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By ucblockhead (Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 02:43:08 PM EST) Photoshop, Pictures, Perplex City, MisterQueue, mns, R343L, home improvement (all tags)
I like this picture.

While solving a Perplex City card, I stumbled onto a photoshop filter I am quite taken with:

I'm enjoying the game itself, though it sucks down money and time.

Husimeet West

I met with MisterQueue, mns and R343L and lived to tell the tale. I won't repeat what has already been said. Watching mns and MisterQueue interact is worth the price of admission. No drunken diaries from me, though, as I left at the early hour of 11 pm to return the heart and hearth.

Q looks like an insane clown. mns looks like a drunken sailor. Heaven knows what happened after we left.

Easy tasks

In the middle of the above, I installed an "easy-to-install" closet organizer for my wife, who had run off to do girlie things. The FoML had just gone down so I figured I had the time.

It'd be a lot easier if my house had studs the standard (for the US) 24" apart...instead, they are 16" apart, which makes things problematic in a 5' wide closet. Worse, they don't appear to run the height of the closet, which caused some profanity.

I get it figured out, start drilling and...dead battery in the cordless drill. I call the contractor next door, borrow his drill, drill two more holes and that battery dies. Call him again, help him load debris into his truck, get another battery and continue on. Then the FoML wakes up, groggy and cranky. Decide to parent with TV, get him ensconsed before Dora and continue on. (Thank Gord for PVRs.) And then break a drill bit. Fortunately, the contractor's drill is powerful enough to drive the screws without pilot holes.

M wife arrives as I am putting the last of the adjustable shelves in in the format requested and changes her mind. So I move the shelves. Then she starts to maybe change her mind again and I firmly suggest that perhaps living with it for a while might help find the optimal configuration. And keep me from losing it.

Now I'll post and go find out what is next on the list of the billion-and-a-half goddamn things I've got to do. Then I'll drink vodka and write hulver drunken snail-mail.

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24" is standard? by FlightTest (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 04:16:17 PM EST
I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just surprised.

I admit to not living in or doing stuff to very many houses, but every one I have has has 16" studs. Most tape measures I have are marked in some fashion every 16" as well. Is it just an older than 1970 or so thing? As in, did they decided they could save money at some point by spacing out the studs further?

16" on center vrs 24" by jaxom green (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 04:37:45 PM EST
I believe that load bearing 2x4 walls must be 16" on center, while 2x6 walls only need to be 24".  Most localities (in New England at least) are moving to building codes that require 2x6 framing, so some new houses are being built with 24" stud spacing, but even then some builders stick with 16" spacing even with 2x6 framing since there's so much intertia involved with 16" spacing.  For example the cheapest rolls of insulation are 16" and a lot of rough opening for windows and doors are planned around that.

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Our 1983 house uses 16-inch framing by skippy (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Apr 24, 2006 at 02:04:39 PM EST
even for the 2x6 exterior and interior load-bearing walls.  Interior non-load-bearing walls are 16-inch, but just 2x4 instead of 2x6.

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I have no clue, really by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #6 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 06:20:39 PM EST
Other than that in the closet organizer kit is made assuming 24" between studs.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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What everyone must realize by MisterQueue (4.00 / 2) #2 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 04:30:09 PM EST
is that UC is concilliatory and thus is describing me as an evil clown to make me titter like a schoolgirl. It is very kind of him to do so.

The other reason he is not speaking about much else is because MNS and I washed his brain so that he couldn't remember the more tawdry bits of the evening.

Also, yes, that is an excellent filter.

"I always percieved the Q to be more about laughing at sadness, not laughing per se." -infinitera

i'm with FT on this one by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 05:07:00 PM EST
24 inch studs?

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Yuppers by lm (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Apr 24, 2006 at 05:05:35 AM EST
16 and 24 inches are both common spacing on studs. The latter is most common in non-load bearing applications.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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wow by R343L (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 05:50:32 PM EST
Photoshop filters have come a long way. Although that "game" looks tediously boring to me. :(


"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Well by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #7 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 06:22:02 PM EST
I find puzzles strangely addicting.
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We were totally crowned king and queen of the ball by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #8 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 07:04:42 PM EST

Though I'm not sure which ball, nor who was King and who was Queen. Or even if those crowns were real. Fuck if I know, man. Fuck if I know.


You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
It's San Francisco by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #9 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 07:14:37 PM EST
We were both queen.

Don't doesn't count...bigamy laws make it invalid.
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