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Sunday, 4 October 2015
On Saturday, some of the Phuddy Duddy Cruisers car club went on a cruise. We went from Coeur d'Alene north to Sagle, ID, then east 12 miles to the Bird Museum.
The Bird Museum is an ecelectic collection of cars, planes and inventors gadgets. Forrest Bird, who died a couple of weeks ago at age 94, was an inventor and aviator. He created a respirator that did away with iron lungs and saved many premature babies from death. The museum focuses on things that have improved the lives of people.
The drive was very enjoyable, except for a spot of high wind on the way up to the museum. We took a roundabout way back to Athol, ID, where we had lunch. We split up there to go to our various homes. You can see some pictures of the cruise at the Phuddy Duddy web site. Total mileage for the cruise from/to my house was 110 miles.
I am slowly removing the chrome off of my '49 Plymouth. The pieces I have removed so far are those that need work or re-chroming, and I have taken them over to Spokane Metal Finishing to be restored.
I need to fill in some holes in the fenders where some idiot used sheet metal screws to hold some of the stainless steel trim on the fenders. That trim is part of what I took over to be restored. They will weld the screw holes shut and fix all the crinkles in the trim.
On the way back from Spokane Metal Finishers, I stopped by a place called Fasteners, where I got some of the fasteners that hold the trim onto the fenders.
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- The 'Microsoft Loves Linux' Baloney is Still Being Floated in the Media While Microsoft Attacks Linux With Patents, New Lawsuits Reported
- Is The Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux Faster Than Other Distributions?
- $2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer
- Calamares: A distribution-independent system installer
- Lightworks: A Professional Video Editor Available for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora
- Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac With the Gela Theme
- Network Security Toolkit Is Now Based on Fedora 22, Powered by Linux Kernel 4.1.7
- Curious about Linux? Try Linux Desktop on the Cloud
- White Hat Vigilante Launches Virus That Makes Routers Safer
- The Type of Documentation Open Source Needs
- Firefox Is Much Better than Any Other Browser and Here's Why
- Debian dropping the Linux Standard Base
Security Theater/"Intellectual Property"
- Transgender Travelers Collide with TSA's Security Theater
- East Texas judge throws out 168 patent cases in one fell swoop
- Ending Gun Violence: Common Sense Versus Magic
- Stockton mayor was briefly detained on return flight from China
- RFID chips in driver's licenses. What could go wrong?
- Pokemon Wants To Totally Bankrupt One Of Its Biggest Fans, Thanks To Copyright
- How You Can Use Gadgets May Hinge on a Printer Ink Case
- Today, all stores in the US should accept chip-and-PIN cards. Yeah, right.
- Man accused of stealing $5 in snacks died in jail as he waited for space at mental hospital
- New Jersey Supreme Court OKs Warrantless Searches Of Vehicles
- There are laws making it illegal to collect data on open land