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post #3181 of 4397 Old 04-03-2007, 07:41 PM
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Bud,

I really appreciate the comments that you've posted on my thread. Its a feel-good feeling to have someone that's got an awsome set-up such as yours to comment on mine.

I've been watching your thread for as long as I've been on AVSForum, and I've got to say that I'm more than impressed. I dont have much to offer as far as what I've done for how far along you are, and I think my msgs would get lost in the shuffle.

I'm moving along slowly on mine, but am anxious to keep moving. When I get to certain points, I'd like to steal some of your ideas and use them on my basement - with your persmission of course.

Keep up the awesome work!
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Josh, thanks. You'll get there. Feel free to pilfer whatever suits your needs!

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Glad you are okay, Bud. Such a tragedy.
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Yeah, the Tuesday thing sux, but the Monday thing rocks.
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Bud, maybe you should go back to working at home again.

There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots. Me being one of them at times.

My HT Website in progress.
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Hey guys, just back from a short vacation to FL. Hope everyone had a nice Easter.

Toxarch, would be nice considering the traffic situation, but I enjoy the new job and wouldn't go back to the sweatshop I was in before.

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Hey Bud do those clock outlets hide a standard grounded plug pretty well? how close can something be as far as clearance? or how much of the plug does it hide/recess? hope fully that makes sense
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Nuczn,

They work pretty well, they're at least 1" deep. For grounded plugs, it'll give you the best clearance, but depends on the plug really.

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Bud,

Long time no chat!!


How is that Buffalo Repeater working for ya?! Still holding up OK, or are you looking to upgrade?!

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Hey Sean,

Still working well for the HT room, no issues at all. No intention to upgrade at this point. Are you thinking about going Buffalo? Any upgrades on your side?

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thanks for the input on that plug Btw Bud! forgot to tell ya
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thanks for the input on that plug Btw Bud! forgot to tell ya

No problem.

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Holy crap, I just realized this thread hit 300K+ views!

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Hey Jason, got your phone message. I'll give you a call tomorrow (Thurs). Been a little busy at work and with visitors.

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Got motivated to play around with Autostitch. Here are a few that turned out OK. I'll post more later.

Theater:


Equipment area:



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Now that I am in my own project, I look at and think - wow that is a lot of staining. Top job Bud.
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Dave,

Thanks. Yes, it was and all worth it. It took quite a bit longer than expected, due to wait time between coats, poly, etc. Directly behind the open door is the door to the back of the equipment closet.

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Bud,
if you want to get good results from AutoStitch making a panorama view of your front screen wall - project an image on your screen!
I have played with it for 2 evenings and found that the white screen gives AutoStitch some headache when joining the images. Once you project something on it the software will produce great results...

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Mike, thanks for the tip, I'll have to try it out.

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Bud,

I LOVE your theater, it really makes me want to sell my $1M shoe box in CA and move to a state with basements for a fraction of the cost... I hate the cost of sunshine at times.

I was wondering, did you ever consider putting in bear on draft? I would love to have a Newcastle Brown Ale Kegerator or something. I bet you could put in a nice set, maybe Bass and Guniness, got to love those Black n' Tans....

Has anyone else done that?

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Hey Matthew, thanks. When I put the house up for sale, I'll ping ya.

I'm still considering beer on draft. One of the reasons I built the closet behind to bar was to hide the beer fridge. I just haven't had enough time to do my home work and git her done. I thought ahead and at least put an outlet in the closet!

If I have a chance this weekend I'll try and do some more Autostitch pictures. I want to do a few of the bar area as well.

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If you need or are looking into building your own kegerator or upgrading a kegerator to support multiple taps and need a draft tower check out http://www.acumetalfab.com. They will fabricate just about any type of tower that you want and the quality and service is top notch. I think I have some pics in my thread of the one i ordered for my bar. I think it cost me about $160 for a stainless steal 4" 3 hole tower with base and drip try that I build into my bar.
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Mike, thanks for the link. Pretty good stuff there. The even have a clamp on tower, which may be the route I have to got. They also have the wall mount thingies with the built in drip tray, which may be another option.

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Haven't been on the forums for quite some time now... but first thing I did was search for the longterm intensive DIYs... glad to see it come along so far, still a fantastic job.
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Grip, thanks. Still have a few things I'm working on both HT and basement related, just been distracted by work. Hopefully I'll be able to get my priorities straight soon!

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OK, so here's why I've been so busy. Since we're just announced our relaunch beta site on our real site, I guess I can post out here for everyone to see. If you have any strong feelings (and I know you guys do) you can click on the feedback link and comment. Also, if you have any issues you can report them back through the same link.

CNN.com relaunch beta site: http://beta.cnn.com

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Looks great. The current site wasn't bad, but this is alot easier on the eyes in terms of readability and overall look. I haven't looked at your source yet, but are you using any libraries(YUI, Prototype, etc..) for layout or other features? I am a big fan of the centered content. I am developing an intranet site for a division of the Dept of Treasury and am using centered content with rounded corners.
Also, the Hot Topics nav is a really nice feature for users.

Well done!
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Ger,

Thanks for the response. I can find out. My involvement on this particular project has been primarily infrastructure and integration related, I got involved late in the game.

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I haven't looked at your source yet, but are you using any libraries(YUI, Prototype, etc..) for layout or other features?

Ger, was told that all the front end templates were all home grown.

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I like the hot topics nav too!

Ahh, integration, I hate that word. Well it's not the word, it's the problems that verb creates.

Here were my comments
You might want to underline links on hover. The light blue hyperlink text may be a bit too light. Both are more of a problem for color blind people. In my normal size browser window a small bit (maybe 20-30 pix) of the left side gets cut off, but not much content, but I always notice a scroll bar.

Now get back to more important things!

Have a good weekend
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