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Selden Deemer
Worked at Biblio Solutions, LLC
Attended Robert College (Istanbul)
Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Wrens, day 10
It's not hard to imagine them flying out soon.
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Selden, Do you have a "bird cam" set up or r u simply taking a pic?
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Wrens, day 8
Starting to look like birds.
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Wrens, day 6
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Wrens, day 4
Feed us! NOW, dammit!
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If their parents permit, I plan to update the wrens daily until the chicks fledge and leave the nest, which should be about 2 weeks from now. In only 24 hours, they are already noticeably fuzzier.
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Know what you mean about being a little fuzzier every day...
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Remix Case
Google+ does not handle album edits well, so this is a repost.

I did a lot of searching on Amazon before settling on this case, made for the Microsoft Surface 3, but it fits as if custom made for the Remix.

I thought about a red case to match my Remix, but I liked the subtlety of the brown better. Well made, magnetic closure, fits like a glove, even with the keyboard. Slot for business cards, elastic loop for a pen/stylus, and a large document pocket on the back. 11.9 x 8.2 x 0.2 inches ; 2.7 ounces

#1 best seller on Amazon, 4+5-star reviews = 89% positive.  http://goo.gl/SjJ6Yk
Black: $14.99; Brown: $13.99; Red; $15.99.
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bought the case, currently using it. it is fantastic. ( i have it in black to contrast my red remix)
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Wrens, day 9
Now that their eyes are open, they can see I am not a food source, so they ignore me.
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Wrens, 1-Week Birthday
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It's going to be interesting to see if Google Photos creates an automatic Story on them!
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Wrens, day 5, eyes wide shut
Their eyes should be fully open tomorrow.
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Wrens, day 3
Can't empty the can recycling bin for another 2 weeks.
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Grew up in SC and spent much time in the Appalachians up through the
Carolinas, Virginia and West Virginia. Have been bitten by one of those
little brown b*st*rds that had crawled into my shoe. Made me sick as a dog
for a day or so.

My daughter inherited the class rat at the end of a school year back when
she was in elementary so we had a rat as a pet for three years. It was
really quite fun... I won't say tame because rats are never 100% tame, but
very domesticated... it always looked forward to socializing with the
humans.

These little rats just opened their eyes today. Must go feed them and then
go to bed. Our exchange student is going home Sunday so I took him for a
last trip to San Francisco this afternoon and we pretty near wore out the
soles on our shoes getting from one place to another. I'm shot.
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Southern House Wrens
For as long as we have lived here, wrens have built nests on our porch, in hanging planters, on a shelf behind spray cans and libricants in the garage, and this year in a recycling bin filled with tin cans. There were four eggs yesterday, four chicks today. I'm betting on the bird with the open mouth as a survivor. As soon as the IR focus beam lighted it up, the mouth opened. Feed me, dammit!
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Comcast = Hell or Keystone Cops
Yesterday I stopped by to my local Comcast/Xfinity store to bitch about uneven download speeds (< 1 mbps to 30 mbps), and their pricing, and threatened to switch to AT&T. 

They offered to cut my monthly bill by $30, and suggested that a signal amplifier might help. I was skeptical about the signal amplifier, since it included only a single coax connector, but went home with it, only to discover that internet was dead. Back to Comcast store. They provided me with a new cable modem and a powered signal splitter.

After an hour on the phone (had to use my wife's cell phone, which reported 1 bar; difficult in my neighborhood, which is a cell signal desert), got everything working. An hour later, internet died. Called Comcast again, got internet working.

This morning, I returned the old cable modem. Got home, internet was dead again. Called customer support, and spoke with "John" who had a distinct Indian subcontinent accent. After 30 minutes on the cell phone, John was stumped, and suggested a service call, but Saturday was the earliest they could come. I'm leaving town Friday.

 Fifth trip back to the Comcast store, with the new cable modem in hand. They had deactivated the new cable modem, rather than the old one, so they handed me a third unit. I'm still not convinced that anything was wrong with the original unit, but after another half hour on the phone (amazingly, again with "John" whose voice sounded different) we're up again with both internet and VoIP phone working.

Google Fiber: you can't get here fast enough!
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Library Automation Consultant / Retired
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Computers & Operating systems (OS X, Chrome OS, Linux), Answering questions
Employment
  • Biblio Solutions, LLC
    Library Automation Consultant / Retired, 2013
  • Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies
    Assistant Library for Public Services, 1971 - 1978
    Responsible for reference services, library instruction, inter-library loans, circulation, public relations, reference (and other as needed) acquisitions, and for training and supervision of student assistants. Helped plan an expansion to the existing library building.
  • University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Library Systems Analyst, 1978 - 1983
    Planned and coordinated changes in library organization, staff training, and retrospective conversion in the implementation of DOBIS/LIBIS, an integrated library information system marketed internationally by IBM. Responsible for liaison with data processing center staff, including defining specifications, modifications, and enhancements to the system, as required by UPM Library.
  • University of Michigan
    Library Systems Analyst, 1983 - 1985
    Provide general support for Systems Office activities, with special emphasis on microcomputers & communications. Responsible for staff training, evaluation and testing of microcomputer hardware & software. Work with a wide variety of micro hardware and software, including IBM-PC, Zenith Z-150, Osborne, Macintosh, and Altos 8000 microcomputers, using Enable, Condor, SuperCalc, WordStar, Smartcom, MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw, and a wide variety of Macintosh public domain software.
  • Emory University
    University Library Systems Administrator, 1985 - 2012
    Responsible for liaison with computing center staff, including defining specifications, modifications, and enhancements to library systems required by Emory University Libraries. Team lead for central library automation services, including operation of Unicorn-based integrated library system, Primo, MetaLib, SFX, and EZproxy, and LibX plugin. Project lead 2007-2008 for implementing Ex Libris Primo as a charter customer. Primary technical support for EndNote, including instruction, customer support, development of custom import filters, Z39.50 connections, and maintenance of the EndNote@Emory web site.
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Atlanta, GA
Previously
New Castle, Delaware - Delaware - Turkey - California - Saudi Arabia - Michigan - Georgia
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Sometime motorcycle adventurer; fulltime enthusiast
Introduction
I retired at the end of 2008 after a 25-year career working for Emory University Libraries. Being a Top Contributor on the Google Chromebook Central product forum keeps me so busy that I don't have time to be bored.
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Chromebook Central TC, Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1000 (>1000 miles in <24 hours on a motorcycle)
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  • Robert College (Istanbul)
  • University of Michigan
  • UCLA
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After reading some of the negative reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by a Black Friday "European Recliner" (it's Chinese, of course) purchase experience. Salesperson was polite, not pushy, didn't try to upsell me or pad the price, and I was in an out of the store in 35 minutes, with the chair in a carton ("some assembly required") in the back of my car. The chair is comfortable, and more adjustable than I first realized; everything operates smoothly and seems well-engineered, with a robust steel frame. Fit and finish are very good — much better than I expected at the $286 price. It's "pleather" (polyurethane leather) of course, but has a decent feel. As far as I can determine, exactly the same chair is listed as "on sale" at Target for $520 (regular price $650).
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
*Update:* In the past 2 years, Sprig has slipped. Service and the vibe are still good, but each meal I have had this year has been less satisfying, to the point that I do not plan to return. Chicken in a red wine sauce tonight was so overcooked that it must have been prepared before noon, and kept on a hot plate for 7 hours. Expecting the crisp, bright green beans I had in the past, I was disappointed by mushy, overcooked "Southern style" beans. I am lucky enough to live only 2 miles from Sprig, and over the past 2 years it has become my favorite place to eat out. My wife and I have never experienced anything but outstanding service, and perfectly prepared food, made from locally sourced ingredients. The bar staff really cares how they make mixed drinks, and at one time I set a goal of (responsibly) working my way through Sprig's cocktail menu — but they keep changing it, so I gave up. Of the mixed drinks that I have tried, Sourwood Smash is my favorite. To take advantage of available ingredients, the menu changes seasonally, so there is always something new, although some things, such as the outstanding onion rings and the Sprig Burger are always on the menu.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I have traveled past Franklin, NC for years, and never stopped to eat, because it appears to have nothing but fast food and chain restaurants. A few years ago, a friend recommended Caffeé REL, which has become my favorite place to eat in this part of North Carolina. A Hot Spot gas station in downtown Franklin is an unlikely place to find a French bistro, but that is exactly what you step into when you walk through the front door. The food is varied, and the service is excellent. The staff are well trained, and there is very little turnover — usually a good sign of a well-run restaurant. As others have observed, Richard can be a little eccentric, but I have never had a problem with him — quite the opposite, as he is quite willing to strike up a conversation. My favorite entreé is the Shrimp Grits (better than I have had anywhere else in the south), and my favorite dessert is Richard's grandmother's towering Belgian chocolate cake. Ask for a piece on your birthday, and it's on the house, but be prepared to share, as a single slice will easily feed 2-3 people.
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Dinner here far exceeded my expectations. Beer, service, and food were all excellent, especially the pork potstickers, which are offered as an appetizer, but are ample enough for an entreé.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Natalie Jane's is one of our favorite places to eat in north east Georgia. Favorites include the beef brisket, which is slow cooked and melt in your mouth, and as of today eggplant french fries — absolutely wonderful, and a must order item the next time we are in Clarkesville.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Blue Bicycle has been one of our favorite stops on the way from Atlanta to the mountains for years. Kati Owen is a gracious host, and we have never been disappointed, except once when a glass of red wine arrived too cold. My favorite entrée is the hanger steak and fries. I don't know how Guy cooks them, but these are the best french fries I have experienced anywhere in the world — including Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland. For dessert, the chocolate hazelnut mousse never disappoints. Blue Bicycle is a bistro in the true meaning of the term: a small restaurant serving moderately priced, simple, but exquisitely prepared meals in a modest setting. It's not a fast food joint; come, relax, eat, and enjoy.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago