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Jun. 9th, 2010

04:25 pm - Land of public announcements--and stuff you know you want SALE!

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Some of you have heard this one already, or at least inklings of it. I'm leaving Minneapolis in a few months. Not exactly sure when, but sometime after CONvergence end and no later than after OmegaCON. I'm going to Atlanta. Yes, it's insane and impulsive and all of those words that start with "i." But it makes me happy to ponder it, and i'm looking forward to the adventure, whatever it may bring. I'll probably elaborate on this all at some stage, but feel free to poke me with questions if you have them.

Howsoever, the real point of this post is that i know i don't want to drive across country with as many of the "nice fings" as i currently have (bonus points for getting that quote snippet).



So, effective immediately, there are (at least) the following things that are for sale (all are "make me a reasonable offer," i'm providing prices at which i bought them for reference) and i'm hoping to get something for them, but am open to offers for trade. Some of the things, i just want someone to take and love.

Things What Need Going Away:

--Bed of Doom: this is a full-size loft bed that i made from scratch using 2x4 and 2x6 pine boards. It weighs about 300lbs, and parts of it are screwed/wood glued together, but it comes apart into movable sections via bolts and wingnuts. Super sturdy, constructed on the OP Loft Bed design (will provide instructions about how to usefully reassemble). Beds like this made by professionals go for nearly $400, but i'm not a professional. The bed has some defects, *none* of which have any bearing on the stability or usefulness of it. Basically, there were cases where i didn't measure quite carefully enough when i drilled holes, so there are a few more than there should be, and i didn't have the correct equipment to properly cut 1/2 inch particle board for the platform, so that part is a bit jagged on one side but it still fits into the frame just fine. Disclaimers aside, it all goes together well, has stood up to two moves and other testing. For the right person, i'll even help cart it out and get it set up correctly in your place ;) Great thing for kids' rooms, small living spaces, those of us who enjoy sleeping 6 feet in the air, etc. The plans for putting it together even include the design specs to build desks and shelves to fit/bolt under it, if you so desire. I love this thing so very much, but...i'm not going to need it where i'm going. Mattress almost certainly not included, but i might be open to negotiation on that one. Unattached corner shelf (big enough for a laptop and some other stuff) and clamp shelf (good for cell phones, lip balm and other small things) included. Actual cost when i built it has been lost to time and swiss-cheese brain, and i'd have no idea what to charge for the labour. However, check Ikea for loft beds that aren't at all sturdy. Pricey and scary. That research was why i decided to build this one.

--Ikea shelves: These are from the "Gorm" line of very low-end Ikea unfinished pine shelving. They were about 30$ each new plus some money here and there to add extra shelves to the frames. 4 of these suckers total (3 about 7 feet tall, one 9 feet approx), various numbers and heights of shelves to accommodate paperback and hardcover books, DVDs, games, and (on one) even wine. Keep in mind...Ikea. They're sturdy, but do lean a bit as Ikea don't always drill their holes symmetrical--i find this delightful, as it looks like i'm living in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, but if you're looking for something slick, probably not your thing. These should be transported without being taken apart if possible.

--Plastic shelf: One bog-standard, heavy plastic, gray thing with 4 shelves, much like most people have in their garages. Nicer than the evil white Target plastic shelving. Was 20$ or so new.

--Computer: Dell 600m laptop. Still works just fine, but the battery doesn't charge, so it needs to be plugged in. Power supply included. It's old, but functional for someone who needs an extra bit o' hardware. 512 memory, 1.5...i think...AMD processor, Radeon 9000 video card, 120g hard drive. Windows XP (an honest to foo licensed copy) is installed, and i can provide a re-installation disk with key for that, or burn you a linux distro if you like.

--Synthesizer: This one is going to make me cry a bit...i have my beloved Korg X2 synth. I really do not want to get rid of it. However, it's got what i assume is a dead power supply, as it won't turn on at all. It's a beast of a device that's outdated but super awesome nonetheless. If you know someone who might look at it/fix it for me on the way cheap, let me know. Otherwise, it's got to go too. :( Someone will be able to fix her up and love her to bits. Bought her (working, obviously) for 500$ used 8 years ago. If you can fix it, however, will pay or barter with beer/money/services/stuff/things ;)

--Amp and stuff: On that note, i also have a medium-sized amp that i know very little about, but it's served me well. Two inputs, pretty nifty. Also a tonne of random cables, guitar pedals, and other musical crud that i've been carting around for years without using very much. The amp was not exactly a gift, but i ended up with it, so unless antiscout wants me to stage a mission to the wrong coast to give it back to him, someone should give it a home (if he wants it, however, it is still technically his, so he gets precedence). The random stuff--just take it, i might even buy you a beer or cook you dinner for getting it out of my hair.

--Hand Drum: Hawaiian, professionally hand-made small ashiko. Needs a good tuning (i can teach you how), but nothing wrong with it otherwise. Bought for 150$ used years back.

--Stupid guitar: Some model of Harmony acoustic guitar that was probably worth something when there were still dinosaurs on the earth (includes slightly less-than-stellar case). I wouldn't say you'd want to try to really, really play it, but it would be awesome to let your kid use it to annoy your neighbours or an ok starter if you want to learn chords on something that's nearly free. ;)

--Xbox: First gen Xbox (not 360) modded with an 80g hard drive, region-free tastic, Xbox media center. Controllers, remote, no games.

--Nintendo: N64, one controller and whatever games i happen to have laying about (20 or so of them--some Zeldas, Castlevania, Conker, etc, etc).

--Music: I will take a deep breath and realise that i do not need to own things. I am Joe's random stuff. And as i do not plan to make soap out of liposuctioned fat or blow up banks, i can let this go. I can. I love CDs--liner notes, the new CD smell...yay. But, guess what? I don't need them all. I'll keep the rare ones, the local ones, the ones that are from my friends' bands. But if you've a yen for some gothy/industrial/ebm/synthpop/swing music and want to have a real CD...hit me up.

In addition, random other things here and there. Candles, do-dads, the like. If you've seen something in the house that was mine, you want it, and want to make an offer, or trade me for something useful, do let me know.

Also, all of these things have incredibly elaborate and possibly entertaining stories behind them. If you want the stories too, more the better. Your purchase/takeaway is guaranteed to come with at least one page of weird history if you want it. Or, you know, if you just want a fun story, i'll take a beer ;P

Conditions: Offers should be commensurate with current prices on similar/identical things subtracting "you're my friend" discount. For furniture, you have to be willing to fetch it and have transport to do so. I'm ok with helping load and the like. I'd like to not have to deliver other things, but will do so for the price of one nice beer ;) (this post is so beer-oriented)


Please do pass this on to any friends you have who might need stuff, and if you have specific questions about dimensions, hardware, or any other exactitudes of things, let me know and i'll get you the details.

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From:databeast
Date:June 10th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
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Atlanta, jeebuz.. I worked there for two months.. interesting place, certainly the most 'northern' of all the major southern cities; but don't be fooled, it's still the south, and like the rest of the south is divided into extreme poverty and extreme wealth with very little middle-ground.

Also the weather is insane (like the rest of the south).

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From:ferrousoxide
Date:June 10th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
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Yep yep. But worth it. Trust me ;)
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From:eatsoylentgreen
Date:June 10th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
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throw a selling party! I'll help cook or bring booze. I promise this time!
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:June 10th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
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Either way, there will be partying. I'm sure i'll have a going-away thing to end all going-away things.
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From:nodis
Date:June 10th, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
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Atlanta ? Me and a friend are working hard to get our asses to frolicon there next year, so I may attempt to drag you out then ;)
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:June 10th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC)
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Sweet. We might just be able to offer you a place to stay. Have to consult with delightful boyfriend, but he doesn't seem opposed to house guests. Either way, i'll be in town and so happy to see you.
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From:gorey_ballerina
Date:June 10th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
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OH MY GOD. :D :D :D

We are going to be within DRIVING DISTANCE of each other!!!!!

*SQUEE!!*

*ahem* Suffice it to say, the news of your impending move is satisfactory to me (and Q). Purely for selfish reasons, of course.
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From:ferrousoxide
Date:June 14th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
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Squoor!

Hee hee. This gives me so many reasons to drive around GA...or you know, one really awesome reason ;)
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From:pir
Date:June 10th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Good luck with the move and be happy, dear :)
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From:envoy
Date:June 10th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
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We'll have to compare notes at CONvergence, right before I moved to London I did a month-long road-trip, I visited a friend in Atlanta for a few days on the trip. I really liked it there, but it was still a bit hot.
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