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Re: time sink 42
From: "Greg D. Moore" <mooregr () greenms com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:20:48 -0500

At 04:08 PM 2/16/2012, Randy Bush wrote:
ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real.  yesterday i was in the
westin playing rack and stack for five hours.  an horrifyingly large
amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to
attack.

is there a trick?  is there a (not expensive) different labeling machine
or technique i should use?

If you can't find the split back I've used a black uniball pen. Stick tape between pen and metal clip. Rotate pen about 90 degrees so there's a bend in the tape. But thumb against the metal, holding the tape in place. Pull pen along the length of the tape. (think about the old trick with scissors and making wrapping ribbon for presents turn into a curlycue.

That tends to create enough of a tension between the front of the tape and the back and it'll be peeled apart.



randy

Greg D. Moore http://greenmountainsoftware.wordpress.com/
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