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carbman last won the day on November 26 2018

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  1. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I read somewhere that English is a Germanic language, which should make it easier for English speaking people to learn it. However, I just can't get over then Germans' love for impossibly long words.
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    The suiting thread

    I don't suppose you could divulge the details of said encounter? I tried googling him - nothing of note, so far (what did I expect? he's 21). One (1) Youtube subscriber. An IIUM graduate with a degree in human sciences. Ho-hum.
  3. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I understand the need to 'protect' customers from themselves, or at least from their (lack of) pressing skills. However, I am intrigued with this skill, especially the aspect of somewhat 'shaping' the garment (shrinking and expanding cloth at will), and feel it a shame to not be able to do it myself.
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    Google calendar sounds like it'll be able to help.
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    Most smartwatches look like toys. And they're relatively fragile. And can become obsolete. Imagine that - an obsolete watch. But what really gets me is the need to charge them. Either that, or a manual planner.
  6. carbman

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    smartwatch? smartphone?
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    If your tailor can't call you fat, then I don't know who can. Of all the people one interacts with, one's tailor and physician, in that order, are the only two that have a valid, necessary reason to honestly comment's on one's figure. Asshole clients need to, no, must be fired. The interaction between service provider and service recipient should be one of mutual respect, whatever the industry.
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    I was anticipating this, until I scrolled down and saw that they read my mind. By 'alarming', do you mean inappropriate for business, or eccentric?
  9. carbman

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    Procure big plastic pots from ACE Hardware. Fill 'em with soil from Lazada (saves having to haul it up yourself). Or you could go Lazada all the way.
  10. carbman

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    On the topic of your bamboo plant, I just realised one thing (I do a lot of thinking while on my bike; there's no other form of entertainment). By the time your bamboo's foliage becomes satisfactory, it will also have a high risk of toppling over. Get a bigger pot (that, too may not prevent toppling over in the worst of storms).
  11. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Isn't the video editors' market vulnerable to be 'spoiled' by new entrants into the field, offering cheaper services due to less experience, just like still photography? I don't know the answer, but one difference is that video editors usually just edit and have little to no influence on the material they're editing, whereas photographers usually control the content as well as the editing process. I've noticed that on Youtube at least, the size of the production house is somewhat proportional to the frequency of publication. Take Linus Tech Tips, for instance. They release tech videos almost daily, and it's almost a factory in there. There are presenters, tech testers and reviewers, video editors and scriptwriters. Contrast this with a YT channel called Oversimplified. They release videos only once every few months, there's only one presenter, and the material seems like it can be done by a one-man team.
  12. carbman

    The suiting thread

    What's in the wooden box at the base of the stairs? A sewing machine? Form factor reminds me of the bone densitometer in "The Pursuit of Happiness".
  13. carbman

    The suiting thread

    Now we can stalk your home
  14. carbman

    The suiting thread

    I think I'll have a go at DIY-ing a hardwax finish on mine. Man....that grain!
  15. carbman

    The suiting thread

    How's the feel of the hardwax finish of the table? Is it at all oily? I have an unfinished oak table top that I've been regularly oiling, but is high maintenance as the surface dries out after a few months.
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