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by Mimx
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The future of computing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

The future of computing?

This is an engaging video if the possible ways we could be interacting with the digital world in the near future. The video is ~15 minutes long but worth the time to watch. To me, this is pretty dang amazing and I thought I would share.

http://www.wimp.com/sixthtechnology/
by Mimx
Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Crafty Craftiness
Replies: 655
Views: 86684

An update on pear-shaped citrine: This was a commission piece for a lady at work. I charged her my cost for the rough, $30 and $100 for the 10 hours it took me to cut this stone. She had it mounted in a pendant yesterday. One of the questions that she asked the jeweler was how much he would pay for ...
by Mimx
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Crafty Craftiness
Replies: 655
Views: 86684

Old faceting machine

Hi Buckshot! It's certainaly possible that your old faceting machine is usable since there are a lot of old machines still currently in use. In fact, I started cutting on an old machine and only bought a newer one after I decided that faceting gemstones was something I wanted to persue more earnestl...
by Mimx
Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Crafty Craftiness
Replies: 655
Views: 86684

Cool! This thread is still going. It's been a while since I have been here and I still lurk occasionally. Here are some gemstones I have recently cut. I hope the pictures aren't too big. First an amethyst. This one is Standard Round Brilliant that weighs about 2.6 carats and is 11mm round http://i30...
by Mimx
Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The first of my gemstones set
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

The first of my gemstones set

Wow! Today I got to see the very first of the stones I have cut in its setting; and I was blown away. I just happened to have my camera and data cable with me so I was fortunate enough to be able to take a bunch of pictures and upload them from here at work. I hope you all like it as much as I do. h...
by Mimx
Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Ticket Stubs: What do you do with them?
Replies: 29
Views: 8828

Grateful Dead ticket stubs all were put in to a scrap book along with the set list for each show and any other (paper) memorabilia that might relate to the show(s).
by Mimx
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Incarnations of Immortality
Replies: 3
Views: 3754

Featured Incarnation

Under a Velvet Cloak will be the story of Nox, the Incarnation of Night.
by Mimx
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Incarnations of Immortality
Replies: 3
Views: 3754

Incarnations of Immortality

I realize that the Incarnations of Immortality series was not written by OSC but instead by Piers Anthony, but I just discovered some exciting news: While reading this month's newsletter by Piers Anthony, ( http://hipiers.com/newsletter.html ) he announced that after failing to find any traditional ...
by Mimx
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: LURKERS!! Come out, come out, wherever you are...
Replies: 336
Views: 90559

My Story.....for what it's worth.

I wasn't going to post in this forum any more, but after reading this thread, I thought I might post one more message. I occasionally visit this forum, but after I was chastized for my posting habits and, to me, generally cool to and perhaps unfriendly responses to posts I have made, I have found th...
by Mimx
Wed May 30, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nine times is a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Is it really necessary to create a new thread each time you post about your rock collection? I didn't know there were any rules governing the circumstances under which a new thread could be created. Edit: I just checked the FAQs. nope...nothing there governing when a new topic can be created So...t...
by Mimx
Wed May 30, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Nine times is a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

Nine times is a charm

Finally! After eight unsuccessful attempts to get the tiny amethyst transfered, I finally got it to stick on the ninth. Of course, getting it to transfer was only half the battle. Next came the task of aligning it back up properly. Since the stone was so small, I was unsure of how to proceed. It was...
by Mimx
Mon May 21, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Marijuana...
Replies: 173
Views: 41542

Haven't read the whole thread yet...

...but I wanted to put voice to my thoughts: Marijuana prohibition has been, is and will continue to be a gigantic waste of resources. Certainly it has not remained illegal because of its harmful effects on your health. If that were the case, then cigarettes would have been outlawed long ago. It als...
by Mimx
Sun May 20, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Today's faceting lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Latest Stone

Here is the stone I just finished this evening. It's a trilliant cut citrine. It's vitals are: 1.0 ct 7mm x 7mm x 7mm wide measured from the apex to center of the base 4.7mm high http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/Mimxx/Citrine_2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v156/Mimxx/Citrine_3.jpg The...
by Mimx
Sat May 19, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Today's faceting lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

A better effort

I finished a cushion cut YAG last night and I had a bit more success getting it out of the dop unscathed than the previous one. (YAG is indeed, as explained by a contributer in my other thread, Yttrium Aluminium Garnet. A synthetic stone commonly used in medical laser applications such as hair and t...
by Mimx
Fri May 18, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: My Life in a Literary Agency
Replies: 427
Views: 96267

That looks like a nice, cozy office.

<drool> at the Recorded Books box in pic #2
by Mimx
Thu May 17, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Finally, A Plan For My Life
Replies: 13
Views: 4981

The only advice I can give on that subject is to find something that you love to do and figure out a way to get someone to give you money to do it.
by Mimx
Wed May 16, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Today's faceting lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Today's faceting lesson

Today I learned that I need to have patience and let the chemicals do their job. After finishing a pretty blue cushion cut beryl, I was anxious to see the finished stone. So instead of letting the stone soak for a few hours in acetone so it would come off easily, I tried to force the issue with a li...
by Mimx
Sat May 12, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Computer Horror Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Hmmmm

I'm one of those lucky people that get to do tech support for medical staff and one thing that is painfully obvious to me is that they spend more time learning about their profession than all the nuances of running a computer. :wink:
by Mimx
Sat May 12, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: New hobby-Gemstone Faceting *56K Warning - lots of pictures*
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

A couple more stones

Okay...here are a couple of shots of the finished Rocket 88 design I cut from the YAG. I think that this one can truely qualify as my very first stone since it is the first one I got to the polishing stage. As you can see, I wasn't as scrupulous in polishing as I should have been since there are cle...

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