Been away, I'm back now.

Hi Guys.
I have probably missed a pile of interesting threads.
I just got a new computer, Dual 2.0 Ghz G5 Powermac, and have been
sorting the thing out for the last 3 days.
Transfering files, updating apps,utilities, software.
Now I am trying out OSX newsreaders.
I have been using Thoth in OS9, but it no longer is available for OSX.
So now I am trying a host of newsreaders to find the one I like the most.
I will be on and off for a little while, while I sort this out.
If you have specific questions for me, just email me directly.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
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Hi Ernie
Know this is a welding newsgroup, but anyway, remember that now you have an AppleMac with OS-X operating system you now have access to loads of Unix utilities and programs from the Free Software movement. All put together by a bunch of hippies into a "packages" distribution system at
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Drawing tools Graph plotting Programming languages Typesetters The mighty "emacs" text processor and handler of all things text-based Database programs Wordprocessors and "office applications" if you are into that sort of stuff!
Just install the downloader then click on what you want and it downloads and installs, no further intervention.
Puts in all in a directory, /sw, down in the file system root so it doesn't interact or depend on anything else on the system. Longstop assurance - if you were to delete that directory and all its tree of contents there would be no "fink" unix presence anywhere on the computer. Not as you'd want to...
My stainless steel /
TIG work - all the blank shapes, template shapes (cut with a jig-saw from MDF board) and the jigs (plasma-cut and "precision angle-ground" from steel plate) were calculated using a program written in Lisp and run on the "clisp" ANSI Common Lips interpretter I grabbed from "Fink".
If you see the "curvaceous vase", first picture in
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shape was decided on playing around with "gnuplot" the graph-plotting program, also grabbed from "Fink". I put in various mathematical equations until I saw a shape that was pleasing. And that became the shape of the vase.
Richard S.
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Ernie, My respect for you rises! I am jealous. I only have a 1.33Ghz Powerbook G4. Michelle
Ernie Leimkuhler wrote:
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Michelle P
I am especially glad I got this now before Macs go Intel next year. That is not something I am looking forward to.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
Interesting stuff. The guy who created my website did it all in Emacs. I am sure he will be very pleased that I can run the real thing now, although BBEdit is pretty cool too.
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Ernie Leimkuhler
Nuts, Honestly, For an entry level guy would a Maxstar be good for him or something close? I really don't know much about buying machines, I bought the Dynasty on your suggestion from my upgraded welders I sold on Craigslist. As for the race track it's August 27th, National Dragster Challenge at Bonanza Raceway in Walla Walla, Wa. I don't know if your close but the invite still stands. I learned a lot from you, I would at least like you to see my work and let me pick up the tab for dinner.
Fraser Competition Engines Chicago, IL.
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For what its worth:
When I was shopping for an inexpensive Tig welder, I spoke with a lot of people about the Econotig (and the equivalent Tigmate) and no one recommended it. The most interesting example was at a Miller roadshow. They brought the 18-wheeler rolling storefront with everything they make. I saw the new equipment, the big monster pipe cutters, the torches and accessories and everything. But I couldn't find the Econotig. When I asked the rep, he said that it was the only piece of equipment he wouldn't sell, and he refused to bring it on the roadshow.
This is too bad because it is the least expensive High Freq Tig welder you can find, and I see them around at $800 used, but given this universal opinion, I went with a used Daytona Mig Pocket Pulse, an older, lift start, non-high frequency unit, myself...
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A Maxstar 150 is a fine basic TIG if you don't need to do aluminum.
Unfortunately at that time I will be at Burning Man.
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Ernie Leimkuhler

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