Biking to Sherrard Point (Larch Mountian's Summit)

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The summit sits at 4055 feet, its parking lot is where the Portland Astronomy club meets to study the night sky. The viewpoint is worth the ride, or drive; on a clear day, you can see four major mountians, with a ~270 degree field of view. As for climbing this hill on a bike...we'll, you'd better be reasonably fit, or the screaming legs of exhaustion will turn you around. From my house, Google Read more

How to make a TailSock frame for less than $10

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Our local recumbent parts and accessories manufacturer sells some awesome TailSoks & frames. Although I'm not ready to purchase one of their admittedly well-made aluminum-tube based TailSok frames. TerraCycle recently started making making their TailSoks with retro-reflective fabric, and so that means they're currently clearing out their old inventory of non-reflective soks, for bargain at Read more

What a fraud Vectrix

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How disturbing... Earlier yesterday I posted to a CAD/CAM machinist forum, seeking help with their software. Hours later I find that my posting has been doctored to not only remove information valuable to anyone visiting, but they fraudulently re-characterized my original message into a semblance of praise for their software. What's even more disturbing is their recent Award, and how they cited Read more

iPhone update due

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An update to my previous rant about Apple's attempts at forced obsolescence Rumor is, Apple is going to release a software update to Fix iPhone 3G performance issues...soon... I'll believe it when I see it. Until then, some of us have Real Work to do on these things and simply cannot wait for Steve Jobs/Apple to throw us long-time loyal customers a tiny little bone. Steps to fix slowness on Read more

Basic human rights

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I'm happy to see the wrongs being corrected in California now.<br /> I wish it could be this simple: You may organize and do as you and your group pleases. For as long as your group's charter, expressions & actions always respect and protect: 1) Equal access to liberty, security, dignity, privacy & individual sovereignty. 2) Equal opportunity of association, education & Read more