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Forum topic by Don Johnson posted 01-26-2012 01:32 PM 1414 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2012 01:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: projects

When I joined LJs about 18 months ago, I was able to look at the set of new Projects that appeared each day, and perhaps respond to a few. Nowadays, the number appearing is so huge that I find it hard to keep up.

This is not a complaint, just a comment on the increase in activity and membership.

One aspect that often surprises me is the coincidental appearance of items on a similar theme that appear together – for example today:
Cigarette box http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60231
Cigarette holder http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60228
Pipe and holder http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60225
Cigarette dispenser http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60224

I can’t recall the last time I saw anything to do with cigarettes, but these items associated with smoking all appeared on one display page.

Not so many together, but often someone will post a project for a drill press table – for example – and a few items later, there is another one.

Ain’t life strange ?

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk


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#1 posted 01-26-2012 03:16 PM

You are not imagining it Don, it really does happen like that, I have noticed it too.
The project traffic seems to have got so intense that I find it hard to keep up with and often miss great items and posts. Perhaps we are getting too old for today, it seems that every time Intel launches a new chip that doubles the CPU speed, my brain halves the old speed. :-) I can remember back in the good old days when a cutting board post appeared every other day in between a pen post, then it went to pens with cutting boards on a daily basis, lol.
Have fun

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 03:51 PM

If you think you can see a difference in 18months, you can imagine the difference I see since I joined over five years ago!

I used to enjoy being able to check out every single project posted, and commenting on many of them. I don’t even try to look at every project anymore. It’s no one’s fault…. just the nature of the beast. I’ve resigned myself to knowing that my enjoyment of all the great content on the site is strictly hit-or-miss.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 04:21 PM

“If you think you can see a difference in 18months, you can imagine the difference I see since I joined over five years ago!”

Hey Charlie, I can imagine that :)

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 04:35 PM

I still look at all the projects, well, at least the headline picture of all of them. There are 15 per page, so it really doesn’t take that long to look at a few pages each day, and delve into the ones that look interesting in more detail.

There are just so many brilliant things going on here it’s a shame to miss any of them!

This makes life a little easier.
Or, in slower timer, you can get the catalogues and look through at your leisure.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 04:52 PM

Hey Martin, you’ve only been here 254 days longer than me! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 04:56 PM

Yeah Charlie, but don’t forget Martin had to build the site before he could join. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 04:57 PM

Now THAT speaks to a level of commitment that I can’t even fathom ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 05:00 PM

Hey Neil, I have yet to see one of your famous Pies posted here.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#9 posted 01-26-2012 05:00 PM

That’s right, I even remember the good old days with zero projects posted per week.. just imagine that :)

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 05:03 PM

Neil bakes, too?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#11 posted 01-26-2012 05:04 PM

But Martin, how many political posts were there back then in the early days? :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 05:07 PM

Gene, Neil is our official Pie Man. He even prices his work in Pies. He’s also claimed to have the biggest set of Pie recipes, but so far he has not put them out.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 01-26-2012 05:13 PM

Let me think Roger hmm.. I think zero.

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#14 posted 01-26-2012 05:16 PM

As we seem to have segued into pie matters :

Santa went to the Doctors with a problem.
Doctor: What seems to be the problem?
Santa: I seem to have a mince pie stuck up my bottom!
Doctor: Well your in luck because I’ve got just the cream for that!

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 05:24 PM

Neil eats.

Cooking has room for experimentation. Baking is way too precise for me.

But … yeah … I eat … a lot !

I’m reminded of the famous pie joke:

Would you like that cut into four slices or eight ?

Only four. I could NEVER eat eight slices ;-)

Don: LOL !

-- -- Neil

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