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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Some random thoughts...
Max The Magnificent   10/1/2014 2:41:03 PM
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@mhrackin: Given your stated footwear preference, would this work with sandals?

Not sure -- but I do wear sneakers later in the fall and in winter -- when it's dark so they would stand out bette ranyway -- but I have to finish some of my existing projects first LOL

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mhrackin   10/1/2014 1:04:10 PM
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Love that link!  Best line: "This project involves sewing and soldering!!"  Given your stated footwear preference, would this work with sandals?

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mhrackin   10/1/2014 12:50:17 PM
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Easy work-around: dry cleaning!

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Max The Magnificent   10/1/2014 12:47:45 PM
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@mhrackin: Why not transform my "traje de luces" idea into a truly unique item that could re-define the "Max the Magnificent" brand: the Neopixel-equipped Hawaiian shirt!

Great idea -- the problem is washing the little rascals.

Now, one thing I would really like is a pair of those NeoPixel-based Firewalker Sneakers...

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mhrackin   10/1/2014 11:51:05 AM
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While reviewing a few of the comments on this blog, I was struck by a new thought (no real damage done, thank you).  Why not transform my "traje de luces" idea into a truly unique item that could re-define the "Max the Magnificent" brand: the Neopixel-equipped Hawaiian shirt!  I'm sure that a man with your programming background could even make the flowers bloom and fade, and morph (on the back panel) into a marquee display showing, say, "Max the Magnificent, brought to you by [insert sponsor name here]!"  You could set a new standard for "wearables" or maybe "wearware (tm)."

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mhrackin   9/22/2014 11:11:44 AM
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@max: of course! That is a sign of a brilliant mind.... or in some cases, misdiagnosed as ADD....

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Max The Magnificent   9/22/2014 11:11:22 AM
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@mhrackin: That train of thought delivered me to recall my high school days, in Spanish class with Miss Massoth...

This is a true story -- when I moved up to the middle/high school at age 11 -- it was an all-boys school and all of the teachers were men.

Students had to address teachers by saying "Master <name>"

It was unfortunate that the PE teacher's surname was Bates.

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Max The Magnificent   9/22/2014 11:08:37 AM
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@mhrackin: ...since so many of your blogs seem to be in a "stream of consciousness" style, I think you might appreciate the following...

I must admit that this is the way my mind works most of the time -- happily bouncing along from topic to topic...

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Some random thoughts...
mhrackin   9/22/2014 10:57:25 AM
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@max: since so many of your blogs seem to be in a "stream of consciousness" style, I think you might appreciate the following.

Yesterday, I was mowing the lawn of my half-vast estate (0.26  acre gross) with my trusty mower El Toro.  That train of thought delivered me to recall my high school days, in Spanish class with Miss Massoth (some of the less-charitable members of the class were wont to refer to her as "Miss Mammoth" as she was a bit chunky).   El Toro reminded me of the time we studied the traditions, rules and names of all the participants of the corrida.  I remembered fondly the special highly-adorned garb worn by the matador (which, BTW, literally means "killer"), called"el traje de luces" or en Ingles, "the suit of lights."  This inspired the idea of that is what your very next Neopixel project should be!  Imagine the impact if, at one of your talks, you would haveyour beautiful assistant (Gina the Gorgeous?) dim the lights as you activate your very own version of "traje de luces"! 

Just another random idea that could very well be a kickstarter project!  I bet you never dreamed you could become a trend-setting fashion designer.  Every "A-list" celeb would kill to be the first to wear one to, e.g., the Oscars.

@Garcia: please feel free to correct any errors, factual or grammatic, in the above, as "those days" ended well over 50 years ago, and I have forgotten much of the finer points of Spanish grammar and vocabulary.

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Possible new name for Max's minions?
mhrackin   9/18/2014 11:05:30 AM
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The subject of this particular blog reminded me of an old rock/folk supergroup.  How about "The Traveling Toolkit Toters"?

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