02-12-2011 02:27 PM
Work Rules: 1) The boss is always right. 2) When the boss is wrong, refer to #1.
Beshere's Formula For Failure: There are only two kinds of people who fail - those who listen to nobody and those who listen to everybody.
The person who knows 'how' will always have a job. The person who knows 'why' will always be the boss.
Wilcox's Law: A pat on the back is only a few centimeters from a kick in the pants.
Hanson's Law Of Progress: Any new form is always longer and more complicated than the one it replaces.
The boss exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.
Dyer's Law: A continuing flow of paper is sufficient to continue the flow of paper.
The person who does not need a boss is usually selected to be one.
A good boss must have the ability to recognize ability.
Don't envy the boss; remember, the boss has to get up early to see who comes in late.
Nothing improves your jokes like being the boss.
Comb's Law: A lot of people who complain about their boss being stupid would be out of a job if their boss was any smarter.
Borklund's Law: Communication is equal to the square root of the mistakes times confusion times contradictions.
The boss is like a pair of dirty diapers. Usually full of sh*t, always on your ass.
Hendrickson's Law: If a problem causes too many meetings, the meetings eventually become more important than the problem.
Herman's Rule: If it works right the first time, you have obviously done something wrong.
The person who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.
Zymurgy's Law Of Volunteer Labor: People are always available for work in the past tense.
If the boss comes close, it counts.
Last edited by GR74; 02-13-2011 at 07:22 PM.
Reason: color change
02-13-2011 08:53 AM
your green font is difficult for me to read can u change it to something a little darker? tyvm
02-13-2011 07:18 PM
Yes I can. Thanks for mentioning it, I was wondering whether I should use lime green for my text.
Originally Posted by yorway
02-13-2011 07:33 PM
02-13-2011 07:49 PM
I like the color and it's good for highlighting but perhaps not the right choice for full context. The color also doesn't appear as bright on my screen as it does on many others. I will continue to use the color but I'll only associate it with certain words or names, like BigMac!
Originally Posted by BigMac
02-14-2011 06:50 PM
02-17-2011 09:44 AM
I've been off for the past week and hiking some new mining sites with some friends. Found some stuff but we left our cameras behind in the truck. We planned on a hike today but the weather is telling us it's going to snow or stay cold for the day, so maybe another time.
To keep the thread going, I'm posting a copy of my Lusitania Longitudinal Elevation and Deck Plans. Why? Powered by steam, fueled by coal!
Some quick facts on the ship that we already know: Lusitania was built by John Brown and Company of Clydebank, Scotland. She was launched in June 1906 and entered service on August 26, 1907 with Cunard. Lusitania made her maiden voyage in September 1907 and set a record in 1908 by crossing the Atlantic from Queenstown to New York, a distance of 2,780 nautical miles, in 4 days and 15 hours.
Lusitania was eventually torpedoed on May 7, 1915, by Lieutenant Captain Walther Schweiger of the German submarine U-20, sinking in 18 minutes.
But you can see that she was fueled by coal....
02-17-2011 10:13 AM
Coaling stations . . .
might have been, I suspect, one of the reasons for the Brits "colonizing" (at least some of their smaller locations). They had to have ports all over the world in which their ships could take on coal. If they didn't have a friendly relationship with a particular government, guaranteeing them ports in which to load coal, they sometimes simply walked in and took over. Seems to me that it was about the same then as it is today with large powerful countries being as concerned about sources of oil as some of them were a century or less ago about coal or coaling ports in countries that weren't coal producers, but where the Brits could ship coal, stockpiling it for pickup by other ships to use as fuel.
02-19-2011 07:52 PM
Does this ski lift design look familiar?
Sorry for the grainy picture, took it with the cell phone. It was a picture in the Vancouver sun Jan 15th I think.
02-20-2011 01:01 PM
Just arrived on the island from a few weeks in the US (Texas, etc). Took the day yesterday to check out a mine site I hadn't been to before, the coal car shop where we are building a few fancy coal cars and Extension Miner's Park where Garry Britt's new bench is now erected. Here are the pics I took yesterday of his newly installed bench - I gave him the chunk of rail underneath. Brilliantly done Garry!
Last edited by Peter Roosen; 02-20-2011 at 01:19 PM.