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The rules...not that we are too worried
« on: March 24, 2020, 03:09:36 AM »
Hi folks,

This is just an informal group build of sorts.  The idea is to simply provide a place you can show any builds you do (physical models or otherwise) whilst dealing with the current COVID-19 Pandemic, be that in forced lockdown, self-isolation or other wise.  No rules otherwise...

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 08:36:37 AM »
Working from home but too busy to do anything but work  :(

There are backlogs on top of backlogs of stuff that no one has had the time to clear for over two years and now poor dumb me is at home with access to the appropriate systems I'm backlog clearing.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 12:48:33 PM by Volkodav »

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 11:32:41 AM »
Sounds like job security!

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:46:12 PM »
There are backlogs on top of backlogs of stuff that no one has had the time to clear for over two years and now poor dumb me is at home with access to the appropriate systems I'm backlog clearing.
There is a certain serentiy in finally finding the "round tuits".

All those small maintenance tasks will be done in a bit and then there will be time for modelling.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 01:32:01 AM »
Yeah,  I and my team are all working from home right now but that doesn't free up any time for hobbies.
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 01:49:24 AM »
"no rules otherwise" is perfect for me :)

 

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 08:50:16 AM »
I'm now urgently trying to find if two particular mods have been fitted to two particular platforms, may be useful information if I'm ever modelling either, so I had better get on to it.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 11:54:07 AM »
"no rules otherwise" is perfect for me :)

Works for me too!  :smiley: ;D
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 01:47:13 AM »
I would also like to re-assure members that the forum will remain open despite the COVID-19 situation.  We need to keep one small area of sanity (or is that insanity) open for members in these difficult times.  Forum hosting has been prepaid for many years ahead until the end of time (and even then a 2wk extension request will probably be made by someone...). ;)
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2020, 06:36:47 AM »
I'm kind of fuzzy on the whole sanity/insanity distinction...but I will try taking the computer out to the shed a little more often...

I've been working from home since the start of the week - our little burg is not yet on 'stay at home' status, Austin, where I work ( about 60 km west of here. ) has been on lockdown since Thursday last. I don't miss the round trip every day, but working at home, and establishing a routine
is taking a bit of getting used to...

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:12 AM »
I've worked from home for around 18 years when I went self employed doing drafting. I have to admit, the first year or so was difficult to get accustom too (getting the routine down pat), but then it became second nature. Since the energy industries collapse around our parts though, I was more or less forced into retirement proper --- my intension was to part-retire/work. Fortunately, if we were to get quarantined/self-isolated, having a 5 acre acreage where the nearest neighbours are a mile away, there's plenty to keep me occupied around it.
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2020, 01:45:15 AM »
I actually get more done working from home as I have less meetings and those that I do have a more efficient.
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2020, 02:16:42 AM »
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2020, 03:07:33 AM »
There is a certain serentiy in finally finding the "round tuits".

Found one!

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2020, 03:14:26 AM »
 ;D
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2020, 03:17:55 AM »
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2020, 04:02:16 AM »
Inspiration for special kinds of builds:

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2020, 08:06:52 AM »
Hmm, the imagination boggles at the idea of a similarly equipped Chinese AN-2 spraying over a city.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2020, 12:57:30 PM »
As a diagnosed high functioning autistic person I am actually quite comfortable with the social distancing, in fact I found I am quite enjoying people not crowding me and bumping into me. It also amazes me how many things that make my life and my sons life (also on the spectrum), that were not possible only a month ago, are now becoming common place, i.e. working and studying remotely.

Arranged quotes on a proper home office and about to checkout buying an automatic coffee machine.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2020, 11:03:27 PM »
I've just been put on two months furlough at 80% salary,  suits me, I gave my three months notice of retirement on Friday    ha ha !    ;D ;D ;D

Yes I am going to join the legion of boring old farts soon  ??? ::)

Got a  idea for something topical for this one. Watch this space......



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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2020, 01:33:30 AM »
It also amazes me how many things ... that were not possible only a month ago, are now becoming common place, i.e. working and studying remotely.

Indeed.  One of the hopefully positive things to come out of this is that people realise that somethings that weren't possible in the past actually are possible.
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2020, 06:31:38 AM »
P.S.  BIG SHOUT OUT to all the medical people they are doing a fantastic job in these frightening times   :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
Indeed!!  The same to all the folks keeping things running in grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, et al.  And twice that to the truckers and other transportation workers keeping vital goods moving.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2020, 11:13:47 AM »
It also amazes me how many things ... that were not possible only a month ago, are now becoming common place, i.e. working and studying remotely.

Indeed.  One of the hopefully positive things to come out of this is that people realise that somethings that weren't possible in the past actually are possible.

Found Im actually far more productive at home. I feel obligated to get as much or more done than in the office to prove I'm not bludging, but unlike in the office, if I feel tired  / fatigued, I get up and go for a walk in the garden, make a coffee, one day I even had a lunch time nap.  I'm working in productive bursts of a couple of hours bashing through work before taking a break, actually getting far more done.

If I need to do something non work, I just do it and make up time by completing a task after hours.  This is so much better.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2020, 11:46:37 AM »
Nobody looking over your shoulder every 5 minutes either!

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2020, 01:53:17 AM »
I think you'd have something 'novel' for a GB   ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2020, 02:37:20 AM »
I think you'd have something 'novel' for a GB   ;D ;D ;D

You're lucky we are willing to keep people inside for health reasons otherwise you would be shown the door for that one...
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« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2020, 09:00:49 AM »
P.S.  BIG SHOUT OUT to all the medical people they are doing a fantastic job in these frightening times   :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:
Indeed!!  The same to all the folks keeping things running in grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, et al.  And twice that to the truckers and other transportation workers keeping vital goods moving.

Agree absolutely !

Would also add bin men to that list

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2020, 04:02:08 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2020, 05:36:27 AM »
Scale Hobbyist had to shut down orders until Monday, just to keep up with the orders placed. So at least online hobby stores are doing well, not just Amazon.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2020, 04:09:09 AM »
Cool shirt for these times:

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2020, 03:45:56 AM »
Something amusing for those of us regularly videoconferencing:  https://saabgroup.com/media/stories/stories-listing/2020-05/saabify-your-home-office/
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2020, 05:34:54 PM »
Something amusing for those of us regularly videoconferencing:  https://saabgroup.com/media/stories/stories-listing/2020-05/saabify-your-home-office/

The fun starts when you are both working from home and have video conferences at the same time, doesn't matter what back drop you have when you have two meetings in your living room.  I usually forget the video part and make a beeline to the bedroom and close the door.

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2020, 04:24:46 AM »
One doing the rounds at the moment:

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2020, 03:15:00 AM »
A little humour...

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2020, 03:53:49 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: July 03, 2020, 02:57:19 AM »
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2020, 08:06:27 PM »


 :-[
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2020, 03:24:43 AM »
Only in Australia:

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2020, 09:22:40 PM »
Id want to be a lot further than that from an adult Cassowary

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2020, 01:36:17 AM »
Id want to be a lot further than that from an adult Cassowary

Yep.  Being that close, I think COVID-19 would be the least of you worries.
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« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2020, 06:11:46 PM »
My son called them dinosaur birds for years and loved seeing them at the zoo

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« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2020, 06:14:15 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2020, 03:13:16 AM »
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2020, 08:30:17 PM »
I cant breath and I am actually crying I laughed so much at that, i have shared it with all my Victorian relatives.

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« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2020, 03:19:13 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2020, 03:20:14 AM »
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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2020, 04:00:35 AM »
I understand the raccoon has been proposed as the official mascot of 2020, he already has a mask and he already washes his paws a lot.

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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2020, 03:00:19 AM »
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« Reply #50 on: September 19, 2020, 03:00:48 AM »
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« Reply #51 on: September 19, 2020, 06:18:35 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh I gotta try that one !

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Re: The rules...not that we are too worried
« Reply #52 on: September 19, 2020, 12:22:17 PM »
And as for the chest X-ray: "Get it up, get it out, it'll do ya good!"  ;)
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« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2020, 03:08:23 AM »
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