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CG: trying out different knots for tying shoelaces.

The standard shoelace knot is a doubly-slipped reef knot (or Shoelace knot) but I've been trying what is effectively an overhand loop but treating the two working ends as one line.

It's much quicker to tie than the standard, seems less prone to working loose, and is as easy to untie (just pull on the working ends simultaneously).
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So how to you make sure that the knot is tight? I can't see how you would easily tighten an overhand loop.

My go-to is a shoelace knot and then tie the loops in a single overhand. Doesn't work loose, adds a bit of time to the undo and I wouldn't do it on thin (dress) laces, but on hiking/work boots it's great.
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Oh looking at it again, it's not an overhand loop at all. I'm getting bogged down in various wikipedia knot pages now :lol:

Edit: It's like this but with one of the loops actually being the two loose ends of the laces.

Edit again no it's not. Leave it with me.
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Slip knot on the bight?
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markfiend wrote:Oh looking at it again, it's not an overhand loop at all. I'm getting bogged down in various wikipedia knot pages now :lol:

Edit: It's like this but with one of the loops actually being the two loose ends of the laces.

Edit again no it's not. Leave it with me.
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markfiend wrote:Slip knot on the bight?
Slip knot? :eek:
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Swinnow wrote:Ain't seen a laced-up dress for a couple of years now, but the thought made me smile lol
Yeah, you definitely want to use a standard shoelace knot for those, or you'll never get her out of it! :lol:
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EvilBastard wrote:Yeah, you definitely want to use a standard shoelace knot for those, or you'll never get her out of it! :lol:
Casting my memory back the issue became getting her in it rather than out of it :wink:
The then Ms Swinnow changed her taste in clothing lol
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Just a brief note : the above shoelace geekiness deserves to be framed! :notworthy:
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My lovely shiny new employer (no, really - lovely. Been here a month waiting for the other shoe to drop, hasn't yet, maybe it won't - stress levels through the floor, happiness through the roof, blood pressure at its lowest since I was maybe 4 years old) is looking to build out a knowledge base to make information/intel shareable across the business and its clients.

Requirements:
Needs to be something that can be both internal & client-facing, maybe having a switch that you can toggle to decide which audience(s) you want to be able to see the content.
Should have a content-rating system - "Did you like this article?" - so we can track engagement and increase quality.
Should have a means by which users can be led down a path - "Now that you've read this article, maybe you'd be interested in this video/article/info."
Should be trackable - how many people looked at/clicked on this article in the past n months?
Ideally should be linkable to another page - marketing is keen on having knowledge base content accessible on various pages on the company website.

Right now we're using Atlassian's JIRA and Confluence applications - Atlassian has something called Service Desk but it doesn't have a customer-facing knowledge base, so it's not an ideal solution. ZenDesk is pretty, but it's a Bugatti Veyron where we need a good reliable station wagon.

Does anyone have experience with online knowledge bases from an implementation perspective?
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EvilBastard wrote:Right now we're using Atlassian's JIRA and Confluence applications
I would have thought that Confluence can fit all of those requirements (with the odd plugin or two).
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Was listening to TalkRadio during one of those 'can't get to sleep nights' when I heard of a right on alternative to google for your browser searches.

Will give it a go for at least a few weeks at home and in work. Also trying less coffee :lol:

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Swinnow wrote:Was listening to TalkRadio during one of those 'can't get to sleep nights' when I heard of a right on alternative to google for your browser searches.

Will give it a go for at least a few weeks at home and in work. Also trying less coffee :lol:

https://info.ecosia.org/what
I use duckduckgo sometimes: https://duckduckgo.com/

I have also been geeking more shoelace knots :lol: https://www.animatedknots.com/shoesurgeons/index.php
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This pretty awesome background removal tool

Gives you a pretty darn good transparent .png that you can overlay onto anything you want to. 8)
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Pista wrote:This pretty awesome background removal tool

Gives you a pretty darn good transparent .png that you can overlay onto anything you want to. 8)
oooh yes, that is pretty cool! :D

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