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29th-Jun-2030 12:45 pm - Future Post
I thought I'd add this future post, so it will always be at the top of my list as I've seen several people do. Feel free to use this as a place to send me general comments not related to my other posts posts, or request that I post some kind of information.  Also, now I'm adding links people may want to be able to reference quickly.

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25th-Sep-2016 03:40 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Christopher Allen
21st-Sep-2016 08:19 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
I know what movie I'm going to go see opening night, who's in?
20th-Sep-2016 08:04 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Zog like fire! Make meat hot! Good!
19th-Sep-2016 10:30 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
The more times I deglaze a pan, the more convinced I am that someone invented it to make their dish washing easier and it accidentally tasted good.
16th-Sep-2016 12:16 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Christopher Allen
13th-Sep-2016 03:01 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
I let this happen way too much on weekends. Weekdays my alarm tells me to go to bed.
12th-Sep-2016 09:41 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Someone asked me if someone from Mars could turn my lights on and off. Which got me thinking, is the NASA Deep Space Network equipment able to send commands directly to a terrestrial IP address? If so, then yeah, I could give them a password to have them send me data directly from Mars, including commands to turn my lights on and off at home.
10th-Sep-2016 07:06 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
So with my Minecraft, Factorio and Netflix being my primary "heavy graphics use" tasks I find my machine now having dual GTX960's by some quirk of fate (Friends upgrading their machines). What on earth do I do with this kind of power? What games can utilize this?
2nd-Sep-2016 07:15 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Just out of curiosity, does anyone know of somewhere that's getting rid of server racks, or selling them cheap?
1st-Sep-2016 07:09 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Great chance to get eBooks of one of the best series I've ever read. The series is by by Diane Duane. Well worth reading, or sharing with someone (adult or child). My copy's been read many times through.
31st-Aug-2016 11:49 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Turned in the keys today, and instead of a tour of the apartment, I heard magic words "After 15 years, it's all normal wear" ... we'll see if I get the deposit back, but I did my best by mudding the nail holes and major dings.
30th-Aug-2016 11:11 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Apartment is empty, it is over.
29th-Aug-2016 02:23 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
This is the most beautiful representation of the 80's I have ever, seen.
28th-Aug-2016 04:36 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
All of the boxes, and furniture are moved from the Apartment, attic is empty, grill is moved. There's a lot of little fiddly bits to go and a rug and a few last things in the fridge and pantry to pack. I have 3 days, and I'm in a bit of a panic trying to figure out how I'm going to get it all done. If anyone's got any time Tonight, Monday or Tuesday who might be able to help out, please let me know, thanks! Also thanks the the small hoard of you who have already helped, I am eternally grateful!
27th-Aug-2016 12:36 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Just finished running cat6 between my server and my computer room (opposite ends of the building) The garage ceiling looks like it's been eaten by large mice, but the wire works great.
15th-Aug-2016 05:30 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Ok, whatever deity has decide to pick on my mom's household tech, it's personal now. She doesn't deserve to have to replace a washer, dryer, hot water heater, AND furnace in the same month. Please see me (and the cat) outside by the bicycle rack, because we're going to have this out.
14th-Aug-2016 12:30 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Finally a maker-box, time to sign up!
13th-Aug-2016 02:49 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Time for a really warm shower and a bottle of Crystal Pepsi, ice cold..
4th-Aug-2016 03:15 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Why cant I own things with regular parts? I mean, it would be great to go to the hardware store with a bad valve and them have parts for it. Maybe I can turn my water back on soon.
29th-Jul-2016 10:39 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Yeah, I could see that
28th-Jul-2016 12:18 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
I don't know if folks are aware of Bring Me That, it's like GrubHub but they have a lot more restaurants because they call the order in directly to the restaurant. I've had really good luck with them. http://ift.tt/2azaCoC - Use code f15ce9 and both of us will save $2. Not advertising them because of that though, I'm sharing because I really like them, and don't know if other people know about their service.
28th-Jul-2016 11:34 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Anyone know any reputable electricians who service Round Lake Beach? I need to add a 240v outlet for my dryer, and a 20a plug for my UPS.
26th-Jul-2016 10:19 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
There's the wire! Let there be Internet!!!
26th-Jul-2016 10:13 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Oh now I see my problem I forgot to hook up the invisible wire
26th-Jul-2016 10:09 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Gah, the one cable jack I want to use, is disconnected, and I can't figure out where.... there WILL be internet tonight one way or another
26th-Jul-2016 02:28 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
I see all these kids sneaking around the neighborhood at 9 and 10 at night, they're easy to see, their shirts are lit up by the phones they're playing Pokemon on. I feel like driving by and high-fiving all of them.
26th-Jul-2016 09:35 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Anyone free on Saturday morning to help me load a bedroom set into a Uhaul, getting one passed on to me.
25th-Jul-2016 01:02 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
I wish my neighbor paid for faster internet, or maybe they're just too far away.
25th-Jul-2016 12:55 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Day 2 at the Strange Attractor. Bought some essentials at Home Depot, got a Nest too. Cut and whittled a dowel to fit my closet so i have a rod to hang coats on. Just now fixed the non-working faucet diverter (the old one needed Dremel convincing to come off.) so I could take a good shower. Whee, home ownership.
23rd-Jul-2016 10:55 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
First night sleeping in my house. Almost feeling cold for the first time this summer... love central air!!!!!!!!
23rd-Jul-2016 08:17 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Wow, that was a tough day of moving, and I'm not done yet. Anyone free tomorrow later afternoon or next weekend to help me move more furniture? I think I'm going to have to extend my lease another month at the apartment to get it all done.
23rd-Jul-2016 10:15 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Kitties deployed
22nd-Jul-2016 07:06 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Yes, he's sleeping like this and snoring...
19th-Jul-2016 10:52 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
News report said that "Donald trump has claimed the mantle" .... I thought "Good, he can go live with the mole-men then." but unfortunately they weren't talking about layers of the Earth's crust.
18th-Jul-2016 08:34 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Will anyone be available this weekend on the 23rd or 24th to help me move stuff to my new place? I should have a good deal packed, and then the rest will be the next weekend, but I'd like to get the big furniture over this weekend.
17th-Jul-2016 05:46 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
hould be packing, I'm going to in a little bit, but this cold has just sucked all the energy out of me, even though I feel much better than I did Friday. Anyone who might want to drop by for moral support while I pack would be awesome, if anyone wants to help pack that would be cool too, but just not being here alone would help with my motivation.
16th-Jul-2016 04:43 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Level 5 .... yes me too.
15th-Jul-2016 12:12 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Testing cross-post please ignore.
15th-Jul-2016 12:12 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
My new place, home. It's nickname, is The Strange Attractor. (Inspired by Nomad calling his place the Event Horizon)
13th-Jul-2016 02:29 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
My new place, home. It's nickname, is The Strange Attractor. (Inspired by Nomad calling his place the Event Horizon)
12th-Jul-2016 11:25 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
That tool less time than expected. I have a house, more details later when I am not in a hot car in the middle of a parking lot
9th-Jul-2016 06:27 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Dear jerk driving the Lexus on 83. By the look on your face you understood, but just in case, that little ditty we were blasting out at the stoplight was by Dennis Leary, it's called Asshole.
9th-Jul-2016 01:31 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Officially, closing n Tuesday, the 12th. They tracked down the electrician who did the GFI replacement finally. I even offered to call him myself.
6th-Jul-2016 02:49 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Thunder and lightning! Back to bed, love these nights!
29th-Jun-2016 01:46 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Bank's website now says the closing estimate is on the 8th apparently.
29th-Jun-2016 08:22 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Still haven't heard from the bank if closing is for sure tomorrow or not. It's sooooo close!
26th-Jun-2016 12:14 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Just trying to find out where the token goes...
24th-Jun-2016 06:27 pm - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
Having a blast at Crossings Con!!!
23rd-Jun-2016 07:48 am - from Mark Balliet's Facebook
So last night I was going to "magic up" the kittie's pillows by putting a tiny dab of catnip oil on each of their pillows. The vial spilled, where I sleep, and now I'm absolutely coated in catnip smell (the vial I spilled was the equivalent of 2-3 acres of catnip concentrated to oil). I'm going to a con about fictional wizard's, maybe I'll attract a few cats to join us.
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