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Dec. 16th, 2002 | 12:33 am

I feel quite different from the rest of the world.

Last weekend it felt like a good idea to cut the corporate logos off of some fraction of my clothing as well as try and compute how much money I've given to the companies trying to extend copyrights back into infinity. (inspired by Lessig's Free Culture. I really need to stop procrastinating and join the EFF.

This weekend (after a birthday party on saturday) included managing to get SSL working on my jabber server and making progress at getting the icq transport enabled. (Sometimes I wonder why I consider these things important).

Also I dusted off my tini and almost managed to plug it in. I'm hoping to use it to shift my X10 home automation controller and temperature sensors off of my "server" to it, freeing up two serial ports. That way I can plug my voice modem back in and use perhaps use it to provide voice mail instead of paying pacbell.

And the other serial port, could be either an RS-485 network or an IR interface. (yes, this means I've got potential uses for at least 6 serial ports).

That's the other odd thing, I recently found my self stressing about buying a pressure cooker because I wouldn't know where to put it. Yet I had another round of tech lust and was contemplating buying an <a href="http://www.smarthome.com/3003.html>RS-485 controlled keypad</a> which I can use for controlling my "home automation" network. (which truly I don't need, though having lights start from their dimmest setting and slowly brighten is really nice. Not to mention, I still entertain the fantasy that I'll be able to walk in and say "computer, lights 30%" and have it happen).

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Happy Fun Nuala

cutting off logos

from: hfnuala
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 02:42 am (UTC)
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My partner does that all the time. I'm lucky, in that the clothes I like tend not to have obvious logos, but it does seem to be harder to avoid in men's clothing. I laugh at him when he does it, but I mostly do admire his dedication.

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Diane Trout

Re: cutting off logos

from: alienghic
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 10:36 pm (UTC)
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I try to avoid it, but there's an outdoor wear company out here that makes reasonably nice stuff... It just has their corporate markings all over it. (Also the bike panniers I got had a logo on them....)

Out of curiosity do you know how he removes embroidered logos? I was being somewhat worried that with the high stitch count if you removed it there'd be a pretty obvious pattern.

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Robin

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from: solri
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 04:43 am (UTC)
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How about a revosta instead of a pressure cooker. Very energy-efficient and can be used to cook just about anything.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 10:43 pm (UTC)
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Pray tell, what is a revosta? I did a google search and didn't come up with anything meaningful.

Actually the reason for the pressure cooker is because it can cook rice and beans much faster. There's several recipies in my vegan cookbook I skip because I don't want to wait the 45 minutes it takes to properly cook brown rice. Also if I could cook dried beans relatively quickly then I can switch to using bulk (dried) beans instead of canned beans.

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the Edward

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from: thedward
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 06:46 am (UTC)
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Whenever I meet someone who is wearing a shirt with a big "Gap" or "Old Navy" logo, I find myself wanting to say, "So, how do you like working for ?" ; "Oh, you don't work there? Are they just paying to advertise for them then?" ; "Oh; I see. You are paying them to advertise for them. Got it" ; I've resisted the urge so far. :)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Dec. 16th, 2002 10:39 pm (UTC)
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In the most recent issue of adbusters that I received there was a letter about removing logos.

Guy shows up at some meeting, to find that before he can go in all the logos on his clothes must be removed.

He protests a bit, but the woman doing the cleansing asks, "Are you a cow?"

"No", he replies.

"Then why are you branded?"

(I found the pun/sentiment amusing at least.)

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