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Reed Books

Jim Reed Books – Birmingham, Alabama

If you’re ever in Birmingham (or anywhere close), love books and wandering around junk/antique shops then Reed Books is a MUST visit! Located at 2021 Third Avenue North, Birmingham, AL. I gotta get back over that way just to visit once again and see what’s new (old). ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Virtual Tour of the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum

I think I’ve posted a link to at least one of the cars on this site but haven’t posted a link to the main tour index so here it is. Gonna have to pay a visit to this place seeing how it’s over in Georgia and not that far from here. Be warned, it takes a WHILE to get through the cars on this site.

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3-wheelers.com MainPage

Welcome to 3-wheelers.com, the online A-Z of 3-wheeled cars with over 1,500 pages.

โ€œThe largest web site on 3-wheeled cars in the world.โ€

Love them or loathe them the 3-wheeler, Cycle-car or even Tri-car, has had an important impact in the development of the present day motor car. From the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution to the Concept cars of the future, these vehicles can hold their headlamps up with pride. They were present at the birth of motoring and possibly may well be the the answer to the future with the constant depletion of the Earthโ€™s energy resources.

Don’t think I have linked to this site yet but even if I have it’s still worth a look (or several). Bunch of stuff here I have never seen anywhere else. Gonna have to waste another few days browsing it this winter… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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speed.io – Internet DSL Speedtest

Speed.io is a modern DSL speedtest to analyze your broadband internet access. You find that your internet connection is too slow or you are just curious how fast you are – speed.io is a perfect tool for a fast speed check – worldwide.

speed.io measures your current internet speed to the nearest server (we have almost 50.000 server worldwide). We test your download (speed with which you receive data from internet), upload (speed with which you send data to the internet), connection test (maximal number of connections per minute) as well as ping (response time between your computer and the internet).

All test are performed within your browser over HTTP (TCP) and requires no further software than a newer browser with activated Flash.

Neat tool!

My results:
Results from http://www.speed.io

(Copied on 2008-09-12 23:45:40)

Download: 2166 Kbit/s

Upload : 222 kbit/s

Connects : 2105 conn/min

Ping: 26 ms

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Family Tree: Map Your Name’s Frequency Across the Globe

Find out what countries your family name is most common in with Public Profiler’s World Names search and map. Enter your last name and you’ll get back a world map with the countries where your name is most common colored in.

Cool tool! No matter what the asshats in the comments have to say about it… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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History of Steam Ploughing

Interesting site about steam plows and engines in England. Bunch of pictures showing operating machines and other stuff.

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Dark Roasted Blend: Some of the World’s Strangest Fences

And that they are. Some really strange and unusual fences, for sure…

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