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    Rev 1.5
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    Round Lake, IL
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  1. Been having a great time out here at the T.I. Kite Festival. We will have a live camera trained on the beach later today if anyone wants a peak at what's going on. It will be at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ikeclub
  2. Opps, a residual carry over from working with Excel ... yep, <Home> works by itself. Let's see Jeff, you also taught me to skip the <Ctrl><R> in favor of <F5> to refresh, what other single key strokes do you advocate? Cheers, Tom Here's one many know, some may not. Your browser treats the space bar as page down while reading a page. Just tap the space bar to scroll down one page.
  3. My process... Step one: Randomly happen to attend an event where the Chicago Fire and the Gordon brothers are performing. Step two: Pick jaw up off the ground. Step three: Connect with some people in the region who could show me the ropes. Or lines, as the case may be. Step four: Profit! Wait, that doesn't belong there...quite the opposite. Real Step four: Actually, there is no step four. You had me at step one.
  4. It's 50% easier just to use <Home.> (And <End> takes you to the bottom.)
  5. I'm going to guess that a lot of people didn't really know about the other skins until the question was asked, and haven't tried the non-default ones. My vote is obvious...classic blue. I wanted to vote for all 3 reasons, but I had to pick one. More compact, which gives the feeling of better organization, less bright white space, more familiar, and links that look like links. (Yeah, I'm old school.)
  6. That particular part of your concern is easily addressed. All the templates have the ability to collapse the sidebar to the right. Click the "x" at the top right of the sidebar.
  7. I agree completely. One other question... When I used "View New Content" just now, I did not see your post here in the returned list. I had to go directly to the forum manually to see there was a new post. Is the particular forum excluded from the search, or might there be some setting on my end that causes it not to show up? I noticed it earlier on other posts to this thread.
  8. By the way, in the alternate templates, I like that the My Settings link is visible right on one of the bars across the top. Having it buried in the dropdown menu next to the user name isn't the worst thing in the world, but it's different than every other forum I visit, and on a couple occasions when I was looking for it it took a bit of poking around to remember where it was.
  9. From those choices, I think I give a slim edge to the Pro Classic over Classic Blue. It's slightly brighter and newer in look while maintaining the distinct separation and organization of all the elements in the various screens.
  10. Ah, choices...let me just think a bit before voting. Question: Do any of the templates include a legend at the bottom that shows what the different icons mean on the topics? When I look at New Posts on the old software, (like at the Rev forum) there's a little section at the bottom that tells you what the different colors and symbols mean.
  11. From a user standpoint, my favorite forum software is definitely vBulletin. So many useful time saving features. I'm hoping to find all the same functionality here, it's just a bit foreign so far...
  12. I've not seen this forum software before. I'll be interested to poke around a bit...
  13. I've uploaded a copy for your viewing convenience... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=29...96850&hl=en
  14. In August, 2006, by pure chance I went to the Chicago Botanic Gardens the day the Chicago Fire kite team was performing. I was blown away. I didn't know people flew kites like that. Zach and Josh Gordon and the rest of the team were all there flying duals and quads. I was hooked before I ever picked up my first kite. I went home, surfed the 'net, decided a dual would be easier to learn than a quad, and bought an Acrobatx. So it was Sep. 2006 when I actually flew. Toyed around with that a few times before winter, hooked up online with a new kite club in my area, the Illinois Kite Enthusiasts. The following spring, I met the IKE crew for a club fly. Mike Kory put the quad handles in my hands, and the rest is history. I'm a complete addict. I got my first quads (Rev 1) in May 2007 from a very generous club member, and now I have 6 Revs and I'm working on team flying.
  15. OK, well that was ironic... I just took delivery today of my first B-series kite. I took a look at the DVD that came with it, and what do you know...the music on there is from Stock20, who I suggested several posts ago. I've used those very same tracks myself.
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