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About slammer

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  • Location Germany
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Blackburn
  • Gender Male
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  1. By themselves or outsourced?
  2. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    Got another three "Thank you for your application and your interest in our company, however.... blah! blah! blah!
  3. How and where do they do their foilprinting?
  4. Funny or shocking job interview stories

    Have had four interviews in the last four weeks, two of them courtesy of the Agentur für Arbeit. (tech weenie for print and prepress with more than a hearty dollop of IT-stuff) First one at an office printer repair shop, a two man thingy. She, boss lady, 25, blonde, long legs and a grade "A" rack of Charlies. But above all she had...? ... Naah! I got nothing, you could see the dust bunnies behind her baby blues. He, was not able to look at me or string a sentence on one breath. Will I do sales? What, flog second hand stuff to people without money to buy...? No! Interview over.   No2..: Entry level job as a keyboard jockey at a printshop two and a half hours away, run by a sour woman with a face as puckered as a dogs arse. That would be like having Bocuse flipping burgers at Ali´s first and best Hamburger shack behind the railway station. Never heard back, thank goodness.   Thareee! This one by vitamin B, did the zoomie interview and it went well. But seeing that I haven´t heard from them and can´t call I am not holding my breath.   So, amma hoping it´s going to be No4, ticks all the boxes and has the possibility to be the glorious ending to my working life I wanted.   At the moment there is no five, so we will see.
  5. Dogs got to go somewhere, most dogs are well behaved, except those little psychotic hand bag yippy things, so I do not mind dogs, kids on the other hand...
  6. Any self respecting cat would scorn you for that remark.
  7. Did anybody google the connection between wasps and figs yet? By the way did you know that vanilla ice is made with beaver ass juice and that red lipstick can have beetles as a coloring and don´t ask what ambergis is used for...    
  8. If they realy were bees then let them enjoy the Sugar rush, you wont get sick if a bee does a number on confectionary and they need all the help they can get. On the other hand wasps are assholes with wings But they are dying now, so don‘t worry... By the way, I do Hope you don‘t like figs, because I have bad news for you, you specially if you like the crunchy bits .
  9. It took me years to find out that the series: "With umbrella, charm and a bowler hat" is actually "The Avengers!"
  10. A basic photo editor

    Not sure if a "no frills" photoeditor is the right way to go, I, for one, would get frustrated with it. I tried to get my head around gimp but it never felt right. I now use Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, two programs which are almost but not entirely unlike PS and Illustrator, but they are modern programs and at 50 Euros a pop a total steal. Best part is that they are simple to use and easy to learn. Got some stuff on Deviantart under Slammer999 if you want to take a look.
  11. Lost key to bike lock - how do I liberate it?

    Awww! Where´s the fun in that?
  12. Lost key to bike lock - how do I liberate it?

    As I said, depends on the lock. A combination type lock for instance is opened by pulling on both sides and turning the bezels one by one starting from the back one until you feel it jar into place. The kind with the U-bar can be opened with a shim made from the lid of a drink can. Then you get the ones that are mounted on the bikes frame, you can get them off with a pair of pliers. 
  13. Lost key to bike lock - how do I liberate it?

    Depending on what kind of lock it is they can be opened quite easily without a key.
  14. Some oodles of yonks ago I had a barefoot phase. In a short time I had thick callouses on the soles of my feet and I could drive a car and walk over stones, even going mountain hiking. Having said that the thick skin would crack right down to the flesh resulting in painfully bloody feet, dirt and grime would get into the cracks and cause infections, also occasionally you would stand on something that would slice right through and the cut would simply not heal. Also the very moment you put a pair of shoes on your feet would be drowning in sweat. Nah! Anybody peddling barefoot living hasn´t done it.