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Living in Deerfield Beach, FL two blocks from the beach.
I’m luck to be surrounded by talented people including Jonathon King, former Sun Sentinel reporting, now fiction writer who lives near by and frequents Bru’s room across the street for lunch. All of his books are based in South Florida so besides the always interesting stories, it’s fun to know the locations and in some cases even the people that are mentioned or referred to. His latest is a bit of a diversion into a historical novel based mostly in Palm Beach / West Palm beach revolving around Henry ......

When I’m home in Deerfield Beach, FL (26.317N, 80.078W) and there is a space shuttle launch watch it from the top of the 5 story garage across the street. Below is the view overall slightly enhanced and then the launch trail heavily enhanced so you can see it clearly. The view is facing north so you can see that the the space center is actually a bit west, ~ 80.6 W due to the slantof Florida to the east. The tall building below the right corner of the enhanced area is the Boca Resort. We live a few ......

After 34 years (original was in 1975 when I graduated college) of having an American Express card in my wallet AMEX finally pissed me off so much over the past couple of months (I did send a payment to the wrong AMEX account so I’m not blameless but fuck them) that I pulled it from my wallet for the last time and made this small memorial in my office: ......

I've started construction of a HF (High Frequency vs UHF/VHF ham bands) radio that will cover ~ 1.8 to 30 mhz. it is a kit put together by Tony Parks and supported by a very active community: http://groups.yahoo.com/gro... I tell you, either my eyes have gone downhill (for sure) or those surface mount components got much smaller in the 20 years since I last worked in a lab every day. This would be especially hard without community driven detailed construction notes: http://golddredgervideo.com... ......

From N1DCN... HAM = Amateur Radio Operator as defined by FCC part 97 rules. There are currently three possible licensing levels, Technician, General and Extra. As of last night, I passed the General test. Starting a couple of years ago, you do not have to learn morse code to get licensed. With the general license you have almost full access to all the frequencies which are split into 16 bands ranging from 160 meters starting at 1800 kilohertz up to 23 centimeters starting at 1240 Megahertz. The Technician ......

The LCD display on my Nikon L11 (simple point and shoot) broke sometime during Steve Balmers talk at the MVP summit this year. Having heard all the horror stories, i figured this camera was done for. I got a quote of ~ $150 to fix it from an online service but that is more than it is worth. So... i disassembled the camera, i figured i had nothing to lose. After a few very nasty shocks reminded me about the large capacitor used to fire the flash, i bought a 1k ohm, 1 watt resistor from Radio Shack ......

The new site will be at: www.theguyfromboston.net


Update: "The Guy From Boston" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno has been confirmed for Tuesday, Jan 15th..

Wow!! Way to go Joey!

Keep up with the guy's video rants every Wednesday at: http://www.theyguyfromboston.com

 


Here in South Florida there is a commuter train that runs between Miami and West Palm Beach. I live in Deerfield Beach about 1/2 way with a Tri-Rail station next to the entrance to I95 that i would normally take to go north or south. Today I need to go to a customer in downtown West Palm ~30 miles but always a pain in the ass due to traffic and construction on I95. I don't make this trip very often but today I'm trying Tri-Rail (http://www.tri-rail.com/) I planned to take the 11:57 am train so picked ......

Check out http://drinkcraftbeer.com/ , Jeff and Devon actually do tours of various breweries and sacrafice for the rest of us by carefully tasting, drinking and reporting on all the beers!

 


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