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Forum: Electric Guitar 04-10-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By samjbow
I managed to pick up an LPJ from their first...

I managed to pick up an LPJ from their first model year for $500 that just had a few little marks on it from being a floor model. Quite the acquisition! Stars align once in a while.
Forum: Tab Talk 12-29-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By samjbow
Nightwish - Cadence of Her Last Breath solo

I've always wanted to learn this solo but I've never really been able to figure it out. There's one Tab Pro tab but I'm not sure it's accurate (then again, it's somewhat difficult to tell). Anyone...
Forum: The Pit 08-27-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
I know, I didn't expect things to be nearly this...

I know, I didn't expect things to be nearly this dreadful. I'm considering remaking my character, since I'm having such an awful time with this one, even though light characters became my favorite in...
Forum: The Pit 08-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
Edit: I should add that I never in the course of...

Edit: I should add that I never in the course of Dark Souls 1 was so frustrated by basic enemies.
Edit: Hit quote instead of edit -facepalm-
Forum: The Pit 08-27-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
Someone got any tips for adjusting to Dark Souls...

Someone got any tips for adjusting to Dark Souls 2? Just bought it and I cannot stand the feel of the game. Movement and combat feel very different, at least to me, and I can't get used to them. I...
Forum: The Pit 08-03-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
Is it commonplace for people to troll by leaving...

Is it commonplace for people to troll by leaving messages in front of interactive objects? At first it was just annoying, until a few minutes ago when I went to read a message and found myself...
Forum: The Pit 07-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
Hey guys, I managed to kill the Capra demon...

Hey guys, I managed to kill the Capra demon today, thanks to your advice!
Ended up bringing in a heavy +5 shield while still maintaining fast movement speed (Hooray Havel's Ring!) and swapped my +5...
Forum: The Pit 07-21-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
I'll try all of your advice. I do have a few +5...

I'll try all of your advice. I do have a few +5 weapons and I try to kill the dogs immediately, but I can't kill them before the Capra has done too much damage to me.
I'm playing on PC and for some...
Forum: The Pit 07-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5,075
Views: 69,166
Posted By samjbow
Could someone please give me advice on how to...

Could someone please give me advice on how to kill the Capra Demon on a squishy dext character? I've tried guides, most of which tell you to run up the stairs behind him, but I ALWAYS get pinned in...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By samjbow
The body size difference is just a specification...

The body size difference is just a specification of this peculiar model (the CTM has a thicker body), it isn't relational to the number of frets.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-11-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By samjbow
I'll keep that in mind. I read on another recent...

I'll keep that in mind. I read on another recent thread that Dean Markley Blue Steel strings are very bright, so I may try them on my acoustic and see how they sound before buying anything new....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-11-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By samjbow
I was actually looking at the Seagull Performer...

I was actually looking at the Seagull Performer series to begin with. I'll try to find used Taylors in the same price range.
Thanks all!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By samjbow
Will look into that. Thanks!

Will look into that. Thanks!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By samjbow
Looking for a new acoustic with a fairly bright sound - any recommendations?

Lately I find myself playing my old starter acoustic (Yamaha F310, what else?) a lot more than my electrics, and I've been thinking I might like to buy a new acoustic.
I guess it's kind of an...
Forum: The Pit 05-30-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
No matter what, everything will be an opinion -...

No matter what, everything will be an opinion - so to have one from someone in the industry holds as much weight as any advice I could get. :) Thanks so much for your help. I deeply appreciate it.
Forum: The Pit 05-30-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
Blackberry is now the name of Research In Motion...

Blackberry is now the name of Research In Motion (RIM), who invented the Blackberry.

Everyone else - thank you so much for the advice. LordSephiroth - with that in mind I am going to deflate my...
Forum: The Pit 05-28-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
I go to school in Guelph, and most of the jobs...

I go to school in Guelph, and most of the jobs I've applied to have been around Waterloo, London, and Toronto.
Forum: The Pit 05-28-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
Maybe that's true, but while you think that,...

Maybe that's true, but while you think that, surely somebody else would've read this and scoffed "Life isn't fair, deal with it"
Forum: The Pit 05-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
What do you mean by that? I fully understand that...

What do you mean by that?
I fully understand that I'm blessed with the life I have compared to others around the world, but we all have struggles, just in different contexts.
Forum: The Pit 05-28-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
Thanks for all of your advice and support. I...

Thanks for all of your advice and support. I really appreciate you all reading such a long vent. I've slept on it and I am going to keep hunting for jobs.
I will try to set up some mock interviews...
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
This is supposed to be the general trend. I think...

This is supposed to be the general trend. I think I'm just in the wrong place at the wrong time - Blackberry has laid off so many people during the past few years, and they were growing explosively...
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
I'm Canadian, sorry lol.

I'm Canadian, sorry lol.
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
Don't get the wrong idea. I know plenty of people...

Don't get the wrong idea. I know plenty of people who do have jobs. It's true that education promises nothing, but it's the only way to get to several places - and those places do exist, it's just...
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
I have plenty of this in my cover letters. I put...

I have plenty of this in my cover letters. I put a lot of effort into these, catering each one to the job description. Our co-op program has classes where they've taught us exactly what you've said....
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
I hadn't thought of that. I might look into...

I hadn't thought of that. I might look into that.
Edit: I will definitely look into that.
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
I'm not quick on my feet at interviews. An...

I'm not quick on my feet at interviews. An example from this interview was the 8 ball puzzle, which you can read about here: http://puzzles4you.blogspot.ca/2009/01/eight-identical-balls.html

It took...
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
We spoke after the interview and we both had the...

We spoke after the interview and we both had the impression that it went more or less the same for both of us.
Forum: The Pit 05-27-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,141
Posted By samjbow
Job search woes episode 2. Brace yourself - this is a little whiny.

So after an extremely frustrating and fruitless co-op job search, applying to all the jobs I found that I thought I could actually perform (a whopping 50 or so), and five unsuccessful interviews, I'm...
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By samjbow
All right. I'll keep that in mind, and maybe...

All right. I'll keep that in mind, and maybe bounce it off my co-ordinator. Thanks.
Forum: The Pit 04-30-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 597
Posted By samjbow
We've been encouraged to add as many soft skills...

We've been encouraged to add as many soft skills as we can that apply to the field, and explain how we might have gained these from past jobs. I've also added volunteer work.
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