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Old 07-08-06, 04:13 PM   #1
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Old 07-08-06, 04:16 PM   #2
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LOL

I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
1) The bike
2) Toilet
3) Shower or bath

After a recent spate of discovering solutions while riding my bike, I have decided I need to mount my laptop to the handlebars.
Mobile home office!
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Old 07-08-06, 05:22 PM   #3
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How do you mount/power the pictured air conditioner?
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Old 07-08-06, 05:41 PM   #4
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How do you mount/power the pictured air conditioner?
Power is easy... a dc-ac inverter off of a hub generator, mounting could be accomplished with some electrical conduit and a few hand tools.

Hmmm.... new project!
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Old 07-08-06, 05:43 PM   #5
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I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
1) The bike
2) Toilet
3) Shower or bath

After a recent spate of discovering solutions while riding my bike, I have decided I need to mount my laptop to the handlebars.
Mobile home office!
Hah! Most of the time when I'm on my bike, I have the laptop in my pannier.... I could just pull over at the next park.

Barring that, I bet you could rig up something from one of those laptop mounts that bolts into a truck... Could be fun. :-p

Then again, a PDA and the one-handed keyboard that I saw the other day would probably work just as well, and be more cyclo-friendly.
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Old 07-08-06, 05:58 PM   #6
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...or a pad and pen
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Old 07-08-06, 06:04 PM   #7
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...or a pad and pen

Hush you! a pad and PENCIL are what I use for a PDA!!! Works no matter what! you can erase the memory, expand the memory, dump the memory, store data unimagined!! (Just ask Leonardo.....)


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Old 07-08-06, 06:32 PM   #8
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Hush you! a pad and PENCIL are what I use for a PDA!!! ...
I carry a pencil and one of these--
the pages are waterproof tyvek blends.

I also carry a palm pilot in a ziploc bag, in case of irresistable geek needs.

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Old 07-08-06, 06:37 PM   #9
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I feel so old school: I took the coffee-maker, blender/food processor, electric shaver, portable television and boombox off the bike and I just use that bike to ride around on now...that's it, just ride.

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I feel so old school: I took the coffee-maker, blender/food processor, electric shaver, portable television and boombox off the bike and I just use that bike to ride around on now...that's it, just ride.

LOL
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How do you keep yourself entertained? I mean, we all know that nobody has an imagination, anymore, it's been bored out of us by TV for all these years.

I can't imagine a ride where I just enjoyed the scenery, listened to the birds, maybe actually TALKED to a few of the people I see... I mean, it's just not natural!
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Old 07-08-06, 08:23 PM   #11
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Anyone else straining to make out what is typed on the page? Fortunately it doesn't look like, "All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy..."
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I am an ETL programmer. Basically, data manipulation.
Anyhow, when working on problematic jobs, I find that I resolve them in one of three places:
1) The bike
2) Toilet
3) Shower or bath


Maybe it's a "guy" thing. I usually resolve problems:
1) in the shower.
2) while lying in bed and wide awake at 2:30 a.m.
3) while riding the bike.
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Old 07-09-06, 07:45 AM   #14
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^^^ I stand corrected ^^^ Thanks Cos.
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Okay, I know this is really old, but I dig the red typewriter and wanted to say so. I have a pink one that's about as heavy as a house (electric) and a few manuals that I seem to keep collecting. I can't help it, they're sort of like puppies, they just follow me home.

Also I saw that you're from Alaska, too, so I thought I'd say hi. I'm out in the Mat-Su Valley.
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Old 08-25-06, 09:29 AM   #16
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Power is easy... a dc-ac inverter off of a hub generator, mounting could be accomplished with some electrical conduit and a few hand tools.

Hmmm.... new project!
And he never had a headwind again...
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Old 08-25-06, 09:31 AM   #17
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My favorite thing to do is when my mind is being bent by a question I will pack a lunch and blanket and take the GF on a picnic in the park
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That's a nice typewriter you got there.
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I like the sig as well as the pic both reall cool
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Okay, I know this is really old, but I dig the red typewriter and wanted to say so. I have a pink one that's about as heavy as a house (electric) and a few manuals that I seem to keep collecting. I can't help it, they're sort of like puppies, they just follow me home.

Also I saw that you're from Alaska, too, so I thought I'd say hi. I'm out in the Mat-Su Valley.
Yeah, I can't resist old manuals if they have any life left in them at all. Don't get drowned out there in the Valley. Is it ever going to stop raining?
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