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08-30-2018, 08:15 AM - 2 Likes   #151
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I work with Audio-visual equipment for live shows, festivals and anything else you may need for A/V. Summers are crazy. Kamloops has a single festival that runs from July 1st to August 31st, one band a night. That's right, we have a total of 62 main shows plus 7-9 secondary shows every Wednesday (depends on the amount of Wednesdays that year) at another location in town. Sun, rain, heat, smoke whatever the conditions, the show goes on. In 10 years of doing it for myself, I've not once cancelled a show. I think there may have been one night with my boss calling it due to lightning, and even then, the band unplugged and played acoustically with the minimal audience up on stage with them. That's just one festival in the summer. We do many many tradeshows, AGMs, galas, fundraisers etc throughout the year.

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Did 4 years in Air Force in AMMO, spent the four years trying not to blow myself up while delivering huge fireworks to the flight line.
When I got out I followed in my father's footsteps and became a union Pipe fitter/Plumber......still doing it...
In my free time I have been spending my time exposing my Pentax sensors to light.
I have been shooting Pentax since a wee age of 13, and have been intrigued with these little light collecting boxes all my life....
About 8 years ago I got a little digital design degree and since then I have been working on both my graphics design and photography skills (basically a mix of both)
Now that I'm 53 and may still have another ten years of pipefitting left in me, I am getting my skillz up so I am in good position to do my passion of photography and graphic design in my golden years
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What do you guys do to make ends meet?
Do for a living? What exactly does that mean? thnx.

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After some initial years in research in theoretical physics, I found myself on the path of becoming a research institution nomad. Instead I settled down and am still working on my first commercial job after 18 years, but for the 6th company. I try hard to make sure that software which we develop keeps a certain high-value kind of data for a certain industry, who all of us depend on to participate in this forum, secure and always available.

While I stayed local, the closest people who I regularly work with are more than 6000km away and I'm constantly stretched between times zones ranging from one side of the pacific to the other. Unfortunately from west to east, so my posts could come in any time of the day. But I do enjoy the occasional opportunity to visit other sites, where my interest to stay over one weekend for photographic opportunities nicely aligns with much less expensive flights when I do.
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I travel a bit too and I always find that the first roundabout, sorts the men from the boys...
For me, a roundabout is nothing more than a chicane.

Size up the traffic flow on approach, a quick stab on the brake, grab a gear, and back on the throttle, with a quick flick first one way, then the other, and then back, then accelerate back up to the limit on the lane out.


(In one of my other lives I am a race car driver. I find it hard to separate racing from driving to work or the grocery store. Mrs. Racer has gotten used to riding along, probably because I never bounce off of other cars or the guard rails.)
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My mother was a rally driver - to this day she cannot drive anything less than a V6.


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roundabout is nothing more than a chicane.
My eldest sister had never seen a roundabout when she was learning to drive - the first time she encountered one, she drove over it instead of around it.


Regarding driving disasters : Russian dashcam videos are uniquely terrifying.
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Regarding driving disasters : Russian dashcam videos are uniquely terrifying.
My observation, based on the world I see on YouTube, is that in many parts of the world driving, or even going out into traffic on public roads is suicide.

Meskel Square, before the elevated trains.

No traffic control devises, signals, stop or yield signs, nothing.



If they added an island in the middle it might flow a bit better.
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Meskel Square, before the elevated trains.No traffic control devises, signals, stop or yield signs, nothing.
HAH! I love how some of the scooter and motorcyclists stay out towards the edges, or just shoot through the middle of it.

Brilliant.
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HAH! I love how some of the scooter and motorcyclists stay out towards the edges, or just shoot through the middle of it.

Brilliant.
It is interesting to note, that there seems to not be a single accident, Even though the video is relatively short, given the sheer volume of the traffic in might be inferred that the accident rate is low.

Still, a bit crazy for me.
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