You can learn a lot about archtop guitars by going through the "sold" archive at Archtop.com. You can see descriptions and photos of hundreds of actual instruments. It's a valuable historical and educational resource that is really helping me learn about Gibson archtop guitars. What's missing? The prices. For that you need to look at the current inventory list.
What makes these Archtop.com lists so valuable is that there are so many examples of real guitars that have sold. The measurements show how the various models changed from the 1920s and '30s to the present day. They could turn the archive into a book, and I'd buy it.
There's been a squeak in the plumbing. For about a year. When you turn the water on, "squeak." When you turn it off, "squeak."
The picture gives it away. It was the Zurn pressure-reducing valve. We have super-high water pressure, and we probably need two pressure-reducing valves in series but make due with one.
Anyhow, the squeak has been a mystery. Ilene thought it was the pressure-reducing valve all along. I agreed that we probably needed either a new one, or a rebuild on the old one (there's a kit for that).
But I wasn't sure. The sound was super loud in the shower wall.
I ventured into the spider- (and web-) filled crawlspace under the house to check the pipes while the teenager turned the water on and off. I was looking for things that moved. Things that moved enough to squeak.
I found nothing.
Twitter is broken due to a DDoS attack. The AP story I pulled downplays it quite a bit -- it's not just the East Coast, and it is continuing into the afternoon. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tn-dyn-attack-20161021-snap-story.html
My latest GNOME 3 experiment lasted about a week.
And I fully recognize that I pretty much wrote this same post last month.
I'm back again. GNOME wasn't really offering me anything I don't get in Xfce, and when I had to dip into my Citrix apps yesterday, GNOME was giving me trouble.
Between Xfce's Whisker menu, Catfish file finder and the fact that I can run the Nautilus or Dolphin file managers whenever I feel the need (which won't be very often), the comfort, consistency, performance and usability of Xfce drew me back.
Just like the last time.
I didn't feel more productive in GNOME. At times I felt less productive. So why keep going with it?
Creating encrypted documents with Vim https://linux-audit.com/using-encrypted-documents-with-vim/
Jazz Advice indeed has a lot of good jazz advice http://www.jazzadvice.com
After saying in a recent post how GNOME 3 wasn't working for me, here I am. Back in GNOME 3.
My use cases are changing, and GNOME 3 has its charms.
Briefly (and not all particularly relevant):
I have way too many desktop environments on this laptop. Recently I tried LXQT, which is a nightmare (on my Fedora 24 machine, anyway), LXDE (meh) and KDE/Plasma 5 (I liked it better than I thought I would, but not enough to move to it).
Might as well try GNOME 3 again.
As I say above, I'm contemplating a fresh Fedora installation, and that would be Fedora Workstation from the get-go. If i did that, maybe
GNOME Screenshot would work as advertised ...