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Eric Hansen
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Lives in Columbus, OH
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Neeeeed another Tron, man!

I also need "Tron" to be in +Android's dictionary by default.
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Not sure why so many folks hated Legacy, I loved that film.
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Yesterday I sent off my Kickstarter edition Pebble for warranty replacement because the screen went all janky. The same day, I received my Kickstarter edition Sidekick charging stand for Pebble. :V

So... I've got this machined and finished block of wood on my desk.
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A low-head dam I pass on my commute. It's interesting because the river level in the pool is visibly higher than the dam itself. You can see coming from the right, there's a gentle gradient to the level in the middle of the photo, right before the hydraulics to the left. There's a lot of water in the rivers here already, and it's raining/snowing tonight.
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We were planning a kayak trip last Saturday, but everything is running so high and so fast it's dangerous.
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+Adam Pressler ?

PC-700 with full 105, original bar tape and Panasonic branded finishing tape even.
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Well if that was a stock color, the USA marketing division dropped the ball. 
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Crap I want to do but have been procrastinating mightily on.

>Make some custom leather frame bags for my bike. For starters, I want to make one that totes all the tools I could need for roadside repairs in the front of the main triangle. Then maybe one for a phablet at the top rear of the main triangle.

>Refine my ideal gas law calculation for the precise volume of CO2 needed to inflate a tire based on BSD and sectional width. Then write a TI calculator language program for said calculation.

>Write a TI calculator language program for spoke length calculations.

>Flatten and re-install on my phone, tablet, and computer. Sweet jesus these installs are ancient.

Instead of doing these things, i'm going to study calculus, watch Netflix, and work.
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I need to reimage my work laptop but omg so much effort
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Dumbness.

+The Ohio State University banned tobacco use of all kinds on all properties related to OSU worldwide starting January first of this year. As dumb as that is, the implementation is worse.

There is zero mechanism for dealing with violators currently. Violations are not handled by campus police, but by the department of Human Resources.

So unless your paycheck is signed by OSU, you can totally tell any naysayers to "get fucked!" and suffer no consequences. Even if you're an employee, there is still no punative mechanism as of yet.

:facepalm:
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That's how the indoor smoking ban still is in some counties...
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A first look at the new and improved WU! We've just launched our new site design and here's a look at our new logo. It's the first time in 19 years that we've changed our logo. For more info on the redesign process, visit:

www.wunderground.com/redesign?cm_ven=gp

#weather   #wunderground  
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SUPER glad my bikes don't have a sticker like this!
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I am in complete agreement and always in compliance with that sticker. That is as long as you accept my definitions of always and never and night.
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Ugh. I missed the rain window. Now my choice is ride now and get soaked with 1.5 hours to clock in, or wait and see if it stops in time to sprint to work.
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Hipster peer pressure. 
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  • Bike Source
    Technician, 2014 - present
  • Worcester's Sales and Service
    Service Writer, 2010 - 2012
  • U.S. Army
    33W, 1999 - 2008
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Columbus, OH
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Cleveland, OH - Charlotte, NC - Hohenfels, Germany - Sierra Vista, AZ - Anjung-Ri , Korea - Balad, Iraq - Athens, GA - Killeen, TX - Taji, Iraq - Ganghwa-gun, Incheon, South Korea
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Jack of all trades. Also Master of all trades.
Introduction
I like to make stuff, to understand how things work, then to break things apart and make them work better. This goes for electrical and mechanical devices.
I have a General class amateur radio license, but I virtually never operate.

I've been involved in SCA heavy combat for a few years now. Attending Pennsic is a high priority every year.

Also, I recently picked up cycling after a long hiatus. I bike to and from university daily, and sometimes on the weekends.

I would love to pick up the Violin again. Spare time and money conspire against me. I *love* music I have not heard before, particularly melodic metal or metal using unconventional instrumentation.

I am an Atheist, and will make posts regarding such, but I respect your right to believe in whatever you want.

If you hate homosexuals, feel free to never discuss such with me.

I like all types of motor vehicles (except loud bikes), I *love* guns. I like skiing, but there's not a lot of it in Ohio. I'm interested in sustainability, but not "natural" foods/medicine/&c.

I'm pretty acerbic, and my sense of humor has been described as 'extreme', but I hope that doesn't stop you from reading the crap I post.

For you linguist nerds, it's [skIzIks]
Bragging rights
KC8IUR I have an enormous handlebar mustache, drink whisky neat, and mugs of espresso.
Education
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Systems Integrator/Maintainer, 1999 - 2000
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Hunter UAV Avionics/Power System Maintainer, 2002 - 2002
  • Army Electronic Warfare School
    Shadow UAV Repairman, 2006 - 2006
  • U.S. Army Leadership Development School at Grafenwöhr
    NCO Professional Development., 2005 - 2005
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Being pro-flat pedals doesn’t mean I’m anti-clipless pedals… | Mountain ...
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This article is one I have been wanting to write for a while simply to clarify my overall position on this whole "flats vs. clipless pedals"

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Nexus 10 (16GB) - Google Play
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The first tablet from Google. Thin, light, and designed for Google Play.

HD Widgets (3.0 Beta)
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Nexus 4 (16GB) - Google Play
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The next generation phone. Thin, light, and designed for Google Play.

Nexus 7 (32GB) - Google Play
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The first tablet from Google. Thin, light, and designed for Google Play.

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The Oatmeal. Comics. Quizzes. Blog. New! Book. Shop. Follow: Twitter. Facebook. RSS / Email. What it&#39;s like to play online games as a gr

Jet Set Radio
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Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio!Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, b

glSDR
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SpareOne Emergency Phone | SpareOne Emergency Phone
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SpareOne, the Only cell phone that runs on a single AA battery

Epic Meal Time
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Epic Meal Time game on your mobile. You're welcome. It's the Epic Meal Time mobile game haters! Fling delicious unhealthy food at the Sauce

d20 Modern Sheet
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d20 Modern Sheet Play your d20 PC on your Android. Dont give into the i-side! d20 Modern Sheet ----------------- A Character sheet for you

Make: Projects – Invisible Glass Photography
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I wanted an unusual shot to show off the results from my recent soda can label embossing project, and had some success using this unusual me

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Accept credit card payments anywhere with your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Download the free Square app to get started.

The Button War!
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The Button War! Choose Facebook Like or Google Plus +1 button by press it.

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Visited this place with my fiancee when she was in town. We both ordered from the local special menu, her a fruit and pork dish, me the steak. I ordered medium-rare and received well done. On bringing this to the waitresses attention, I received another steak, again well done. Not a single bit of pink was showing in either steak. I don't know how you get to be a chef in a place that sells $22 steaks but still can't cook one medium rare. The pork dish was good, but nothing I couldn't have cooked at home. I'll not be going here again.
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Food: Poor to fairDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I improperly installed a crank set from a single speed kit, resulting in the left side arm being slowly destroyed. I called ALL the shops in Columbus, no one had a used crank arm in 165mm. One had a new Sugino Messenger arm, but at quite a steep price. Paradise Garage keeps Origin-8 crank arms in stock in all sizes just for things like this. I was able to properly install the new arm that weekend. It's been three weeks now, and my bike is still going strong.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good location. Free air for your tires!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pretty much crap service. Operator shut down our lane, without explanation. Then claimed it was a mistake, turned it back on and called the cops. Probably had something to do with him wearing his pants around his knees. Don't go, ever.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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GREAT in store selection and very courteous service. However, I will never special order another part. I had some tires on order for two months. First, I was told the tires were on their stock order, and that they would be in that Monday (three days). I ordered them, then called every other week. I was always told "they're not in yet, but they will be soon". One month in, I found out that the tires had never been ordered AT ALL! To compound that, they had the wrong size down for my name in the computer! At that point, I put half down, and the correct tires were ordered. Two MORE weeks, and I find that the tires STILL have not been ordered! The explanation was that the tires are now sold out nationwide. The tires were always in stock at several retailers online, for less money. Last thing I was told, was that they would definitely be in within the next two weeks, and that Columbus doesn't get snow in November. That deadline passed, still no tires, and NO CALL. I asked for and was refunded my money on Wednesday the 21st of November in the afternoon. In driving to Michigan, I got caught up in a traffic jam in Delaware. During that time, I ordered the tires from an online retailer. The local store could have, at any time, bought the tires at that same online retailer and sold them to me at 28.7% mark-up, free shipping. I received a shipping confirmation from the online retailer within an hour. Later on in the drive, around 7, the owner of Baer Wheels called and said he had finally ordered the tires and they were on the way. Apparently, apparently two months is the minimum time for parts orders.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I did not buy my bike at Eddy's, I purchased it over a decade ago in Arizona. I had previously replaced almost every part five years ago while living in Germany, so my ride is a real Frankenbike! I had a few issues and I was sick of trying to figure them out on my own. First, my derailleur always looked like it was sitting at an angle. They quickly showed me how the hanger was bent and fixed it on the spot. I also had a torn tooth on one of my chain rings. They ordered a new, larger set, and it came in a week later. The set would not fit although all printed materials said it should. They were able to find out my bike had a bottom bracket that was smaller than originally equipped and I needed a longer one. Once again, they fixed it while I waited, but it took a bit longer this time. Great service. Large dressing room with bench and mirror, too.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I pre-ordered Forza Motorsport 4 LCE a few weeks before release and paid in full. On release day, the game wasn't there. Apparently the shipment from MS was delayed. A few more days go by, still not there. Without calling or complaining, I was offered a gift card and assurances that the game would be there the following Monday. That's pro-active customer service right there!
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago