August 15th, 2013
I just thought I would post some information for people who have older parents to care for. I think the elderly people need more of our company. They have contributed all their life to ourselves and the society, they should be well cared! My mom has set a good example for me, she takes good care of my grandparents. My cousins too are a good example. When their parents asked them if they can get home care for them and for their grandmother, right away, they searched online for the best home care in Portland.
My cousins were able to find Elder Care Portland company for their parents and grandmother in greater Portland area. They said that they are happy with their service. At Your Home Care, LLC has been caring for clients for over thirteen years in their homes. They have been using At Your Home Care, LLC for about 2 years, 24/7. It was quite pricey but a godsend since my cousins are 1000 miles away from their parents and grandmother, and they needed the care longterm. They also help the elders on how to use the internet, and how to email photos to family members. Many elders are barely computer literate, but know they’re not using them efficiently or correctly. The elderly also tend to dislike nursing homes. My great-grandmother lived till 84 or so, unable to walk or do daily activities, without ever being in a home and preferred her caretaker over a nursing home.
The older people are not only a treasury of experience, custom, living culture of this world, but also a glue to connect family member/the next generation. Imagine that once your grandparents passed away, the home-away members who are residing in another places would rarely come home to visit you and your parents. We have to be filial! Everyone can be old, so try your best to take care of the elderly people! Spend your weekend with them, listen to them, chat your life story with them…If you are not by their side, call them as often as you can, also don’t forget to go home and visit them!
August 3rd, 2013
The roto cases have a removable back “door” rather than a clamshell cover. Not as water and dust resistant as the ATA style. Also, the door affords less room to access back connectors. The early roto cases had molded in handles rather than inset ones, not sure about the currrent ones. IMO, SKB cases are only worthy for basic car transport, or racking stuff that doesn’t get moved a lot. They don’t truck pack well, the hardware gets tweaked easily, and the mounting rails are sketchy for
heavy power amps and the like. I got my 7 exciting skb at musicians friend , and they’ve served me pretty well. I’d hate to see what happens if I ever drop one though.
July 21st, 2013
Do you want to use spiked racks and stands on hardwood floor, through carpet, without damaging the hardwood floor?
Basically the use of spikes is to put as high a lb/sq inch loading on as small an area as possible to minimize vibrations thru that contact area. Theoretically you do not really want the spikes to “couple” to the medium that is transmitting the vibrations. A thin piece of brass shim stock at the contact points would do, and blunting the ends of the spike a tad would stop them from piercing the shim stock and marking the floor , yet letting them still have a very high pressure loaded but small contact area. Thus making a “bottleneck” (to put it rather simply) in the vibration transmission path.
The use of spiking to stop cabinet movement because of cone movement is a bit of overkill. Considering the mass of the cabinetry vs the mass of the cone and inertial effects etc.
June 28th, 2013
Here are some dance recital gifts ideas if you are looking to give a dance recital gift to a family member or a friend.
- A gift certificate to her/his favorite store or restaurant
-A bouquet of flowers
- A box of her/his favorite chocolate
- A book (if she/he likes reading)
- A necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings
Of course, if you want to get her/him a dance-related item, you could order a unique dance recital gifts and tell her on the day of the recital, “I got you a gift, and it hasn’t shipped yet. I’ll get it to you soon!”
June 8th, 2013
When my friend got his Alto, he also looked at the protec cases at Guitar Center. He got the most wonderful case for his Alto. It has very plush, thick fabric all over the inside, much plusher and thicker than the felt in other cases I have seen. The “fur” is about 1″ deep if you draw it out, and the horn sinks into it..
The case is not totally open and empty inside with a notch for the end of the horn to fit into and a small partition for stuff like most cases. You open the case and the surface that the fabric is on is flush with the opening of the case. There is a part where the shape of a saxophone has been indented into it, which holds the horn snugly on all sides, but underneath the thick furry soft stuff it is not hard. It has an amount of give or springiness that almost feels like that padding that you put underneath carpet. Of course, if you push hard enough you will hit something underneath. It almost feels like it was carved out of a solid piece of wood, but it’s way too light.
May 22nd, 2013
I’ve loved every second of playing with my Korg Monotron this year. Especially when hooked up to Echoboy. I purchased my korg monotron at guitar center. But the time has come to put some accurate takes down and my fudge fingers keep getting in the way. I’ve tried a plectrum (pretty good for expression but not so accurate) and an ear-bud (accurate but flimsy). So I tried a regular pen, and it works.
May 10th, 2013
A few months ago I started printing my return addresses on envelopes directly on my printer, but after printing a batch of maybe 100 envelopes, for a few seconds after the machine said “Cooling device, please wait…”. I had never seen it say that before. So I went online and had my envelope printing done by Printing America. The envelope printing from printingamerica.com is the best in my opinion. I am very happy with their service. Fast and reliable.
April 24th, 2013
I have suffered from these difficult dowels, especially on cylinder studs, and have tried WD40 and easy outs with limited success. The dowels pins are delicate, and any deformation renders them useless. I recommend buying pins. They are not that expensive. To help prevent this problem, I recommend the following. Replace any studs or dowels that show corrosion. This is the main reason they stick.
Take a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the cylinder or case hole. Wrap a layer of 400 grit sandpaper around the tip (not the drilling end), and lightly hone the hole. When you reassemble, pack the dowel area and stud with grease. This will help prevent the dowel corrosion. I was at Home Depot the other day and saw a clever plumbers tool. It slipped inside a pipe, and when turned, the splined tip “cammed out” to grip the pipe ID. It works similar to a stud remover. If they make one small enough, it may work well on the dowels.
April 6th, 2013
I’ve always wondered why there are a lot of different cigars and cigarettes in the market. For the non-smoker there may be no difference but for those who prefer some certain taste, there are certain brand of cigarettes and cigars that they buy. Sometimes there are small differences that make a smoker choose a certain product over the other. Of course you’ll have to try them in order to find out which of them would suit your taste. A lot of times, when a new taste is experienced, they are always longed for and that may be the reason smokers keep coming back for their favorite smokes from their dealers.
March 31st, 2013
Planet Waves has be come my favorite capo of all time. Easy to use and doesn’t harm neck as some capos do.
The Shubb is well made, but it is not the best design because you have to guess on the tension needed before closing the lever. If you guess wrong you squeeze the neck possibly marking it. I’ve done it on one of my acoustics and it is a maddening mistake that you can’t take back. To some extent that was user error, but if someone who knows as much about guitars as I do makes the error then others will too and it only takes once.
With the Planet Waves NS capo you have the least amount of tension necessary to fret the strings. You start with zero tension and work your way up until there is no buzz. It never clamps down like spring and lever designs. It works more like real fingers and doesn’t go sharp. It is also much more low profile than most other designs.