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… seems the most likely occurrence for the evening.


Vacuum Clog



















I think the pictures speak for themselves.

However, I often need things spelled out for me, so in the spirit of sharing and advancing human relations I am adding some explanatory text.

The vacuum was clogged and I had planned on unscrewing the back hose bracket so I could better handle the hose.

The idea was to press the hose together so it would be both as short as possible and ridgid making easier to work with.

Not having the correct tool I couldn’t do that, so, old school America for the win!!!

Using a knife I cut the hose near where I thought the clog was heaviest.

A wire hanger was used to push/pull the clog into an unobstructed state and finally duct tape was used to seal the hose.

I then vacuumed the floor which was growing extremely unattractive and verfied a job well done!

Ideally, a new hose would be purchased, but we will see how it holds up.

Thanks for coming!

Now go call your mother! Mine too while someone is fulfilling the chore of chatting up the Moms.

Inaugural Train Ride

It may be weird of me to note this, but, I hope it inspires someone!
My new commuter ride on the train for the first time! Actually the second if I count the day the bike was bought. ;) l


Diamondback Almost Reborn?

First in a series of two about my bikes:














random-ish mobile post

Happy New Year! A wee bit late!







Originally posted on calculatedmess:

interesting facts about time

The Sumerians of Mesopotamia, who is thought to have invented writing in the 4th century BC, based their numerical system on powers of 60 (instead of 100) subdivided into multiples of 10. It was from this system that Sumero-Babylonians developed the time system that we use today: each hour divided into 60 minutes, which are divided into 60 seconds.

In olden days time was told mostly by sundials and the first mechanical clock is thought to have been designed by an Italian monk around 1275. The clock was driven by the slow pull of a falling weight, basically like a very big hour hand.

Dating from about 1386, Salisbury Cathedral Clock is claimed to be the oldest working clock in the world. Like all clocks of that time it has no face but strikes the hour on a bell.

First clock invented

Today, the International Atomic Time, kept by 300 atomic…

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Originally posted on News:

It’s November 1st, and National Blog Posting Month–NaBloPoMo–is upon us. Time to put your thinking cap on, fire up the computer, chug some extra coffee, and get a-postin’! Bookmark these resources for days when you need a little something extra, and leave a link to your site in the comments so other NaBloPoMo participants on can find you.

On The Daily Post…

A new writing prompt goes up at The Daily Post every weekday at 11AM EST (we also tweet them out on the @freshly_pressed handle). If you need additional inspiration, head over to Plinky.

Weekly writing and photo challenges give you two more opportunities a week to be part of NaBloPoMo and deepen your participation in the community. Browse past challenges for even more ideas.

Take inspiration from fellow bloggers: you can start by taking a look at our Focus On posts, which highlight blogs and…

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Originally posted on SHMUEL HOFFMAN'S BLOG:

It’s been a week since we finished shooting for The A.R.K. Report, the short film we’re producing with Moskoff Media.  We’re only now recovering – it took a bit longer with Hurricane Sandy in between and no electricity – but we’re back and breathing.

The one thing I want to tell you about today is what Katy Castaldi, our lead female actress, told me was the first thing she learned in film school: Something Always Goes Wrong.

Thankfully we had very few mishaps, but here are just two of the highlights:

1. The second day on set, a pair of boots that Ayden Crispe – our child actress – needed for her costume, was put into the wrong freight car and sent down a dark alley of the mines (we were filming in the No. 9 Mine in Lansford, PA).  Believe it or not, this held…

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