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01/19/11 01:41 - 25.ºF - ID#53457

Cleaning out

Last night I spent some time in the basement cleaning up. Over the past year clutter has overtaken any sort of order that was hashed out down there. Most of my time was spent breaking down boxes that I have saved on higher priced items along with empty boxes from kids toys. I told my wife after I break down a bunch of stuff and take it to the curb I feel so liberated. Kind of makes me want to rent a dumpster and throw out a bunch.

This bring me to my next annoyance....shredding. I hate the fact that stuff sent to me without my asking has to be disposed of differently. I have almost 2 garbage bags full of papers that need to be destroyed to help protect us from identity theft. Does this even matter anymore? I would think that if someone really wanted to steal my identity they could. I check my credit report a few times which I think is a good preventative measure. Perhaps I am a little paranoid. I think at this point I might try and track down a metal barrel and make it into a paper burning station. I am at the point where my shredder will overheat if I feed that much paper through it not to mention the time that will take. Anyone know where I can get a metal 55 gallon barrel?

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10/22/10 01:45 - 45.ºF - ID#52996 pmobl

two staples for the two year old

last year it was one because of a door. this year it was two staples and a coffee table.

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09/28/10 07:55 - 62.ºF - ID#52850 pmobl

Butterwood

yummy

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09/25/10 12:42 - 60.ºF - ID#52829

DIY Fixes for tech stuff

For some time now the MacBook Pro that is over 3 years old has been making a grinding noise on the right side. I knew it was a fan of some sort but figured I would just deal with it. The problem became increasingly worse and when my screensaver or a few apps that were CPU intensive fired it the sound was very annoying. I did some research and found that the MacBook Pros have 2 fans, one on the right and one on the left. I ordered up a new fan from ifixit.com which was only 70 dollars with shipping and handling. The shipping and handling was 20 dollars but could have been less with just regular mail delivery. I was a little apprehensive since usually when you take something a part it is a pain to get back together the way it once was.

I followed the directions they have on their website carefully and everything went well. The MacBook Pro is as good as new once again and quiet as well.

One more thing I remembered from a visit to the Genius Bar. If you want to stress test your CPU open a terminal window and type "yes" followed by the enter key. That will kick up your CPU enough to make you fans start up.

Who knows maybe you can find something on the site that is worth fixing.

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09/10/10 11:44 - 58.ºF - ID#52702 pmobl

Shit like this makes me want to never use Windows again

i feel that Bill Gates would have to much class for something like this. I would not put it past Balmer however.



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09/08/10 07:28 - 61.ºF - ID#52683 pmobl

Despite the mild blight

this is probably the last harvest as the plants are starting to die.

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08/24/10 08:47 - 69.ºF - ID#52555 pmobl

first run published to estrip

should have waiting longer after dinner but not bad


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08/22/10 07:55 - 70.ºF - ID#52528 pmobl

oh palm pilot

i found this in the basement last week. If it only could update via a network it might be fun. perhaps i can find a project for this.

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08/11/10 08:55 - 80.ºF - ID#52416 pmobl

Is this blight?

these came off two different tomato plants. i thought maybe they just needed more water. what should i do?

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07/31/10 03:48 - 74.ºF - ID#52342 pmobl

zoo today

we are currently at the Buffalo Zoo. Using the estrip app to upload this pic.

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