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Pretty fair review. I enjoyed how much research he put into subcultures and fashion through the series. How much is real or embellished i dont know, but that few things I've looked up have held true to descriptions in the books.

This is probably a dumb question. How many people are dying from heat in naturally hot parts of the world?

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 19, 2019

I'm off to a weak start Haha.

Been waiting on the drafting supplies in the mail (I shouldn't have let that hold me up though, it ain't stoppin you from putting in work lol). I've been trying to avoid giving Amazon money when I can but damn if I'm not missing two day shipping right now.

In regards to the book it's been a cool read and what I've worked through so far has given me a better understanding of the CAD program (Rhino) I'm learning. It works on the same concept of getting to a 3d model. The program is actually a 4 window set up (front,top,side,3d). Who would have thought a digital drafting program uses the same concepts as paper drafting.... not me apparently.

I think that description is accurate of most artistic endeavours.

    Of course, to brag about being a great employer, it helps to be one. Siegel sees plenty of resistance to offering things applicants might actually want—namely, money and flexibility. In a survey ZipRecruiter conducted last year, he says, most employers said they were focusing all their recruiting efforts on job listings themselves. “Instead of doing things like lowering the skills required or improving the pay, it was all about how much they were spending on more job boards or more recruiting solutions,” Siegel says. “There was a real resistance to responding to the market that was telling you that if you want to get good talent, you have to improve your offer.”

Sounds like the set up for a Dilbert comic.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 12, 2019


I was complaining about the slow moving apprenticeship last pubski. My assistant manager pulled me aside and told me to keep doing what I'm doing and I will be able to move ahead at a faster pace. He said there have been other apprentices who have been moved through the program during the time that the two current ones have worked there. I was told it is an issue with their work ethic which is something I can see (long lunches, showing up late, and talking a lot). I don't think it was entirely professional of him to talk with me about other employees but It was motivating to hear.


I've made a plan with my friend to make a few signet rings with his bands logo. I don't plan to charge more than cost but it's gonna be good motivation to create a design and figure out how to make use of a casting house.

I have been attempting to refine my morning routine. As of late I've had the habit of waking up early just to lay in bed for 30 minutes looking at my phone. I don't think it's a good start to the day. I read once that Jason Alexander (George Costanza) starts everyday by getting up and splashing water on his face for the sake of having some simple routine. I don't particularly look up to the actor but I've been doing it the past two days and it's good for shaking the grogginess off. Beyond, that I'm just making a point of not checking my phone until the few minutes I have between finishing breakfast and heading to work. That 30 minutes I was wasting before I have been trying to spend stretching and doing a simple work out routine.

I was going to post the morning routine entry in a thread here, but I wasn't sure if a 5 year old thread was considered lost in the ether.

I cant help but feel article like this are akin to watching Keeping up with the Kardasians. I dont what you'd call it, celebrity vouyerism or something.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

I'm game! I can't promise I'll be much competition though haha.

I will pick up Complete Metalsmith. It's been encouraging to know that there are in depth books available on so many techniques used in the field, like a book specifically for hinges and catches.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 5, 2019

Little disappointed to hear this jewelers apprenticeship moves quite a bit slower than I thought. The other apprentice I work with has been there for 1 year and has only had one training shift on the bench. I was told during the interview I was brought on to free up more time for training so hopefully that is is the case.

On the plus side working around jewelry has kept my mind on it and had me focused on my goals more. I've been spending about an hour a night working through YouTube tutorials for Rhino 6 to learn CAD design. I also ordered some books to help expand my knowledge and skills. They are; Modeling in Wax for Jewelry and Sculpture (covers carving and casting), Jewelry Design and Development: From Concept to Object (Follows 20 artists from start to finish on a piece), Jewelry Illustration, Jewelry Concepts and Technology (seen it on a few lists as the benchworkers bible) , Jewelry Design: The Artisans Reference (covers the fundamental components of rings, cuff links, bracelets, watches,ect.)

I have some more books on my shopping list about more specialized for certain techniques or the history of jewelry but I think this is a good start to establish a solid understanding of the fundamentals. I'd like to find a good beginners project book for benchwork but I haven't done the research yet to find one.

If they will not be able to give me bench time at work I will teach myself in my free time. I hope with developing my own skills and the work experience/resume bullet point of the job I will be able to get my foot in the door somewhere better paying and more interesting in a few years.

kleinbl00 I know you are studying Jewelry as well. I mainly posted the book list above for you. Do you have any recommendations to round out my self education?

This seems like a market issue

    The reality is, of course, more complicated. For example, women tend to own smaller farms that typically make less money. Many female farmers and landowners are trying out new approaches to agriculture—making "value-added products" like jams and cheeses, renting to conservation-minded tenants—that aren't always valued in the U.S. food system. Still, things are improving: U.S. Department of Agriculture census data shows women's sales have increased across every class of farm over the last three decades.

This is obviously something more and an issue that I'm glad to see is being addressed.

    It's not just a size issue, however. For decades, institutional barriers have kept women out of agribusiness. In 2008, the USDA was ordered to pay out $1.33 billion to Latinx and female farmers who were denied loans because of their gender and race. This problem still plagues the department: On average, women received less money through federal farm programs, but slightly more than men in conservation and Commodity Credit Corporation loans in 2017.

The rest of the article discusses the hardships of being a women in a male dominated field and the sexism you might expect of people out in the country. That sounds hard and terrible but I'm not sure how much it impacts the economics of farming the article starts out discussing.

moslydeaf  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 29, 2019

It's been an interesting week. We had 9 tornados touch down in my state. Two of them went and trashed some of the poorer neighborhoods in my city. I can only hope those affected have insurance but I know that's unlikely. It's sad to see but interesting on some level since I have never seen a natural disaster before.

There is fundraising and community out reach going on. I'm not sure how to get myself involved. The only option I've seen for me to contribute is donation and that is not viable right now. It is encouraging to see the community come together.

In my personal life I have had a productive week. I have started my apprentice jeweler position. I'm gonna be broke and pretty much just polishing and rhodium plating rings for the foreseeable future. That's alright with me though, I am grateful to get my foot in the door and willing to put in the time to earn my education.

In my free time I have been working through jewelry design tutorials for the CAD program Rhino. Ive been playing with design ideas to start a small side hustle dropshipping the jewelry I design. That is until I get the skills and equipment to do more technical pieces/interesting pieces at home. Rhino is also one of the industry standards so perhaps that will come in handy later on as well. Hoping to have CAD design and bench work under my belt and become an unstoppable creative force Haha.

All in all things seem to be moving in the right direction. Hope everyone is happy and productive until the next pubski.

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