Remember that guy who sued Apple because he could access porn on his iPhone?
He's back. Suing A&E and President Obama for harshing his mellow religion-wise by punishing Phil Robertson for his anti-gay remarks. There's a whole lot of crazy in the filing, including the fact that his legal argument hinges on a satirical article that he perceived to be an actual real thing that happened.
The Weather Channel now has competition, it's called WeatherNation and it's on DirecTV channel 321.
24 hour live weather coverage. None of this documentary garbage that the Weather Channel has become.
I personally think The Weather Channel should be split into two feeds, one for the documentaries and one for 24 hour live weather coverage. We're not in 1986 where cable has only 40 channels. -- I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.
to fix 7 of my own shredded window screens. it was exasperating at first, but with trial and error I discovered some subtle techniques to make the work go faster with less error risk, waste, and without leaving my own mess behind (it's actually a lot like preparing your own sushi consistently and perfectly).
then I realized there are apartment buildings full of people who all had their windows replaced the same time as me 25 years ago so their screens may be dissolving as well. i wonder if i should go into the "window screen replacement" trade just to serve the people within a few blocks of me.
I have all the tools, know how to get more quality consumables cheap, and think people would trust a neighbor in their home to do this a lot more than some yellow pages contractor or craigslist handyman. sure there will be headaches whenever you deal with weird people surrounded by their own filth, but I think I'm mature enough to deal with it properly.
this might get interesting
I may start by offering this service half-price just to neighbors on my floor of the building who see me around and know me. that way I can get exposure to various people, scheduling, floor plans, windows facing different facades and directions, etc. I'll ask them to give me constructive criticism on how I could improve my demeanor, the work, and impact it may have on their home and schedule. If all goes well I'll have a good referral base from these jobs. I'll gain confidence and hone my craft before deciding if it's worthwhile to advertise it to my entire building and eventually other nearby buildings.
Never figured out how to get the screen mesh properly tight in a home/garage setting. To make a new frame is a piece of cake. But around here they charge $ 30 for mesh replacement in an average size window and you wait 2 weeks for it, so you might have discovered a niche.
Window screens decay and/or get mutilated through abuse, but they're absolutely essential. Don't sell yourself short with the half-price stuff. Screens are cheap enough.
School yourself in hanging screen and security doors. Not as easy as it looks, but an absolute complement to window screens. Many doorframes are pretty beat up, and not quite square or level, so there is some carpentry involved, especially to get a bug-free seal.
After that, you can add window air conditioner mounts, seasonal installation and removal if your local climate or building rules so require.
Last week I posted that I started to mine for Dogecoin. Since I stared, I mined more then 80K DOGE. Browsing ebay, 1k DOGE sells for $3-$3.50. I have decided to keep mining due to the potential of Dogecoin.
you raise a good point CB. I can do the work right in the person's home with minimal space, mess and time. since I live nearby, if they prefer I do the work "offsite" I'll simply carry these light aluminum screens home and do it there. either way, they'll get their new screen mesh in old but clean frames back in place by same or next day.
BTW for screen tightness what type of spline (that tube around the edges) you use matters. rubber gives the tightest results, while foam will leave the screen more relaxed. if you use foam spline a size thicker than usual, you will also get tighter results. either way, tighter means more effort by the installer. tighter is not always a good idea here in NY with our higher temperature variance between Winter and Summer. Down in Florida tightness may not be so desirable during Hurricane season.
From what I've seen it may be the best deal going in online post secondary education. I didn't know they did anything but degrees. If it doesn't work out for you you've burned about $3,000 for one term to find out. If it does work out you get an accredited degree for around $25k or less. It's all very clear up front how they operate, what the charges are and no one is making a commission off you signing up. No reason not to try it. -- Time is an abstract concept invented by carbon based life forms to monitor their constant decay.-Thunderclese
To add to elray's additional work possibilities. Window and door seals. Replacement or addition of weather stripping or caulk. Take a close look at the whole area immediately adjacent to where the screens you work on come from. These door and window areas often could use some repairs, maintenance, or lubrication. If you have mastered the art of excellent screen repair, you can probably master these other repair areas as well.
So I actually decided to read the post. They are saying that these new scrypt miners will kill dogecoin. Look at bitcoin. They released asic miners. Did it kill bitcoin? Nope. If anything, it thrived. Asic miners just mine faster, making the difficulty harder in a faster time. But just like bitcoins, videocards were the first to arrive to the mining party. Now its not even profitable to mine bitcoins with a videocard but other cryptocoins such as litecoin, you can still make it in time to make a profit.
Also, these new scrypt miners dont even exist yet. They are sold out of preorders. Just like butterfly labs, it took forever to ship out their first miner because they had to do all the R&D and whatnot. By the time the first scrypt miner comes online, we'll be way past the moon, heading to mars.
I used to work in a window factory and had to do the screens. I have forgotten most of my skills from those days. The most fun was cutting the rails and stiles with a pneumatic miter circular saw. Got my fingers pinched a few times by the grabbers. Good times and at 5 bux an hour WOOT! -- Don't try to follow me, I have a cab waiting. EEEEEEEEradicator!
very good advice to "keep my eyes open" while in customers homes for other repair service opportunities. what i hope to do is focus on the screen work because it's low overhead, least disruptive and in high demand here, but develop a mailing/email list that i can market other services to down the road.
in these buildings the windows are generally fine, but I noticed most apartments could really use better seals around and under common hallway doors, not so much for hot & cold insulation into the similar temperature hallways, but rather to keep other apartment sounds smells and folded menus away