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Category Archives: Nerds
Trivia du Jour: Name that Sax
Came across this oddity today. Can any name this square-keyed sax maker? This stumped my friends on Facebook. Let’s see how my WordPress readers do.
Posted in Art, Facebook, Hobbies, My World, Nerds, Photograph, Repair, Saxophone, Woodwind Forum, WordPress Tagged trivia Leave a comment
Eppelshiem & Reese C Soprano Sax Redux
Here’s a recent update from my Gandalfe buys an Eppelsheim & Reese C Soprano post of two years ago. This advice comes from a professional musician and I still need to get permission to attribute this to him. But I … Continue reading
Posted in Band, Collectable, Conn-o-sax, Hobbies, Music, Music Instruments, My World, Nerds, Recorder, Saxophone Tagged Bob Carpenter, Eppelsheim, Erk Greiffenhagen, Inc., International Woodwinds, Laksar Reese, Warburton Mouthpiece, Yanagisawa 1 Comment
For Your Consideration: Time to Switch to Hotmail?
Hotmail has come a long way in the last few years. I have accounts in so many services but my fav is Hotmail. For me, a guy that runs four musical groups from Big Bands to sax quartets, the calendar … Continue reading
Posted in Community, Computers and Internet, Hotmail, In the news..., Microsoft, My World, Nerds, review, Technology Tagged Calendar, email, group, hacker, management, Office, PC Magazine, spam, tools, USA Today Leave a comment
Balancing work and kids ~ real advice for real life
In my travels for Microsoft I often get asked about work/home life balance. Having come from 20 years in the military, I really wanted to find a job where I could create a successful and satisfying balance. I think I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Education, Gigs, Health and wellness, In the news..., Lifestyle, Microsoft, My World, Nerds, Playtime, Research, retirement, Theory Tagged JobsBlog 3 Comments
Your Neighborhood: Where Americans Are Moving?
Forbes provides a fascinating snapshot of what the status of movement is for anywhere in the United States in the Map: Where Americans Are Moving article. As I look at this map (more black than red) I infer that more … Continue reading
Posted in Community, In the news..., My World, Nerds, News and politics, retirement, Statistics, United States Tagged Forbes, Guy Kawasaki, neighborhood 3 Comments
The Typewriter: Icon or just Art?
As I explore the world of WordPress I keep seeing pictures of old typewriters, just a shot of some of the keys, or even antique typesetting pieces. I purchased an old typewriter last year off eBay to use as a … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Bicycles, Blog, Hobbies, Nerds, Oddities, Photograph, Saxophone, Vintage, Woodwind Forum, WordPress, Writing Tagged '57 Wasp, Conn, f mezzo, harmonium, pump organ, Schwinn, typewriter 2 Comments
TED: Alban Wesly and Calefax Quintet
Randy presents this stellar video to his friends on facebook and what a great find. For those of you who don’t know TED is they are a site that promotes “Ideas worth Spreading”. It is dedicated to presenting very educational … Continue reading
Posted in Clarinet, International, Music, Music Instruments, Nerds, Oddities, Saxophone, YouTube Tagged Alban Wesly, Amsterdam, bass clarinet, bassoon, Calefax Quintet, English horn, TED Leave a comment
Exercise for Nerds:
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5- kg potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as … Continue reading
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Windows Live Calendar – Killer App for Bands?
I have started using the Windows Live Calendar to track my off work activities. I use Microsoft Exchange and Outlook at work. With recent improvements I’m now eager to recommend the Live Calendar. Here’s how mine looks for the next … Continue reading
Posted in Band, Band Management, Computers and Internet, Microsoft, Mobile, Nerds Tagged Calendar, Windows Live 2 Comments