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1999\07\06@222839 by Mark Willis

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Due to my moving, etc. etc., I'm selling off some things here.

My 10 Mb IBM PCMCIA type 2 Flash disk's up for sale on eBay;  Some other
things here will go up for sale either there or in e-mail or whatever.

I know I'll probably sell off:

My "B" Sager 486 laptop (Mono, 486DX2/66, 8Mb RAM, 814Mb HDD, works
fine, one 8250 serial port, VGA on the backplane, 2 PCMCIA slots.)  Dos
gets at only the first 527Mb (Win95 or Linux would get at the rest.)

Two Compaq 386sx25 laptops (340ish Mb HDD's, 8Mb in each, I think, fresh
CMOS battery in each.)  IIRC one has a NiMH battery, the other NiCad,
but I could be wrong here.

About a dozen Gateway Communications Ethernet Cards (16-bit, plus 1 or 2
8-bit cards), NE2000 clones or similar.  I ended up with 25+ identical
SMC 8216C cards, so I'm staying with the SMC cards.

A Zero One Tech. 16-bit ISA Ethernet Card.  (Upgraded the server to PCI
<G>)

A set of 4 SMC "PC 110" (8-bit Arcnet) Cards with a 4-port passive hub.
(No coax, sorry.)

Other Misc. cards, parts, etc. etc.

If you are after something I have talked about selling in the past, it's
probably heading for the "Sell it off" stack here, feel free to e-mail
me about it.  I may know where to find it if it's not up for sale here.
I may be moving out of state (Looking for a good job that'll pay well,
etc.) - Something like an R&D design technician or something would be
luscious <G> but I'll take what'll work.

I'm looking for this:

A Monochrome LCD Display for my "A" Sager/Chembook/Clevo 6500M laptop
(It's an Epson EG9012D-NZ-7 display), or may sell that laptop off sans
display if someone wants to make a "wearable" out of it (Currently
DX2/66, 4Mb RAM, 814 Mb HDD though non-LBA BIOS in the machine, Linux'll
get you access to the 2nd partition.)  (You can have the cracked display
if you want :( )

 e-mail if you have one, please! <G>

 Mark

1999\07\07@135733 by Andy Kunz

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>Two Compaq 386sx25 laptops (340ish Mb HDD's, 8Mb in each, I think, fresh
>CMOS battery in each.)  IIRC one has a NiMH battery, the other NiCad,
>but I could be wrong here.

Aeros?  I have a list where they support them, and you can fetch about $250
each there.

Andy

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1999\07\08@072328 by Tom Handley

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At 07:26 PM 7/6/99 -0700, Mark Willis wrote:
>I may be moving out of state (Looking for a good job that'll pay well,
>etc.) - Something like an R&D design technician or something would be
>luscious <G> but I'll take what'll work.
>
>  Mark

  Heck Mark, now is a good time to move to Portland, OR's Silicon Forest.
Lot's of major companies here. You will need web feet for the rain and
have to put up with an independent attitude. Like Silicon Valley, your
manager may wear roller skates or walk around in socks. I think Intel's
architecture lab is hiring. That should be interesting with LINUX
experience ;-) Of course there is OrCAD and Mentor Graphics which may
be porting to LINUX. Tektronix recently split up and their test and
measurement division is very active. There is `eleventy billion' high-
tech startups. On the down side you are about 30-60mins from the
mountains and the coast which makes working on a rare nice day very
difficult. Then there is the occasional high wind storm, earthquakes,
floods, and our local volcano's ;-)

  Then there is the terrible image of me coming over and bugging you
with questions all the time. I said the same to Andy Kunz when he was
considering such a move and apparently it was enough to scare him off ;-)

  - Tom

1999\07\08@104542 by Andy Kunz

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>   Then there is the terrible image of me coming over and bugging you
>with questions all the time. I said the same to Andy Kunz when he was
>considering such a move and apparently it was enough to scare him off ;-)

No, I just got a better offer.  I get to stay near family and friends, live
5 minutes from the mountains, and 2+ hours from the Jersey Shore (I hate
salt water).  Only downside is there aren't many hydro races out here - I'd
rather be near Seattle.

This area (Lehigh Valley) is going high-tech too.  Lucent is building
several fab facilities with over 5000 employees once fully operational in 3
years.  Their billboards on the way to way say, "Move over Silicon Valley,
here comes the Lehigh Valley!"

Andy

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1999\07\08@125909 by Kevin

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OK, now you guys are starting to make me feel like I live in paradise. I
live on the lake, 5 minutes from skiable mountains, I work for a
high-tech company, little wind, lots of sun, and we have hydro racing
(any guesses Andy?).

You gotta know there is a catch right? Well, there is; it gets a little
chilly in the winters and the high tech industry really isn't that big
here. It's growing, but it wouldn't equal a city block in those other
silicon______ places.

Oh, to make this a little on topic, I use PIC's where I work (and play)
and I know of at least 1 or 2 other which do as well.  Have a great day
folks.

Cheers,

Kevin


Andy Kunz wrote:
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1999\07\08@131211 by Andy Kunz

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>OK, now you guys are starting to make me feel like I live in paradise. I
>live on the lake, 5 minutes from skiable mountains, I work for a
>high-tech company, little wind, lots of sun, and we have hydro racing
>(any guesses Andy?).

Okanagan?  Ogopogo is out to getcha!

>You gotta know there is a catch right? Well, there is; it gets a little
>chilly in the winters and the high tech industry really isn't that big

Andy

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1999\07\08@133247 by Kevin

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Andy Kunz wrote:
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> >OK, now you guys are starting to make me feel like I live in paradise. I
> >live on the lake, 5 minutes from skiable mountains, I work for a
> >high-tech company, little wind, lots of sun, and we have hydro racing
> >(any guesses Andy?).
>
> Okanagan?  Ogopogo is out to getcha!

Nicely done! I think I must have given too many hints ;) Oh I forgot to
mention a couple other catches: high taxes, bad government (redunant),
and low pay. Maybe it's not paradise :(

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1999\07\08@134552 by Andy Kunz

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>Nicely done! I think I must have given too many hints ;) Oh I forgot to

Actually, hydros was the only hint you gave.  I looked up your ISP
(http://www.WKPOWERLINK.COM) and it gave a map of BC, showing Okanagan.  Knowing
about the race there (I'm a BIG fan, as you might guess from my
rc-hydros.com domain) it was a no-brainer.

>mention a couple other catches: high taxes, bad government (redunant),
>and low pay. Maybe it's not paradise :(

Same here - NJ is the leader (almost) in crazy taxes/bad gov't PLUS we are
big on the WAY-OUT-CAR-INSURANCE-RATES game.  More lawyers here than in
Washington DC!

>> >You gotta know there is a catch right? Well, there is; it gets a little
>> >chilly in the winters and the high tech industry really isn't that big

I like cold winters, and I've only ever liked working in small companies.

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1999\07\08@144131 by Matt Bonner

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Andy Kunz wrote:
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> I like cold winters, and I've only ever liked working in small companies.
>
Then come on over to Calgary.  Cold winters, but we get Chinooks that
raise the temperature 20 or so degC in a matter of hours - great
mid-winter attitude booster.  Added bonus: lowest taxes in Canada (and
no sales tax).

--Matt

1999\07\08@145531 by Dave VanHorn

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> Then come on over to Calgary.  Cold winters, but we get Chinooks that
> raise the temperature 20 or so degC in a matter of hours - great
> mid-winter attitude booster.  Added bonus: lowest taxes in Canada (and
> no sales tax).


If there's a company over there that can set me up within sight of Banff,
just send me the paperwork, and call allied van lines.  That's some of the
prettiest country in canada, IMHO. (though the run from there down to
vancouver is pretty darned nice too!)

1999\07\08@163247 by kfinney

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>..Added bonus: lowest taxes in
> Canada (and > no sales tax).
> --Matt

Not anymore, sunshine ! Ontario is lowest now...('ceptin the sales tax
thing)

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1999\07\08@172808 by Matt Bonner

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"Kenneth C. Finney" wrote:
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>  >snip<
> >..Added bonus: lowest taxes in
>  > Canada (and > no sales tax).
>  > --Matt
>
> Not anymore, sunshine ! Ontario is lowest now...('ceptin the sales tax
> thing)
>
Sunshine?  Sheesh.

I was talking about *total* tax burden (including things like provincial
gas tax, etc), not just provincial personal income tax - which is the
*only* tax that is lower in Ontario.

--Matt

1999\07\08@192921 by kfinney
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Sorry, about the sunshine remark - wishful thinking, since ours just went
away today, and I want it back !

re: taxes, yeah - I suppose you're right. Although arguing in Canada about
who pays the lowest tax is like arguing about who has the best/worst
weather - no matter how you slice it, it's
still too high/hot/cold/wet or whatever ...

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1999\07\09@105133 by Matt Bonner

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"Kenneth C. Finney" wrote:
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> Sorry, about the sunshine remark - wishful thinking, since ours just went
> away today, and I want it back !

Calgary's summer finally arrived - just in time for Stampede.  Yahoo!
>
> re: taxes, yeah - I suppose you're right. Although arguing in Canada about
> who pays the lowest tax is like arguing about who has the best/worst
> weather - no matter how you slice it, it's
> still too high/hot/cold/wet or whatever ...

You got that right.

--Matt

1999\07\09@164228 by Tom Handley

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At 10:26 AM 7/8/99 -0400, Andy Kunz wrote:
I wrote:
>>   Then there is the terrible image of me coming over and bugging you
>>with questions all the time. I said the same to Andy Kunz when he was
>>considering such a move and apparently it was enough to scare him off ;-)
>
>No, I just got a better offer.  I get to stay near family and friends, live
>5 minutes from the mountains, and 2+ hours from the Jersey Shore (I hate
>salt water).  Only downside is there aren't many hydro races out here - I'd
>rather be near Seattle.
>
>This area (Lehigh Valley) is going high-tech too.  Lucent is building
>several fab facilities with over 5000 employees once fully operational in 3
>years.  Their billboards on the way to way say, "Move over Silicon Valley,
>here comes the Lehigh Valley!"
>
>Andy

  Andy, it does sound like a good job. I've noticed your questions here on
list and it seems like you have a lot of interesting projects on your `plate'.
Lucent is a great deal. I'm sure you get the same lists as I do (EDTN, etc).
Every week it's Lucent doing this, doing that...

  - Tom

1999\07\09@164231 by Tom Handley

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At 12:40 PM 7/8/99 -0600, Matt Bonner wrote:
>Andy Kunz wrote:
>>
>> I like cold winters, and I've only ever liked working in small companies.
>>
>Then come on over to Calgary.  Cold winters, but we get Chinooks that
>raise the temperature 20 or so degC in a matter of hours - great
>mid-winter attitude booster.  Added bonus: lowest taxes in Canada (and
>no sales tax).
>
>--Matt

  Not to mention beautiful scenery and a great rodeo! I'm an Oregon boy
(ok, I'm 49...) and I appreciate these things ;-)

  - Tom

1999\07\09@165042 by Andy Kunz

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>   Andy, it does sound like a good job. I've noticed your questions here on
>list and it seems like you have a lot of interesting projects on your `plate'.

It's great for fun, but not the best paid.  I took it because it was less
of a commute (I was driving an hour each way when the traffic was good,
towards New York YECHHHH) and because it was more satisfying.

Not all my postings are questions for work - I do play with this stuff too.

>Lucent is a great deal. I'm sure you get the same lists as I do (EDTN, etc).
>Every week it's Lucent doing this, doing that...

We've lost a number of good techs to them, mainly because these were young
guys looking to be able to afford girls and cars.  In that order.

Andy

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1999\07\09@173829 by Matt Bonner

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Tom Handley wrote:

> >Then come on over to Calgary.  Cold winters, but we get Chinooks that
> >raise the temperature 20 or so degC in a matter of hours - great
> >mid-winter attitude booster.  Added bonus: lowest taxes in Canada (and
> >no sales tax).
> >
>    Not to mention beautiful scenery and a great rodeo! I'm an Oregon boy
> (ok, I'm 49...) and I appreciate these things ;-)
>
The Stampede started today and will go on for the next 10 days.  Don't
think I'll go to the rodeo this year, but I'll probably hit the Stock
Dog trials (those herding dogs are incredible - when my Australian
Shepherd gets older I may give it a try myself).

Stampede week added bonus: even white collar workers get to wear jeans
and cowboy boots to work.  (Which Andy has those green boots?)

--Matt

1999\07\09@174832 by Harrison Cooper

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bonus?  I wear jeans and boots everyday here!  I don't even own a tie...or
do I?  Been so long since I wore one, I can't remember.

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1999\07\09@182229 by Matt Bonner

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Harrison Cooper wrote:
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> bonus?  I wear jeans and boots everyday here!  I don't even own a tie...or
> do I?  Been so long since I wore one, I can't remember.
>
As do I (at least the jeans) - I just didn't want to make anyone
jealous.  The boots, though?  Of course I bought a pair when I moved to
Cowtown, but I don't like wearing them when they're not broken in, and
they won't get broken it until I wear them...

--Matt (wearing jeans and sneakers)

1999\07\09@184126 by Bob Blick

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> Stampede week added bonus: even white collar workers get to wear jeans
> and cowboy boots to work.  (Which Andy has those green boots?)

That'd be Andy Warren. Click on the 4th picture from the top:
http://www.bobblick.com/esc/

Cheers,
Bob

1999\07\09@184732 by Nick Taylor

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It's been fun watching the posts about location, climate and clothing.
My children are 10 and 11, and they have never seen me wearing anything
except Levi's & a Pendleton shirt in the winter, Levi's and a collarless
shirt in the summer.  As far as I can remember it's been more than
15 years since I've worn anything else (except a swim suit).  In the
past 6 years we have had one light dusting of snow ... and today, in
early July there is no need for air conditioning.  My town, and the
five other closest towns do not have any hard surfaced sidewalks ...
it is a 25 minute drive if I want to see one.  There are two policemen
to cover the area of our six communities ... I have not locked the
doors on my house or my cars in the last several years.  Since we are
the last house on our road there is no traffic to endanger my boys
(or my quiet).  The biggest problem we have are the deer wanting to
share our garden.  It's sure a tough life!

- - Nick - -

P.S. And there is little or no race discrimination.  About a month
ago I asked my 4th grader if he had ever met a black person.  He said
that he didn't think so, except in stores in the city (one of his
best friends is one of the 4 or 5 black kids in our school)!
- N -

1999\07\10@150252 by Tom Handley

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At 03:37 PM 7/9/99 -0600, Matt Bonner wrote:
>Tom Handley wrote:
>>    Not to mention beautiful scenery and a great rodeo! I'm an Oregon boy
>> (ok, I'm 49...) and I appreciate these things ;-)
>>
>The Stampede started today and will go on for the next 10 days.  Don't
>think I'll go to the rodeo this year, but I'll probably hit the Stock
>Dog trials (those herding dogs are incredible - when my Australian
>Shepherd gets older I may give it a try myself).

  Gawd, I wish I could go. I haven't been up there since the late 80's.
We have the St Paul rodeo and the Pendleton Roundup which brings in a lot
of PRCA cowboys as well as several local county fairs. I spent most of
my adult life in the country and I know several PRCA guys and a few crazy
clowns ;-)

>Stampede week added bonus: even white collar workers get to wear jeans
>and cowboy boots to work.  (Which Andy has those green boots?)

  If I tried to `tie a tie' I would probably strangle myself... I keep a
`fairly new' pair of Levi jeans in case I need to get dressed up ;-)
This is ok in a state where the governor shows up for work in Levis and
cowboy boots ;-)

  As far as those "green boots", that would be Andy Warren at an embedded
systems conference. I wasn't there. I think Bob Blick (another long-time
`asset' to this list) was there and posted some pictures so we could put
a face on a name (Bob?). I don't know if Andy still monitors this list.
It's hard to single out any particular individual here since there is so
much new talent joining the list but Andy is a major player. His `wealth'
of expertise and desire to help folks have had a major influence on us.

  - Tom

1999\07\10@192509 by Mark Willis

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Tom Handley wrote:
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> At 07:26 PM 7/6/99 -0700, Mark Willis wrote:
> >I may be moving out of state (Looking for a good job that'll pay well,
> >etc.) - Something like an R&D design technician or something would be
> >luscious <G> but I'll take what'll work.
> >
> >  Mark
>
>    Heck Mark, now is a good time to move to Portland, OR's Silicon Forest.
> Lot's of major companies here. You will need web feet for the rain and
> have to put up with an independent attitude.

 Uh, Tom, I live in Kent, next to Seattle - We around this area are all
of heroic Mold, from standing around in the rain so much.  (Who needs
webbed feet when your fur mats together between your toes, anyways?
<EG>)

> <snipped>
>    Then there is the terrible image of me coming over and bugging you
> with questions all the time. I said the same to Andy Kunz when he was
> considering such a move and apparently it was enough to scare him off ;-)
>
>    - Tom

 I'll just default to a horrid Sergeant Schultz emulation;
"Noooothingk, I know Nothink!"  <G>

 Mark

1999\07\12@131812 by Andy Kunz

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>  Uh, Tom, I live in Kent, next to Seattle - We around this area are all
>of heroic Mold, from standing around in the rain so much.  (Who needs

I thought the Mildew was heroic, not the mold.

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1999\07\12@131821 by Andy Kunz

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So, Nick, where is this place?

New Jerusalem?

Andy

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1999\07\12@134914 by Nick Taylor

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Hi Andy ...  We're in the Sierra in Northern California ... but it
I gave you the exact location my popularity with my neighbors would
sink below that of the resident DEA agent.

My boys and I spend a few weeks each year in the Seattle area, but
find it necessary to shower in WD-40 every few days to keep our
joints from freezing up.

- Nick -

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1999\07\12@205125 by Mark Willis

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Andy Kunz wrote:
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> >  Uh, Tom, I live in Kent, next to Seattle - We around this area are all
> >of heroic Mold, from standing around in the rain so much.  (Who needs
>
> I thought the Mildew was heroic, not the mold.
>
> Andy

 That's a nasty rumor started by opponents of The Lumber Cartel.
(heh!)

 Mark

1999\07\12@205338 by Mark Willis

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That's your problem, Nick.  You need to add in just a little Cosmolene,
3:1 is good, that way the WD-40 mix will lubricate &  preserve better.

A 3:1:4 mix of those two with a good Moly DiSulphide heavy axle grease
works well also, and doubles as sunscreen should THAT unusual weather
happen - Please remember, you didn't hear THAT 'state secret' from me
<G>

(Interestingly, you can buy Paraffin hot tanks now that keep paraffin at
130 F, used for wax therapy, you dip your hand in & the wax heats your
joints - peel the wax off later & toss back in the tank, I'd guess.
There's an alternative for you, Nick!)

 Mark

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1999\07\13@044111 by Tom Handley

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At 10:04 PM 7/9/99 -0700, Mark Willis wrote:
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>  Uh, Tom, I live in Kent, next to Seattle - We around this area are all
>of heroic Mold, from standing around in the rain so much.  (Who needs
>webbed feet when your fur mats together between your toes, anyways?
><EG>)

  Heck Mark, we are neighbors! Let me know if you come down Portland way.
Actually, I'd rather head North. I hate hot weather. It cracks my web feet ;-)

  - Tom

1999\07\13@170650 by Mark Willis

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Tom Handley wrote:
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> At 10:04 PM 7/9/99 -0700, Mark Willis wrote:
> [snip]
> >  Uh, Tom, I live in Kent, next to Seattle - We around this area are all
> >of heroic Mold, from standing around in the rain so much.  (Who needs
> >webbed feet when your fur mats together between your toes, anyways?
> ><EG>)
>
>    Heck Mark, we are neighbors! Let me know if you come down Portland way.
> Actually, I'd rather head North. I hate hot weather. It cracks my web feet ;-)
>
>    - Tom

 Yeah, I imagine so.  I'm told that Bag Balm doubles as Web Balm <G>

 Mark

1999\07\13@230735 by Dennis Plunkett

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At 13:09 12/07/99 -0400, you wrote:
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So how far from the nearest sealed road are you?
Is your next door neighbours house visable?
Is your next door neighbours name Bobby-Joe, Billy Joe etc?
When do you expect town water and sewerage?
Has electric light been approved for installation by the local council?
Do you have to collect your mail at the local general store?
Does the Pub close at 6pm and is not open on Sunday?
<G>

Dennis

1999\07\14@092418 by Nick Taylor

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Dennis Plunkett wrote:
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> So how far from the nearest sealed road are you?
'bout half a mile

> Is your next door neighbours house visable?
there are 2 houses visible

> Is your next door neighbours name Bobby-Joe, Billy Joe etc?
Orbie

> When do you expect town water and sewerage?
never

> Has electric light been approved for installation by the local council?
many of us already have commercial power

> Do you have to collect your mail at the local general store?
yup

> Does the Pub close at 6pm and is not open on Sunday?
the general store/gas station is our only business in town

> <G>
>
> Dennis

Dennis ... I was tempted to post made-up, humorous answers, but
then realized that the truth is more humorous.
- - Nick - -

1999\07\14@103050 by Andy Kunz

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>So how far from the nearest sealed road are you?

When I was in college in NC, our house was the third from the end of the
pavement.  The blacks (who lived about a mile away, on the other side of
the creek (1/2 mile down the sand road)) were served by 1 phone line.  It
was literally indoor phone wire which ran under the edge of the road.  It
crossed the bridge by being tied between tree limbs.  There was an open
splice in the middle over the creek.  This line served 5 black families.

>Is your next door neighbours house visable?

It was, barely.  There was a ditch between us, though, in which lived all
kinds of things including a near-record rattlesnake (biggest in the county
anyway).

It wasn't deep enough to keep their one cow from regularly visiting my
field.  It topped my corn, beans, and melons once.  I had revenge - we ate
the cow.

>Is your next door neighbours name Bobby-Joe, Billy Joe etc?

Geraldine and Darius on one side, Bobby and Jimmy (two brothers lived on
the family horse farm on the other side with their families (in separate
houses <G>)).  Across the road was Fred and Arlene, and behind us was paper
company land.

>When do you expect town water and sewerage?

Everybody had their own well and septic.  Our well driller hit water at 6',
just below the first layer of marl.  He took the well down to 75' just to
make sure, though.

>Has electric light been approved for installation by the local council?

Only at the park near the crossroads, where our road met US-17.  But lots
of folks had mercury lights for livestock.

>Do you have to collect your mail at the local general store?

Not any more.  Before I moved there in 83 they did, though.

>Does the Pub close at 6pm and is not open on Sunday?

The blue laws were repealed :-( in the neighboring city (Wilmington) in 84
or 85.  The county I lived in is still dry, though.

Andy

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1999\07\14@165340 by Fansler, David

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I apologize for having not edited the below email, but having been in NC
since I was 10 months old (except for 18 months in MS), I would like to
disrupt the stereotype that people seem to have of NC.  While there is no
doubt that there were, and still are, areas such as described by Andy in his
email - this is not typical of NC.  With a little looking, I'm sure you
could find the same in any state.  There was lots of poverty that I saw
while living in Jackson, MS - I drove by it every day.  The worst conditions
I have ever seen were in Arizona, as I passed through a Native American
Reservation.  I felt ashamed of what our forefathers did.  This is not meant
as a flame at you Andy - or anyone else.  It is just that I have seen so
many shows that portrayed someone from NC as a hick.  Yeah, Andy Griffith
did it and got away with it - but there is a Ford Explorer commercial
running now showing a "local" girl who needed a vehicle with "room", since
see was a rather large girl herself.  She talks with an awful accent, and
just in general carries on the stereotype about which I am complaining.

NC is home to Research Triangle Park which is houses a number of major firms
(IBM, Glaxso, Boroughs, EPA to name a few).  The first powered flight took
place here.  Then of course we had Blue Beard the pirate - now we have Jesse
Helms!

//climb off soap box

Have a nice day!

David V. Fansler
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1999\07\14@170002 by Andy Kunz

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>place here.  Then of course we had Blue Beard the pirate - now we have Jesse
>Helms!

I wish we could have a guy like him here!  Instead, we're stuck with Bill
Bradley (ok, so he quit), Frank Lautenberg, and our Governess Christy Whitman.

Andy

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'[OT] Summer "Clearance Sale" of misc. gunk '
1999\08\19@110935 by Phillip Vogel
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Harrison Cooper wrote:
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> bonus?  I wear jeans and boots everyday here!  I don't even own a tie...or
> do I?  Been so long since I wore one, I can't remember.
>

Yeah, well I consider it a "dress up day" if I put on shoes (Other than hockey
skates). I seriously am considering a move to "somewhere out there", my wife
is up in Saint John, NB scouting around.

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