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Title: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Solanaceae on May 06, 2016, 03:59:59 PM
This discussion is inspired by the subreddit /r/oddlysatisfying. Note this is SFW in this case.
I'll start...
Walking on freshly mowed and cool grass (especially on warm sunny days
Sanding and cutting joints that fit together perfect
When you open a can or bottle of carbonated drink and you see a "fog" come out of the top
Sucking on a Mike and Ike so that you eat the flavoring off and are left with the gelatin core
Taping two pieces of paper side by side and they have a smooth, consistent joint.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on May 06, 2016, 04:42:53 PM
This discussion is inspired by the subreddit /r/oddlysatisfying. Note this is SFW in this case.
I'll start...
Walking on freshly mowed and cool grass (especially on warm sunny days
Sanding and cutting joints that fit together perfect
When you open a can or bottle of carbonated drink and you see a "fog" come out of the top
Sucking on a Mike and Ike so that you eat the flavoring off and are left with the gelatin core
Taping two pieces of paper side by side and they have a smooth, consistent joint.

What is a Mike and Ike?  :o

I wouldn't describe this as oddly satisfying as such, more like plain satisfying but anyway:

You're so tired, exhausted, worn out and go to sleep. You wake up the next day feeling refreshed, energised and revitalised. :P


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Solanaceae on May 06, 2016, 06:08:16 PM
It would for me, since every time I wake up, I feel crappy.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on May 06, 2016, 07:01:05 PM
@Mercurylamps : A Mike and Ike is a candy, very much like a jelly bean. I've never tasted them so I can't tell you how they taste. I have an old package of them that I use for a chemistry laboratory demonstration where I melt a bit of potassium chlorate to produce a hot environment very rich in oxygen and then drop a Mike and Ike candy and it burns quite spectacularly with a whitish flame. Most teachers use gummy bears but I always fear it won't drop to the bottom of the test tube hence a "dry" candy instead of a sticky one.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lumex120 on May 06, 2016, 07:52:24 PM
Here are some I like:
-Watching mercury vapor and probe start metal halide lamps re-striking
-Installing Ubuntu on old computers
-Replacing ballasts in fixtures, especially when it is like something from HPS to MH or MV to MH.
-Watching things get destroyed while running (this excludes street lights getting taken down by cars) Here is a channel dedicated to this: https://www.youtube.com/user/ssmmkk2


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: tolivac on May 07, 2016, 12:51:40 AM
I also like wiring ballasts,fixing transmitters at work,Building electronic kits when they were available,doing the vacuuming at home and work(remember I am one of those vacuum guys),using various appliances,collecting them.I also like that destruction channel-if you like that look up "SSI World,"Komar Industries,ShredTech,"muffin Monster"various shredder and grinder sites.The Elmo dolls getting ground up with the mower and "Drilled" was halarious!There was another destruction site that showed things being smashed with golf clubs-the poster took those down,they were also funny.He also ran over Elmos with a mower and threw them into a fan.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Ash on May 07, 2016, 04:46:23 AM
Repairing old computers and other IT equipment. Replacing capacitors, repairing fans, and so on. Then i install Gentoo (previously Arch)



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Solanaceae on May 08, 2016, 02:39:06 AM
Brand new or smooth concrete
Distant lightning and thunder from an approaching storm
Rain on the roof at night


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lumex120 on June 02, 2016, 08:53:51 AM
Here is another one: That refreshing smell when you first turn on the car A/C or window A/C. It has got to be my second favorite smell besides the smell in Subway restaurants.  :P


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: wattMaster on June 02, 2016, 08:57:55 AM
Here is another one: That refreshing smell when you first turn on the car A/C or window A/C. It has got to be my second favorite smell besides the smell in Subway restaurants.  :P
I've always wondered what that actually was.
I always thought it was refrigerant residue.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on June 02, 2016, 01:16:36 PM
Here is another one: That refreshing smell when you first turn on the car A/C or window A/C. It has got to be my second favorite smell besides the smell in Subway restaurants.  :P
I've always wondered what that actually was.
I always thought it was refrigerant residue.

It is most likely mold.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: wattMaster on June 02, 2016, 01:41:27 PM
Here is another one: That refreshing smell when you first turn on the car A/C or window A/C. It has got to be my second favorite smell besides the smell in Subway restaurants.  :P
I've always wondered what that actually was.
I always thought it was refrigerant residue.

It is most likely mold.
Then every air conditioner has mold!  :o


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on June 02, 2016, 02:53:02 PM
Maybe not all, but certainly most. The one in my house (a whole house heat pump) usually does not smell but the one in the car always does. The heat in the winter probably kills the mold in the house unit but not in the car. The problem is much more prevalent than you'd think.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Solanaceae on June 07, 2016, 01:47:32 AM
Wow, the more you know. Is the mold in the filters (easy ish fix for some) or is it deeper than that? Another thing that remind me of AC is a cat. I was at a friends house and the cat went into a back room and started lapping up the drainage water from the furnace. He told the cat to stop, I'm not sure if this is mold or mildew buildup related or just so the cat doesn't spend 20 mins licking the floor.
Another satisfying thing is using tape without getting hair sticking out of the edge or is underneath it. With the pupper and my dad shedding (roasted), there's hair everywhere, and vacuuming doesn't do much but stir it up.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on June 07, 2016, 03:21:57 AM
The mould is probably not much in the filter unless it is never changed, but in the air conduits and in the coil. As for the water, all refrigeration systems will condense water on the cold side. With a heat pump or air conditioner, the cool side has condensation. My heat pump has a drain in the basement for the air conditioning cycle and the outside unit has frost buildup (frozen condensation) during the heating cycle. This would not be the best water for a cat (or any living thing) as it is practically distilled water (deprived of minerals). Of course it has been soiled by the dust and what not in the furnace so I wouldn't use it as such.

Heat pumps will have less mould as the wintertime heating cycle will likely kill it.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Roi_hartmann on June 27, 2016, 01:52:51 AM
For me, one thing that is odly satisfying is to do the laundry. There is just something on it and I could do it all day,(no I dont work in a landry)

Other thing I like is the sound of EOL preheat fluorescent lamp blinking. I like it best when the starter is older one and the blinking rate is slower. Starters with metal can will have better sound. Bllinking light itself is annoying but the sound is simething that makes me relaxed.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 06, 2017, 11:53:38 AM
This looks like the opposite of the Annoying Things topic :D  I have a lot of things that are oddly satisfying and enjoyable:

A freshly washed and waxed shiny car
Seeing the gas gauge needle go up to the "full" mark after refueling
Doing laundry and the smell of clean clothes (I agree with you, Roi_hartmann)
The sound of ice cubes when first dumped into a cooler as they begin to melt and chill your drinks
The appearance of an incandescent filament through an unusually thin soft white coating
Vacuuming and hearing crunching sounds as dirt is sucked up
Getting into a hot car that's been parked in the sun on a cold winter day
Cutting into a perfectly cooked medium rare steak
The smell of fresh fallen rain
Watching and hearing a big thunderstorm roll in from the back porch
Going outside on the first cool, non-humid early fall day in September
Seeing an incandescent vertical filament bend into more of a C shape as it ages or is burnt horizontally
The heavy, tired feeling through out your body after running, swimming, or kayaking
The warm pink light from modified spectrum halogen bulbs






Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lumex120 on July 06, 2017, 12:56:09 PM
I also love the look of a beaten up, dayburning, dimmed out mercury vapor yardblaster with a missing refractor. Bonus points if it has a coated lamp.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 06, 2017, 06:37:36 PM
I also love the look of a beaten up, dayburning, dimmed out mercury vapor yardblaster with a missing refractor. Bonus points if it has a coated lamp.

Oh, yes. For me, it doesn't need to be a yard blaster, but any NEMA head, ballast-in-arm etc will do. Basically any MV fixture that has a vertical lamp with a bucket refractor, but the lamp has to be coated. My bonus points are when the lamp shape is BT. Unfortunately, a rare sight here...


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 07, 2017, 05:55:52 AM
-Weightlifting, though painful, is oddly satisfying
-Fluorescent lamp EOL's
-Cars and motorcycles firing up
-Rapid start lamps successfully firing up

Why in the world is that all I can think of?  :-\


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 07, 2017, 06:10:28 AM
Doors that latch properly with a satisfying click, and that lock and unlock easily as they should. This means keys cut correctly and working smoothly (not really the Home Depot ones cut by someone who doesn't care).

Returning to the satisfying lighting, I like to see a (preferably MV) very old fixture that has done decades of service, normally with bucket optics (NEMA, ballast-in-arm, etc.) with a new PC and lamp. A testament of how well they are built. That and the same with fluorescent lamps, especially if they still have magnetic gear.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 07, 2017, 08:06:21 PM
I remember trencheel303 mentioned peeling the protective film off new electronic devices earlier in the thread. I agree that is very satisfying to me as well as the smell of "fresh electronics".

Here is a list:

  • Freshly cleaned/dusted computer system
  • Seeing the fuel guage needle shoot up to F after filling the tank in my car and starting the engine
  • Satisfying click sound and tactile feedback from some switches
  • Having a fixture relamped after the old lamp was at EOL for ages, seeing the area surrounding the lamp is nice and bright again.
  • The soft feeling buttons that require little effort to press on the remote of my Sony Bravia LCD TV compared to the feel of cheaper remotes.
  • Watching a LPS/SOX lamp warm up, or seeing a large group of them turn on at dusk which I get to watch nearby a lot.
  • Smell of brand new tyres.
  • Smell of freshly cut grass
  • Seeing the sky turn black before a severe thunderstorm during summer (it is winter at the moment in Australia, and we have a few severe storms where I live)
  • Keeping ice cold drinks in a car fridge in the boot of my car on road trips, and getting a nice cold Cola in the middle of nowhere on a very hot day.
  • Freshly washed bedding.

I can't think of anything else at this time.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 07, 2017, 08:07:56 PM
For me, one thing that is odly satisfying is to do the laundry. There is just something on it and I could do it all day,(no I dont work in a landry)

Other thing I like is the sound of EOL preheat fluorescent lamp blinking. I like it best when the starter is older one and the blinking rate is slower. Starters with metal can will have better sound. Bllinking light itself is annoying but the sound is simething that makes me relaxed.

Oh yes! I love the pinging sound of the starter trying to start an EOL lamp. I also like hearing the faint hum of a fluorescent ballast to break up the silence in a room. ;)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on July 07, 2017, 09:46:38 PM
I keep it simple, freshly made coffee from my vintage all glass stove top pyrex coffee percolator, none of this luke warm single serve junk, just a cup of hot fresh coffee complete with some grinds in the bottom of my cup, and people who give me there old rusty cast iron cookware telling my its junk and then making it look and cook like it's brand new in under 24 hours and hanging it with my other addiction collecting cast iron cookware.. I also like listening the vacuum seal breaking on a can of home canned salmon as I poke a knife though the lid and eating it right out of the jar with a fork..   


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 07, 2017, 09:48:35 PM
Yep! Nothing beats freshly made coffee, not the instant made stuff. I love the smell of bacon cooking first thing in the morning or freshly baked cookies.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Roi_hartmann on July 07, 2017, 11:41:18 PM
I keep it simple, freshly made coffee from my vintage all glass stove top pyrex coffee percolator, none of this luke warm single serve junk, just a cup of hot fresh coffee complete with some grinds in the bottom of my cup, and people who give me there old rusty cast iron cookware telling my its junk and then making it look and cook like it's brand new in under 24 hours and hanging it with my other addiction collecting cast iron cookware.. I also like listening the vacuum seal breaking on a can of home canned salmon as I poke a knife though the lid and eating it right out of the jar with a fork..    
Oh yes! With percolator you really can make cup of "d#mn fine coffee". As Dale Cooper would verbalize it.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 08, 2017, 03:38:57 AM
I keep it simple, freshly made coffee from my vintage all glass stove top pyrex coffee percolator, none of this luke warm single serve junk, just a cup of hot fresh coffee complete with some grinds in the bottom of my cup, and people who give me there old rusty cast iron cookware telling my its junk and then making it look and cook like it's brand new in under 24 hours and hanging it with my other addiction collecting cast iron cookware.. I also like listening the vacuum seal breaking on a can of home canned salmon as I poke a knife though the lid and eating it right out of the jar with a fork..   

I use one of those Pyrex percolator pots to make tea (just the pot, not the percolator parts inside). Go figure !


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 08, 2017, 06:33:22 AM
I've never had coffee... the closest thing to coffee that I enjoy, although totally different, is hot chocolate. Aww man... some
hot chocolate with milk added instead of water... so nice, smooth, and rich. Add several marshmallows to it and I'm goonnnneeeee.
haha
And then there's bacon. OOOOOOOOOOO! Bacon, bacon, bacon and BACON!! Nothing beats that sizzling crackling and popping!! Then the smell... and then
the taste!!! HAHAHAHA... *ahem*...granted, bacon isn't necessarily the best protein filled food, and it's also covered in fat
most of the time... but it's one of those foods where, when the smell hits your nostrils, it's far too late to turn away.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 08, 2017, 05:10:19 PM
I'm about to cook up some nice, lovely, aromatic, juicy bacon for breakfast. ;)

Another thing that satisfies me is nice, warm clothes fresh out of the dryer on a freezing cold morning. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 12, 2017, 12:33:56 PM
Suzukir122 and Mercurylamps,

I love bacon!  Especially bacon that's not too crispy.  In fact, there's a restaurant that I like that has thick cut bacon as an appetizer.  It's like a 10 inch long one inch thick slice of sizzling bacon, my guilty pleasure.  

Here's a few more really satisfying things for me:


Freshly cleaned sunglasses
The hum and gentle breeze of a table fan as I go to sleep
The crackling of ice cubes when first dropped in bourbon
Feeling the heat in my car get warmer as the temp. gauge rises after a few minutes of driving on a cold morning
Lighting a room with a few lower wattage bulbs instead of one brighter bulb to set a relaxing mood
Lower pitched clicking sound of the turn signals in upscale cars


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 13, 2017, 01:21:46 AM
@CEB1993: That sounds so delicious, my mouth was drooling when you mentioned that long thick cut bacon. :o ;D

I too love the hum and gentle breeze of a fan when I go to sleep, especially during the summer.

Strangely in my car if you put the heating on when it's cold the fan stays at the minimum speed but will automatically ramp up after it has warmed up blowing nice warm air on you.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 13, 2017, 05:30:15 AM
Fan sounds knock me out most of the time. But specifically the musical aspect of it, not just the sound of
the air. If the fans have sounds that match and they give off a duet ambiance type of sound (if that makes any sense)
that's when I drift off to sleep. Sometimes without even knowing it. lol


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 14, 2017, 06:47:47 PM
Here's a picture of that thick cut bacon that I like so much.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 14, 2017, 07:08:22 PM
Dang that bacon looks so delicious. Lucky you CEB. ;D

I love hearing the sound of the air conditioning compressor kick in every so often when I fall to sleep along with the gentle humming of the fan. It is especially refreshing when you have a severe thunderstorm outside while you have a fan running indoors for some reason. I know I'm crazy. ;)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 15, 2017, 04:58:43 AM
Yeah me and severe thunderstorms being relaxing is an absolute no no. haha... if there is a severe thunderstorm,
I'm watching it to see what events unfold. Regular thunderstorms on the other hand, I could sleep through. Severe and
Supercell storms, no way.

And that bacon looks really good, but with me if the slice of bacon is that thick, it has GOT to be cooked throughout
the entire middle portion as well with no cold spots. I'm not sure if I've ever had a bacon piece ever like the pic
you just posted though lol


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 20, 2017, 09:52:34 PM
Tight steering in sporty cars.  My Jetta has a 36 foot turning circle and the steering wheel takes 2.8 full turns to go from lock to lock.
Casting a fishing rod and hearing the small, fast ticking sound of a well strung rod



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 20, 2017, 10:24:01 PM
If the storm is bad enough to produce hail and strong winds, it is no longer fun for me.  I agree with you, Suzukir122 that some severe storms are not relaxing.  I'm happy with thunderstorms until the first hail stone falls, and then I freak out and go move my car to shelter.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 21, 2017, 08:35:57 AM
Quote from: CEB1993
  I'm happy with thunderstorms until the first hail stone falls
Yep hail sucks.
Other than that I love a good big thunderstorm & nice heavy rain.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 21, 2017, 09:34:26 AM
Yep Hail is never a good thing and they're often times associated with supercell storms. Especially
golf ball and grapefruit sized hail. And based on the structure of the storm, big hail stones are also
often times a sign that a potential tornado could be on it's way towards you.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 23, 2017, 04:16:32 AM
Hail doesn't happen often here but I've noticed that the sky turns a greenish colour before hail does happen.

A while back I remember we had a very big powerful storm during the day and there was many close strikes. I opened the door on my Nissan and could smell the ozone so it must have been very close. I also seem to recall a slight tingling when I touched the metal body of the car as well. :o


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 23, 2017, 08:09:59 PM
I've witnessed a lot of thunderstorms this summer.  There are lots of afternoon thunderstorms that develop in the mountainous regions of the Carolinas and I have a perfect view of the storms from the back porch as they swallow the mountains in low clouds.  The thunder and lightning shows are amazing as the thunder echoes over the open area over the lake and I can see where the lightning strikes on the mountains across the lake.  Sometimes it's a nice gentle thunderstorm with light rain and soft rumbles of thunder.  I like to sit on the back porch with a beer for those relaxing types of storms.  It's amazing to see a storm develop, move across the landscape and then pass over my house.  Other times, the storms have been violent with heavy downpours, gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning, and deafening thunder.  Thankfully no hail since last March.  I close the doors and windows, stay inside, and often go down to the basement when one of these severe storms strikes.  


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on July 23, 2017, 08:19:28 PM
I've witnessed a lot of thunderstorms this summer.  My family and I have been spending our weekends at our new lake house in the SC mountains near the NC border.  There are lots of afternoon thunderstorms that develop in the mountainous regions of the Carolinas and I have a perfect view of the storms from the back porch as they swallow the mountains in low clouds.  The thunder and lightning shows are amazing as the thunder echoes over the open area over the lake and I can see where the lightning strikes on the mountains across the lake.  Sometimes it's a nice gentle thunderstorm with light rain and soft rumbles of thunder.  I like to sit on the back porch with a beer for those relaxing types of storms.  It's amazing to see a storm develop, move across the landscape and then pass over my house.  Other times, the storms have been violent with heavy downpours, gusty winds, cloud to ground lightning, and deafening thunder.  Thankfully no hail since last March.  I close the doors and windows, stay inside, and often go down to the basement when one of these severe storms strikes. 
Ooooh looks like i found where i wanna live.... i love storms lol


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: tolivac on July 23, 2017, 10:34:19 PM
I like storms,too-often sit in my open garage and watch!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 24, 2017, 05:56:06 PM
Tight steering in sporty cars.  My Jetta has a 36 foot turning circle and the steering wheel takes 2.8 full turns to go from lock to lock.
Casting a fishing rod and hearing the small, fast ticking sound of a well strung rod



I miss that from my parent's old Jettas. We all have Toyota Corolla now and I still have trouble with getting used to the wider turning radius, even after 14 years.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 24, 2017, 06:00:50 PM
The tactile feedback of pressing in clicky buttons along with the click sound they make. Bliss. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 24, 2017, 06:03:22 PM
The tactile feedback of pressing in clicky buttons along with the click sound they make. Bliss. 8)

For me, pressing buttons that have a rather long travel (ones that press in far).


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 24, 2017, 07:28:22 PM
Even though I don't condone it, I also enjoy sitting back and chilling watching severe storms. I have yet to
experience a true supercell storm face to face though.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 24, 2017, 08:34:13 PM
Even though it is witner here, today it is suprisingly hot and I can see some black clouds in the horizon. Also I've attached a couple of pictures of storms here in Australia. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 24, 2017, 08:41:59 PM
That second one looks like a developing shelf cloud. Not a supercell, but definitely associated
with strong and some severe storms. Normally squall-lines


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 24, 2017, 08:46:51 PM
I agree with the clicking sound of buttons on electronics. A long travel and a deep pitched "click" indicate a good quality device. The low effort of pressing buttons and keys on a MacBook is really nice too.  I like how MacBooks have a smooth and tactile feeling keyboard.  The middle part of my belly button sticks out and I can only push that in a little bit. The buttons on a new GameCube control are stiff and feel springloaded until they get broken in and worn out after hours of use.  One of the most satisfying buttons to push, the snooze button  :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 24, 2017, 09:05:33 PM
I've never seen a storm develop like in your 2nd picture, Mercurylamps.  Your 1st picture reminds me of how storms gradually roll in over the mountains near my house and the hot and sunny afternoon suddenly goes dim.  Sudden afternoon thunderstorms are always a possibility in SC's warm and humid climate. That does look like it could be a supercell or part of a squall line. I love feeling downdrafts from big storms on a hot summer day. The cold downward wind from the tall thunderhead clouds is refreshing and usually happens right before it starts to rain.  It's so cool to see a classic thunderhead cloud develop out in the distance.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 24, 2017, 09:19:47 PM
Having such pictures make me fascinated. The second picture happened in November 2015 and it's the first I've ever seen such a cloud before. It was actually visbily and rapidly moving towards us as well and I ran out to my car quickly after taking the shot. Within a minute the rain poured so hard so I sheltered in the car until the rain eased before driving off.

CEB1993 The first picture is typically how storms appear here as well on a hot and sunny afternoon. Another thing that is satisfying is seeing a far, distant storm cloud at night time with all the lightning flashing around the cloud rapidly every few seconds, including some bright positive strikes coming from top of the cloud to the ground. A very pretty sight.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 29, 2017, 10:27:41 PM
Watching a huge snowstorm on the weather radar and preparing to see my yard get covered in snow. I love the snow since it only happens about 1 or 2 times per year here in SC.
New windshield wipers that don't make a sound.
Coca Cola from a glass bottle, a real classic.
Taking a snooze on a Sunday afternoon.
Being in my own bed after coming home from a trip.



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on July 29, 2017, 10:36:01 PM
Watching a huge snowstorm on the weather radar and preparing to see my yard get covered in snow. I love the snow since it only happens about 1 or 2 times per year here in SC.
New windshield wipers that don't make a sound.
Coca Cola from a glass bottle, a real classic.
Taking a snooze on a Sunday afternoon.
Being in my own bed after coming home from a trip.



And I love having that Coca Cola in a glass bottle cooled to -2C (28F) so when you pop the top the liquid freezes to a slurpy like constancy all the way down and watching it happen is cool..


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 30, 2017, 04:16:21 AM
@mercury lamps, I agree with that. Storm clouds from far distance... especially if the storm is severe during
the nighttime... is very interesting to see. Constant never ending flashes of lighting dancing around the storm.
I look at that and wonder to myself how that isn't interesting to anyone lol
Supercell storms typically give off the shape of a UFO, at the base of the cloud where the Mesocyclone is located.
Mesocyclone = very bad. Most of the time a Mesocyclone will produce a tornado.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on July 30, 2017, 04:46:17 AM
@suzukir123: Speaking of storms have you or anyone here witnessed ball lightning?

I'm sure I've witnessed ball lightning many years ago back in 2009. Back when I lived with my parents they have a house near the beach and I was with my younger brother (then aged 9 or 10) and we were watching a distant storm over the beach at night time I witnessed a white ball of light in the lightning cloud shoot straight down to the ocean and disappear. My jaw dropped and I asked my brother Ross if he witnessed it which he did too. I found it amazing and wished I recorded it. :o

Watching a huge snowstorm on the weather radar and preparing to see my yard get covered in snow. I love the snow since it only happens about 1 or 2 times per year here in SC.
New windshield wipers that don't make a sound.
Coca Cola from a glass bottle, a real classic.
Taking a snooze on a Sunday afternoon.
Being in my own bed after coming home from a trip.

I'm not so sure about snow, since we don't get it where I live. It's usually hot and dry where I live and only becomes mild during the winter. ;D I love getting new windshield wipers and seeing how good they are when they work.

Some more things that are satisfying:

Buying new tyres and sitting at the tyre shop smelling the rubber. I love that smell.
I too love lazy snoozing on weekends, I do that a lot. As well as collapsing on my own bed after a road trip, or even being on the road for ages and collapsing on the bed at a hotel/motel/caravan park. :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 30, 2017, 02:01:25 PM
No I haven't witnessed ball lightning but YES I have heard of ball lightning, when I was a kid. I use to read about that all
the time, and how ball lightning enters homes and thing like that. I definitely had, and still have high interest in ball lightning,
so it's awesome you brought that up. But nope, never seen ball lighting during a thunderstorm.
Mild winters? No snow? You lucky, lucky man.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 30, 2017, 09:06:08 PM
Oh man, I've heard of ball lightning and it sounds really scary.  I've never seen it myself, but I've heard stories of it appearing inside houses or airplanes for a short time.  I've heard of it knocking the power out in houses.  If it hits land and not water, I've heard it can sound like an explosion and cause widespread power outages.  Mercurylamps, thats awesome that you got to see that kind of lightning and it was fortunate that it went into the ocean where it wouldn't cause any damage.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on July 31, 2017, 07:28:47 PM
I've never seen ball lightning, but my dad said he saw it once, and it was just rolling along a powerline :shock: said it was the strangest looking thing!

One cool thing with thunderstorms in the summer is seeing little puffy clouds start out over the mountains, and watch them grow throughout the day, and in the afternoon they've become storms!
Most of the storms I've seen in my time have been fairly small & pass by quickly (probably because I live near the mountains?) But I have seen some severe storms, and even supercell storms.


Anyone ever see a thunder-snow-storm in the fall or spring? That's a pretty neat one too! (doesn't happen very often though)


I also kinda like those rare times when you get a blizzard that lasts a few days. & you end up with a couple/few feet of snow on the ground.


Oh and I know I mentioned I love a good heavy rain... I also like those big snowflakes that can be a couple inches across! Looking straight up & watching them fall is really neat too.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on August 02, 2017, 06:08:32 AM
I've never witnessed an organized supercell in my entire life, but I have witnessed thunder-snow. Only twice
in my life. I remember when I was a kid, I was looking out the window at the heavy, hamster sized snowflakes
falling from the sky. Then all of the sudden, two bright flashes, followed by a lighting strike. Then the rumble
of thunder. I remembered sitting there for a second processing what I just saw, then I ran to my little brother
asking if he saw it too and he did as well. A moment in history.
I forget when I saw another thunder-snow storm, but I think it was sometime in 2014 or 2015.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 02, 2017, 07:24:26 PM
Of course we don't get snow where I live but I did read somewhere that the snow somehow reflects/absorb the thunder noise causing it to sound more muffled. Is that true?

@xmaslightsguy: I too love seeing small innocent clouds form into a big storm throughout the day. I think that is a beautiful sight.

Another thing that I find rather oddly satisfying is in bed at night and being woken up by thunder. You wake up from thunder at first wondering what the noise is, then you see a flash of light behind the curtains/blinds and realising it is a storm.

Years ago I remember waking up to hearing a loud KABOOOM noise in the middle of the night. I get out of bed and look out the front window and saw nothing but a few lamp posts when a big flash of lightning at the beach nearby (probably about 100 metres at most) illuminated everything nearby like all the houses, power lines and cars. It was like daylight for a second I could actually tell the colours and types of cars from the lightning bolt. Then another loud KABOOOM sound. After the two strikes there was no further signs of a storm. I do wonder if they were both positive lightning bolts from a distant storm.  :o


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on August 02, 2017, 09:27:56 PM
Nah I don't think that's all that odd being satisfied that it's a storm. I feel that too during the night when
I wake up due to thunder... but it's a different kind of satisfaction. More like thrill... especially if the storm
is severe, with tons of lighting.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 02, 2017, 09:30:27 PM
The sound and feeling of breaking a perfectly racked set of pool (billiards) balls.  A nice loud cracking sound.



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 03, 2017, 05:25:22 AM
The sound and feeling of breaking a perfectly racked set of pool (billiards) balls.  A nice loud cracking sound.



Ah yes that is a satisfying sound especially as I play pool once in a while down at the pub.

Something else that satisfies me is watching cricket on TV with a beer. Some people may consider that boring but I find it rather enjoyable. I used to play cricket when I was younger and have a couple of trophies.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on August 03, 2017, 05:06:47 PM
getting stung by a wasp... then murdering the thing with a hammer (happend earlier today) it really did not hurt asmuch as it pissed me off.... i splatted it in midair with my hammer


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 03, 2017, 09:35:10 PM
Wasps are such pests.  I'm thinking about getting a bug zapper for the back porch at the lake house.  There are lots of wasps buzzing around out there, and it would be so satisfying to sit out there with a cold beer and watch those suckers fly into the bug zapper.  Talk about quality entertainment and revealing my inner redneck LOL!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on August 03, 2017, 10:17:54 PM
Quote from: Mercurylamps
Of course we don't get snow where I live but I did read somewhere that the snow somehow reflects/absorb the thunder noise causing it to sound more muffled. Is that true?
Depends on how close the thunder is, and how much snow is on the ground.


Quote from: Mercurylamps
Another thing that I find rather oddly satisfying is in bed at night and being woken up by thunder.
That happened to me just last night :) had a little storm move through probably somewhere between 2 & 3-am
Your comment also made me think of something:
I like the sound of rain on the roof when laying in bed at night...its actually quite soothing even if fairly heavy rain.


Quote from: HomeBrewLamps
getting stung by a wasp... then murdering the thing with a hammer
.ug. I really hate wasps.
whenever I find one of their paper nests on the house, it gets sprayed with wasp killer(at night)...then a couple days later after I'm sure there's no live wasps it gets knocked down and burned! (to kill any eggs/larva)


Quote from: CEB1993
I'm thinking about getting a bug zapper for the back porch at the lake house.  There are lots of wasps buzzing around out there
I once had wasps build a nest inside a light, because of were it was located(above a pond with fish) I couldn't risk anything toxic like spraying...so I hung a bugzapper nearby with some yellowjacket attractant in it. A couple days later I noted the little pile of dead wasps on the ground below. LOL .fried every last one from the nest.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on August 03, 2017, 10:19:16 PM
LOL, that is funny.... but i dont usually like killing things..... only if they attack me.... like all the moths and stuff that traps gonna kill.... i dont like that, but if you have a crap ton of wasps then its probably the best choice


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 03, 2017, 10:26:30 PM
LOL, that is funny.... but i dont usually like killing things..... only if they attack me.... like all the moths and stuff that traps gonna kill.... i dont like that, but if you have a crap ton of wasps then its probably the best choice

I think there is a wasp nest in the gutter on top of the porch at my house.  There's no way to get up there to remove the nest, so my ideas are a bug zapper or just wearing a bee net  ;D  I haven't been stung yet and I am aware that approaching the nest could result in swarming behavior.  I know for certain that I wouldn't make a good exterminator either, since I have an irrational fear of stinging insects  :D I'm just counting on the cooler winter weather to drive the wasps into hibernation.

 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on August 03, 2017, 10:28:14 PM

.ug. I really hate wasps.
whenever I find one of their paper nests on the house, it gets sprayed with wasp killer(at night)...then a couple days later after I'm sure there's no live wasps it gets knocked down and burned! (to kill any eggs/larva)

I once had wasps build a nest inside a light, because of were it was located(above a pond with fish) I couldn't risk anything toxic like spraying...so I hung a bugzapper nearby with some yellowjacket attractant in it. A couple days later I noted the little pile of dead wasps on the ground below. LOL .fried every last one from the nest.

Your nice to them, using wasp spray, I do it in the day time with a zero deg jet on the pressure washer and 3100 PSI literally blows there little house apart, and they can't fly down the spray and mist to attack you, plus it leaves the spot on the wall nice and clean, but if they are in an area where they don't cause issues it is fun to tack up colored paper sheets and watch the nest change colors..


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xelareverse on August 04, 2017, 02:23:56 AM
The way that I deal with wasps is lithium grease in a can, paralises then for about 5 min and then they can be moved to a far location without harm being done.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 05, 2017, 04:54:00 AM
When you drive gently you see the range to empty fuel range on your car computer display increase.

Being on the road for ages and finally getting a pee/fuel/food stop.

The "just woken up" pee in the morning. ;D

Watching group connected street lights turn on at dusk or off at dawn. I know a large group of nearby SOX street lights that I enjoy switching on. Even drove under them early morning last week just as they switched off at dawn.

Having a nice shiny car after giving it a wash. Mine is absolutely filthy, it looks like it's been all over the world.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on August 05, 2017, 05:42:08 AM
Having a nice shiny car after giving it a wash. Mine is absolutely filthy, it looks like it's been all over the world.

I took care of that yesterday with a trip through an automatic car wash.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 05, 2017, 08:19:39 PM
I took care of that yesterday with a trip through an automatic car wash.

Unfortunately I'm unable to take my car through an automatic car wash as it has Thule roof racks (keys were lost by last owner; I use the roof racks anyway as I take a roof box on road trips.) and I also have aftermarket driving lights on the front. The brushes may cause damage. Still, I could hand wash it when I can actually be bothered. ;D

I've probably mentioned that I like falling asleep to fan noises, well another thing I enjoy is the sound of an air conditioning compressor kicking in and out while I'm laying in bed. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on August 05, 2017, 08:58:38 PM
i like the buzz of a transformer, or a ballast when im sleeping... it makes me calm.... a fan also works but its not as subtle as the buzzing is


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on August 05, 2017, 11:05:08 PM
Unfortunately I'm unable to take my car through an automatic car wash as it has Thule roof racks (keys were lost by last owner; I use the roof racks anyway as I take a roof box on road trips.) and I also have aftermarket driving lights on the front. The brushes may cause damage. Still, I could hand wash it when I can actually be bothered. ;D

I've probably mentioned that I like falling asleep to fan noises, well another thing I enjoy is the sound of an air conditioning compressor kicking in and out while I'm laying in bed. 8)

Time to learn a new skill, lock picking  ;D  hand washing is way better but still like using a pressure washer myself, as I can also cut the grass growing in the chain link fence with a zero deg jet at the same time, yes I like cleanly cut grass with proper edging..   


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 05, 2017, 11:11:31 PM
Oh yes, I have a Karcher pressure washer which I use to give it a good hose down. I also spray the driveway occasionally with it as well to get rid of any mud and dirt that accumulates as well as spraying the outdoor fixtures. Oh yes I know how to pick locks since I was a kid my brother would take my stuff and hide them in his room so I'd pick the lock on his door.  ;D ;)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on August 06, 2017, 06:36:31 AM
The brushes may cause damage.

I only use the "touch less" ones, where there are only high pressure sprays, much like a dishwasher. The only things touching the vehicle are water and soaps/cleaners/waxes/etc.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 06, 2017, 07:19:28 AM
Good stuff sol, Mercurylamps, and Owen, I can relate to all of that!

I reset my trip mileage each time I refuel and I really enjoy trying to get 120 miles out of a 1/2 tank in town and 150 miles out of a 1/2 tank on the highway.  I can always tell that my car is burning gas efficiently.
Yeah, it feels great to use the bathroom first thing after waking up. I have a tiny bladder and I'm always desperate to pee when I get out of bed. Such a relieving feeling ;D
The best thing to help me fall asleep is the gentle hum of a fan. I'm conditioned to fall asleep to that sound, so even my desk fan at work makes me drowsy  :D Owen, I like the sound of a nice A/C compressor at night, helps me relax as I sleep and know that my A/C is working.
Pressure washing is fun (although that reminds me of another household horror story). They're such an easy way to give any surface a powerful clean. I like using my pressure washer to blast away the thick layer of pollen on the porch each spring.  At my nearby car wash, there are 2 drive through's, one with spinning brushes and one that is touch free and pressure washes the car. Either way does good job and leaves my car shiny and clean  8)

One thing I really enjoy is driving after getting brand new tires or adding air to my current tires. It handles so much better and rides a lot smoother. Like getting new shoes for my car LOL!  I just put Michelins on my Jetta last year and it has felt like a new car. When it gets cold by November or December, I sometimes have to add air to the tires since their air pressure drops. That improves the steering, gas mileage and the ride smoothness.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on August 06, 2017, 09:14:15 AM
For falling asleep, I prefer the sound of ocean waves, although I rarely listen to the recording at that time. My son loves it, though. I bought a digital copy on iTunes for fear of wearing down my vinyl LP. It is Dan Gibson's Solitudes, original series volume 2 if you're interested.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 06, 2017, 08:23:22 PM
I only use the "touch less" ones, where there are only high pressure sprays, much like a dishwasher. The only things touching the vehicle are water and soaps/cleaners/waxes/etc.

The brushes are a lot of fun, I've always had a small interest in brush car washes for some reason. ;D

Good stuff sol, Mercurylamps, and Owen, I can relate to all of that!

I reset my trip mileage each time I refuel and I really enjoy trying to get 120 miles out of a 1/2 tank in town and 150 miles out of a 1/2 tank on the highway.  I can always tell that my car is burning gas efficiently.
Yeah, it feels great to use the bathroom first thing after waking up. I have a tiny bladder and I'm always desperate to pee when I get out of bed. Such a relieving feeling ;D
The best thing to help me fall asleep is the gentle hum of a fan. I'm conditioned to fall asleep to that sound, so even my desk fan at work makes me drowsy  :D Owen, I like the sound of a nice A/C compressor at night, helps me relax as I sleep and know that my A/C is working.
Pressure washing is fun (although that reminds me of another household horror story). They're such an easy way to give any surface a powerful clean. I like using my pressure washer to blast away the thick layer of pollen on the porch each spring.  At my nearby car wash, there are 2 drive through's, one with spinning brushes and one that is touch free and pressure washes the car. Either way does good job and leaves my car shiny and clean  8)

One thing I really enjoy is driving after getting brand new tires or adding air to my current tires. It handles so much better and rides a lot smoother. Like getting new shoes for my car LOL!  I just put Michelins on my Jetta last year and it has felt like a new car. When it gets cold by November or December, I sometimes have to add air to the tires since their air pressure drops. That improves the steering, gas mileage and the ride smoothness.

You have to love new tyres. I bought new tyres for my Subaru last November before a large road trip and they are indeed Michelin. They are still holding up well and are far smoother and more quiet than the Bridgestone tyres they replaced. Yokohama is a good tyre choice too. 8)



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 21, 2017, 01:53:31 PM
There are a lot of smells that are oddly satisfying for me:

New tires and the tire store
Vanilla extract
Buring hickory on a charcoal grill
Lacoste Essential cologne
Any kind of whiskey
Freshly washed bedsheets
Freshly falllen rain
Hibachi restaurants
Baking Parmesan cheese
The "crayon" smell of my Volkswagen Jetta


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 21, 2017, 06:26:18 PM
Oh yes love the new tyre smell as well as tyre shops. I had Michelin tyres fitted to my Outback last year and they gave off a nice strong new tyre smell for a couple of months. 8)

It's the smell of freshly washed bedsheets as well as feeling how soft they are that gives me a great sleep at night.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 21, 2017, 06:39:29 PM
Actually I should add, I love a nice hot cup of tea all the time. ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on August 21, 2017, 09:04:31 PM
Mint tea is nice... also like green tea.. also like dark coffee


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on August 21, 2017, 09:06:25 PM
Green tea is nice, especially first thing in the morning.

That morning pee when you wake up. ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on August 21, 2017, 09:07:10 PM
Green tea is nice, especially first thing in the morning.

That morning pee when you wake up. ;D
LOL


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on August 21, 2017, 09:32:43 PM
Oddly enough, that pesky weed horsetail actually makes really good green tea and it'll help go in the morning and all day long, but you won't get Gout and helps with arthritis, and makes your finger nails really strong, and eat stingy nettles so you put on muscles to go along with this finger nails, and they actually taste pretty good as well and it's full of fiber so the other parts of the story get pretty regular as well..   


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 03, 2017, 08:42:13 PM
Today was the first day of the year with just a hint of fall in the air.  It was about 55 degrees when I woke up this morning and there was almost no humidity, how refreshing!  I love the first cooler fall days of September after a long, hot, and humid summer.  It's like one of my birthday presents, the cooler weather in September  8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 04, 2017, 06:56:47 PM
Being in Australia it's the opposite, we've had the hint of spring here and the weather is so lovely. I'm looking forward to summer this year. 8) ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 10, 2017, 06:32:03 AM
Well I've put the deposit on a Nissan X-Trail and going to trade in my 2004 Nissan Pulsar for it. I can't wait to pick it up next week. It has been looked after it's life. My Subaru will now become my daily driver. Getting a new car is another satisfying thing. ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 10, 2017, 08:25:10 PM
I got a new Fossil watch for my birthday and wearing it during the day is awesome!  The handsome leather band is so comfortable and it fits my small wrist perfectly. I love a new watch! 

This one is big and bold, and yet light weight and really comfortable. A big improvement over a metal band watch.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 16, 2017, 09:53:08 PM
I got a new Fossil watch for my birthday and wearing it during the day is awesome!  The handsome leather band is so comfortable and it fits my small wrist perfectly. I love a new watch! 

This one is big and bold, and yet light weight and really comfortable. A big improvement over a metal band watch.

Love your watch, never heard of Fossil watches though. :o

I have a black G-Shock watch I purchased at the start of the year with a gold face. It's strong, tough, durable for work and I can wear it when I have a bath, though I take it off anyway as water gets in between the watch and my arm and feels horrible. I'll have to get a picture later.

I pick up my new Nissan X-Trail this week and I'm excited.  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on September 17, 2017, 04:48:22 AM
Another oddly satisfying thing is watching a fan of some kind (oscillating, ceiling, etc) spin under magnetically ballasted lights, especially if the blades are metal. The strobe effect on the blades can sometimes make it appear to spin slowly in the opposite direction.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 17, 2017, 04:04:54 PM
Love your watch, never heard of Fossil watches though. :o

I have a black G-Shock watch I purchased at the start of the year with a gold face. It's strong, tough, durable for work and I can wear it when I have a bath, though I take it off anyway as water gets in between the watch and my arm and feels horrible. I'll have to get a picture later.

I pick up my new Nissan X-Trail this week and I'm excited.  ;D

Thanks Mercurylamps!  I've really enjoyed my new watch.  The leather band is really comfortable and the watch face itself is waterproof, but the leather is susceptible to moisture and stains so I cannot wear it in the shower or in the pool, and I am careful to not spill food on it.  I've never had a leather watch until now, so I am being extra careful ;)

I've seen G-Shock watches and they certainly look durable!  Having a new watch is such a good feeling!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on September 17, 2017, 05:27:12 PM
i dont really obsess over my time piece, i have a casio F-91W it has been going for 7 years now, and i've put it through alot of (...).... the last nice watch i had blew up within a year due to being overheated.... yess i literally put my time piece through (...)... try sitting out in a hot 100 degree day with one of those things on... lol they can take the heat!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 17, 2017, 06:37:45 PM
My old watch with a metal band was really hot and uncomfortable on hot summer days.  Although I have small wrists, the heat would make my watch feel sticky and tight.  Upgrading to a leather band is far more comfortable.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on September 17, 2017, 08:20:34 PM
I hate doing drywall...not so much putting it up, but doing the tape/joint-compound is a biitch and just plain sucks.

Though when its time to break out the texture-g, that's even kinda fun, and is sorta oddly satisfying, so if the smell/look of a freshly textured wall/ceiling (same for the sorta humid-ish feeling it leaves in the room)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 21, 2017, 08:16:46 PM
Getting a haircut and a good shave. I love the feeling of having short, well groomed hair on my head and face. The Jack Black eucalyptus beard lube that I use to shave leaves my face nice and smooth without any rough whiskers. shaving without any cuts or bloodshed is another satisfying accomplishment for me.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 22, 2017, 04:34:13 AM
Getting a haircut and a good shave. I love the feeling of having short, well groomed hair on my head and face. The Jack Black eucalyptus beard lube that I use to shave leaves my face nice and smooth without any rough whiskers. shaving without any cuts or bloodshed is another satisfying accomplishment for me.

Yeah I keep my hair short, it's the best. It also dries quickly after a bath or shower as well. ;D

Picture of my new weekend car. My Subaru is now the daily driver. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 22, 2017, 01:26:58 PM
Yeah I keep my hair short, it's the best. It also dries quickly after a bath or shower as well. ;D

Picture of my new weekend car. My Subaru is now the daily driver. 8)


Nice car!  I'm thinking about getting something that size and with 4 wheel drive for when I spend a year up in New York for graduate school.  I need a more spacious car that can drive in the snow.  I haven't seen that model of Nissan here in the United States, looks like a really good size for weekend road trips.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 25, 2017, 06:56:50 PM
Nice car!  I'm thinking about getting something that size and with 4 wheel drive for when I spend a year up in New York for graduate school.  I need a more spacious car that can drive in the snow.  I haven't seen that model of Nissan here in the United States, looks like a really good size for weekend road trips.

Thanks. ;) Yeah it's a great car and being a 2.5L 4 cylinder it is surprisingly fuel economical for it's size. It's known for reliability too and it does need a couple of minor issues fixed and it is good to go for road trips. Nissan makes great cars in my experience, one I recommend. :)

Speaking of oddly satisfying things, the very first cup of tea or coffee you have when you wake up in the morning. I find it very refreshing after a good night of sleep.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on September 25, 2017, 07:21:42 PM
I need a more spacious car that can drive in the snow. 

Driving in snow, however, is not at all satisfying. Arriving home after driving in said snow is very satisfying. In snow, I find the control is slightly better with a manual transmission.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 25, 2017, 07:27:19 PM
Here in Australia there is only a couple of areas that have snow and I've been there. Indeed it isn't fun driving in the snow, especially when you have a rear wheel drive sedan with a inline 6 cylinder engine with a 4 speed automatic transmission. You end up having difficulty taking off or keeping the car straight, or even steering. That was in my old 2005 Ford Falcon with Yokahama tyres with tyre chains fitted. :o


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on September 25, 2017, 07:42:44 PM
Here in Australia there is only a couple of areas that have snow and I've been there. Indeed it isn't fun driving in the snow, especially when you have a rear wheel drive sedan with a inline 6 cylinder engine with a 4 speed automatic transmission. You end up having difficulty taking off or keeping the car straight, or even steering. That was in my old 2005 Ford Falcon with Yokahama tyres with tyre chains fitted. :o
you would really enjoy Michigan, lake effect is a b**** lol


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on September 25, 2017, 08:46:04 PM
I can't wait to have a 4 wheel drive car like a Subaru Outback or an Audi Allroad and enjoy confidently cruising through the snow covered and icy New York roads.  Hearing the tires crunch through the ice and get traction, feeling the seat warmers, and watching the defroster melt the delicate layer of ice off the back window.  It will be a whole new world for me.  It's one of the worst feelings when you're driving on ice and the brakes and steering wheel don't do anything.  I've made the mistake of taking my VW Jetta out on icy roads.  Who would have thought a Southern boy is planning on going north and tackling the winter weather for a year?  Wish me luck :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on September 25, 2017, 10:59:38 PM
Driving in snow, however, is not at all satisfying. Arriving home after driving in said snow is very satisfying. In snow, I find the control is slightly better with a manual transmission.

And Arriving at home and finding someone else has shoveled the snow from the driveway and sidewalks is even better..


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Solanaceae on September 27, 2017, 04:05:37 PM
Also, when the  V T E C   kicks in


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on September 30, 2017, 10:36:55 PM
I don't know much about snow being Australian. I do have some experience with it though having been to the snowy mountains a few times with my brother when we were much younger and once fairly recently during winter. Another satisfying thing is fitting a new car stereo yourself and also when you have awesome seat covers fitted as well like mine are black with a red dragon design on them. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on October 04, 2017, 08:18:42 PM
The "afterglow" you get in a filament of a high wattage halogen or incandescent bulb after switching it off.  My big Philips 1000 watt halogen has an awesome afterglow, where it burns orange for about 10 seconds after unplugging it.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on October 06, 2017, 06:01:18 AM
When you fix things yourself, no matter how big or small. Here I fixed the hazard/rear demister switch myself as the switches were falling into the dashboard. There is a ring that is heat welded to the centre dashboard trim, and the switches are clipped into this plastic ring. The clips on the plastic ring have snapped so I used hot melt glue to glue the plastic ring in place and after an hour I reassembled the trim assembly and now the switches don't fall in. ;D



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on October 06, 2017, 07:04:49 AM
When you fix things yourself, no matter how big or small. Here I fixed the hazard/rear demister switch myself as the switches were falling into the dashboard. There is a ring that is heat welded to the centre dashboard trim, and the switches are clipped into this plastic ring. The clips on the plastic ring have snapped so I used hot melt glue to glue the plastic ring in place and after an hour I reassembled the trim assembly and now the switches don't fall in. ;D



Those look great Mercurylamps, well done!  It is really rewarding to fix anything yourself. I've enjoyed many opportunities to work on small repairs in my car and maintenance in the new lake house.  I've repaired numerous lamps over the years by installing 3 way sockets (3-way light bulbs are common here in the USA). Probably the most rewarding car repair I've done are installing new headlights and headlight bulbs, Philips Crystal Vision 9003's. The headlights in my 2004 Jetta are better than brand new 8)  Fixing things yourself saves money and it's enjoyable and rewarding, too!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on October 07, 2017, 01:23:09 AM
Those look great Mercurylamps, well done!  It is really rewarding to fix anything yourself. I've enjoyed many opportunities to work on small repairs in my car and maintenance in the new lake house.  I've repaired numerous lamps over the years by installing 3 way sockets (3-way light bulbs are common here in the USA). Probably the most rewarding car repair I've done are installing new headlights and headlight bulbs, Philips Crystal Vision 9003's. The headlights in my 2004 Jetta are better than brand new 8)  Fixing things yourself saves money and it's enjoyable and rewarding, too!

Thanks, and nice headlaps! ;D Philips make great headlight bulbs, I especially like the Xtremevision which I've used in my old Ford (lasted two years until car was crashed) and again in my Subaru Outback. When I get the smaller issues sorted on my X-Trail I'll fit them again on this car. Out of interest what type of bulbs does your Jetta take? My Subaru Outback has H7 halogen for low beam (with projector lenses) and H8 for the high beams. The X-Trail has standard H4 for normal/high beam.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on October 07, 2017, 06:04:26 AM
Thanks, and nice headlaps! ;D Philips make great headlight bulbs, I especially like the Xtremevision which I've used in my old Ford (lasted two years until car was crashed) and again in my Subaru Outback. When I get the smaller issues sorted on my X-Trail I'll fit them again on this car. Out of interest what type of bulbs does your Jetta take? My Subaru Outback has H7 halogen for low beam (with projector lenses) and H8 for the high beams. The X-Trail has standard H4 for normal/high beam.

Originally, my VW Jetta took 9007 headlight bulbs. However, after I installed new aftermarket headlight fixtures since the originals had oxidized, it now uses 9003/H4 headlight bulbs. The VW aftermarket headlights use different sockets than the original factory equipment.  Most of the Philips Xtreme Vision and Crystal Vision headlights are made in Germany. The 9003/H4's that I use are made in Poland, in the factory where many of Philips' household halogen bulbs are made that I like so much for my house and office.  

Many of the Sylvania headlight bulbs are USA made and are the most common brand in auto parts shops here. I had to buy my Philips Crystal Vision's on Amazon.  I've never seen them in an American auto parts store.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on October 18, 2017, 12:50:59 PM
When my car is covered in condensation after a cool, humid night, I enjoy driving from the shade and into the sun to watch it slowly evaporate off the back window.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on October 18, 2017, 05:43:38 PM
When you have an itchy back and the relief you get from scratching it. ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on October 19, 2017, 11:11:25 AM
Fresh baked crispy French bread.  The crackling sound as the hot bread is broken and the soft, fluffy inside is revealed.  Then dipping it in olive oil and basalmic vinegar, exquisite!

Anything that is freshly cooked coming out of the oven or off the grill is awesome.  Seeing a steaming batch of cookies or muffins come out of the oven or a sizzling steak come off the grill, that's some good stuff there  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Beta 5 on October 19, 2017, 12:01:50 PM
When you fix things yourself, no matter how big or small. Here I fixed the hazard/rear demister switch myself as the switches were falling into the dashboard. There is a ring that is heat welded to the centre dashboard trim, and the switches are clipped into this plastic ring. The clips on the plastic ring have snapped so I used hot melt glue to glue the plastic ring in place and after an hour I reassembled the trim assembly and now the switches don't fall in. ;D



Yes its very satisfying to fix things.
I just fixed a GE F36/29-530 T8 tube, its pins were folded over at 90 degrees on one cap, and the insulator was gone, so the pins were just hanging by the electrodes lead in wires.
I had a Sylvania 36w/835 that had lost vacuum in storage, it was due to go to the lamp recycling bin, but I smashed it, to get one of its caps off, removed the broken cap from the GE, by peeling the metal off with side cutters, I then soldered the cap, to the electrodes wires, and glued it back together, and the tube that was basically scrap, is now fixed :)
Sadly the other tube that I tried to fix with the same problem, had its electrode lead in snap off at the glass when I tried to re cap it, but at least I was able to save one of the tubes.
I put the repaired one into use in the garage. :a_fluor:


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on October 19, 2017, 07:16:52 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
Anything that is freshly cooked coming out of the oven or off the grill is awesome. 

Yep..so true.
Especially if you grilled it yourself.



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Always satisfying when after you've installed a new light you flip the switch and...it lights right up 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on October 25, 2017, 05:01:07 PM
Yes its very satisfying to fix things.
I just fixed a GE F36/29-530 T8 tube, its pins were folded over at 90 degrees on one cap, and the insulator was gone, so the pins were just hanging by the electrodes lead in wires.
I had a Sylvania 36w/835 that had lost vacuum in storage, it was due to go to the lamp recycling bin, but I smashed it, to get one of its caps off, removed the broken cap from the GE, by peeling the metal off with side cutters, I then soldered the cap, to the electrodes wires, and glued it back together, and the tube that was basically scrap, is now fixed :)
Sadly the other tube that I tried to fix with the same problem, had its electrode lead in snap off at the glass when I tried to re cap it, but at least I was able to save one of the tubes.
I put the repaired one into use in the garage. :a_fluor:


Unfortunately my fix didn't last long and the switches are a little loose again. I'm going to try a different glue since hot melt glue inside a car probably melts from the harsh Australian sunlight. :(


Yep..so true.
Especially if you grilled it yourself.



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Always satisfying when after you've installed a new light you flip the switch and...it lights right up 8)

Even fresh, hot cookies straight out of the oven are so good with the aroma of baked cookies and the dough being soft from the heat. ;D

I agree that it is very satisfying that you have a new light work once you fit it and switch it on. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on November 12, 2017, 04:34:51 PM
When i salvage a whole bunch of automotive lightbulbs from the junkyards and end up filling an entire box up of them...


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on November 12, 2017, 06:23:13 PM
When i salvage a whole bunch of automotive lightbulbs from the junkyards and end up filling an entire box up of them...

I'm the same way Owen, only I like filling up a box of random older incandescent light bulbs from the ReStore  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on December 08, 2017, 08:36:42 PM
The crackling of pine wood in a fire on a cold day.  I love how the whole room is filled with warmth and the nice smell of dried pine. 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on December 08, 2017, 11:36:48 PM
Quote from: CEB1993
The crackling of pine wood in a fire on a cold day. 
Yep. absolutely agree :)
Lighting up the fireplace on a cold winter day is great!
(same for lighting up the firepit outside on a cool summer evening)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on December 12, 2017, 12:16:53 PM
The crackling of pine wood in a fire on a cold day.  I love how the whole room is filled with warmth and the nice smell of dried pine. 

Yes, it's on days like this that we wish we had an open fire in our flat.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on January 31, 2018, 10:08:50 AM
Twisting in a fluorescent
Screwing in any light bulb
Seeing striations in fluorescent
A fluorescent lamp with nothing rattling inside
My GF (I say no more about that)
Vacuuming


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on January 31, 2018, 10:25:07 AM

Vacuuming

Especially when it's the first time immediately after getting rid of a natural Christmas tree. I love to see where I passed the vacuum.

Same goes with the lawn mower. When the grass is nice and thick and you can see where you passed, it is very satisfying. When you need to mow because it is very uneven with dried up patches, then it is less fun.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on January 31, 2018, 06:18:03 PM
Quote from: sol
lawn mower. When the grass is nice and thick and you can see where you passed, it is very satisfying.
Yep that ... and I also like the smell of fresh cut grass


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on January 31, 2018, 06:41:13 PM
Yeah same with the mower and the smell of fresh cut grass

Smell of WD-40, LOWES, HD

Smell of LUMBER

Smell of my gfs hair (smells like the taste of Hershey's choc. and how vanilla smells)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 01, 2018, 07:47:07 PM
Quote from: F96T12 DD VHO
Smell of LUMBER
Yes fresh cut lumber...
The pine stuff is good
But I particularly love the smell of cedar
I also kinda like the smell of plywood (not sure what type of tree they actually make it out of? pine?)

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Oh and I love the smell of rain!

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Also in summer just gotta love what I call "a hot dry day in the desert"
(where I live is not actually a desert, but 'semi arid' I think is the technical word .. temps can easily get into the 90's & humidity values in the teens or even single dights)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: ace100w120v on February 01, 2018, 09:50:52 PM
It's funny you guys mention lumber, because I also love the "newly built house" type smell...plywood, fresh paint, etc.  OSB is even more odorous than plywood but I think that's the glue. 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Lodge on February 01, 2018, 09:54:00 PM
Lumber smells good, cedar is better, but if you ever get the joy of working with tigerwood that stuff smells amazing I'll even burn the shavings, it's really that good..


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 01, 2018, 10:46:38 PM
Quote from: Lodge
tigerwood that stuff smells amazing I'll even burn the shavings, it's really that good..
Never heard of it...hopefully I'll come across a board someday!

I burn most of my leftover wood scraps. :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on February 02, 2018, 03:46:12 AM
I love the smell of wood, like when you go to hardware stores and walk through the isles with wood.

I also like the smell of petrol (gas to US) although it's probably not good for you. ::)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on February 02, 2018, 08:34:12 AM
I love the smell of wood, like when you go to hardware stores and walk through the isles with wood.

I also like the smell of petrol (gas to US) although it's probably not good for you. ::)

I agree....


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 02, 2018, 05:35:28 PM
Quote from: ace100w120v
It's funny you guys mention lumber, because I also love the "newly built house" type smell...
Probably can't do this anymore, but years ago it was always neat to 'sneak in' and walk through partially built houses (not truly sneaking, since they were wide open & no signs saying you couldn't). There's just something cool & satisfying to the mind about wandering around, seeing/smelling unfinished house :) (although at the same time you also see all the crappy little things they do)


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OSB is even more odorous than plywood but I think that's the glue.   
I also heard that OSB is made from Aspen Trees, so that may be part of what gives it its unique smell.
...oh and thinking of Aspen Trees...that makes good firewood, & has a nice smell when it burns.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 02, 2018, 05:37:37 PM
Probably can't do this anymore, but years ago it was always neat to 'sneak in' and walk through partially built houses (not truly sneaking, since they were wide open & no signs saying you couldn't). There's just something cool & satisfying to the mind about wandering around, seeing/smelling unfinished house :) (although at the same time you also see all the crappy little things they do)

I also heard that OSB is made from Aspen Trees, so that may be part of what gives it its unique smell.
...oh and thinking of Aspen Trees...that makes good firewood, & has a nice smell when it burns.
Yes Aspen trees smell good when burnt in fact it's the only smell of burnt wood that my gf likes


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: 589 on February 03, 2018, 09:30:31 PM
- a running SOX lamp
- a running light rig that I just got or put together
- the smell of coffee
- a job well done
- a crackling fire in the fireplace on a cold day
- the smell of fall
- the smell of spring
- the smell of a camp fire
- properly managed wiring, cables, or piping
- spec'ing and building a powerful PC for someone
- felling trees and bucking them with my chainsaw(s)
- cutting with a chainsaw that has a freshly sharpened chain
- Success at something that I was told was impossible or unlikely
- buttons with a nice tactile and audible click
- leaving something/someone in better shape than I found it/them
- fixing up and using something someone else threw in the trash
- taco bell
- little caesars pizza
- getting good gas mileage from my motorcycle or car
- getting a good deal on something at the Re-store
- The sound of nature at various times of the year/day
- Singing birds
- waffle house between 2am-6am

edit:
- walking into a warm transformer room in a cold building, warming up in there while hearing the wonderful 60hz hum
- the gentle 60hz hum of a ballast on a running lamp


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: tolivac on February 04, 2018, 12:09:16 AM
Transformer rooms-have those here at the transmitter site.Besides 60Hz hum the transmitter modulation transformers have program audio on therm-125Kw worth!For sawing and wood-like the wood smell,too.I like cordless chainsaws-LESS noise-you here the actual "sawing" as the chain cuts thru the wood.My 315W CMH lamps-love their warm color.Using my VitaMix blenders-ha ve a collection of them-for my smoothies and shakes.With these can mix ACTUAL fruits and such-even frozen that would burn out other blenders.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 04, 2018, 07:23:20 AM
Watching a Fluorescent light turn off or on (lets say the tube turns on at one end and smoothly makes it to the other and when it turns off the same process happens but in reverse and with an afterglow)

Hearing the starter ping in a blink happy fluorescent light

When my gf glides my hand through my hair for comfort and the same goes when I do it to her

The continuous hum of a magnetic ballast

The smell of static (ozone and don't ask)

Wearing baggy clothing


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on February 06, 2018, 10:02:34 PM
polishing up things (lightbulbs, reflectors, refractors, metals, etc.

Compacting snow down as far as humanly possible...

Turning on all my lights without tripping the breaker...


the hum of a healthy ballast..


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 07, 2018, 05:45:39 AM
@589, what motorcycle do you ride? Not sure how much gas mileage mine takes but I will be
doing research on it much more this year.

Some more of my oddly satisfying things:

- Driving my car after filling it up with gas
- The crackling sound my bike makes while I'm downshifting
- Tingling/painful feeling I get after weightlifting
- A good stretch after sleeping
- Overtaking someone going much slower than posted speed-limit
- Laughing at a good joke. Anyone got any?


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 07, 2018, 09:18:48 AM
The breaker one for me LOL


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 07, 2018, 09:25:56 AM
Shoving a polarized plug in the wrong way
Grabbing a grounded female and male extension cord and plugging it in by slamming them together
Plugging in a USB, HDMI, or RCA cables the right way the first time
The warmth of a wire when 66 amps travels through it
Extension cords in general
Perfect general lighting with any source
When technology works correctly


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on February 07, 2018, 03:09:33 PM

- Laughing at a good joke. Anyone got any?

This one (http://www.funtoosh.com/jokes/personality/379) is one of my favourites, well of the clean ones, anyway  :P :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 08, 2018, 08:35:10 AM
Flipping the right light switch on a 7 light switch set

Putting in batteries in correctly without looking for polarization

Not seeing one dead light in a X-mas light strand

Dropping a cfl or fluorescent light over 3 feet on concrete and nothing happens to the light this goes for any light source

Adrenaline rushes

Burning something under a 100x magnification lens

Walking down every hallway in school during passing period (8 minuets)

When fluorescent lights have perfect black ends (form end cap to the filament or over)

Instantly falling asleep

Skiing on the slope at Xgames Aspen with gf at night then laying down on snow looking at the night sky

Running up and down Red Rocks Amphitheater with gf

Drilling a screw out

Perfect breaks in glass

My high metabolism

Finding a down streetlight

Aspen Colorado and Iceland are just majestic places

My gf is bilingual with English and Icelandic and I love the Icelandic way she speaks I know some Icelandic myself

Knowing that in Aspen Co doesnít get hot



 



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 08, 2018, 09:08:07 AM
I think the dropping a cfl or fluorescent light one is something I personally can relate to. I've done
that myself when I was a kid, shopping with my mom at Walmart, back when they had slimlines in use
in every one of their fixtures.
I wasn't with my mom at the time, and I wandered off into the light bulb section and saw a whole bunch
of F15t8 GE lamps on a shelf. (Many F40t12 lamps as well) I grabbed an F15t8 lamp, and it slipped right
out of its box sleeve and SMACKED on the floor. All you could hear was "CLANG, CLANGA CLANG CLANG KA-CLANG!" I sat
there for a second thinking to myself, "Bruh, I might have to run if this just broke." Then I picked up the lamp
and noticed it was perfectly fine... somehow. I put it back into it's box sleeve very slowly, placed it back on
the shelf, put my hands in my pockets, quickly turned the other direction, and just walked away.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: xmaslightguy on February 08, 2018, 07:10:05 PM
Quote from: F96T12 DD VHO
Not seeing one dead light in a X-mas light strand
That one I'll agree with...especially considering the fact I have hundreds of sets


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Instantly falling asleep
Oh how I wish I could do that..


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Running up and down Red Rocks Amphitheater with gf 
there was a time I could sorta do that...but not the stairs, on the seating part - those were spaced just perfectly to go from one to the next in a single step
These days being the worn-out old guy that I am, its a matter of slowly hobbleing up the stairs..


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Knowing that in Aspen Co doesnít get hot 
That being a reason I could never live in aspen .LOL. just gotta love a nice hot summer day


Quote from: HomeBrewLamps
Turning on all my lights without tripping the breaker...
Yes that .. but anymore I check things to make sure I'm not overloading first
(always nice when my guesstimates turn out good when comparing to the meter)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on February 09, 2018, 06:23:05 AM
A nice thunderstorm where thunder vibrates your house

Nice, sunny days

Having a sleep in on a weekend

Using the air conditioner when its very hot.

When you use a headlight restoration kit to good results. You actually see the yellowing run off the headlight when you use fine grit sandpaper and lubricant with the kit, that itself was very satisfying to watch! (See attached picture for end result; this headlight was so yellowed you couldn't see the reflectors or bulb)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on February 09, 2018, 09:13:44 PM
A nice thunderstorm where thunder vibrates your house

Nice, sunny days

Having a sleep in on a weekend

Using the air conditioner when its very hot.

When you use a headlight restoration kit to good results. You actually see the yellowing run off the headlight when you use fine grit sandpaper and lubricant with the kit, that itself was very satisfying to watch! (See attached picture for end result; this headlight was so yellowed you couldn't see the reflectors or bulb)

I'm right there with you with everything on that post, David  :)  Check out my new Philips X-Tremevisions in my VW Jetta.  Driving with brand new halogen headlight bulbs that haven't dimmed or burnt out is just awesome!  8)



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on February 09, 2018, 09:36:49 PM
Halogen headlights can dim out??


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on February 11, 2018, 07:31:08 PM
Halogen headlights can dim out??

Yes, some halogens dim out as the halogen cycle inside a capsule does not perfectly redeposit evaporated tungsten back onto the filament.  The bright white halogen bulbs in my car before these Xtremevisions unfortunately dimmed out significantly and one of the bulbs burnt out completely, and then came back on  ???  These new Xtremevisions last twice as long and will not dim as severely over time  8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: 589 on February 17, 2018, 09:51:18 PM
@589, what motorcycle do you ride? Not sure how much gas mileage mine takes but I will be
doing research on it much more this year.

Some more of my oddly satisfying things:

- Driving my car after filling it up with gas
- The crackling sound my bike makes while I'm downshifting
- Tingling/painful feeling I get after weightlifting
- A good stretch after sleeping
- Overtaking someone going much slower than posted speed-limit
- Laughing at a good joke. Anyone got any?


I have two:
-dyna superglide (40mpg)
-fz6r (46mpg)

I'll add some more satisfying things
-Driving or riding with my wife
-Having a brew with friends while watching odd youtube channels
-Starting lamps (you can tell in my videos)
-Homemade chocolate chip cookies and whole milk
-New windshield wipers
-A straight steering wheel, especially after driving around with a crooked one for a while.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 17, 2018, 10:14:19 PM
@589, Someone else on here told me that they own an Fz6r. I forget who, but it might've been you
if you recently changed your user-name.
Though it's not as rare as my bike, the Fz6r is still rare!
One day, I'll understand driving/riding around with my wife, if I ever find that special woman.
Starting lamps is a big one for me as well, especially rapid start fluorescent, preheat fluorescent,
Mercury Vapor or Metal Halide start ups. Might have to throw in Semi-Resonant Start as well, though
I've really only seen them operate in YouTube videos, since we don't typically have them in the U.S.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on February 18, 2018, 07:19:31 PM
The smell of bacon as it cooks.  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: 589 on February 18, 2018, 09:10:39 PM
The smell of bacon as it cooks.  :)

And the taste of it too 😊


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 18, 2018, 09:17:28 PM
The taste of Bacon is the best part to me.
Actually, thanks to Miss Cuddly and 589, I'll be going to the store
to buy some.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on February 19, 2018, 11:28:38 PM
I'm right there with you with everything on that post, David  :)  Check out my new Philips X-Tremevisions in my VW Jetta.  Driving with brand new halogen headlight bulbs that haven't dimmed or burnt out is just awesome!  8)



They really do improve night time driving. I'm very happy with my own X-Tremevisions. A big improvement over stock in my opinion. 8)

Seeing the fuel gauge needle jump to F after filling up the tank in my car.

Smell of new tyres is heavenly. ;D

Having a nice meal after being hungry for an hour or so.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 21, 2018, 10:03:39 AM
Dimming a LED that has no flicker as the brightness goes down

Getting paid

The smell of static (don't ask)

Seeing a laser beam clear as day without smoke

Monochromatic light of any color

LG it's self


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 21, 2018, 04:08:23 PM
The most oddly satisfying occurrence so far for me this year:
Yesterday it was 75 degrees. Very warm weather... which is satisfying in itself, though not oddly.
I decided to go over to my friends garage a get my motorcycle out, and ride it around the neighborhood
for a bit, just to practice/get a feel for it. As I was riding towards a stop sign, I noticed an
entire family in front of their home staring at me. It looked to be a mom, a dad, and 3 kids.
One little girl on her tricycle, another kid on his skateboard, and another just standing on the porch.
The mom and dad both looked to be having a conversation in their garage. No clue... I was just passing by.
All of them stared at me with a blank expression... so I waved to them. The mom and dad both waved back
and smiled, the girl on her tricycle waved while jumping up and down happily on her tricycle which
was incredibly adorable, and the kid on his skateboard pointed and yelled "nice bike" to me. I guess
it was oddly satisfying in the fact that I didn't expect that reaction. So far for me, that was the
best, most memorable moment this year.

Other oddly satisfying things:
- The pink/orange flashing from metal halide fixtures warming up... which is honestly cool, more than oddly satisfying
- When Adblock Plus immediately blocks a pop-up ad as soon as the ad attempts to open
- The sounds of fans
- Cracking open a jaw-breaker candy
- The smell of Spring, aside from the allergies
- When a thunderstorm has been identified as a Supercell


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on February 21, 2018, 04:20:00 PM
I like the winter air... it is nice... too bad that'll be gone soon...


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 22, 2018, 09:31:30 AM
Finding multiple IDs or ID - IDs (unreleased songs or songs in production but never to be out to public)

A month or two where the temps stay in 15-32 degree F range in the wrong season

Finding a song released in 2011 and still loving it (nostalgia)

When google searches correctly

When I type the letter "L" in the status bar and the first thing that pops up is lighting-gallery.net/gallery/index.php
 
When I cheat death

Clearing out everything I don't need on my computer or phone then suddenly everything's faster

USB Mice for a PC

Knowing that the Iphone charger adapter can charge any USB device fast

Have mains power at 125VAC instead of 120VAC

Eating or drinking something way past due date and not getting sick

Taking a successful pic of a lightning bolt

Watching the oven heating elements heat up during preheat/same goes for stoves and toasters

Feeling the warmth of a wire that has 10, 20, or 50 AMPS running through it

Watching a 1500mA PG lamp turn off

That small and faint buzz that comes from a toaster during operation
 
The street lighting that has light levels alternating from orange to dark (HPS in this case)

When people use their blinkers


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on March 08, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
New subscribers on YouTube, despite having no content available just yet.
I've been shouted out before (Shout out definition: When a YouTube user with a much higher subscriber base, notifies
their subscribers to subscribe to your channel.)
This particular YouTube user mentioned my channel back in 2014, and is currently the only subscriber of mine with
almost 500,000 subscribers. Every once in a while, I get slammed with new subscribers at complete random. The fact
that I have 0 videos worth viewing (besides that ghetto Sonic 2 game play from 2011 or 2012) and I have a little
over 300 subscribers and counting... that is oddly satisfying to me.
I cannot wait to finally start making videos.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 08, 2018, 04:29:33 PM
New subscribers on YouTube, despite having no content available just yet.
I've been shouted out before (Shout out definition: When a YouTube user with a much higher subscriber base, notifies
their subscribers to subscribe to your channel.)
This particular YouTube user mentioned my channel back in 2014, and is currently the only subscriber of mine with
almost 500,000 subscribers. Every once in a while, I get slammed with new subscribers at complete random. The fact
that I have 0 videos worth viewing (besides that ghetto Sonic 2 game play from 2011 or 2012) and I have a little
over 300 subscribers and counting... that is oddly satisfying to me.
I cannot wait to finally start making videos.

I've subscribed bro.  8)


Just curious... Why did you post Sonic the hedgehog?


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on March 08, 2018, 06:09:11 PM
Ahh, I see that. But Owen, you've mentioned before that you're not into motorcycles. Why subscribe? lol...
Man, regardless, thank you brother. I really appreciate that a lot. You gained a new subscriber as well!
The Sonic The Hedgehog (2) video was just to throw something out there at the time, but since I was
literally playing from the Sega Genesis console, I had no choice but to record it through an old
camcorder. I was a BEAST at that game, and I was actually angry after uploading it. (I made small
mistakes here and there that weren't noticeable.)
I no longer have that TV, that camcorder, or that Sega Genesis console. lol


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 08, 2018, 06:27:01 PM
Ahh, I see that. But Owen, you've mentioned before that you're not into motorcycles.

When did I say that? I don't recall... I ride a bike... perhaps one day I'll upgrade who knows.. lmao.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on March 08, 2018, 06:36:15 PM
I may have gotten you confused with someone else who said they don't like them. lol
But yeah since I just recently bought a high quality action camera, there will be videos
uploaded to my channel very soon... which of course will be satisfying, though not oddly. :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on March 20, 2018, 07:46:55 AM
That "PING!" you hear from one of those portable Xenon Strobe lights


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on March 20, 2018, 08:34:23 AM
That "PING!" you hear from one of those portable Xenon Strobe lights
As long as it's not the 'ping' you get when you remove a screw too many when disassembling something and thousands of tiny springs and things fly to all points of the room, narrowly missing your eyes in the process  :P

I remember this happening at work once. I'd somehow managed to get a sheet of paper well and truly jammed in my printer, and despite all efforts I couldn't get it out, so I called the IT department. Three days later (that's quite fast for them..!) this guy and his mate turn up. They spend a good hour trying everything I had, to no effect, then one of them said to his mate, "Go and get the toolbox, Steve"..!

Well you know what's coming, don't you... As screw after screw came out, there was a loud 'PING' and said springs and cogs went everywhere. You have never seen anyone look so sheepish  :D

I said to him, "You ARE going to buy me a new printer, aren't you..?!"

"Ummmm...."

"And it IS going to come out of your budget and not mine, isn't it..?!"

"Ummmm...."

The next day he knocked on the office door with a brand new printer, and it was the next model up from the one I had  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 20, 2018, 10:47:44 AM
Nothing odd about it at all, but when a catses turns on their purring engine it's the best sound in the world.. =^.^=


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on March 20, 2018, 02:29:44 PM
Plugging in my laptop when the battery is low and watching the battery percentage rise as I use it.

The sound of ice slowly melting and cracking when first poured on top of the drinks in my cooler.

Running or swimming to the point where I'm past the initial stiffness and feel like I could keep going forever.

The smell and feel of fresh laundry out of the warm dryer and not having my favorite shirts and pants in the laundry basket anymore.

Taking the time to shave with a razor and nice shaving cream.  Such clean and smooth feeling  ;D

Uncorking a new bottle of bourbon or red wine and enjoying the very first sniff.





Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on March 20, 2018, 05:22:59 PM
Hearing the electric pump of my rainwater tank switch on when you open a tap, flush the toilet, have a shower etc and then switch off again when the tap/whatever has been turned off again.



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on March 20, 2018, 05:58:23 PM

Running or swimming to the point where I'm past the initial stiffness and feel like I could keep going forever.


Unfortunately, the clock obliges me to stop swimming when this has been going on for a while. Either the pool is closing for the day or I have another obligation. Oh well, at least I got some exercise. But it is satisfying.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on March 21, 2018, 03:07:11 AM
Watching a HPS do this: White>Soft White>HPS Orange in 5 mins
Forcing on my shoes rather than lacing them
Finding a Fluorescent light stuffed about 3 feet in the ground
Enjoying that I'm far from a beach
People from Aspen and Iceland
Charging my dead laptop just to see how hot the voltage converter gets
Mirages
Walking out of my room only to find out it's somehow 20 below from the rest of the apartment


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on March 21, 2018, 05:16:15 PM
Stepping into an air conditioned building after being outside in the 40+ C heat.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 21, 2018, 06:16:47 PM
Seeing two little ginger furballs trying to wreck the tree in the corner :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on March 21, 2018, 06:27:47 PM
Seeing two little ginger furballs trying to wreck the tree in the corner :)
They are so wonderful, aren't they  ;D

(https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/albums/userpics/12633/normal_20180222_140534.jpg)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 21, 2018, 06:34:21 PM
We call them Chaos and Havoc, never have two names been better deserved...  :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 23, 2018, 11:09:00 AM
We both love the sound of catses purring, and have now got a downloaded MP3 file, which we have burned onto a CD and have got it playing through the stereo so that we can hear it throughout the whole of the flat. It's pure bliss to us...  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 24, 2018, 06:33:02 AM
The sound of an open fire in the grate crackling and popping, it's one of the things I regret that we can't have here. :'(
I have to have a video of one playing on You Tube, but it just isn't the same.  :(


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on March 24, 2018, 07:22:24 AM
More things that are oddly satisfying so far in my life:

-The winding up, violin kind of sound that my motorcycle makes, in first and second gear.
Especially second gear. Not sure what that sound is coming from, whether it be the engine
itself, or maybe the chain? No clue. But it sounds amazing, along with the high pitch
whistling from the intake.
-Fan sounds... and this is important -- because I'm currently making a video on YouTube
through another account (not Suzukir123) that will be used as a sleep sound video,
to help people sleep. I've added echoes, reverb, and created more of a stereo effect, and
I've also added faint music in the background. Fan sounds -- great for sleep, and definitely
oddly satisfying.
-The boom sounds from fireworks... not just when the fireworks explode in the sky, but
the sound from the chute right after the firework detonates from the ground.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on March 25, 2018, 04:25:26 PM
I love the feel of a freshly oiled or lubricated mechanism.  I coated the spring loaded door hinges in my car with lithium based grease to reduce some squeaking and stiffness that often develops with VW/Audi door hinges.  My doors are as good as new!  They don't squeak, and open much more smoothly now.

The picture shows the VW Jetta door hinge that uses spring loaded rollers to make the doors open in three stages.  I coated the rollers with lithium grease and they make the car feel brand new  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on March 26, 2018, 06:16:57 AM
Being behind the fireworks display because the sound and light go at the same time

Running up a escalator going down and not getting caught

Protecting my gf from people who just donít respect her

When my gf wears my stuff and it she ends up making it smell like vanilla and glazed donuts

The fact that me nor my gf are dominant over one another, we just kinda sit in the middle and Iím talking about authority

Playing two songs on top of each other and the results sounding great

8Ft fluorescent tubes. 8feet of light baby

The fact that me and gf like the same types of music

Featuring my gf in a ID - ID or my ID for it to never be released to public

I can have a full blown conversation with her in Icelandic



 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 26, 2018, 07:48:17 AM
Earning the love and trust of a catses.   =^.^=  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Mercurylamps on March 31, 2018, 03:49:27 AM
Using my old VCR from 1993 to play some old VHS tapes for a change instead of DVDs and Netflix. 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on March 31, 2018, 01:48:38 PM
When playing the minor pentatonic scale finally clicks and I can do it without fluffing it half way through.  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on July 24, 2018, 04:35:00 PM
When playing the minor pentatonic scale finally clicks and I can do it without fluffing it half way through.  ;D
Further progress has been made, I can now play a couple of melodies and I have now mastered the major pentatonic scale, playing three notes, then going back one note before playing three notes until you reach the end of the scale.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on July 24, 2018, 04:41:42 PM
Further progress has been made, I can now play a couple of melodies and I have now mastered the major pentatonic scale, playing three notes, then going back one note before playing three notes until you reach the end of the scale.
Well done, sweetheart  :-*


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 24, 2018, 05:25:21 PM
More oddly satisfying things for me:

-The sound and even slight melody a fan makes, while you're trying to go to sleep. Especially when it's two fans
that sound identical, and have the exact same pitch. The clashing of the sounds seem to create other musical sounds, at times.
Very, very tough to explain.
-When drinking a nice cold drink, the cold sensation that travels down the stomach lining.
-The orange flashing from an EOL Fluorescent lamp, and also the orange or pink flashing from a Metal Halide lamp during start up.
Not sure if that's "oddly" satisfying though.
-The extreme pain I get several hours after weight-lifting. It's a good pain, and also very tough to explain.
-The reactions I get when I pass by people on my bike. Especially in motorcycle armor... although I find it a bit concerning
that people act as if they've never seen a motorcycle rider in armor before. Probably because no one wears their gear around here. Sigh



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: sol on July 24, 2018, 07:24:38 PM
The very solid clicking sound of a very high quality door lock perfectly installed and adjusted on a nice hardwood door. Also the smooth action of a well cut key for said lock.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on July 25, 2018, 09:44:30 AM
The very solid clicking sound of a very high quality door lock perfectly installed and adjusted on a nice hardwood door. Also the smooth action of a well cut key for said lock.
Indeed. Having recently had a break-in to our block (although not to our flat, fortunately) we appreciate the quality of a good door and lock.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on July 25, 2018, 07:58:43 PM
After driving through a heavy, soaking downpour and opening the car door to see that the rainwater didn't even penetrate the first of three seals on the door.  I love the feeling of being inside a car in the elements, sheltered from moisture and wind.  Almost feels like being inside a heavily armed tank.  My car doors are extremely watertight and do a great job at hushing road and wind noise.  The windshield is a different story as a gasket has gone bad and rainwater slowly leaks inside at the moment.  Wish me luck on getting that fixed  ;)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on July 26, 2018, 05:27:54 AM
After driving through a heavy, soaking downpour and opening the car door to see that the rainwater didn't even penetrate the first of three seals on the door.  I love the feeling of being inside a car in the elements, sheltered from moisture and wind.  Almost feels like being inside a heavily armed tank.  My car doors are extremely watertight and do a great job at hushing road and wind noise.  The windshield is a different story as a gasket has gone bad and rainwater slowly leaks inside at the moment.  Wish me luck on getting that fixed  ;)
When I was a bus driver, a lot of our buses leaked like (...) around the windscreen seals, and there were on many occasions great pools of water sloshing around in the wells underneath the screen  :o


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on July 26, 2018, 06:33:22 AM
What kind of buses did you drive and what was your favourite? Where I used to live they used ancient leyland Olympians (or titans, I can never remember) right until the mid 00s. One of them was an A reg! I also remember we had Dash bodied darts that were so gutless they could barely get up a half decent hill; one of their routes took them up such a hill and if the bus was well loaded it did about 2-3mph in first gear. A school was up that hill and they rarely used the darts for that run, instead using beefier Volvos that went like the clappers.
I worked for Travel West Midlands as it was then, they've now been taken over by National Express. The most common buses in the early days I was there were Metrobuses and Leyland Lynxes, also the Dennis Trident buses as seen behind the Metrobus:

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The Leyland Lynx was a fast bus, they had no speed limiters in those days and I once had one up to an indicated 70mph along the M6. The only problem with them was the cab window. They rattled something awful and we had to stuff paper in the runners to stop them doing it  :D

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My favourite bus of all time though is the London Routemaster, I never drove these in service of course, but I was privileged to drive this one, which is part owned by Ken Bruce of BBC Radio 2.
I know him slightly through a friend of the family, and knowing I had a bus licence, he offered me a drive  ;D

(https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/albums/userpics/12633/normal_Photo0024.jpg)



Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on July 26, 2018, 07:04:36 AM
I'm now starting to learn to play the mandolin, and I think I'm going to like it.  8)

Oh, and reviving a thread on the board...  :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on July 29, 2018, 03:53:34 AM
Those click(s) you get from your thermostat when you turn it on, this also follows it turning on about one second later and the lights throb because of the heavy load that's just been applied.

Looking at the spill of light coming from a TV on the ceiling.

When it's early morning or late afternoon (normally the sky has an excellent deep blue or purple look to it) and you are biking or driving through a HPS lit place and you look up seeing the orange lamps and the blue or purple sky, also same thing happens on the street itself, if it's a poorly lit road then you can see that sections of the street are blue and orange fills in the remaining gaps.

The constant re-appearing shadow that you get when walking under a generally lit place (like a hallway and sometimes even a street).

Where light from a HPS seems to leak into a room thats nowhere near it or even in view.

Turing on a HPS and putting a magnifying glass to it and you point it towards the ceiling and when you reached the focal point, it projects a nice and dimmer image of the arc tube for easy viewing.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on July 29, 2018, 04:42:50 AM
@F96T12 DD VHO, I think I understand what you mean with driving (or biking) and seeing the HPS lamps and blue/purple sky.
But I definitely understand and agree with the constant re-appearing shadow. With me though, it's especially satisfying (and cool)
when seeing the shadow from the lights constantly appear when driving and definitely when biking. Like in HPS lit tunnels, or
anything like that.
I also understand and agree with seeing the dimmer image of a very bright arc tube... especially with cool ways of doing it,
like with what you described with the magnifying glass. I think I've done stuff like that before as well.

Another satisfying thing to me:
-HPS lit sky... the sky being illuminated by the HPS light reflecting off the ground during the night, then ricocheting off the clouds.
 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on July 29, 2018, 09:32:56 AM
The smell drifting through from the kitchen as the banananana bread bakes.  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 01, 2018, 04:17:19 PM
Taking the washing in minutes before it starts to pour down with rain.  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 06, 2018, 08:40:58 AM
When a catses comes up and says hello.  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on August 06, 2018, 08:41:48 AM
When a catses comes up and says hello.  ;D
And lets you pick them up for a stroke and a cuddle  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 06, 2018, 01:23:33 PM
Having a catses turn on their purring engine for you.  ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: CEB1993 on August 06, 2018, 06:19:17 PM
Getting the oil changed in my car.  I love the feeling of driving on the highway, and imagining the fresh synthetic oil cycling through the engine and being good to go for another 5000 miles!  ;)  I also like getting a clean bill of health from the mechanic, too.  Today's first trip to the garage with my new Subaru Legacy revealed perfect hoses, belts, air filter, and coolant.  Had the oil replaced, all the lights checked, and heard that the tires had plenty of life left too.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: ace100w120v on August 06, 2018, 10:54:00 PM
Slamming the doors of old army trucks.  We jokingly compared it to a wineglass shattering, in terms of the sound.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 07, 2018, 07:35:16 AM
Getting a formula on a spreadsheet to do what you want it to do.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on August 08, 2018, 11:13:01 AM
When you see a bright light source and it is the only source lit (lets say it's a 250W HPS) and is placed dead center in a room that is the size of a large factory. Nothing blocking it, and the walls are grey but the ceiling is painted white. Basically the room is empty and windowless and even on all sides except the ceiling
You turn on the source of light and wait for it to fully warm up, once it's fully warmed up, you get about one foot away from it facing away from the arc tube. Then you walk closer to one wall watching your shadow become more sharp and crisp, as well as stretched.
When you reached the wall you can still see your shadow is very sharp and relative to your height. You turn around facing the light and lets say you're wearing a white shirt and you can still see that your shirt is illuminated with the orange light

Long story short, It is very satisfying to see how far the light goes until your shirt isn't the color of the light or until your shadow becomes hard to see. This just doesn't go just to HPS, it really goes to any source of light including the sun


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 08, 2018, 11:15:57 AM
Learning how to play a simple tune on the mandolin.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on August 08, 2018, 11:16:58 AM
Learning how to play a simple tune on the mandolin.
Watching you enjoying yourself doing it  :) :-*


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 09, 2018, 05:33:44 AM
Knowing that the one you love is never more than an arm's length away.  :-*


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 09, 2018, 09:15:40 AM
Taking things apart with the help of 'Mr Smashy'  :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on August 09, 2018, 09:18:22 AM
Taking things apart with the help of 'Mr Smashy'  :D
The snag with this of course, is easy reassembly becomes somewhat difficult  :-\ :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 09, 2018, 09:19:40 AM
The snag with this of course, is easy reassembly becomes somewhat difficult  :-\ :D
Aww, shucks...   :'(


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 09, 2018, 01:23:22 PM
Watching two ginger catses playing with each other. ;D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 14, 2018, 04:41:53 PM
Starting to feel comfortable behind the wheel of a car again.  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on August 14, 2018, 04:43:04 PM
Starting to feel comfortable behind the wheel of a car again.  :)
Satisfying for me too, I was never a good passenger :P  :D  :-*


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on August 14, 2018, 04:52:55 PM
The hum of multiple HID or Fluorescent fixtures
Sunlight creeping in my apartment
Golden Light (What I call blonde light)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 16, 2018, 07:09:48 AM
Earning the love and trust of a catses. 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻 😻


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 17, 2018, 07:02:12 AM
Knowing that the hotel we stayed at over the weekend has found our cuddly badger.  ;D

We thought that we had lost him for good.  :'(


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 17, 2018, 01:35:56 PM
Introducing Ria to the music of a band that she hadn't heard of. :-* 8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on August 17, 2018, 04:02:49 PM
Introducing Ria to the music of a band that she hadn't heard of. :-* 8)
For anyone interested, the band is Runrig (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runrig), they're a Scottish band that I'm amazed I'd never heard of before, given their style of music, which is just what we both like :)

Typically, their farewell concert is tomorrow, so we won't get the chance to see them live :(


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 17, 2018, 04:33:06 PM
We watched a programme that we had recorded ages ago about the birth of a polar bear cub, it was so cute.!  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 25, 2018, 05:46:59 PM
Signing out of Amazon at only the second attempt.  :D


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on August 27, 2018, 07:53:17 AM
Fixing an adaptor that was destined for the bin.  8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on September 18, 2018, 07:35:08 AM
Learning to read music, I'm just starting to recognise the notes, and where to put my fingers on the fret board of the mandolin that I am slowly mastering.  8)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Danny on September 20, 2018, 03:44:28 PM
I find powerwashing and  mowing lawns quite satisfying to be honest. Especially when you get results like this from power washing!


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on September 22, 2018, 08:11:10 AM
Finding the enamel pin badge I got when I earned my glider pilot's wings.  :)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on September 22, 2018, 11:53:05 AM
I find a mass startup of MH, HPS, or MV to be satisfying, each light source has it's unique startup.
Some of the same light sources could startup differently.
Sometimes you can even hear the ballasts roar simultaneously which always makes it better. You guys agree? 


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Miss Cuddly on September 22, 2018, 11:55:47 AM
I find a mass startup of MH, HPS, or MV to be satisfying, each light source has it's unique startup.
Some of the same light sources could startup differently.
Sometimes you can even hear the ballasts roar simultaneously which always makes it better. You guys agree? 

We tend to only light one lamp at a time, as they need to be left running for at least a couple of hours and we can't justify the cost of doing it.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on September 22, 2018, 11:57:21 AM
We tend to only light one lamp at a time, as they need to be left running for at least a couple of hours and we can't justify the cost of doing it.
I was referring to like a gymnasium or something, but your statement makes sense.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on September 22, 2018, 11:58:06 AM
We tend to only light one lamp at a time, as they need to be left running for at least a couple of hours and we can't justify the cost of doing it.
Especially if it's our 1000W mercury lamp, aka Freddie :D

(https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/albums/userpics/12633/normal_DSC02305.JPG)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: Fluorescent05 on September 27, 2018, 10:33:53 AM
When you get a new computer or similar, and on the flat surfaces it has that film protective cover to stop dust and fingerprints. Pulling that off slowly is rather pleasing!
I totally agree! But only if you peel it off slowly.


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: MissRiaElaine on September 27, 2018, 10:36:11 AM
Tasting the first slice of freshly baked bananananananana bread (it's in the oven as I type this, can't wait till it's ready :D)


Title: Re: Oddly satisfying things
Post by: suzukir122 on February 10, 2019, 10:12:49 PM
When I'm viewing a YouTube video from a YouTuber dealing with NEW super/hyper-sport cars and super/hyper-sport bikes, and I realize
those exotic vehicles are being lit by F40T12 and F96T12 magnetic cool white Rapid Start lighting. Very new exotic cars/bikes, lit by
very old and reliable fixtures/lights. Million dollar cars, btw.