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    At 1.4 posts/day I must be an addict.

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    I spend a lot of time here and on two other forums as well. I also run duel 24" monitors. It is true once you start running two screens its real hard to go back to one. I been doing the duel monitor ting for 6 years now. Its nice to have one screen up with research stuff while you are working on a proposal on the other. My current computer will let me do 4 screens but I lack the funds to buy 2 more.

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    If you do an a search, Rugged posted a thread, called, Computer Addiction, back in 07, similar to this one.

    I just couldn't get them to merge.
    Last edited by Cookie; 07-18-2009 at 08:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewerRatz View Post
    I spend a lot of time here and on two other forums as well. I also run duel 24" monitors. It is true once you start running two screens its real hard to go back to one. I been doing the duel monitor ting for 6 years now. Its nice to have one screen up with research stuff while you are working on a proposal on the other. My current computer will let me do 4 screens but I lack the funds to buy 2 more.
    I'm jealous Ron, I'm running 2 19" which was big enough until I started watching TV and movies.
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    Maybe, when Terry comes on, he will merge the 2, Rugged's has a poll on it.

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    Each one of Ron's monitors is bigger than my TV. He must get a tan sitting in front of that thing all day.

    I have two tens in the back of my SUV though.

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    We can help. Here is a project to help stave off your preoccupation with the internet:

    Go all around you house....check the screws on every switch plate cover and receptacle cover. Make a spread sheet showing whether the slots are horizontal or vertical. Post back with the results, and we will give you the further assignments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaOrange View Post
    I'm jealous Ron, I'm running 2 19" which was big enough until I started watching TV and movies.
    I got these from Tiger Direct for a 100 bucks each. Best money spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got_nailed View Post
    My name is Nailed, and I have Internet Forum Addiction.
    I spend about 12 hours a week between a few different forums.
    I keep up with the stuff in the forums but a lot of times I will not post in a lot of them.

    12 hours a WEEK??

    I can do that in my sleep
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    I have enough to do to my own house

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    Awe god I just relapsed!!
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewerRatz View Post
    I got these from Tiger Direct for a 100 bucks each. Best money spent.
    Damn!!!!!!!!!!! That is a deal.
    My 19's were from NewEgg for about $150 each (bought 3, 1 for the wife 2 for me).
    Unless side work starts picking up for me I'll be staying with the 19's for some time. I've done 2 sidejobs this year so far, haven't been paid on either yet. Usually by this time I've done at least 20+.
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    Why not paid yet ??? Were they for family ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    Why not paid yet ??? Were they for family ?
    I'll be paid on both soon hopefully but with the Architect ($300) job he always pays late. I make sure not to take too much on for him at once - my options are limited as I'm not an engineer, I do the plans and the architect signs and seals the plans. I can't put a lean on a project.

    The other job is for someone I do alot of sidework with and I'm pretty good friends with. He never tells me what I'm getting paid but it is always more than I expect. That project went through a couple of changes and then had to wait on the architect to pay him.

    Neither situations are ideal but given the current construction industry down here I can't complain (for sidework I was down $15K+ last year and probably $20K+ this year). All the work I do as side work I do at night, I don't count it as income until it is my account. In 4-5 years I've only been burned twice.
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    Sounds good...I hope you don't end up looking like your avatar...

    Work has slowed here also...

    I have taken steps to cut my overhead as much as possible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    Sounds good...I hope you don't end up looking like your avatar...

    Work has slowed here also...

    I have taken steps to cut my overhead as much as possible...
    Thanks. In my (real) job the work has changed from 90% new construction to 95% remodel/tenant infill. We are working harder for a little less money.

    I made a good decision to sell my mustang when I did, had I waited I would've gotten $5K less. I keep an eye out and tell my wife as soon as it's realistically possible I'll be picking up another one. I wish that was now, alot of people are having to get rid of toys - there's some really nice high power cars that can be had for $10-15K.
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