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Old 12-17-2009, 11:07 PM   #106
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Always seemed tobe too many Davids/Daves around
When I was in Mar yland a lot of kids called each other by their last name
So You were one of them...That's why you moved to Mass. (Just kidding). Merry Christmas. Dave. My offer still stands. If you run out of Plug-in space, you're welcome to use my Panel. Provided you can string an Extension wire from your town, in Mass. to Brooklyn, NY!

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Old 12-17-2009, 11:15 PM   #107
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Eh...I have less then 2 miles of extension cords still
I'll have to wait
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:25 PM   #108
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Eh...I have less then 2 miles of extension cords still
I'll have to wait
Less than Two Miles? I don't know how many people have more than 200 Ft. Total! But sadly. Around this time a lot of fires are happening due to the fact that some people are overloading their otherwise weak and outdated electrical system, or through faulty wiring on extension cords that are near Christmas Trees. Around this time it would be helpful if some Government agency (Maybe local Fire Departments) would publish some basic safety tips and guidelines for the general public, who are not familiar with the ins & outs of electrical wiring!
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:09 PM   #109
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I thought I would bump my own post as there have been some new registered users here that I would like to know how they came up with their username.
I'll bump this thread again, for the same reason.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:15 PM   #110
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Moldy floor + Jay(me) = answer to post
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:47 PM   #111
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Roofmaster417 the name of my Roofing Company.

Too many Roofing Companies named Roofmasters so use Roofmaster417 with 417 being the area code I service.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #112
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:41 PM   #113
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Allow me to briefly outline the etymology of my name and strip away one of its layers of its irony, as well.

People began referring to me as "Vinny" because my real first name is Vincent. This was not without irony because I am black and grew up near the western border of Chicago in the Elmwood Park / Oak Park areas, which are predominantly Italian-American. My charming Italian friends were treating me as if I were paisan, despite the long-standing animus between blacks and Italians in that particular locale. And just to show you that I am not a hard-hearted man, I will tell you that I took this nickname kindly.

I am a natural-born tinkerer and all-around Mr. Fix It. In addition, my father was a paint contractor and later *worked for a large distributor of paint additives and packaging materials. He was quite an adroit handyman as well, and, fortunately, he imparted all his wisdom upon me. Hence: “Handy.”

If you have any further questions or concerns about my background, please see my profile or my blog. Thanks.

(Be advised that inappropriate comments are no longer allowed in the comments section on my blog. Law enforcement has been informed of previous instances of harassment and is in possession of the perpetrators' IP addresses, which I willingly provided. Again, thank you.)

(*As a side note: My father's employment was terminated due to alleged misappropriation of funds. He died an unjustly shamed man. Litigation is ongoing.)
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Old 01-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #114
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Jim F. First name (nickname for James) and last iniitial. Not very original I'm afraid but now I'm stuck with it. I may have spent a little time and come up with something more creative but I was pretty anxious for answers at the time as I recall.

P.S. Vinny, your blog is a hoot. Very funny stuff on there. You should add some more. Who here can ever forget the tile over the carpet bit. I LMAO seriously. My brother-in-law did something similar years ago where people would write to him for advice and he would give the most outragious answers you could imagine.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #115
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P.S. Vinny, your blog is a hoot. Very funny stuff on there. You should add some more. Who here can ever forget the tile over the carpet bit. I LMAO seriously. My brother-in-law did something similar years ago where people would write to him for advice and he would give the most outragious answers you could imagine.
Dear readers:

My initial response to Jim F's postscript was one of appreciation. I detected the sarcasm, however, upon a second reading. Yes, it appears as if in Jim F's comments we have yet another case of ridicule masquerading as advocacy. How unfortunate.

If I was talking to Jim F right now, I would thank him for participating in this thread, even though my private response is a little more nuanced than that. And, since he is familiar with my blog and purports to be a fan of it, I might also ask Jim F if he happens to be "JimboCrow" who left some extremely unpalatable and unprincipled remarks in one of the comment threads.

(My blogging activities have been temporarily suspended until I have finished addressing some urgent matters with regard to comments. I.e., you will only find old posts there. Thank you.)
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:51 PM   #116
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Nope, it's not a tribute to Pete Maravich. It's because I enjoy hunting and I'm too lazy to tote around a long gun.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:56 PM   #117
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Dear readers:

My initial response to Jim F's postscript was one of appreciation. I detected the sarcasm, however, upon a second reading. Yes, it appears as if in Jim F's comments we have yet another case of ridicule masquerading as advocacy. How unfortunate.

If I was talking to Jim F right now, I would thank him for participating in this thread, even though my private response is a little more nuanced than that. And, since he is familiar with my blog and purports to be a fan of it, I might also ask Jim F if he happens to be "JimboCrow" who left some extremely unpalatable and unprincipled remarks in one of the comment threads.

(My blogging activities have been temporarily suspended until I have finished addressing some urgent matters with regard to comments. I.e., you will only find old posts there. Thank you.)
No Vinny I have left no comments on your blog. In fact last night was the first time I looked at it after following your link. I'm not sure which part of my response you thought was sarcastic. I was serious about suggesting that you follow up on the humerous side of the responses you have received to date. I wish my brother-in-laws site was still up and running I would sent you a link to show you what I mean. The world needs to laugh, probably now more that ever before.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #118
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I"m a 5th generation blacksmith, and when I was living and working in France, people couldn't pronounce my name, Ray... to them, and me, it sounded funny. The french word for hammer is "marteau", so I became "le Marteau". Ray the Hammer just stuck after that ( Marty wasn't going to work). People stared calling me Ray the Hammer as if "the Hammer" was my last name, and there you go.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:55 PM   #119
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Got a job with a cash register company in the early 90's that serviced an obsolete line of DTS cash registers from the 70's and early 80's. The picture is one of their last models, there were older ones, but can't find pics on the internet.
Became a master of them while PC based POS systems were coming into the market in the early 90's.
Soon named by coworkers The DTSMAN.

Pictured is a DTS-2100 series register.

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:55 PM   #120
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oh'mike--I originally came here as mikeswoods--but for some reason my password quit working.

So I thought--people are always saying,"oh,Mike---can I--"

So I changed the name to oh'mike---

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