Daniel Kautz

Whiners and Winners

Whiners and Winners The most annoying of the two above titled character groups is the first. They are the less successful people of the world. The Winners can sometimes be annoying to me as well. Only because I am not comfortable with over expression of one’s own self praise. Praise of ones achievement should be harvested from others, not generated personally as a brag. But I tolerate bragging of winners far better than the whining...

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Ramblin’ Dan’s Store – RIP

RIP

After much consternation, I have closed “The Hobbyist Machine Store”  A.K.A “Ramblin’ Dan’s Store.” It was my website-only business where I sold hobby machine tools. At first was the Proxxon tool line. Proxxon started competing with their dealers on price, so I left Proxxon after a few years of good sales. Taig Tools has been my remaining primary product line for many additional years with absolutely great service from Taig with their dealer program. However,...

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Empty Dealership

Made my annual trip to my GTI Volkswagen dealership today. Annual because that is how often I have my oil changed and the required State vehicle inspection performed. Vehicle registration time again for me. Unknown by me, the dealership had changed ownership but not the main name. I walked into the show-room after leaving the service area, to sit and wait for the work to be completed. I was stunned to see a totally empty...

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It’s About Time

It’s About Time I am going to display my complete ignorance of cosmic science. I don’t mind. Just my opinions and wild guesses, same as everyone else. But worth exactly the same as the science pros who get paid to do the same. Ha! Speed, distance, time, are all human terms of measurements. Time forms all basis of measuring. Only “aware” living organisms developed ways or need to sense effects of time and create measurements....

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