LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 245 - Thursday, November 13, 2003
Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Index to Today's Digest
01 NEW: sapphires
02 RE: Fires Near Faceters
03 NEW: Computer woes........
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 08:03:46 +1000
From: "N & I Pearse" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thurmond..Can someone please explain the following.(1)should sapphires be
always cut on table.(2)does it produce a brighter stone than off
table.(3)Will it lighten the stone by tilting say10deg off table(4)How to
locate the table by colour zones(no Polarascope).(5)Best way to cut party
colour sapphiresand (6) best designs and angles for sapphire Hope someone
Subject: Fires OT
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 14:44:46 -0800
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <email@example.com>
From: TA Masters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I hear and feel you. Hard to get your mind on things with all that going
on. Simple breathing became quite a chore. We did not see the sun for 3
days. The smoke was choking.
Last night's news indicated there would not be enough contractors to go
around and many would wait a very long time to rebuild. So sad.
Subject: Computer woes........
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 19:25:07 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <email@example.com>
From: "Peter In Maine" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just got a message from my server about the new STINGER VIRUS....seems it
is biting off a big hunk of web servers and slowing them down....
I went on line and did a new check up on my system,,,,,,,, didn't have it
Just a tip for everyone..
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TODAY'S FUNNY ~
Keeping a high profile in an office
Never write a note or memo if you can phone or visit instead;
everyone wants to talk whenever you're ready.
Don't sit down to talk. The acoustics are better the higher you
are, and remember that most people are a bit deaf so speak up louder!
Try to talk with _at least_ three people between you and your
listener, so that they don't feel left out.
The very best place for a conversation is in the corridor, beside
someone else's desk. If the corridor is full, try leaning against their
cupboard or hanging over their screen.
Never warn people of your approach by knocking on their desk
or cupboard. People love surprises, especially if they're busy.
The best time to disturb someone is when they look thoughtful or
are concentrating. It's your _duty_ to give them a break now and again.
To make sure that _you_ get regular breaks, never use a "Do No
Disturb" sign. When other people use them they're only joking.
Always hold meetings around a desk. If you book a conference
room everyone will think you've got something to hide.
If the phone isn't answered after four rings, hang on. Someone
will answer it eventually, and they might like a chat, too.
Never divert calls if you're leaving your desk. Your telephone
could get into bad habits.
Try to whistle, hum or tap your fingers while you work. It is a comfort
to others to know that you're still there.
If you have to design the office layout, remember to leave lots of
wide-open spaces so that we can see and hear each other right
across the floor.
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