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Display Name: casualgrace
Member Since: 7/4/08

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Looks great! I'm curious too about the luggage racks in the entry. Frequent travelers?

Be nice fellow geeks ... Some people can square numbers and add them together, and some people can stand on a giant ladder with a nail gun without shooting themselves in the foot. Everyone's got their strengths and weaknesses.


Before & After: An Entryway That Goes From Beige to Wow With a 3D Pattern
4/19/14 08:56 PM

I would be wary of #2. I love my Apple products, but Apple drops support for "old" products pretty quickly. So the last gen ipod you bought might only get updates for 2 years at most. I have a 1st gen iPod touch that still works but is no longer supported by Apple. Without security updates, email and purchasing aren't feasible. So, it's still a nice music player, and I still play Cut the Rope, but it has lost a lot of functionality.


5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Apple Store Purchase
7/26/11 12:45 AM

Cut up and tape some pieces of foam core together to fit, stretch and staple/glue some fabric over it, and use those 3M Command strips to attach to the shelving frame.

I did something similar to hide a fireplace in my apartment. I hate weird corner fireplaces, and this was cheap.

If you use a sheer covering alternative instead, like stretched canvases, putting some nice glowy lights behind it might be nice for mood lighting.


Ideas for Creatively Covering Up Built Ins?
Good Questions

9/1/10 03:49 AM

One substitute device I love for my laptops and iPod is Belkin's Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger $11 instead of the Apple USB Power Adapter $30. Not exactly the same, but they do serve the same function.

Apple has often made bad functional hardware design choices (e.g. iPhone4). Also, Apple gouges us with expensive, unnecessary, propriety ports and cables.

I tried to replace a power supply once on my sister's 3 year old computer, but found that I would need to disconnect and remove the entire motherboard to get to the power supply. Also, because the power supply is proprietary and specific to that particular case model, a replacement power supply would have cost $300.

I can use most accessories on my Mac and Linux box easily. But Apple makes no effort to support use of their devices on other systems. Apple has a propriety Bluetooth pairing process for their Bluetooth keyboard, so my PC can't use it. In order to use the Magic Mouse meaningfully with my PC, I had to wait for hackers to to exploit the drivers. Apple won't let me install Mac OS on a PC. I realize that's business ...

I do love Mac OS and the software that comes with an Apple computer. I love the absence of software cruft and virus worries. And Apples are so cute. But they're so weak in processing power for the money spent ...


5 Apple Products & Their Cheaper Alternatives
8/19/10 04:06 AM

The bathroom. TP, soap, and towels are very important. :)


Moving: What To Unpack First | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
2/2/10 11:17 AM

I use a very ugly 3M anti-fatigue kitchen mat on the floor in front of the sink and main counter. My feet need it in order to be able to cook and wash dishes after a long day at work on my feet.

Does anyone know of a more attractive (yet still waterproof) alternative?

Seems like a rug would need to be washed waaay too frequently to be worth its decorative value.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Do You Use a Kitchen Rug?
3/13/09 12:01 PM

Or plant the cable box's bottom against the wall in one of these:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80137872
or this:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70137919

and use one of these:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10098776


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Furniture Solutions for Cable Box?
8/6/08 09:44 PM

Maybe you could build a slanted shelf, so that the cable box front is slanted up towards the ceiling? The remote should still work.


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Good Questions: Furniture Solutions for Cable Box?
8/6/08 09:36 PM

I'm loving my hookless shower curtain. I'm barely over 5 feet tall, so I really hated fiddling with the rings. Hmmmm, now I think of it, the built in rings are probably pvc ...but the curtain is polyester.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Best Non Vinyl Shower Curtains
7/28/08 09:54 PM

do any of these work on hairy husband hair on the bathroom floor?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Simple Green: Pet Hair Edition
7/16/08 09:18 PM

My butt is green with envy...


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair in Red
7/14/08 09:49 AM

I'm going to bury it in my garden and see if more $190 pillows sprout up! ;)

Just kidding, of course. Too pretty ...


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Judy Ross' Seeds Pillow
7/4/08 08:52 PM