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deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2005 at 11:12:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
gene or somebody mentioned some thing the other day that got me thnking. he said he wished he'd done more with his miniature implements. well a funny thing happened in my head: i wish i could drive one. not really of course, but maybe a cyber-type game or something. you know, a kinda hobby farm gathering place where we could boot to in the morning and find kelly tending the chickens and willy building something that already outgrew his shed. i like the feature where you know who else is online. so how big would the place hafta be, who runs it, what are the rules and how would it work?


Gerrit    Posted 01-01-2005 at 11:46:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, a forum system where you know who's oline is easy ( see the Shopbuilt forum.)
Combine it with a chatroom or so and you're getting closer to what you're thinking of..

Any other features you have in mind?

Setting it up wouldn't be to difficult I guess. Webspace is cheap as well.. so.. Let the ideas come :-)


GeneSC    Posted 01-01-2005 at 11:36:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wern't me, but that sounds 'cool, haf'ta get Gerrit
to twist the idea around in his head ( after hi gets
over his 'jetlag LOL)


Gerrit    Posted 01-01-2005 at 11:42:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Getting over the first jetlag ( I guess..) Now I gotta get rid of #2..

Will start thinking in the mean time.... slowly... I need more coffee!!! LOL


~Lenore    Posted 01-01-2005 at 20:00:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try melatonin at bed time, Gerrit.
I think it is the best thing to get your body back on its normal schedule.
It is a natural substance our bodies produce to help us sleep.
Just now and then our systems need a booster shot of it when we mess with our natural rythmn.


Clod    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:01:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have not been to the shop forum yet,But here is a project.I made a computer holder/desk out of 1 inch angle iron,I would have used 1 inch sqare tubing if we had enough here at present. I have made a bigger table type but one PC ..But,in the back room was only a monitor and laydown console so I built a holder for the monitor with angled shelf for the keyboard and mouse.Then the two legs go to the floor and turn a 90 degree for a stand.I have not built a holder for the console yet but it sets on the bottom.Ill move it up higher later. It is more sturdy than factory particle board types at less cost and more convienient to have in a small room.About 18 inches wide I think.<><> If you see the things in stores you might find this type a better idea in some cases.


deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:45:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
anytime you mix metal and computers, you're smack into grounding issues. even the workers at puter places hafta wear ground wires to protect the chips. that's one reason they use so much p board. biker buddy of mine carried a cow magnet on his boot. then if he didn't care for some info somebody had in the machine, he'd slip the magnet on the tower and leave. by morning the thing couldn't remember how to boot up.


Gerrit    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:05:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that's something for the shopbuilt board! Make a couple of pics and post it there! ( http://shopbuilt.gerrit.biz/phpBB2/index.php )

And, happy New Year to you, Clod!


Clod    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:23:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will do that Gerrit.I have not made it with good wood on the top or the offshoot from top that serves as the keyboard shelf. But I will get a picture this week to show for an example of one to improve upon.I always build prototypes. Then if I like that one.I get my young welder pals to build the next. I will see if the cheap Vivitar digital camera will take a picture in the dark junkroom.If it works I will try to shoot it to that shop for you guys to try an advanced version of square tubing.I bet this would be good for PC set ups in small apartments or college dorms.You can get behind the PC to wire it and it is more portable and wont unglue in wet weather. (I
will save that site again.Lost it the last time)I think the shop board idea is a good one..


Gerrit    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:29:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
The idea of the shopbuilt forum came from Grove r.. Fawteen picked it up and I'm just hosting it - credit goes to the two gentlemen mentioned above.
It would be nice to see you and your prototypes there!


Grove r    Posted 01-01-2005 at 12:41:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you Gerrit...the true genius behind the new forum, is your talent with 'puters and programing.....my donatiion was founded on the need for something like this, to pass on to others, the ideas formed, not only in the shop, but under the shade tree, too.....something akin to "Farm Show" magazine. I, personaly, have already benifitted from the efforts of others on site....thank you again, Gerrit and Fawteen for your time and patience.....R.E.L.


Clod    Posted 01-01-2005 at 16:46:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went and signed up.but not sen an e mail to say OK.


Gerrit    Posted 01-01-2005 at 18:08:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
You didn't get the activation email?
Don't worry; I just activated your account manually, so you're all set!


Clod    Posted 01-01-2005 at 19:46:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are such a swell guy.Thanks,The pics I took inside were not good.I will make a drawing tonight after this PC gets all its loadings.I might just post the dark picture for a trial.


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