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by synthfan23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

Re: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

This has been resolved to my satisfaction. It will never be resolved to the collective community's satisfaction. Sorry... :confused :moneybag :oops: :shock: :D 8-) :sharebeer

"There's no accounting for taste": self-included.

FINIS
by synthfan23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

Re: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

* "It is accomplished." This will suffice:
https://www.newair.com/products/aw-280e ... ine-fridge

* "There's no accounting for taste..."
* Onward & upward
* Illegitimi non carborundum (everything sounds better in Latin: even "mock-Latin"; or Pig-Latin...)
by synthfan23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

Re: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

Thanks for the "Mansplaining": disambiguation/explication/interpretation/definition/elaboration/expansion LOL. Well, some of the best, & worst, supervisors I've had at work have been women. Same goes for men. No gender, non-binary, etc, has a Monopoly, on this practice... 'K, back to the research. N...
by synthfan23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

Re: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

Upon further *scrolling* (took screen shots of the entire thread in case it’s “murdered” by a moderator; the forums have apparently evolved into an unsafe space for adults, forcing me to censor my speech to a degree I thought I’d never need to) ... erm, yes, as I saw the witty & wonderful convo “scr...
by synthfan23
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

Re: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

So, among other things, my wife wants a Wife Fridge for Christmas & I want / need to get her one. Today if possible. So did you buy one and what did you get? Thanks to all. Going to read through all replies today, make a choice, buy one, then report back in more detail. Just a few quick comments as...
by synthfan23
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...
Replies: 53
Views: 3253

RESOLVED: Wife needs new Wine Fridge / Chiller: we don't buy wine expensive enough that it needs to be aged...

So, among other things, my wife wants a Wife Fridge for Christmas & I want / need to get her one. Today if possible. Even if I have to order it & place a print-out in a box w/a bow on it. I'd say "Wine Cellar" but: * We don't buy any wines (that I know of) expensive enough that need to age * She mos...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in

Seas wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Fl, ez no advertising like NY

Did it about 7 months ago
Advertising? Sounds... antebellum if not antediluvian LOL. Will check our FL
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in

yangtui wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:15 pm
If you are worried about liability protection and have serious assets to protect speak with a lawyer that specializes in it. Legal entities are not a magic bullet.
Neither are lawyers but thanks. :-)
by synthfan23
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in

Thanks Simas. Good point. Do you recommend standing up an S Corp or a C Corp? I'd like liability protection but also want to keep things as simple as possible. Will not be selling stock. Anyone know why Disney Inc, specifically Walt Disney World, has a separate LLC for nearly everything? For example...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in

Are you referring specifically to applying for biz cards at Chase Bank? Because the consensus among Miles & Points bloggers--as well as the manager at my local Chase bank--say the odds of being approved for a biz card with Chase goes up significantly if one has an LLC. If you're merely saying, sure,...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?

Just how much are you drinking that 50 cents a liter is too expensive? You do know the health effects of drinking that much? Excuse me. But I don't purchase by the liter. I purchase those teensy-weensy cans of cola because liter bottles by flat: quick. But then it's early & I haven't had my coffee ...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?

Why are you chasing fine Scotch with no-name cheap cola? Seems like a waste of fine Scotch. That was then. This is now. Will mark topic as Resolved. But on second thought: There's no accounting for taste. To each his or her own. I hate Scotch aged approximately 18+ years or more. So if offered I mu...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?

Work for a fast food restaurant that has a soda fountain. Refill your reuseable mug. Rinse repeat etc etc... :happy As a poor teenager: been there, done that, took home the uniform & stashed it under my bed... I'm sure the Statue of Limitations has run out on that one. But they never asked for it b...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in (The Villages FL / Central FL)

One answer, not in rank-order seems to be:

X. Delaware
X. Wyoming ?!?
X. Florida seems to rank perhaps in the top 10 but not the top 5--7.

Further thoughts?
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Meetup.com group platform: free or less-expensive alternative? (ORLANDO area & beyond)
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: RESOLVED: Meetup.com group platform: free or less-expensive alternative? (ORLANDO area & beyond)

Decided it was less expensive overall (my time has value) to pay for Meetup.com. It's a Platform I'm fully engaged with, like the UI, etc. Thanks for all the input. This was a Price vs Value decision. And you know what Oscar Wilde said about such things: "A cynic knows the price of everything & the ...
by synthfan23
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: RESOLVED: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

Not Yet Fully Resolved... * Just learned that DarkTable is a good free open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom. While it may or may not do as much as Lightroom its feature list probably meets my requirements. I often find using several similar FOSS programs for any given task at hand can achieve ...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Meetup.com group platform: free or less-expensive alternative? (ORLANDO area & beyond)
Replies: 7
Views: 887

RESOLVED: Meetup.com group platform: free or less-expensive alternative? (ORLANDO area & beyond)

I'd like to start a Miles & Points group here in Downtown Orlando. No one else has & I'm tired of waiting. There's evidently one in Tampa; best wishes to them. But it's too far of a drive (for me). I have free access to a large meeting space in Downtown Orlando with terrific A/V resources. The only ...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: ORLANDO Chapter Bogleheads
Replies: 60
Views: 10788

Re: ORLANDO Chapter Bogleheads

Just checking: are there any Central Florida Boglehead meet-ups that congregate in either: 1. Downtown Orlando: so many great restaurants & bars there. 2. Plant Street in Winter Garden (ditto) 3. Or Horizon West (Hamlin, Windermere, whatever). Altamonte Springs is a bit of a haul. Although if y'all ...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: UPDATED: Thrift stores in the Greater Orlando Area (plus The Villages) with largest NON-FICTION BOOK selection?
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

Re: Thrift stores in Orlando / Winter Garden / Clermont, FL with largest furniture selection?

Going west on 50, after you cross under 27 before you get to the downtown Clermont area there’s one on the left. I’ve never been before but it always seems like they have tons of furniture. You’ll see it from the road. Thanks. I found it & have been there at least thrice. On Mondays they have a gre...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service
Replies: 21
Views: 1802

Re: Cell phone service

Now sure if it ticks *all* your boxes. But it does for me, several Bogleheads, & Clark Howard (I think): Mint Mobile. You'd have to be content with being on T-Mobile's network; which is inferior to AT&Ts, Verizon's, TracFone (best coverage I've ever had nationwide as, I believe, they rent space on s...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

RESOLVED: less expensive alternative to Soda Stream for home-made / "no name" Cola?

Are there any good & less expensive alternatives to Soda Stream for making my own cola? I buy a lot tiny six-packs of Sam's Club cola at Walmart (as I am not a Sam's Club Member). Seems wasteful in more ways than one (money + packaging waste). [I am, however, both a BJs & a Costco member--for now. C...
by synthfan23
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

RESOLVED: LLCs in FL & Other States: Easiest & most advantageous State to create one in

I want to stand-up a simple LLC. In a State where it is: A. Easy to do so without a Lawyer. No offense to Attorneys but this is not necessarily Rocket Science. At least not for my rather simple situation. B. Provides the most advantages. From what I know (precious little) about LLCs, the Liability i...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

Maybe someone else can help as I don't recall. Or try eBay where it's far easier to vet vendors--as their rating system is a lot more obvious. I look for vendors with at least 500 sales and as high a rating as possible over around 97% or at the price range I'm willing to pay. Hope this helps some. I...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

What's wrong with the Brown Rockport Pro-Walkers that you're using now? That's actually the one I use for this purpose. (Dual use dress and casual shoe for work and weekend wear.) My ProWalkers are brown. I prefer black shoes and black socks. Looks more "classy" / "cool" / "sophisticated" to me; if...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

Sorry for your troubles. Ask me again in a few months when I order more. Does Amazon itself not currently sell SuperFeet vs marketplace vendors? May be worth a few extra bucks. And, not trying to be a jerk here, but did you vet the vendor before purchasing? I always do as I’m hyper sensitive to bein...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

Huh? Let me revise my statement: purchasing SuperFeet from vendors on Amazon should be significantly cheaper than purchasing them from REI and other Brick-and-mortar stores. When I buy them in “bulk” I meant I purchase around 3-5 pairs of them at a time. In other words, like an infamous Ronco produc...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

I sucked it up and purchased a year's subscription to Adobe CC. When the year is up I'll switch to all FOSS products. Plenty to choose from; same concepts and close (enough; for me personally) feature-parity. I like to "own" my software (I know licensing isn't ownership but hopefully y'all know what...
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

I'm trying NameSilo as well. Enough research. Those are the two clear winners in my sometimes not-so-humble opinion. 8-) :sharebeer :D So long and thanks for all the fish (help!),
by synthfan23
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

Wow. I expected more from this community. Love you guys and gals. But I got a $12 pair of very expensive looking matte-black slip-ons from BJ's warehouse. Twelve. Bucks. Significantly lower than my absurdly high max of: what was it I said, $150? $100? $50? Also found an even fancier pair of slip-ons...
by synthfan23
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

NameCheap has been good to me so far. But here's the thing: I have several more names that, while cool, I am less likely to renew or transfer. So, if I have a half dozen of these, should I just do promo code < $5 registrations? But they must offer free WHOIS privacy. Doesn't have to be For Life; sin...
by synthfan23
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

synthfan23 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Going once. Going twice. Just registered my first domain with name cheap today. I have about 15 more to register tomorrow. Any good promos going on? I will likely only renew 8 of them within the space of 11.5 months.
Ok fine. NameCheap.com wins. 8-)
by synthfan23
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

Going once. Going twice. Just registered my first domain with name cheap today. I have about 15 more to register tomorrow. Any good promos going on? I will likely only renew 8 of them within the space of 11.5 months.
by synthfan23
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

Incidentally I am not a student at a college or university. Taking free classes here and there from industry pros in the metro Orlando area funded by an endowment. And I intend to ramp-up and begin monetizing content in 2 months or less. But not to the degree that $50+ a month is insignificant; as ...
by synthfan23
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

Any plus or minus ones on PorkBun.com? About to start registering... Name cheap is good. Check out Porkbun.com as well. I think it’s the cheapest out there and they have a very nice UI. "Just when I thought I was out they PULL me back in." - The Sopranos. Ok. So what is the Unique Value Proposition ...
by synthfan23
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

I was given the following caveat today, from Someone In The Video / Film Production industry re: using a student license to create content one intends to monetize: Don’t. As it both violates the EULA and isn’t worth the litigation costs should one be found out doing so. #SteppingOverDollarsToPickUp...
by synthfan23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

It really depends on what you’re using these programs for. You say you’re taking classes in many commercial programs. If your goal is to use any of these programs in any collaborative or money-making endeavor then completely forget about any alternatives - open source or otherwise - and pony up the...
by synthfan23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

LibreOffice is for all intents and purposes the continuation of the old OpenOffice project. Technically, LibreOffice was a fork from OpenOffice, while Oracle continued the OpenOffice project and eventually donated it to Apache. That being said, most of the core OpenOffice developers from before Ora...
by synthfan23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

Re: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

Creative Cloud for students is $20/month. If you buy it before August 30, they give you 2 months for free. If you are taking classes that use these products, the cost of the software is absolutely trivial compared to the value of your time. I wouldn't even think twice about the cost, especially if ...
by synthfan23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?
Replies: 19
Views: 1464

RE-OPENED for Good LightRoom Equivs: Best FOSS for Video Production, Audio Production, Photo Editing, and Office Suites?

Clearly Adobe Creative Cloud is arguably (don't wanna argue but feel free to calmly and politely object if you'd like) Gold Standard for Video Production, Photo Editing, Illustration, etc. However I don't have Deep Pockets. So I'm looking for Free Open Source Software (FOSS) equivalents to these off...
by synthfan23
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

Name cheap is good. Check out Porkbun.com as well. I think it’s the cheapest out there and they have a very nice UI. "Just when I thought I was out they PULL me back in." - The Sopranos. Ok. So what is the Unique Value Proposition @ Porkbun.com other than cheap and nice UI (both are wonderful thing...
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?

rj342 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:19 am
Question Zero:

Do you have a Mac to develop on?

Android apps you can develop anywhere, but not iOS.
Great question.Yes. A Mac mini of around 2015 vintage. And a MacBook Air of roughly the same vintage.
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

I've had very good luck with various styles of Skechers. Funny you mention Sketchers. Never would have thought of for men. But was looking for the exact same requirements for my wife. Took a Five Hour waking tour at the Magic Kingdom (WDW) recently. Asked our tour guide what she was wearing. Since ...
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

NHRATA01 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:57 am
I'm somewhat confused by the request, you want a shoe for formal occasions that can also double as a hiking shoe? That's a tall order to fill.
Precisely. Definitions vary re: "formal."
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Re: Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?

Wow, thanks! You said the magic word: PYTHON. If I had to choose a language to learn right now it would by Python because: A) It's commonly used in Data Science / Analytics B) It's the automation scripting language ESRI uses for ArcGIS (not that I use ESRI products these days; I'm a QGIS / GRASS Man...
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

RESOLVED: Dual-use "dress" / comfy shoes: Matte Black, locally sourced--starting with Brown Rockport Pro-walkers

On occasion I need to wear "dressy" shoes--to job interviews, weddings, misc biz functions, funerals, etc. Presently I have a pair of brown Rockport ProWalkers I've worn to all aforementioned occasions ( HT : Rick Steves). Otherwise I wear $30 Hiking Shoes sourced from Target--stopped buying On-Clea...
by synthfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 1008

Want to create a simple iPhone app for personal use - can I do it: cheaply, with little to no coding, etc?

So, I have a few small IOS / iPhone apps I'd like to create for personal use. While I've scripted in several languages: Python, Perl, and PowerShell; and dabbled in C, Pascal, and Lisp--I am *not* a software developer. Nor do I wish to become one (although I envy the Ninja Skills Software Developers...
by synthfan23
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

I was "forced" to use Godaddy because it was the only one Microsoft partners with to seamlessly support using Office 365 Home with my custom domain name for Outlook. Comments mentioned about Godaddy upselling when you call are valid, but it is working well for me and they never call me. I transferr...
by synthfan23
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: RESOLVED: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer
Replies: 24
Views: 2762

Re: Least expensive place to mass register domains, decide which I want to keep, then transfer

NameCheap now has free WHOIS privacy protection, for free, for "evah"? What's the Catch / Any Gotcha's / Is #ItsATrap (?)(#StarWarsNerd): https://www.namecheap.com/security/whoisguard/ What am I missing? Anything important? Or is it Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other / "Holy War Hour" here? :-) ...