #82
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I know this is boring, but for the sake of closure: Last night I played a 2.5 hour gig using this chair,
which supports my back, and had no pain or discomfort whatsoever. This is a big deal for me, because the problem with screwing up my #1 retirement activity.

Now, for you puzzle buffs, can you identify the black metal thing that goes under the amp and angles it up?
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I know this is boring, but for the sake of closure: Last night I played a 2.5 hour gig using this chair,
which supports my back, and had no pain or discomfort whatsoever. This is a big deal for me, because the problem with screwing up my #1 retirement activity.

Now, for you puzzle buffs, can you identify the black metal thing that goes under the amp and angles it up?
LP holder?
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:59 PM   #84
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No, but you're on the right track. Something that people used in the late 70's and early 80's but which is now obsolete. Computer related. Got it free at a garage sale.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:18 PM   #85
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No, but you're on the right track. Something that people used in the late 70's and early 80's but which is now obsolete. Computer related. Got it free at a garage sale.
Tractor-feed printer stand... I have a plastic version on our computer desk.
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Ding ding ding.

Are you staying that you use a printer that takes tractor-feed paper??
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Today I was starting on making a piano bench that would have an adjustable tilt. I was going to use the legs from my existing bench, and I suddenly realized that if I turned the bench 90 degrees, and let one leg be longer than the other, I'd be all set. I'll try it on the next gig.

Hey T-Al, glad to see good ole yankee ingenuity scores another one.
Now you have a 'super-wedge' to help you get thru the gig.
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And from what I can see, a pretty nice view out that window, too!
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Are you staying that you use a printer that takes tractor-feed paper??
Gosh, don't tell me that you guys have all thrown out your right-angle 36-pin Centronix printer cables?!!

No, we haven't had a tractor-feed printer for a few years, but that 1987 printer stand has been a great way to store scrap paper underneath. Today it holds the Mac Mini above the DSL modem...
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Helps improve the air flow so that it doesnt catch fire.
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Knew someone would point that out. Looks bad, doesn't it? The hole was just there for the last project that that piece of wood was used for.
i thought it was for roids... - like the inflatable donuts people use after they get those suckers lazered off!
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Just finished reading this thread - all very interesting, even the toilet humor Myth busters did a program on a similar story with airplane toilets, and they fabricated a very large latex bottom, but try as they might they couldn't develop enough of a partial vacuum, as the airplane toilets have vents below the rim.

I noticed murg mentioning how he gets his back to "release". I had lower back surgery 18 years back so now am very careful, and do yoga & pilates from time to time along with various other back exercises. DW always thinks I'm deformed or something because at times when I have a stiff back I can lay on my back, pull my knees to my chest and then lay them down to the floor on one side while stretching my trunk in the opposite direction and she can hear the "clunks and thungs" as my back releases. I have no idea what is going on but it sure feels great immediately afterwards.
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I don't know about most here.
But, when I experience lower back pain, I visit the Chiropractor.
After having been in numerous accidents in my youth (at least 12), I found immense relief after just a single visit about every 6-8 months.
And, I use Advil for pain relief (i.e. muscle soreness, or soreness from cold/swelling ... early stages of arthritis for years now).
I guess I shouldn't have been jumping off my parent's roof for fun when I was a kid. Yes, I am an idiot, since the roof was about 14 feet high and 4 feet away from the house is an embankment dropping down about 4 feet, and I would do this just to show the other kids I could.
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Jeez Louise. You dont need a chiropractor, you need a michelin man suit!
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Jeez Louise. You dont need a chiropractor, you need a michelin man suit!
... or more professional help
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Hmm. The bubble wrap is IN THEORY for energy conservation.. in REALITY? To mask pantless keyboard action.




[oh man, arrived quite late in the game. Who know this would be such an active thread? Congrats, al, for having captured the zeitgiest!!!]* Back problems: yoga can help, I think. YMMV.
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Jeez Louise. You dont need a chiropractor, you need a michelin man suit!
One might think so. But I evidently know how to take a hit fairly well.
I don't know too many mid-40s people that can kneel down and subsequently stand up with 3 kids (that weigh about 45lbs) each on their back, and then proceed to run around the house (or outside).
Who says I'm .
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Ah hah. We're both in the stage where we're considered an amusement park ride. Excellent.

A few more years and we'll have arrived at the chauffeur stage.

Soon after that we'll be senseless morons...
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