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  1. Larry commented on Pearls Before Swine 21 days ago

    People please google “continuous ink supply system”. I’ve been using an Epson Photo R1800 for at least six years now, equipped from the start with this tank farm system. Last Sunday at a computer swap meet I paid $34 for eight 4oz. bottles (the R1800 is an eight color printer with extra wide carriage). Always wear disposable gloves when refilling the tanks. When you install a CISS kit you should also install something like the “InkRepublic Waste Ink Tube Kit”. After cleaning the print head many times, the waste ink pad will overflow and leak out the bottom of the printer. Also download the “SSC Service Utility” so you can reset the protection counter. Epson printers will lock up after the protection counter reaches its limit, forcing you to visit a printer repair place to reset the counter.

  2. Larry commented on Pearls Before Swine 5 months ago

    I was thinking it looked more like a tamer version of Frank Cho’s Liberty Meadows. To bad that one isn’t being drawn anymore.

  3. Larry commented on Working Daze 5 months ago

    If the earth is flipped horizontally in photoshop then it looks right with the shadows on the moon.

  4. Larry commented on The Other Coast 8 months ago

    100 bucks is cheap. A good antifouling bottom paint for a boat can cost around $300 and topside or hull above the waterline can cost up to $400 a gallon. That’s why a boat is a hole in the water that you pour lots of money into.

  5. Larry commented on Working Daze over 1 year ago

    The Commodore 64 was OK, but I really loved my Amiga 3000. You could do pre-emptive multi-tasking on just two megabytes of ram. The Amiga could display 4000 colors when the IBM could only do sixteen. Put a Video Toaster in an Amiga and you could do some awesome 3D animations with the Lightwave 3D modeling program. The Amiga OS didn’t have a registry like that crappy Micro Sloth, and your OS, Applications and Data could be in seperate partitions.

  6. Larry commented on Home and Away almost 2 years ago

    Last month I went from a flip phone to a new smart phone. Now I have to charge it every day instead of once a week, so it stays off most of the time. The manual for the new phone is 550 pages and an inch thick, but it can be downloaded to the phones memory.

  7. Larry commented on Cheap Thrills Cuisine almost 2 years ago

    Did anyone else notice the tomato in the second panel, but its not part of the recipe?

  8. Larry commented on Pearls Before Swine about 2 years ago

    Don’t forget the hopps. I like a strong India Pale Ale (like Stone IPA or Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA). As a kid I drank that Colorado Cool Aid, but now I want more flavor in my beer. I think it was one of the Monty Python crew that correctly described American beer as “like making love in a canoe, you know, f**cking close to water”.

  9. Larry commented on Arlo and Janis about 2 years ago

    Learning a foreign language could be easier than learning the vocabulary needed to converse on a sailboat. With a foreign language you are learning how to say in a different way, about something you already know.
    A bowline puts a loop on a rope that retains about 90 percent of the breaking strength. Only an eye splice retains 100 percent of the breaking strength. My first eye splice on double braid rope took over three hours. After doing a dozen for the Easy-Jacks on my mizen sail I was down to less than 90 minutes. I have learned many useful knots since I learned to sail, evan a better way to tie a knot in shoe laces.

  10. Larry commented on Arlo and Janis over 2 years ago

    A boat surveyor is worth every dollar you pay him. The hidden costs of owning an old wooden schooner could be substancial. Maintaining the bright work (varnished teak) could be a full time job. If it has teak decks, finding and fixing leaks can be a nightmare. I think Arlo would be better off to go into a partnership with Gus on this boat. Sharing the costs of maintenance would not be so bad, if the boat is used as a floating guesthouse and occational coastal cruiser. Having a seaworthy open ocean vessel could cost a lot more. I have a “classic plastic” 41’ Morgan Out Island ketch docked in Los Alamitos Bay in the south end of Long Beach. This is my earthquake insurance, as my house sits on the New Port – Inglewood fault. Right now I am only doing some costal cruising, but I hope to sail to the South Pacific someday.