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Texas, Wild & Scenic - 2014 Deluxe Calendar
Texas, Wild & Scenic - 2014 Deluxe Calendar
2 used & new from $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Love These Calendars, May 10, 2014
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For the past several years I have hung a Texas Wild and Scenic calendars in my office in downtown Austin.

Always delighted at the eclectic photographs of Texas--showing the beauty of the state this is often overlooked by residents and tourists alike.

I suppose in the age of iPods that paper calendars are anachronistic--but I still love a big calendar with glossy photographs of nature.


Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip
DVD ~ Keith David
Price: $14.51
39 used & new from $8.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Documentary, May 10, 2014
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Ken Burns tells the tale of Horatio Jackson...the first person to make a trans-continental auto trip (San Francisco) to New York by auto.
Done in 1903--three years before the San Francisco earthquake over roads that in places were little more that wagon trails.

Over a period of roughly two months, Dr. Jackson, his mechanic and adopted dog "Bud" traversed the nation giving many rural residents their first glimpse of an automobile. A mechanical marvel that the rural residents of Idaho took to calling the "go like hell machine".

Tom Hanks serves as the voice of Dr. Jackson reading his copious letters to his very patient wife.

A rare glimpse back to the world before it was overwhelmed by the automobile.

One of Ken Burns' finest films.


Genuine Dell 250W Power Supply PSU for SFF Small Form Factor Slim Inspiron 530s, 531s, Vostro 200s, 200 (slim only), 220s, Studio 540s Identical Dell Part Numbers XW605, YX301, XW604, XW784, XW783, YX299, YX303, 6423C, K423C, N038C, H856C, YX302, XW602 Compatible Model Numbers: TFX0250D5W, DPS-250AB-28 B, 04G185021200DE
Genuine Dell 250W Power Supply PSU for SFF Small Form Factor Slim Inspiron 530s, 531s, Vostro 200s, 200 (slim only), 220s, Studio 540s Identical Dell Part Numbers XW605, YX301, XW604, XW784, XW783, YX299, YX303, 6423C, K423C, N038C, H856C, YX302, XW602 Compatible Model Numbers: TFX0250D5W, DPS-250AB-28 B, 04G185021200DE
Offered by Office Gear
Price: $37.99
20 used & new from $20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Fixed my old Dell PC for the fraction of the cost of a new PC, May 10, 2014
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Had a Dell Studio slimline that gave up the ghost.

Bought this power supply, installed it myself and PC was alive and well.

Very grateful I could resurrect my five year old PC.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this Belt, May 10, 2014
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The belt comes 'long' and you cut to fit (the near end of the belt is clamped into the buckle. Releasing the clamp, trimming the belt and reassembly is a breeze.

The belt has no holes and hence does not wear out as quickly as conventional belts. Also, the fit is adjustable to a very fine degree making it nice when you want a tighter or looser fit on your pants.

The only drawback---the buckle is some serious hardware...don't drop on your foot (or your tile floor).


Winco USA 3-Tier Utility Cart, Black
Winco USA 3-Tier Utility Cart, Black
Price: $68.99
13 used & new from $46.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate Cart, May 10, 2014
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I bought this cart for light duty at home in lieu of a much more expensive Rubber Maid product.

The cart is adequate for my needs. My only complaint is that the handles are a little cheesy and I keep thinking they will break off.

Assembly was not difficult, but there is a lot of hammering involved. If you don't have a good rubber mallet I would recommend you either procure one or pass on this product. I used some plumbers grease to help--but as you pound the pieces together you shave off bits of plastic on the mating sections--so I don't think the grease really helped at all. Just be careful and use the right tool for the job.


Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP (HDMI and DVI/ VGA to 2048x1152, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 4 USB 2.0 Ports, 20W Power Adapter)
Plugable UD-3000 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Universal Docking Station for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, XP (HDMI and DVI/ VGA to 2048x1152, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 2 USB 3.0 Ports, 4 USB 2.0 Ports, 20W Power Adapter)
Offered by Plugable Technologies
Price: $89.00
9 used & new from $82.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product //Outstanding Support, May 10, 2014
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I use this docking station to connect my laptop to my monitor, speakers, home network, mouse keyboard, printer, etc.

Interface is simple: Plug in power and connect a USB cable from laptop to docking station and I am docked.

I had a minor problem with setup -- which in retrospect was pilot error. I was blown away by the support. These guys really stand by their product and the customer support was absolutely first rate.

I heartily endorse this product!!!


Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Mouse
Logitech Wireless Combo Mk520 With Keyboard and Mouse
Price: $34.99
94 used & new from $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, July 1, 2013
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My work PC was equipped with a minimal (interpret that as 'cheap') USB keyboard and mouse. After rearranging my monitors (2) and workspace for a better ergonomic setup, the only problem was the keyboard and mouse cables--which were continually getting in the way.

I purchased this Logitech combo on 'my own dime'--and couldn't be happier. Both keyboard and mouse are far superior to the wired counterparts they replaced. My productively has soared.


Quik-cure 5min epoxy 9oz Bob Smith Ind.
Quik-cure 5min epoxy 9oz Bob Smith Ind.
Offered by Industrial Emporium
Price: $14.72
10 used & new from $10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Much Better than the Typical "Dual Tube" Epoxy, July 1, 2013
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I have never been a fan of the commonly available 'dual tube' epoxies that purport to simplify mixing equal quantities of the epoxy components. First, the tube never seems to dispense 'equal quantities' and second these 'binary' tubes don't store well-either they leak or they seal shut when side A is contaminated with compound from side B (or vice versa).

I recently used the Bob Smith epoxy on a project. The separate bottles were easy to open, easy to use and made mixing equal quantities a breeze.

Note that this is quick-set epoxy and the working time was around 5 minutes--which was fine for my application. You need to prepare your work, mix the binary compounds and use the mixture immediately.

I am not as concerned about leakage with the plastic vials (which store upright). However, to avoid any problems, I saved the plugs that fit underneath the caps. One word of advice--the seals are both red--they are not color coded--so be careful not to swap them when you re-seal the bottles.


Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway
Price: $14.55

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Book About an Enigmatic WWII Hero, June 30, 2013
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I have long been fascinated by the Naval Battle of Midway--in particular the role of code breaking and intelligence in forging perhaps the most significant naval victory in US history.

For the uninitiated, Joe Rochefort was the intelligence officer portrayed by Hal Holbrook in the 1976 movie Midway. The move was released shortly after the death of Joe Rochefort, and though he served as an advisor on the film, Holbrook's portrayal of Rochefort was more Hollywood than history (what a surprise).

I applaud the author on taking on this subject and digging so deeply to reconstruct the naval career of an officer who materially contributed to the US victory in the pacific war--but was otherwise so enigmatic. Rochefort was not a graduate of the Naval Academy and with the exception of attending the Navy's Steam Engineering School at the Stevens Institute (New Jersey) lacked a college education.

Despite these tremendous disadvantages, Rochefort rose up through the ranks of the pre-WWII navy and was once thought destined for flag rank (he eventually retired at the rank of Captain).

Most appreciated in this volume:

1. The author has plowed through every performance review and written record on Rochefort trying to piece together a comprehensive view of Rochefort through his naval career.

2. The author describes the method used by the Japanese to employ Morse code (based on the English alphabet) to transmit Japanese characters. This is something I had long been curious about and had heretofore found no illumination.

3. The author describes the coding techniques common in WWII (primative by today's standards) and the means used to crack same.

4. The author gives a fine accounting of the technology used to intercept messages, analyze traffic and decode messages at the Hypo intelligence station (Pearl Harbor).

5. The intelligence work from Pearl Harbor through the Battle of Midway is presented in detail and makes for a riveting (can't put the book down) read.

On the negative side (and these are small issues):

1. The author occasionally injects comments that seem a little over the top (e.g., "The Zero would be heard from shortly.").

2. The author expends a lot of print ruminating on the feud between Rochefort and the Redman brothers. Did Rochefort get along with John Redman--No. Did John Redman appeal to his brother (Admiral Joe Redman) to relieve Rochefort from his assignment at Hypo--Almost certainly. Still, when one reaches the last page of the book one feels that that horse died long ago--but the whipping goes on and on.

Despite the minor negatives, I thank the author for his labors in recording the story of Joe Rochefort. Rochefort was one of a handful of Americans whose contributions saved thousands of American lives and perhaps changed the course of history. Rochefort was finally awarded a Distinguished Service Medal posthumously in 1985 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1986. And now, we have a fitting biography to record his life for posterity.


DEWALT D26950 Heat Gun
DEWALT D26950 Heat Gun
Price: $67.99
41 used & new from $59.18

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective But Somewhat Bulky for my Application, June 30, 2013
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I do a lot of electronics projects and make liberal use of heat-shrink tubing. This heat gun is most effective and gets the job done. It is a little larger and heavier than I would prefer--but typical for a general purpose heat gun.

If you are an electronics hobbyist and intend to work with surface mount devices, you would be better advised to skip the 'old school' heat gun and invest in a solder rework station. The heat gun in a typical rework station would serve nicely for heat shrink tubing and would be a lot easier to wield in tight spaces.


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