rvmaster1

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    • New Stuff

      9 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Well gang, (if 2-3 of you makes up a gang), not sure, Wish I could say work has been really busy, but I'd be lying if I did. Stuff has been dragging in the RV biz for a while but things are finally showing signs of turning around. We don't sell as many big diesel motorhomes as we used to, but the trailers are moving fairly well.

      On to the more exiting stuff.

      As a PC gamer, my sorry rig has been dragging me down. I was gaming with an old p4 and 1.25GB ram. Sure web surfing and minor stuff wasn't a problem. But playing my FPSs @ less than 30 fps was getting old for quite some time now.

      A friend of mine in True Grit is a PC geek spec'd me out a parts list for what I had to spend and I assembled everything in about an hour, 40 min for Win7 install(give-take15min) and I am shittin' in high cotton. Went from a P4 and a radeon x1300 vid card to a 3.0 Phenom2 Quad-core and HD 5770 1GB card and 4 GB of ram.

      What used to be 30FPS at best jumped to 290FPS......WOOOOOOOT!!!

      Windows 7 is a big improvement too, love it.

      Kaden is growing like a weed. Loves to help me do things around the house when I am in fix-it mode. Too bad he's not any help yet, but it sure is fun. smiley0.gif

    • Happy New Year!

      9 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Been a while, I know, but this NYE for me will be spent looking out for Kaden, our grandson. He's feeling pretty grubby.(15-16 mos with a cough/cold) and needs his Paa Paw. Maa Maw is babysitting her "momma Alice" this eve and can't be with us. smiley2.gif

      You all have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif


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    • Friggen Windows

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Have been fighting with my PC for the past...........Hell, I don't even remember.

      I got to the point that I couldn't even boot from the CD. I spent most of my damn time trying to save the past 3 yrs pictures from my

    • Friggen Windows

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Have been fighting with my PC for the past...........Hell, I don't even remember.

      I got to the point that I couldn't even boot from the CD. I spent most of my damn time trying to save the past 3 yrs pictures from my old install.....unsuccessfully. smiley2.gif Lost I don't know how many gigs of images. Salvaged what I could and had to format and re-install. You have to take into account that I know almost nothing about PCs, all I get is from digging on the net to fix troubles.

      To make a long story short, I tried an install repair of WinXPMediaCenter with a WinXPpro disc and screwed myself on an easy fix.(was meaning to parallel install and steal the files I needed, but overwrote the original and could not access anything. I got what I could out of my grandsons first year and a few family pis and formatted. Upon my frresh install of XPpro I found that I had no drivers to run ANYTHING.Good thing that my work PCs are mostly Dells and I snagged a system/utilities disc and got started. smiley6.gif

      After about 10000000 updates, I finally got going and came back to catch up on missed videos and the few journals I still get alerts for ... yeah, that would be y'all. (I read 'em all, just comment when I can).

      Got updates still downloading so I'm out. <33333

    • Catch-Up

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Been a while gang, been woring as much as possible. heat last week was really bad, but with 2 guys out of 5 gone, we had to take up the slack and get the jobs done. Sucked BIG TIME!

      They cut us back to 35hr weeks and want the same amount of work done, big surprise. smiley4.gif Funny how they didn't bring our hr limit to make bonus down to match our time at work. They give us $2 more on the hr if we turn over 44 hrs, but down to 35 hrs a week, thats kinda hard to pull off.

      Things on the CS:S front have been good. Still part of one of the largest online gaming communities and adminning the servers. Kind of tiring getting called to/fro from one to the next cause of retarded mic spammers and such, but I chose this lot in TG and will stay there till I surrender my CS:S gaming altogether. TrueGrit is my online family and will be till the end. smiley8.gif

    • Sony Release

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      Nearly all of this is NSFW language:

      Sony Video is proud to announce:

      Sony Ad

    • My "Normal" Workday

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      I've tried to describe what I do every day to ppl who ask and finally found a perfectly written decription.

      A modern recreational vehicle is a complex and unique mechanism. No longer is it a box built onto a farm wagon with the old kitchen sink thrown in for convenience. Therefore a new breed of artisan has been created to attend to these creations.

      The technicians of today must wear a variety of hats. This occupation is truly one of the most diverse and all encompassing of any service orientated jobs. Specialization is possible in the automotive services, such as the front end expert, the brake technician, the automatic transmission guru, or in the home construction field... you have the concrete people, the framers, the dry-wallers, the tapers, the plumbers, the electricians, the floorers, the roofers, and on and on. Not so with the RV Technician.

      This person must be THE jack of all trades. He or she is expected to know virtually everything about any and all RV's ever built, including the 1952 Roadstar Kampmobile that has been sitting in the back of the lot since "Watergate". Then, in comes the 1998 Ultra-Cruiser-Supreme, with a reception problem on the satellite guidance location system. Not only is the technician supposed to fix this problem, but he must be prepared to answer all questions as to how the factory could possibly let this slip by their quality control, where the best fishing is at this time of year, and why won't my curling iron work when I'm going down the road.

      The technician must be a master plumber (RV water systems and plumbing are in a world of their own), an expert on electrical wiring (both 110 VAC and 12 VDC), a sheet metal wizard and a fiberglass repairer, a finishing carpenter and a hitching system analyzer. He has to know how to diagnose and repair an air conditioner, a furnace, water heater, refrigerator, oven and stove top. He can replace your awning fabric, roof vent or re-pack your wheel bearings. He has knowledge about electric braking systems, on board water pumps, and how to winterize your plumbing system.

      Unlike the automotive technician, who is normally ensconced behind customer restricted shop doors and formidable service managers, the RV Tech often must do his magic in the parking lot "while the customer waits". Often he has to perform these miracles of maintenance with the customer watching every move and asking a myriad of questions while breathing down the back of his neck. Trying politely to listen to the latest adventures and tribulations of the road, the technician is required to concentrate on properly diagnosing and repairing the intricate machinery of the modern R.V.

      During the frenzy of the summer season, it is not uncommon for the R.V. Tech to have 4 or 5 jobs "on the go" at any one time. After diagnosing and repairing this refrigerator problem, he lets the unit run to test it's operation, next he moves his tool kit across the lot to look at an emergency wiring problem that has just arrived. Of coarse, he must walk back to the parts department to get such and such a part, and while there ... answers a phone in question ... advises an in-store customer about which solar panel will meet his boondocking needs .... and finally retrieves the pliers that he forgot on the workbench.

      Another walk out to the second job is interrupted by a long distant call from the warranty department of the manufacturer ... (once they return your call, you had better be there or be prepared to wait forever for the next request to be answered) That done, the Tech is again halfway back to the wiring repair job when is paged to the service desk only to be queried about how the job is going ! Once again, the trek back to the job and hopefully it's completion, this time.

      Hauling the tool kit back (it gets heavier as the day goes on) the Tech stops to direct and assist this customer trying to back up his 32' fiver onto the street, waves hello to that customer with whom, unfortunately, he has no time to shoot the breeze, and checks on the refrigerators operation on the original job. Meanwhile, a tent trailer has pulled in with a broken lift cable, a camper unit with no clearance lights, and a motor home that has a serious water leak.

      Ah, well, it's 10 am, and the Tech sneaks in a well earned coffee break.

      That's about it for a 'Normal' day....sometimes they actually keep us busy.

    • Time for Christmas

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      This guy must do some serious lighting for a living....I won't hang any lights outside, let alone attemp this:

      Light Show

    • Too Young for This Shit

      10 years ago

      rvmaster1

      After a full recovery and being back to my normal annoying self, I thought I'd let you in on what has been happening for the past couple weeks.

      I was at work same as always and working on a customers truck (installing a hitch)....and after a bit it seemed I was looking over my own shoulder as I worked. This caused a pause in production as you may well imagine. After about 10 mins all was fine. On/Off for the next 3 days this happened. Ppl asking what was wrong left me without answers. Then I would just go blank...sit for 10 min without any idea of what was happening around me.( I knew what was happening, just couldn't react to any of it)
      Then I got an E-mail about a video on NudeTube. Not really into online pron, I checked it out anyway and it seemed all my daughters were involved.WTF!!!!????!!!!
      Told my wife about it but the link was gone and she figured I was nutz.
      Another day and it was time for a visit to the hospital. Test run showed I had a bladder infection, unusual in men and can cause some rather weird stuff to go on in ones head. I got a script for antibiotics and started taking them. 2 days off work and Friday I figured I had better stay home as I was unsure if I could actually remember how to repair anything. Back to the hosp.
      More tests, MRI done twice CAT scan as well. 4-5 nuerologists and all the docs in town couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Now I was even worried. I felt fine and had no symptoms since being admitted so I sat the rest of the weekend waiting to be discharged from the foul place.
      Turns out, as far as anyone knows there was a combo of things caused a chemical imbalance in my melon:
      Not eating for a couple days (not full meals anyway)
      Not drinkuing beer or two days
      no "recreational pharmacuticals" I'm a 25 year pot smoker to those in the dark
      new (safe cigs) they go out when not actily being smoked due to a chemical added called FST
      Stress at home and work
      all added up to what seemed like a bad acid trip and alzhimers rolled into one. I'm back to "normal" nowe though so you can expect my abuse to be back in full swing any time now. smiley0.gif

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  • Comments (327)

    • The_Hybrid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day smiley13.gif

    • SigmaSpartan

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • brandonjw FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      happy fu

    • RTLP

      7 years ago

      FUUUUUUUUU!!!

    • Russspruce FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Hey dude, congrats on being the Featured User!

    • jennifejz

      7 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • MrVash

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • philippeHC

      9 years ago

      happy FU day! (:

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      Grats on your FU Day. smiley7.gif

    • atlus0016

      10 years ago

      and here I thought it was the creepy neihbors.

    • atlus0016

      10 years ago

      Small town, good hunters, half tank max. We always play on payday. smiley8.gif

    • atlus0016

      10 years ago

      You made some good points. But remember that Church was the one that turned the team kill on. I think Sheila was there to defend the Alpha it a Freelancer got to close to the truth. However, things got messed up and Sheila died along with Church. But that was a point I never thought of, so points to to for the that.

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      Murphy's law dogs our fishing trips. I mean, on would think that after several ludicrous situations like this, the chances of actually catching an edible fish would increase! But math, and specifically odds, never translate well into the tangible world. Hence the reason why these things always happen.

      And why we always lose when we gamble.

    • CountCaboose

      10 years ago

      RV, we're restarting our discussion in the "-1" thread. We've...altered the topic a bit.

    • Baloop62

      11 years ago

      hahaha, i like it. If there was such a stick, i would dub it, The Anti-Son-of-a-Bitch Stick.

      and it would hit many a bitches. (not you though)

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      Much ado about nothing, eh? smiley8.gif

    • hitalec

      11 years ago

      YOUR MAIN MUST BE GROOMED. I MUST BE THE ONE TO MASTER IT.

    • hitalec

      11 years ago

      Hey, I've got the idea that the person behind TimeTravel was Stop.

      If not, do you, by chance, have the password?

    • hitalec

      11 years ago

      You realize you'd have to be two-hundred years old to still be using that phrase, right?

      I mean, even if you were oooooold as hell I'd still find it disorienting for you to be using that. It wouldn't have been hip still when you were a baby.

    • Nudge1

      11 years ago

      Yep, you got it smiley0.gif

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      Not so! I shall be here all the while!

      RV, what am I doing wrong? Why does nobody comment on my journals anymore?

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      And you would be correct, RV. I've only heard the word used in two of the myriad contexts you gave. One learns something new every day. Sometimes many things. My apologies for the journal. I thought it was funny.

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      Likewise!

      I suppose I ought to wish you a much belated "Happy" Birthday, so, "Happy" Birthday
      smiley11.gif

    • jeepguy

      11 years ago

      .....Shut up.

    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fanservice

      11 years ago

      I waas just gonna click your name, snoop around and ignore the fact you existed...but the wonderful BBQ you put in my mind has my mouth watering, so congrats on the FU. And screw you for making me hungry. Seriously awesome luck on that drum though.

    • Deegh

      11 years ago

      Woot! Smoker in a 50 gallon drum! Oh...you were featured user? ...didn't even notice...

    • hitalec

      11 years ago

      FU on congrats.

    • fullmetal_24 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keep Moving Forward

      11 years ago

      alert rape alert rape,
      you've been alert raped!!!
      HAPPY FU DAY!!!

    • TuniLives

      11 years ago

      Well, I should probably say something about you being featured user, since I'm your friend, but I don't think anyone really selects the featured users anymore, it's probably just a machine of some sort. Furthermore, since RvB isn't made anymore, I think the featured user aspect has lost the little bit of luster it once had, and is just there for the sake of being there.

      So, with that the way it is, I will say, way to go on making an awesome BBQ smoker. I know I already said something from your journal, but building a cool smoker is worth commenting on multiple times and way cooler than being featured user.

    • Terashima

      11 years ago

      congrats on FU

    • Kaiohan

      11 years ago

      congrats on obtaining spam day

    • DopeyLoc

      11 years ago

      Big props on the FU bro.

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      At last, one of us is accorded the honor he deserves!

      Congrats on being "FU", RV smiley11.gif

    • Merik

      11 years ago

      hehe, I would say congrats for FU, but that's just seems pretentious of me. have a good day smiley0.gif

      Oh, and I almost forgot, Congrats on being FU smiley8.gif

      Post edited 5/15/08 8:23AM

    • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      congrats on fu hope you enjoy the spam day

    • Cegonha

      11 years ago

      congrats on the featured user dude

    • Cory_Eliassen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      congrats on featured user

    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

      Congrats on being featured

    • TuniLives

      11 years ago

      Yea, I know Famous Dave's isn't real BBQ, but it's cheap, which is something I like.

    • HitsFriend

      11 years ago

      what be up dude?

    • jeepguy

      11 years ago

      You can never predict what John Cleese will do.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      response inserted here

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      try changing the password for a week or something...maybe they picked it up somewhere.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      in all honesty i dont know if that would even work...its just the first thing that would come to my mind.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      my parents have both had teargas training, being in the army for collectively over 30 years and have both told their stories...so when i was hit i kind of kicked into autopilot and washed my eyes out at the first shop with a camera

    • TuniLives

      11 years ago

      It's actually a musician, Ingrid Michaelson. The other one is Sunset Rubdown.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      now that would be epic win!

    • Embee90

      11 years ago

      The Loc-Nar owns everything.

    • Boomer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX London Head Guardian

      11 years ago

      1. YOU ARE FAR AWAY!!

      2. jobs are for gays...go to uni and take out a loan...at least in the ik, we get 0% interest!

      3. we should do that...but each talk to some random...and about ehat the other person does, like almost as if that person had died...a tribute. (p.s. im watching house so ive got illness and death on the minds smiley6.gif )

      hugh laurie rulz!

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