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Pressure Washing .. Advice Needed

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So today I pressure washed our deck.  Here's a picture halfway through


 But now I need some advice.  When it rains, we've always smelt something a, but not known what it was.  While doing the deck, I think that was part of it; however, I think there's something more.  I think there's mould and ick below the deck that is smelling.  Any idea of smething I could use to get rid of it?  

Why this new blog?

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I'm sure loads of people are asking why...why change my blogging engine.  Well, first a bit of history...when I started blogging back in 2005 (my first post was 22 Feb 2005), I used Blosxom.  I changed domains a bit later on but still used Blosxom.  After that, I switched to PHPNuke for a bit.  Next,  switched to Joomla.  I stayed with them up till I switched to Known.  Why switch?  Well....

Back when I started blogging, there was no such thing as facebook, twitter, etc... so I had to do my own thing.  I resisted joining facebook for a while, and just joined twitter a few years ago.  I stopped writing here in favour of those platforms just because that's where my friends were.  Well, Known allows me to, hopefully, write stuff here, publish it onto those platforms, and collect responses back here.  So, I get all the benefits of those platforms with the added benefit of me really owning my content here.

We'll see how it works.  Only time will tell....

Image from Dimitris Kalogeropoylos via Flickr

Phone List Updated

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After not blogging for a year, my first post is to say that I updated my list of phones after owning my Nexus 5 for a year.


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I LOVE BILL................

I happen to agree with this caller and Rush:  a true conservative will--hands down--beat a RINO and/or a liberal and/or a moderate any way.

Image from robert huffstutter via flickr

Apple Certified Professional -- 10.9

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I haven't been posting my exercise stuff the past 3 days because I was doing some Apple training.  Yesterday, I took and passed my Apple Certified Professional 10.9 exam.  Next month, I'll get current at 10.10.

Image from Paul Downey via flickr

20150106 - Exercise

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Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test

Wow...I'm sore from yesterday.  My triceps are really really sore...the rest of me has that nice post-workout soreness.  I stopped by the store for some advil to help with the soreness.  Right now, it is nothing to worry about...I just need to push through it.  Here's what I did:

1 - Morning = AbTrainer and Pushup Trainer apps at easy 5 min
2 - Walking to/from work
3 - Nordic Trac for 40 min

FatSecret Journal for Jan 6, 2015
Wt: 114 kg
Waist: 49"
Neck: 17.25"

[Update 2015-01-06 08:55:38] Added links to apps

Image from dvidshub via flickr

20150105 - Exercise

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Exercise contraption

Well, I haven't worked out or watched what I ate since Don and Chris were here back in September.  I knew I wasn't doing too well, but then Thanksgiving came...then it was Christmas....well, you get the idea.  Well, the time has come to get back on the ball, exercise, and watch what I eat.  Here's today's info (yep, I'm going to start posting again):


FatSecret Journal for Jan 5, 2015
Wt: 114 kg
Waist: 49.25"
Neck: 17.25"

Image from zieak via flickr


Petworth House - 2 Jan 2015

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The kids had a day off school yesterday.  So, in addition to doing the geohash for 2 Jan 2015, we went to Petworth House.  Here's some pictures (the rest can be found on the flickr set):

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Geohashing - Jan 2, 2015

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Yesterday, we went to Petworth House.  It turned out to be near yesterday's geohash so we stopped by on our way home.  We didn't make it all the way to the hash location because I couldn't sort out the footpath and didn't want to upset the farmer by trapsing though his field.  Here's some pictures:

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[2015-01-03 08:44:24] Added link to geohash page
[2015-01-03 09:09:32] Added link to Petwork House page