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  1. lunchbox1988

    It's The Big One

    Get her an experience, sky-diving or bungee jumping, or a helicopter/balloon flight... Take her for a tour of wineries (if she likes wine). Not sure mate, good luck, I struggle finding things for my missus, we are both quite independent and buy what we want when we want it, so gifts are always fiddly... Or... being into tech, get her a 3D Printer... perhaps...
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    Pingtest.net - How is your line quality?

    Ran it 2 minutes later;
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    Concerts. Who, When And Any Good?

    Most memorable shows for me (in no particular order); True Live Paris Wells Joelistics N'Fa Jones Eminem Kendrick Lamar Kimbra Example The Streets The Herd TZU Butterfingers MC Lars Ok now I am just listing every bloody artist I've seen... Have never been to a concert where I felt ripped off. Have left a few gigs before they started, one because we realised on getting in, that it was all ages, and I was in no mood for that shit. Another one, was going through some rough sht with work and it was putting me into a really sad mood...
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    Getting a faulty product replaced under ACL

    This is good to know. Taking it to email would have to work for me, I find in person and on the phone I get too sarcastic and emotionally attached to the situation. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Grudges. Do you keep them?

    I try not to, but I do. I worked at a place where there was lots of backstabbing, blaming and terrible micro management. One of the team members was reported to have been badmouthing me to anyone who cared to listen, I chalked it up to him being jealous of my taking over a lot of his responsibilities since he had been moved into a less technical role. I got shitty at first, then I got over it, started trying to be nice to him, including him on tasks and conversations to help him feel part of the team and useful... His shit stopped for a while, then it started again, but then our boss got shit canned and we all got mad. I stuck it out for a couple of months, then got pushed into a role and duties I never signed on for, so I walked. I am now in my third week at a company where I am valued, respected and have a great team with me who are all a pleasure to work with. Long story short, holding grudges just got me worked up to boiling point and angry enough to quit. I changed my attitude, took a break and found a place where grudges aren't needed.
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    Surface Pro 3

    I'm considering asking work to get me a surface 2 or 3. Would need at least 250GB SSD and 8GB RAM to run my work apps.
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    Why Don't They Write Good Songs Anymore?

    What makes a classic? I think it is all a matter of opinion. I have songs in my collection from the 60s through to the 90s that register as classics for me, in that I can put them on and enjoy them regardless of how long ago I heard them, but I feel the same about songs in the last 15 years. What I like and what charts barely syncs up, but it's all relative.
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    to update or not.

    Was upgrading yearly, but I think my current machine will last me a few years... Maybe...
  9. Some of my shots from my website http://www.toddapplebee.com Joelistics performing live in Newcastle N'Fa Jones also in Newcastle Bartender at a whisky event at my barbershop Ex-Owner and Ex-Barista at a cafe I used to attend.
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    My Photography - shameless plug

    Thanks for the feedback, will have a bit of a play with some of the shots of N'Fa to see how I can get the WB to improve.
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    Am I the only one cracking the s#$ts at social media.

    I'm getting to a point where I want to get rid of my Facebook, but it is proving to be a somewhat effective way to promote my photography website. If it weren't for that little fact, I would probably have deleted my FB account for the 10th time already.
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    Come back you bastards.

    I'm back damn it! EDIT: And a new avatar of my ugly mug!
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    First World Problem, laptop size

    I started on a 13" Pro in 2010. Got a newer 13" pro in 2011 Then went to an 11" Air in 2012 Upgraded to the newer one in 2013... By the end of 2013 I was doing enough photo work that I decided on upgrading again to a 15" rMBP. About 80% of my laptop use is graphics work (mostly photo edits). Am about to start using it for VMs for training for work, but not sure whether to use VirtualBox or to put a bootcamp partition and use VMWare Workstation on a windows partition... Thinking I could even use parallels to do this, am downloading the newest release now to test it on Yosemite.
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    Camera porn

    Current kit (photo to come later); 5dMkIII 85mm 1.2L 16-35 2.8L 24-105 4L 85mm 1.8 Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro Olympus OM-D EM5
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    What's on your mind?

    Yea, was curious about the strudel et al. I imagine if it is permanent that the rank info in the FAQ will be updated soon? Not sure how I feel being back on here, feels like a comfy old pair of sneakers, so used to it, but at the same time, it feels odd... I'm sure I'll get used to being here again.
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    Roll Call!

    I'm back baby! Been around 4 years I think since my last post... Forgot my password, lost the email I was using for my account, but Nich sorted me out!
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/Personal/Products/Cameras-and-Accessories/Camera-Lenses/EF85mm-f12L-II-USM-Lens Is amazing!
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    Bags - what are you using

    I currently use a Crumpler C-List celebrity Medium. Fits my camera, lenses, flash, 15" rMBP and an iPad with all the bits. Is big, and gets heavy, but crumpled make a comfy bag!
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    Camera porn

    I would love to do a project 365... could barely fit in time for a project 12... might have to pull my finger out, finish my study and give myself some time to spend on my hobby.
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    What lens?

    Yea, I got put off of shooting anything decent last night, my mac decided reading SD cards in iPhoto was too much for it. In the middle of a rebuild, once that is done, will see if I can get out tonight and get some shots.
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    What lens?

    OK, so I bought a Canon 650D a few weeks back, and am finding myself intrigued as to how to get a nice landscape of mountains etc with the night sky... I know I need to aim for infinite focus (or as close too as possible) and what ISO F-stop etc to go for... My problem, what lens should I get, I am looking at a 28 or a 35mm wide lens, but I know that given the 650D structure, they end up more like 44.8 and 56mm respectively. I have appropriate filters for either, and I know there are some wide zooms out there that offer a bit more 10-22 etc. but my price range is not huge ATM and as it is a hobby for me now, and probably will remain as such, I don't want to drop $1300 on a lens that I might get sick of in a month and then only get $700 selling it on... I know a fair few of you are massively clever with cameras and such, so I ask you, please help me find a decent lens... or at least tell me if I am wasting my time looking at wides.
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    What lens?

    OK, so I ended up getting a Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM. Is a nice wide lens, has amazing focus, now to put it to the real test one night and see how much data I can squeeze through it in the form of stars and night sky awesomeness.
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    Be a Manlier Man.

    I had an awesome giant-ish beard, but my wife got the shits with it and asked me to get rid of most of it, so now I have a tufts of long hair on my chin. It was cool before though, until I shaved off the Mo, then it looked like I was amish.