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Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 02 Sep 2016, 21:42
by Lucifer Morningstar
Arkansas stone honing kit
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Massdrop Blue Box: Brainwavz IEMs
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May or may not be the above pair as it's a mystery as to what I get, yet.

All from Massdrop, group buying place.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 03 Sep 2016, 18:47
by CherryRed
To see all the things...

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My current glasses are from SpecSavers and I've actually hated them ever since I got them. I let a friend, who works there, influence my choices (she liked them, I thought they were just okay). When I see her next, I bet your arse she tells me how much she hates my new ones.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 13:31
by Stoibs
Tickets.


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Gold Coast is the closest to me.
December 11th is the Gold Coast show.
December 11th is my birthday.
Couldn't have worked out any better.

Actually got decent 'Row A' elevated seats this time also, unlike last year's poor display of struggling to look over people's heads.
It should be GLOOOOOOOOOOOOOORIUS

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 14:11
by Disco
Nice Stoibs, good seats are something you really need for any kind of show or concert.. we went to a Pink concert a few years ago and were in the second last row, I really could have benefited by taking some binocs!

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 16:05
by NotThatDoug
I'm torn between getting the VIP package with a meet and greet and front row ringside seating for $350 or the elevated seating for $120, I'd rather go further back and elevated then be on the floor behind everyone else.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 17:24
by Stoibs
I spent way too much last year, and am trying to somewhat cut back. Otherwise I probably would have opted for the meet and greet also.
Plus those front floor seats are crap unless you can get *literally* ringside, since they aren't elevated, I learnt that stupid mistake the expensive way.

I opted for Premium Elevated this time. Decent price and close enough.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 01:04
by Vital-Blurs
On a whim, I bought myself a lightsaber from Ultrasabers. Which entered me into a raffle where I won the highest prize....2 more lightsabers!

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They do more movie accurate hilts, but these ones are a bit thinner in design and suited for comfort. as you can actually spar with them. The hilts are machined aluminium and the blades are polycarbonate which make them pretty durable. Of course they make all the noises you'd expect and flash when they hit something. Fully customisable sensitivity, colours and soundfonts by plugging it into your PC/Mac. Comes with 7 soundfonts already onboard and you can cycle through them using a single button on the hilt if you want a more Sith like set of sounds or maybe a particular Jedi. You can replace the sounds with anything you want really.

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I've started weathering this one with some sandpaper as the black is just anodised.

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I don't need 3 though, so I plan on giving one to a mate. It'll give me someone to fight with :)

So whatever you do, don't visit www.ultrasabers.com .....you've been warned.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 09:51
by Disco
Nice work VB!

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 10:35
by CherryRed
Ready for my interview tomorrow, a suit, to try and make myself look like I'm a Manager.

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Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 10:53
by kharis
My replacement fitbit just arrived. They didnt have any black so its purple. Hopefully it lasts a bit longer than its predecessor

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 11:38
by NotThatDoug
CherryRed wrote:Ready for my interview tomorrow, a suit, to try and make myself look like I'm a Manager.

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Probably want to pick up a shirt as well, otherwise you might be sending the wrong message... :lol:

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 11:59
by NotThatDoug
Speaking of jobs

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Going to pad out my resume a bit with some new skills, no plans to move on from my current job yet, but I need to have a realistic plan if I need to move to Perth for my partners treatment and I'm already good at computer things and pick up new things really quick, but listing "I'm good at decribing the problem to Google and reading Whirlpool/Toms Hardware threads." Probably doesn't look as impressive on a resume...

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 13:03
by CherryRed
NotThatDoug wrote:Probably want to pick up a shirt as well, otherwise you might be sending the wrong message... :lol:
:lol: I have a shirt at home, I don't think getting the girls out will help in this instance as I believe the interview panel will be mostly (if not completely) made up of females.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 06 Sep 2016, 23:20
by Disruptor4
NotThatDoug wrote:Speaking of jobs

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Going to pad out my resume a bit with some new skills, no plans to move on from my current job yet, but I need to have a realistic plan if I need to move to Perth for my partners treatment and I'm already good at computer things and pick up new things really quick, but listing "I'm good at decribing the problem to Google and reading Whirlpool/Toms Hardware threads." Probably doesn't look as impressive on a resume...
Funnily enough I have the official 70-680 book from Microsoft. Never ended up reading it to take the exam...

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 07 Sep 2016, 07:55
by storm84
NotThatDoug wrote:but listing "I'm good at decribing the problem to Google and reading Whirlpool/Toms Hardware threads." Probably doesn't look as impressive on a resume...
This might be the book for you:
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Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 07 Sep 2016, 12:49
by Sathias
NotThatDoug wrote:Speaking of jobs

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Going to pad out my resume a bit with some new skills, no plans to move on from my current job yet, but I need to have a realistic plan if I need to move to Perth for my partners treatment and I'm already good at computer things and pick up new things really quick, but listing "I'm good at decribing the problem to Google and reading Whirlpool/Toms Hardware threads." Probably doesn't look as impressive on a resume...
I got all the current Dynamics CRM certs at the start of the year, good things to have on the resume :D Big shortage of CRM guys out there.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 07 Sep 2016, 18:11
by storm84
Got told my the new solutions architect last week that I should reskill in CRM because "CRM is the future", "Java will be done out of China soon", and "there are hundreds of CRM jobs in Canberra".

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 16:04
by NotThatDoug
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Continuing to steal Minis homemade arcade cabinet

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 16:39
by Mini
Haha, you are progressing it more than I have... I really need to get a few more parts for mine

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Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 16:44
by NotThatDoug
I've now got everything except the MDF and paint.... probably the stuff I should have gotten first.

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 16:46
by Mini
Yeah I stopped because I didn't have them... Although I can see a hardware store from my house, so I probably should have gotten it by now

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Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 17:58
by Nekosan
CherryRed wrote:
NotThatDoug wrote:Probably want to pick up a shirt as well, otherwise you might be sending the wrong message... :lol:
:lol: I have a shirt at home, I don't think getting the girls out will help in this instance as I believe the interview panel will be mostly (if not completely) made up of females.

You're screwed no matter what you wear/do, females gonna judge... :lol:

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 18:01
by kharis
Gamemaker humble bundle. Should actually use some of these accumulated programs

Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 23:55
by NotThatDoug
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All confirmed that we will still be in Perth until at least the day after the show so I got my ticket, missed out on the ringside meet and greet ticket, which I'm not really fussed about, being front row ring side would have been great but I doubt I would have enjoyed the meet and greet much, from pictures of seen friends share when they've been to the states for Wrestlemania its mostly just lots of waiting in a line to shake the wrestlers hand while they sit behind a table with a sharpie and stack of photos, not really my thing and it wasn't worth the $350 gamble in case our travel times didn't match up,

Atleast I got a decent enough seat thats a bit further back but straight on to the action.

Re: RE: Re: Show us your latest purchase - September 2016

Posted: 09 Sep 2016, 06:28
by Sathias
storm84 wrote:Got told my the new solutions architect last week that I should reskill in CRM because "CRM is the future", "Java will be done out of China soon", and "there are hundreds of CRM jobs in Canberra".
Yeah there is a lot of CRM in Canberra atm, that is true. My old boss is managing CRM projects in Canberra atm and his architects are getting paid stupid money from what I've heard. Big shortage of good people.