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  1. 6 points
    Seismic is out and I PASSSEDDDDDDD!!!!! It was my last exam and I am 37 weeks pregnant. I failed seismic once and I AM DONE NOW!!!!!!!
  2. 6 points
    Proud of my gradual transition from a Dilbert to a Wally.
  3. 5 points
  4. 5 points
    Riding through Leadville today and someone put this in the woods.. literally scared the shit out of me when I looked left...
  5. 5 points
    So, for those of you not on "the Facebook", I made my big screen debut. I don't remember even hearing about it being in theatres besides some film festivals, but I was an extra in "My Days of Mercy". It was when I still had my motorcycle and they said they were looking for biker lookin' guys. It was a grand total of about 1 second. It was funny while they were shooting though. We had to look like we were in a bar, but not make any sound at all...no glasses clinking, no talking, nothing...we were all supposed to sit there and mouth "peas and carrots" over and over again so it looked like we were talking. My motorcycle actually got more screen time than I did. I only watched enough of the movie to find my scene and FFW-ed through a bit, but for those interested in that kind of thing, I can verify that there are boobs and at least one scene of Kate Mara and Ellen Page doing things that are definitely not kid appropriate.
  6. 5 points
    Heh.. I was gonna ask if that nasty shit came with a free butt plug.
  7. 5 points
    That shovel didn't look entirely innocent at first glance.
  8. 5 points
    Got the result, I passed. Thank you to all the EB members who shared their exam experience. Big thanks to @GirlsCanDesign@txjennah PE for your help, advice and support.
  9. 5 points
    The only problem with living in Indiana, is that you're living in Indiana.
  10. 4 points
    Well, I suppose it’s better than dreaming your cell phone went off.
  11. 4 points
    Water? like from the toilet?
  12. 4 points
    Engage 4 day weekend mode:
  13. 4 points
    I’m out. See you monday.
  14. 4 points
    Well, he made it a day and he was in the driveway asking me to unscrew the throttle limiter. Picked the boys up from nanas house after work yesterday. After I showed him how to start it and do the strap on the helmet, he took off and I didn't see him again until it started getting dark. This is the kid who would, literally, not leave his room all day if you let him between the laptop and the iPad so I'd say the "dirt bike", as he likes to call it, is a success..
  15. 4 points
    You know you need some of these went with the smaller version this time around...... 2 for 2 bucks, shipped, I lose about a quarter in the process, which means you win! http://engineerboards.com/store/category/5-engineerboards-stickers/ My primary goal is to be in some brewer somewhere and see one of these mixed in with all the other stickers on the bathroom mirror..
  16. 4 points
    I took the CBT Environmental PE exam on June 11, and I still haven't received results. Did anyone else take it around that time, and if so, have you seen results yet? Update: Just found out that I passed! I primarily worked through the NCEES practice exam. I also found the videos at the link below to be helpful working through additional problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHKm4iNu0vE&list=PLhEt0fVgaYTjXqyTG_HI5xiQykBzYJHgo
  17. 4 points
    It’s been a while since mine did this but this brought back a lot of memories when I saw this today....
  18. 4 points
    you should have written it into his contract.
  19. 4 points
    Hey, I mean, you’re closer to perfection (read: WA) that way.
  20. 4 points
    Couple things I have learned along the way: 1. Begin studying realizing the fact that 60-70% of everyone preparing like you will fail. This is the death star trench run--the odds are not in your favor if you just do what everyone else does. 2. Don't plan on figuring problems out while taking the exam. You need to know it all before walking in there. It needs to be reflexive, automatic, instinctive. 3. For the morning speed and accuracy are essential. When you practice problems, practice them the way you'd solve them in the exam. As in...quickly and unglamorously. How accurate can you be when you aren't actually writing out Cs=Sds*I/R or other formulas? 4. Don't expect the test to be fair. Study everything. Don't think just of how to solve the problem, but also how test writers try to trick you into a mistake. 5. NCEES is not in the business of helping you pass the exam. Remember that when you buy their practice exam. 6. Read the code until you dream about it. Read footnotes..and their footnotes. Read commentary. 7. Annotate your code...highlight it, put notes, shortcuts and reminders in it. Especially ACI, which is a labryinth. 8. Have as few references as possible. Don't walk in thinking SERM will be your bible. 9. If you're a buildings person, know AASHTO. If you're a bridges person, know buildings. 10. Wake up early the day before the exam. That way, you're a little more tired the night before and can go to sleep earlier. 11. It's statistically easier to hide knowledge deficiencies in the morning, with multiple choice. The reverse is true in the afternoon. Approach and methodology are important. The wrong approach will torpedo your entire problem. NCEES knows this and writes problems to lure you into this trap.
  21. 4 points
    @TehMightyEngineer The following items are what I've gained from study of this exam: Gravity - absolutely nothing but I've been designing for around 14 years now. More if you count side work during graduate school. Lateral - I learned a few things. First, I specifically learned special seismic detailing after paying out the ass for it as nobody in the southeast uses it. Second, I've learned that the older I get, the worse I am at these shitty licensure exams as I've never came close to failing an exam before in my life and I've now failed this one (4) fucking times. Third, I can't tell what most of the problems on that report are but I remember pulling everything from the cold formed framing directly out of the AISI and somehow that was still marked as incorrect (I missed 15 more problems than I anticipated on the morning section, something isn't right there. I'm concerned I may have screwed my bubbling up because of the bridge problems I skipped, I'll never know though, because fuck NCEES.), I don't trust my licensing organizations, the state board, or the NCEES themselves anymore and I will harbor a FUCKING hatred of all of these fucking fuckers for the rest of my fucking career. Fourth, GA is retarded for accepting this test as the only means of licensure for a glorified fucking house designer (myself). Fifth, this has made me ponder why it is easier and easier to become a contractor while code requirements on engineers are getting more stringent. Sixth, this has made me wonder why the fuck I became an engineer in the first place as I believe I've been caught in the middle of something I should've been grandfathered in on, FUCK NCEES again and the GA board. Seventh, why keep changing the damn codes? This is getting fucking ridiculous all of you fucking fuck code changing fuckers. We aren't having failures from the older codes. FUCK. Eighth, I now wonder why the boards keep adopting these new codes and why any state would make this test their only route to licensure when they aren't even a seismic state. Ninth, I hate NCEES 3000. Tenth, I hate the GA board ∞. Eleventh, I now know how to make infinity on the keyboard (ALT + 236). Twelfth, engineers don't make enough money to go through this horse shit so the fucking boards had better be careful, otherwise they aren't going to have any fucking engineers. Thirteenth, how in the absolute fucking fucktardation can you fail someone on a God Damn competency exam when they absolutely fucking showed that they were competent with written problems? That's a rhetorical question. FUCK. Last, I think I'm going to become a God Damn contractor as they make twice as much as engineers and they can apparently eat fucking paint chips while doing so because those fuckers are stupid.
  22. 3 points
    If @ChebyshevII_PE really wanted to screw with us, he'd make the gametime in @Roarbark's timezone.
  23. 3 points
    Surveys out now! I passed! All done now!
  24. 3 points
    I passed seismic. This was my third try. So relieved I passed it.
  25. 3 points
    Let me know how this works out for you @Audi driver, P.E....
  26. 3 points
  27. 3 points
    Sir, do you have a few moments so that I may spread the word about the states of Tennessee and West Virginia?
  28. 3 points
    It's basically a Friday. July Four day weekend!
  29. 3 points
    I did not take an online course as part of my studying. However, on this forum, I have seen a lot of love for the Zach Stone material. I used a lot of the Engineering Pro Guides material (books/exams) in my studying and liked his take/approach a lot. He now offers a review course, and I would probably check that out if I was currently studying. Generally I would look for people who are 'participating' in the continued changes to the PE. There are some courses/materials out there that haven't changed for several years - those are probably outdated/low effort. I see Zach and Justin on here regularly, and I think they are keeping up with the changes to the exam content. This doesn't exclude others, btw, I am just pulling out two names I see a lot and have heard good things about. There could be others I don't know about.
  30. 3 points
    Just got it! So happy.
  31. 3 points
  32. 3 points
    Jus got mine. Good luck everyone
  33. 3 points
    I thought it would help fellow examinees to have a forum to help them prepare for the upcoming Oct 2019 exam. I will be registering to take the Lateral Building portion only. I did not make it through on the April 2019 Lateral. Passed vertical a few years back (3 year old kid ago to be exact). While obvious answer is study /study - , the following are the tips I have gathered to date and I'd like to share. I'm hoping others will share their study techniques so we all can pass together. 1 - Start early (get all the codes/book) and place tabs - There is no such thing as too early. Placing tabs will help you get familiar with the codes. So, this has dual benefits. 2 - I've heard good stories about EET exam. I personally am not a believer on exam prep courses but I would like to give this a try for the upcoming exam. Anything to keep me on focus helps. 3 - Create flow charts/ good summary notes of important topics. A lot of folks who passed on their first try had detailed flow charts that they ended up not even turning to the codes for some of the afternoon problems. 4 - Do the easy problems first in the am. For building folks, the AASHTO problems have typically been easier for me in the am. I go through these first and dump the two heavy codes to the floor first. 5 - For the pm problems, do not struggle trying to complete all the parts. If it is difficult, move on to the next problem. My experience has been that it is very tempting to complete topics you know so well and end up spending a lot of time. Even though I was aware of this going in, I ended up doing this to some extent. 6 - Keep a list of things that is tricky/ simple formulaes that is best be memorized before the exam to save time. Review these 2 days before the exam. 7 - Keep a schedule and maintain it. This is hard and will be tested for the Oct exam due to summer family commitments. 8 - Get the right book/study guide. I did not know about the Allan Williams (Seismic and Wind Forces). Realized that this was probably the best study preparation guide after the exam. I'll continue updating this list. Hopefully based on input from others. Lets all be SEs before 2020.
  34. 3 points
    We went to the USA-Chile game in Paris on Father's Day. My 11 year old and 6 year old loved it, as did I. Mrs. Buff was ambivalent about it before going, then once we got there, she was all about it as well. The only thing that I didn't like was that they do not sell alcoholic beverages inside the stadium (no beer, boo!), but I guess that's a good thing, after the shenanigans that I have seen on YouTube at other Eurpoean soccer matches. We are now religiously following the team in the Buff house.
  35. 3 points
    I don't remember if I shared this when I did it, but made this thing out of wine barrel rings. it's f-in heavy!!! but I like it much better than the lampshade the sellers hung from the ceiling. also took me like 7 tries of connecting the wires and securing the fixture because there was no give at all and they kept coming undone. woo!
  36. 3 points
    I was here a week ago asking for advice for managing the kid while studying for the PE. Husband has stepped up tremendously. As a mom, you think you need to figure out how to balance everything. Sometimes, you just can't... Thanks for the reality check guys
  37. 3 points
    Since it rained most of the weekend I made a trial run at some Adirondack chairs- had most of the lumber from another project, since these are pine will defin have to give them a heavy coat of paint - plan to make the next two out of leftover snowboards and skis! maybe $30 bucks in wood and $2000 in billable hours into this Never have all the shit tools you need.. Shitty pic but the front feet are "rounded" that took me some time
  38. 3 points
    Was just skimming emails and was made aware that the 17th of June marked my 10 year anniversary... as an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church! Reverend Supe in the house.
  39. 3 points
    It doesn't look like anyone has bothered that shoe rack since about 1975
  40. 3 points
    Still picking up a few songs here and there on the bass guitar. Some are those that MS1 is learning and some are what I dug into on my own - Another One Bites the Dust, I Ran, Jenny Says, When I Come Around, It's Coming Down, Green Onions, etc... This thing wins on all fronts - it's fun, a great stress reliever, and MS1 and I get to spend time together learning from and watching each other play. I'm still surprised how much kids can absorb and learn in a few short months.
  41. 2 points
    Cafeteria chili cheese dogs (what could go wrong?)
  42. 2 points
    I hope so. Problem solved. Never hung it up.
  43. 2 points
    "Say 'ello to mah littul fren!" I am the Scarface.
  44. 2 points
    I’ll take that as a yes.
  45. 2 points
    I drank all the WC this weekend. Then had to find other things to drink. Yesterday, I had three lovely mixed drinks. And a Naturdays.... which was surprisingly not the most disgusting thing I have ever had.
  46. 2 points
    Along with "For a good time, call RG..."
  47. 2 points
    yeah yeah, i'm from the midwest. if it's got snow it's a fucken mountain okay
  48. 2 points
    Well, got the manual verification result back. No change in results. I expected as much. I still don't understand how I could've done so poorly in the morning. I guess this means I am, in fact, just retarded. Maybe mental retardation is just contagious and I caught it either here in GA or in NC one. Here is typical copied text from client correspondence today: 1 inche bolts come in 1 and 1.5 inches most situations on site need a little over a inche but not quite an inch so bolts at question dosen't come into the plate and 1.5 bottom out so we put 1/2 plate as a spacer and only 1/2 inche is been engage by elocone but. So the space will allow full engagement without bottoming out and leave no play and don't have to use any other spacers I've gotta get out of this shit. It's lowering my IQ.
  49. 2 points
    I know a guy that passed October 2018, he said it took him about 8 weeks to get the license. I'm just surprised it is taking so long. I don't understand the holdup. Don't they have to approve anyone taking the PE test anyways in NYS? Do they have to recheck the paperwork?
  50. 2 points
    Yesterday we rode from Copper Mountain to Vail Pass, felt good and then decided to go towards vail - was really fun until we realized we had to go back up to vail pass - All in all legs did pretty good for some 10% slopes at 10,000 feet - but that ride back up to vail pass (from Vail) was a bitch!!!
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