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BMW R1100S BCR Phone and GoPro Mounts

July 15th, 2014

I’ve been asked to put a post about my BMW R1100S BoxerCup Replica Phone and GoPro Mount….

Before you start make sure you have Anti-Seize Lubricant that can be bought in any AutoZone or HomeDepot, it’s not mandatory but extremely recommended.

IMAG03921 579x1024  BMW R1100S BCR Phone and GoPro Mounts

So for the phone mount I purchased the following:

Moving Portraits of Surviving 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs 10 Years Later

May 28th, 2014

Source – Linky 

Moxie — Winthrop, MA

September 11, 2001 is a day in history that people all over the globe remember. For Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, her most vivid recollection of that tragic day is of seeing images in the newspaper of the hundred search and rescue dogs that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to search for survivors in the debris of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In the aftermath of the attacks, these brave dogs worked day and night alongside their handlers, firefighters, and other rescue workers, sifting through the rubble to try to save as many lives as possible.

One decade later, in the months before September 2011, Dumas embarked on a quest to locate the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs who had worked so tirelessly ten years earlier. Through FEMA, she found 15 of the remaining dogs who were still alive. Dumas traveled across the United States to visit the retired canines and to photograph them in their homes. Retrieved is a collection of their portraits, a moving tribute to these heroic dogs and their handlers. The passage of time has clearly left its mark on the animals, but despite their graying whiskers, clouding eyes, and stiffer joints, there is still the same sense of alertness and wonderful spirit that made them so valuable in the aftermath of 9/11.

For the photographer, the selfless dogs represented a spark of hope amidst the destruction and tragedy ten years ago, as they offered comfort and consolation to everyone around them. She says, “These animals were all at the same place at the same time, one decade ago, for the same reason: to work. That experience unites them, and was the incentive for me to pursue this subject and to photograph the dogs. They now share the vulnerability of old age while symbolizing a full decade coming to a close.”

Although a few of the 15 dogs that Dumas photographed have already passed away by now, they are immortalized and commemorated in these powerfully intimate portraits. For a closer look at the canine heroes, be sure to check out Retrieved in print, available on Amazon.

Abigail — Ojai, CA

Bailey — Franklin, TN

Orion — Vacaville, CA

Guinness — Highland, CA

Red — Anapolis, MD

Merlyn — Otis, CO

Bretagne — Cypress TX

Tara — Ipswich, MA

Charlotte Dumas WebsiteRetrieved on Amazonvia [Feature Shoot]

Office Timeline Coupon Code

April 15th, 2013

Got this from here – linky

If you are looking ways to make PowerPoint timelines then there is a powerful tool for PowerPoint named Office Timeline add-in. You can use Office Timeline to make awesome timelines for your presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010. With a few clicks you can create a nice timeline for your presentations.

Office Timeline has a free version that is available online for download and let you create unlimited number of timelines, edit the timelines, switch timeline template on the fly, create historical timelines and adjust the timeline position within the slide. But if you need more advanced features like customize text fonts, colors, copy and paste chronological data from Excel and Microsoft Project, use custom date time formatting options or even show task duration or diamond milestone shapes then you’ll need the Office Timeline Plus version.

Fortunately you can get a convenient Office Timeline Coupon Code using the approach that we will explain here.

1. First of all, you need to access

2. Then scroll down to see the Promotional Code or Coupon Code that is updated time to time.

Office Timeline code

3. When you are ready, click on Plus Download to move to the next screen with the Office Timeline Plus Edition highlights.

4. Click Buy It button to open the checkout page.

Office Timeline Coupon Code

5. Here, make sure to enter the coupon code in the promotional code textbox and then make sure to click Apply. You will see a green message saying that the Promotion code was applied successfully and the subtotal price will be updated as well.

Office Timeline promo code

Finally, complete the checkout process and you will get the Office Timeline Full version license at the discounted price. Congratulations!

Beautiful Coffee Creations

February 11th, 2013

Unfortunately living in the US (Texas especially) doesn’t give you the option to get a good real cup of coffee…. and let’s leave it at that…





















FRM-92050 failed to connect to Server /forms/servlet -1 Applet / Forms not opening on IE8

January 21st, 2013

Got this from here – Linky 

If you don’t know what this is you don’t need it and don’t waste your time reading :)

If you are trying to connect to Apps 11i/R12 instance from IE 8 and hitting error “FRM-92050 failed to connect to Server /forms/servlet -1“  while opening forms (as shown in figure below)




Then check version of IE


If version of IE is 8 then disable XSS filter





Steps to disable XSS filter




Phase 1 – My 1980 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim Cafe Racer Project

January 10th, 2013

Ok All Y’all this is going to be a lenghty project for someone like me that travels 75% of the month but it had to be done.

Phase 1 – Buy a bike :)
I got this nice 1980’s Yamaha XJ650G Maxim that was turned into a bobber although bobbers are nice they are not my style and I want to build a cafe racer
Here is the patient
2013 01 03 18 26 08 1024x577  Phase 1 – My 1980 Yamaha XJ650 Maxim Cafe Racer Project

The bike was in storage for the past two years and isn’t in a running condition but at a base cost of $400 and a few extra parts it wasn’t a bad deal.

What’s my end result? (at least what i’d like it to look like) look at this nice ride below and read all about it here – Linky
Although i’m not sure about the color…

What’s next? shopping for parts phase one as i’m going to be running a total
Part’s first buy
1 – Fuel Tank petcock – $22 – eBay
2 – Fuel Tank petcock seal – $5 – eBay
3 – Battery – $36 – Batteries + after coupons
4 – Mobil 1 5qt 15w50 – $22 – Walmart
5 – Oil filter – came extra with the bike

So next phase is to change fluids and make here purrrrrr again

See you soon

Nespresso Variations – Hazelnut – Vile and Disgusting

January 5th, 2013


I’m pulling this review from another site as I just got mine today and this is VILE and Disgusting!!

Linky –

Nespresso Variations - Hazelnut

Nespresso Variations – Hazelnut

So it has taken me a little time to get around to writing a review for Nespresso’s new Variations line of coffees. You may be yawning in anticipation of reading anotherNespresso review, but bare with me because firstly, I believe Nespresso to have done for better quality coffee what Windows did for computers, but secondly, that this Nespresso review is not quite “ordinary”.

Usually I find Nespresso to be a quick, pleasant, and decent way of enjoying coffee. You can have an espresso ready in a minute with no mess, and you can have a cappuccino ready in two minutes. Great! All sorted then for the review of the Nespresso Variation Hazelnut you think…not so fast.

I am simply going to come out with my verdict of it, and then provide the reason why. I think it’s ghastly. When I heard that Nespresso was doing a coffee infused with the taste of either Hazelnut, Coconut, or Macadamia I was immediately put off. Then I thought about it a little and decided that if they kept the primary strong taste as coffee, and added in these light hints of hazelnut for instance that it could be quite nice. Sort of a Christmassy, rich, blend that was a little quirky but could do well over the winter months. I had this horrible feeling though that it would be no such thing and that the taste would be of overpowering Hazelnut extract.

I was right. Dashed were my hopes of a ‘hint of hazelnut’. I was overwhelmed by the smell of ‘hazelnut from a bottle’, a kind of sick imitation smell of hazelnut that you would expect to find lurking in a hyperactive child’s birthday cake. I am not certain whether they have used artificial flavourings, or whether through some medieval alchemy they have managed to extract fake smelling hazelnut from a real hazelnut. Either way it is neither here nor there, because the result is not a good one.

Following the much maligned smell test, I endeavoured to taste some of the hazelnut infused brown liquid. The first thing I noticed was the still overwhelming smell/taste of hazelnut, but it had rather morphed into a type of flat charcoal-ee melee of pyrazine and ‘essence’. There was no discernable taste of coffee there at all. There was only the faintest of aromas resembling a coffee. Nespresso say that it is a Livanto base, but I could taste no such thing, and it tasted rather more like Arpeggio if anything. Livanto on it’s own is actually a very good coffee, so why you would want to put this foul hazelnut nonsense in it is beyond me. It reminds me of a Jeremy Clarkson quote. He once said that a particular car was like an exquisite soufflé that had then been garnished with a lump of lard. That is what putting some type of hazelnut in Livanto has done.

Otherwise the rest of the cup is flat, uneventful, and really rather nasty around the edges. There are hints of charcoal, hickory, and lots of the ever present chemical tasting HAZELNUT. Which is a pity, because I really do like hazelnut. I would suggest if you want a hazelnutty-coffee experience, go and buy some hazelnut truffles, and eat them with a cup of Livanto, and leave this “Variation” on culinary blasphemy alone.

Its odd that Nespresso can produce a fantastic cup of coffee in the form of a Livanto, Rosabaya, or the outstanding Kona Special Reserve, yet get it so far wide of the mark with this. I am simply not brave enough to face the Coconut or Macadamia flavours.

FIFA gives referees ‘final word’ on goal-line technology, defeats point of goal-line technology

December 5th, 2012

Source – Linky – I guess they still want to ‘fix’ games

FIFA gives referees 'final word' on goalline technology, defeats point of goalline technology

Soccer’s governing body isn’t that big on technology, which is why you occasionally see the odd refereeing mistake (or two). Fans may have hoped that the goal-line experiments at this month’s Club World Cup would be the dawn of a new era in which computers are trusted as final arbiters. But it’s clear that FIFA isn’t ready to go that far just yet. Secretary General Jerome Valcke has announced that referees will get to decide 90 minutes before kick-off whether to use the Hawkeye and GoalRef systems, and will have the authority to overrule the systems’ evidence during the game. We’re still hopeful that the men in black will accept the help of this technology, but if they don’t, we may have to switch to a more computer-literate pastime.

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