The Last 78 RPM Records

“Gwendolyne” Julio Iglesias (1970, Colombia) Image: DiscogsWhat was the last 78 RPM record?

I’ve been asked this question now and then and to be perfectly honest, the 78 RPM speed is still with us. Mostly for collectors items and not as general releases. But it does occasionally surface.

But as general releases, 78 RPM was largely passe in America by 1957. In 1957, sales of 78 RPM records accounted for 4,500,000 units in 1957. In 1958, it plummeted to less than 500,000, less than 5% of overall sales and the writing was on the wall.

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Those Little $30 Chinese Tablet/Netbook Computers: Are They Worth It?

Photo: eBayYou’ve probably seen these little 7″ inch Android tablets with sleek keyboard cases that resemble ’80s/’90s day planners on eBay or Amazon. You can also buy these tablets on their own without keyboards for around $30 and they come in different colors. But we’re going to try out the keyboard case and to really put this to the test, write this entire post on it.

Screenshots are real easy. Just press the Print Screen button, no extra apps needed.
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Portable And Car Audio Demonstration Cassettes


In the early days of portable cassette machines, late 1960s and early 1970s cassette decks often came with demonstration tapes. These were mostly public domain songs, such as “Little Brown Jug” and “Michael Row The Boat Ashore” or specially composed material, often with the second side blank for the customer or purchaser to test the recorder with. But several manufacturers from National/Panasonic, Sanyo and Sony made these cassettes.

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Chalk Paint~

I have been asked to share my homemade chalk paint recipe. So here ya go. Nothing extraordinary, I found the recipe on a blog myself! I use a container from Home Depot, fill the container up to the 20 oz. line with any brand & any color latex satin paint. Then I use a dixie cup, to measure out the plaster of Pairs. I got that idea from a friend who makes her own chalk paint too.  I pour the plaster of Paris up to the first line of the cup, and then about equal amounts of warm water. Mix it up until there are no lumps, then pour the mixture into the container of paint. That should give you exactly 1 quart of paint! I like to make my own because of the volume of items that I paint, it is more cost efficient for me.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the designer brands too, and if I didn’t have so many pieces to paint I would use them! 
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How To Dispose of Old Boats & Watercrafts

You can learn to dispose of old boats and watercraft, but you need to have some thought about this because you will start noticing that there are a lot of things that you can do to make those old boats and watercraft turn into cash. You have probably thought about boat rentals in Jonestown TX because now you can just rent a boat and now you can get rid of the things that you have had to hold onto that you did not really want to deal with. Someone who has had problems with their boats in the past can get rid of those boats, but they should go through a few steps that will make it easier to dispose of them in the right way.

The first thing that you can do is to make it clear that you are ready to get rid of this boat in all the parts. There are a lot of parts that you will want to get out of the boat, and you will notice that you can have the boat completely pulled apart. You will have a lot of people who will want to have the parts that come from your boat, and you can sell of… Read More

How To Dispose of Old Boats & Watercrafts

You can learn to dispose of old boats and watercraft, but you need to have some thought about this because you will start noticing that there are a lot of things that you can do to make those old boats and watercraft turn into cash. You have probably thought about boat rentals in Jonestown TX because now you can just rent a boat and now you can get rid of the things that you have had to hold onto that you did not really want to deal with. Someone who has had problems with their boats in the past can get rid of those boats, but they should go through a few steps that will make it easier to dispose of them in the right way.

The first thing that you can do is to make it clear that you are ready to get rid of this boat in all the parts. There are a lot of parts that you will want to get out of the boat, and you will notice that you can have the boat completely pulled apart. You will have a lot of people who will want to have the parts that come from your boat, and you can sell of… Read More

Dumpster Diving in The Internet Archive

If you love random free, old, fun and useful stuff. But can’t find anything useful on the curb outside and you’re tired of the disappointing and questionable crap on Craigslist.

Or you’re simply happy just where you are, curled up with your laptop, I, your Rip Van Winkle-like blogger, would like to introduce (or reintroduce) you to a valuable and ever expanding web resource. The Internet Archive.

The Internet Archive is where our public domain, copyright-lapsed, obsolete and often oddball media goes not to die. But to wait to be rediscovered.

You’ll find:   

CD-ROM Computer Games, Operating Systems and Software

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