You never know what you can find in a storage unit....

Jan 8, 2014 by

The case of Vivian Maier via  vivianmaier.com It started with a search for vintage photos and a chance purchase. Moved to a wordpress blog with no visitors ( like this one). Upgraded to a kickstarter campaign to make a documentary And along the way ended up saving part of an unknown photographers history and photographs from going into the trash from a storage unit. “It’s almost as if she left a perfectly arranged puzzle to be put together after her death.” FYI that does not look like a “(packed) storage locker”. The unit appears to be half or three quarters full.  If you do not need to access the items frequently she probably could have used one unit. And these units may have been used for years.  Note the North American Moving boxes in the...

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City knocked down wrong house, and then knocked down another wrong house...

Dec 16, 2013 by

Oops and then Oops again. City Of Fort Worth Demolished Wrong Home For A Second...

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Turn a Rear Projection TV into a 2000ºF death ray....

Dec 12, 2013 by

Finally a use for huge rear projection Televisions – 2000 degree death ray. It usually does not sense to move these monster and definitely does not make sense to repair them. I often see them on the side of the road or have them offered to me on moving estimates. Inside is a death ray AKA a Fresnel lens. This can be used to focus the sun’s rays to a focal point. Also inside are some other interesting items that could be salvaged: optics Speakers, plexiglass, etc. You could mention this to a prospective new owner when you plan to get rid of unwanted items before you...

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Is amazon going to send UPS and FedEx the way of the bookstore?...

Dec 4, 2013 by

Sounds like Dominos Pizza Redux but it is a real Amazon project. Octocopter drones making deliveries in 30 minutes or less give a whole new meaning to air...

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New devices & apps in the world of keys and locks...

Nov 13, 2013 by

Often one of the first things you do after you move in, (or even on the day you take possession) is change your locks. You would think that much like the wheel there isn’t much new under the sun. Here are some new cool tech options for getting in and out of your home or apartment. If you can’t be at home and want a mover to do a physical onsite, you can provide the salesperson with a temporary code to do a physical walk through. Occasionally on the day of the move, the mover will get to your new home before you do. You can have the crew start unloading by unlocking remotely with an app, or with a temporary code on an electronic lock. You will usually need to be present at...

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