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July 12th, 2005

I need a good bit of software that can edit .avi movie files. It should be free, or at least easy to acquire at no cost. I need to be able to do Photoshoppy things like adjusting levels, brightness & contrast, etc. Anyone got any suggestions?
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You thought yesterday that he couldn't possibly get any cuter but YOU WERE WRONG because... last night he LEARNED HOW TO LAUGH!!!!!

AND I GOT IT ON VIDEO! (.avi, 2.5MB)

I must warn you, watching this could cause your insides to liquefy from cuteness, and you could die.

(Apologies that I'm not covering up my white-ass legs)

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This scary fucker was outside my work during lunch. He was about 3" long, just slightly shorter than a pack of cigarettes.





EDIT: Thanks to dan4th, I think it's a cottonwood borer. Harmless, but big.
At this point the differential is out of the car, obviously, and the entire driver's side rear suspension assembly (upper and lower control arms, caliper and rotor, hub, and half-shaft) is completely clear of the subframe. It's supported by a jack at the moment, otherwise the whole assembly would be hanging by the brake lines.

And my jack is supporting the Power Plant Frame which sagged a surprising amount once it was clear of the differential.

I'm trying not to disconnect the brakes through this process if I can help it because I don't want to have to clamp them off and then bleed the brakes again during reassembly.

I'm surprised at how easy it was to get the suspension off. Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration - it was easy using Miah's breaker bar and the impact wrench. The spring and shock assembly I took out separately from the rest of it so I can scrub it clean and find out which springs I have. I'd like to know what my spring rates are so I have a baseline to know where I'm starting when I get a coilover setup.

I need a couple cinder blocks or short sawhorses or some other adjustable thing to support the suspension assemblies. I'm running short on jacks.

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When I got off work today, it had just finished raining. I strolled around a bit and took some photos.

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