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I don't think we have a thread like this yet.

Got the idea from another forum.

Tried a product or visited a business you were so impressed with, you just want to tell people about it?

Conversely, did you try a product or a business that is so bad you feel obliged to warn people?

AND.... do you have a question about a product or local business that you think someone here at UPO might be able to enlighten you on?

Post about it here.

Or don't. 

Macht nichts.

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Anything but that!!!!! 

I don't think we have a thread like this yet. Got the idea from another forum. Tried a product or visited a business you were so impressed with, you just want to tell people about it? C

That’s certainly a good way to get folks posting. I was thinking I might have to sing!

I'll start out with the first question.

I have a 7" Google (Asus) Nexus tablet I bought back around 2014, which needs the power on/off button repaired.

Can anyone recommend, based o  personal experience, one of the many small gadget/device repair shops that have sprung up everywhere in he past few years?

You know, like UBreakIFix - Everything Breaks etc.?

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4 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

I don't think we have a thread like this yet.

Got the idea from another forum.

Tried a product or visited a business you were so impressed with, you just want to tell people about it?

Conversely, did you try a product or a business that is so bad you feel obliged to warn people?

AND.... do you have a question about a product or local business that you think someone here at UPO might be able to enlighten you on?

Post about it here.

Or don't. 

Macht nichts.

That’s certainly a good way to get folks posting. I was thinking I might have to sing!

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1 hour ago, JFW657 said:

I'll start out with the first question.

I have a 7" Google (Asus) Nexus tablet I bought back around 2014, which needs the power on/off button repaired.

Can anyone recommend, based o  personal experience, one of the many small gadget/device repair shops that have sprung up everywhere in he past few years?

You know, like UBreakIFix - Everything Breaks etc.?

Just buy a new laptop. A MacBook.

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1 hour ago, JFW657 said:

I'll start out with the first question.

I have a 7" Google (Asus) Nexus tablet I bought back around 2014, which needs the power on/off button repaired.

Can anyone recommend, based o  personal experience, one of the many small gadget/device repair shops that have sprung up everywhere in he past few years?

You know, like UBreakIFix - Everything Breaks etc.?

I recently dropped my phone and damaged the glass so I've been meaning to get the glass replaced. Started checking around and noticed UBreakIFix in SODO has great reviews. I thought you moved to the middle of nowhere in Wyoming though??

Getting a new device seems to be the consensus. But some of us try to get long term use out of things... I think I'm the same as you and would prefer to make small repairs if the device still works, but sadly the "system" makes it more expensive to repair the damn thing and cheaper to replace it thus encouraging the spiral of electronic waste/consumption. We're destroying the planet with no serious plans on changing our ways :tw_cry:

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/the-global-cost-of-electronic-waste/502019/

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5 hours ago, jgardnerucf said:

Frisbee it in the trash and get a new free one from your provider. Problem solved.

If by "provider" you mean phone service,  I don't have one because, believe it or not, I don't use a cell phone. 

This is just a wifi tablet.

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4 hours ago, nite owℓ said:

I recently dropped my phone and damaged the glass so I've been meaning to get the glass replaced. Started checking around and noticed UBreakIFix in SODO has great reviews. 

I'll give them a try. Thanks  :thumbsup:

4 hours ago, nite owℓ said:

I thought you moved to the middle of nowhere in Wyoming though??

You must be referring to some facetious comment I made some time back.

Bug Tussle, I believe was the name of the town.

4 hours ago, nite owℓ said:

Getting a new device seems to be the consensus. But some of us try to get long term use out of things... I think I'm the same as you and would prefer to make small repairs if the device still works, but sadly the "system" makes it more expensive to repair the damn thing and cheaper to replace it thus encouraging the spiral of electronic waste/consumption. We're destroying the planet with no serious plans on changing our ways :tw_cry:

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/09/the-global-cost-of-electronic-waste/502019/

I'm with you on making things last as long as possible and trying to save ourselves from our own mindless consumerism.

Futile effort though, I'm afraid. People just don't care,

I like the way The Police put it... "When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around"

I've never been a part of the throw-away society and I don't plan to join. 

As for the tablet, I only use it for the camera anymore. It has a 5MP (yeah I know...BFD) rear facing camera, that takes decent pics. I also use it as a document "scanner". Since I no longer use my ancient desktop that had a flatbed scanner attached to it, I just photograph any document I need a digital copy of using that tablet.

The thing about  buying a new one with an equally decent camera, is that they cost nearly $200. 

I'm thinking I could get the power button repaired on my old one for much less while helping keep down electronic waste.

If not, c'est la vie.

BTW....

RECOMMENDED for anyone who has old electronics they want to get rid of.  Rather than just "frisbee it into the trash", drop it off at Staples in Colonial Plaza. They take old electronics for recycling. 

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50 minutes ago, jgardnerucf said:

I edited it, duh, and econ commerce pkwy has a place, best buy, and of course young pine. So all y'all chill out. Lol

Gotta be careful about the way you phrase things around here.....  :D  

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Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used  to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.

 

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6 minutes ago, nite owℓ said:

Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used  to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.

 

Ronnie’s had a retail bakery shop and I miss it so….meanwhile, Advent leveled first the classic ‘40’s HoJo and now the baconless Wendy’s. Have you noticed the dearth of places to eat around the hospital? It gets much better as you reach White Wolf and Ivanhoe but north of there is a food desert.

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12 hours ago, nite owℓ said:

Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used  to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.

 

Olde Hearth. I think you can con tact them and ask what days they run focaccia then schedule a pick up that morning. https://oldehearthbreadcompany.com/portfolio/focaccia-sheet-pan/

I will say focaccia may be the easiest bread to make and if you want to have it steaming hot you should give it a go. Add what you want; tomatoes, olives, grapes, rosemary...

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/easy-no-knead-focaccia

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17 hours ago, nite owℓ said:

Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used  to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.

 

also not what you requested, but check out  https://www.facebook.com/Nomadbakehousefl/

https://nomadbakehousefl.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR14u31l2KlWyDM4qsK3STvSoliV5iLPqPH0ediPYZ-x4kOrsSjxXlBLV-k

She operates out of the little house at the corner of Brierclif and Delaney. Everything she makes is really good.

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On 8/30/2021 at 11:06 PM, JFW657 said:

I'll give them a try. Thanks  :thumbsup:

You must be referring to some facetious comment I made some time back.

Bug Tussle, I believe was the name of the town.

I'm with you on making things last as long as possible and trying to save ourselves from our own mindless consumerism.

Futile effort though, I'm afraid. People just don't care,

I like the way The Police put it... "When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around"

I've never been a part of the throw-away society and I don't plan to join. 

As for the tablet, I only use it for the camera anymore. It has a 5MP (yeah I know...BFD) rear facing camera, that takes decent pics. I also use it as a document "scanner". Since I no longer use my ancient desktop that had a flatbed scanner attached to it, I just photograph any document I need a digital copy of using that tablet.

The thing about  buying a new one with an equally decent camera, is that they cost nearly $200. 

I'm thinking I could get the power button repaired on my old one for much less while helping keep down electronic waste.

If not, c'est la vie.

BTW....

RECOMMENDED for anyone who has old electronics they want to get rid of.  Rather than just "frisbee it into the trash", drop it off at Staples in Colonial Plaza. They take old electronics for recycling. 

I would check Youtube for a video of someone taking the laptop apart and servicing the power button if you're so inclined.  A Macbook is like  in the 4 figure range...

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22 hours ago, AmIReal said:

also not what you requested, but check out  https://www.facebook.com/Nomadbakehousefl/

https://nomadbakehousefl.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR14u31l2KlWyDM4qsK3STvSoliV5iLPqPH0ediPYZ-x4kOrsSjxXlBLV-k

She operates out of the little house at the corner of Brierclif and Delaney. Everything she makes is really good.

Shes so damn good.

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On 9/14/2021 at 7:54 PM, nite owℓ said:

Does anyone know of a place that sells FRESHLY baked fococcia bread? Hot and ready to go, topped tomatoes with olive oil leaking... I watched a documentary about old restaurants in Italy and worked up a craving. I don't think Advent Health has a retail bakery shop anymore, otherwise I would inquire there - they used  to make it in the cafeteria circa 2000's on a rotating menu and it was delicious.

 

I worked part time at Advent Health from 2008 to 2012.

I've had that cafeteria focaccia bread many times and you're right... it was quite good. 

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On 9/15/2021 at 8:44 AM, AmIReal said:

Olde Hearth. I think you can con tact them and ask what days they run focaccia then schedule a pick up that morning. https://oldehearthbreadcompany.com/portfolio/focaccia-sheet-pan/

I will say focaccia may be the easiest bread to make and if you want to have it steaming hot you should give it a go. Add what you want; tomatoes, olives, grapes, rosemary...

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/easy-no-knead-focaccia

Thanks. That pic of foccocia on Olde Hearth's website looks kinda weird... I was hoping for this kind of consistency (albeit square): https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/nfl/how-barese-focaccia-bread-is-made-in-italy/vi-BB1bFMl6

I was hoping for an authentic Italian restaurant that might serve some, but that might be asking for too much from Orlando.

On 9/15/2021 at 1:19 PM, AmIReal said:

also not what you requested, but check out  https://www.facebook.com/Nomadbakehousefl/

https://nomadbakehousefl.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR14u31l2KlWyDM4qsK3STvSoliV5iLPqPH0ediPYZ-x4kOrsSjxXlBLV-k

She operates out of the little house at the corner of Brierclif and Delaney. Everything she makes is really good.

Operating a "commercial" business in a residential neighborhood is problematic with random cars coming in and out of the place. That's not what a house is zoned for and I personally wouldn't support something like this.

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1 hour ago, nite owℓ said:

Operating a "commercial" business in a residential neighborhood is problematic with random cars coming in and out of the place. That's not what a house is zoned for and I personally wouldn't support something like this.

Florida was pretty late in improving their cottage industry laws, but now allows these type businesses and, in fact, blocks localities from not allowing them. This particular business does not operate typical business hours, but instead has a pick up time window. Most Saturday mornings there will be a sizable line in front of her place waiting for pick up. Most of the neighborhood walks or bikes there and she has no on-site parking. Personally, I'm all for this type of operation. But then I'm the type that buys milk, cheese, eggs, meat and the veggies I can't grow from local farms.

https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Food/Food-Establishments/Cottage-Foods

https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/70108/file/Cottage-Food-Brochure.pdf

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5 hours ago, AmIReal said:

Florida was pretty late in improving their cottage industry laws, but now allows these type businesses and, in fact, blocks localities from not allowing them. This particular business does not operate typical business hours, but instead has a pick up time window. Most Saturday mornings there will be a sizable line in front of her place waiting for pick up. Most of the neighborhood walks or bikes there and she has no on-site parking. Personally, I'm all for this type of operation. But then I'm the type that buys milk, cheese, eggs, meat and the veggies I can't grow from local farms.

https://www.fdacs.gov/Business-Services/Food/Food-Establishments/Cottage-Foods

https://www.fdacs.gov/content/download/70108/file/Cottage-Food-Brochure.pdf

Yeah still not a fan of this at all and it doesn't change the fact that her home is not zoned for this type of activity. I would hate living next door to her -- forget about a bakery, how would you feel living next door to someone who has lines of people outside of the house next to you?? Totally inappropriate for the neighborhood, no matter what "law" has been created to accommodate people like her. Her neighbors did not sign up for that and she needs to stick with selling her goods at the farmers market. I have a feeling you live in a nice home/area, but just imagine your next door neighbor operating a business next door to you.

I remember there was a Delaney Park prostitute (a renter, as usual) having a bunch of random Johns visit her at all hours of the day and the police shut that sh.t down, but somehow a bakery is OK lol: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-2013-05-16-os-prostitution-house-backpage-20130516-story.html

 

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