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by Ego
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 278
Views: 33115

Re: Something From Nothing Log

@wheatstate, thanks for the tips on the shifters. So far they are doing okay. @FBeyer, Angel's Landing was a blast, though Mrs. Ego had a peculiar tendency to wind up on the wrong side of the chains. I had to get her to step across before snapping this photo. I am amazed that they allow just about a...
by Ego
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 278
Views: 33115

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Two weeks ago I was digging through piles of used shoes at the swap meet when I spotted ultra-expensive cycling shoes. I grabbed the two shoes and found that they were identical, but both were left foots. As I was looking for the rights, another guy noticed I was digging with intent and began lookin...
by Ego
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Moving
Replies: 23
Views: 792

Re: Moving

Moving is a good way to practice changing. For me, moving every so often is a good way to induce the changes I know need to happen but are sticky because of routine. It is the perfect time to introduce new, positive habits and eliminate old, negative ones. Upending the comfortable continuity of "hom...
by Ego
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to compute shipping costs when selling clothes on eBay
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: How to compute shipping costs when selling clothes on eBay

+1 bluepearl. Note: Ebay was having problems with people selling stuff for 1 cent then charging $25 for shipping to avoid paying final value fees, so they began charging final value fees on shipping fees as well. So you might as well just offer free shipping and figure it into the cost of the item. ...
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology
Replies: 20
Views: 1311

Re: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology

I was discussing this with a friend who owns a small garage and is a Grease Monkey Philosopher. His take is that manufacturers began computer-controlling individual components to achieve infinitesimally small benefits at the expense of exponential complexity for the exact reasons chenda mentions. He...
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Libraries and Gardens
Replies: 34
Views: 1263

Re: Libraries and Gardens

7Wannabe5 wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm
Therefore, I am at this very moment attempting to figure out how to best convert my e-library from Swindle format.
Calibre. Free.

Shift your selling over to abebooks or ebay? There are some companies that do fulfillment for ebay just like Amazon. I imagine they can fulfill orders for both.
by Ego
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Martin
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: Martin

Of course, technology may have already rendered this moot, given that sometimes I don't even know where I am when I request a Lyft ride, but my location is known on the grid. IOW, delivery to latitude/longitude may soon negate the need for addresses. You're gonna love what3words. It was made for yo...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Libraries and Gardens
Replies: 34
Views: 1263

Re: Libraries and Gardens

There is a homeless guy who carts himself back and forth between one of the large grassy areas in the park and a parking lot down the street where he sleeps. He spends his days stretched out under a large beach umbrella with his nose in a book. In the evenings he wheels past our window, carefully us...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Martin
Replies: 19
Views: 977

Re: Martin

Hah. I am trying to be a "promoter" too. I just sold a zero-degree sleeping bag to a girl who is relocating to the mountains of central Oregon this winter to be homeless while doing some sort of forest restoration work. Not quite sure if I'm promoting forest restoration or the transfer of Southern C...
by Ego
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 37
Views: 1229

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

Wow. This is certainly one of those areas where I learn a little and it reveals the staggering amount that I don't know. Thanks!
by Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 37
Views: 1229

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

@Ego Excellent question and to be fair I'm going to dedicate an entire post to just your question because it encapsulates so many factors. I don't have time at the moment but hopefully tonight I will. That's kind of a neat problem to solve actually. I realize it may be jumping ahead. If so, I can w...
by Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Unexpectedly high utility bills on a rental?
Replies: 11
Views: 450

Re: Unexpectedly high utility bills on a rental?

Are you watering landscaping? If so, you might hold that as your second bargaining chip if the landlord says no to a discount. Check to see how often the sprinklers are set to water. Agree (ideally in writing or through email) to decrease the frequency of watering. You might start with a suggestion ...
by Ego
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 37
Views: 1229

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

It is also good to remember that tying knots in a rope will reduce its working capacity, so we want to ensure that the knot we use has been approved for rescue work and has been tied correctly. Knots are often rated for their efficiency, usually expressed as a percentage of the remaining strength o...
by Ego
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How long and strict is your undereating phase?
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: How long and strict is your undereating phase?

I drink a tea concoction of green tea, white tea, lemon balm, turmeric powder, black pepper, ginger powder, amla powder, hibiscus tea, rooibos, clove power... (bunch of stuff in there)..... throughout the day but I do not start the 6-hour countdown timer on my phone until the moment I take my first ...
by Ego
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Omega3 Diet
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Re: Omega3 Diet

Rosacea, ocular problems, autoimmune history and leg pain. Hum. Do you know any diabetics with a glucose monitor you can borrow to check your blood sugar level..... like right now?
by Ego
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 278
Views: 33115

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Amazing. Your Colnago is exactly my MINO (money is no object) bike. I lust after the lugs and pantgraphing. Absolutely beautiful.

ETA, Yeah, Campy Mirage 8 speed. Not period correct. My first experience with STI shifters. It will take some time before I stop reaching for the downtube.
by Ego
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 278
Views: 33115

Re: Something From Nothing Log

A few months ago I bought a small LeMond Alpe d'Huez road bicycle from one of the trash pickers at the swap meet. It had been hit by a car and the rims were bent with broken spokes, but the Campagnolo components seemed fine. For years I've been wanting a vintage Italian road bike. A few weeks ago I ...
by Ego
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 87
Views: 8211

Re: Terrorism

It is really fun and interesting to observe this chaotic churn which produces novelties such as Ghost Pizza, Arabic Hip-Hop, and little girls running around on a basketball court with pink Converse peeking out from under their conservative dress. Chaotic churn. Yes. Hopefully we can continue to fil...
by Ego
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 87
Views: 8211

Re: Terrorism

I'm not sure this deserves its own topic so I'll post it here where it somewhat fits... When America's Melting Pot Works http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/09/01/when-america-melting-pot-works/xGCMb2tmSgbPYpeeaqUN4H/story.html?event=event25 In a world torn by religious bitterness, the United St...
by Ego
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: More on Microbiome
Replies: 82
Views: 11976

Re: More on Microbiome

Nature just put out a collection of reviews of the most recent findings on the gut-brain axis. The collection is free but the individual reviews are paywalled. Lot of interesting stuff here....

https://www.nature.com/collections/dyhbndhpzv
by Ego
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis
Replies: 47
Views: 1875

Re: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis

7W, okay.... I understand what you're saying. The first thing that comes to mind is that couples don't go to sleep one night as blissful newlyweds and wake up the next day suddenly miserable. There are many small steps along the way toward a disintegrating relationship. Each step requires both to pa...
by Ego
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)

It's been listed for 157 days. Plenty of time to correct a typo. Also, see the Price/Tax history. Price has gradually stepped down from $90k in 2010.
by Ego
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)
Replies: 15
Views: 829

Re: Purchasing tiny apartment + insurance as investment? (Instead of renting for 3 + yrs)

The bank got stuck with an unfinanceable, unrentable lemon so they priced it to sell cash only. Maybe foundation problems. Or a former meth house. Or full of toxic mold. Or maybe the HOA is in some form of financial trouble or potential liability. Or... a million things.
by Ego
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis
Replies: 47
Views: 1875

Re: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis

It made me think about my friend who was a GFE (girlfriend experience escort) and how pathetic it seemed to me that some men wanted to pay a woman to provide girlfriend behaviors in addition to providing them with sex. It also caused me to reflect on my own experiences while dating. It is kind of s...
by Ego
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis
Replies: 47
Views: 1875

Re: Crime, Sex, Politics : Systems Analysis

Shush @GandK! gangsta jacob can be triggered by use of political loaded word. What if he arive here to close this hilarious thread?! I was just thinking about fixing some problems on my website, problems that pale in comparison to running a forum. I got a good mental grasp of the work involved then...