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  • Another Day Past

    Posted on June 5th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

    Bummer, all my tools are up on the boat so I am totally helpless.  I need to drill  a 7/16″ hole and do you think I can find a drill bit?  You guessed right – no drill bits anywhere.  Plus, my little kit that plugs inot my electric screwdriver with the hex insert is gone to the boat too.  I am going to have to bring them back.  Where did my 3/8″ plugin drill go – now that is a real mystery because it has been in the bottom of the tool chest for 25 years and now it is gone.  So here is what I have so far – 1/2″ electric drill, 24v Battery drill, 3 sets of bits, 12v Battery drill, all my meaningful hand tools,  two hex head tool kits and much more  are all on the boat.

    I tried an experiement this afternoon and it worked swell.  I took some Super (CA) Glue and some baking soda to make a real nice filler.  I first filled a hole with baking soda and packed it reasonably tight.  Then I applied the thin CA glue and walla, 15 seconds later a real nice plug for the hole and it fit tight.  I want to use CA to fill a crack in my boat and I think it will work nicely.  Good stuff that CA.

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  • President Obama Cairo Speach – very long

    Posted on June 4th, 2009 cwmoore No comments

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  • A Mistake!

    Posted on June 3rd, 2009 cwmoore 1 comment

    Somewhere back a week or three I made a mistake in a website edit. The site is for a professional organization that I have been helping out. I was using my traveller notebook and I forgot to download the index.xxx files before I edited them. Well, not only did I edit a file several months old and upload it to the site but then later when I was back on the desktop machine I overwrote the good file with the old one. Guess when the last backup was made? Needless to say I made a mess of things that has taken two days to get all the data up on the site again.

    I was sufficiently disturbed that we left the boat early to get back to the desktop just to see if I had saved the correct file or over-written it. Not a good day yesterday! I am still sort of bummed.

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