My trip to Maine was great, but eventful (negative way)..
The people are very friendly, and the place is beautiful. Unfortunately, my
bike got knocked over in a parking lot and about $2400 worth of damage was done
to it. Also, a few days before, my GPS got flooded with water and stopped
After disassembling the GPS and drying it out, it wouldn't work anymore and
required a master reset. The procedure for a Streetpilot 3 master reset is
Press and hold the following buttons at the same time:
- Quit, Up (on the 4-way button), & Route buttons.
- While doing this, press and release the Power button.
- Let go of the Up button (on the 4-way button). The unit will start blinking.
- Wait 15 seconds, then release all other buttons.
After doing the master reset, the unit started working again. Also, during my
inspection of the unit I figured out how rain water got in -- during factory
assembly, it appears that the gasket got pinched and water leaked in through
there. It probably wouldn't have been an issue, except that the rain storm
(noah's flood) came in at just the right angle..
I'm currently stretching the gasket back into the proper shape, then I'll
use some silicone grease and re-seal the whole unit back up.
As for the bike, the right side fairing needs to be replaced, along with both
brake levers, front cowling fairing, and I replaced a saddle bag in Maine. Total
damage will be around $2400 after it's all done. Right now I'm playing phone
tag with the insurance guys...
At least I don't also need to buy a new GPS after the trip; I was sweating the
cost of a new 276C, which although I want one, I can wait a year until my
finances are in better shape.
Posted at: 21:04 on 16/08/2005
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Wed, 03 Aug 2005
la escuela es finis
Not entirely yet, but close enough. I just received a grade for one of my
last two classes, and have one final to complete. I only need 15% on that
final to graduate with honors; basically I can show up and select "A" as my
final answer and I'm done.
It's hard to explain the feeling. Euphoria is definately one of the many
things I'm feeling. Relief is another. A bit of sadness, but honestly the
past few years of school have sucked because with work I have not been able
to really apply myself academically.
There are books I want to re-read. I'll probably start with Thomas Kuhn.
Posted at: 01:06 on 03/08/2005
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