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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #810 on: July 15, 2019, 10:14:50 pm »
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I joined the wonderful world of the NBN today. Here's hoping it's more reliable than ADSL (my previous connection would frequently go slow or drop out randomly when it rained - and it's been raining a bit in the last month or two...)

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« Reply #811 on: July 15, 2019, 10:20:02 pm »
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I joined the wonderful world of the NBN today. Here's hoping it's more reliable than ADSL (my previous connection would frequently go slow or drop out randomly when it rained - and it's been raining a bit in the last month or two...)

It was the best change I ever made. After being stuck just on the border of the ADSL exchange (so my speeds e.g. d/l was about 4 Mbps which is considered quite poor), I moved places and got on a really strong HFC NBN connection. My download speeds don't drop below 90 Mbps now even during peak. You don't realise what you're missing out on until you get a strong stable NBN connection. My speedtest I just did: https://imgur.com/a/R2VoZnE

I've heard horror stories as well re: NBN, particularly on FTTN/FTTC (fibre to the node/curb) and fixed wireless services. Here's hoping yours is successful too!
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #812 on: July 15, 2019, 11:39:15 pm »
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« Reply #813 on: July 17, 2019, 08:25:05 pm »
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« Reply #814 on: July 18, 2019, 07:54:34 pm »
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Rock climbing is a lot more strenuos and tiring than it looks.
I feel so sore after going rock climbing today.  :-\
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #815 on: July 18, 2019, 07:59:21 pm »
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Rock climbing is a lot more strenous and tiring than it looks.
I feel so sore after going rock climbing today.  :-\

If you feel really tired and sore chances are you were expending a lot more effort than you needed to. Often beginners will overuse their arms and neglect the importance of their legs. Next time you go, try using your legs to push you up the wall and your arms/hands for balance :)

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« Reply #816 on: July 19, 2019, 08:04:31 pm »
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If you feel really tired and sore chances are you were expending a lot more effort than you needed to. Often beginners will overuse their arms and neglect the importance of their legs. Next time you go, try using your legs to push you up the wall and your arms/hands for balance :)
Thanks, I'll definitely try to keep that in mind for when I go rock climbing next week.
We have the oppurtunity to jump off the wall. Does anyone have any experience with that and is it as scary as it looks?
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« Reply #817 on: July 19, 2019, 08:20:41 pm »
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Thanks, I'll definitely try to keep that in mind for when I go rock climbing next week.
We have the oppurtunity to jump off the wall. Does anyone have any experience with that and is it as scary as it looks?

No worries :)

What do you mean by "jumping off the wall"? Like abseiling?

First time I went abseiling it was a bit intimidating and I tripped over backwards off the cliff face (this was outdoors) but I was fine :) If you're dealing with overhangs just make sure you lower yourself down enough so your head won't crash into the wall/face (you won't die or anything if it does but I tend to prefer not whacking my head into things ahaha). Remember that even if you screw up anything you have your belayer there as a safety net  :)

The scariest part of most things is starting & that's certainly true for many people when it comes to stuff involving heights.
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« Reply #818 on: July 19, 2019, 08:28:21 pm »
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No worries :)

What do you mean by "jumping off the wall"? Like abseiling?

First time I went abseiling it was a bit intimidating and I tripped over backwards off the cliff face (this was outdoors) but I was fine :) If you're dealing with overhangs just make sure you lower yourself down enough so your head won't crash into the wall/face (you won't die or anything if it does but I tend to prefer not whacking my head into things ahaha). Remember that even if you screw up anything you have your belayer there as a safety net  :)

The scariest part of most things is starting & that's certainly true for many people when it comes to stuff involving heights.
I'm not really sure to be quite honest but I'll try to describe it anyways. Context: Indoor Rock Climbing.
So like there's a little place to stand on top of the rock climbing thing and you can jump off that with like a rope or something.
Sorry if that made no sense.
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #819 on: July 19, 2019, 08:40:57 pm »
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I'm not really sure to be quite honest but I'll try to describe it anyways. Context: Indoor Rock Climbing.
So like there's a little place to stand on top of the rock climbing thing and you can jump off that with like a rope or something.
Sorry if that made no sense.

Oh I think I get it - so like freefall?  In that case I woudn't find it very scary since if you're wearing the harness you can control your speed and it's pretty hard to muck that up (not saying I couldn't - just that the chances are quite low) and even if you did you'd have a belayer or autobelay system to stop you if needed. That being said, it'll probably feel scary for most people standing on the platform.

If you're jumping where there's a wall or other obstacle near you, you should face it so you can push off it with your feet if needed (which I find fun), but I'm sure they'll go through everything relevant anyway :)
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« Reply #820 on: July 19, 2019, 08:51:38 pm »
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Oh I think I get it - so like freefall?  In that case I woudn't find it very scary since if you're wearing the harness you can control your speed and it's pretty hard to muck that up (not saying I couldn't - just that the chances are quite low) and even if you did you'd have a belayer or autobelay system to stop you if needed. That being said, it'll probably feel scary for most people standing on the platform.

If you're jumping where there's a wall or other obstacle near you, you should face it so you can push off it with your feet if needed (which I find fun), but I'm sure they'll go through everything relevant anyway :)
Yeah, I think it is a freefall.
Thanks again for your advice.  :D
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #821 on: July 19, 2019, 09:00:46 pm »
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Re: Mundane life updates
« Reply #822 on: July 19, 2019, 09:14:26 pm »
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« Reply #823 on: July 25, 2019, 05:20:41 pm »
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I'm going to Tassie for the weekend!
Any recommendations on souvenirs to bring home?

Ha! I was in Tassie over the weekend, too! Where did you go? How did you find it? :)
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« Reply #824 on: July 25, 2019, 05:25:37 pm »
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I done the freefall for rockclimbing.
Like Bri MT said the scariest thing was when you jump off the platform. After that it's not too bad.
I'm glad I did it cause I would've regretted if I didn't.
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