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Sorry Paul, not sure it's worth even a dime. And since Mr Vixie likes to shout out things like this to us, but not allow responses, resharing is the only way.

"There's no legitimate reason for a new Internet domain name to be registered and go live in less than a minute, Internet pioneer Paul Vixie."

My response:
"There's no legitimate reason that an entire box of Oreos should be available in less than a minute."

Sounds stupid, doesn't it?

And it's even worse when you realize this scheme cannot apply to transfers of existing domains, since that could mean blackholing an already existing/operating site. So only registrars would be affected by this bizarre rule, and only for registrations of "new" domain names. So what you create is a new business of proxy registrations for spammers/scammers, which I predict would be just as difficult a game of whack-a-mole as we already have with the scammers.

Then, with the larger registrars building/operating systems that allow businesses to build an entire commercial online presence in minutes, from registration to online store, there's not even the slightest possibility of them allowing this to happen.

This doesn't even begin to address the problem Mr. Vixie is attempting to solve, it just adds another layer of indirection to it, while adding costly overhead to the registrars.

Disclaimer: I work for GoDaddy as a DNS systems developer. I don't speak for them. I have no idea what their position is on this. 
 
in for a dime, in for a dollar.
Short trial period would help detect malicious use of domain names, Internet expert says.
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<< 3 - Some event, meme, whatever has just happened. Your company has the ability to immediately react to it, while it's still approaching peak. But you need that domain name, so it doesn't impact your main site, or your main domain name just isn't relevant. Literally millions may ride on a single hour. >>

that's two non-criminal use cases. congrats, you are in the lead. see above for the "show proof of life" and "one exemption per week" carve-outs that should address this need without exposing the rest of the internet economy to unlimited new domains that don't have these kinds of pure-hearted motivations.
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Still making collars!
 
Another collar going out today. I don't think I would have chosen this color combination myself, but it turned out quite nicely.

#greyhound   #martingale   #leather  #collar 
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Blair Crimmins and the Hookers
Ragtime, Dixieland, Blues, all mashed up into something that rocks.
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Costume prop, Steampunk artifact inspired by Dresden Codak by +Aaron Diaz 
Cuff is multiple layers of leather, with brass wire inlay, LEDs and light-pipes. Electronics enclosure is pine resawn from scrap 2x4, brass hardware, and leather strap for closure. It is attached to a leather plate and straps with snaps so I can easily remove it to access the battery.
Electronics are controlled by an Arduino Uno with a proto shield, battery is lithium polymer.
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That's awesome!
Tagging +Laney Smith
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Phone case I made for myself. Primarily for steampunk use, but I may use it more often than that. Holds a Nexus 5, and two pockets for cards.

The cover leather is distressed, oiled pigskin. Gives it a very heavily used look.
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I'm self-taught at leatherwork, started occasional hobby pieces about 30 years ago, been doing it professionally part-time for about 15 years. 
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Phone case I made for myself. Primarily for steampunk use, but I may use it more often than that. Holds a Nexus 5, and two pockets for cards.

The cover leather is distressed, oiled pigskin. Gives it a very heavily used look.
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+Sean Johnson​ They're actually spur rowels. I'd be OK with flowers though, Floral decoration was big in the Victorian period. It's what the Western floral patterns came from. 
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Just completed, a holster for a steampunk pistol. The pistol belongs to a friend, and is mostly complete, except for small detail work. The challenge was to design a holster that can be mounted in a variety of ways, and shows off the pistol without having to remove it from the holster.
Attachment is achieved by the brass rings, one at the top, one at the bottom. These can be secured with clips, a belt keeper strap, or a strap harness. The main plate is backed with suede, which tends to keep the holster from sliding around.

#steampunk #leather
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My first foray into making a small box on the bandsaw, an enclosure for electronics for a steampunk costume piece..
The wood was just a scrap of 2x4 I had laying around. I resawed it 1/4" thick, and made the box from that. The only challenging part was screwing into it without splitting the wood, but slowly and carefully...

I really enjoyed making this, I think I'm going to make a few more little boxes just for the heck of it. I've got plenty of scrap wood of varying types laying around.
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Steampunk, aka Gaslamp Fantasy or Neo-Victorian. This is probably the clearest explanation: http://www.gdfalksen.com/Steampunk
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How to tell you're in the home of a historical reenactor.

Herself: "Honey, is that where you're going to leave that?"
Me: "Well, yeah, might have to repel boarders, or an over-aggressive proselytizer, or a charging boar, or..."
Herself: "Never mind."

Hey, I made a safety sheath for it, I'm not irresponsible you know.
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Don't forget the impending zombie apocalypse. That'd be perfect for stabbing heads while keeping your distance. :-)
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Costume prop, Steampunk artifact inspired by Dresden Codak by +Aaron Diaz 
Cuff is multiple layers of leather, with brass wire inlay, LEDs and light-pipes. Electronics enclosure is pine resawn from scrap 2x4, brass hardware, and leather strap for closure. It is attached to a leather plate and straps with snaps so I can easily remove it to access the battery.
Electronics are controlled by an Arduino Uno with a proto shield, battery is lithium polymer.
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Nicely done. 
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Review: Tanner's Bond Adhesive Tape for Tandy Leather
So a few weeks back, I was in my local Tandy Leather shop, and saw this product back with the glues and such, and decided to pick up a roll and try it out. I've used similar tapes when working with fabric.
Basically, what you have is a narrow (5mm) roll of double-sided tape. Its primary use is for temporarily holding pieces together or positioning pieces before sewing or lacing them. IMO, it is not suitable for permanent attachment.
When applying the tape, you pull off enough for your task, exposing one side of the adhesive, then apply to your work piece. Then, peel off the white release paper, and stick your pieces together. I found that waiting a few minutes after applying the tape to the first work piece let the tape bond tighter, making the release paper easier to peel off.
The actual tape itself is extremely thin. This is good for your final product, but it does mean if you need to remove the tape, it's not easy. I had to do it once, when I'd stuck it to the wrong edge, but it was not much fun.
For most things, the tape bonded very well, with just simple momentary pressure. The exceptions I found were with oil cured leather, and lacquered leather when there was tension on the pieces (wrapped around the edge). For this, I clamped the pieces for a few minutes, and it worked just fine.
When sewing, I did not notice any additional drag, gumming or other adverse condition.
In conclusion, I found the Tanner's Bond Adhesive Tape simple to use, and much simpler and more convenient than traditional glues when positioning pieces for sewing. I'll definitely be keeping it on hand. 
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I had picked some up a couple months back. For small quick adhesions I've found it works quite well. Haven't tried it over larger projects yet.
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Phone case I made for myself. Holds a Nexus 5, and two pockets for cards.
The cover leather is distressed, oiled pigskin. The inner phone holder is a Spigen ultra slim that I drilled and riveted to the leather case. It's the first time in many years I've used Jiffy Rivets, but the bases lay absolutely flush, which is what I needed. Had to go searching through bins of old shop rubbish to find a couple boxes of them.
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I am the stereotypical jack of all trades:
- Software engineer/codemonkey, I write DNS software
- Actor/historical re-creationist, I perform at renaissance faires promoting greyhound adoption
- Leatherworker, I make sighthound collars and other miscellaneous things.
- Woodworker, I make all of the furniture, boxes, etc for Greyhounds of Fairhaven
- Businessman, I am part owner of Carpe Canem, a store selling Greyhound-related goods. And, I am an officer of Greyhounds of Fairhaven, a 501c(3) charity promoting adoption of retired racing Greyhounds.
- Fewterer, a keeper of Greyhounds
- Cook, I'm the camp cook for Greyhounds of Fairhaven
- Brewer, ale, mead and their wonderful love-child, braggot
- Tailor, I make all of my own costumes
- Musician, I play Irish flute and pennywhistles.

In the past, I have also been a military medic, police officer, IT manager and even fruit-picker.
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