Backert Labs Rhumba 1.1 demo: Logistics

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Ern, did you and Jay hook up about when Jay can have this puppy in his hands ?
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  • erniejade
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    Jay will have it in his hands tonight
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  • BackertLabs
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    Glad to hear that Internet-famous Silverfrost now has the Rhumba. We too will refer to him in the 3rd person.
    Happy New Year everybody!
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    Tony: What date should this be getting to you?
    Jay
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  • BackertLabs
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    Normally it would transfer on Wed., Jan. 6. Due to the New Year holiday, we suggest Thurs. January 7 as the date.
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    Thanks Andy. I'll be in touch with Tony.
    Jay
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    agfrost wrote: »
    Thanks Andy. I'll be in touch with Tony.

    Sent ya a PM bro....we'll work it out. Less intimidating than sending 2 goons with a big trunk to pick 'er up. lol

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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,167
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    agfrost wrote: »
    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!

    Don't let them read this thread or you might be sleepin' wit da fishes.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    agfrost wrote: »
    ...I've got a couple of goons (9 and 12 years old) that might scare off your goons!

    LOL, hear ya on that. I've know a few youngsters that have that AL Capone mentality.
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  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,207
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    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    daboyz wrote: »
    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.

    I'm picking this up tomorrow from Jay. I'm in Algonquin so no biggie for me either to hand off to Brock.

    Brock,
    Better get your big boy pants on and figure out where we can meet in a week. I'm open to any day or time....but not rush hour please. Maybe we can meet up halfway or something.....unless Daboyz wants to brave the Rockford locals, which is akin to going to the zoo....with no fences. LOL Seriously.....Rockford drivers and Florida drivers are cut from the same cloth.
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  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,207
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    I live in Rockford. :)
  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,097
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    tonyb wrote: »
    daboyz wrote: »
    If whoever has it and needs to get it to Brock they can drop it off to me. I'm in Streamwood and can get it to him.

    I'm picking this up tomorrow from Jay. I'm in Algonquin so no biggie for me either to hand off to Brock.

    Brock,
    Better get your big boy pants on and figure out where we can meet in a week. I'm open to any day or time....but not rush hour please. Maybe we can meet up halfway or something.....unless Daboyz wants to brave the Rockford locals, which is akin to going to the zoo....with no fences. LOL Seriously.....Rockford drivers and Florida drivers are cut from the same cloth.

    So In a week you mean next Thursday? Sure wish there wasn't such a stringent time line with this. Usually the title insurance business is slow this time of the year, but we are going balls out and haven't had a slow down so I am really busy at work.

    To be honest about the only time I will have to listen is Sunday and Monday (ML King Day) since we are closed. But that's better than no time at all. Didn't anticipate being this busy. But, job security....lol.

    Who gets it next?

    I'll be in touch Tony and Dave after I look at my calendar for next week. Any suggestions Tony? Really should be after work, but I might be able to squeeze in a late lunch on Friday. No use getting it earlier in the week since I will have zero time to listen until the weekend.

    H9

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  • W WALDECKER
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    I can relate, I just got off of a shutdown at a large power plant where I averaged 60 to 70 hour per week. I have to make hay while the sun shines.I get where you are coming from.
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  • agfrost
    agfrost Posts: 2,421
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    Packed up and ready to go to Tony mañana.
    (It's very late. I guess it's "today")
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    See ya today Jay, at our secret underground Templar hand off spot.
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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,711
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    Applebee's Restroom.......Womens?
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    mrbiron wrote: »
    Applebee's Restroom.......Womens?

    Now if we told you it wouldn't be a secret. ;)

    It's in my hands now. After we drank from the Holy Grail, recited a few biblical verses, Jay came up with a great idea. He stuck 10 bucks in the box. Thought at first it was to bribe me for not slashing his tires should he had worn skinny jeans.

    Nope...being the thoughtful person he is, and since those of us who hand off save the coin from shipping, he thought a little contribution for those that have to pay, from those who don't, was in order. Fantastic idea....and I'll add to it before handing to Brock.....or spend it on a couple 5 dollar foot longs, haven't decided yet.

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  • BackertLabs
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    heiney9 wrote: »
    Sure wish there wasn't such a stringent time line with this.
    Agree - if there were 5 or 6 guys involved, we would be happy to give 2 weeks to each, and it would probably be a better overall process. In this case we have 13 participants, with others requesting to be included. One possibility, if somebody is strapped for time when their turn is approaching, let us know and we will circle the unit back to you at the end of the demo.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    After talking with Andy, instead of me shipping it back to BL, he would like me to hand off to Brock so that he can review it before and after the fix. He's also a better candidate for this as he has more tubes than Carter had liver pills to roll in this pre.

    So Brock, talk to me.....put your big boy pants on, it's coming your way.
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,320
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    Great idea on before and after with the same person.
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  • heiney9
    heiney9 Posts: 25,097
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    Tony I sent you a PM, but honestly I wasn't expecting it until the end of next week after you had your time with it. Early part of the week is pretty busy w/work during the day and other commitments a couple evenings.

    I had planned on getting it from you Friday. I was going to take a 1/2 day and meet for the hand off and a beer, etc. Even if I got it from you earlier in the week, the weekend (16th & 17th) and Monday (18th) are the main times I have for serious listening and evaluation.

    If Andy needs it back to do some tweaks I can send it Tuesday the 19th.

    -Brock

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  • daboyz
    daboyz Posts: 5,207
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    If it's OK I could grab it for a listen. I wont have any speaks until the middle of the week though. Don't want to break protocol.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    I sent Andy a PM to see what he wants to do. Lets wait to hear from him. I know he wanted a before and after opinion with the fix they had in mind. If that means I have to hold on to it a bit longer.....certainly won't hear me complaining.
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Andy responded to me, I can hold on until Friday and hand off to Brock. Few more days in my hands....it may start to smell like garlic.
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  • BackertLabs
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    Brock's timeline sounds right to us. We will get a FedEx label to him. And tonyb should really get to play with this for a full week. Very good!
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  • BackertLabs
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    daboyz wrote: »
    If it's OK I could grab it for a listen.
    Thank you for being willing to pitch in - at this point we have "maxed out" on participation in this demo, unfortunately, but we appreciate the offer to help!

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,911
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    Singin' in the rain....I'm singing in the rain....what a wonderful Rhumba feeling....I'm singin' in the rain. :)
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  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,320
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    Careful Tony, it starts becoming like crack the more you listen to it.

    Even with the noise, its a very musical preamp.
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