Speaking of Warranties… SOG Knives…

So I have previously talked about my love for SOG Knives.  I can’t find the pictures but I busted up my multi-tool doing something stupid.

So we’ve done a lot of things like this:

Well while setting up for that specific event, I was cutting into pumpkins to remove the tops.  My 3.5 inch Tanto wasn’t long enough for some of them.  I tried using everything to loosen that one up, including using the file on my multi-tool.  I evidently put just a bit too much pry instead of twist and snap it went.  A friend previously broke my can-opener screwdriver blade as well.

Well the wife’s knife is serrated and needed to be sharpened.  Now that I live in Western WA again I drove over to the Lynnwood store and dropped our knives off for service.  I picked up a new toy while I was there as well.

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But the awesome part was my wife picked up the knives today.  Here’s what all they did to my multi-tool at no charge:

  • New Plier head, this one has a blasting cap crimp tool and a tighter design.
  • New Can Opener
  • New File
  • New Philips Screwdriver
  • New Straight Screwdriver
  • Beveled and trimmed handle covers
  • Sharpened the Knife
  • Cleaned and oiled the whole thing.

20140422_164940We dropped them off at about 1530, 3:30PM for you weirdos, and they were ready at 0830 this morning.

In all honesty, I expected to be charged at least for the file and can opener.  Seriously, that is customer service.  At this point if cash is leaving my wallet, it’s going to have SOG written on it.

 

Random Earworm…

This came across Slacker today while coding…  My immediate thought was both neat and awesome rolled into one:

If you don’t get it, I suggest this for your viewing pleasure.  Oh and in the theme of Deadmau5, here’s a costume a coworker wore for Halloween last Thursday.IMAG0677

I should have taken video too.  The eyes went to the beat of the music and changed  colors.

Deadmau5 – Closer

That locked door…

It’s protection works both ways.

As I’ve said numerous times in debates, if don’t want me to shoot you, the solution is simple, don’t bring violence or harm to me and mine. 

That locked door doesn’t just merely exist for my safety but yours.  Enter it without my permission at your own damn risk.  There is a monster that lives within these walls and you might just let him out of his cage.

I do have another post I need to do since we’re on the topic of Gunny.  Maybe I’ll get to that today since I’m stuck at home. More on that later.

h/t Joe.

Why Did I choose Engineering?

Because of things like this:

There’s a serious personal reward to projects like that.  I do love how there’s even a trigger mode.

My wife just sat staring in astonishment.  Her dad has a prosthetic from an industrial accident.  While he doesn’t have smart limb, he does have a quite high tech limb that flexes and moves naturally.  Most people don’t even realize he has one unless he’s wearing shorts. 

10 years ago, this type of stuff was still fantasy for the most part.  The amount of processing and input gathering required limited the ability to create something usable.  Moore’s law is a freaking awesome thing.