Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

Monday blues


It should be that you like your job, and you enjoy going to work. Or at
least you like it enough to not loathe going in every day.

Woke up a little before 6 this morning with a splitting headache, right
on the verge of nausea. Managed to get up enough to take some claritin D
and ibuprofen and a bit of fruit, and crashed back to bed. Shut off my
first alarm clock and got up at the second, which put me about an hour
and a half late for work this morning.

And I just can't work up any concern.

I'm planning on staying late tonight to get some more of this done, and
to buy some leave-early time on Friday. I suppose it may screw with my
workout plans a little bit tonight, but I don't have anything else
planned.

What is with rating communities? Or communities that have restricted
membership based on someone's ideal of beauty? Check out [Unknown LJ tag] for an example of what I'm talking about.
Particularly check out
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It should be that you like your job, and you enjoy going to work. Or at
least you like it enough to not loathe going in every day.

Woke up a little before 6 this morning with a splitting headache, right
on the verge of nausea. Managed to get up enough to take some claritin D
and ibuprofen and a bit of fruit, and crashed back to bed. Shut off my
first alarm clock and got up at the second, which put me about an hour
and a half late for work this morning.

And I just can't work up any concern.

I'm planning on staying late tonight to get some more of this done, and
to buy some leave-early time on Friday. I suppose it may screw with my
workout plans a little bit tonight, but I don't have anything else
planned. <hr>
What is with rating communities? Or communities that have restricted
membership based on someone's ideal of beauty? Check out <lj
community="murder_the_ugly"> for an example of what I'm talking about.
Particularly check out <a
href="http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=murder_the_ugly" the
info page</a>.

I see these rating communities all over the place on LJ. Is this just
some adolescent thing that I don't understand? Is it just throbbing
insecurity that makes these things? I mean really, who gives a rats ass
if some quasi-literate Barbie-clone thinks I'm not pretty enough to be
in her little circle-jerk? Maybe this was something I would have worried
about in high school, but it's not really high on my list of priorities
now, ya know?
<hr>
A bit of fabric shopping today. Complete bust. Way too expensive, not
enough selection. Maybe a different store later. There's a fabric outlet
store relatively close, maybe I can hit it some weekend. <hr>
And I thought up a relatively brilliant idea for dolly track.
You see, most "homemade" dolly track is either PVC (because it's cheap
and quiet) or steel pipe/conduit (because it's strong). The "real" dolly
track is usually made of steel that has been chromed (though I just saw
some really beautiful teflon-coated track), but that's pretty much out
of my league.
The ideal for me would be steel pipe inside and PVC outside. I could get
both at Home Despot or Nards. Unfortunately, the inner diameter of the
PVC is <i>just</i> too small to fit.
I've been kicking this idea around for a while, thinking about how to
machine a ten-foot length of PVC pipe on the inside, or how to turn a
ten-foot length of steel pipe to make them fit, and nothing has come to
me in that cheap do-it-yourself kind of way.
Until last night. I figured out how to do it with regular power tools. I
am nothing short of genius.

Okay, truthfully all of these projects have a secondary purpose. Aside
from me being able to have professional-level filmmaking tools without
having to spend horrendous amounts of money to get them, it also paves
the way for me to write a book of plans on how to make these things.

There are a few already out there that are similar in vein. And they're
quite good and worth the money to get. I figure that since I'm already
building these rigs, as I do them I carefully document everything and
eventually put together plans with CAD drawings, photos, and the like.
It takes nothing extra but time.
Of course I'd have to market them as well. And that's something that I
don't know enough of as has been shown by previous business ventures.

Still, it can't hurt.
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