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#108069 Happy Holidays

Posted by 360texas on 27 December 2017 - 10:06 AM

We now wish y'all a few days late  Merry Christmas and a few days early a Happy New years


Today outside its a cold 32° with a 7 mph North wind and a chill factor of 25°.  Brrrr its cold outside.


Dave and Pat

Still in Fort Worth Texas

#99494 2016 Presidential Ballot - Early Voting starts 24 Oct 2016

Posted by 360texas on 08 November 2016 - 11:06 AM

If you have not yet voted >>>>>  GO VOTE NOW <<<<<<


nuf said.

#99224 2016 Presidential Ballot - Early Voting starts 24 Oct 2016

Posted by 360texas on 23 October 2016 - 12:48 PM

2016 Presidential Ballot - Sample.  Early voting starts tomorrow 24 Oct 2016.


Its a 3 pager and can be found here and PDF printed:



#97785 What did you do in Fort Worth today?

Posted by 360texas on 24 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

What did we do today?  Well we work 7 days a week.  Some days we have a lighter work load activity that the other days.



Got out of bed at 7am... 7:30am had breakfast by the pool.  Changed from my wet bathing suit into a dry bathing suit +polo shirt and shoes. Walked 50 feet to our company office by 8am.   Logged into Austrian company forum and began the day's Panorama Virtual Tours software forum Euorpean/ UK technical support.   Lunch at 12 noon (7 pm in Austria) followed up with a pool break.  Our software users are around the world so we picked up after lunch time tech support for the USA, Canada, Mexico, South American clients. Followed by a short pool break before dinner.  Followed by tech support for our FAR Eastern/ Australian clients.



Same work schedule as summer... except no pool and we wear Jeans, polo shirt +socks in the winter time.


Hard days work.  Log off usually around 7pm.


OH did I mention that it is good to be retired. :laugh:

#96018 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by 360texas on 13 February 2016 - 06:40 PM

Having actually visited architectural areas: Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong China, Thailand, England, France, Spain, Germany (lived here for 3 years), Italy, Sicily, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia (lived and worked for 13 years), Bahrain, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Nearly all US States including Alaska and then Canada, and Pyramid areas of Mexico.  


However, we do not consider ourselves an authority on this Historic Stock Yards issue. 


I think that most of the aging permanent brick and mortar structures in the Fort Worth Stock yards appear to be convincingly worth being called "historic" and might be entitled a real 'Historic District'.  The remaining stock yard structures appear to only worthy of "Tourist" attractions.


Now we take a step back... only to try to understand the "historic criteria" and other folks opinions. 

#95877 Interesting FW Symphony Read Here

Posted by 360texas on 02 February 2016 - 08:52 AM

Thank you Jimmy

#95855 Interesting FW Symphony Read Here

Posted by 360texas on 31 January 2016 - 10:44 AM

About 20 years ago my wife and I took an Art's appreciation class at TCU.  The final class session was at a theater where a really old Russian "silent" film shown on back drop screen concurrent with the FWSO played a real time symphony music .  There was also a scrolling translator 'English' subtitle board above the orchestra.  The black and white silent Russian movie was about 30 minutes. For us it was a unique enjoyable event.


I am thinking Star Wars, Superman, South Pacific  or Oklahoma themes.  

#95328 Merry Christmas - 360Texas

Posted by 360texas on 25 December 2015 - 10:58 AM

🎄 Merry Christmas from Dave and Pat at 360texas.com 🎁

#94436 World Building of the Year - CNN & Winner is....

Posted by 360texas on 08 November 2015 - 11:29 AM

CNN posted 26 photo's of finalist for World Building of the Year.  And the winner is?  Found at the following link



#94287 We Early Voted

Posted by 360texas on 30 October 2015 - 04:37 PM

We early voted 26Oct15


Should be interesting ... the results 


Yeah we gotta be some where else on voting day

#93762 DFW Airport Projects

Posted by 360texas on 30 September 2015 - 11:46 AM

HSR, air service and the automobile compete more for  travellers than elsewhere in the world.  So, it is likely, that these modes of transportation shall remain largely independent of each other.



I would think that they might be shared parts of point to point travel +last mile final destination.  Think of the whole travel process:  the "person" taking a vacation in an overseas location.  


-- uses their car to drive to the airport to catch a flight, then a local meet and greet van to get to the hotel.  Usage?  car, airplane, last mile public van.



-- uses their car or public van to drive to the high speed rail pickup point... then another car/van to get to their destination.  Usage?  car, HSR, last mile car/van


I would read your 'shall remain largely independent of each other'  as largely inter-dependent of each other.   In most aspects... one transport method depends on the usage of the other two methods to complete the persons needs.  Best of all of would be to simplify the transportation method mix to only one.  For short destinations, you guessed correctly at risk of time and money... the CAR.  With longer transport time and money are factors, its necessary to add in rail, bus, van, airplane oh and yes the HSR.  


I remember one of our corporate policies was to position our world wide offices within 45 minutes to 1 hour of an international airport.  Yes, we do a lot of coordination travel.  Telecommunications like Internet benefited us a lot in reducing transportation costs.

#91486 NTX Current Lake Levels - Corps of Engineers

Posted by 360texas on 13 May 2015 - 08:38 AM

Just found an interesting DFW Current Lake Level Chart on the US Army Corps  Fort Worth Texas Reservoir Water Information site.  The data is updated daily.




In the "Lake" column, mouse over and see chart about lake elevations for that reservoir.  In the left most data column "Elevation" displays current lake levels.  Mouse over the number and a pop up chart display the lake level trend as well as a red horizontal line indicating pool conservation level [managed lake level year round].  Alot of the lakes are currently well above the conservation pool elevation.  Some lakes are discharging water downstream.


Maybe this link can find a better home in another topic group.  Feel free to relocate it if needed.



#89867 Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

Posted by 360texas on 06 February 2015 - 06:26 PM

I attribute RS issues with their buyers and apparently their managers were not  knowledge sensitive enough to keep their stock up to date with current state of electronics.  


December 2014 I went in to buy a new USB 3.0 thumb drive and only found that they stocked in store USB 2.0... and the USB 2.0's were not even on sale yet.  No I did not buy a USB 2.0 thumb drive.



Found this :  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB 

"USB 3.0 standard was released in November 2008, defining a new SuperSpeed mode. A USB 3.0 port, usually colored blue, is backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices and cables."

#89014 Trinity River - Amon Carter commissions photo portfolio

Posted by 360texas on 18 December 2014 - 10:00 AM

I just mouse clicked your fireworks photo.  It put a rectangle trace line ( read selected ) Then clicked the [VOTE] button.


Of course I am viewing their page with a 27" 1920 x 1080 monitor.   If you have a smaller screen size then you might have to do a bit of scrolling around.

#88463 Old Plasma TV died. Replaced with Wifi Television

Posted by 360texas on 19 November 2014 - 06:07 PM

Hmm looks like no comments in the near future.


It is a somewhat typical TV that is  Wifi capable that can go out on the internet,    Its performance is ... how well it works.


Any forum members have a WiFi TV and have not yet enabled your TV... welcome questions.  It took me 2 -3 days to figure out how to do it.


Christmas time is coming.  Due to circumstances ours just arrived sooner.