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Ah, but it's a lovely and gorgeous CaseLabs bug that takes hold ^_^

Yep mate...Wonderful cases thumb.gif

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Just make sure that bug doesn't infect your credit cards . . . biggrin.gif

D.

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yeah...I want to try a small form factor this time to sit on top of the desk in my office/work. How's going Darlene? Besides computer and bikes do you scuba dive too?



I even build my own rebreathers . . . . . . biggrin.gif




And with custom electronics . . . . . . . .




But not as much as I used to when I was younger and my back wasn't so prone to disk problems:


Edited by IT Diva - 1/18/15 at 12:13pm
post #162 of 495
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Wow, awesome. I learn a couple of years ago before my daughter was born when we went to Polynesia. I love to dive but since my first 6 or 7 dives were there I kind of become spoiled with that standard and not every place is like that to dive after all... All that gear is for fun or do you run a diving company?

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Edited by Gabrielzm - 1/18/15 at 1:03pm
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Wow, awesome. I learn a couple of years ago before my daughter was born when we went to Polynesia. I love to dive but since my first 6 or 7 dives were there I kind of become spoiled with that standard and not every place is like that to dive after all... All that gear is for fun or do you run a diving company?

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Personal gear,

I got hooked on mixed gas technical diving about 10 or 12 years ago, and then rebreathers.

The waters here are about the same as the south Pacific . . . nearly 200 feet of visibility on good days, with an average temp of 80 to 82F.


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Yep mate...Wonderful cases thumb.gif
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yeah...I want to try a small form factor this time to sit on top of the desk in my office/work. How's going Darlene? Besides computer and bikes do you scuba dive too?

This ^ is insane that you are saying the small form factor for work. My 7 year old Asus laptop is kicking the bucket and I am planning a 250D build for my desk at the Dealership. thumb.gif

The Bug is Real though.

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Where you are BTW Virgin Islands? Another destination then to be added to my long list of places to visit. Would love to dive there. Lot's of sharks? In Polynesia was just ridiculous the amount of sharks..
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Where you are BTW Virgin Islands? Another destination then to be added to my long list of places to visit. Would love to dive there. Lot's of sharks? In Polynesia was just ridiculous the amount of sharks..

Yes, the USVI,

But we don't have much for sharks . . Once in a while we see hammerheads, and a very, very occasional giant manta ray, but the most common shark is the nurse shark, and they are pretty shy as a rule and you have to go looking under the ledges and all to find them most of the time.

Sharks are just not an issue for divers here, unless you're trying to find them, which can be very hit or miss.

Big turtles, spotted eagle rays, and giant southern stingrays are the usual highlights.

D.
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Yes, the USVI,

But we don't have much for sharks . . Once in a while we see hammerheads, and a very, very occasional giant manta ray, but the most common shark is the nurse shark, and they are pretty shy as a rule and you have to go looking under the ledges and all to find them most of the time.

Sharks are just not an issue for divers here, unless you're trying to find them, which can be very hit or miss.

Big turtles, spotted eagle rays, and giant southern stingrays are the usual highlights.

D.

Better yet. While I faced literally hundreds of sharks there in a drift dive on one of the atoll (Fakarawa) I would rather prefer a non-shark dive biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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Was going through the thread and realized I never put up the Aurora green pictures before the transformation to grey. Here we go:




What sort of bug do we have here at OCN? I still not finished Chessboard and I am already thinking on another build on a mercury S5 (to the point of figuring out loop path, number and types of rads, custom reservoir)....nerdsmiley.png I think this is a disease sicksmiley.png


I totally understand what you're saying, Just finished a refresh of my last build in October to add in a Graphics card block and to switch cases. Well I ordered a Mercury S8 with a pedestal a few days ago, I've only been pondering and Caselabs Case for a couple of years now biggrin.gif
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Ah, but it's a lovely and gorgeous CaseLabs bug that takes hold ^_^

I sure hope this bug doesn't take hold of me or it could very well infect my credit cards lachen.gif
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Guys and Gals

here is a small video finally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTarfLgEY4&feature=youtu.be


On other news: @B negative nominated my build (along with others including@lowfat awesome clean build) to the MOTM January 2015. My first reaction was been happy and honored with that specially because I never though my build could go up at the PRO category and was considering running on March on the amateur class. My second reaction was, well I am doomed to loose since I particularly found lowfat build a great and awesome build. Talking to several friends here I realized, well wth, why not. Loose by small or large amount the important thing is to compete and if others found the build good enough for the Pro category I am more than happy now with that feeling of mission accomplished on this project. Besides I need the build to be seen in order to get feedback and therefore improve for the next builds. In any case I decided to go ahead and accept the nomination which means I need to work hard a couple of days to finish the build next week. So I expect more updates soon.

cheers folks and thank you for the support.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 1/21/15 at 1:07pm
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Guys and Gals

here is a small video finally:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coTarfLgEY4&feature=youtu.be


On other news: @B negative nominated my build (along with others including@lowfat awesome clean build) to the MOTM January 2015. My first reaction was been happy and honored with that specially because I never though my build could go up at the PRO category and was considering running on March on the amateur class. My second reaction was, well I am doomed to loose since I particularly found lowfat build a great and awesome build. Talking to several friends here I realized, well wth, why not. Loose by small or large amount the important thing is to compete and if others found the build good enough for the Pro category I am more than happy now with that feeling of mission accomplished on this project. Besides I need the build to be seen in order to get feedback and therefore improve for the next builds. In any case I decided to go ahead and accept the nomination which means I need to work hard a couple of days to finish the build next week. So I expect more updates soon.

cheers folks and thank you for the support.

Thanks for more inspiration towards my S8 build, I look forward to being at this point in my build - But they are still manufacturing my case, so I'm a LONG way from that biggrin.gifrolleyes.gifthumb.gif
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