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Brett Binns
Worked at Raytheon
Attended Univ. of Connecticut
Lives in Gouldsboro, Maine
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I had the pleasure of visiting Space Shuttle Discovery in her new home this past Friday.  See photos of Discovery and Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum at https://www.flickr.com/photos/bretttbinns/.  Click through to see the detailed full screen images - and enjoy!
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Nikon LS-2000 Slide/Film Scanner

Actually, I see that I still have my SCSI scanner (reference my prior post) and it too is available to any friend that will put it to use.  In all honesty, and while this was an awesome scanner in its day, current scanners can do a better job.  But the price is right on this one and it is made specifically to do film and slides.  You can also use it with  VueScan - that is what I did while I had it hooked up to my Mac with the Firewire to SCSI converter.  -- Free to a good home -- 
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I'll put these in recycling later in the week unless I hear from you!
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1986-04-26, Catastrophe at Chernobyl

I was in Heidelberg, Germany and picked up this leaflet.  No, I didn't speak German, but I knew someday I would want to upload it to Google+!
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When is Google Fiber expanding into the Gouldsboro, Maine metropolitan area? How about it Googlers, put it where it is needed!
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This looks like an excellent resource for hikers in Maine. I am looking forward to putting it to good use!
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Uncommon Arts and Crafts

#FineWoodWorking magazine, April 2014, No. 239

This is an excellent article with many pictures and comments on the broad range of styles that the Arts and Craft movement inspired in the early 1900s. I think my woodworking friends wood enjoy it and find many of the pieces personally inspiring as well. Many of these pieces caught my eye and I hope I can come back to them for future designs.
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Nikon D700 Firmware Update

This news is nearly a year old but I didn't notice until just now so I suspect other friends with this camera may benefit from this note.  The D700 firmware current A/B version is 1.04/1.03.  See https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18463 if you need the update.  As usual the update went off without a hitch.
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Want to use an old SCSI device on your Mac?

Hey, Mac owning friends: Could any of you use a Firewire to UltraSCSI converter.  I have an FR1SX (http://www.ratocsystems.com/english/products/FR1SX.html) that I am no longer using as I got rid of the SCSI Nikon slide scanner some time ago.  Pick it up from me if you are local or you can pay for the shipping.  It has to go!
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I'll put this and the scanner in recycling later in the week unless I hear from you!
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Binnshire Brewing's Last Three Batches And Their Labels

The latest batch, #29, "Best Buddies Brown Ale", I brewed with my son, Drew, and bottled on 2014-02-14.  This was our last chance to brew a batch together before Binnshire Brewing (meaning Celina and I) moves to its Northern home in Maine.  The ale used a number of adjunct sugars but the maple is the only one identifiable and it is fairly subtle as an aftertaste.  Still, this and the other two batches came out great.  The Best Buddies will be bottle conditioning until mid March while the other two are ready.  Cheers!
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Full size label images can be seen in Flickr, along with the rest of my labels, at http://www.flickr.com/photos/bretttbinns/sets/72157624491139165/.
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"Coming Soon" - The sign has gone up in our front yard. We expect our house to be available on roughly March 7th.
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Software Engineer
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  • Raytheon
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 2013
  • USAF
    1982 - 1986
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Gouldsboro, Maine
Previously
Ashburn, Virginia - Trumbull, Connecticut - Germantown, Maryland - Palm Harbor, Florida - Washington, D.C. (Bolling AFB) - St. Petersburg, Florida (Eckerd College) - Storrs, Connecticut (UCONN)
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Brett of Trumbull, Ashburn and Binnshire - a smallish community on the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine
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Welcome to my G+ pages! I will leave tidbits here related to various hobbies and interests but you can find more about Celina and I, and our adventures, at http://binnshire.blogspot.com/. Cheers
Education
  • Univ. of Connecticut
    BSE in Software Engineering, 1979 - 1982
  • Eckerd College
    Math, 1977 - 1979
  • Trumbull High
    1974 - 1977
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