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Jaguars!
Jul 31, 2012




How to survey a house site

1. Plot floor plan and calculate greater square
2. Drive to job
3. Find three traverse marks from older surveys, set up theodolite on one with best view of the job
4. Set bearing to the most distant mark, measure the other mark and check it matches to previous survey
5. Direct assistant to corner of the greater square, hammer in marker peg.
6. Measure to top of peg, correcting until the point of the measurement staff is within 5mm of correct location. Mark with a divot in the top of the peg, Write down and record measurement.
7. Repeat with other corners of the square
8. Drive in a marker stake in an out of the way place, measure to the top of the stake, subtract the floor height from the level of the top of the stake. Have your assistant put nails in the divots of the corner pegs and hammer in marker stakes while you do this.
9. Using a tape measure, measure down from the top of the stake to the floor height and make two pencil marks. rule a line between them.
10. Measure the level of the pencil mark and check that it matches the floor height.
11. Use a permanent marker to mark the line, draw a shankless arrow pointing down to the line, write the floor level above, and drive a nail halfway in so that the top side of it is aligned with the floor level.
12. Using the most distant corner peg, set the bearing to 000'00"
13. Record location of all new pegs, then measure back to the traverse mark you originally set the survey from.
14. Tape measure between corner pegs and compare to floor plan.
15. Check job order has been fulfilled while assistant checks all gear is back in the truck.
16. Back at the office, swing the second set of measurements into place and check that all measurements match the corners
17. Hand job over to boss for sign off.

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Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






List of Letters Used in English Orthography (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order
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LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



List of Letters Used in English Ornithology (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order
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Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






List of Letters Used in Anguished Ornithology (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order
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DigitalRaven
Oct 9, 2012

When I kill you with a motor-car, you should have the common decency to stay dead, you horrid little object




List of Letters Used in "English Ornithology" (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order
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Jon Joe
Oct 19, 2011

GUESS WHO'S LYING


Grimey Drawer

List of Letters Not Used in "English Ornithology" (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order
  • P

Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

I canne has csebuf?


List of Letters Not Currently In Our Ool, A State In Which We Would Like It To Remain:
  • P

Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

List of English letters that can safely be used in software version numbers without risk of confusion either by pronunciation similarity or visual similarity:

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Hippie Hedgehog
Feb 19, 2007

Ever cuddled a hedgehog?

List of English letters that can safely be used in software version numbers without risk of confusion either by pronunciation similarity or visual similarity by a native Swedish speaker:

  • A
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DigitalRaven
Oct 9, 2012

When I kill you with a motor-car, you should have the common decency to stay dead, you horrid little object




List of Letters Used in "List of Letters Used in "English Ornithology" (non-comprehensive), Presented in No Particular Order", Presented in No Particular Order
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Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

A partial list of songs with the word "letter" in them:

1. "The Letter" - The Box Tops
2. "Letter From Spain" - The Electric Light Orchestra
3. "Please Read the Letter" - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
4. "Take a Letter Maria" - R.B. Greaves
5. "Love Letters in the Sand" - Pat Boone
6. "Letter B" - The Beetles

Jaguars!
Jul 31, 2012




List of things that went wrong with Jaguars! latest survey, from most expected to least expected. (Ref previous post)

1. It rained
2. Dump truck parked on origin line of sight
3. Own vehicle parked on line of sight
4. Tree grown into line of sight
5. Nearby construction destroyed only traverse mark that could see down driveway
5. Boundary peg location on dilapidated fence railing under 1/2m of rubble
7. Knocked rain shroud off lens while flipping telescope (x3)
8. Stabbed self in forehead with tree branch
9. Parked own vehicle in the way again
10. Set bearing 180 out, like a loving noob
11. Assistant walked 200m to place a replacement mark, then realized he'd forgot the nail
12. Placed replacement traverse mark 20mm too far over, sightline blocked by fence
13. Split board while removing it from fence
14. Neighbour demanded to know which law we were using to work on a common driveway
15. Parked on top of dead rat at lunchtime
16. Got mild sunburn :/


Unorded list of token letters

-A
-W
-S
-T

JacquelineDempsey
Aug 6, 2008


List of places JD has lived since falling on some rough times in late 2018:

  • Unheated basement, Jan 2019 to June 2019
  • Camper van on a farm with crazy farm owners, July 2019 to October 2019
  • Shared house in sketchy neighborhood with nightly shootings and paranoid housemate, October 2019 to June 2020
  • My car and a storage unit, June 2020 to August 2020
  • Room at a motel populated by meth addicts, August 2020 to today


List of things that made JD cry upon finally getting her own place and signing a lease today:

  • Privacy
  • Not having to pee/poop in a bucket
  • If bathroom exists, not having to hold it in while crazy roommate takes 45 minute shits
  • A bathtub
  • A kitchen all my own, with sexy Whirlpool appliances so I can cook something beside frozen dinners
  • Beautiful hardwood floors, cabinets, ceiling fans, closets for days
  • I might be able to get a cat again
  • Not being homeless and having an actual mailing address

Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

I canne has csebuf?


List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene

DigitalRaven
Oct 9, 2012

When I kill you with a motor-car, you should have the common decency to stay dead, you horrid little object




List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene
  • DigitalRaven

Antivehicular
Dec 30, 2011

I wanna sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark and there is nobody driving
And something has got to give


List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene
  • DigitalRaven
  • Antivehicular

JacquelineDempsey
Aug 6, 2008


List of things JD can do now, which is making her cry a little again:

  • Set up a desk to make art again
  • Set up my music-making PC and gear, contribute more to Goon Music thread and my Bandcamp
  • Re-start my hot sauce business now that I have a kitchen
  • Make an herb garden with some window boxes
  • Rest easy knowing I can make lentil soup for New Year's
  • Make more lists, like Things I Need to Buy (trash cans, a Swiffer, and apparently tissues if I keep crying like this)

LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene
  • DigitalRaven
  • Antivehicular
  • LITERALLY A BIRD
  • LITERALLY A BIRD's birds, who may not have entirely understood the situation as expressed to them but were enthusiastic regardless

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

A list of singers I left off my previous list for some reason:

1. Christine McVie
2. Laura Cantrell

EasilyConfused
Nov 21, 2009


one strong toad

List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene
  • DigitalRaven
  • Antivehicular
  • LITERALLY A BIRD
  • LITERALLY A BIRD's birds, who may not have entirely understood the situation as expressed to them but were enthusiastic regardless
  • EasilyConfused

List of folks who just spent five minutes trying to remember how to make bulleted lists in BBcode:
  • EasilyConfused

Pigsfeet on Rye
Oct 22, 2008

I'm meat on the hoof



List with Names of the Tokugawa Shoguns

Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616), ruled 1603-1605.
Tokugawa Hidetada (1579-1632), ruled 1605-1623.
Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604-1651), ruled 1623-1651.
Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641-1680), ruled 1651-1680.
Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646-1709), ruled 1680-1709.
Tokugawa Ienobu (1662-1709), ruled 1709-1712.
Tokugawa Ietsugu (1709-1716), ruled 1713-1716.
Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684-1751), ruled 1716-1745.
Tokugawa Ieshige (1711-1761), ruled 1745-1760.
Tokugawa Ieharu (1737-1786), ruled 1760-1786.
Tokugawa Ienari (1773-1841), ruled 1787-1837.
Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793-1858), ruled 1837-1853.
Tokugawa Iesada (1824-1858), ruled 1853-1858.
Tokugawa Iemochi (1846-1866), ruled 1858-1866.
Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837-1913), ruled 1867-1868.

The Sengoku period in Japan was actually pretty intense, well worth reading about, it really ended in 1615 under Tokugawa Hidetada.

Deep Glove Bruno
Sep 4, 2015

Feel the glove!


My Favorite Lists

- The list I've been keeping since I was 14, of "band names" aka nonsense phrases I like, 8800+ items
- The list of movies I've watched since January 1st 2018, 196 items
- The list of bewildered legal review comments on the script of a comedy show I was working on that was written by the Rubberbandits of "Horse Outside" fame almost entirely in made-up Limerick slang, ? items (incomplete)
- The list of 45s I own, 150+ items

Sanford
Jun 30, 2007

...and rarely post!



List of species of giant millipede I currently own along with quantities and common names where known.

2 x Mardonius parilis acuticonis Cameroon Matt Black Millipede
3 x Anadenobolus monilicornis Yellow-Banded or Bumblebee Millipede
3 x Trigoniulus corallinus Common Asian or Rusty Millipede
5 x Telodeinopus aouti Giant Olive Millipede
3 x Spirostreptus gregorius [common name unknown]
6 x Chicobolus spinigerus Ivory Millipede
4 x Spirotreptida sp. Sulawesi Clown Millipede
1 x Spirotreptida sp. Sulawesi Sunset Millipede
2 x Spirotreptida sp. Java Purple Banded Millipede
2 x Pelmatojulus excisus Giant Fire Millipede
3 x Ophistreptus guineensis Giant Chocolate Millipede
2 x Spirogreptida sp. Hornet Millipede
5 x Centrobolus splendidus Red Fire Millipede
1 x Orthroporus ornatus Golden Desert Millipede
1 x Orthroporus ornatus Chocolate Desert Millipede

Ass-penny
Jan 18, 2008



List of folks happy to hear the good news (This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it):
  • Captain Hygiene
  • DigitalRaven
  • Antivehicular
  • LITERALLY A BIRD
  • LITERALLY A BIRD's birds, who may not have entirely understood the situation as expressed to them but were enthusiastic regardless
  • EasilyConfused
  • rear end-penny

Sanford
Jun 30, 2007

...and rarely post!



List of episodes in series 6b of BBC comedy Plotting Out
This series is only known by fragmentary evidence from a damaged BBC archive made up of release notes provided to the TV listing magazine Radio Times. It is largely agreed that this series was never broadcast, especially as some suggested events do not fit into the broader continuity. It remains unclear if post-production or indeed even filming was completed, and along with a number of other episodes known never to have made it past the script stage this series is known amongst fans as the failed harvest. The longer than normal period between series 5 and 6 supports the theory that series 6b was filmed but the tapes destroyed or lost before broadcast.

1. Turkish Delight A long-forgotten holiday romance catches up with Les when a young Arabic woman [fragment ends].

2. Barren Rob and Sally camp out on the moors while Terry and his wife receive some heart-breaking news.

3. ABBA fan The annual allotment singalong causes the compost heap to slip dangerously.

4. Asylum Terry is sectioned after he claims to have seen a Somali man asking for help on the allotment.

5. Grass Rob and Sally decide to spruce up the paths, while Terrys big mouth gets him in trouble with some old prison friends.

6. Poppy Tempers flare when Les and Terry strike a deal with an Afghan warlord to provide an out-of-season crop for Remembrance Sunday.

7. Ring Rob has a surprise in store for Sally, and tempers flare when Terrys piles burst.

8. Spitfire The Royal British Legion are called in after Rob makes an unsettling discovery while digging a new potato patch.

9. Refugees The Somali asylum seeker is found hiding in Robs shed, and Terrys wife finally leaves him for good after he punches her in the face.

10. Xmas Special Iced
Rob and his family arrive at the allotment to find all the water butts frozen, while Terry is shot dead by a mafia hitman.

Trivia: In 1994 the British Plotting Out Fan Club The Heavy Plotters offered a 3000 reward (2020 equiv: 5,100/$6,750) for any information about series 6b, hoping to attract the attention of a former BBC staff member. Unfortunately no-one came forward and the money went unclaimed.

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Cable Guy
Jul 18, 2005

I don't expect any trouble, but we'll be handing these out later...





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Unkempt
May 24, 2003

Sexual Air Supply




Sanford posted:


3. ABBA fan The annual allotment singalong causes the compost heap to slip dangerously.


List of magnificent bastards:

- you

Edgar Allen Ho
Apr 3, 2017


Quoth James Cameron,

"Nevermore"



The major games of throne houses in order of which Id want to sit on the iron throne:

Tyrell
Martell
Lannister
Tully
Stark
Arryn
Baratheon
Targaryen
Greyjoy

Edgar Allen Ho has a new favorite as of 01:38 on Dec 16, 2020

LITERALLY A BIRD
Sep 27, 2008

I knew you were trouble
when you flew in



Names of my Local Crows, in order of original appearance:
  1. Hmmrrrggggrrr (or H)
  2. Mrrrgggrrrr (or M)
  3. Afterhmmrrrggggrrr (or AH)
  4. Newfriend (just Newfriend)

Foods accepted by H, M, AH, and Newfriend, in order of apparent enthusiasm:
  1. Sweet potato fries
  2. Peanut butter oatmeal bar
  3. Apple cereal bar
  4. Fig cereal bar
  5. Mixed berry cereal bar
  6. Cornbread fritters
  7. Hawaiian roll
  8. Poppyseed muffin

Foods declined:
  • Animal crackers
  • Low fat popcorn

tight aspirations
Jul 13, 2009



UK Corvid tier list (in order of birds I saw today, subordered by how much they like peanuts)

- Carrion Crow
- Magpie
- Jay
- Jackdaw

Sally
Jan 9, 2007


Don't post Small Dash!


Top 10 Mortal Kombat Characters
  1. Liu Kang
  2. Kano
  3. Scorpion
  4. Sub Zero
  5. Sonya Blade
  6. Cassie Cage
  7. Johnny Cage
  8. Shang Tsung
  9. Shao Khan
  10. Kung Lao

Deep Glove Bruno
Sep 4, 2015

Feel the glove!


Projects I haven't followed through on:

- Make and distribute "Beat up Suggs from Madness" brainwashing video
- Multi-movie suspense franchise about having to fill out forms really fast, like the clock is ticking and you have to remember your last 5 residential addresses or else you have to go to the back to the line again
- Novelty campaign for president wherein my platform rests entirely on promising that every apartment building will have a cool guy named "Big Mike" living there who has tools, knows how to fix the washing machines, etc.
- Petition Trump to pardon Big Lurch "just to make everyone mad"
- Reverse engineer the legendary Leslie Nielsen fart machine (entirely mechanical, no electrics)
- A long running podcast with one topic: talking poo poo about Egyptian Lover
- Get so into vintage poo poo I accidentally become an 1800s style opium addict
- Rope swing down into 30 foot deep old growth poison oak gully
- Investigative article on the 60 year conspiracy to convince British people to take vacations in Florida
- Track down the Hostess Fruit Pie Pimp
- Rebuild Mir Space Station on blocks in my backyard
- Eat blintzes till I fuckin' die

Mister Kingdom
Dec 14, 2005

And the tears that fall
On the city wall
Will fade away
With the rays of morning light

A list of some of my favorite 80s albums grouped by year:

1980
Love Stinks - The J Geils Band
Duke - Genesis
Glass Houses - Billy Joel

1981
Time - The Electric Light Orchestra
Beauty and the Beat - The Go-Go's
Re-ac-tor - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Abacab - Genesis

1982
Hello, I Must Be Going... - Phil Collins
Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
Three Sides Live - Genesis
Trans - Neil Young
Night and Day - Joe Jackson

1983
Secret Messages - The Electric Light Orchestra
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper

1984
Christine McVie - Christine McVie
Voices in the Sky - The Moody Blues
Smell the Glove - Spinal Tap

1985
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
No Jacket Required - Phil Collins

1986
Invisible Touch - Genesis
Out of the Blue - Debbie Gibson
Balance of Power - The Electric Light Orchestra

1987
Introducing the Hard Line According to Terrence Trent D'Arby - Terrence Trent D'Arby
Cloud Nine - George Harrison
Big Generator - Yes
Too Late to Cry - Alison Krauss

1988
Have You Seen Me Lately? - Sam Kinison
Volume One - The Traveling Wilburys

1989
The Sensual World - Kate Bush
Two Highways - Alison Krauss
Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty

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JacquelineDempsey
Aug 6, 2008


List of things that sucked today:
1. Driver's side car door broken; having to crawl in/out thru passenger side

2. Wore white T-shirt to work and had to make 5 gallons of strawberry jam

3. Just knocked my bong over so my attic and I smell nasty, and I lost a whole freshly packed bowl o' weed

4. Sally didn't include Raiden in their list of best MK characters

List of things that rocked today:

1. No one can steal my car (easily) now

2. I needed to downsize my T collection anyways

3. I have clean, fresh bongwater

4. Sally's the only one that I'm aware of that took on my mod vs mod shitposting PYF holiday challenge, and I'm chuffed

Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






Days Remaining in 2020:
  • 30th December
  • 31st December
  • 29th December (partial)

Captain Hygiene
Sep 17, 2007

I canne has csebuf?


Squizzle posted:

Days Remaining in 2020:
  • 30th December
  • 31st December
  • 29th December (partial)

  • 32nd December
  • 33rd December
  • 34th December
  • 35th December
    [cont.]

Squizzle
Apr 24, 2008






Pulp Avatars Distributed in 2020, No Longer in Use at Time of Posting




















Pastry of the Year
Apr 12, 2013



List of sound effects used in Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies (2004), according to the Sound Effects Wiki:

◆ Hollywoodedge, Fart 4 Very Short High PE139201
◆ Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING

(Note: this list may be incomplete at the time of this writing.)

Sanford
Jun 30, 2007

...and rarely post!



List of Covid-19 lockdown rule breaches I have seen from my office window today and if anyone challenged them.

1) Ivan came and stood in the door with no mask while the coal people were delivering his coal. The coal woman asked him to go back inside.
2) Builder Dave talked to a young woman with a pram for 20 minutes. They started off ~2m apart but ended up less than half that.
3) The big woman who swears at her kids put some rubbish into my dustbin, and then lit a cigarette. My bin is not sanitary.
4) Next-Door Dave had a visitor who said Ill not get out because of the virus! so he went and leaned in her car window for a chat instead.
5) Mr Chun at the Chinese takeaway coughed violently into his hand, and then continued sorting the new menus into piles.
6) Mad Dave ran after the postman shouting Eyup! This int for us! The postman made him back up and leave the erroneously delivered letter on a hedge rather than handing it over directly.
7) Ivan is currently complaining to Builder Dave, his neighbour, about the coal woman making a fuss about masks. They are standing less than two feet apart, and almost yelling into each others faces.

Edit: List of people who are really bored and hate their job

1) Me
2) Almost everyone else

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gleebster
Dec 16, 2006

Only a howler

Pillbug

Sanford posted:

List of Covid-19 lockdown rule breaches I have seen from my office window today and if anyone challenged them.

1) Ivan came and stood in the door with no mask while the coal people were delivering his coal. The coal woman asked him to go back inside.
2) Builder Dave talked to a young woman with a pram for 20 minutes. They started off ~2m apart but ended up less than half that.
3) The big woman who swears at her kids put some rubbish into my dustbin, and then lit a cigarette. My bin is not sanitary.
4) Next-Door Dave had a visitor who said Ill not get out because of the virus! so he went and leaned in her car window for a chat instead.
5) Mr Chun at the Chinese takeaway coughed violently into his hand, and then continued sorting the new menus into piles.
6) Mad Dave ran after the postman shouting Eyup! This int for us! The postman made him back up and leave the erroneously delivered letter on a hedge rather than handing it over directly.
7) Ivan is currently complaining to Builder Dave, his neighbour, about the coal woman making a fuss about masks. They are standing less than two feet apart, and almost yelling into each others faces.

Edit: List of people who are really bored and hate their job

1) Me
2) Almost everyone else

A list of sensible people:
1. The coal woman.

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