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u/hawkxs · 5 pointsr/MTU

Bring a tiny stapler. Lots of the printers don't have staplers by them anymore because you can tell it to staple in the settings but who has time for that.

Engineering paper, notebooks, a nice metal ruler, binders if you truly think you're going to use them (and 3 hole punch), something to write assignments/etc in if you think that's helpful to you, a good eraser (I like kneaded ones), you'll need a non-programmable calc for 1101 if you're taking it (TI-34, like $10), index cards for studying, binder clips are the absolute best for everything. Post it tabs are awesome for marking up books that you might sell back.

Check with your roommate(s) about who's got a fridge, microwave, possible TV/gaming system/etc so you don't both bring them. (ALSO A BOX FAN!) Same if someone's got a futon. Flat pack is good if you might not need/want it, you can shove it under a bed or something. Some folks like rugs, I know the carpet in some rooms is pretty gross. If you're in McNair you can probably live without a fridge, there are full size ones in the kitchenettes and people are pretty good about respecting labels. They also have decent sized TVs in the kitchenettes (basically McNair has the best kitchenettes). I've heard and experienced both ends of the spectrum for Wads - kitchenettes only have minifridges anyway, and the suites come with them.

Make sure your boots, coat, snowpants are both warm and waterproof, you can spray them with silicone spray if you're not sure. (Especially if you're planning on helping with snow statues during Carni). I recommend Columbia and/or Mountain Hard Wear, had good experiences with both. A balaclava type thing is definitely a good choice, plus an assortment of hats/gloves/etc for different weather/days/whatever. Wet gloves are not fun. Get ski goggles or similar, you'll thank me later.

Quarters for the dryer, don't bother with one of those pop up laundry hampers, get a decent bag or just bring the stereotypical laundry basket - I've seen many of these, and I have one myself, and it's lasted more than five years. Just put your name on it or something so somebody doesn't think it's theirs.

Dumb stuff you might not think about: extension cords, power strips, ethernet splitter/switch (only 1 port per room which kind of sucks), stuff like WD-40, super glue, goo-gone, magic eraser, zip ties, flip flops for the shower, shower caddy/bucket, a mirror (if in Wads), (not) duct tape, 3M hooks for all the things, poster putty/sticky tack... a cool/funny/weird hat if you're planning on joining pep band, your instrument if the above may apply to you, hockey/etc equipment for broomball (look for stuff early for the best deals)...

u/tricky_arentyou · 1 pointr/BipolarReddit

The first couple months are going to be the most difficult with the whole medication balancing act. On the bright side, most people have to switch doctors a few times before they find one that isn't a complete idiot, so you already have a leg up!

One thing I wish I had started earlier was keeping a log of everything. This is the pad I am using: http://uedata.amazon.com/-GLANCE-Professional-Planner-Collection-YP110A-49/dp/B00UCC2FLI (I see it's not available anymore, damn.)

Anyway, I write objective observations about myself as well as keep a to-do list and track taking my meds. I write what time I went to bed and what time I woke up, any exercise I did, anything that happened out of the ordinary (and if you are a lady, I would track your lady time). On the year calendar view, I cross a red X on bad days, a green X on good days, yellow X on average days, and a black X on manic days. It helps to have a visual representation of how your moods rise and fall. (There are also apps that do this if you're not a pen and paper type. I find having something physical on my desk is harder to ignore.) And if you notice a pattern, you can look back to see if anything you did that day or the day before triggered a mood swing or contributed to a string of good days.
On Sunday night, I review the week. Any important notes that I took I retype so I can access them quickly if needed later on. Anything on the to-do list that did not get done gets carried over. And I make a general judgment as to how the week went, and try to come up with something constructive I can try to make the next week better. For example, if I see that a couple nights I went to bed really late or ate junk food and that turned into depression, when I write in my next week's dates I'll write a reminder note to try to get consistent sleep and resist sugar cravings. This is especially helpful if you are having side effects from medications, because when you go several weeks between appointments you may forget or misremember exactly how you were feeling the whole time. And on Sunday night, after I've done this analysis and prepared myself for the next week, I rip the previous week out and keep it in that month's file folder. I keep every single day's worth of notes just for reference. Keeping a paper trail of your life will set you up for success. You need to become an expert at yourself, and it's really empowering once you get the hang of it!

And trust me, I've been where you are. Nobody comes with the natural ability to cope with this condition, so don't feel bad that you haven't got it all under control. The fact that you are seeking help and giving the meds a try is a HUGE indicator that you are on the right path!

Other suggestions I have are to figure out your minimum calories and your optimal macro breakdown. Some days, I get it, I can't eat enough either. But make the effort whenever you can and you will see a huge benefit in how you think and feel. Same goes for exercise; when your body is all out of whack you gotta take baby steps. Honestly some days, the best effort I can give is a couple minutes of stretching - but it's better than nothing. I find yoga to be very beneficial, even if it's just super casual stretching with an emphasis on controlling your breathing. You might find yoga or meditation to be a good place to turn when you are having those angry/frustrating/harmful moods. And I think you will find once you start to get these other things in place, sleep will take care of itself.

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the concept of mindfulness, but look into it if you're not. It's another one of those skills you have to hone that will make coping with the bad days much easier. Because no matter what you do, you will always have bad days. Honestly though, in a few months when you find your meds start to click, and you get your habits and routines a little more solid, you'll find that everything you have to do to take care of yourself is almost cathartic in a way.

I know that was A LOT of info, I apologize for the Great Wall of Text! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, I'd love to help in any way I can. :)

u/StrangeVehicles · 7 pointsr/architecture

I am assuming from your profile that you are in the U.S. and will be attending a U.S. school.

First of all, I echo what others have said about questioning "Architecture Engineering". Architecture and Engineering are related but otherwise completely different disciplines. Yes, you use some mathematics and engineering knowledge when practicing architecture, and many engineers also use design principles, but in terms of your education these are very different majors. If I had to guess based upon other programs I've seen, I would hazard that "Architecture Engineering" is some kind of composite course that covers bits of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering, maybe Mechanical Systems (HVAC, Plumbing, Etc.), and maybe even Construction Management. Each of these is difficult academic program all its own, and I can't imagine there being meaningful time for any sort of Architecture Studio curriculum, let alone interior design.

That said, you need to decide if you want to go into Design(Architecture/Interior Design) or Engineering first; don't waste time and money pursuing programs that you aren't interested in. If your goal is to become a practicing, licensed architect then you need to get a NCARB accredited degree from an accredited College of Architecture. This usually takes the form of getting an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Architecture followed by a Master of Architecture. The Master's degree is the actual accredited, professional degree which is required in order to become licensed. Of course, that means you could study whatever you wanted as your undergraduate degree and still apply to a Master program, but I think you'd be very lost without the solid foundation that an undergraduate architecture degree gives. During or following school, you also must intern under a licensed Architect who will sign off on how many hours you work for the Architecture Experience Program. Once you have completed these hour requirements as well as the professional architecture degree from your Masters, you must pass the Architectural Registration Exam, a series of exams which test your capabilities and education. Finally, after that, you may legally practice architecture and call yourself ARCHITECT.

So, regarding your questions, it's VERY important that you start actually researching the profession of architecture to see if it's even what you want to do. I HIGHLY recommend you read Architect? A Candid Guide To The Profession by Roger Lewis. It's the most accurate, thorough and honest overview of the entire process of practicing architecture that I've found. Architecture is a competitive field which requires an intense dedication and discipline to mastering a wide array of complex and disparate skills. It costs a lot of money and at least 7 or so years of your life to become an architect. One upside is that the skills you learn can be applied to all kinds of other industries, though, so many people don't even stick with architecture following graduation but find work in all kinds of other design fields.

Architects, in general, don't make very much money. In general, you won't really be hitting your stride in your profession until your early 50s. Most of this job is sitting down at a computer/desk for very long periods of time doing very monotonous work for someone else. In practicing professionally, you'll find that most people want a simple box for their home/business, and would much rather spend their money on their families/a boat/investments than a nice building. I don't say all this to be cynical, but it's just part of it you have to be ready for. Most of this job is enormously fulfilling, but it's on you to find that.


If, after all of this, you are still interested in Architecture, here's my recommendation for preparing for the Fall:

  1. Read that book I mentioned.

  2. Pick up a book on Architectural Drafting. You won't do much physical drafting beyond your first year, but if you don't understand the fundamentals of how objects and buildings are drawn, you will have a very hard time keeping up. I recommend Architectural Graphics by Francis D. Ching. You won't need all the tools he mentions in the beginning. Get yourself a good mechanical pencil, a drafting triangle, a scale, and a ream of cheap white printer paper. Find some very simple houses or buildings you like and practice "seeing" them and drawing them. Drafting is the common language of the Architecture-Engineering-Construction industries and is arguably THE technical skill that you'll first need to master.

  3. If you have time, download a student version of AutoCAD and start messing around with it. Watch some tutorials. A GREAT thing to do would be to practice designing a small 1-room shed/studio and take it all the way from a sketch to some basic orthographic views in CAD.

  4. Finally, and I cannot stress this enough, do NOT get too caught up in what you think Architecture "is". I think the best possible advice for school is to go into it with an open mind and without preconceptions. Buildings you love now you might not care too much about it 5 years. Things you don't undertand/get might become your favorite projects. Architecture is an extremely open-ended field and the hardest part is carving your own path through it.

    Of course, this is all based upon my own meandering experience, and parts of this probably don't apply to every person. Take it with a grain of salt.
    Feel free to DM me if you have any further questions. Good luck!
u/Cawendaw · 1 pointr/Calligraphy

This is... really good for a second day doing calligraphy. Actually, it's pretty damn good for a second month doing calligraphy. Stop making the rest of us look bad by comparison, you talented jerk! >:( Ok, but you wanted tips on how to improve. So...

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It's good that you're using a nib ladder, but it looks like you aren't using guidelines? Either that, you're using guidelines that are misaligned. One of these two things is causing irregular letter heights, and for each line of letters to sag downwards as it goes to the right.

Either way, it's an easy fix: when you make a nib ladder, align a straightedge to the bottom and draw a line to the opposite end of the page (a lot of people on here use a T-square or a rolling ruler; I usually just use another piece of paper because it's easier to tell if it's really perpendicular and also I am a cheapskate). Then do the same thing to the top of the nib ladder. If you want, you can also make a nib ladder on the opposite end of the page to check if the lines are really parallel. Do this for a whole page of lines.

When you've done this once, you can use that piece of paper to rule future practice papers: just make tick marks at the places the guidelines begin/end and use a straightedge to draw between them.

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Other than that, it looks really good, especially for the second day! You have all the letterforms down, your strokes are confident, and you're keeping the nib at a consistent angle. I'm especially impressed with C, O, Q, and G—it was months before my circles were that even. some days they still arent! If not for your title, I'd have guessed you were at least 3 weeks along.
Bravo!*

>The letters S, X, and Z

Saaaaaaame :( I'd suggest studying the geometry of those letters. X and Z are basically diagonals drawn across a rectangle. Figure out the proportions of that rectangle (
x units wide by y units tall) and try to internalize them. Try drawing a bunch said rectangles and filling them with X's and Z's. Then have that in mind while writing them. It looks like you might already be doing this, since they're underlined? If so, ignore this entire paragraph except the last sentence. If not, I found this pdf to be mildly helpful, although not as helpful as I thought it would be when I first found it, if that makes sense. I'm afraid it's mostly going to come down to practice.

S is like that, but more complicated. There's guides out there that have it as circles inside of circles, or inside a half-square, but I could never keep it all in my head. So far, I don't have a better answer than "practice, compare with examplar, practice some more." There's some pretty awesome people in this sub, though, so maybe one of them will have better advice.



One final note that has nothing to do with calligraphy:

  • if you want to make a bulleted list

  • put a hyphen followed by a space, and it will turn into a bullet and become indented.

  • remember to double-tap enter after ending each line, otherwise reddit markup will ignore it.

  • also, always remember to flair your post! On desktop, there should be a little dropdown menu that allows you to do this. On mobile, it depends on your app. If you can't figure it out just type out the name of the flair you want in brackets inside the title, and it will be added automatically (it's too late to do that for this post, but you can do it for the next one). In this case, it would be [CC] or [Constructive Criticism].
u/shesanti · 3 pointsr/Parenting

I know that this is a touchy subject with a lot of parents... but have you had your child tested for any developmental delays? My son is High functioning Autistic and our journey to diagnosis began with the same issues you are experiencing. I could have written this post a year ago.

Mainly what stands out to me is: No awareness of danger, Difficulty following directions (namely if not concrete), Opposition to authority, lashing out physically.

I truly hope it doesn't offend you that is suggest this, I just know that my husband and I have agreed knowing what we know now I wish we could have gotten our boy help sooner. Since these aren't typical indicators of the ASD diagnosis we assumed the same, coming from a home daycare, being a boy, etc. Even if there isn't a diagnosis, talking with your pediatrician may help you to locate underlying issues that may be causing the behavior

Even if developmental delay is not the issue, there are a LOT of tricks you can use to help him in social situations. We've implemented a token system with our son using this chart: https://www.amazon.com/Kenson-Kids-Reward-Responsibility-15-5-Inch/dp/B00ULVNT10/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1539288689&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=i+can+do+it+behavior+chart&psc=1&smid=A2P5I4NW0QQAX1 The chart is excellent as it has pictures depicting the behavior which helps with younger kids. (reasoning sometimes is hit or miss at that age) Generally for each star earned he gets a ticket that he can use to earn screentime, candy, small toys. It's worked very well and it's a great reminder of expectations. You can also ask if the preschool uses "pivot praise" This is something we learned in ABA. If your child is exhibiting an unwanted behavior the teacher can choose a child who is modeling the correct behavior and praise that child, it normally involves a treat/gummy or some kind to the child modeling the correct behavior. Generally the child will notice the praise and strive to model the same behavior. Once the behavior is corrected they also get a treat.

If your child is visual learner there are books that teach no hitting/bullying that were super effective.

u/garimus · 1 pointr/DIY

Personally, I enjoyed the capability of my table-top drafting table that I ended up giving to a friend, but that may not always be the best suited since you either need a table or a somewhat stable surface to sit on (can work laying over your lap on a couch, for instance).

I always thought having a collapsible drafting table (stand folds up; think TV dinner tray), that would stand on its own, and be sturdy enough to not move when in use (locking positioning will be crucial). Given the fact that she paints, glass is probably the best idea. Also, angle adjustment will likely be very important to swap between a building surface for models, and a drafting surface for drawing.

This was the portable drafting table I had.

This is more what I always thought would be awesome to have, but it doesn't have the attached straight-edge; which I would deem necessary, but your girlfriend may not.

Hopefully those examples can lead you into building something appropriate.

Best of luck and have fun!

u/salt_and_linen · 1 pointr/productivity

I've posted about this here before, but: I do this for myself already and couldn't recommend the method more. I have an extra large planner on my desk at work that I fill with things I accomplished during the day. I started it a few years ago when I started getting frustrated at how few items I was crossing off my daily to-do lists and feeling like I was not being very effective.

I find the list has increased morale, made me better at understanding my job, made me better at estimating task lengths and estimating how much slip I should be building into deadlines to accommodate unexpected emergencies. I've also gotten much better at recognizing what kinds of disruptive tasks are likely to sandbag me, and at curating my To Do list since I have a clearer understanding of how much I am realistically able to get done.

Bonus points: by meticulously documenting what I've accomplished, I can argue my value more capably.

I like this brand/size and have used it three years in a row: https://www.amazon.com/Orange-Circle-Studio-Spiral-Planner/dp/B0791TX259/

I would personally recommend keeping a done list (in a planner, a specific notebook, whatever -- but something personal and accessible to you) over posts in a subreddit or in a daily sticky thread.

Reasons:

  • how much does being on reddit really aid your productivity, really?
  • if you want to refer back to the data for any reason (arguing for a raise, tracking productivity over time, trying to reconcile to-do lists with done lists as I have) it will be easier to have the data immediately available from your records rather than distributed elsewhere, particularly if it's on something like a daily sticky thread that might be difficult to go back and find
  • shorthand/ease of use/potential for sensitive information. I can jot down "call w Scott re: DA" and I'll know what I was talking about; if you're going to be posting your accomplishments publicly, you may find you need to explicate more than you're entirely comfortable with or not be able to take credit for accomplishments you wouldn't feel comfortable posting about.
u/SeaTurtlesCanFly · 2 pointsr/Mommit

My son is absolutely obsessed with The Wiggles. They are better to watch on video, but their songs are catchy to listen to as well. Here is a Wiggles CD.

You can try her out and see if she even likes the Wiggles by pulling them up on YouTube. This is a good episode. My son loves this stuff. He either goes completely limp in utter fascination when he sees one of these videos OR he starts dancing along. He has been learning the hand motions to their songs, so things get pretty adorable around here.

u/Shloud · 2 pointsr/changemyview

I second that this should be a teach-by-teacher decision. I'm not exactly sure what age the OP or anyone for that matter is talking about, but in my high school, cell-phone use is pretty well maintained. There is a relatively popular phone holder thing (this->

https://www.amazon.com/Numbered-Classroom-Calculator-Hanging-Organizer/dp/B01EX0IZ0Y/ref=asc_df_B01EX0IZ0Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198090886690&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7621553335386985087&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003234&hvtargid=aud-801381245258:pla-349816256389&psc=1)

that some teachers have at the front of their classroom, but only use for certain classes. Most teachers have a mix of classes, some of which are super nerdy kids with whom the policy against cell phone usage is most easily enforced by simply calling the student out. An awkward situation is the best natural consequence against a kid who wants the teacher's respect. In other classes, students might be more rebellious, and if the phones become a problem, the teacher simply makes students put their phones in here at the start of class. Banning phones from schools just seems like an unnecessary restriction which will make kids feel like they are being micromanaged. Plus, the phone addiction issue is just as problematic if not more outside of the classroom, so eventually there has to be some good resolution for that. In the meantime, though, just let the kids do their thing, and let teachers spend 12$ on amazon (worst case scenario if the school won't pay for it) and buy one of those organizers, fixing the problem for good.

u/aleii1 · 3 pointsr/Parenting

Does he know all uppercase and lowercase letters? Start with that - puzzles are a fun way to learn these.

If you're really serious about teaching reading you can then move onto phonics. There are some great phonics songs on Youtube, i.e. this one. Check at your local library for the Leapfrog "Factory" series (Here's one of them). These are a lot of fun and a great way to solidify basic phonics information. You can also start working on Fry's sight word list . 25 words makes up 1/3 of all we read, its crazy! Current research recommends a combination of phonics and sight words for teaching reading. Go very slowly with these sight words so as to not make it a tedious chore. I do 2 sight words at a time which we review as part of our bedtime routine, and only add new words after previous words have been mastered, and will occasionally have my son review the words he already mastered to keep that information fresh. Utilize a multitude of strategies/songs/games/etc to keep it fresh and fun. My son loved this phonics rap song on Youtube which I would have never guessed, (and he hated these word circles which I figured he'd love) so let your kid have options/choices in this whenever possible as that will enhance their learning.

After basic phonics have been mastered as well as some sight words, you can move onto Bob Books and some sight word books. Go slow, be encouraging (reading English is SO difficult when you really get into it!) and utilize multiple methods and he'll do great!

u/hottoddy · 1 pointr/Leathercraft

If you're not comfortable with curves, but are willing to prototype in cardstock, then I would recommend picking up a set of drafter's french curves. I have this set of 8, and they are a nice thick plastic (you can definitely just apply them to a squarish leather scratch-out and scratch against them ad-hoc), that you can make tick marks against with a sharpie to use the 'same curve' on multiple pieces.

I don't know a good way to make pleasing curves without doing it by eye, and I don't know a good way to make those curves discrete/repeatable without using a french curve. Bonus - these are also great for a wide variety of corner rounding.

u/Airglow26 · 2 pointsr/fountainpens

I just finished a 4 year degree note taking with a FP for the whole thing. I used a combination of a Lamy Safari and a Parker 51 mostly with parker blue-black ink or Diamine Sunset. Towards the end I had a VP too but I only got that when I was offered a grad job. For me I took notes from the lecture slides that were released before the lecture that way I didn't need to worry about copying off the slides during the lecture and could just make notes on what the lecturer was saying. I'd use one darker colour for the slide notes and then a brighter colour for what the lecturer was saying.

I used a squared a4 brunnen notebook, 3 of them actually. Its similar to this although not quite. I found for my final project I used a leuchtturm 1917 A5 because it was easier to take to meetings and the library in a coat pocket.

If I were to do it again I'd invest early in a really smooth pen that doesn't fatigue your hand but then maybe it was better to have that cheap safari because I wasn't too bothered what happened to it and I was happier to use and abuse it. I see a lot of people now using EF nibs but don't be afraid of mediums or thicker, they are so much smoother! Best of luck with your studies.

u/glimmeringsea · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I do have way too much time on my hands since going part-time at my job and know that I still would never put that much effort into a bullet journal. I love looking at other people's though--so many creative and beautiful entries.


For me, planners like this and this or this serve the best purpose.

u/mividaremix · 3 pointsr/asmr

My earliest ASMR memories were from elementary school. There are plenty of videos in this theme, but I haven’t found vids with certain triggers.

The first “missing trigger” from when I was little was when the teacher used a chalkboard liner on the board. The teacher did it slowly, always smooth with none of those horrible “nail on a chalkboard” sounds. I’ve never seen one in an ASMR.

The next thing was the light clacking of the teachers shoes as they walked the room during tests. Very quiet and slow clacks from a pair of low heels. Sometimes I’ll hear that sound, but not necessarily in that context and usually not a focal point.

Weirdly, the last one was the lice lady. Something about the calming voice paired with the feeling of the long qtips on the scalp. I know there are a lot of cranial massage-type things, but I think I’d like to see more... localized style? Like I don’t necessarily want a literal lice check video, but maybe some type of scalp thing that uses more precise tools as triggers (as opposed to brushing and the like). I think I like the spatial aspect.

u/Rivius · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I like it, nice coverage and cool stickers. What might look cool is to add a black border around the edges with the really thin marking tape like this: https://www.amazon.com/Chartpak-Graphic-Inches-Black-BG1251/dp/B002Q1I2AG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505996982&sr=8-2&keywords=thin+electrical+tape

I really like it, good job!

u/alifelongreader · 13 pointsr/migraine

Omigoodness I love the word crygraine, I'm totally stealing that.

I work with those all the way from two to young adult, and let me tell you, kids are way more kind and understanding about migraines than adults are.

Also, I don't know about you, but when I worked in the schools the fluorescent lights were terrible for my migraines. You can put up light filters (magnetic) over the lights (most come with a sheet saying they're not fire hazards) which really help. Bonus is that my high schoolers said it made school feel less like a prison (direct quote).
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001YT7DFQ/ref=sspa_mw_detail_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Alternatively, if you have a good school, you can ask them if you can take one bulb out in every light. That helps too. Or just get rid of the lights directly above your desk to give you a bit of a sanctuary.

Finally, a glare proof screen cover and the add on f.lux (if school will allow you to download it - they gave me permission) will seriously help when you have to use the computer.

u/DressedSpring1 · 3 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

>i just want the satisfaction of receiving something because i did good

Place these on a coffee table next to where you play. Grab one each time you do good.

http://www.amazon.com/Teacher-Created-Resources-Stars-Stickers/dp/B000YABDEI/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1415830288&sr=1-2&keywords=gold+star+stickers

u/eogreen · 15 pointsr/Teachers

I've been using the wall pocket calculator holder all year and I love it.
It was a fight at first. I'd tell them the number was on their desk, there phone went in the pocket. Then I'd take role based on which phones were in their pockets (I do this on a seating chart projected on the smart board). It was a time-consuming annoyance for the first couple of weeks. "Tim, no phone today?" "Oh, I forgot..." Or they'd lie and say they didn't have it. Then later I'd see them with it and have to write a referral and confiscate the phone.

My admin was supportive. That first month I wrote a lot of referrals. I even had to write a referral for a kid who put in an empty case. Idiot. But by now, they just put their phones up and we move on with life without their sirens call.

I also will structure the day's schedule with clear marking for times when they CAN have their phones⎯like at the beginning when they're supposed to be doing a journal, or to listen to music while writing, or at the end of class when they're supposed to be reading. It's clearly labelled as available phone time which seems to make them better accept the phone-less times.

u/MaggiPi · 1 pointr/migraine

If you want to limit or filter additional fluorescent light, there are these shades that you can purchase online. They attach over top the existing light with magnets and give additional dimming/filtration to flurescent lights. I have used these over my desk for a while and they help me a lot. They come in a pack of 4. I just had to show the package information to someone in facilities to get an OK and then request that they install them over top my desk.

u/Telnarf · 5 pointsr/beermoney

I use this. It's easy to hang and is the perfect size for a small crop.

u/idyllif · 1 pointr/fountainpens

I haven't seen anything like that in a stencil form, but perhaps something like this might help you.

u/bagofpandas · 2 pointsr/DecidingToBeBetter

I’d love to share a photo but I can’t attach one 🤔

ETA: lets see if this works: it’s essentially this :) just plain and boring. Drew a grid and along the left are days and top are things to do.

u/tomjen · 4 pointsr/atheism

In general, you can just buy stuff from Amazon.

Like lab coats.

Or those gold stickers we used to have to work hard to get (http://www.amazon.com/Teacher-Created-Resources-Stars-Stickers/dp/B000YABDEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347649944&sr=8-1&keywords=gold+stickers): 120 gold stars for 4.05 (incl. free shipping with orders over 25$).

u/OoglieBooglie93 · 1 pointr/engineering

You could get a parallel straightedge board. I got one a few years ago but haven't gotten much use out of it since they really don't teach manual drafting at my engineering school.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001700RFU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Or if you have the space and want to get REALLY fancy, a drafting machine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafting_machine

Neither of these are particularly good for notebooks though.

u/ITpuzzlejunkie · 4 pointsr/crochet

If you are going to try Broom Stick Lace, I suggest picking up a drafting ruler. The triangle shape makes it much easier to slip the hook in.

They have them on Amazon or at office supply stores.

Arteza 12" Triangular Architect Scale Aluminum Color-Coded Grooves (Imperial) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY2BJ1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pa0BCbVWWWPEE

u/fuckyeahjake · 2 pointsr/WhatsInThisThing

The device on the right here is a parallel ruler. The idea is it slides perpendicular to the lines you draw, so that you can draw parallel lines. Like this.

u/perko12 · 1 pointr/perktv

I use multicharger blocks, one of these and some long usb cables. Works well for me.


Gotta make sure to buy phones with charger ports on the bottom but that's not usually a problem.

u/radial-glia · 1 pointr/aspergers

For fluorescent lights, they make these light filters which are a LIFESAVER. A few years ago I was working in an office with horrible lights so I put these up and it fixed everything. https://www.amazon.com/Educational-Insights-Fluorescent-Filters-Tranquil/dp/B001YT7DFQ/

u/mongoOnlyPawn · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I've used lighting panels for recessed ceiling lights similar to these.

They're hard to cut, so I score them and then snap them instead of cutting with a saw.

One 2'x4' panel will cover about 3 standard 20gallon tanks, so it's a cheap way to get covers. You can replace them with glass if you like one tank at a time.

Since they're made to hang with just the edges supported, they're stiff enough in a smaller size for a tank.

u/lighting214 · 2 pointsr/techtheatre

Go Rams! Drafting is drawing the various pieces of the set to scale and often from multiple angles. For example, 1/4" = 1' would be scaled down to 1/48th of the original size, so a 4' x 8' standard platform would be drawn at 1"x2" in the drawing. Get yourself one of these bad boys and once you learn how to use it, it can help handle the math for you.

u/OB1-knob · 2 pointsr/MattePainting

I didn't delete my comment, it just had so many downvotes it got buried. Either that, or a mod deleted it, I have no idea.

Look, I get it, you're a nice guy. It was a quick comment that OP should learn how to draw and paint or be destined be another script kiddie that spends a day trying to find the exact right photo reference to copy when if they could link up their hand with their brain they unleash their imagination.

But I'm a dick so don't sweat it. To prove my dickishness, here's a fun piece of unsolicited dick advice: Don't forget to top off your [supply] (https://www.amazon.com/Teacher-Created-Resources-Stars-Stickers/dp/B000YABDEI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481505706&sr=8-2&keywords=gold+star+stickers)

u/sineofthetimes · 10 pointsr/matheducation

We use something like this for our classes. A 42 pocket is also available. We assign the kids a number, and they have to put their phone in the corresponding pocket. It's a pain in the beginning of the year, but they eventually do it without a fight.

u/Boredbarista · 9 pointsr/SeattleWA

How about some gold stars?

u/littletinybabycat · 2 pointsr/pokemon

I think they would absolutely work without the glitter! Painting the inside should work, but you might have to do multiple coats to cover any streaking.

I know they make lots of thickness of black tape that aren't glittery. I was originally going to use this until I found the glitter tape:

http://www.amazon.com/Chartpak-CHABG1251-Graphic-Tapes/dp/B002Q1I2AG/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1449277862&sr=8-6&keywords=whiteboard+tape

For the button they make the same type of cardboard in matte colors. If you go to the scrap-booking section of any craft store they'll be a bunch styles/colors to choose from!

u/kosmickatnip · 12 pointsr/succulents

and there's a matching dayplanner and agenda *_*

u/morleydresden · 5 pointsr/guns

I do only as the lady commands. Would some of these be sufficient?

u/well_uh_yeah · 7 pointsr/Teachers

My school admin supports teachers who want to use cell phone holders in classrooms. I have one of these hanging up. It's been life changing for me--like taking a time machine back to 2000 or so. I recommend it.

I was initially afraid of a few things: stolen phones, fake phone cases, students pushing back, etc. None of that came to pass in the last few years I've used it. The students actually seem to kind of like it.