I got tipped off by my son, who is a sales rep for a lumber mill, that
they where going to get rid of their "exotic" lumber. Seems that the
boss has a hard time passing up a great deal. He has 18 containers of
red oak flooring comming in and nowhere to put it. Guess he got a great
price. Any way I got to the mill nice and early this morning, and
scored bigtime. He had 4 bundles of wood for sale at $200 a bundle. I
got the biggest one. turns out there was about 500 board feet of
various type of wood. Cocobolo, Birdseye Maple,
Birch, Mahagony, Walnut, Bubinga,Canarywood,Ipe, and a couple of others
I havn't figured out yet. Nothing under 7'. Some of the best stuff was
12 footers. About 15 8/4 and rest 4/4. All S2S. Needless to say I'm a
happy camper. Unfortunatly(or fortunatly some) I'm just starting to
learn about woodworking, so some of this will be resold. I'd post some
pictures, but the last time I did, I got nothing but flack about the
format,or some crap, that some people couldn't see them. So take a look
DISCLAIMER: If you find a posting or message from me
offensive, inappropriate, or disruptive, please ignore it.
FYI, yEnc is a compression format for any type of binary file and is
exclusive to Usenet. JPG is an image format that is compressed. A JPG
image can be uploaded and downloaded faster when using yEnc
compression. They are two completely different animals. It is your
Outlook Express that is the problem. Imagine everyone requesting
images be uploaded as BMP files (which are uncompressed and huge by
comparison) just because they do not have a viewer that can open a JPG
file. Embrace technology, don't try to make others conform to your old
| FYI, yEnc is a compression format for any type of binary file and is
| exclusive to Usenet. JPG is an image format that is compressed. A
| JPG image can be uploaded and downloaded faster when using yEnc
| compression. They are two completely different animals. It is your
| Outlook Express that is the problem. Imagine everyone requesting
| images be uploaded as BMP files (which are uncompressed and huge by
| comparison) just because they do not have a viewer that can open a
| JPG file. Embrace technology, don't try to make others conform to
| your old software.
FYI, this has been discussed before (several times). Typically the
yEnc advocate has been a script kiddy browser elitist who seemed to
feel that the technology used was more important than the
Personally, I embrace technology whole-heartedly and just love Mosaic!
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Too bad you don't have a clue as to what you're talking about.
'yEnc' is _not_ a 'compression' format -- in fact, "by definition", a
yEncode-processed binary file *never* smaller than the 'original', and
is usually _larger_ than the original. I guess you _could _call it "
'compression format' with NEGATIVE efficiency". :)
'yEnc' is _not_ a defined standard, unlike MIME 'base64' which _does_ have
an international standard specification.
yEnc-encoded files are _useless_ if there is *any* server _anywhere_ in the
path between sender and recipient which is not '8-bit clean'. There is *NO**guarantee* that all servers _are_ 8-bit clean.
The _only_ thing 'yEnc' has going for it is that it is "less inefficient'
than other methods -- methods that WORK RELIABLY in situations where yEnc
There are trade-offs between the 'efficiency' of an encoding method, and
it's 'robustness' in the face of communications 'obstacles'.
yEnc accomplishes it's 'less inefficient' strategy by simply 'ignoring' all
the 'corner cases' where it's _assumptions_ are false to fact.
yEnc is 'ok' for those who "don't care" about reaching those on the 'fringes',
"don't care" whether or not their picture is 'universally viewable', and think
that *their* attitude is more important than the people who might want to
look at their image.
For those _without_ an ego-trip attitude, using a UNIVERSALLY SUPPORTED
_standard_ encoding scheme _is_ a better idea. And the fact is that
supporting JPG (and GIF) is a _required_ part of the MIME standards.
If you use any standards-compliant "Mail and News" software, it is _guaranteed_
that that software supports 'base-64' encoded JPG files. The same cannot
be said for BMP files, nor _anything_ that is 'yEnc' encoded.
You hereby sucketh to the maximus, bubba!
Congratulations and thanks for registering your gloat.
Be advised that while registered gloats have their privileges, they also
have their responsibilities, and it is our duty to inform you that you must
now pay particular attention to the requirements enumerated below:
<Do NOT remove under penalty of law>
You must fully understand that by posting this GLOAT with capital letters
you are henceforth prohibited from any future sale of same. It is also your
responsibility to insure that SWMBO, her heirs and assigns, understand this
requirement completely and that they are bound by same in perpetuity.
As a classified, registered, suck worthy, fair dinkum GLOAT, should you,
your heirs or assigns, decide to dispose of said GLOAT, or any portion
thereof, by sale, you shall be required to send JOAT one e-mail receipt for
_each_ dollar value of said sale, along with the usual 50% cabal tax ...
trust us, you don't wanna do that.
Some of these requirements may be modified by posting pictures of projects
made from material contained in said GLOAT on ABPW, with the exception that
those pieces made in the style known as "Mission", or "Arts and Crafts", are
hereby prohibited and do NOT qualify under the mitigating and extenuating
Now, should you want to give/gift some away hereabouts, strictly for health
reasons, we'll understand.
Enjoy your GLOAT!
Sun, Aug 12, 2007, 9:55am (EDT-1) email@example.com (Swingman) doth
<snip> As a classified, registered, suck worthy, fair dinkum GLOAT,
should you, your heirs or assigns, decide to dispose of said GLOAT, or
any portion thereof, by sale, you shall be required to send JOAT one
e-mail receipt for _each_ dollar value of said sale, along with the
usual 50% cabal tax ... trust us, you don't wanna do that. <snip>
Yep, that sounds pretty official alright. However, you'll be
further along, with the Woodworking Gods, in the end, if you just send
along a small selecon of woods to them. Three or four decent pieces
will do nicely, they aren't greedy. Don't try this at home, that will
only piss them off. As their High Priest, just send it in care of me, I
take care of all administrative affairs like that for them. Better safe
I do things I don't know how to do, so that I might learn how to do
Sun, Aug 19, 2007, 2:51am (EDT-3) firstname.lastname@example.org (Glen) doth
IIRC, doesn't this require a sacrifice to the woodworking gods?
Somebody, bring me a virgin
While you're at it, bring something along to sactifice, too!
I believe you're thinking of someone's sig. The Woodworking Gods
pretty much take what they can get. However, if you happen to have a
slightly-used virgin female you can do without, they would greatly
appreciate it, especially if she likes doing housework. That's human
female by the way, you guys can keep the goats.
I do things I don't know how to do, so that I might learn how to do
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