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Take my Stuff ... please! - John C. Kirk

Sep. 21st, 2011

02:07 am - Take my Stuff ... please!

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In my ongoing battle against Stuff, I'm having another clear-out. If you'd like any of these items, you're welcome to them (free of charge). If you then want to sell them on eBay then go for it: I just want to get rid of them without faffing around. More info available on request, and I may take photos of some of these tomorrow before I advertise them on Freegle (nee Freecycle). If you gave me any of these items as a gift, please don't be offended that I'm now trying to get rid of them.

In no particular order:

* Printer paper stand. I used to have it underneath my inkjet printer but it won't support the weight of my laser printer.

* Remote control for Creative Audigy 2 Platinum Ex (more specifically, this remote goes with the external box that plugged into the soundcard).

* 3 x golf clubs. (7 iron, wedge, putter.)

* Tennis racket + 6 tennis balls.

* Chin-up bar.

* 2 x bucket/spade (for beach).

* LS-120 drive. (The concept was to have a 120 Mb floppy disk, where the drive was backwards compatible with the standard 3.5" 1.44 Mb disks. It never took off, and it's tiny compared to modern USB sticks. Basically it's a 3.5" floppy drive that uses an IDE hard drive cable.)

* Plastic covers (from Big Yellow).
** 1 x single mattress (opened).
** 1 x double mattress (opened).
** 1 x sofa (sealed).
** 7 x chair (sealed).


* Kodak DC5000 digital camera. 2.1 megapixels! The battery compartment is damaged, so you need to hold it closed with your finger or repair it (possibly with a "splint"?). Comes with manual, USB cable, and charger.

* Old Brompton pannier (as described here). Someone could repair this by getting a new frame (part #QFCFA), which costs £20:
http://www.brompton.co.uk/technical/spares/category.asp?q=C1
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-front-carrier-frame-alone-standard-qfcfa-prod647/
I haven't actually tried, but I assume that you just undo the velcro straps on the bottom and then slot in a new frame.


* 2 x old Brompton tyres.

* Alcatel SpeedTouch 510 ADSL modem (including, power adapter and microfilter). Doesn't support ADSL2+ or ADSLMax, but fine for basic ADSL (up to 8 Mbit/sec).

* Several padded envelopes, various sizes.

* Cardboard boxes:
** 31cm x 21cm x 17cm. (This has some polystyrene "wotsits" in it, in case they're any use to you.)
** 65cm x 51cm x 37cm. (This contains lots of brown paper, surrounding the third box.)
** 46cm x 45cm x 12cm. (This box contained a 19" LCD monitor and it still has the Styrofoam inserts inside.)
** 52cm x 44cm x 34cm. (Contained laser printer, still has styrofoam inserts.)

** 50cm x 40cm x 8cm (Contained Wacom Intuos3 drawing tablet, still has styrofoam inserts.)

* 4 x steak knives, 1 x matching fork, wooden block that will fit 6 knives.

* Motorola phone charger (micro-USB connector).

* Bed frame. Double bed, pine, slatted, low footer.
(Mattress also available if you want it, but it's probably only useful for getting rid of unwanted houseguests.)


* 2 x Supersoaker MDS and 2 x water pistols. (The "high concept" was that you could shoot around corners.)

* Spider-Man Web Blaster. (Basically a webshooter that fires silly string.)

* 2 x Polar WearLink+ chest strap, 1 x Polar WearLink+ Coded.
These measure your heart rate by sending data to a compatible Polar watch.
NB Not WIND, so these aren't compatible with the RS800cx, which I only figured out after I'd opened the packaging.


* Various action figures.
** Spider-Man with gargoyle. (See YouTube video.)
** Green Goblin with glider (from recent movie).
** 2 x Spider-Man, 1 x Hobgoblin, 1 x Chameleon (smaller figures from 1990s animated series).
** Action Man (with parachute) & Dr X (?). Parachute no longer attached, but you can probably stick it on somehow.
** Scooby Doo.
** Ghost.


* 3.5m coax lead (e.g. to connect TV to VCR).

* Torch (15cm long).

* Fake leather jacket. Pretty scruffy now, after a couple of falls on the motorbike, but it might be ok for a costume in a play.

* Wildlife Fact File. One of those things where you subscribe and they send you new fact cards to insert into the folder each month. I've only got the free starter bits, so it's incomplete.

* Sleep mask.

I'll post another list soon, once I've sorted out my books/comics.

Edit: I'm crossing out any items that people request and I've added some photos (click the links).

Comments:

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From:Liam Redmond
Date:September 21st, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)

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Hi John

I'll take the golf clubs, chin up bar, and steak knives.

Do the Polar Heart rate bits work with each other?

Is the double mattress firm when you sleep on it?

Does the sleep mask help snoring?

If so I'll take these bits also please. Thanks, Liam
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 21st, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)

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I'll take the golf clubs, chin up bar, and steak knives.

Great - do you want the fork and wooden block too, or just the knives?

Do the Polar Heart rate bits work with each other?

Yes, the transmitter clips onto the chest strap. Basically, I had a problem when my watch couldn't receive data from the heart rate monitor. This happened just after I'd washed the strap, so I thought that I'd damaged the sensors. I bought a new strap, but that didn't work. I then bought a new transmitter and strap together, which still didn't work, because they aren't compatible with my watch. (It turned out that the battery was flat in my original transmitter, which is rather embarrassing!) So, I haven't been able to test it, but the transmitter and strap that I bought together are designed to work as a pair, and both straps are identical.

Polar have a list of compatible watches for the WearLink+ here.

Is the double mattress firm when you sleep on it?

Not really. I've had some back pain recently, which I think is due to my mattress. Apparently you're supposed to replace them every 8 years, and I've had it for 14 years, so it feels firmer at the edges than in the middle. I'm getting a new bed delivered next week (frame and mattress), and they'll collect the old one if necessary, so I'm just checking whether anyone else could use it.

Does the sleep mask help snoring?

I don't think so - basically it's a blindfold, so that the room seems darker. That might be useful if you're trying to sleep on an aeroplane, or if your curtains don't block the streetlight outside your window. Personally, I found that the discomfort of wearing the mask outweighed the inconvenience of the light.

I should be home by 8pm tonight if that's convenient for you, otherwise we can sort something out later in the week.
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From:alexmc
Date:September 21st, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
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* Chin-up bar.


You've seen XKCD, right?
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 21st, 2011 12:06 pm (UTC)
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I have indeed, although I thought that one was a bit mean-spirited. (Relevant comic strip here for anyone who hasn't seen it.)
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From:nou
Date:September 21st, 2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
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I could use the sleep mask for my guest supplies.
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 21st, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Ok, great - I'll put that to one side for you, and I should be able to drop it off at your place either this weekend or early next week. (I can post it through your letterbox if you're not around.)
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From:nou
Date:September 22nd, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:shuripentu
Date:September 23rd, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I can relieve you of your sofa and chair covers, if nobody else has asked for them. :)
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 23rd, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately, someone beat you to it (subject to collection) - I've edited the post to cross out more of the taken items.

Mind you, just to clarify, these aren't the type of covers that you'd want on your furniture for day to day use: they're just big plastic bags that you put over items to keep them clean when you're moving house (or when they're in storage).
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