January 10, 2016 AsktheBuilder Newsletter
The January thaw is happening here in New Hampshire today.
It's not been much of a winter here so far because of a strong El Nino.
Here's what it looked like here about ten days ago when we received our first snow of the season.
It looked so much better in person. The trees looked as if they were sprayed with white cotton candy.
Heavy rain and a 46F high temperature are about to happen here in a few hours and that will eat away at the light snow.
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It appears a European car rental company is trying to make a splash here in the USA.
Click here to visit their site.
I need to rent a car for ten days and they have very attractive rates. That's common when a company wants to break into a market.
But reading some of the reviews of people here in the USA that have rented cars from them have me a little spooked.
Have YOU used SIXT? If so, what's been your experience?
REPLY to this email ASAP with your story.
Porch Slab Going UP!
What would you think if your porch slab started to go up?
CLICK HERE to see what I think.
I doubt you're going to be framing a hip roof this week, but one never knows!
I LOVE framing roofs. Roof framing before it's covered with sheathing looks like the rib cage of a house to me.
Anyway, CLICK HERE to discover a pretty cool tip about how you calculate the length of the ridge board.
CLICK HERE to view countless tips of mine.
|MYSTERY LINK! So you think you're a plumber. Let's see if you knew how to do this!|
El Capitan Software Update Apology
About a month ago, I had a minor meltdown and vented here in the newsletter.
I have a very nice MacBook Pro laptop that I inherited from my daughter and use as a backup machine.
I don't use it that much, however in the past few months I started to edit some videos on it.
When I took possession of it twenty-one months ago, I upgraded the RAM to 8 GB and I put in a new hard drive.
It was a solid-state drive (SSD). I knew that these drives had an inherent flaw in that they'd fail if they're used too much. I guess that's the best way to say it. They have a limited number of read/write actions that can happen.
I thought that the El Capitan Apple update borked my machine. Guess what?
The SSD died. It had reached its limit of storing and retrieving data. When you get to a certain point, the drives act like a drunken sailor.
Bottom line: I was WRONG about it being Apple's fault and it's back to SATA spinning platter drives for me.
Can you believe I purchased a SATA drive that's got one terabyte of space on it for under $60? Isn't that insane?
Do your research before you invest in a SSD. Be SURE you're backing up all your data all the time. I do that using the Time Machine software supplied by Apple.
That's enough for today.
Let me know the good, bad or ugly about Sixt if you've used them or know of a friend who did.
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