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Display Name: Windwolf
Member Since: 3/19/07

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There is NO "Appropriate TV" for a child's room. Period.


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | What's The Appropriate TV for a Kid's Room?
7/9/09 01:22 PM

Grace -
Be a Sweetie, and compile a list of websites for watching TV on the computer - other than your basic HULU, CBS, etc., etc. That would be really useful. Thanks!
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Would You Replace Your TV With Your Laptop?
2/2/09 11:57 AM

Honesty. Simplicity. Downsizing (or, better, "rightsizing"). A return to financial sanity.

To quote Thoreau:

Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed by them.

Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.

And Sir Winston Churchill:

Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.

Hopefully, much good will eventually emerge from our current world economic crisis. Windwolf


Apartment Therapy New York | AT Readers Weigh-In: Trends We'd Like To See More Of
12/19/08 07:03 PM

Guys -
Why don't you people just come clean, call a spade a spade,
and just openly declare yourself to be an "Apple Fanboy Site"?


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Look! Apple Apple Pie
12/9/08 12:28 PM

How to slow down: "Find a little piece of land somewhere and plant a carrot seed. Now sit down and watch it grow. When it is fully grown pull it up and eat it." - Stephen Gaskin

(Quoted from "Living on the Earth" by Alicia Bay Laurel - 1970)

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 11 Tips for Slowing Down
8/18/08 04:25 PM

Surely you folks at "Re-Nest" can come up with a better list of links for Connie. Connie - yes, you can live comfortably in 400 sq. ft. Think large sailboat! Your 400 sq. ft. would be quite a yacht! Try these:

http://www.resourcesforlife.com
http://zenhabits.net
http://tinyhouseblog.com
http://simpleliving.net
http://tumbleweedhouses.com
http://awakeningearth.org

And the "mother lode":

http://zenhabits.net/2008/06/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-simplifying-your-life-and-way-more/#more-717

Peace,
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | Good Question: How Do We Live in 400 Square Feet?
7/30/08 09:34 AM

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. - Leonardo da Vinci

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | A Dwell Reader on Small HomesDwell: June 2008
6/16/08 07:53 PM

Serious Question:

I love some of the new charging stations beginning to hit the market - BUT - (1) is it good to leave all your chargers plugged in ALL the time - (2) do they draw power when they are just sitting there - and (3) is it ok to leave the "chargee" in the "charger" after it has "charged" for days on end?

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Sale! Pottery Barn Smart Furniture
6/2/08 07:50 AM

Curtis-
I dumped Norton a few months ago and put on AVAST!, which is free for non-commercial users and updates automatically every time I boot up. It is very fast. Norton is terribly slow. Get rid of it.
Also I do a disk cleanup and defragment just about every day. That, too, helps bunches.
To quickly find your RAM - go to "all programs, accessories, system tools, system information" and then look for "total physical memory" - that is your RAM. VISTA really wants at least 2 Gigs.
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 49#comments
4/1/08 04:33 PM

Curtis -
I assure you it's VISTA! I'm on roadrunner too. Right now (even as we speak) I have my old backup 2002ish Gateway with XP Home, and a new 2008 Acer with Vista Home Premium, and a recently reactivated 2006 Gateway with XP Professional all hooked up to the internet. In order of speed in loading web sites - XP Home and XP Pro are virtually identical and lightning fast. Vista is friggin' slower than molasses in January! VISTA IS CRAPOLA! I'm seriously considering going back to XP Pro too. "If it ain't broke don't fix it". XP Is FAR more user friendly. I don't have a clue to what Microsoft was thinking when they created the monster Vista!
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Open Thread 49
3/31/08 03:58 PM

Winter fav - "The Jethro Tull Christmas Album"
Soundtrack fav - "Stealing Beauty"

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: Compact Shelf System from Insignia
12/18/07 10:10 AM

Winter favorite: "The Jethro Tull Christmas Album"
Soundtrack favorite: "Stealing Beauty"

Merry Christmas, everyone!
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Gift Bag 2007: Compact Shelf System from Insignia
12/18/07 10:06 AM

I'm truly sorry, but I far prefer the "before" to the "after".
The "after" is very cluttered and really boring. To me, the "before" has some cool character, color, and looks cozy. Why did you hide the fireplace?
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look!: Andy's Front Room - Before and After
12/6/07 05:05 PM

I have had two of these. Seemed like a good idea. One lasted ALMOST a full week! The other, maybe two or three days! This is a pile of crapola. It is so poorly made that it is not worth what it is made out of! Do not waste your money. IT IS JUNK!
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Back to Basics Egg-and-Muffin 2 Slice Toaster and Egg Poacher
12/6/07 04:49 PM

O-key-doe-key!


Apartment Therapy - AT Countdown.....
11/16/07 03:46 PM

Norton or McAfee?

I have 2 pc laptops that I use every day. One came with Norton and one came with McAfee. I find them both equally effective and equally annoying. The one with Norton seems to take for bloody ever to bootup. And I do disk cleanups and defrag at least once a day.

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy - Good Question: Norton vs. McAfee?
11/15/07 08:02 AM

I'm hoping that this is a countdown until all current editors are required to have read and understood Maxwell's earliest posts from 2004 under "Apartment Therapy on ...." in the archives.

I'm further hoping that this will mark the end of "reposts".

And I'm really hoping that his will mark the end of posting the same info on all the AT sites.

And I'm REALLY hoping to see a return to the "therapy" part of this site with less emphasis on insanely expensive design porn.

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy - AT Countdown...#comments
11/15/07 07:54 AM

Question-

I have a set of hammered solid silver cups from Thailand. Is it safe to drink from them? If so, how should they be cleaned? Would the silver chemically react with wines, etc? Can they be sealed? I'm tired of not using them, as they are very beautiful. Thanks.

Windwolf


Apartment Therapy - Open Thread 550#comments
10/29/07 06:51 AM

Insanely beautiful!
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy - House Tour: Karla's Asian Transitional Home
10/24/07 11:50 AM

Why?
Windwolf


Apartment Therapy - Narrowest Home in Los Angeles
10/24/07 11:43 AM