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Thread: Glenns Coasters and Brains

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    Glenns Coasters and Brains

    This is Friday. On Friday the house cleaning crew come.

    I'm out in the shop making coasters. I figured out what strips of wood I want for the next two additions and where I want them.

    I will be age 90 next month and my short term memory is not going to win any blue ribbons.

    A couple times in this build I have figured out what I want to do next, only to return to do it after the glue set---and could not remember which board went where.

    I had a brilliant idea. I came in the house to get the Canon (camera that is) and Carlos (the son of the family that runs the cleaning service) asked me what I was going to do. I explained that I had laid out the sticks of wood in the approximate position that I want to put them. Since I had done this a couple times before and could not remember where the sticks went I was going to take a picture.

    "Oh," Carlos said, "You have a photographic memory!"

    Nuff said?

    Have a laugh on me, courtesy of Carlos.

    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Ha, well you're not the only one Jim, been using that for a while now.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I use the camera on my phone to remember things on a daily basis. It's faster to snap a quick photo than it is to write a note.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Yep, the camera's brain is better than my remembery at times, for sure!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  5. #5
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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Brilliant Jim i love the joke and your sense of humor.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk

  6. #6
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    Dec 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    I used to have a photographic memory, but everything went digital and I can't find film!
    Jesus was a Woodworker

  7. #7
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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Jim, Photographic memory or not, you are an inspiration. I hope we all live long enough to say this.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    ....I will be age 90 next month....

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Pictures are great for things like that, and, for refreshing memories like...> things didn't fall out and get lost, but rather with age/time things simply get so organized that they can be disorienting at times
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ID:	87105 & Yep, I agree with Ted, you Jim are an inspiration
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    You don't have a memory problem, at least no worse than mine. I'd use a camera but I forgot where I put it.
    "We the People ......"

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    When I was still working and we got company "smart" phones, I used the camera function not only to remember how something went back together but to provide photographic evidence of how I found something that had been abuse. Love digital cameras!

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