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 Author: BricksterXD View Messages Posted By BricksterXD
 Posted: Jun 19, 2021 06:44
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle


It's just the same username I used to identify myself 15 years ago when I
played games such as LEGO Racers (1 and 2).
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 22:07
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Have a fantastic weekend, dads!
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 16:06
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In Off Topic, RecycledBrick writes:
  Everything is based around the store logo. I had an idea and went with it. Nothing
too exciting

Of course: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231855
 Author: RecycledBrick View Messages Posted By RecycledBrick
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 16:01
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Everything is based around the store logo. I had an idea and went with it. Nothing
too exciting
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 09:51
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In Off Topic, goldknight writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle

Never!!!!!

That's a long time, Kevin! I ain't got that kind of time to wait
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 09:48
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In Off Topic, axaday writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle

When I got my own place the first time, my phone number was (xxx) 292-3290.
My roommate wanted a mnemonic to remember it and I worked out axadayzero. That
was my name on eBay and various message boards and such until it was eventually
shortened to axaday. I have no affiliation with the AXA Day of Service, though
I applaud their efforts.

I remember it's origin, thought it unique: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1239915

  
I chose my ID Card when I discovered a new kind of minifig that I liked a couple
years ago. His name is Max, similar to Axaday, and he looks like I did in high
school until I started cutting my hair short.

This is new info! Thanks. Did you choose it strictly for it's resemblance
and name, or do you appreciate the 4 Juniors type figs too?
 Author: goldknight View Messages Posted By goldknight
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:58
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle

Never!!!!!
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:41
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle

When I got my own place the first time, my phone number was (xxx) 292-3290.
My roommate wanted a mnemonic to remember it and I worked out axadayzero. That
was my name on eBay and various message boards and such until it was eventually
shortened to axaday. I have no affiliation with the AXA Day of Service, though
I applaud their efforts.

I chose my ID Card when I discovered a new kind of minifig that I liked a couple
years ago. His name is Max, similar to Axaday, and he looks like I did in high
school until I started cutting my hair short.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:30
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In Off Topic, 00Mera00 writes:
  My name came from my love of Mera so kind of simple, the 00's either side
are meant to be kind of like bubbles lol, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

The graphic novel character from Aquaman DC comics? Don't blame you, she's
a fantastically drawn character

  Store name because of my fascination with the great Lost city and if it is ever
found there's got to be some amazing hidden treasures with it so again kind
of simple and all fits together.

I like it!
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:22
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In Off Topic, tpr writes:
  In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle


tpr - my step sons initials.
Used them when i wrote for a local newspaper as "The Press Reporter" (tpr)
then on here as tpr with my shop "The Parts Resort" (tpr)

An impressively run shop, it'd seem too.

  
The picture is of a playing card my grandson had - probably Megablocks (!!)

I've wondered about your ID card pic. Feels good to know. Mega Bloks or
not, I like it. Very colorful!

  
tpr
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 08:08
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In Off Topic, gnelson147 writes:
  My grandparents had a woodworking hobby business when I was a teenager. I would
help them from time to time and went to some craft fairs with them. They had
this floor mat outside of their garage where they worked that said "Nelson's
workshop". So of course the first thing I thought of was Nelson's bricks.
It's our last name. Also my grandparents passed away in 2007 so this is kind
of a way to keep our heritage and their entrepreneurial spirit going.

Beautiful. A name with real meaning for you and your family, I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing.
 Author: misbi View Messages Posted By misbi
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 04:41
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In Related Software, sandman writes:
  In Related Software, misbi writes:
  Anybody know how to find or set the BrickStore local cache?

With BrickStock the cache directory was user selectable under ExtrasConfigureCache

but I don't see the option to set this with BrickStore.

Back in 2003 when I wrote the original BrickStore there were no standards on
where to put cache files on all the supported platforms. So I choose a suitable
location, but let the user change it.

Nowadays each platforms defines exactly what has to go where and for cache data
this is:

macOS: ~/Library/Caches/Brickstore
Windows: C:/Users//AppData/Local/Brickstore/cache
Linux: ~/.cache/Brickstore

cu
Robert

That's great thanks 👍
Now just have to figure out that folder naming.
Seems like it's not sha1 hash encode of part number 1st 2 characters now
🙄
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 04:06
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This is probably their best bet, don’t know of anywhere better.




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  In Off Topic, LegoSpaceForce writes:
  I have some unopened bags of mega bloks that i got with my lego that i bought.
Is there a reference like this one to id the parts?

If you're asking if there is something like BrickLink for Megablox, not as
far as I know. I don't think so.

Actually the Bloks Forum may be helpful:

https://bloksforum.freeforums.net/

HTH,
Maggie
 Author: 00Mera00 View Messages Posted By 00Mera00
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 03:21
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My name came from my love of Mera so kind of simple, the 00's either side
are meant to be kind of like bubbles lol, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Store name because of my fascination with the great Lost city and if it is ever
found there's got to be some amazing hidden treasures with it so again kind
of simple and all fits together.
 Author: tpr View Messages Posted By tpr
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  ... username, store name and ID card (continued) https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1231631

Just spontaneous thoughts when creating your account, or were there personal
significance to any of the three bits of proffered self-identification?

No matter how trivial you might think it, others often find such things vicariously
enjoyable. Even if your post seems inconsequential to you, it's often not
to others and can be a fun distraction for both author and readers alike.

Some of the best reads here over the years for me, have been the more personable
anecdotes. I’d like to read yours. That is if you're bold enough to share?

-popsicle


tpr - my step sons initials.
Used them when i wrote for a local newspaper as "The Press Reporter" (tpr)
then on here as tpr with my shop "The Parts Resort" (tpr)

The picture is of a playing card my grandson had - probably Megablocks (!!)

tpr
 Author: gnelson147 View Messages Posted By gnelson147
 Posted: Jun 18, 2021 01:03
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My grandparents had a woodworking hobby business when I was a teenager. I would
help them from time to time and went to some craft fairs with them. They had
this floor mat outside of their garage where they worked that said "Nelson's
workshop". So of course the first thing I thought of was Nelson's bricks.
It's our last name. Also my grandparents passed away in 2007 so this is kind
of a way to keep our heritage and their entrepreneurial spirit going.
 Author: cycbuild View Messages Posted By cycbuild
 Posted: Jun 17, 2021 23:14
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In Off Topic, popsicle writes:
  Well popsicle I've used here on BL for 9+ years, unsure.
ConstrucToys, not as long. Beyond that, I have trouble with timeline awareness
of events in my life going back to my younger days. Let's just say I've
got some wiring issues from damage I took as a young man overseas.

Here I was, hoping you'd reveal a cute backstory of how your nom de plume
was once closer to "thestud" or "heartbricker42" or "toyboy10000"

Cheers to a decade of popsicle on this forum!
 Author: allstar005317 View Messages Posted By allstar005317
 Posted: Jun 17, 2021 23:06
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Converse All Stars actually. I was trying to come up with a name for my Xbox
live account when I was in middle school. It was (and still is) my shoe of choice,
and seemed like a good username to compete with. The numbers are mostly random.
I wanted enough of them so that the odds for the username being taken on other
platforms was low.
 Author: popsicle View Messages Posted By popsicle
 Posted: Jun 17, 2021 22:55
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In Off Topic, allstar005317 writes:
  For me it all started when I was reading about someone that used Bricklink to
sell LEGO and I wanted to start looking into it. The first thing I did was to
create my account, so I used a username that I use for most everything. The store
name was more of a placeholder originally and I fully intended to change it after
I did more research and actually opened my store. The longer I kept it the more
I liked it and now it is now my brand.

I'm actually surprised that the store name was available. I did try to make
it my username as well, but as it turns out it was someone's former username,
so it is not available.

I like it! Though it might feel somewhat difficult to live up to, for me.

What's the significance of your username, something to do with Volleyball?
Forgive my ignorance if it's obvious.
 Author: allstar005317 View Messages Posted By allstar005317
 Posted: Jun 17, 2021 22:39
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For me it all started when I was reading about someone that used Bricklink to
sell LEGO and I wanted to start looking into it. The first thing I did was to
create my account, so I used a username that I use for most everything. The store
name was more of a placeholder originally and I fully intended to change it after
I did more research and actually opened my store. The longer I kept it the more
I liked it and now it is now my brand.

I'm actually surprised that the store name was available. I did try to make
it my username as well, but as it turns out it was someone's former username,
so it is not available.

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