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Replacing Chess Pieces

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Replacing Chess Pieces

House of Chess will attempt to use the following four images in the rolling Gallery below (and perhaps the banner image of this article) to color-match replacements for two of my “White” chess pieces – the White King and the White Castle. There are actually pieces from three different sets below. You can see brighter white pawns to the right and left sides (from two more-recent sets) against this aged set’s pieces in the center and in the background. The middle pieces (and background pieces) are from a 4″ Monarch Staunton Style set – natural Rosewood and Boxwood. As you can see from the photographs,

Installing Pioneer AVH X2700 BS in Hyundai Sonata 2009

Installing Pioneer AVH X2700 BS in Hyundai Sonata 2009

Although the unit will pair with a phone via Bluetooth, connecting the phone's cable to the USB port on the rear of the unit enables more features. Specifically, AppOne Live, allowing (1) Navigation with close by Google suggestions and Yelp reviews, (2) Calendar Appointment in either list view, or date timeline view, (3) Phone app enabled with Siri, Preset favorites, and (4) Music with access to iOS standards like Albums, Playlists, Podcasts etc ...

Well, I now have a Pioneer AVH X2700BS unit installed in my Hyundai Sonata. Pretty proud of it too. It took a while to get this unit going … and there were a lot of changes along the way.

Our Penny

Our Penny

It’s been exactly a week since we’ve brought Penny home from her recent five-day-stay at the vet. If you recall, her kidneys were having problems filtering toxins from her blood. Her blood-urea-nitrogen (BUN) levels were elevated to 107 causing a lose of appetite and extreme fatigue.

Pink Rain in the Workplace

Pink Rain in the Workplace

Imagine the surprise of hearing coworkers hollering help in an adjacent workspace. Imagine that you rush to the scene, to find someone standing on a desk holding a waste can in position to catch a strange pink liquid pouring from the ceiling. This is exactly how my lunch hour began.

Penny’s Condition

Penny’s Condition

Penny is our Miniature Pincher. She has a beautiful red color and is certainly my wife’s favorite pet – (although my wife calls her “our little child“). Penny’s eleven, and she loves being outside for the most part. She guards the backyard faithfully against those pesky squirrels that steal the birdseed. And she has a keen eye for that green dot that appears from the laser pointer. Normally she’s full of energy.

Recent Yoko Theme Changes

Recent Yoko Theme Changes

I’m very pleased with this Yoko theme. It’s clean and has gorgeous fonts. It’s the first theme I’ve played around with that supports posts with featured images – and I like that a lot.

I did a little customization to the php; now featured images only show when you do a search, or view archive lists. These are the only times excerpts are displayed. Searches are aesthetically uniform.  Go ahead, try it.  Do a search – see how nice the page can look with a uniform thumbnail size dedicated image for an article.  Additionally, if the full size of the image is large enough, it will be used to replace the site’s default header!