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Getting Close

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Brakes are connected and working. Shifters are installed and the new bar tape has been installed as well. The front derailleur and the cable guides are installed. As you can see, I went with white for the cable housing, in keeping with the original look. I hope to give it a test ride within a week.

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Bottom Bracket Is In

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Well, after a mishap of ordering the wrong bottom bracket, I finally got it installed. When I measured the width of the space for the bottom bracket and converted it from imperial to metric, I got 70mm. What wasn’t clear to me was that 70mm = Italian and that my measurement was off by 2 mm.

2019 158

Big Round Rolly Things

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A couple weeks ago, I took the Fuji (I need to come up with a name) to Vélo Classique in Purcellville, VA. Felt most comfortable taking it there because they specialize in vintage bikes. The reason for the visit was that the distance between the forks was 96mm.

2019 151

Well I’ll Be A Monkey’s Father’s Brother

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In my previous post , I shared the tip from GCN to remove rust from a bicycle. I was a bit skeptical. Before. After. Even gave the chrome some vinegary love. Cleaned up the bits of rust the best I could and put some clear coat on them. I then decided to clean up the seat post.

2019 151

From Down Low To Up High

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Good progress today. Yesterday, the crank set and the shifters came in. As I mentioned at the start of this, I’m modernizing the drive train. It’s for good reason, though: safety.

2019 141

Project Cost Estimated ??

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Yeah, kind of funny doing the math NOW. Anyway, the cost of this is going to be comparable to a new low-end bike, but more than the crap you can get at Walmart. While it’s true that this will not have 105 or Tiagra components, much less Ultegra.

2019 141

Components Start Going On

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A new 7-speed cassette is now (mostly) on. I need a cassette removal tool with the guide for quick-release to be sure I have it installed with enough torque. The rear derailleur and the front and rear brakes are now also installed.

2019 130

Building a bike almost as old as me

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I bought this Fuji frame off a Facebook posting. Originally, I did not want a frame older than 1996, about when STI (indexed) shifters were introduced. However, I was willing to consider an older frame if it looked “interesting.” ” This looked interesting.

2019 130

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

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2010 285

Skin Color

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With all of the yelling and screaming going on lately, there is something I believe needs to be said. My skin color is not powerful. It is not weak. It bears no pride or guilt. It is neither shameful nor shamed. It is neither an oppressor or oppressed. It does not owe and it is not owed. It is neither privileged or disadvantaged. Like all others, it has no culture, for cultures are learned and/or adopted. It isn’t poor or rich. It’s neither a blessing or a curse.

2015 156

The Next Step With My Photography

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The other day, I read an article about Because I Said I Would. This gave me the swift kick in the rear end that I needed. For years, I told myself, “this is the year I start a business.” ” Yet it never happened.

2014 151

WVHDF Was Warned and Now Your Info May Have Been Stolen

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For those who are not aware of what the West Virginia Housing Development Fund is, they’re a program that works with lenders to help state residents achieve the dream of homeownership. It may be fair to say that it helps to contribute to WV’s status as the state with the highest homeownership in the nation. A little-advertised element of the program is how it helps anyone in the state make critical repairs through low-interest loans.

2015 125

Relay For Life: Spotsylvania

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On April 12, I’ll be in Spotsylvania donating my time and talent to the Relay For Life of Spotsylvania. I’ll be there to photograph the event, provide free portraits (digital) to participants, and make the “Why I Relay” photos. It’s a good distance, but it’s part of my commitment to, no matter how much business I do or don’t have in a year, that I give to worthy causes like this. If you’re in the area, come join the fight against cancer.

2014 138

The Constitution of United States ca. 2015 (what’s left of it)

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The decision handed down by the US Supreme Court in King vs. Burwell, redefined what the word “the State” means. As such, here is the Constitution as rewritten by the Supreme Court (illegally as written in what was Article V). Rewritten text is in red.

2015 109

PowerPoint, Speaking or Sex?

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A recent Zogby poll commissioned by Sliderocket , a PowerPoint rival, found that “respondents would rather do the following miserable activities than sit through a PowerPoint presentation: o    24 percent would forego sex tonight o    21 percent would rather do their taxes o    20 percent would rather go to the dentist o    18 percent would rather work on Saturday”.

2011 178

Hello world!

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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging

2015 100

Like A Phoenix, This Site Is Reborn

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A couple weeks ago, I installed WordPress on a domain I had not been using so I could work on a site redesign for my wife. Little did I know at the time, but that site was actually a parked domain. BOOM went my personal site. This site. I didn’t think it would be that big a deal, since for the past several years, I’ve been receiving weekly database backups. Well, I restored that backup to a fresh install and… nothing. A broken site. Years of blog posts: gone.

Slideware Shoot-Out: Keynote ‘09, PowerPoint 2008, & OpenOffice 3 Impress

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It was with great joy that last month, I uninstalled Office 2004. The software, PowerPoint 2004 included, were getting on my nerves and there was nothing that suite could do to repair the broken relationship we had. It wore out its welcome.

2008 190

…but I did not shoot the Comic Sans

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via failblog.org. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 170

Abandoned In the Panhandle

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I’ve taken the photos from my Abandoned In the Panhandle project and created a book. Though I’m not done shooting abandoned places, I felt now was a good time to make a compilation. Consider this Vol. Details at my book page. Grab Bag

2012 130

The Chart Make-Over Challenge of 2009

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As I mentioned in a previous article , I attended the Open Government conference in DC. If you followed my tweets that day, you might remember this one: If you have to tell the audience in the back that it’ll be hard to read your chart, you’ve got a poorly designed chart. #ogi ogi #ppt.

2009 176

Timeline 3D: A Review

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If you’re a Mac user like me, you might be aware of those software bundle deals like Mac Heist and MacUpdate Promo. I bought the promo bundle last year, which gave me $500 of legit, full-featured (not demo) software for $50. It’s hard to beat that.

2010 163

Too Many iPhone “Developers”

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Yesterday, I came across this gem on Daring Fireball where John Gruber discusses the change in the rules for developers: My reading of this new language is that cross-compilers, such as theFlash-to-iPhone compiler in Adobe’s upcoming Flash Professional CS5 release, are prohibited. This also bans apps compiled using MonoTouch — a tool that compiles C# and.NET apps to the iPhone.

2010 157

When Visuals Are Just Pointless

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I’ve had to sit though some presentations recently where when it came to visuals, the presenters took cramming information in the audience’s face to a whole new level. One one projector, we had the slide deck and on the other, a demo.

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How To Botch A UI

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via 37signals.com. First of all, note the two-line app name. Not a wise design decision for a device with a limited screen size * Email icon for Text Messagin' * Different names for the same app: "Text Messagin."

2010 141

WTF Barnes & Noble?

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I was walking by a Barnes & Noble, trying to browse news.cnet.com and instead of getting the page I requested, I got this. Not cool. Sent from my iPhone. Posted via email from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

A Proper Use Of A Friday

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Sent from my iPhone. Posted via email from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

iPhone 4 camera beats the smartphone competition

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via macworld.com. I do have to say, I am very happy with this phone. Follow the link above for the review. Posted via email from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

Rawr!!!!!!

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See and download the full gallery on posterous. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

Review: Viewfinder

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If you’re like me, you like to take advantage of the power of visuals to not only get your point across, but also increase retention of that very message.

2009 151

Phase One: All the camera $55K can buy

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via news.cnet.com. This is a camera, though admittedly out of my league in cost and skill required, is something I would love the opportunity to take for a spin. See the link above for the review. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

Farquhar Press

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This is one of those objects I often drive by but never got around to shooting. Well, today I went out there and went to town. See more at [link]. Featured

2011 130

As Steve Would Say, “boom.”

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I didn't think it would happen this fast. It helped that Microsoft is in a free-fall. Sent from my iPhone. Posted via email from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

Brendan + Action

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via flickr.com. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer's posterous.

2010 141

Review: Targus Bluetooth Presentation Remote

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If you’re like me, you probably subscribe to either MacWorld Magazine or Mac Life. Over the past several months, I’ve seen the ads for the Targus AMP11US Bluetooth Presenter for Mac from Targus. In the ad, it’s a thing of beauty.

Remote 153

Snow Leopard Really IS That Big Of A Deal

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I’m going to take a break from writing about slide design and slideware for a moment to tackle another subject: Snow Leopard. As you’re probably aware, Apple’s newest OS, Snow Leopard (OS 10.6) was released barely more than a week ago.

2009 153

Daughter of the American Revolution

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via flickr.com. I took a stroll around Charles Town yesterday with camera in tow. Posted via web from Mike Pulsifer’s posterous.

Brick Shed Re-imagined

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This is the product of my revisiting a color photo found in my Martinsburg set ( [link] ) from a different creative point of view. Featured photography

2010 130

Sacred Cow #8: The Laser Pointer Is A Useful Tool

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We’ve seen these people. They’re all over the place. In some organizations, it’s institutionalized. What I’m concerned about is the laser pointer.

2009 158

Open and Shut

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Life & Decay

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2010 130

Rusty Pump

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2010 130

Rusty Pump

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2010 130