April 6th, 2008

new, stephen h

micro SD adapter help???

does anyone here know a place downtown or very close in that might sell microSD to SD card adapters?

for those who don't know, it looks like this: link. [yes, i could order it online, i'd just rather buy locally.]

alternately, does anyone here have an extra one laying around that they could part with for beer or a little cash?

much love.
PDX

Superfast new replacement for Internet

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article3689881.ece

A very interesting article about a replacement for the current internet. The backbone for "The Grid," as they call it, is fiber optics, and modern switching stations. The scientists behind the grid are claiming that you could do such things as have a hologram of yourself talking to the other person instead of the current IM system; which would be very interesting indeed. You could also have instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players (or so they claim).

They are timing the initial activation of the system to co-incide with the firing of the activation of the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland.

Thoughts?

(X posted in my own LJ)
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    impressed impressed
taiganaut

OLD MEME

Hey let's say I were to start walking east on Hawthorne around 20th, are there any good brunch-y breakfast-y places that have at least some no meat options?

in b4 gb2/california/, lol vegan, read the memories, etc

edit: thanks for the suggestions! we are departing now and will report back.

edit2: we went to Jam, it was great! Thanks! I will be going back.
Fatty Goldfish

dur pokemon

i am bored and going to washington square today, if anyone wants to play ds mariokart or pokemon cards, ill be searching in the food court between 2:45  and 3:45 or so :D

good?

to the 'punx' who yelled yesterday

I know we sounded like shit. You're just jealous that your friends don't stay out until 5 am, then wake up at seven and make waffles and have a delicious breakfast. You're just jealous that you don't run to goodwill in the morning to buy tho most bizarre instruments and ride all the way to the saturday market on the max to have a jam sesh with your closest friends. So what if we only made seventeen dollars! We still had enough money to buy junk food for the ride home. You're only jealous that yesterday wasn't the best day of your life thus far.


to the lady from starbucks

We really didn't know what we were doing, but yes, we do have some cute boys. Thank you for the two dollars. We bought a bag of lay's chips with that. Thank you.

to the homeless man on the max

Keep the harmonica, please. Or, should I say, "Mantener la armónica, por favor."


Short, sweet, and to the point?
  • Current Music
    piano man - the insomniacs

Tax Question:

Here is a semi-random tax question.
On the 1040A (and presumably the other 1040s), there is a box for "interest income".
I think in a past year, I read that for small amounts of interests, like the type from a normal savings account, you don't have to report it.
So does anyone know if there really is a 20 dollar rule, or something along those lines?

for sale! (part 1 of 2)

Lots of stuff for sale! Car repairs have become too expensive, and I owe people money. Stay tuned for part two later this week.

I'll take offers, and for the cheap stuff I will take trades!  Flowers and houseplants would be awesome.
(see my post in the wanted section: HOUSEPLANTS! http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/wan/631540476.html)

-beautiful vintage RECORD PLAYER: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/631496593.html [$20 for delivery!]
-PINK instant Polaroid camera: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/631505744.html
-small women's mountian  BIKE: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/631524947.html
-indoor window insulation kit: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/hsh/631532795.html
-cleaning supplies: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/hsh/631550518.html
-salt and peper grinders: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/hsh/631575014.html
-bong: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/631579380.html
-COMIC TABLE: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/fur/631614112.html
-cute rice cooker: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/hsh/631630741.html
-Oregon Country Fair bag: http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/631641278.html

Women in the Congo Benefit

So, I posted a few months ago about the situation in the Congo and how I really wanted to do something about it. The result is a benefit at the end of the month to raise money for Panzi Hospital. All proceeds go directly to the hospital.
Date: April 24th (Thursday)
Time: 8pm-close (probably 2am-ish)
Venue: Plan B on SE 8th and Main
Entertainment: Nate Ashley, I Know I Know, Soft Paws
Bonus: Craft/Bake Sale!!
Suggested Donation: $5
We're still accepting baked goods and crafts so let me know if you want to be involved!
Also, we could use one or two more bands if you guys know anyone who is musically inclined and wants to play a show for a good cause.

Here's a link to the details of why it is so important that we help out:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/07/world/africa/07congo.html?pagewanted=print
Funny Face

It's Electric. Boogie Woogie.

I wish to call upon the electricians of Portland. I'm looking into apprenticeship programs to get my electrical license. I don't really know anything about electrical apprenticeships though, so I wanted some thoughts and opinions from you.

I have some paperwork from JATC and from NIETC. JATC's program looks harder to get into (I need to give them a lot more stuff for application and their date is earlier). Other than that, I'm having difficulty figuring out what's really the difference between them. Is one or the other a better program? Provide a better education or more work opportunities? More expensive/higher pay?

Any info you can provide on electrical apprenticeship programs, NIETC/JATC/any others, or anything of relevance to share . . . would be helpful.

As background, I'm a theatre lighting tech/electrician with a degree, and have various mathsness.
Tea whores unite secretly

Sewwww?

Does anyone know where an aspiring DIY girl could take some sewing lessons or do any ladies want to lend a hand to the sewing impaired and teach me to sew? I really want to get into it, I have a bunch of shirts that need some major recon because of lost/gain weight and I just want to make things more spiffy.

I knew I could count on my DP'ers to lend a hand, haha, you shit glory, team awesomeness!

MLB Bars?

Okay boyos,
   
    I'm wondering does any have a favorite bar or eatery to watch MLB in this town , either downtown or the SW side? I hope to make the pilgrimage with my wife to Wayne's one of these weekends to pay tribute to the Chicago dog. However, I'd still like to know of some favored places on the west side of the river.
 
    If it helps, I'd be looking for any place that might, might be kind enough to show AL Central games. (Imported Tigers fan , yes the 0-5 138 Million dollar Detroit Tigers) Yes, the ..dare I say it...Legendary Detroit Tigers.
Dr. Killinger.  Dr. Henry Killinger.

wow.

Not a single Charlton Heston post today?

There were, however, some typical rants against bad drivers, the tram, and the weather. I figured a conservative pro-gun Hollywood type who played Moses would have elicited at least some DP-ire.

Was it because he was old and your inner selves just can't get mad at an old guy who was somebody's grandpa?
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    curious curious
yawn

Oregon Driver Manual?

I found a pdf of the Oregon Driver Manual on the DMV's website, but I couldn't find info on where to find a print copy. Any ideas? I'll be shocked if no one here knows.


Thanks!

edit: No, really. I know they are available there. I'm wondering if anyone knows they are available in supermarkets (like in they are in Hawaii), libraries (like they are in NJ), etc. I get that the DMV has them. Thanks, though. I'm glad I could provide some amusement. I'd like to limit my time in the DMV, which I'm sure y'all understand.