Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#6) Time Out!

Just a note to let you know we (Posters) are taking a short time out, so there probably won't be any new posts to this Blog for a few more days. After that, we will report on the hugely successful 2010 Reunion, plus some other news items.

Meanwhile, it's encouraging to see that our new Blog has had over 700 "Page Views" since last Friday (only 4 days ago)!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

#5) Are you on Facebook?

Are you on Facebook? If so, you can share any posting on this Librascope Memories - News Blog on your Facebook page, by simply clicking on the "Share to Facebook" icon located in the lower right hand corner of the post to be shared. This posting, for example, might be a good one to share on your Facebook page!

Currently, there are at least 35 Libravets on our mailing list that belong to Facebook. Recently, a Librascope Memories Group was started by Ray Hand, and new members are welcome to join! It's a good way to reconnect with the Libravets you once worked with. Those searching for the Group should look for the Librascope logo shown here.

#4) Libravets and Librascope are both on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. It is mainly used for professional networking, and it is open to both retirees and those still working. LinkedIn has over 75 million registered users world-wide, and there are many special interest groups available to join. It is a great way to reconnect and stay in touch, plus it is free to join.

Currently, there are at least 85 Libravets on our mailing list that belong to LinkedIn. In addition, there is a special Librascope Group that currently has 55 members, and many more are welcome to join. Look for the Librascope logo when you join. Carl Sorensen is the Group's Administrator.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

#3) "Librascope Memories" Search Demonstration at the 2010 Reunion.

Ray Hand will have a laptop computer set up at this Saturday's Reunion to demonstrate the powerful search features provided on the Librascope Memories web-site. For example, provide Ray with any Libravet's name, and he will show you how to simultaneously search all 301 Librazettes for that name. In a few seconds, the computer will list every issue that that name occurs in. Next, the computer will find exactly where in each issue that that name appears. After this demonstration, you will be able to perform identical searches on your PC or Mac at home. Similarly, the same procedure can be used to search for other subjects, such as Polaris, or VECP.

#2) "Back to the Future" DeLorean Time Machine will be at the 2010 Reunion!

Three representatives of the Ontario (Canada) DeLorean Owners Club (ODOC), will be displaying a DeLorean "Back to the Future" Time Machine replica between 11am and 1pm Saturday at the 2010 Reunion. The original DeLorean Time Machine employed a Librascope L107MA memory housing, which was a machined aluminum casting. Unfortunately, the ODOC has been unable to locate any of these old castings for their cars, so their members have had to use molded plastic replicas. As a result, they are hoping that someone at our Reunion will be able to help them locate a source for these old castings. If anyone can offer a suggestion, please contact Ken Kapalowski at ken@odoc.ca.

An L107MA casting, like used in the movie, can be seen at the bottom of this Time Machine photograph:

#1) 2010 Reunion reservations exceed 100. Three days to go.

Georgine Archer reports that as of today (October 20th), over 100 people have signed up for the 2010 Libravet Reunion this coming Saturday (October 23rd). Most Libravets attending are from California, but a few are traveling from out of state, including Howard Humphrey (OR), Carl Krohn (NV), Ken & Sue Mandeville (OR), and Mary Styffe (NH). You may still view the invitation at http://tinyurl.com/Libravet-2010-Reunion, but time is very short to make a reservation.