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What have I been doing or saying around the intertubes? Nothing interesting mind you but, it is nearly all here.

Also, you may see some things listed here multiple times do to my cross-posting via my various online identites.

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So, I got a cheap "loaded" pickguard for my Strat (before picture (...

So, I got a cheap "loaded" pickguard for my Strat (before picture) but, I'm not sure I really like it with the maple neck. If this guitar had a rosewood neck, I think the pickguard would look much better.

Still trying to decide on what color I'm going to paint it but, I'm heavily leaning towards Lake Placid Blue (first picture below). Sonic Blue (second picture below) is my current second choice. Probably going to end up with a White Pearl pickguard but, that could change depending on my final color choice.

What color would you pick (poll below)?

Lake Placid Blue

Sonic Blue

white pearl pickguard

#guitar #project

February 19, 2017 09:24 PM

This is one of those times where the interwebz are a beautiful plac...

This is one of those times where the interwebz are a beautiful place. Someone posted some sheet music that his late father wrote years ago asking if anyone could play it.

I've had this piece of sheet music that he wrote for guitar back in 1993, the year I was born. I don't play guitar and can't hear it in my head. It's a simple piece, but I'd love it if someone could play it. Thanks!

If this is the wrong place to post this, please let me know.

http://m.imgur.com/geQi91J

Edit: Just for fun, here's a photo of my dad's band from quite a while ago. He's on the right. http://m.imgur.com/BcGlbqY

He ended up with two very good versions:
Version 1

Version 2

Source: Reddit

#music #guitar #reddit

February 19, 2017 07:40 PM

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft will carry two more Earth science ...

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft will carry two more Earth science instruments to the International Space Station that are dedicated to observing and increasing our understanding of our home planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2kBxYxZ

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February 19, 2017 02:30 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Blues Assign Agostino Back to Wolves

This would have been a tough call really, between Agostino, PRV and Barbie. They've all done a damn fine job.

by /u/jpope777 at February 19, 2017 01:50 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 59 - Blues @ Sabres - 2/18/17

Well fuck, I wasn't paying attention to the game time otherwise, I would have turned it on here at work. :/

by /u/jpope777 at February 19, 2017 12:11 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

Aside from some harsh edges in the bridge that I carefully filed down, I never really had any issues with mine. I've certainly played much worse cheap guitars!

by /u/jpope777 at February 16, 2017 10:45 PM

/u/jpope777 on [Question] Does anyone have information on the Squier 2 Stratocaster?

The Squier II strats were pretty cheap to start with. Made in Korea between '88-'93 with plywood bodies, cheap electronics. But, even though it was cheap, mine has always played really well. (I just relocated mine very recently...)

Reverb says $130-230 but, that seems really high to me, $50-100 seems reasonable.

by /u/jpope777 at February 16, 2017 10:43 PM

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While rumming around in Mom's attic yesterday, I came across my old...

While rumming around in Mom's attic yesterday, I came across my old Logitech Wingman Formula GP steering wheel. Sweet!

The only problem, is that it uses the old gameport joystick input and I couldn't tell you the last pc I had with that input...

Has anyone had any success using a gameport -> USB adapter (like this one or this one) on Linux recently?

#linux #joystick #question

February 15, 2017 12:15 PM

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With the addition of my ol' Stratocaster, needed a new family photo...

With the addition of my ol' Stratocaster, needed a new family photo taken.

I did just order a brown tortoise pickguard for that strat, now I have to decide what color to paint the body. I'm leaning with either an off-white or a light blue...

#guitar

February 14, 2017 10:43 PM

Well, I couldn't help it, last night I threw together my old guitar...

Well, I couldn't help it, last night I threw together my old guitar I re-found yesterday and surprisingly, it works pretty well. Looks like garbage right now but, I'll fix that soon. Now I need to just decide what color I want to paint it...

Oh, and yeah, I drank that whole growler last night as well, Tin Mill Midnight Whistle is some damn good stuff. ;)

#guitar #CantBelieveIFoundMyFirstGuitar #CantBelieveItStillActuallyWorks

February 14, 2017 03:43 PM

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Guitar Family

My collection as of right now. The stratocaster is getting ready to be painted and just ordered a new pickguard for it.

by jpope at February 14, 2017 03:40 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

Ha!, it could be.

Actually it's a Robin Trower pick my Dad had gotten at one of his shows years ago.

by /u/jpope777 at February 14, 2017 03:32 PM

[Gear] NOGD Found my first guitar

New Old Gear Day
http://i.imgur.com/XU69Pxe.jpg

I thought I had completely lost this guitar somewhere during my many moves/marriages. Turns out, it was hanging out in my mothers attic for the past 15-20 years. It has suddenly become my #1 project guitar.

It's a Squier II Strat (made in Korea, serial E95xxxx) with your standard strat setup, three single coils and tremolo, black with white pickguard. I got this guitar for xmas back in '91. Not entirely sure what year it is but, it's certainly between '88-'91...

Since I do have all of the original pickups/electronics/hardware, I threw it all together last night to see what works and what doesn't. Surprisingly, the electronics are all working well although, I had rewired in some oddball way that I currently don't care for. The pot metal tremolo block is disintegrating so, that'll need replaced for certain. The playability isn't bad, I gave it a quick setup but, I don't want to adjust the truss rod too much yet, that neck hasn't had tension on it for a loooong time.

Currently looks like garbage but: http://i.imgur.com/LyPoUcz.jpg
And a little noodling: https://media.jpope.org/u/jpope/m/stratocaster-noodling/

*EDIT: Added link to sound clip

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...if it weren't for the #coffee, I'd have no identifiable personal...

...if it weren't for the #coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever. - David Letterman #quote



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February 14, 2017 01:54 PM

Pretty successful day off road trip, found my first electric guitar...

Pretty successful day off road trip, found my first electric guitar (Squier II Strat) at my Mom's house and picked up a growler from my hometown micro brewery.

#guitar #beer #roadtrip

February 14, 2017 01:40 PM

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Stratocaster Noodling

Recently came across my first guitar in my Mom's attic. Just fiddling around here...

by jpope at February 14, 2017 09:34 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Model(s) for Wallpaper Engine

Thanks! And yep, I use them quite often as my wallpaper. And sweet on not needing to convert, hopefully you can get them to do what you want.

by /u/jpope777 at February 13, 2017 05:04 PM

/u/jpope777 on Model(s) for Wallpaper Engine

Probably not gonna help but, I created a few wallpapers some time back with Blender (link1, link2, third logo). The Blender files are listed in the 'Attachments' section in the right column. I'm not entirely certain but, I think you can export to .mdl with Blender...

These were created by doing a simple extraction of a .svg image of the logos.

by /u/jpope777 at February 13, 2017 04:42 PM

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A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to the music store to pick up s...

A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to the music store to pick up some tenor sax reeds. While we were there, my son seen the few ukuleles they had and was checking them out. He was quite upset when I wouldn't buy him one that day but, I did remind him that his birthday was coming up very soon. Well, Friday was his 7th birthday and he finally got that ukulele. Just hung it on his wall where it'll always be handy for him. And, it'll always be protected with Luke keeping an eye over it. ;)

#ukulele

February 12, 2017 08:23 PM

A belated birthday present from my Mom, a MC Zenitar-M2,8/16 fishey...

A belated birthday present from my Mom, a MC Zenitar-M2,8/16 fisheye lens. She's had this lens for years. I've used this lens on my camera years ago and loved it, doesn't get the full fisheye effect but just enough. Ma doesn't really get her DSLR out very often anymore and this lens barely gets used.

I will need to get an adapter for my Canon 40D yet before I can put it to use. Been debating on getting my ol' Nikon N75 (35mm film SLR) going again, may get an adapter for it as well. I need to get back into photography again as it's been some years since I really focused on it.

This particular photo was taken with my 40D and a very old FD 50mm lens. Using that lens on a newer Canon effectively turns it into a super cheap macro lens... Minor adjustments with Darktable...

#photography #camera #lens #late #birthday #present

February 12, 2017 05:26 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 56 - Blues @ Canadiens - 2/11/17

Probably trying to convince his girlfriend to not back out on her promise...

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:48 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 56 - Blues @ Canadiens - 2/11/17

I just said this in the GDT but, Perron of years past wouldn't have made that play for Bergie and would have just taken the goal himself. He has certainly surprised me this year for sure.

Hell yeah Bergie with the hatty!

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:46 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.11.2017 - The Road Trip Continues Edition: St. Louis Blues @ Montreal Canadiens (6:00 p.m.)

Perron of years past wouldn't have made that play for Bergie and would have just taken the goal himself. He has certainly surprised me this year for sure.

by /u/jpope777 at February 12, 2017 02:45 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Is a Silvertone amp worth restoring?

It appears that the 1463 was actually made by Danelectro. I wouldn't imagine that a restored one would bring too much but, this one sold for $250...

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 02:51 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues (27-22-5) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-10)

So far, I don't have to do any encouraging. Being a tiger scout is nothing but fun. ;) But, I certainly do hope he wants to stick with it all the way through.

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 02:44 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues (27-22-5) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-10)

Finally sitting down to watch the game. Glad slingtv works quite well on my phone, was watching during the cubs scouts meeting...

LGB!!!

by /u/jpope777 at February 10, 2017 01:55 AM

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My Anthrax vinyl collection slowly grows, buddy gave me State Of Eu...

My Anthrax vinyl collection slowly grows, buddy gave me State Of Euphoria as a belated xmas/birthday present. \m/

#Anthrax #vinyl #StateOfEuphoria #metal

February 08, 2017 11:34 PM

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Checking out an old TASCAM Portastudion 144 (https://en.wikipedia.o...

Checking out an old TASCAM Portastudion 144 that my buddy had stuffed in a closet. It still somewhat works, gonna take it apart and get some contact cleaner into the pots and switches. Gonna have to dig out my old 4track cassettes...

February 05, 2017 07:03 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 2.2.2017 - Let's Yeo Blues Edition: Toronto Maple Leafs @ St. Louis Blues (8:00 pm)

Just finished off my last New Belgium Voodoo Ranger. Not really a fan of IPAs but, this one is pretty damn good.

Now, back to my cheap beer, High Life...

by /u/jpope777 at February 03, 2017 03:19 AM

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20170125.001.b

Another take of the previous upload.

On an iphone? Check the attachments list...

Guitar 1:
'08 Epiphone Dot Studio
mid 90's Crate VC50
Boss Blues Driver
EXH Holy Grail

Guitar 2:
'95 Ibanez Talman
mid 90's Crate VC50 (dirty channel)
Mooer Yellow Comp
EXH Stereo Pulsar
MXR Carbon Copy
Dunlop Crybaby

Bass:
Peavy Dyna-Bass
Peavy TKO 80
Mooer Yellow Comp

Drums, Rhoads, Software:
Bitwig Studio

by jpope at January 29, 2017 04:03 PM

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Well, my guitar neck project (/posts/60125970c3480134aca863c9b34c91...

Well, my guitar neck project didn't quite turn out as well as I had hoped but still, the end result is absolutely amazing.

My plan was
- Take the neck off
- Clean up a few of the frets ends
- Sand the lacquer finish off the back of the neck
- Stain the freshly exposed wood a red(ish) stain
- Finish the neck and fretboard with tung oil

So, I took the neck off, filed off the few fret ends that were hanging off the fretboard slightly. I sanded the neck down to the bare wood and scuffed the fretboard and polished the fret wires with some 0000 steel wool. Then, proceeded to stain the wood with a Sedona Red stain. On the first attempt, I found that a few areas on the sides of the neck would actually take the stain and the middle portion just wouldn't. So, after the first attempt dried completely, I sanded it down again. Once sanded down this time, I found that the areas that would take stain, the wood had quite the rough grain. Wood filler was then applied to smooth out the exposed grain and I tried the stain again. This time I was able to get a little more of the stain to take but not much. The stain just refused to properly soak in most areas of the neck. At this point, I gave up on the stain and moved on to the tung oil step. The first two coats were applied to the neck with some 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. The remaining coats were just wiped on with a soft cloth to both the neck and the fretboard. In between a few of the coats, I used the 0000 steel wool to smooth things out more. I lost count of just how many coats I ended up applying but, it was likely around a dozen or so. I let the tung oil dry for nearly two days before putting the guitar back together and putting some new strings on it. Even though the appearance didn't end up where I wanted it, I am extremely pleased with how the neck ended up. The neck feels incredibly smooth and has zero of the 'stickyness' that it had with the lacquer finish on it. Think another guitar or two of mine is going to end up with a tung oil finish here fairly soon.

#guitar #guitarneckproject

January 28, 2017 04:21 AM

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20170125.001

This is pretty rough. Just testing my current recording setup after I've moved my main PC and my guitars to the same room. My current stuff works but, I'd like it to be somewhat better.

Recorded the guitar and bass with an insanely old cheap microphone plugged directly into my PC. The drums is a generic funk loop off the drum machine...

Guitar:
Epiphone Dot Studio
Crate Vintage Club 5310
Boss Blues Driver
EXH Holy Grail Reverb

Bass:
Peavy Dyna-Bass
Peavy TKO 80

Drums:
Boss DR-880

by jpope at January 25, 2017 09:22 PM

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Work has begun on the neck of my Epiphone LP special II (/posts/228...

Work has begun on the neck of my Epiphone LP special II. The lacquer on the back of the neck just felt sticky. I had already taken 0000 steel wool to it but, still wanted to take it to the next level. Sanded it down to the bare wood nice and smooth down to 220 grit sandpaper. Going to bring back a touch of the red color with Minwax Sedona Red stain. Once that's dried, I've got some low gloss tung oil that I'll be applying. Should result in a really nice and awesome feeling neck.

#guitar

January 23, 2017 03:27 AM

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I did put another guitar hanger on the wall so I could hang the old...

I did put another guitar hanger on the wall so I could hang the old Silvertone (sunburst guitar on the right). I've decided I do want to hang my bass in that spot (my bass amp is directly under that spot) so, now I need another hanger...

January 22, 2017 08:13 PM

A few nights ago, I finally added Dunlop Straplok's to my newest gu...

A few nights ago, I finally added Dunlop Straplok's to my newest guitar. Went with the flush mount version and damn I love how clean they look. The only downfall with the flush mount is that they are somewhat irreversible due to needing to drill out a 3/8" hole nearly a 1/2" deep. Then again, once you go with a strap lock system, I don't know why you'd want to go back to regular strap buttons...

I have to switch out the ones on my Dot Studio for these cause I hate the extra distance the regular Straploks have, especially on the behind the neck position.

#guitar #straplok

January 22, 2017 04:34 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 47 - Blues @ Jets - 1/21/17

Looks like it was good that the game was on while I was at work and I refused to watch it since I couldn't drink beer at work.

Was really hoping that me not watching would produce a win though...

by /u/jpope777 at January 22, 2017 01:21 AM

/u/jpope777 on [PGT] Game 47 - Blues @ Jets - 1/21/17

You can just watch caststreams via a browser or android app. You can cast it to a chromecast if you have one but, it's not required.

by /u/jpope777 at January 22, 2017 01:17 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.17.2017 - Explosive Diarrhea Edition: Ottawa Senators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

He didn't start talking about one till after xmas luckily, it's still pretty hard to find one. His birthday is in Feb, I figured I better not wait too long... Dude at gamestop said they just finally got some of these 2DS's in earlier this week...

by /u/jpope777 at January 18, 2017 03:35 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.17.2017 - Explosive Diarrhea Edition: Ottawa Senators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Damn, I leave to run to gamestop during the intermission to grab a 2DS for my son's upcoming birthday and the Sens scored twice. As soon as I get back, the Notes score.
I'll never leave again...

by /u/jpope777 at January 18, 2017 02:45 AM

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I've checked out the first couple of episodes of Sneaky Pete (http:...

I've checked out the first couple of episodes of Sneaky Pete on Amazon, it's a pretty damn good show so far...

#SneakyPete #GiovanniRibisi

January 15, 2017 08:51 PM

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/u/jpope777 on An idea to consider?

I'll stand with you on the shitty car opinion, even if it's an unpopular around here. But, I'd pass on the SUV thing.

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 01:54 PM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

I've tried that a couple of times and it didn't work for me unfortunately.

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:54 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

I'd likely switch from sling to vue if vue offered FSMW in the jeff city area...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:31 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

Son of a bitch, enough with the too many men penalties this season dammit!

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 05:05 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.14.17 Blues @ Sharks: Lets Make Sushi Edition

Gotta drown them in cheese.

But, to be honest, steak n shake has gone downhill the past few years...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 04:37 AM

/u/jpope777 on [Meta] We might be infested

I'm just glad I didn't pop up in there somewhere going

WooHoo!!!

...

by /u/jpope777 at January 15, 2017 03:52 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Stop complaining about Celebrity Brain Crash

While we're at it...

  • Stop complaining about Celebrity Brain Crash
  • Stop complaining about The American
  • Stop complaining about the show being 'scripted'
  • Stop complaining about the BBC supposedly suing them anytime they do something similar to TG

I'm sure this list could go on...

With that out of the way, I generally enjoyed 'Star in a reasonably...'. But, I'll certainly agree that the much shorter 'star' segment is much better.

by /u/jpope777 at January 10, 2017 12:02 AM

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I’d rather take #coffee than compliments just now. ― from Little Wo...

I’d rather take #coffee than compliments just now. ― from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

January 09, 2017 12:33 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 1.7.2017 - New Alternate Jersey Edition: Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 pm)

Just tuned in and Stas scores. Must be the toasted ravs I had with dinner (not easy to come by good toasted ravs here in JC...)

by /u/jpope777 at January 08, 2017 01:26 AM

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Just drinking #coffee this morning, took the day off work as it's t...

Just drinking #coffee this morning, took the day off work as it's the 17th time I've turned 24...

January 07, 2017 11:09 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Why can I hear a radio station through my amp?

Pretty much, you may have to 'dial' in the station though. Try slowly rocking the crybaby, you may pick something up.

by /u/jpope777 at January 07, 2017 01:42 AM

/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] Why can I hear a radio station through my amp?

The pot that was in was extremely scratchy and it was able to pick up a local country station very well. Once I changed the pot, I haven't had the issue.

by /u/jpope777 at January 07, 2017 01:41 AM

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My brother did get to meet Wayne Gretzky at the game yesterday. Way...

My brother did get to meet Wayne Gretzky at the game yesterday. Wayne told him that Brett Hull was going be pissed because he's a big fan of the Night Sweats and he didn't get to meet them. My brother suggested a photo with the band with Wayne flipping off Brett:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOxzDcnBdKh/

#NHL #WinterClassic #WayneGretzky #TheGreatOne #NathanielRateliff #NightSweats

January 03, 2017 11:00 PM

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Yesterday was pretty damn awesome. Blues win, the Night Sweats rock...

Yesterday was pretty damn awesome. Blues win, the Night Sweats rocked. Was in a party suite for the game. Had a fucking blast!

#NHL #STLBlues #WinterClassic #NathanielRateliff #NightSweats

January 03, 2017 04:03 PM

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So, a few days before xmas, my brother told me that he had tickets ...

So, a few days before xmas, my brother told me that he had tickets for my whole family for the upcoming St. Louis Blues vs shitcago shithawks Winter Classic game. Turns out, the Night Sweats are playing during the first intermission. This is going to be damn awesome!
https://www.nhl.com/news/winter-classic-entertainment-released/c-285100044

#NHL #hockey #STLBlues #WinterClassic #NathanielRateliff #NightSweats

December 31, 2016 05:15 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Unofficial Winter Classic Roll-Call and Question Thread

Me and my family will be there, not sure where we are sitting though. The band my brother and brother-from-another-mother are playing the first intermission so, that's gonna be another level of awesome. :)

LGB!

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 03:29 PM

/u/jpope777 on Ken Bone at the Predators v Blues Game

I am still not sure why I should even care about this Ken Bone dude.

Fellow Notes fan, hell yeah, otherwise, meh.

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 03:48 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.30.2016 - My First GDT, Don't Upvote Edition: Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

Side note: Watched the second episode of the Epix 'Road to the winter classic' show last night. That whole thing just seems overly dramatic. It's nice seeing some of the locker room talk and whatnot but, it's mostly meh...

by /u/jpope777 at December 31, 2016 01:25 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.28.2016 - Fly High Edition: Philadelphia Flyers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

They wouldn't be the National Blackhawks Channel had they not found a way to talk about the chickenhawks...

by /u/jpope777 at December 29, 2016 02:24 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.28.2016 - Fly High Edition: Philadelphia Flyers @ St. Louis Blues (7:00 p.m.)

I just wish they would change up the commercial break music some. Gets tiring hearing the same thing over and over...

by /u/jpope777 at December 29, 2016 01:34 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Blues fans!

Merry Xmas Blues fam.

I ended up with a Blues scarf and gloves, a pint glass and a pilsner glass (image) along with completely unexpected Winter Classic tix for the whole family.

LET'S GO BLUES!

FUCK THE HAWKS!

by /u/jpope777 at December 25, 2016 08:37 PM

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All the presents are wrapped and under the tree. The cookies ate an...

All the presents are wrapped and under the tree. The cookies ate and the milk drank. Time for a long winters nap before the kids get us up in the morning...



I haven't used that avatar for years, kinda forgot about it this year...

#MerryChristmasYouFilthyAnimal #xmas

December 25, 2016 07:39 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Currently the forecast for Winter Classic is a high of about 39 degrees, partly cloudy.

Fantastic!
Plus, I just found out yesterday that my xmas present from my brother is 4 tix for myself and family. Don't know where we'll be sitting but, who cares.

Can't. Fucking. Wait.

by /u/jpope777 at December 24, 2016 01:43 PM

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The fresh smell of #coffee soon wafted through the apartment, the s...

The fresh smell of #coffee soon wafted through the apartment, the smell that separates night from day. ― from Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami #quote

December 23, 2016 12:06 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.20.2016 - Jamie Benn Breaks His Stick on Goal Round 2 Edition: St. Louis @ Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m.)

I hate toyota (my dad worked 32 years at Chrysler in Fenton) but, I do love that rav4 commercial with the brother throwing the surprise snowball at the other brother. Of course though, it wouldn't work for me, my brothers live in Denver. Guess I could surprise them and chuck Budweisers or Maull's BBQ sauce at them instead...

EDIT: can't spel win i'm drinking.

by /u/jpope777 at December 21, 2016 03:02 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.20.2016 - Jamie Benn Breaks His Stick on Goal Round 2 Edition: St. Louis @ Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m.)

Think it's time to start a drinking game with all these damn 'too many men on the ice' penalties...

EDIT: It'll never replace the 'drink every time Oshie falls down' game but, it's getting fucking close...

by /u/jpope777 at December 21, 2016 02:47 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] 12.20.2016 - Jamie Benn Breaks His Stick on Goal Round 2 Edition: St. Louis @ Dallas Stars (7:30 p.m.)

I do dig that green as well. But, they have a second 'good thing' and that's the goal song wrote by Pantera. I'm always torn between not wanting to hear it and digging it when I do hear it...

by /u/jpope777 at December 21, 2016 02:08 AM

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/u/jpope777 on [QUESTION] On strat nuts, is the depth of all the slots supposed to be aligned with the radius? I might have a dodgy nut.

I'm guessing that this third fret trick is a good gauge for most guitars not just strats, eh? I've got a '08 Epi Dot Studio that I'm having fret buzz and intonation issues with. I'm already thinking that a new nut is needed, especially after seeing that my strings all touch the first fret wire when fretting the third...

by /u/jpope777 at December 11, 2016 07:36 PM

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If any old school geeks felt a great disturbance in the Force this ...

If any old school geeks felt a great disturbance in the Force this week, as if millions of tapes suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. It's likely due to the amount of tapes we finally degaussed and destroyed at the data center. Some of these tapes were last used 15 years ago and were just hanging out in our vault...

(And to be honest, we finally moved the last AS400 backup procedure that was still using tape to VTS last month. Finally completely tape free...)

#oldschool #datastorage

December 11, 2016 04:55 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Test amount of possible transcodes possible

I think that Plex transcodes to a temp file and that temp file is held on too for just a bit. So, if you are playing the same movie in multiple tabs, it's only going to be actually transcoding one time, not multiple times. You are likely going to have to play different movies in different tabs to actually test it.

by /u/jpope777 at December 11, 2016 12:09 AM

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#Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to y...

#Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self. ― from Thud! by Terry Pratchett #quote

December 01, 2016 11:33 AM

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Mentions in comments

Mentions in comments

Good news! One of the oldest issues in diaspora*'s GitHub repo, the ability to @mention people in comments on posts, has just been fixed.

This pull request has been completed over several months by Senya, who used a crowd-funding campaign to enable him to work full-time on various key features for diaspora*. It took a lot of hard work to code it, and a lot of work from Benjamin Neff and others in reviewing it.

Now it has merged into diaspora*'s develop branch, it'll be tested further, and we hope to release it as part of our next major version so that it will be available to the entire diaspora* community.

Huge thanks to Senya, Benjamin and everyone else involved in getting this much-needed feature working in diaspora* once again! <3

How to help us test new features

Do you want to help make sure that this and other completed features doesn't cause delays to our next major release?

Although we always test new code as much as possible before it is merged into develop, we also test new features after they have been merged and before they are released, just in case anything has slipped through the review and testing process.

We're always looking for people to help test new features in the develop branch. If you feel confident about running diaspora*'s code, set up a pod using the develop branch instead of master.

Once you’ve set up your pod, start trying to break things! And give us feedback about anything unusual you find. :)

If you already run a pod, you can switch to develop so that you and your users can test it. Code in develop should already be fairly stable, so you shouldn't hit major problems, but we can't guarantee this, so make sure you're happy to run into problems before doing this. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even pull individual PRs into your pod before they are merged!

#diaspora #software #feature #testing

November 30, 2016 09:42 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 11.26.16

Ah, I must have missed that angle. Not going to disagree that the pads should have been closed up either way.

by /u/jpope777 at November 27, 2016 03:57 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 11.26.16

My hatred of Perron has certainly diminished this season, I will admit that.

by /u/jpope777 at November 27, 2016 03:17 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 11.26.16

I generally love sling, just prepaid three months for the free roku stick even. Past couple of games hasn't been good though for me either.

by /u/jpope777 at November 27, 2016 02:52 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 11.26.16

All I can say is that the last game I took the whole family was against the Jets. That game ended with over 100 penalty minutes in the final minute. Was exciting at least.

by /u/jpope777 at November 27, 2016 02:47 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild - 11.26.16

For whatever reason, FSMW is the only channel on sling not working for me tonight. Had to resort to caststreams. And having FSMW is half the reason I have sling...

by /u/jpope777 at November 27, 2016 02:22 AM

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Remember the milkmaids and the guidance counselor from Clerks (http...

Remember the milkmaids and the guidance counselor from Clerks? Seen damn near the same thing today. Dude went through every box of generic saltine crackers that was on the shelf...

#ThisJobWouldBeGreatIfItWasntForTheFuckingCustomers

November 22, 2016 10:06 PM

dandelion*

dandelion*

Official diaspora* account of the unofficial diaspora* app dandelion*

Posts by the tag: #dandelion #diasporaforandroid

Cross-Pod
Coming from an different pod, but got an diasp.org url? Search for dandelion00@diasp.org

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Crowdin

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The app and this account is managed by gsantner@pod.geraspora.de and vanitasvitae@pod.geraspora.de

Note
The app was previously named DiasporaForAndroid, and was changed to dandelion* on 20. Nov '16.

November 22, 2016 10:13 AM

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I've found that the only method of verifying the accuracy internet ...

I've found that the only method of verifying the accuracy internet quotes is the judicious consumption of #coffee. - Abraham Lincoln #quote

November 21, 2016 12:19 PM

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - #Metallica

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - #Metallica

Listening to the new Metallica album, since it's all on YouTube. A lot of good guitar stuff, very much like Death Magnetic, not sure otherwise yet whether I like it enough to buy it.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJvQXRgtxlumAHceNRk3cx3P7MZVUCdBl

November 21, 2016 02:05 AM

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The bottle this Cannon Blast comes in is awesome. The spiced rum in...

The bottle this Cannon Blast comes in is awesome. The spiced rum in the bottle isn't damn bad either...

#CaptainMorgan #CannonBlast

November 13, 2016 11:38 PM

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/u/jpope777 on Tlc coming anytime soon?

We can only hope. Mostly for Discovery & Science channels for myself...

by /u/jpope777 at November 13, 2016 07:37 PM

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/u/jpope777 on [GDT] BLUES VS BLUE JACKETS- WHO HAS THE NICER SHADE OF BLUE? PUCK DROP AT 6PM

Think I'm gonna go back downstairs and crank the guitar back up like it was between periods before the tubes cool off. Crank it to 10 and take out some anger...

by /u/jpope777 at November 13, 2016 01:19 AM

/u/jpope777 on Blackhawks name roster for Winter Classic Alumni Game

No no, I agree with the inappropriate times but, every time it happens, I always hear BELLLLLFOURRRRR! in my head and it brings a smile to my face. ;)

by /u/jpope777 at November 13, 2016 01:15 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] BLUES VS BLUE JACKETS- WHO HAS THE NICER SHADE OF BLUE? PUCK DROP AT 6PM

This lack of zoom makes me think I'm sitting in the club seats, which keeps me looking for the waiter/waitress... Wheres my beer!!

by /u/jpope777 at November 13, 2016 12:18 AM

/u/jpope777 on [GDT] BLUES VS BLUE JACKETS- WHO HAS THE NICER SHADE OF BLUE? PUCK DROP AT 6PM

Glass seats are not my preferred seats but, everyone should do it at least once. It's damn fun! At least at the games I've been too, never had glass seats for the Notes but, the Vipers and River Otters games were great sitting there. ;)

by /u/jpope777 at November 13, 2016 12:04 AM

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/u/jpope777 on Nail Yakupov will return to the lineup tonight.

I wouldn't say that he has sucked but, he certainly has the sophomore slump going on this year for sure.

by /u/jpope777 at November 10, 2016 11:16 PM