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Old 05-08-2017, 06:56 AM   #1
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How has your week been?

I just got back from a Cowboy Action match in Great Falls, Montana. Didn't go the way I expected. Shot a Wild Bunch match with the 1911 on Saturday, then while getting ready to shoot a Cowboy match on Sunday, we were rained out. I really hate bringing ammo home with me!
 
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:26 PM   #2
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Last week, ordered a 40' conex container for delivery this Thursday. Plan is to use it long-term for storage behind our building, but will short-term use it for storage at the construction site of our new house. Hopefully it will get here ahead of the rain that's now being forecast...

Fwiw, for anyone looking for a cheap storage solution, containers have come down in price since I last looked a few years ago. This was a mid-grade one, and total cost including delivery was only $2275. For 320 square feet of weatherproof, lockable, fairly secure storage, that's awfully cheap. A little 10x10 foot wooden shed with no floor that I saw at Home Depot was $1600.
 
Old 05-08-2017, 09:03 PM   #3
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Nowhere near as cool as a Cowboy Action Match, but did some much needed varminting at my friend's cattle ranch, then in an entirely unexpected turn of events hit up a rave after a long drive. Good times.

Other than that, did some work for a prominent machine tool manufacturer. Slowly starting to feel that such jobs are more of my interest, as of late. Under NDA but there are a few really nifty personal / light run machining centers coming out I've had my paws on.
 
 
Old 05-11-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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Got the shipping container delivered & set. Very happy with it; basically a secure, weather-tight storage building with a total delivered cost of only ~$7 per square foot. That's just silly cheap for what it provides.

Also changed my edc pocket knife this week to an emerson cqc-7aw. I've been carrying a spyderco delica for several years, as it's one of the few knives that can be set up for a lefty and has the emerson 'wave' opener. Not 100% sure on the emerson yet - it's a great knife, but substantially heavier than the spyderco. Kind of wishing I'd gone with the mini version of the cqc, but there's no denying that this is an extremely good knife.
 
Old 05-11-2017, 06:59 PM   #5
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What exactly is a rave, anyway? I've heard all sorts of things about them, but I've never heard from anyone who's actually been to one. So I'm pretty sure all I've heard is rumor, wild exaggeration, fear and speculation, just like when antis talk about assault weapons.

So what really goes on at a rave?
 
Old 05-18-2017, 06:05 AM   #6
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What exactly is a rave, anyway? I've heard all sorts of things about them, but I've never heard from anyone who's actually been to one. So I'm pretty sure all I've heard is rumor, wild exaggeration, fear and speculation, just like when antis talk about assault weapons.

So what really goes on at a rave?
Mostly just adults-at-play, but it depends on the crowd and what you're going to. Electronic music has kinda turned into pop as of late, so people throwing proper raves are basically reaching out to an older (and in that I mean the 30-40 year old range) crowd by comparison to most club or party goers. Every major area is going to have different electronic music events, whether or not they are raves or shows is another story.

As for the fear and speculation, there are drugs present in any aspect of nightlife. If you go to a local bar, someone is assuredly consuming something illegal. Crazy stuff doesn't really happen at anything I find myself at, even if people are intoxicated on whatever. IMO, more power to 'em, and I wish it was all regulated and creating jobs as opposed to funneling money into the hands of generally horrible people. At shows (like proper concerts, but with electronic music), you'll probably see more irresponsibility and patent abuse of drugs (including alcohol) than a "rave" these days.

Even at events where there one can find excessive indulgence, the concepts of raving generally preclude any kind of violent crime. You also find a lot of specialized professionals at raves now, and there are great business and interpersonal networking opportunities in such libertine atmospheres where people don't act erratic for the sake of it. Weird expression is common (example, I usually dress up in a suit plus bracelets with a rainbow prism patterned top hat worthy of the Mad Hatter), but bizarre, violent, or intimidating behavior is extraordinarily rare.
 
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