MarkDaSpark


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PoSt away folks!


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cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of April 7th

Spring has sprung! The Cherry Blossoms are blooming! Why not pop open some bubbly and share with your wine drinking brethren? Host a Get-Together in your area!

April
4/19: Ohio Wine.Woot Table at the Wine Dinner
TBD: SoCal #25: Pasta-making! - Lakewood - TBD (April/May)

May
5/4: NorCal: Vincent Arroyo Open House
TBD: Mid-May Somewhere Between Western NY and Cleveland

June
6/1: NorCal Classified Bordeaux Tasting

Pending
TBD: SeaTac & Western Washington Interest Thread.
TBD: NYC Tasting #??: A Tribute (interest thread)
TBD: Dallas #11



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otolith


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ddeuddeg wrote:



Thanks for the helpful info.

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bhodilee


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otolith wrote:Thanks for the helpful info.



Yes, the foundation had issues, the layout was done by cracked out chimpanzees, whoever did the drywalling (possibly the chimps) is the worst drywaller I've ever encountered. I'd give 50 for that house and I'd have to put 150 into it just to make it livable. Pass...

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otolith


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Anyone have any experience using at Drobo NAS? I tried a seagate, and found it less than optimal. In fact, I can't even connect the seagate, now, and I'd really like to get my pics off it...

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MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:Anyone have any experience using at Drobo NAS? I tried a seagate, and found it less than optimal. In fact, I can't even connect the seagate, now, and I'd really like to get my pics off it...



Stats and info on Seagate unit ... model, connection (wired/wireless), powered off (30 secs.)/on, etc. would help.



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otolith


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Stats and info on Seagate unit ... model, connection (wired/wireless), powered off (30 secs.)/on, etc. would help.



Will get the to you tonight...thinking of buying the drobo on lightning deals right now...

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HitAnyKey42


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North316 wrote:Ok all of you travelers out there. Just booked some flights on Southwest for my trip to Vegas/New Mexico later in the month. Southwest has an option to pay $15 per seat, per flight for early bird check-in. Is this really necessary as long as I am willing to sign-in when the check-in window opens 24 hours before the flight time?



I've pretty much also always bought the early bird checkin, and especially on return flights, but usually also on the other flights too. But now that they've bumped their price from $10 to $12.50 (it shouldn't be $15 for you, so I'm hoping you just mis-quoted) I'm not so sure I'm going to do it all the time anymore.
This one just seems to be one of those convenience fees that I'm actually ok with paying. I pay it less for the nearly guaranteed A boarding spot, but more for the convenience of not having to jump online at the 24-hr mark to check in.

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North316


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:I've pretty much also always bought the early bird checkin, and especially on return flights, but usually also on the other flights too. But now that they've bumped their price from $10 to $12.50 (it shouldn't be $15 for you, so I'm hoping you just mis-quoted) I'm not so sure I'm going to do it all the time anymore.
This one just seems to be one of those convenience fees that I'm actually ok with paying. I pay it less for the nearly guaranteed A boarding spot, but more for the convenience of not having to jump online at the 24-hr mark to check in.



It is $12.50, that was my mistake. The fee itself isn't a big deal, but at the same time, I have no problem with logging in 24 hours before the flight, if it gets me the same basic result.

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chipgreen


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North316 wrote:It is $12.50, that was my mistake. The fee itself isn't a big deal, but at the same time, I have no problem with logging in 24 hours before the flight, if it gets me the same basic result.


Where are you staying in Vegas?

MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:Will get the to you tonight...thinking of buying the drobo on lightning deals right now...



Just be aware that it doesn't normally come with the HDD. (And still doesn't there either!)


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We are getting an "Obama Traffic Jama" here with his speech from the U of Hartford this evening.

Half of my staff has left to work from home to avoid it. And I am heading out shortly, as my normal commute is right by the university.

Part of the fun of a Presidential visit I guess.

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otolith


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Just be aware that it doesn't normally come with the HDD. (And still doesn't there either!)



I'm aware. I just want a NAS that works, and works well! The seagate, it doesn't work so hot...

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polarbear22


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otolith wrote:I'm aware. I just want a NAS that works, and works well! The seagate, it doesn't work so hot...


What problems are you having with the Seagate? When did it start? Mine seems to be working fine, but I have not tried to get many files off of it. Mainly using it to back-up a few computers.

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bahwm


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With our new phones, we also decided to get the Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack: We can now have our own personal hotspot! I am actually posting using this hotspot on my own laptop at school.

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North316


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chipgreen wrote:Where are you staying in Vegas?



Haven't fully decided that. Probably the Luxor for half/all of the trip, as it is convenient to the wedding/reception we are going to at Mandalay Bay, and I don't want to pay Mandalay Bay hotel prices. Debating switching mid-week to a different hotel in the middle or other end of the strip though for the second half of the trip. First time in Vegas, so its all a crap-shoot (pun intended) for me.

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otolith


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polarbear22 wrote:What problems are you having with the Seagate? When did it start? Mine seems to be working fine, but I have not tried to get many files off of it. Mainly using it to back-up a few computers.



I cannot get any of my computers to recognize the drive. The TV does, but not the computer. Even tried it on a friend's network, and it wouldn't work on his, either. Then, I tried to hook it up directly, but the USB port on the back of it is a Type A, not Type B. I had to order a USB A-A cable. :rolleyes:

Then, the other HD that has most of the pics, I installed/rebuilt the computer, and installed the old HD, and, of course, it won't see all the old files on the drive...Anyone know of some software to use so I can look at the drive and get the data off it?

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mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:With our new phones, we also decided to get the Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack: We can now have our own personal hotspot! I am actually posting using this hotspot on my own laptop at school.



nice!!

rjquillin


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otolith wrote:Anyone know of some software to use so I can look at the drive and get the data off it?

Got a linux box handy?

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otolith


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rjquillin wrote:Got a linux box handy?

Nope. Will probably throw it in a external HD container and try that way...

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rjquillin


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otolith wrote:Nope. Will probably throw it in a external HD container and try that way...

ok, I just realized 'linux box' could have implied a physical box the disk is mounted in, rather than a computer running the linux operating system. Linux is pretty good about recognizing various file systems, and having the capability to mount them and read files.

Windoz, otoh...

This didn't happen to be a disk with some form of propitiatory security software installed or present in the enclosure it's currently housed in did it?


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otolith


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rjquillin wrote:ok, I just realized 'linux box' could have implied a physical box the disk is mounted in, rather than a computer running the linux operating system. Linux is pretty good about recognizing various file systems, and having the capability to mount them and read files.

Windoz, otoh...

This didn't happen to be a disk with some form of propitiatory security software installed or present in the enclosure it's currently housed in did it?


No linux systems at home. I knew what you meant. : )

No proprietary software was installed. Just took the old drive from the old computer, rebuilt the new computer, and took the old drive and put it in the new computer. Got said computer to recognize the drive, but it will not recognize the files, and I haven't tried to find any software that could help me identify it.

So, the 2 HD that have a lot of my data, pics, etc. are not being very nice right now...so, the reason I'm looking for a better backup solution for home. Once I get that figured out, I should probably figure out how to back things up to some sort of cloud/online place.

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kylemittskus


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North316 wrote:Haven't fully decided that. Probably the Luxor for half/all of the trip, as it is convenient to the wedding/reception we are going to at Mandalay Bay, and I don't want to pay Mandalay Bay hotel prices. Debating switching mid-week to a different hotel in the middle or other end of the strip though for the second half of the trip. First time in Vegas, so its all a crap-shoot (pun intended) for me.



FWIW, when we to to Vegas, we stay at Luxor. It's conveniently located, fun to gamble at, and reasonably priced. Man, I need to go back to Vegas. It's been too long.

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tdedek


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otolith wrote:No linux systems at home. I knew what you meant. : )

No proprietary software was installed. Just took the old drive from the old computer, rebuilt the new computer, and took the old drive and put it in the new computer. Got said computer to recognize the drive, but it will not recognize the files, and I haven't tried to find any software that could help me identify it.

So, the 2 HD that have a lot of my data, pics, etc. are not being very nice right now...so, the reason I'm looking for a better backup solution for home. Once I get that figured out, I should probably figure out how to back things up to some sort of cloud/online place.



You could try a program called Recover My Files. My guys use it at work quite often to pull files from file systems that have been corrupted or drives that were inadvertently formatted for whatever reason...clients sometimes find themselves in the weirdest predicaments of their own doing. We have pulled files that existed prior to multiple drive formats and have saved some expensive third party lab recoveries for corrupted drives/file systems. I believe you can download a free trial to see if it can at least find what you are looking for but will not allow full recovery unless you purchase ($40 I think?). Might be worth a shot.

mommadeb1


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kylemittskus wrote:FWIW, when we to to Vegas, we stay at Luxor. It's conveniently located, fun to gamble at, and reasonably priced. Man, I need to go back to Vegas. It's been too long.



I like to stay at the Elantra formally known as the Planet Hollywood towers. It is almost dead center of the strip. granted it is behind the Planet Hollywood casino easy to get to. Really nice rooms.

Itwdswafo


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bahwm wrote:With our new phones, we also decided to get the Verizon 4G LTE Jetpack: We can now have our own personal hotspot! I am actually posting using this hotspot on my own laptop at school.



Your school doesn't have wifi??? Though... you just might be lucky enough that Google might start doing it for you any way

In other news.... Just graduated into a larger wine storage locker. How does this happen!?!?

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Itwdswafo wrote:
In other news.... Just graduated into a larger wine storage locker. How does this happen!?!?

Easy, you don't drink enough!
PM for ya as well.

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bahwm


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Itwdswafo wrote:Your school doesn't have wifi??? Though... you just might be lucky enough that Google might start doing it for you any way

In other news.... Just graduated into a larger wine storage locker. How does this happen!?!?


We've got wifi at school, but you have to be on a school computer to access it. Never mind that I have a much better piece of equipment that is prone to fewer viruses, etc. They will not allow me to access the wifi with my own personal computer. (I'll have to check you link. Thanks! And, congrats on the larger wine locker!)

One of the main reasons that we decided to pick up the hotspot, is that next year, after being in the district for 23 years, I will no longer have my own classroom, I will have to travel to different classrooms on a cart and I will be lucky if I will be able to have my own workspace that includes my own desk and file cabinet! I may have to kiss my bookcase good-bye. The so-called workspace will probably be a shared space--possibly with 5 others from my department. Plus, it is likely to be a small workspace! I have absolutely no idea where I am going to store all of my materials and supplies. Our principal "assumes" that we all have basements where we can store our materials--there is no room at school. (He has no idea about the amount of wine that we have in our "cellar"/basement!) We will be adding 340 6th grade students in a building that already includes 640 7th & 8th graders! I so can't wait . . . :worried:

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MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:I'm aware. I just want a NAS that works, and works well! The seagate, it doesn't work so hot...



Just wanted to make sure you knew it.


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MarkDaSpark


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otolith wrote:No linux systems at home. I knew what you meant. : )

No proprietary software was installed. Just took the old drive from the old computer, rebuilt the new computer, and took the old drive and put it in the new computer. Got said computer to recognize the drive, but it will not recognize the files, and I haven't tried to find any software that could help me identify it.

So, the 2 HD that have a lot of my data, pics, etc. are not being very nice right now...so, the reason I'm looking for a better backup solution for home. Once I get that figured out, I should probably figure out how to back things up to some sort of cloud/online place.



Did you move the cable jumper on it? Sometimes you need to move the jumper depending on where the old drive is located on the cable. Master/Slave.


What was the old PC OS? And what is the new PC OS?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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MarkDaSpark


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bahwm wrote:We've got wifi at school, but you have to be on a school computer to access it. Never mind that I have a much better piece of equipment that is prone to fewer viruses, etc. They will not allow me to access the wifi with my own personal computer. (I'll have to check you link. Thanks! And, congrats on the larger wine locker!)

One of the main reasons that we decided to pick up the hotspot, is that next year, after being in the district for 23 years, I will no longer have my own classroom, I will have to travel to different classrooms on a cart and I will be lucky if I will be able to have my own workspace that includes my own desk and file cabinet! I may have to kiss my bookcase good-bye. The so-called workspace will probably be a shared space--possibly with 5 others from my department. Plus, it is likely to be a small workspace! I have absolutely no idea where I am going to store all of my materials and supplies. Our principal "assumes" that we all have basements where we can store our materials--there is no room at school. (He has no idea about the amount of wine that we have in our "cellar"/basement!) We will be adding 340 6th grade students in a building that already includes 640 7th & 8th graders! I so can't wait . . . :worried:



Just wow. Makes you wonder about the school/district administrators.

I'd ask for storage fees if I had to store my teaching materials at home and not at the school!


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bahwm


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Just wow. Makes you wonder about the school/district administrators.

I'd ask for storage fees if I had to store my teaching materials at home and not at the school!


Ha! How about "moving" fees?

The crazy thing is that they are "closing" one of the elementary buildings but will still be housing one grade level in that building! They will also be re-configuring a number of our classrooms to house those of us who will be travelers and the additional staff. Our middle school will be 6, 7, & 8 and the other middle school will be 5 - 8. At least I won't be doing Art on a Cart on a daily basis!

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otolith


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Did you move the cable jumper on it? Sometimes you need to move the jumper depending on where the old drive is located on the cable. Master/Slave.


What was the old PC OS? And what is the new PC OS?


I'm thinking I put the jumper in the wrong spot...
Old PC was XP Pro, new is Windows 7 pro. NTSF file system.

NAS is a Seagate 2TB GoFlex Home agent. Will try USB connection later when the bambinos are in bed...

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--John Muir

mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:We've got wifi at school, but you have to be on a school computer to access it. Never mind that I have a much better piece of equipment that is prone to fewer viruses, etc. They will not allow me to access the wifi with my own personal computer. (I'll have to check you link. Thanks! And, congrats on the larger wine locker!)

One of the main reasons that we decided to pick up the hotspot, is that next year, after being in the district for 23 years, I will no longer have my own classroom, I will have to travel to different classrooms on a cart and I will be lucky if I will be able to have my own workspace that includes my own desk and file cabinet! I may have to kiss my bookcase good-bye. The so-called workspace will probably be a shared space--possibly with 5 others from my department. Plus, it is likely to be a small workspace! I have absolutely no idea where I am going to store all of my materials and supplies. Our principal "assumes" that we all have basements where we can store our materials--there is no room at school. (He has no idea about the amount of wine that we have in our "cellar"/basement!) We will be adding 340 6th grade students in a building that already includes 640 7th & 8th graders! I so can't wait . . . :worried:



how crazy!!! what is the rational behind such madness?

chipgreen


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North316 wrote:Haven't fully decided that. Probably the Luxor for half/all of the trip, as it is convenient to the wedding/reception we are going to at Mandalay Bay, and I don't want to pay Mandalay Bay hotel prices. Debating switching mid-week to a different hotel in the middle or other end of the strip though for the second half of the trip. First time in Vegas, so its all a crap-shoot (pun intended) for me.


I stayed at Luxor the first time I went to Vegas. It's weird riding the elevators at an angle. I liked the Luxor casino better than the hotel but it was still nice.

You might want to check out Treasure Island, it's conveniently located and reasonably priced. If you flip the desk clerk a $20 and ask for a corner room on an upper floor, you'll have the best view of the strip. Actually the two best views of the strip, since you'll have walls with floor to ceiling windows facing both directions.

Plus you get to stand in the VIP area to watch the free "Sirens of TI" show. Bonus!

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If we're talking about value/location, the king of kings when it comes to hotels is Imperial Palace. Soooooooo dirty, but perfect if you're going with the guys. Dirt cheap, dead center of the strip, no dead bodies that you can see.

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chipgreen


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kylemittskus wrote:If we're talking about value/location, the king of kings when it comes to hotels is Imperial Palace. Soooooooo dirty, but perfect if you're going with the guys. Dirt cheap, dead center of the strip, no dead bodies that you can see.


lol, that you can see....

otolith


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rj, mark, etc, thanks for all of the input.

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kylemittskus


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chipgreen wrote:lol, that you can see....



You know that prostitues have been killed in some of the rooms. It's that kind of place. And by that I mean, it's an awesome kind of place for a bunch of dudes in Vegas.

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North316


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kylemittskus wrote:You know that prostitues have been killed in some of the rooms. It's that kind of place. And by that I mean, it's an awesome kind of place for a bunch of dudes in Vegas.



Well, my wife is going, so I will avoid that place hah.

I'm also open for suggestions on places to eat, both cheap and expensive (over 7 days I'm going to need good variety).

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