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« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2018, 06:59:34 AM »
Hey folks - After all of this rain and thinking about how i did not have a generator last year with 3 days of no power, I just bought this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sportsman-4-000-Watt-Dual-Fuel-Powered-Portable-Generator-Runs-on-LPG-or-Regular-Gasoline-803266/304541553

The reviews look ok and itís dual fuel (propane/gasoline) - and  a fairly good price from my short research ($289 on sale)

Hope i donít have to use it, but thought I might pass along since we are about to start hurricane season.

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« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2018, 10:55:38 AM »
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.

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« Reply #152 on: May 21, 2018, 01:53:07 PM »
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.

Haha!  Yes, just planning to do cords (which I still need to purchase).

I BELIEVE this one should be able to power a portable AC/small window unit, run a fridge, and still power up my cable modem while keeping portable devices online.... For my underground nuclear bunker of course :)




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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #153 on: June 13, 2018, 12:05:57 PM »
Time is flying by and we're already mid-way into June!

Any interest in a June meetup?  What day(s) work for you?

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« Reply #154 on: June 14, 2018, 08:32:03 AM »
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?

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« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2018, 08:23:10 PM »
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?

I don't think we've done a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean place yet, have we?

Blaze Pizza off of Lee Road/Orlando Ave in Winter Park is actually pretty budget friendly.

At this point, I can do either day. 

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« Reply #156 on: June 18, 2018, 06:21:07 AM »
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!

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« Reply #157 on: June 19, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!

Ok let's go with the usual Sunday at 12:00 Noon!

Any suggestions for places you've been wanting to try?

Some ideas:

Turkish Bar and Grill ($$)
http://www.turkishbarandgrill.com/
260 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli ($)
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine ($$)
http://bosphorousrestaurant.com/
108 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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« Reply #158 on: June 21, 2018, 05:25:42 AM »
Any of those would be fine with me, I'm easy!

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« Reply #159 on: June 21, 2018, 07:08:21 AM »
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).

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« Reply #160 on: June 21, 2018, 11:55:50 AM »
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).

You don't need to twist my arm! :)

Orlando Meetup - June 24th - 12:00 PM

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

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« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.


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« Reply #162 on: June 22, 2018, 02:18:13 PM »
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.

We've had a great time and good discussion every meet!

Hope you'll join us at the next one!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #163 on: June 22, 2018, 02:24:52 PM »
To lessen the chance that I'll forget to ask, was hoping we could discuss strategies for rebalancing. My 401k has gotten a little offtrack and I'm mulling my options over the best way to correct. Move funds around to match my desired allocation? Or change where future funds go to even it out? I know there's no one best way, but would give us something to talk about. :)

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« Reply #164 on: June 25, 2018, 06:14:50 AM »
Forgot to ask, has anyone installed solar PV or recommend anyone for this?

Thanks again for organizing the meetup PseudoStache!

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« Reply #165 on: July 04, 2018, 03:29:56 PM »
Posting to follow since we'll be in Orlando for a conference early November.  If there are any meetups at that time, would want to attend since considering a move to the area.

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« Reply #166 on: July 05, 2018, 08:16:30 AM »
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.

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« Reply #167 on: July 05, 2018, 07:46:38 PM »
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.


We generally pick downtown-ish since it's fairly central - but a southwest meetup would be cool - unless dragoncar would like to explore Orlando outside of the covention/tourist space.

I believe there is at least one or two other members that live fairly close.

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« Reply #168 on: July 06, 2018, 10:55:13 AM »
We're super flexible on our meetup dates, dragoncar, so if you just let us know when you'll be around, we can try to accommodate. We typically meet near the downtown Orlando-ish area one Sunday a month for lunch; if you're here for a conference, you may be further south closer to the convention center/hotels, but at least one of us lives further south--me! it's me!--and can figure something out.


We generally pick downtown-ish since it's fairly central - but a southwest meetup would be cool - unless dragoncar would like to explore Orlando outside of the covention/tourist space.

I believe there is at least one or two other members that live fairly close.

We are staying for a while to visit friends in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, will probably be checking out various neighborhoods so not wedded to the convention center

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« Reply #169 on: July 18, 2018, 12:40:14 AM »
Hey guys.  I  just bought a house in Citrus County and will.be using it as a vacation home till we FIRE and then we'll be there permanently.   Still living and working in Louisiana currently.   May be able to meet up on one of the trips down.

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« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2018, 06:03:37 AM »
Hey guys.  I  just bought a house in Citrus County and will.be using it as a vacation home till we FIRE and then we'll be there permanently.   Still living and working in Louisiana currently.   May be able to meet up on one of the trips down.

Congrats, on the new house!  Let us know when you'll be down and we'll set it up :)

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« Reply #171 on: July 19, 2018, 06:16:16 AM »
Well July is almost over.... but any interest in a Meetup next Saturday (7/28)?

Also: I just purchased a Community Pass ($99) to FinCon (https://finconexpo.com/) this September.  I'm not sure how many days I'll actually go, and it doesn't seem like you can attend everything, but if anyone else is going let me know.  Community Pass Info/Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwh-SjV5IZ71eK0zRoAwESO3DuA7oUAn34rd-EX5gL_tbkPw/viewform

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« Reply #172 on: July 20, 2018, 06:42:45 AM »
Welcome to the area Bateaux!

Thanks for posting FinCon info PseudoStache, have to look through the sessions in more detail, but cool to see that MMM will be there.

Summer is flying by! I'll be over in Clermont next Sat 7/28 morning, and might be able to meetup around lunchtime depending on location.

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« Reply #173 on: July 21, 2018, 08:18:59 AM »
Saturdays aren't great for me, so I'll bow out of this one. Hope you guys have a good chat, and PseudoStache, thanks as always for remembering to throw something on the calendar!

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« Reply #174 on: July 23, 2018, 05:55:31 AM »
@PseudoStache, curious how long it took for you to be approved for the FinCon Community Pass? Submitted an application after you posted that, but haven't heard anything back.

Also, my timing is pretty up in the air on Sat 7/28. Maybe a Sunday another time!

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« Reply #175 on: July 23, 2018, 05:39:11 PM »
This month got away from me... How's everyone's August looking?!

Roots, I believe it took at least 3 days for me to hear back... maybe more... and then 72 hours to use the code they sent me.

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« Reply #176 on: July 27, 2018, 06:05:02 AM »
Thanks PseudoStache! Was starting to wonder if my application responses were insufficient, but got the FinCon pass approval email and registered. Looks like several interesting sessions.

For Aug, I should be around Sunday 8/12 or 8/26 if that might work for others too. And I thought of a backup alternate job idea for you!

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« Reply #177 on: July 31, 2018, 09:14:20 AM »
Thanks PseudoStache! Was starting to wonder if my application responses were insufficient, but got the FinCon pass approval email and registered. Looks like several interesting sessions.

For Aug, I should be around Sunday 8/12 or 8/26 if that might work for others too. And I thought of a backup alternate job idea for you!

Either Sunday should work for me.... anyone else?

Looks like FinCon will have a number of "familiar faces" speaking in the Money conversations track, so I will likely be there for Thursday and most of Saturday.  With the community pass I don't think you can really go to anything else other than keynotes/general sessions.

@Roots&Wings
Interested in finding out that that alternate job idea might be!

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« Reply #178 on: July 31, 2018, 09:36:14 AM »
I think I’d like to try to make this one. I’ve never come to a meetup. Either of those days works for me!

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« Reply #179 on: July 31, 2018, 10:34:52 AM »
Either 8/12 or 8/26 work for me. Sorry again I missed the last one; hope to make it to this one!

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« Reply #180 on: July 31, 2018, 12:26:54 PM »
Letís go with August 26th!

Sounds like we should have a good group!

Any new restaurants/locations that anyone wants to try?


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« Reply #181 on: July 31, 2018, 12:48:51 PM »
Mills50/downtownish always gets my vote. :-)

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« Reply #182 on: August 01, 2018, 08:24:21 AM »
Mills50/downtownish always gets my vote. :-)

Mills50 is always a good option!

Let's  placeholder Mamak for now at 12:00 PM on 8/26

Good variety and good seating - one of the first places we met as an Orlando MMM group.

Mamak Asian Street Food
www.mamakasianorlando.com
1231 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32803

However, I would really love to try something new!

@lexde - Since it's your first meet, if you've got a place you want to try let us know - I'm sure you'll think we're awesome, but if not, at least you get a good meal out of it :)

@davenator - Looking forward to catching up!



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« Reply #183 on: August 01, 2018, 08:44:29 AM »
@pseudostache — I actually haven’t had a chance to try Mamak yet but there are a ton of places around so I’ll see if I can come up with a few suggestions, too. Looking forward to meeting everyone (finally!)

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« Reply #184 on: August 07, 2018, 02:52:23 PM »
I'm a solid maybe. Last 4 events I said yes to, things came up. I'll try not to jinx it this time.

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« Reply #185 on: August 08, 2018, 08:47:58 AM »
I will be in town that weekend so count me in too.

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« Reply #186 on: August 08, 2018, 10:08:08 AM »
@Bemly  - looking forward to meeting you!

@bilmar - Hope things are going well with you - I think you are the only one of us who has "after" - FIRE.

@Random Hangers & @dorf - Will we you guys be making an appearance?

@lexde - Any tasty options that we should try out?


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« Reply #187 on: August 10, 2018, 08:33:44 AM »
I'm in!

Potential options (for the future; I'm totally cool with Mamak or anywhere else someone comes up with):
Noodles and Rice Cafe
https://www.noodlesandricecafe.com/
813 N. Mills Ave
Asian; some hot pot? I've never been so not responsible if it's terrible. :)

Hawkers
https://eathawkers.com/
1103 N Mills Ave
Asian street fare. Never been but have heard good things.

Tako Cheena
http://mytakocheena.com/
932 N Mills Ave
Asian tacos, burritos, empanadas. Went a long time ago and remember liking it but it was a little warm/stuffy (I'd like to think they've since regulated the temperature but who knows?).

White Wolf Cafe
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com/
1829 N Orange Avenue
Brunch. Better for a small group (four or less); there's usually a wait but totally worth it. Mmmm.

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Cafe. Never been to this location, but used to work near the one on Mills (closed on Sunday) and it was delicious.

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« Reply #188 on: August 16, 2018, 04:05:32 PM »
@Random Hangers
All of those sound great!  Hawkers is really good and is very similar to Mamak in terms of cuisine/food options.  My wife likes Hawkers better, but Mamak is generally not as busy as Hawkers and has good seating options for larger parties.

Black Bean Deli looks delicious - I don't think we've had Cuban/Latin yet?



I'm in!

Potential options (for the future; I'm totally cool with Mamak or anywhere else someone comes up with):
Noodles and Rice Cafe
https://www.noodlesandricecafe.com/
813 N. Mills Ave
Asian; some hot pot? I've never been so not responsible if it's terrible. :)

Hawkers
https://eathawkers.com/
1103 N Mills Ave
Asian street fare. Never been but have heard good things.

Tako Cheena
http://mytakocheena.com/
932 N Mills Ave
Asian tacos, burritos, empanadas. Went a long time ago and remember liking it but it was a little warm/stuffy (I'd like to think they've since regulated the temperature but who knows?).

White Wolf Cafe
http://www.whitewolfcafe.com/
1829 N Orange Avenue
Brunch. Better for a small group (four or less); there's usually a wait but totally worth it. Mmmm.

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Cafe. Never been to this location, but used to work near the one on Mills (closed on Sunday) and it was delicious.

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« Reply #189 on: August 20, 2018, 10:10:52 AM »
Happy Monday!

Here are the deets for this weekend!

Orlando MMM Meetup: August 26th - 12:00 PM

Black Bean Deli
http://blackbeandeli.com/
1835 E. Colonial Dr.
Cuban Cafť

If you're new, look for the pig!


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« Reply #190 on: August 20, 2018, 11:47:23 AM »
I'll be there

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« Reply #191 on: August 20, 2018, 02:52:41 PM »
I will be there

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« Reply #192 on: August 22, 2018, 10:01:46 AM »
Alas, I won't be able to make it after all. We need to take some things to the dump and pick up furniture from a friend's house on the way back, and this is the day our friend with a pickup truck is available.

Hope it's a good gathering!

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« Reply #193 on: August 23, 2018, 11:53:10 AM »
Sorry to miss you RH, that's awesome about the free truck use, have fun hauling things!

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« Reply #194 on: August 26, 2018, 04:24:27 PM »
It was great to meet everyone at today's meet up! I enjoyed meeting all of you, and I learned a lot... I look forward to attending future meetups!

PS - I was unable to register using my AOL email... I experimented, and found that creating a gmail email allowed me to register...

Thanks!!
Kevin
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« Reply #195 on: August 27, 2018, 11:49:05 AM »
It was great to meet everyone at today's meet up! I enjoyed meeting all of you, and I learned a lot... I look forward to attending future meetups!

PS - I was unable to register using my AOL email... I experimented, and found that creating a gmail email allowed me to register...

Thanks!!
Kevin

Welcome Kevin!  Glad you were able to finally log in!

Thank you @bilmar for all the insightfulness!



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« Reply #196 on: October 18, 2018, 10:39:54 AM »
Orlando!

How are you!

Any one up for a November meetup?

What weekend day works for you?

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« Reply #197 on: October 18, 2018, 11:50:05 AM »
Hey PseudoStache! Nov meetup sounds great. It was awesome seeing folks at FinCon.

Weekend of 11/11 or 11/18 would work for me.

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« Reply #198 on: October 20, 2018, 07:42:30 AM »
Hey PseudoStache! Nov meetup sounds great. It was awesome seeing folks at FinCon.

Weekend of 11/11 or 11/18 would work for me.

FinCon was a pretty cool/inspiring experience - glad I was able to attend.

Either of those dates work for me!


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« Reply #199 on: October 20, 2018, 10:36:27 AM »
I am in town all month so either day works for me.
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