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I hate drivers that… Oct. 2010
October 12, 2010, 5:07 am
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These are the small things that can really frustrate me that drivers do.

  1. Going slow while climbing a steep hill; my 1996 car does not like that.
  2. Shooting across my line to get to the exit ramp
  3. Cutting me off and going slow
  4. Following the speed limit; I always go at least 5 mph more than the speed limit.
  5. Stopping at intersections with no signs posted
  6. Not paying attention due to cell phones
  7. Blocking side streets: this is illegal in NY
  8. Horrible parking jobs
  9. People who tailgate; why do you get so close? One of these times I am just gonna slam on my brakes!
  10. Obsessively loud music at 12 am.
  11. Coming to a complete stop at a traffic circle for no reason; yield not stop.
  12. People who merge at the last second
  13. People who slow down when they see a police car

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Basement Flooding Caused by sloppy snowy-rain shit Feb 26, 2010
March 2, 2010, 5:56 pm
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It was 2am when we heard a sound of water, so I went into the basement. There was water on the floor, so I opened the trap door, and found water gushing out from a hole in the wall. It looked like a fountain. Luckily the majority of the water had drained through various holes in the trap door’s floor (under the steps). It took me 30 minutes to clear out all the junk in the way. The basement has a nice cement floor, that mostly stays dry. Another leak started this winter from the walkway near the foundation. The cement sidewalk that follows the side of the house had cracks and was separating. With an increase of snow and rain this winter, the drain-off from the roof seeped into those cracks. Because we live on a hill, we are not used to floods. Nothing was damaged, but unfortunately everyone in the house is allergic to mold and dust. Use use a wet dry vacuum to clean up, and fans to dry the rest up.

Damn weather!



Random Review: Samsung SC-MX10 Digital Camcorder
February 26, 2010, 8:03 pm
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As you might have read in a previous post, I have two Samsung digital camcorders. They are both the same model, and record onto SD memory card. These are $300+ the one was a gift, and the other I bought for $55 used; looks new. This is my review or I guess reviews (since there is two of them.)

Overall: These camcorders are no longer being sold, but you can still get them used or online. It has good picture quality; a good camcorder for uploading to www.youtube.com. Uses digital zoom compared to optical zoom,  this is more clear. Battery life of ~120 to 175 minutes. I got 4 hours of recording off of a 4GB SD card. Memory cards hold much more than tapes. No night vision or night capture, although there is a dark feature that brightens the picture (that only helps when there is light.) Nice swivel handle; for multiple recording angles. Has a great LCD screen with that rotates for recording yourself. Batteries go bad after a few years =(  brand name replacements cost ~ $40, generic battery packs cost ~ $13. ‘Lens cap on string’ is ridiculous, gets in the way, leaves shadows. This camcorder is for video recording only, not still image capable. After great recording, I bought a second. Generic batteries from ebay work fine.

Pros:

  • Swivel LCD widescreen
  • Video quality
  • Battery life
  • Recording capacity on SD cards
  • Size of SD cards
  • Swivel handle
  • Digital zoom
  • Stereo recording
  • YouTube friendly
  • Image stabilizer

Cons:

  • Stupid Lens cap
  • No night vision
  • Cost of customer service — do ‘Redneck Repairs
  • Charge time
  • Original Store Price — Luckily it was a gift


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Fixing the Mustek DV5300SE no cost repair
February 20, 2010, 3:10 pm
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If you have a Mustek DV5300SE multifunction camera, and the screen is lit, but no picture is displayed, this might help you. If your screen is cracked this might not help. I am going to call this another ‘Redneck Repair.Continue reading