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Jake Tolbert
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Attended Eastern Illinois University
Lives in Decatur, IL
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The mouse over here is why I'm glad Millikin has an IT department (and I'm not in it).

http://xkcd.com/1636/
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A discussion with band mates this morning about Shady Grove sparked me to record a quick take of the song.

As usual, +Kent Gustavson​ was probably my biggest influence (of course, his version sounds like Clarence Ashley, but not, funnily enough, Doc Watson, who usually plays it in a major key--blech). 
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We just turned on Star Trek TNG and when Picard finished saying the intro, I could literally taste Pizza Pit pizza. #childhood
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TNG was my childhood! I specifically remember pork-chops, mashed potatoes, and peas as our TV dinner. Not sure why.
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Anybody know a good, reliable independent carpet installer in Decatur? 
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Don't tell anybody, but I'm not sad to not do it myself . 
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Wow. Now here's an awesome version of Darling Corey. That's what I call singing.
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She's got a great voice.
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Just so were clear: Prairie Home Companion, this weekend, featured all the Punch Brothers, Sara Jaroaz AND Ben Folds. So. Much. Win.
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Seriously, Bela Fleck really is a master.
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Weeks after saying I'm not a fan of fiddle tunes, I'm seized with a burning desire to be able to play Ashokan Farewell. Is it a breach of integrity if you're just changing your mind?
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Absolutely acceptable as far as I'm concerned! Especially for a beautiful tune like Ashokan Farewell.
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Who was saying they were looking for a piano for free? +Alyse Knust, maybe?

http://chambana.craigslist.org/zip/5431867820.html
I have a beautiful circa 1920 upright piano (Smith and Barnes, Chicago) ready for a new home. The cabinet is lovely, all key tops present, but the piano does need some work and tuning to be a good...
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Especially when it weighs literally half a ton.
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Here's Ben Folds and Chris Thile playing Army (about half way in, I think). This is one of th request things I've heard on broadcast radio in a LONG time.
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That's my worry, too--as much different stuff as he's done in the last 5 years....
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I read this post by +Jake Wildwood and all I can think is, "I need to learn how to reset a neck."

Two of my acoustic guitars need neck resets: an early 70s Harmony (a solid top import! the thing booms like a Martin) and a Depression era Slingerland Songster (?!) arch top acoustic that barks like a Doberman.

They both have wicked high actions and not much room to lower the bridge. I've got a couple cheap student guitars...I wonder if I can practice on those?
Lots was done, today! Three neck resets, three bridge reglues, seam repairs -- all sorts of stuff. Here's a shot of one of these patients (an x-braced Regal 000 all-mahogany guitar from the 30s) during surgery. One of the...
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My first thought was chiropractic. Lol.. Sorry, it's early. 
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Holy. Moley. Dude haz banjo!
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Guitar, banjo, ukulele, data science, R, web development
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  • Millikin University
    Director of Data Services, 2010 - present
    Data science and development services
  • Decatur Electronics
    Marketing, 2006 - 2010
  • Christ on Campus
    Assoc. Campus Minister, 1999 - 2006
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Flora, IL - Fayetteville, AR - Charleston, IL
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rollin' like a semi, brother
Introduction
Interested in computers, free and open source ideas, emergent Christianity, geocaching, poetry, folk music, guitars.
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Leader of The Curators, a folk/Americana band in Decatur IL
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  • Eastern Illinois University
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crazybilly, Jacob
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Justin McRoberts: Christmas Songs (Vol 1 & 2)
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I just got some free music from Justin McRoberts and thought you might enjoy it. You can download it here: http://noisetrade.com/justinmcrob

"A Place to Hang my Uke" finalists! Vote for your favorite!
ukeonomics.blogspot.com

These 5 ukuleles need to find a new home with a new wall hanger! Look through the pictures and vote using the form below to tell us which is

Gmail
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O Gmail foi concebido com base na ideia de que o e-mail pode ser mais intuitivo, eficiente e útil. E até mesmo mais divertido. Receba seus e

Interview--Reed Arvin: Recording Rich Mullins' A Liturgy, A Legacy, and ...
postconsumereports.blogspot.com

Rich Mullins' landmark album A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band turn 20 years old this month. This interview is part 2 of my celebrati

Car Cast Podcast Player
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I created Car Cast to help me deal with my hour long commute. I use it every day, I love it - but hey, it's my baby. Feel free to try it out

I got better
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"Is everything okay?" Anne asked me. She sat at our counter, and I stood on the other side, next to the microwave, watching my bowl of soup

Teclado SwiftKey
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SWIFTKEY - EL TECLADO QUE ADIVINA LO QUE PIENSAS La aplicación número 1 en 58 países, con más de 170.000 comentarios de ***** “Increíblement

c.1920 Elton Spin-On 11" Pie-Plate Banjo Resonator
antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com

This is a surplus-to-me (I've got a few) pie-plate style resonator that "spins on" to the back of any banjo that has a wooden dowel-stick co

Raw, a tool to turn spreadsheets to vector graphics
flowingdata.com

Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, Raw aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Micro

Tudor theatre, 21st century technology | Raspberry Pi
www.raspberrypi.org

This summer, Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London mounted a production of all three of Shakespeare's Henry VI plays, staged both at Shakesp

Mousetrap
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“ A simple library for handling keyboard shortcuts in Javascript. ” Thanks, craigiam!

Post-Snowden Cluelessness -
opus.fm

Apparently, neither the British government nor the news media understand how computers actually work.

Guitar wiring: how to get a good clean solder joint!
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The three basics to keep in mind if you want your work to be as good or better than the guitar's original wiring. — Erick Coleman From the f

PartiallyClips » Phone Conversation
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This is based on an actual conversation I witnessed at a Radio Shack – some poor schmo (Chrome assures me that this is the correct spelling

PartiallyClips » Pharmacist
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Oh, Violent Android Elton John Pharmacist! You so crazeh! I'm worried the wordiness of this one kinda stifles its punch, but I had fun with

Sophie Madeleine - Bob Dylan Cover - Don't Think Twice It's All Right
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Copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Special Rider -- for original, exclusive performances by Bob Dylan, check-out th

Do Suburbs Lack Sacred Space?
www.theamericanconservative.com

Aaron Renn says they do: Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking the qualities that make cities great. But one place that criticism c

I was scammed on Craigslist. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
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I was scammed on Craigslist. And as scam stories go, I think it was pretty decent… I mean, it’s better than the Nigerian prince. Plus, I lov

Tea Timer
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*** Please email me with any issues ***A simple tea timer, works when the phone is sleeping. Can even be used to time things _other_ than te

DELICIOUS. The Greek chicken was a great deal and was as delicious as it was affordable. The staff was friendly and helpful - overall a great experience.
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