| O-T Lounge|| Assignment due today... how do you interpret this? - Gaston on 7/24/14 at 7:11 am|
White paper and presentation due, 'on or before the 24th.' I'm not turning in the presentation since I've simply not done it, but I should have the white paper finished some time today. Is noon the deadline, or COB, or earlier? This is a job and not a class. It's actually the first assignment fo...
| O-T Lounge|| Big Freedia, why is everyone so gender confused with this dude? - Gaston on 7/21/14 at 11:14 am|
I watched a portion of his show and I swear they referred to this dude as she at least half of the time. Damn near everyone woman on the show used 'she' when talking about Big F. Do gay guys want to be referred to this way? At least one other dude on there seemed gender confused as well. Is that...
| Food and Drink Board|| Meridian restaurants alone... - Gaston on 7/15/14 at 5:38 pm|
Looking for something with a bar that I could eat at by myself. MeridianDog fricks up the search function. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Cool little tripletail photo. - Gaston on 7/10/14 at 12:00 pm|
Spin off of the Lake Borgne thread...out on the hunt we spotted this little guy hanging out under a glove.
| Outdoor Board|| Ever changed bushings on a 4 wheeler? - Gaston on 7/8/14 at 2:40 pm|
Dad gave me a atv from 2000, and every bushing is shot. I bought a steering column bushing, shock mount bushings and a every bushing with spacers for suspension all around.
My questions: how do I clean the control arms to press the new bushings in? Do I soak the bushings before installation? ...
| Outdoor Board|| Caught a tasty one yesterday. - Gaston on 6/21/14 at 8:20 am|
Fried it up within a few hours. Hard to beat.
Released one about the same size, ate the one that ingested the hook. Tried to get a couple on a fly but it was tough to position the boat. I spooked em trying to stay off of the ...
| O-T Lounge|| Texans are the worst kind of rednecks. - Gaston on 5/21/14 at 11:21 am|
They have a special cheesiness to their character that no one can touch. The unapologetic over-the-top dumbassness that is Texas combined with the backwoods yee-haw mixes into perfect cocktail of disaster. I think it's contagious to the bigger city dwellers as well, but there it just comes across ...
| Outdoor Board|| Tire pressure and mpg for offroad tires. - Gaston on 5/21/14 at 9:54 am|
I got 14 mpg on my first tank with new tires, and that was at 30 psig. I raised it to 35 last night. I've read that you can run 50 psig in these E rated tires, but I'd probably have to duck tape my teeth in. Is there a point of no return on mileage with air pressure in offroad tires?
ETA: To b...
| O-T Lounge|| How sketched would you be driving your family up this trail? - Gaston on 5/19/14 at 3:03 pm|
This video is the Laurel Lakes trail just outside of Mammoth Lakes California.
Going on a family vacation out west in a couple of weeks to drive all through the eastern Sierras.
We have offroad ...
| O-T Lounge|| Dropped my iPhone off of a second story patio to concrete - Gaston on 5/17/14 at 4:55 pm|
And it didn't break. Nothing. It bent the subframe but not even a chip out of the glass. I think it was a miracle....
| O-T Lounge|| The wife doesn't think these are expensive. - Gaston on 5/17/14 at 1:00 pm|
Someone swiped one off of her car and she wants it replaced. $30 for 4 valve stem caps. I don't think I can do it. Found some for $24. Still though? Thinking no way.
| O-T Lounge|| Would you drive this? - Gaston on 5/16/14 at 11:15 am|
| O-T Lounge|| How does one go about negotiating salary? - Gaston on 5/15/14 at 7:21 am|
Say you get an offer letter but the salary doesn't meet expectations...I asked the director if we could talk about the letter before another one is produced since some dates were off...I have to call him this morning.
Is there any room for movement on the salary?
Any way you could up the salar...
| Outdoor Board|| Truck pulls right after new rims and tires... - Gaston on 5/11/14 at 8:36 am|
Did they adjust my setup? Is it strange to for this to upset what was a perfect alignment?
I guess I'll just get a front end alignment when I bring it in for service, i just wonder wtf happened. It's a serious pull to the right. I checked tire pressures all around and they were spot on.
| Outdoor Board|| Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx tires...anyone running these? - Gaston on 5/8/14 at 6:37 pm|
I was going back and forth between BFG KO (A/T) and KM2 (M/T) and I just couldn't decide. I think the ST Maxx is a good compromise, maybe leaning toward the KM2 side of the equation. Thoughts?
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone know where to get military scepter cans on the cheap? - Gaston on 5/8/14 at 10:43 am|
I'd like a gas and water, or just a gas.
Seen them at any surplus stores around? ...
| Outdoor Board|| Recommend a tire over the BFG T/A KO? - Gaston on 5/5/14 at 10:39 am|
I'm about to rewheel my Tacoma with a set of all terrain tires and I think I've settled on the BFG KOs. I was going to go for a full M/T, but I'm worried about traction on wet roads and overall shitty ride quality. I bought a set of FJ steelies and I was set on something like this,
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone buy used shoes off of ebay? - Gaston on 5/2/14 at 4:38 pm|
My wife thinks I'm nuts to do it and I think it's perfectly fine. I mean if the shoe is discontinued and not available anymore and I know I like it...all the while someone else bought it years ago and never really wore them...why the frick not swap them some cash for something of value to me? I th...
| O-T Lounge|| Roof rack shower...wyhi? - Gaston on 5/2/14 at 8:42 am|
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone ever transitioned to a more travel based job? - Gaston on 4/28/14 at 9:15 am|
I work a desk job with a short commute. I have an offer to do more interesting work, but for a year or so it would be traveling to other sites. I'm not sure how that will effect my family. We have one child in 1st grade. I think I'd be lonely on the road, but I doubt it would be more than 3 days...
| Outdoor Board|| Thoughts on these rims, what tires to put on them? - Gaston on 4/25/14 at 1:43 pm|
Going on this:
They have a different offset which helps with a bit bigger tire. Thinking 265/...
| O-T Lounge|| Ancient Astronaut Theorist...what a cool title. - Gaston on 4/22/14 at 9:37 am|
I watched a few of these ancient alien shows yesterday and they said the term Ancient Astronaut Theorist no less than 100 times. Great term, and I'd use it to if it were my show.
Anyway, even though the probability that Greek gods were actually aliens is very damn low, it makes more sense to me ...
| O-T Lounge|| What's your favorite writing instrument? - Gaston on 4/21/14 at 2:32 pm|
I've been using a Delfonics pen for a bit and it's my new favorite. They're wooden pens with fine ball point.
| Outdoor Board|| My new cooler thread. I want to modify it to make it a bit better. - Gaston on 4/17/14 at 9:01 am|
I didn't want or need the weight or the keep-cool prowess of a Yeti, and I figured a smaller cooler is going to be opened a ton more than a large one so a good deal of that thickness is overkill. I wanted a poly icechest I could stand on and something I could easily bring on the paddleboard or 4whe...
| O-T Lounge|| Coworker put up a swimsuit calendar above his computer...pic added pg 2. - Gaston on 4/10/14 at 3:10 pm|
I'd say we work in a fairly conservative cubicle environment and this guy is a friend. April 2014 is Cerise and she's sporting a white strapless bikini, and is quite fetching. Hanging on his cube wall right above his computer.
I'd hate to make him self conscious if there's nothing to worry ab...
| O-T Lounge|| Do you let your vehicle warm up? - Gaston on 4/3/14 at 1:39 pm|
I work with a bunch nerds, I call them home schoolers, and I've witnessed, more than once, them sitting their vehicle, still, until engine gets to temp. Yesterday it was a Corolla, and as i'm walking out I hear the car make an audible adjustment, like the fan kicking in or something, then he takes ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone have an older (2001-2002) Polaris ATV? 4wd issues. - Gaston on 3/31/14 at 8:43 am|
Got a new to me bike and I finally got it out in the mud. I've suspected that the 4wd wasn't working since the lights on the dash weren't lighting up and the speedometer doesn't work, outside of lighting up. Apparently the speedos are sensitive to water and without it working the 4wd doesn't engag...
| O-T Lounge|| Think it's possible/safe to mount a golf cart seat on an ATV? - Gaston on 3/17/14 at 4:42 pm|
Thinking of mounting something like this:
On the back of this, obviously rear facing:
| O-T Lounge|| This is the most hipsterish crap I've ever seen. - Gaston on 2/25/14 at 3:53 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| 120mm (or 81mm) Ammo Can as Truck Tool Box. - Gaston on 2/25/14 at 8:40 am|
I'm thinking about buying a 120mm ammo can to mount to my roof rack so I can store tools and such up there. I need it to be removable so I can use the rack for my board though.