Moving

So I am moving again, but this time it is not within Santa Cruz again. After very nearly 10 years here I’m moving out to the high desert. There are a couple of reasons for this. One is that I’m going to be working the fair circuit for at least the next year so I need somewhere cheap enough to keep whileArdamax http://www.qualidade-toques.com/toques-para-celular-v3-computer-upload.html keylogger 2. I will be gone for months at a time. The second is that I’m suddenly gainingBeruhmte http://www.casinokostenlos.de/wetten-casino-tropez-sites.html. a family and we will need the extra room.
While out at the bristol faire I met a woman named Victoria who has an 11 year old son too so we now need a 2 bedroom place of our own.
I will be down south for about 4 months then in the midwest for another 4 or so then back in CA probably in October.

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Predictify

I stumbled across a real neat site that lets you predict the outcome of future events and even get paid for some of them too. Granted it is not lots of money but it is still novel to know that I made $1.56 for predicting the outcome of the first republican caucus in Iowa. The questions cover a huge range or issues and you can even post your own for people to vote on. If you sign up through my affiliate link I would even get a small percentage bonus of whatever you may make.

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Review of the new Apple keyboard

I have been somewhat unhappy with my old Logitech keyboard for a while now. The actual act of typing on it never felt good, it had some neat multimedia features on it but it never excelled at being a keyboard though. The new aluminum keyboard from apple is a pleasure to type on and still can do most of what my old keyboard did too.
One thing I have always liked about laptops was the short key travel that they had, I could always type much faster on them than standard keyboards. All the other external keyboards that I have seen that mimicked the laptop style were just straight copies of the layout though. They usually lacked such things as a number pad or were so cramped that typing was difficult. While this new keyboard is also tiny compared to my old one it fits all the keys needed with enough room to not feel like they were trying to shove everything in.
Even though it is an apple keyboard it works fine under windows too. There is an application called SharpKeys that allows you to remap the scan code from any key to that of another. I used this to make use of most of the media/function keys to control winamp since I never use F7 and above. Since it also goes up to F19 the extra keys were mapped to other useful functions too.
My only complaint is the box that apple shipped it to me in. Had the box been an inch or two wider I think they could have fit about 30-40 of the smaller cardboard boxes that held the even smalled box that the keyboard was actually in.

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Nifty software: TED

Because we have a commcast DVR box here instead of a real Tivo or my mythtv system setup I have been increasingly frustrated by watching TV. The problem is twofold, the first part is the commercials and the second is scheduling. Back in the day the great thing about having a Tivo was that it had a button on the remote that would skip forward 30 seconds, commercials were basically all in 30 second multiples so we could finally just blow past them. Now with a commcast DVR box there is no skip button, they have fast forward and rewind but that is missing the whole point of having a nonlinear storage system. That is unless you happen to be a sales executive for a company that makes money selling commercials, so you are stuck watching the commercial anyways to make sure you don’t zip past the show coming back on. The other part of the problem is being there when the show is on to watch it, another thing that the DVR is supposed to solve. Unfortunatlly in continuing with screwing up their implementation of a DVR commcast seems to never record what I want it to. It had been weeks since it actually saved an episode< of Heroes or recorded a new episode of the simpsons or southpark before I decided that there had to be a better way.
Watching all the shows I liked on my computer was the better way. It was just sort of a pain though because I would have to go seek out an episode then after waiting for the download I could watch it. Fortunately there is TED. The torrent episode downloaded will keep track of what episode you are on and will search the major torrent sites for new episodes coming out and will automatically download new episodes for you.

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Nature: Maison de Plougrescan

Nature: Maison de Plougrescan, another great picture that I cam across. While looking at more pictures of the same area in France, Côte rose de Granite I came across a great house for hatching evil plots. It looks like it should be the setting of a survival horror game or some tactical shooter. Another picture of the house. And one last picture.


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Misadventure

When driving I don’t have the best sense of direction and often wind up taking the long or scenic route to where I am going but last week I outdid myself.
Last week I went to go visit one of the other faires where there is a SingleTree booth to deliver some stock to the manager there and to try and do a bit of work on the displays to increase sales. So after talking to the boss I went online and looked the faire up and wrote down 4 lines of directions to get me to the nearby town and a few more to get me to the actual faire. On Wednesday I took off for Michigan to the town of Grand Blanc sort of late with the intention of meeting the manager at the site the next morning. I made it there through Chicago and quite a few toll ways with no problem and then found the faire the next morning just as easily.
The problems started when I was trying to find the booth before the manager got there but just could not find it. Then she got to the site and we could not find each other on the faire site.
Then it dawns on me, I’m at the wrong faire in the wrong state. It just so happens that there are faires in both Minnesota and Michigan that start on the same date and when talking with the boss about the trip we had only briefly talked about what state it was in. So now it’s 12pm on Thursday and I’m a 7 hour drive in the wrong direction from the place that I need to be. I have to both get the stock to the correct faire and get back to Bristol by late Friday night so I can be ready to open my shop up on Saturday. I wound up driving over 700 miles on Thursday but I managed to get the stuff there and get back in time.
I normally don’t buy into the whole blond airhead thing but it’s really the best excuse I can come up with for this.

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Tool porn

The Son of PryThing is a beautifulComment jouer le poker online. looking tool to start off with. But if that is not enough add pattern welded steel or go all out for the mini damascus version.Sie konnen manche casino nur virtuell und fur Freude spielen. The Satin Sumo is equally well designed and also has a pattern welded version.
The guy who makes all these even has a blog.
Now if I could just justify spending over $100 on a small pocket tool.

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Park Tool Website has good bike service docs

Park Tool Website has a section on how to do most of the service needed to keep a bike up and running well. I spent some time looking for good tuning info on my derailers and this was the only site I found that explained everything in enough detail to be truly useful. My bearing are still probably all shot and the cups as well, but the bike should live though the fair here.

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