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 Post subject: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:05 
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So I’m stuck at home for god knows how long. I’m taking this opportunity to learn how to code using http://www.freecodecamp.org.

I’m going to use this knowledge to build a simple website for my freelance editing and proofreading business.

Once I’ve done this I will try to grow that business because I’m not sure if I’ll be able to go back to working outdoors for the foreseeable future.

I’m also going to keep working at web development and hopefully gain the knowledge and skills to be able to pivot into that as a vocation one day.

What are you guys doing or planning to do that you never thought you’d have time for?

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:13 
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Good plan.

I haven't sewn anything (other than fixing my backpack strap) for well over a year now, time to finish that linen jacket for the summer! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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I'm trying to use the commute time that I am no longer doing to either fix up all the small things in the house that need doing, or put some extra time into my (very badly neglected ) banjo playing.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:25 
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Gaz and I should probably use the opportunity to work on the taekwon-do related project we thought up, although motivation is lacking somewhat at the minute :S

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:31 
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"Hey Gaz, come over here, I want to hit you."

"Is this a taekwon-do thing?"

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:40 
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We're doing the morning workout with Joe Wicks on YouTube... Day one and it's almost killed me but I can see myself feeling better for it.

Other than that, I've got the girls off school so doing anything that I want to do is a stretch. I've still got work to do but that's slowed right down.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:40 
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Great idea!

I plan to learn how to maintain and fix my bicycle. I'm utterly useless at that sort of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:42 
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Findus Fop wrote:
Great idea!

I plan to learn how to maintain and fix my bicycle. I'm utterly useless at that sort of thing.


Pedals screw in backwards....

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:03 
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Only on the left.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 
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I am using the opportunity to decorate.

also hit the indoor training on the bike...

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 14:15 
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markg wrote:
Only on the left.

Yeah, that's the crip side


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 14:42 
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krazywookie wrote:
markg wrote:
Only on the left.

Yeah, that's the crip side


Is the other one the blood side?

Eastside, represent! (I have no idea which side is which, 50/50 guess)

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 15:45 
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flis wrote:
krazywookie wrote:
markg wrote:
Only on the left.

Yeah, that's the crip side


Is the other one the blood side?

Eastside, represent! (I have no idea which side is which, 50/50 guess)

Further to this:

Threaded parts adhere to this super simple, easy to remember rule:

Lefty loosy
Righty tighty
Only when viewed from the side of the live part and using the top of the part as a reference.
Left hand pedal righty loosy, lefty tighty.
Right hand pedal righty tighty, lefty loosy.
Left hand bottom bracket shell loosy lefty, tighty righty
Right hand bottom bracket shell clockwisey loosy, counterclockwisey firmy.
And the writing in the tyre side wall should line up with the valve UNLESS IT LOOKS BETTER SOMEWHERE ELSE, in which case aesthetics takes precedence.

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 16:46 
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I EXTREME cleaned Mrs Zs RAV4. Back seats were removed from moving furniture so while it was empty I cleaned it all out including removal of DVD based satnav system under passenger seat, and factory fitted nokia phone holder on centre console. Even cleaned top of the engine bay including a respray of the tatty bolts holding down the intercooler cover. Washed and spray waxed the outside and did the tyre dressing too, looks good!

Painting miniatures.

Going to prep some silk screens too.

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 22:24 
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Yesterday, I finally got around to fitting new handles on an old chest of drawers. Then I went full-on Martin Bryce, and sorted all our little "button"-type batteries into compartments of a little plastic box.

Then I did this, which is another reason why I'm going to hell.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 23:26 
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It's certainly going to be easier to cut back on the booze.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:32 
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I've been meaning to set up a veggie patch, so that's something to aim for, as well as some general DIY.

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:32 
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Day two of doing the morning workout with Joe Wick.

I feel so much better for it.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 
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TheVision wrote:
Day two of doing the morning workout with Joe Wick.

I feel so much better for it.

He's a prick and my knees hurt


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:59 
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DavPaz wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Day two of doing the morning workout with Joe Wick.

I feel so much better for it.

He's a prick and my knees hurt


I knew nothing about the guy until yesterday but yes, my knees also hurt.

I do feel much better for doing the workout although, I might think differently by the end of the week.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:35 
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Day three of PE with Joe Wick... I can barely type this.

Good grief I'm unfit.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:39 
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Same. You know on Aerobics Oz Style that used to be on in the late 90s, there'd be one spod who was doing the 'easy' version? I am that spod.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 
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I didn't know they did aerobics on aerobics Oz style?


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:43 
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BikNorton wrote:
It's certainly going to be easier to cut back on the booze.


God no. I am drinking more!

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:57 
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Fitness Nut...

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I don't have any in... I normally buy the Erdinger, but I am not paying amazon prices

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 
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Curiosity wrote:
BikNorton wrote:
It's certainly going to be easier to cut back on the booze.


God no. I am drinking more!

Since I've been feeling under the weather (no Corona, just normal seasonal sniffles and allergies) I haven't had a drink since Sunday. Don't really fancy it at the mo


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:11 
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I haven’t had a drink in four months.

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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I haven’t had a drink in four months.

You must be thirsty.

( Couldn't resist)


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:48 
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I'm still going in to work as I'm listed as essential by the council, but I'm expecting to be redeployed next week or the one following that. Probably I'll end up wandering Cardiff making sure all the pubs and cafes are locked up and everything.

One pleasant side effect is that as since over a week ago I've been walking the three and a half miles to work and the three and a half miles back instead of catching the bus, I've been losing a bit of weight. Doing weekly planned food shops seems to be helping my diet a little too.

I think I'll continue the walk to work when the emergency's over!

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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KovacsC wrote:
I don't have any in... I normally buy the Erdinger, but I am not paying amazon prices

Did you finish all the stuff in the fridge next to your bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Joans wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I don't have any in... I normally buy the Erdinger, but I am not paying amazon prices

Did you finish all the stuff in the fridge next to your bike?


I actually forgot about that..

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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KovacsC wrote:
Joans wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I don't have any in... I normally buy the Erdinger, but I am not paying amazon prices

Did you finish all the stuff in the fridge next to your bike?


I actually forgot about that..


You're welcome. :p


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Joans wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Joans wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
I don't have any in... I normally buy the Erdinger, but I am not paying amazon prices

Did you finish all the stuff in the fridge next to your bike?


I actually forgot about that..


You're welcome. :p


I know what I am doing tonight :)

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Wanking?

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Grim... wrote:
Wanking?

With beer!


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Day 4 with Joe Wick... done.

Not quite dead yet but I feel like I’m well on the way.


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Fuck those Sumo Squats.

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Sumo squats are good for your glutes. You'll have a nice round bum in no time.

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My bum is round enough, ta


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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DavPaz wrote:
My bum has been around enough, ta


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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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I wasn't judging the existing roundness of anyone's bottom :D

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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Do we need pics of before and after beex bums?

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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No.


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markg wrote:
No.

meanie

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markg wrote:
No.

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KovacsC wrote:
Do we need pics of before and after beex bums?

Most of you already know what mine looks like :DD

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Jem wrote:
KovacsC wrote:
Do we need pics of before and after beex bums?

Most of you already know what mine looks like :DD


and mine :) :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Seeing quarantine as an opportunity
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