@johntp A guy I know fell for a similar alert on his computer. He's older but that's still no reason for anyone to not know the basic protective measures to avoid cyber scammers. They actually told him they couldn't charge the amount needed to unfreeze his computer(yes, they were able to freeze it), because it was above some threshold, but could take a check. All he had to do was.....by the time he had told us THAT we were like "Go to your bank NOW." He actually got mad at us, thinking we didn't know what we were talking about!
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RE: Microsoft for Reals or Scam? HELP!
RE: Something of Interest: My Nephew's Podcast "Histor Uncensored"
@jgill guess you'll have to listen to the podcast to find the answer.
Something of Interest: My Nephew's Podcast "Histor Uncensored"
He's just started it, but has just 1K followers. I'm listening for the first time right now and feel bad I procrastinated.
In the newest cast, he refers to Regain as "that.stupid.twat....." If for nothing else, that should get some going.
I'm Considering Selling ClimbAddict Designs
As many of you know, I have been operating a small climbing-centric business, ClimbAddict Designs, for several years. ClimbAddict Designs is primarily a chalkbag maker/seller at this point, although there is also a print-on-demand component offering climbing graphics on apparel and giftware. The chalkbags have a great reputation as being larger than most commercially available designs and well made.
I've worked it at a cottage industry level, i.e., it's not a money machine, though there is potential for it to expand if someone is motivated to do so. ClimbAddict could be a great addition to a clothing line, or a collection of packs and small gear bags, or chalkbags could be manufactured at a production line level instead of small-run patterns finished with hand-stitching.
Because my other business, Talisman Shops, has been receiving more and more of my efforts, I think it's time to consider letting go of ClimbAddict, and I'd like to see someone else take it up rather than close it completely or continue as I am with limited time available for it.
I'm preparing now for adding some patterns for the fall/winter 2019/2020 season, so will have new offerings available in October, and can transition with a new owner pretty fluidly for whatever time frame seems right.
What's Up for Consideration:
The ClimbAddict Chalkbag brand, current inventory, some raw materials and supplier information, web address, several social media profiles. Also proprietary information on patterns/construction, and transition phase consulting. Up-to-date, well-stocked E-Commerce shop on Etsy, with solid reputation and 5-star rating. Go to ClimbAddictDesigns.Etsy.com to veiw the shop and products. The brand does have an operation website/blog, but a new owner would be better served developing new ones as the look is outdated.
Potential for taking over the print-on-demand component of ClimbAddict Designs. This includes access to operation of online shops on CafePress and Zazzle and their currently uploaded designs only. Graphic Art files are no longer available.
Some questions can be answered here, but I may prefer to converse privately, and will advise if that's the case. Inquiries can be directed to Terrie at ClimbAddictDesigns@gmail.com or message me here.
RE: Van Build
COSTWAY Car Freezer, 63 Quart Compressor Travel Refrigerator - wow , the price is less than I expected. Of course, one needs the system to run it... I think you would be fine to turn off at night, just don't open after shut down.
RE: Van Build
@NickG Interesting - The really only reason I want a fridge is for meat, cold drinks and ice cream. As it is, if I make a meat dish, I have to eat within two meals or don't feel comfy. I DO go with NO fridge or even ice in a cooler, with no problems since 2010, but meat...gotta be careful. Vegetables/cheese/eggs/butter - they don't go bad. Just slice off the mushy, moldy, crusty - hahaha. But....ice cream....
RE: Van vs Pickup w/Camper Question
@toby Thanks for the mention on top-heavy. I'll have to keep that in mind.
I've done the desert for several years, and when they chopped down the ONLY shade tree available in town, which allowed one to park under for the dog so could go climbing, that was the end of JT climbing for me.
I do okay with my dog for the most part, but in the van, once it's April it's simply too hot in southern CA/AZ/southern UT, which is my stomping grounds. This last spring was the first time I could stay in Sedona, and it was so great.
I talked to one guy about a rebuilt engine and he said "not me." The body is still okay, but it is starting to rust and each year I have to visit family in salty roads WI., so it's going to get worse.
Anyway - I do like the van set up. Campers are cute, but all the cabinetry is such a waste. I'd like to get an old one and gut it. Bed platform with storage beneath and a countertop for workspace & inclimate weather cooking, and that's it.
Van vs Pickup w/Camper Question
I am hoping to get another winter out of the van, but eventually there will come the time when I need a replacement.
Everyone who knows me knows that budget is minimal, so although I would LIKE to have a hightop van of the Promaster/Sprinter variety, it's not likely to happen.
My current van is a 1990 E-150 hightop, and I would like just a little more space. So, I'm thinking the possibility of a pickup with a slide on camper with the over-cab bed(which I would convert to storage, and make the bed in the lower section).
Question - How do campers feel when it comes to being hot inside for the dog, compared to a conversion van with privacy shades on windows, which is my current thing?
I go to the southwest and come late March have to be careful to park under shade so as to manage temps for my dog and also if I am hanging in the van during the day. Park with front window away from sun, cover front and front side windows, and make sure the privacy shades are drawn. By mid April, if I can't find a good shade spot, I simply can't do it safely.
If a camper is similar - then I can consider a camper as an option. But I have to wonder. With the van, there's even a significant difference between temps atop the bed, and on the floor. I can't imagine an open camper has that variance.