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Tim Gray
Works at Central Interconnect
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Michigan
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Just a heads up to other BMW motorcycle riders out there,  this is hands down the best website out there.  Yes it costs to be a member, but is well worth it.  I have found a lot of good info here.
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Running full speed for several months has finally caught up with me. Feel like I was hit by a truck. Even drinking an excessive amount of red bull will not wake me up. 
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So this morning I decided to go looking through the previous service record for my motorcycle.   It seems the previous owner just had the valve's checked and adjusted as well as the clutch replaced along with the clutch activation cylinder.   The BMW K1200LT from that  year had defective clutch slave's that would leak and contaminate the clutch (It's a dry clutch about the size of a car clutch)  So I dont have to worry about that as it's already replaced, and a new clutch means I dont have to think about another one for 100,000 miles.  with my list of items that I am addressing this spring,  the bike will only need minor spring checkup for the next 6 years.

This is going to be a great riding year!
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That's great news. Enjoy it man. 
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Any reputable sources to buy these from? And it is missing the Linux distro that is ready to go for it.
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It's a #FridayMiracle   Wrote a program and sent it off to the AV company in NYC to upload to the system.  Zero problems except for one very small one,  their  non programmer was actually a very skilled guy that knew what he was doing.  20 minutes and it went smooth,  He's out the door and customer is happy.

Typically I get the new guy that barely knows how to boot a laptop to help with program uploads remotely....
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This right here makes me very excited.  It means that a couple of my motorcycle projects can be made far more robust by creating a  real board that I can just snap the Pi into and secure it. I know I'll be one of the first to order a couple of these in June when they are released.
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Anyone interested in being a guest on the DIY show for the DIY motorcycle show?  doing your own work, your own modifications, or even simple change that make the bike more your own or better for you.

Not going to cover super technical in depth things, but to give people an idea that they can do their own work and not have to run to the dealer for everything.   Looking to record the podcast via google hangouts within the next 2 weeks.
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Ahh nice.
I ride my motorcycle in the winter :)
I wish I had something to talk about. The most interesting thing I've done to my bike is hook up the gerbing controller - and that's not very interesting!
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So how to you awaken your team?  do you make it uneventful and calm or do you almost kill a player by awakening them in chaos and danger?

I have awakened teams in the bolthole with all systems failing and the nitrogen not purged, their very first act is to make it to the purge valve before they lose consciousness in total darkness and with only what is in the freeze tube.   I have also let them feel as if everything was calm but as soon as they initiate the launch sequence to open the bolt hole it floods with water.

I have also went the other way,  Morrow project administration mess-up,  a recon team waking up with an unexpected new team member who has a Hamm suit and a 20mm rifle.  Or awakened instead not to a bolt hole, but to a regional response center with other teams not yet awakened or some already gone giving them a permanent base as it is being ran on geothermal and not a reactor.

I typically use an awakening that matches and sets the tone of the whole adventure.   One time I actually had the team awaken to everyone in their MARS unit dead except for the remaining 3 the bolt hole was compromised decades before by a natural disaster and it is the middle of a raging winter storm in the furthest north reaches of Minnesota. (the team was never told what they were assigned to except they were special forces security detail)

Note, my teams all have a small bag in their freeze tube with them the following.

Kit includes
1 US survival AR-7 .22 survival rifle with 2-8 round magazines.
1 very Short range micro survival radio, range 8 kms. One channel only
1 space blanket, OD on one side, silver on other
1 Light weight OD rain poncho
2 Large heavy duty trash bags
1 Water filter straw
2, 1 gallon heavy duty Ziplock bags
1  Naglene bottle with stainless cup nested on bottom. (smaller stuff in the kit is packed inside this bottle)
10 iodine water tablets
1 Magnesium Flinter
1 Set KFS (Knife, Fork, Spoon)
1 large Folding pocket knife
1 very small Knife sharpening stone
20 m of OD para cord formed into a belt.
1 small waterproof notepad and pencil
1 Signal whistle
1  small LED flashlight
1 Folded local map
1 Compass
2 3600 calorie Emergency food bars.
4 bandaids
2 blood clotters
1 epi-pen
1 ace bandage
10 butterfly closures
1 6 oz bottle of gel alcohol (hand sanitizer)
4 doses anti dierreaha
4 doses painkiller
7 doses of high potency antibiotic (1 complete treatment)
1 pack of 6 tongue dissolving energy strips (each equal to a can of red bull)
4 pieces of hard candy (300 calories each)
6 feet of OD duct tape wrapped in a flat pack
30 feet fishing line with 4 lead sinkers,1 bobber and 2 small hooks

This entire kit fits in a very, very  small grab and go bag with the largest part, the rifle when comllapsed is 18 inches long and is strapped to the outside of the bag.
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Well I usually have it safe and sound in the bolt hole with the standard: "Powerplant is in the final 4 hours of life. Emergency wake up protocol in effect." The Fun part is the outside anyway, and getting them out of the bolt hole is the hard part.

But I do like to have them run out of supplies quickly so something major pretty quickly can be fun.
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This is considered "acceptable" by my local subway...  "Sandwich Specialists"  Indeed.....
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I thought the art was flavor. What flavor did they add wink
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Crestron Master Programmer
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  • Central Interconnect
    Crestron Master Programmer, 2010 - present
  • Premier Audio and Images
    Crestron Master Programmer, 2004 - 2010
  • Comcast, AT&T, TCI Cable,
    IS/IT Manager, 1999 - 2004
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Michigan
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Muskegon, MI - Mecosta, MI - Grand Rapids, MI - nome, Alaska
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I've been a technology guy for all my life.  My father taught me algebra and Electronics starting at 8 years old. I build my own projects (solar panel sun tracker) at 10 and learned about computers and their power.  My father gave me my first computer at age 11, (Kim-1, I had to build it to make it work) and learned assembly language as my first programming language. Went through the Vic-20, C64, Co-co, Ti-99a, etc until the IBM PCjr  hit the scene when I was in high school. Until then I was content with the Altair 8080 that the school had and the TRS-80 model 3 computers  It all escalated from there.  I always enjoy tech, and dreamed of the automated home forever.  Crestron gear gives me a hand firmly in that automated future world I dreamed of. 

Today I program Executive board rooms, Conference rooms, Entire Buildings, homes, and theaters using a multitude of technologies.   Still use my computer programming and electronics and enjoy a LOT of I.T. work and I.T. and I.S. consulting on the side.  This stuff is second nature to me, and I really do enjoy it. I am happiest when I have a challenge in front of me.
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Crestron Certtified Lighting Programmer, Hand restored a motorcycle, published photographer, published videographer.
Education
  • Michigan State University
    Chemistry, Microbiology, 1993 - 1997
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Electronics Engineering, 1988 - 1991
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