If I had my guess, I’d say these keys are from the 50′s or 60′s, and in the neighborhood of 50+ years old. I’m delighted by the fact that someone simply *lost* them in the basement, where they’ve sat all these many years… only to be found by us, decades later.
I found out last week that the Amazon Associates program has been re-opened for Illinois residents! In 2011, under the state’s Main Street Fairness Act (also known as the “Amazon Tax Law”), a merchant’s physical presence was redefined to include its affiliates. This law was aimed at companies like Amazon, in an attempt to force them to collect state sales tax on items purchased through regional affiliates (effectively making some online sales cheaper than local brick and mortar stores).
Early Saturday morning, Liz and I headed over to the Lincoln Park Conservatory to do a quick photo shoot. But today’s session was to be a little different – instead of it just being Liz, we were meeting up with Meg and Michelle (and Michelle’s husband, Mike).
Tonight, instead of working on the house, we focused on prepping our apartment. We still haven’t found new tenants, which is a good and bad thing: good in that we have someplace to stay that’s warm, while we work on the house; bad in that we’re double-paying for two locations, for the time being.
Lately, my hands have been getting pretty dry. And I’m talking more than just dry skin – I’ve got several fingertips that have split, and each one is like a very short but fairly deep paper cut. It’s a small annoyance, but it adds up. Thankfully typing hasn’t been problematic, but other things (like zippers or opening bags) tend to have a pinprick-like quality to them, in this condition.
I’ve been away from the computer the entire weekend, and just happened to spot this tidbit today: Amazon is looking to delivery packages via autonomous drones. It looks very much like an April Fool’s joke, but the more I see… the more I think this is an actual thing.
Bob, working on spraying the wood and floorboards. We’re holding off on the walls and floor, since we want to clean things with a power sprayer. But we’re going to have a plumber come in and install some floor drains, and then we can really give the place a proper cleaning.
A clean basement! The eventual goal is to relocate the furnace over in the corner, and open up the basement a lot more.
We spotted some videos online of people using a heat or infrared device to strip paint. Instead of slathering chemicals over the paint, these devices supposedly heat the paint and allow for easier separation.
A delicious pumpkin pie (somewhere, underneath all that whipped cream).
An Illusionist in Skyrim: Player Attempts to Finish Game With No Weapons or Armor, Using Nothing But Illusion Spells
An Illusionist in Skyrim is the attempt by Tom Francis to play the video game Skyrim using a character whose only skill is Illusion. He wears no armor, wields no weapons, and basically can’t directly attack anyone or anything in the game. All he’s got are illusion class spells.
When they were touring many years ago, Van Halen became infamous for having a specific request that no brown M&M’s were to be present backstage. Though I’ve heard the explanation before (and it’s a great one), this is the first time I’d heard David Lee Roth talk about it on camera.
A recent favorite group that I’ve found via Rdio is The Wallings Jr. Their latest album is entitled Before the War, and there are several songs that I’ve just been listening to, over and over. I take this as a good sign, as bands I fall for tend to move me into an obsessive listening loop for a few weeks.