Morning Commute 2011-02-18

February 22nd, 2011 9:59 pm

Busy week. Took great communication class taught by Bart Queen from Ultimate PowerSpeak.

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Morning Commute 2011-02-18
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Morning Commute 2011-02-11

February 12th, 2011 7:05 pm

Discussed iPhone and birthday dinner out with family.

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Morning Commute 2011-02-11
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Morning Commute 2011-02-10

February 10th, 2011 11:09 pm

Continued discussion about my new Verizon iPhone. Snowy day. Discussed the podcasting process.

NOTE: Still using iTunes to synced and then uploaded to my blog. I’m still looking for software to ftp the audio file from the phone.

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Morning Commute 2011-02-10
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Morning Commute 2011-02-08

February 8th, 2011 9:46 pm

Discussion about my new Verizon iPhone. My first experiment in podcasting from the iPhone. NOTE: For this first cast, I synced to iTunes and then uploaded to my blog. I’m still looking for software to ftp the audio file from the phone.

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Morning Commute 2011-02-08
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Let the sparks fly

September 17th, 2010 9:50 pm

Denise and I spend the afternoon taking a blacksmithing workshop from Will Foster at the Maybry Mill Blacksmith shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We started the workshop having never done anything involving hot metal and hammers and left with 2 wall hooks which we will hang by the door in our mountain cabin.

We started by heating our steel rods in the forge:
Virgil using the forge

Then we thinned one end to a point and curled it over to make a little pig-tail loop.
Denise thinning the tip of the hook

Then we made a finial on the other end where we would attach the hook to the wall.
Making the finial

Finally, we bent them around a mandrill and made the hooks A coat of wax to keep them from rusting and we are done.
The finished hooks

It was a lot of fun. You should try it sometime.