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Time to change the fluids! All ready to do engine oil, manual transmission fluid, and rear differential. She's still hot so I plan to do it tomorrow. Never done those last two so we'll see how fucked up my day is tomorrow. :P

In reading up, everyone recommended Red Line, so I figured I'd try it out. Shit's expensive so it better not blow up my rear end or some shit. I had that once with an expensive burrito too. Not pretty. :/
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+Greg Anderson yeah, I know. This car apparently has a magnet in the drain AND fill plug.
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Cool paintings.
 
Some acrylic paintings I just finished 
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I tried to take a pic of some rubber stamps at the post office today. I was surrounded by people, many of them crazy, so I didn't wanna look weird aiming my phone behind the counter and ended up rushing it. Pulled my phone away before the pic actually finished. :(

Point is, one of them said "SPOILED" and the other one said "FIRST CLASS." Pretty sure I deserved both of them stamped on my hand. =3 #prettyprincessesallday

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Actually, one guy directly in front of me in line had something seriously wrong with him. He kept uttering weird shit to himself. At one point, he was saying something about a salt lick for a goat or something.

He had a couple of backpacks and a laptop bag with him. At one point, he says something like "does anybody have a problem? Maybe this will help calm you down," and he pulls out some kind of plastic pump spray out of his bag and sprays it in the air three times and then says, "don't worry, it's all natural."

Shortly after, a long muttering string of words followed by, "toroidal fields have a way of collecting static electricity."

Then he was talking like the lyrics from a song or something, all out of nowhere, like two stanzas. It sounded like a weird rap song. I wish I could remember the words. :(

Then after I finally get to the counter, the crazy guy is talking on the phone with someone and trying to "authorize a debit charge of $982", and he gets mad at the person on the other end all like, "no, it's not important! It's PERTINENT! It's pertinent to national security! This is a time sensitive matter here!"

Seriously, this loon must have been experimented on...

#seattlemisadventures
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I really do need to go work in Antarctica
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New project!

Using my new 200 watt Weller soldering iron, I'm fixing the switches on my Logitech M570 trackballs.

I have two of these. The older one has started exhibiting failing buttons. These are notorious for the left and right button switches failing. They don't stop working, but instead start double clicking and misclicking after typically a few months or so, and it's very annoying. Google it, and you'll see threads about it all over the place.

Logitech, fix your shit, yo!

I'm not sure why, but apparently the two trackballs I have use different switches (maybe they finally switched switches and fixed their shit, yo!). The one I just bought a month or so ago uses black Omron switches. Those switches are working fine, but I replaced them anyway.

The older one has the teal switches from an unknown manufacturer. There is a logo on the top but I can't identify it. I actually replaced the switches on the new mouse before I opened up the one that actually needed the procedure. :P

I ordered several switches made by Cherry, a very well known switch manufacturer. They were like 15 cents each. I made sure they were the same type of switch, but they require slightly more firm pressure to activate than the switches they replace, and I really like the feel quite a lot.

Removing the old switches wasn't exactly easy, considering they have three through-hole type pins, so removing all the solder was imperative to getting the switches out without destroying the printed circuit board.

Fast forward to the end: The trackballs still work, and so do the buttons! =D Good times.
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Shocked? You're dumb. :)
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Aww yeah! Sexy new solder station. =D

It's got a thick glass touchscreen and it heats up incredibly fast. The amount of accessories available for this thing is insane. Super nice.
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Yeah, is it a playful smile behind the hand, or a smirk of mischief? 
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Now Ashley Olsen was murdered? WTF is going on with the world?
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Oh you're right. I didn't bother really looking into it much beyond a headline since I was going to bed. Articles about it are pretty fucking graphic though. Well at least the world still gets to endure Fuller House or whatever...
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Oh wow. This is just great. Cancersoft is spreading. Now I need to find a new keyboard. >:(

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According to a new report, Microsoft is preparing to acquire SwiftKey, makers of the popular predictive keyboard app of the same name. From The Financial Times: Microsoft is paying around $250m to acquire London-based Swiftkey, maker of a predictive keyboard powered by artificial intelligence that is installed on hundreds of millions of smartphones, according to people familiar with the deal. If true, Swiftkey would be just the latest of several productivity app acquisitions by Microsoft, joining the likes of Accompli, Wunderlist and Sunrise. According to the report, Microsoft's particular interest in SwiftKey is due to its artificial intelligence prowess, which powers the predictive technology that has helped SwiftKey become one of the most popular keyboards on the Android platform. Source: Financial Times ...
According to a new report, Microsoft is planning to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind the popular predictive keyboard of the same name, for $250 million.
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I think it's great Microsoft can get all your key strokes just like Google. You have to keep up! 
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Trying out this new Captain Morgan Cannon Blast spiced rum and two red wines I haven't tried yet. A coworker recommended the Captain, and the bottle is mad cool. :D

Anybody have experience with any of them?
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Don't trust my judgment huh? LOL
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It rained. Got me feelin' all artistic and shit.
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Thanks brother. :)
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Got some porn in the mail addressed to "current resident."

Seriously, +Victoria's Secret​, you cannot tell me this shit isn't straight up softcore porn. Like, I'm about to order something. XD
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+Ryan Ratliff he tried... 
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Fucking hell.

+Phanteks​, fix your fucking shipping problems. You need to use that cellular formed packing material, not hard high density styrofoam. This is the replacement case I got after the first one had the same exact shipping damage.

Decided instead of waiting another two weeks, I'm just gonna epoxy the top shroud pegs back on. I'm not sure if I'll spend money on Phanteks next time.

Sigh...
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FINE I ADMIT IM 12
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Maybe I should use some of this vacation...
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Wow, you got me beat. I think I am at 130 something hours and my place of employment forces you to take one week off once a year and it has to be consecutive days, so if its between a holiday, those days do not count.
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