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    Senior Member timabababaluka's Avatar
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    Splice Geek, or Hero to the Masses?

    So I hear my three year old son playing with a nerf-type gun in the other room, and then, out of nowhere, the gut-wrenching wail of a broken heart (which 92% of the time means a broken toy). Sure enough, he presents the gun to me, and I see that the pull string for the pump has snapped. This is good news--fixable. I locate the string and start to retie when it occurs to me that this calls for a braided mason's line mod with two locked brummels: a tiny loop at the pump, and a nice pull-loop at the end.

    Fast forward five minutes later: the boy is not thrilled with hot pink, but loves the new pull-loop, and is off to terrorize his sisters. The Missus looks on with a mixture of admiration, awe, and disgust (in reality, probably a 10%/10%/80% concentration, but still...).

    So... splice geek, or hero to the masses? Yeah, splice geek .
    (But a splice geek that is saving the world one toy at a time!)
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    Awesome work on the splice works.
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    Most excellent!
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    Yeah. You're a geek... But you are a hero to one happy little man. Job well done. Carry the name Daddy proudly!
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
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    Sweet mod! Your boy will remember that for years to come!
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Thanks all! Just having a bit of fun while on the parenting advenure (I'm starting to realize just how quickly this is passing; my oldest, who I'll swear in a court of law was 3 years old not two days ago, starts middle school in September). Proud and sad all at the same time. Love the young lady, miss the baby girl. Alas, what are you gonna do?

    I wonder if she needs anything spliced?
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    It's not an either-or. It's both. Geek and hero.
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    Hero for sure! (It takes a good geek to be a good hero).
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    Just remember to use your powers for good!
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    @ Knotty & Mad777--gentlemen, I like the way you think .

    @ dragon360--too true! It's just as Uncle Ben says, "With great power comes great responsibility" (he also makes a pretty mean dish of rice).
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