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May 2015

 

Thursday, 28 May 2015

I'm going to another 'school thing' tomorrow. This one is a display of classic cars for a middle school in Coeur d'Alene. I will be pulling my teardrop trailer with the '52 Plymouth for that event.


I have finished backing up Jean Auel's The Valley of Horses from cassette to hard disk. It was 21 hours long. I am now doing the audio book of her The Mammoth Hunters, which is about 28 hours long (17 cassettes). All that remains after Hunters is Auel's The Plains of Passage, which is 24 cassettes (about 36 to 40 hours long).

I got to cassette 7 in The Mammoth Hunters when I had a problem. These commercial cassettes are supposed to be high quality, but that one has drag problems and eventually stops playing (within 7 minutes of the end of side 1). I will have to try recording it on another tape player.


Silly sign of the day:


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Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"

Friday, 22 May 2015

I have had a busy week, with activities on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday morning and Thursday evening. There were two classic car events, a Dutch oven demo and a mineral club meeting. When I got home last night, I was wiped out.

I also refurbished an arm rest for my '49 Plymouth (sandblast, JB Weld, paint) and gave it to the upholsterer to be covered. I then fixed the brake lights on that car, so no more going around with no brake lights. One of the tail light bulbs is burnt out, so I will have to fix that today. I am pretty much ready to start working on the body of that car to prep it for painting. As I go through that, I will be removing chrome and working on it. I will also replace weatherstripping as I do the rest of the work.


Silly sign of the day:


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Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"

Sunday, 17 May 2015

I had a busy end of week last week. I went to a car show on Thursday afternoon and a huge cruise on Friday. The car show was the annual show at the Life Care Center in Post Falls, ID. That show was for the benefit of their patients.

The Friday night cruise was the Lost in The 50's cruise in Sandpoint, ID. There were between 600 and 700 cars participating in the cruise, and the route was expanded from last year. The only problem with it is that I have no urge to go back up to Sandpoint for the car show, which happens on the Saturday after the cruise. Oh, well.

You can see pictures from both of these events at the Phuddy Duddy Cruisers photos page.


President: Bush? Clinton?

I'm voting for Ron Paul - again - so I expect that I qualify for that definition, too.


Silly sign of the day:


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Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I went to Pegasus Auto Wrecking the other day to get a few small parts for my '49 Plymouth. The amazing thing was they had a fairly complete '50 Plymouth there and I ended up with everything I was looking for. I am now doing some sanding and painting of the parts. I will then take the two sun visors and arm rest down to the upholsterer and get them properly covered. It will be great to actually have an arm rest in the car. Right now, you have to tug on the door handle to close the door, which isn't good for the handle.


I have now backed up 15 hours of Jean M. Auel's Clan of The Cave Bear from cassette to hard disk. I have 6 more hours to go. I've been doing it 3 hours at a whack (2 cassettes) and doing it that way isn't too much of a job. So I will be finished with it in two more sessions.


Silly sign of the day:


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Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"

Friday, 8 May 2015

I have finished my gdvdslides video slideshow program, created a 64-bit binary package for it, and have documented the program here. You can check it out by viewing the gdvdslides web page. I have included a download section, which contains the program, source, example and themes.


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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

I am working on publishing my gdvdslides video slideshow program. I hope to have it all done and uploaded here by this Saturday, when I will be demoing the program at the Spokane Linuxfest. The Linuxfest will be held at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane.


I showed my '52 Plymouth at the Street Tin Car Show on Sunday. They have now outgrown their space and will be looking for a new venue. At least 5 or 6 Phuddy Duddy Cruisers won awards at the show. I really enjoyed it.

On Monday, I went to the cruise-in at Paul Bunyons and there were 34 cars there. The classic car stuff is starting to heat up, along with the weather.


Silly sign of the day:


Free/Open Source Software


Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"