May 30th, 2008

PSU students - help!

I'm looking for a Community Development major or minor at PSU who can share some notes from USP 301. Unfortunately I didn't keep any of mine (I am the opposite of a packrat) and now I have to do a synthesis essay that includes theories that I've half-forgotten. The notes don't have to be detailed, even outlines and key words would be great. In exchange I will tell you exactly what to expect from USP 302 and USP 303, so you will be totally prepared :)

My email: mostlyinstrumental at gmail dot com
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Problems with Creative Zen 30GB MP3 Player

Does anyone on here have a Creative Zen MP3 player? Have you had this same problem?

I have tried to plug my MP3 player into the USB ports on three different laptops and every time I do I get an error that says “ Power Surge on Hub Port. – A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port.” I have had my MP3 player for about two and a half years and this error began to appear about a month ago.

I have found other people on the web with the same problem, but none of them have found a fix.

Has anyone else had this happen and if so, were you able to fix it?

Thanks :)
zip & pip

Panties For Peace

I haven't seen anyone else post it yet so I feel I must...

Support the women of Burma
Strip the military regime’s power
Help fund relief efforts
Send your panties for peace!

Is this just a Canadian thing?

*edit* From the website:

"The Panties for Peace campaign plays on the regime leaders’ superstitious fear that contact with a woman’s underpants will rob them of their power. Women around the world are asked to post their panties to local Burmese embassies in a bid to strip the regime of its power and bring an end to its gross violations of human rights, especially those committed against Burma’s women."
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Hello my dear DamnPortlanders...

A friend of mine just lost his car (major engine/radiator issue... bad news) and is left in a bit of a bind with transportation. He has to travel quite a distance on a regular basis and needs something reliable, but it can be a total junker looks-wise.

I'm putting lots feelers out, in case anyone has or knows of any super-cheap used cars.

And yes, I'm looking at Craigslist. :)

Thank you!

Construction/contractor type jobs

So a friend of mine got laid off from his job in Cali. He came up here to spend some time with his family and has fallen in love with the place. He's currently trying to find work doing construction/contracting (or something along that line) so he can stay up here. Unfortunately, not knowing the area very well, he doesn't really know where to look. Given that I'm a programmer, I don't have a clue where he should look either. Do any of you out there know of any construction type jobs.. or know a good place he can look? Obviously, we've already checked the papers and CL.

Thank you!
Me and Kermit

Prom Themes

Any of you guys read Carrie Brownstein's blog @ NPR? Yes, that's Carrie from Sleater-Kinney. Her blog's a good read.

Anyway, today she puts up a post about the Oregon high schools prom themes. Apparently this was in the Oregonian, but seriously, who reads the paper? So for all you other online-news-reading peeps. You gotta check this list out.

Burns High, Burns: "A Night in Vegas"
Catlin Gabel, Portland: "A Trip to the Stars"
David Douglas High, Portland: "A Black and White Affair"
Lakeview Senior High, Lakeview: "Mardi Gras"
Oregon City High, Oregon City: "Masquerade Ball"
Sunset High, Beaverton: "Into the Sunset"
Bend Senior High, Bend: "A Night in Hollywood"
Madras High, Madras: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Astoria High, Astoria: "Come Away With Me" (Norah Jones song)
North Salem High, Salem: "Under the City Lights"
Corvallis High, Corvallis: "Old Hollywood -- The Golden Age"
South Medford High, Medford: "A Night to Shine"
Gresham High, Gresham: "Rumble in the Jungle" (They held it at the zoo)
Jesuit High School, Portland: "Jurassic Prom -- 65 Million Years in the Making"
Tigard High, Tigard: "Diamonds Are Forever"
South Eugene High, Eugene: "Bollywood"
Lake Oswego High, Lake Oswego: "Starry, Starry Night"
Southridge High, Beaverton: "Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith song)
Aloha High, Beaverton: "Red Carpet"
Columbia River High, Vancouver: "Time After Time" (Cyndi Lauper and Quietdrive song)
Century High, Hillsboro: "Once Upon a Dream"

Here's a link to the post:
I've Had The Time of My Life @ MonitorMix

Ah, high school. Think they still play "Stairway to Heaven" at the end of dances?

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I know there are a million coffee shops with wifi, but can someone recommend businesses in and around NW that have outlets readily available? I want to do a lot of typing, but I'm working with a battery life is roughly one half of ten minutes. I don't even care if the coffee is good. I want to mooch off atmosphere and electricity.

Much obliged - and happy Friday.
Astronomy sky nebula 2


Do you consider it bad manners to eat with your elbows on the table, or do you think that such thinking has passed and it is now acceptable to have a bit of elbow on the table whilst eating? Are some forms of elbow-on-table-eating more appropriate, such as the amount of space being taken up, etc.?

Flat tv opinions -- retry

 Oh tech savvy dper's , I'm trying to help a friend whose finally on his own in grad school. He's looking to try and buy a flat screen TV that he can connect to his PC, but doesn't want to spend over $500.00 and have it crap out after say 3 years?

 Do you have any brands you might recommend?
I live in Laptop land with my Toshiba and a 19" Stereo standard TV (sans tv or cable,it's just a movie and game machine), so I'm out of my element here.

PDx related simpy because I live here and he does not....mercifully. 

Make me pretty

Hi again gang,

Thanks for all those great movie recommendations. I stocked up and had myself a good "pain cave" day which helped immensely. I'm planning to continue that vibe by taking myself to Sex and the City today, sitting in a dark corner with a giant bucket of popcorn. Heck yeah.

Continuing on that theme:

I've only had a manicure and pedicure once in my life, for my wedding. Any recommendations for a good, very pampering/luxurious place to get both this weekend? I live in NE but it doesn't matter where really as I have a car.

Thank you!!!
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  1. Put on some revealing clothing and get outside! It's scrumptious!

  2. Tell me of your favorite Korean BBQ place? I'm talking about the ones where they bring you a huge pile of raw, marinated meat, and you grill it on the table in front of you, wrap it in a huge leaf of lettuce and stuff it in your mouth with some kim chee, and leave smelling like smoke. MMMM.
THANK YOU, for either.
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Seaside/Cannon Beach

I have a wedding to go to in Cannon Beach in July. I need to find a place to stay. We always go to Lincoln City when we go to the beach, so I have no idea which places are decent in Cannon Beach or Seaside. I want cheap/affordable, but not scary. Any suggestions?

(Belated) Thankful Thursdays, Portland-Style!

1. Friends who are also awesome dining partners; and meeting many of these peeps right here on DP.

2. No tape litters on the streets and sidewalks during the parade season.

3. Running into DP friends randomly on the street while bicycling in the SE hood.

4. Peter Murphy show at Aladdin Theater tomorrow night....wheeeee!

5. OHSU's School of Dentistry board exams: free dental work last Saturday morning.
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Mystery of the chickens - solved.

Not Santeria, but an Asian offering for the spirits. I talked to the neighbor whose house they put the chickens in front of, and he said the people did it every so often to bless the neighborhood - I would think similar to the restaurants that put tea and oranges in their Buddah shrine.
Montage, Self

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So, most of you know what you're doing this Saturday.

Next Saturday, June 7, is the Portland Buddhist Festival, from 12-4:30 at Colonel Summers park (SE 17th and Taylor). As a meat-eating atheist, I'm going, because Buddhism is friggin' cool. Don't be afraid to show up and enjoy the coolness.

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle.
Marley in his bandana

Things to do at Christmas in Portland?

  My sister is visiting (from Australia) at Christmas for a little over 2 weeks. She had suggested perhaps markets and doing a cruise but I explained to her it's winter here for us then so those options won't be available. LOL

We're going to do a few things like hot chocolate then supper up at Timberline Lodge (a tradition for us) just before Christmas Eve and downtown combat christmas shopping so we can enjoy the lights, the ambience and the holiday season in all it's maddening glory but do an DPs have suggestions on fun things to take my sis to?

She wants to catch a band at the Rose Bowl if possible and I'd love to take her to some kitschy Chrstimasy things - do people really go caroling or is that only in the American movies I grew up on (Gremlins rocked! hehe). I really want her to have some lovely, memorable experiences in the short time she is here. She arrives December 12 and leaves on December 27 so I "think" she'll miss out on the lighting of the Christmas tree at Pioneer Square.

She's in her mid-thirties and the only thing I'd want to steer away from is dogs as she is afraid of them.  We're also going to take her for a quick trip to Seattle (day trip) and also to Astoria to show her the "Goonies House" etc. so also, if anyone has suggestions on things to do there or places to eat, would love to hear.

I know it's kinda early  to plan for Christmas but she's excited and been asking me what we'll be doing so I thought I'd better get on it.
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Record player?

Hi all,

So I really would like to buy a new (or good used) record player tomorrow. I'm thinking if I buy a new one, I'd like a Numark, and for an old one I'm not sure how much it matters as long as its good and has a built in preamp, etc. I've been using my roommate's Emerson, and its time for me to buy my own because she'll need hers.

Question: where in portland can I buy a record player? I'd prefer to spend under $100. I've seen a few at record stores such as Crossroads music, but they were pretty pricey. Specifically, where can I go to buy a new one?

Bonus points if its in SE.

fisting sheep?


A while ago someone posted about an amtrak code, but i recall it expired in May... Does anyone happen to know of any discount codes for amtrak currently?