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Topic: Specialty Sites (10 msgs / 327 lines)
1) From: Bernard Gerrard
Enough already.  Here are three fountain pen specialty sites.  Go for it.
         http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/         http://www.penhero.com/PenBookmarks_PenDiscussions.htmThere is enough stuff about fountain pens on the web to bore even a ">http://www.fountainpenforum.com/e107/news.php         http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/         http://www.penhero.com/PenBookmarks_PenDiscussions.htmThere is enough stuff about fountain pens on the web to bore even a 
devotee out of his mind.  Spare the coffee people who are not remotely 
interested in pens. B. Gerrard

2) From: Lynne Biziewski
Well, "coffee people who are not remotely interested in pens" (such
as myself) have an even more amazing tool:
the delete button.
L.
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3) From: Angelo
I haven't used a fountain pen in years, yet I found the exchanges 
very interesting. If we follow your advice and not allow them, I 
would have missed them. As Lynne stated, you have a choice. The 
messages were clearly marked. Just delete them on your end.
I'm retired and don't work. Maybe, you shouldn't have written that 
tedious list, because I'm not interested in, nor do I have need of, 
it... Talk about boring!
A
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4) From: Sandy Andina
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Right on, Angelo! You know, there are plenty of us homeroasters here  
who have no interest in tinkering with modifying machinery, tweaking  
electronics, dealing with thermocouplers and the like; air-roasters  
who don't use or care about drum roasters or vice versa,  hands-on  
manual roasters (wok/whisk or HG/DB, for instance) who don't give a  
flying Fazenda Ipanema about how to roast with machines; home baristi  
who don't care about Technivorms or Aeropresses, and drip or presspot  
users who have no interest in espresso. Heck, there are days when,  
having no more room in the cupboard or budget, I even delete huge  
blocks of posts about various beans I know I won't be able to (or  
have no reason to) buy any time in the near future.  Everything is  
"off-topic" to somebody, even if it falls within the general rubric  
of a specialty listserv. Last time I checked, though some laptops no  
longer have modems, they haven't started making keyboards without  
Delete keys.
Paradoxically, it's easier to bulk-delete messages that don't  
interest when one receives them in individual format than in Digest,  
as in the latter, many folks quote and requote endlessly.
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Sandy Andina
www.sandyandina.com
www.myspace.com/sandyandina
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Right on, Angelo! You know, =
there are plenty of us homeroasters here who have no interest in =
tinkering with modifying machinery, tweaking electronics, dealing with =
thermocouplers and the like; air-roasters who don't use or care about =
drum roasters or vice versa,  hands-on manual roasters (wok/whisk or =
HG/DB, for instance) who don't give a flying Fazenda Ipanema about how =
to roast with machines; home baristi who don't care about Technivorms or =
Aeropresses, and drip or presspot users who have no interest in =
espresso. Heck, there are days when, having no more room in the cupboard =
or budget, I even delete huge blocks of posts about various beans I know =
I won't be able to (or have no reason to) buy any time in the near =
future.  Everything is "off-topic" to somebody, even if it falls =
within the general rubric of a specialty listserv. Last time I checked, =
though some laptops no longer have modems, they haven't started making =
keyboards without Delete keys.
Paradoxically, it's easier = to bulk-delete messages that don't interest when one receives them in = individual format than in Digest, as in the latter, many folks quote and = requote endlessly. 
On Jun 21, 2007, at = 11:29 PM, Angelo wrote:
I haven't used a fountain pen in years, yet I found = the exchanges very interesting. If we follow your advice and not allow = them, I would have missed them. As Lynne stated, you have a choice. The = messages were clearly marked. Just delete them on your end.I'm retired and don't work. Maybe, you shouldn't = have written that tedious list, because I'm not interested in, nor do I = have need of, it... Talk about boring! = Enough already.  Here are three fountain pen = specialty sites.  Go for = it.         http://www.fountain=penforum.com/e107/news.php         http://www.fountainpenne=twork.com/forum/         http://www=.penhero.com/PenBookmarks_PenDiscussions.htm There is = enough stuff about fountain pens on the web to bore even a devotee out = of his mind.  Spare the = coffee people who are not remotely interested in pens. B. = GerrardSandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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5) From: Brett Mason
Good ideas on pens!  And that reminds me....
I just finished replacing the strings on my Charvel - hadn't really dealt
with the Floyd-Rose Tremolo before.  I was intrigued by the mechanism that
holds the base end of the string in place.  The ball has to be removed from
each string, and then the string inserted in the clamp.  I was grateful I
didn't break anything, and I will tell you, the new strings make a heck of a
difference.
One other aspect of the Charvel is the small clamp at the neck which holds
the strings in tune.  This way when I am playing a lot, and bending the
strings in riffs, I still have the axe in tune!
Hey it's nice to have a forum to discuss my hobbies - a lot like the coffee
forum I used to be a part of!
Sipping some cinnamon-roasted Colombian,
Brett
On 6/22/07, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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6) From: Aaron
There's always E mail filters too Sandy,  you filter a topic right to
the trash that doesn't interest you.  Kind of reminds me of the one
george jetson cartoon where he's bitching that they are killing him at
work... the slave drivers made him press a button 5 times that day.
Btw I think it's safe to say that they will never be rid of the delete
key,  without it you'd never be able to do the windows 3 finger salute
Ctrl + Alt + Delete every day as homage to billy boy.
Aaron

7) From: Rich
The sad fact is that some people are charter membes in the BMW club, bitch - moan - whine.
What I am impaitently waiting for are some actual usage reports on the Behmor 1600.
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8) From: Les
WOW!  Tom doesn't mind a little extra bandwidth.  To me this is my virtual
coffee house.  A little talk about pens, musical instruments, roasting
methods I would never use are all a part of the fun.  Just like a real
coffee house, the delete button works great if you don't want to listen in
on something.  With that said, I would have never entered the world of
espresso if this list had not forced me to answer the question, "Can a good
homeroast coffee shot taste that much better than the swill down at the
espresso shop?"  The answer I found was a resounding "Yes."  Besides that
these fountain pen folks have me inspired to make one and give it a try
again.  Maybe I will even make it out of coffee wood burl.  So, how about
all of us stopping the gripe session in our virtual coffee house and
continue to talk mostly coffee.  Anyone ordered Tom's new offerings yet?
Tomorrow I will be pulling shots of Brazil Yellow Bourbon rested 7 days from
the Behmoor 1600.  I'll give you all an update tomorrow.
Les
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9) From: Barry Luterman
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Should be getting the following today:
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10) From:
Les, well said!
ginny
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