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Down to Brunswick County

Paul, · Categories: General

We’re headed down to the NC coast below Wilmington to Brunswick County. Sally will be doing a panel on affordable housing in Supply, NC. We’ll spend some time and money on a long weekend looking at the ocean and driving down to Calabash for their special style of seafood cookery.
So’s now through Sunday, blogging here will be light unless some of the places where Doc found wireless on Oak Island work for me as well.

Tales of my PT!

Paul, · Categories: General, PT Saga!

After last weekend’s PT stall out, I took the car back to the dealer (again). They kept the car overnight and couldn’t duplicate the problem.
Then the local Chrysler guys got on a conference call to the big Chrysler in the sky.
In consultation with the Mighty Minds, they decided to take a look at — get this — the EGR valve — that sounds familiar! Turns out that at about 5 years, the Exhaust Gas Recovery (EGR) can get a bit flakey. They went had used the computer to put pressure on the valve to see if it would effect the idling. It didn’t when it should have.
New solution: change the EGR.
“We can do that in an hour.” ok. Call back in about 45 minutes. “Err we don’t have the part. There is no PT EGR within 50 miles of here. We can get it tomorrow tho.”
We’ll be on the coast tomorrow. Can I leave the car there?
“Yes and we won’t charge you for storage ;->”

Tales of the PT continue on Monday!

UNC ITS Blogging Policy

Paul, · Categories: General, Information Commons, Virtual Communities

The Campus Computing folks now have an official blogging policy for themselves. A step in the right direction. Now if they would catch up with NCSU and provide a useful blogoshere for staff, faculty and students — may I suggest Lyceum?

There’s been an aggregator, Planet ITS, going for some time now. This blog is even aggregated there.