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BAB 1

PENDAHULUAN

1.1 Latar Belakang

Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) adalah perpanjangan varian dari Rasional Unified Proses dan dikembangkan oleh Scott W. Ambler dan Larry Constantine pada tahun 2000, terakhir dikerjakan ulang pada tahun 2005 oleh Ambler, John Nalbone dan Michael Vizdos. EUP diperkenalkan untuk mengatasi beberapa kekurangan dari RUP, yaitu kurangnya dukungan sistem dan akhir penggunaan sistem software. Jadi dua fase dan beberapa disiplin ilmu baru ditambahkan ke RUP.

1.2 Tujuan

Tujuan pelaksanaan ini adalah untuk memberikan panduan pembelajaran bagaimana, EUP merupakan implementasikan dalam suatu pengembangan perangkat lunak

1.3 Ruang Lingkup

Pengembangan aplikasi intranet potal dilakukan menggunakan metodologi Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) dengan menggunakan perangkat lunak Rational Enterprise Suite. Perangkat bantu yang digunakan adlah Rational Requisite Pro untuk menemukan dan mendokumentasikan kebuuhan user terhadap aplikasi yang akan dikembangkan dan Rational Rose untuk melakukan pengembangan kerangka aplikasi
Dalam implementasi akan dikembangkan aplikasi intranet protal untuk fullright indonesia sebagai model dan studi kasus dengan menggunakan RUP dalam proses pengembangan aplikasi, Adapu ruang lingkup pengembang Aplikasi intranet portal mencakup hal-hal sebagai :
  • Pengembangan spesifikasi dan moldul aplikasi antar muka (interface) yang menjadi penghubung antar pengguna dengan infrastruktur dan sumber daya yang dimiliki Fulbright Indonesia.
  • Pengembangan spesifikasi dan modul aplikasi perangkat bantu (tools) yang dapat diintegrasikan ke sistem seperti yang diperlukan oleh sistem.
  • Pengembangan spesifikasi database yang diperlukan oleh sistem.

BAB 2

KONSEP

Enterprise Unified Process

2.1 Pengertian Enterprise Unified Process

Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) adalah perpanjangan varian dari Rasional Unified Proses dan dikembangkan oleh Scott W. Ambler dan Larry Constantine pada tahun 2000, terakhir dikerjakan ulang pada tahun 2005 oleh Ambler, John Nalbone dan Michael Vizdos.EUP diperkenalkan untuk mengatasi beberapa kekurangan dari RUP, yaitu kurangnya dukungan sistem dan akhir penggunaan sistem software. Jadi dua fase dan beberapa disiplin ilmu baru ditambahkan ke RUP. EUP melihat pengembangan perangkat lunak bukan sebagai kegiatan mandiri, tetapi tertanam dalam siklus hidup sistem (yang akan dibangun atau ditingkatkan atau diganti), Siklus hidup TI dari perusahaan dan organziation/bisnis adlah siklus hidup perusahaan itu sendiri. Ini berkaitan dengan pengembangan perangkat lunak dilihat dari sudut pandang pelanggan.

2.2 Penurunan pada Enterprise Unified Process

2.2.1 Pengertian Rational Unified Process

Rational Unified Process (RUP) merupakan suatu metode rekayasa perangkat lunak yang dikembangkan dengan mengumpulkan berbagai best practises yang terdapat dalam industri pengembangan perangkat lunak. Ciri utama metode ini adalah menggunakan use-case driven dan pendekatan iteratif untuk siklus pengembangan perankat lunak. Gambar dibawah menunjukkan secara keseluruhan arsitektur yang dimiliki RUP. RUP menggunakan konsep object oriented, dengan aktifitas yang berfokus pada pengembangan model dengan menggunakan Unified Model Language (UML). Melalui gambar dibawah dapat dilihat bahwa RUP memiliki, yaitu:
  • Dimensi pertama digambarkan secara horizontal. Dimensi ini mewakili aspek-aspek dinamis dari pengembangan perangkat lunak. Aspek ini dijabarkan dalam tahapan pengembangan atau fase. Setiap fase akan memiliki suatu major milestone yang menandakan akhir dari awal dari phase selanjutnya. Setiap phase dapat berdiri dari satu beberapa iterasi. Dimensi ini terdiri atas Inception, Elaboration, Construction, dan Transition.
  • Dimensi kedua digambarkan secara vertikal. Dimensi ini mewakili aspek-aspek statis dari proses pengembangan perangkat lunak yang dikelompokkan ke dalam beberapa disiplin. Proses pengembangan perangkat lunak yang dijelaskan kedalam beberapa disiplin terdiri dari empat elemen penting, yakni who is doing, what, how dan when. Dimensi ini terdiri atas
Business Modeling, Requirement, Analysis and Design, Implementation, Test, Deployment, Configuration dan Change Manegement, Project Management, Environtment. 
 This is my second post and I was recently requested by one of my colleagues to help him with a report which shows Datastores, Capacity, Freespace along with the cluster name and hosts that it is connected to. This can connect to multiple vCenters and push separate reports for each of the vCenter.

$vcservers = "vc1.company.com", "vc2.company.com"
foreach($vcserver in $vcservers){
Connect-VIServer $vcserver -Port 443
$report = @()
$DS = Get-Datastore | Where {$_.Type -eq "VMFS" -and $_.Extensiondata.Summary.MultipleHostAccess} | Sort Name
foreach ($store in $DS){
  $memberhosts = ($store | Get-VMHost | Select -ExpandProperty Name) -join ","
  $cluster = ($store | Get-VMHost | Sort Name | Select -First 1 | Get-Cluster).Name
  $list = "" | Select-Object Name, CapacityGB, FreeGB, PercFree, FileSystem, ClusterName, MemberHosts
  $list.Name = $store.Name
 $list.CapacityGB = "{0:N2}" -f ($store.capacityMB/1kb)
 $list.FreeGB = "{0:n2}" -f ($store.FreeSpaceMB/1kb)
 $list.PercFree = "{0:N2}" -f (100 * $store.FreeSpaceMB/$store.CapacityMB)
 $list.FileSystem = $store.Type
 $list.ClusterName = $cluster
 $list.MemberHosts = $memberhosts
 $report += $list
}
$report | Export-Csv "C:\Temp\Output\$vcserver.csv" -NoTypeInformation
Disconnect-VIServer $vcserver -Confirm:$false
Clear-Variable report
}

Sample output below --








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          My Boys' June Books    
Even though we officially finished up our schoolwork by the first Friday in June, my boys have still been reading just about every day.  Alec, in particular, has been reading up a storm and they have all picked some really great books to read lately!



The Wolf Keepers


The White Wolf


Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape


Splat the Cat; The Rain is a Pain


The X-ed Out X-ray

I have had so much fun reading this month!  With our school year ending and spending more of our days relaxing I have had a lot of time to read... and I found so many wonderful books to indulge with.


1.  All Dressed In White by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke--  I love mystery novels and this book was fantastic!  5 years after Amanda mysteriously disappears from a seaside resort just days before her wedding her family asks the show Under Suspicion to do an expose on what really happened; hoping beyond hope to finally find out what happened to Amanda on that fateful night and answer once and for all the question of whether or not she's still alive.


2.  Irresistible by Susan Mallery--Elissa is a struggling single mom who has sworn off men until her daughter is old enough to leave home.... then her new neighbor, an ex- marine, and all around helpful guy begins to lend her a hand.  Will he prove to irresistible to ignore?


3.  Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah-- When Birdie and her husband Jack Shore find themselves with an empty house and unfulfilled dreams they are left wondering how life passed them by. As they drift apart they decide to purposely spend time apart and end up on opposites sides of the United States with Jack in New York and Birdie enjoying the pacific northwest.  As they both struggle to hold onto their dreams they are unsure if they should let one another go too.


4.  Still Alice by Lisa Genova-- I watched the movie when it first came out on DVD and just loved it but I had put off reading the book; mostly because I found the movie so moving and emotional I had no idea how I would survive the book.  It was fabulous!  When Alice first begins forgetting simple everyday things she chalks it up to the onset of menopause but soon realizes that these are not run of the mill memory lapses.  The book shows her and her family's struggle to cope with early onset Alzheimer's.


5.  Delicious by Susan Mallery -- In this prequel to Irresistible I got to read all about how Penny and her ex- husband Cal reconnected and fell madly in love with one another.  Even though they both had lots of issue, secrets, and misunderstandings.


6.  Sizzling by Susan Mallery-- After reading the first two books in the series, I just knew I had to keep going!  In sizzling Reid meets his match with feisty home nurse Lori.


7.  Tempting by Susan Mallery-- I just had to finish up the series and learn what happened with black sheep of the family; Dani Buchanan.  When she discovers who her real father is, Dani must decide what to do about him and his adopted son, Alex.


8.  We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman-- Stella, a hospice nurse, finds solace writing last letters for her patients making sure that their last words and thoughts are preserved for their families.  With her husband returned from Afghanistan a totally different man, she find escape and meaning in her work.  One night while writing a letter, Stella is faced with a dilemma.  The letters are always delivered after the patients' death but just this one time Stella feels that there could be a very different ending if she delivers it before...



9.  Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews-- Greer is thrilled when she finds a small town Florida town that fits the exact specifications of her bosses list.  As a location scout for a movie company, Greer is used to paving the way for the film crew and all that shooting a movie on location entails but she meets her match in Cypress Keys when mayor Eb takes objection to their plans.  Will they find a way to make their movie in this beach town?



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          15 Books About Worms    
My boys love things that creep and crawl.  I just knew they'd love learning all about the animals that live in the dirt.  Worms ended up being a particular favorite; mostly because they make such great fishing bait!  However, we did a have a lot of fun learning about worms and these were some of our favorite books.




1.  Wiggling Worms at Work


2.  Diary of a Worm


3.  An Earthworm's Life


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Looking for some fun ideas to do to go with your worm study?  Check out this post on our library's worm day that included worm races, hunting for worms, and worm crafts.



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          Estoy leyendo...   
¡¡Hola!!

¡Cuanto tiempo sin pasarme por aquí! Estuve muy liada con el trabajo, para no variar vamos; aún así siempre encuentro algún que otro hueco para desconectar y dedicar a la lectura. Esta semana se me ha dado por comenzar varios libros al mismo tiempo, púes estaba bastante indecisa si escoger uno o otro y finalmente opté por leerme los tres.

Estoy leyendo.


David Copperfield, de Charles Dickens, uno de los clásicos que marcó mi infancia y que tenía muchas ganas de releer, pero tenía cierto temor a que me defraudase...a que mi visión de adulta no se correspondiese con la de la niña que un día fui y estropear así el bonito recuerdo que guardo de su lectura. Me alegro de decir que no ha sido así, más bien todo lo contrario.

La huella autobiográfica que Charles Dickens (1812-1870) dejó en David Copperfield, una de sus obras más importantes, convirtió este libro en el más cercano a su corazón. David, como Dickens, vivió una infancia feliz leyendo y asistiendo a la escuela hasta que su suerte cambió. La transmutación íntima de ambos, protagonista y autor, fue compleja y sutil. Aunque ficción y realidad no siempre coinciden, las desdichas de la niñez, el trabajo en la abogacía, la condición de escritor y varios de los personajes responden a la experiencia personal de su autor. Narrada desde la distancia del adulto, la vida de David Copperfield encierra sátira y humor irónico, luto y angustia, pero también mucha alegría y ruido de personas.



Las pequeñas mentiras, de Laura Balagué, no es muy común encontrar este tipo de novelas entre mis lecturas, pero me he propuesto ampliar horizontes y leer un poco mas variado.

las pequeñas mentiras (premio la trama de novela / aragon negro)-laura balague gea-9788466656252Las pequeñas mentiras se inicia con el descubrimiento del cadáver de Cristina Sasiain, una mujer de la alta sociedad donostiarra, en el interior de su lujosa peletería. La inspectora de la Ertzaintza Carmen Arregui recibe el encargo de esclarecer la muerte, para lo cual tendrá que sumergirse en el complejo entramado de r elaciones de la víctima mientras recorre en busca de pistas un San Sebastián lluvioso e invernal. Entre pesquisas, interrogatorios y giros inesperados, Carmen seguirá librando su propia lucha cotidiana y descubrirá en los entresijos de la investigación un reflejo de sus propios conflictos y preocupaciones. Una trama vibrante que refleja, con sensibilidad e ironía, las múltiples capas y las pequeñas mentiras que rodean nuestras vidas. Un gran debut literario que nos descubre a una brillante autora de novela negra

  He soñado contigo, de Olga Salar, no podía faltar la comedia romántica, ese género que tanto me gusta y al que siempre recurro para despegar mi mente de la rutina del día a día.

Comedia romántica contemporánea. Penelope y Evan llevan años jugando al ratón y al gato. Cuando por fin coinciden, ¿resultará un sueño o una pesadilla? ¿Podrías amar a alguien sin conocerlo? O para ser más exactos, ¿podrías amar a alguien a quien conoces, pero sin embargo, nunca has visto? Penelope y Evan llevan años ju gando al ratón y el gato y cuando por fin coinciden en una entrega de premios, el encuentro no es, ni mucho menos, como ella había soñado. A partir de ese momento, susvidas se ven ligadas irremediablemente por motivos profesionales, y cada paso que dan les ata más y más... Si además añadimos que el hermano de Evan es su mejor amigo, que tiene una abuela un poco ludópata, una madre histérica y un gato cuya mayor afición es destrozar su lencería más cara.... Ya puede empezar a dudar sobre si su vida es, de repente, un sueño o una pesadilla

Tres novelas, tres lecturas, tres géneros sin nada en común, pero disfrutando enormemente de las tres! Estos serán los libros que me acompañen durante esta semana..

¿Y vosotros? ¿Que estáis leyendo o vais  leer? ¡Contarme!

          Book Tag: Cuentos clásicos   
¡¡Hola, holaa!!

¿Que tal se presenta el fin de semana? Espero que fenomenal!

Hoy vengo con un book tag que he visto en varios blogs y que me parece muy entretenido, consiste en buscar libros con alguna característica basada en los cuentos clásicos de Disney , es idea original de Silencios entre páginas.. Yo tengo muy mala memoria para ponerme a rememorar todos los libros que llevo leídos en mi vida, por lo tanto lo haré con las últimas lecturas o aquellos que me vengan a la mente en el momento.

¡Espero que os guste!! Empezamos...


La liebre y el conejo

Un libro que leíste muy rápido y uno que te demoró mucho tiempo leer

 Muy rápido, El jinete de bronce, es una novela que me gusto muchísimo, me engancho de tal manera que lo leí en un pis-pas

Muy lento, El efecto del aleteo de una mariposa en Japón, se me hizo un poco pesado y tardé más de dos meses en terminar de leerlo.



Los tres cerditos

Trilogía Saga que en un principio no te acababa de convencer pero que finalmente se ganó tu corazón.

No tenía ninguna intención de leerla, pero me encontré el primer libro en un rastro a muy buen precio y no resistí la tentación, fue toda una sorpresa, pues a pesar de mi reticencia terminó por encantarme.


Blancanieves

Un libro en el que tenías puestas muchas expectativas y acabaste odiando

La trilogía "Sueña" de Lisa MacMann, quizá porque tenía las expectativas demasiado altas es que terminó por decepcionarme. Me forcé a leer hasta el segundo libro por si la cosa mejoraba, pero nada, no le cogí el punto a la historia. La verdad es que la idea para la trama es muy buena y pudo haber dado mucho juego, pero a mi parecer se quedó en un simple intento..¡una pena!



Peter Pan

Libro que has leído muchas veces pero del que jamás te cansas.

Si tuviese que elegir cual es la mejor novela del mundo sin duda elegiría El principito, la mejor historia jamás escrita. No recuerdo la edad que tenía cuando lo leí por primera vez, pero era todavía una niña, por aquellas no entendí del todo el trasfondo de la novela, pero tras varias re-lecturas como adulta se ha convertido en uno de mis libros favoritos y que nunca me cansaré de leer.



El libro de la selva

Un libro que perdiste o tuviste que tirar por algún motivo.

Libro de lectura obligatoria en el instituto, recuerdo que me lo prestó una compañera con la mala suerte de que volqué encima de el un vaso de agua, quedo inservible por lo que tuve que tirarlo y comprarle un ejemplar nuevo, por supuesto. Creo que es el único libro que he tirado nunca, porque la verdad es que guardo hasta los cuadernillos rubio del preescolar...
Un historia muy juvenil y entretenida por cierto, es los pocos obligatorias de los que recuerdo la historia.




Fecha de publicación:09/01/2014
440 páginas
IdiomaEspañol
ISBN978-84-08-03906-8
Código: 10011660
Formato: 14,5 x 21,5 cm.
Presentación: Rústica sin solapas
Colección: Chick Lit



Ana y Nekane regentan un estudio de fotografía en el casco antiguo de Madrid. Un día se declara un incendio en su edificio y, aunque están acostumbradas a trabajar con modelos de lo más glamurosos, no pueden dejar de sorprenderse ante aquellos valerosos «machomanes» vestidos de azul que no se preocupan porque su pelo se encrespe ni sus manos se ensucien.

Cuando el objetivo de la cámara de Ana se centra en Rodrigo, su corazón le indica que ya nada volverá a ser igual. Él se da cuenta de lo embobada que lo está mirando y, a pesar de que no le gusta, inician una extraña amistad.

Todo se complica cuando Ana descubre que está embarazada y Nekane la anima a que cumpla su fantasía sexual con el bombero antes de que la barriga, las estrías y los vómitos matinales se manifiesten y lo espanten.
Pero una mentira de Ana a sus padres ocasionará un sinfín de enredos y situaciones alucinantes que dejarán a Rodrigo sin habla.



Leer a Megan Maxwell es siempre una delicia, especialmente cuando necesitas una dosis extra de energía y buen rollo, porque eso es lo que desprende cada una de sus historias; para mí es como una terapia ¿Qué he tenido un día malo? ¡¡Púes leo algo de Megan!! Cada uno de sus libros me ha encantado, pero este que os recomiendo hoy tiene un “algo” que lo hace todavía más especial, quizá ese algo sea lo identificada que me he sentido con la protagonista en todo momento, y no, no porque tenga la suerte de tener un pedazo machoman como Rodrigo loquito por mis huesos, pero si he sido madre soltera y he vivido los mismos miedos e inquietudes que Ana en la historia. Es una de las cosas que más admiro de la autora, la capacidad para tratar temas tan actuales, y en algunos casos delicados, de manera tan natural y desenfadada, sin restarle importancia, pero tampoco sin llegar a convertirlo en un drama.

Pero volviendo al hilo de la reseña, Melocotón Loco, nos cuenta la historia de Ana, una chica de clase alta londinense que renuncia a su vida de lujo para venir a España a cumplir su sueño, ser fotógrafa. Uno años después no solo ha logrado cumplir su sueño, sino que junto a Nekane,  su mejor amiga, dispone de su propio estudio fotográfico.  Un buen día la apacible vida de las chicas se verá trastocada por un incendio en el edificio y por los pedazo de bomberos que llegan para rescatarlas; desde que la mirada de Ana se cruza con la de Rodrigo algo se incendia en su interior y ya no podrá pensar en otra cosa, pero sus iniciales planes de conquista se vendrán abajo cuando descubra que está embarazada de un turista suizo del que únicamente conoce el nombre.  A pesar de ello, entre Ana y Rodrigo surge una bonita y especial amistad que los llevara a un gran enredo con la familia de la chica… ¿puede el amor superar todas las barreras?

Como su autora ya nos tiene acostumbradas, las protagonistas de esta historia son mujeres independientes, de esas que cogen la vida por los cuernos y luchan por lo que quieren, pero Ana quizá se sale un poco de ese patrón, solo un poquito, pero tras esa fachada de mujer fuerte se deja entrever un hilo de vulnerabilidad que le da un toque de mayor realismo a su personalidad, es una de las protagonistas de las historias de Megan que más me ha gustado y con la que más empatice.  No puedo decir lo mismo de Rodrigo, con quien me sucedió todo lo contrario, llegando incluso a no soportarlo en algunas ocasiones, demasiado mujeriego y cabezón para mi gusto, aunque finalmente es imposible no caer rendida a sus “encantos, porque hay que admitirlo, a las mujeres nos vuelven loca esta clase de hombres…

Los personajes secundarios, como también es habitual en Megan, tienen especial protagonismo,  viviendo sus propias historias a la par. Nekane tiene una personalidad arrolladora y particular que no deja indiferente. Y como no, tengo que nombrar a Encarna, la vecina gallega de las chicas que es la monda, todas deberíamos tener una vecina así, ella es la culpable de las inevitables carcajadas mientras leía.

La historia que viven los protagonistas es preciosa, un amor que surge de forma lenta y pausada a pesar de las circunstancias; en medio de un divertidisimo malentendido. Como no, es una historia llena de humor, con escenas de lo más cómicas que a mi, literalmente, me han echo llorar de la risa. 

A rasgos generales, Melocotón loco, sigue el mismo estilo lineal que las anteriores obras de su autora,  la misma pluma fresca y desenfadada, junto a un lenguaje coloquial y su característico toque de humor; una novela chic-lit en toda regla; pero tiene ese “algo” que no se definir de otro modo, que la hace diferente, o puede que simplemente sea mi visión particular. Sea como sea, es una novela que he disfrutado mucho y que recomiendo  enormemente; en especial para esos momentos en los que es necesario desconectar del mundo y permitirnos el lujo de soñar un rato.


En definitiva, Melocotón loco, es una historia de amor cocida a fuego lento, una historia que nos hace ver el gran poder del amor para cambiar a las personas y superar todos los obstáculos. Una novela que desprende buen rollo, ternura y simpatía, a través de unos personajes maravillosos que se hacen hueco en el corazón del lector. Una novela chick lit en toda regla muy al estilo Megan Maxwel, ¿la recomiendo? Por supuestísimo que si! 

          Jamoncitos de pollo al horno a la cerveza   






Hola cocinillas, hoy traemos una super receta, sencilla, rápìda que a todos nos gusta, sobre todo  a los niños, se trata de unos Jamoncitos de pollo al horno a la cerveza. Tengo que deciros que éramos solo tres enl a mesa y no quedo ni una patata... Me encanta cuando se come todo lo que he preparado, es una gozada no llevar nada sobrante a la cocina.
Si os gustan mis recetas podéis  suscribiros a mi canal de YOUTUBE 
y a mi página de cocina en Facebook EL DULCE PALADAR, allí podréis ver recetas diariamente!!



Esta receta de Jamoncitos de pollo al horno a la cerveza está en Video, espero que os guste y entren a ver el paso a paso y que se suscriban al canal para no perderos ninguna receta.




Ingredientes para preparar Jamoncitos de pollo al horno a la cerveza:

1 kilo de jamoncitos de pollo
1 cebolla
1 tomate
5 patatas
1 cerveza
aceite de oliva
Sal
pimienta
sazonador de carne o pollo






Preparación de jamoncitos de pollo al horno a la cerveza:

Salpimentar el pollo y espolvorear con el sazonador, reservar.

Pelar las patatas y cortar en rodajas gruesas que  colocaremos  en el fondo de una tartera o fuente para horno.
Cortar la cebolla  en juliana y el tomate a trozos y poner sobre las patatas.
Salpimentar y espolvorear con el sazonador.
Colocar los jamoncitos sobre  las patatas y las verduras.
Chorrear con el aceite por toda la preparación y luego  regar con la cerveza.
Llevar al horno a 200º hasta verlo dorar, mas o menos una hora, si es preciso con ayuda de una cuchara o cucharón, ir bañando los jamoncitos con el jugo del fondo.


Espero que os haya gustado esta receta, aquí os dejo  este otro video si os puede interesar.





          EL SOL: ENEMIGO SILENCIOSO DEL ACNÉ   

La Roche- Posay lanza Effaclar Dúo (+) FPS 30, un producto capaz de tratar y corregir las marcas del acné y protege de la radiación UV, el factor más agravante de esta problemática.
“El acné es una enfermedad genético-hormonal de la glándula sebácea, que puede afectar a cualquier persona y estar presente durante distintas etapas de su vida, no solo en la adolescencia”, explica el Dr. Lucas Ponti, médico dermatólogo (M.N: 130. 388) asesor para La Roche-Posay. “El primer factor agravante del acné es el sol y esto se debe a dos motivos: la piel se deshidrata y aumenta su espesor, obstruyendo los poros; mientras que a la vez favorece la aparición de marcas y manchas pigmentarias. Es un mito que los rayos del sol pueden tener un efecto positivo o embellecedor porque secan los granitos”,desarrolla el Dr. Ponti.
La Roche – Posay suma un nuevo producto a su línea Effaclar, la más recomendada por dermatólogos para tratar el acné, una enfermedad que se ha convertido en el primer motivo de consulta al dermatólogo en Argentina. Este producto, Effaclar Dúo (+) FPS 30 es un tratamiento 4 en 1 para el acné, ya que corrige y desincrusta los poros, reduce las imperfecciones del acné y corrige y previene las marcas mientras que protege diariamente la piel de la radiación UV, el factor agravante #1 del acné.Además, es hipoalergénico, no contiene parabenos y es libre de aceite, lo que permite mejorar la calidad de vida de las pieles sensibles.
En envase de 40 ml, Effaclar Dúo (+) FPS 30 tiene la misma tecnología que Anthelios FPS 30: protege frente a los rayos UVA cortos y largos, UVB, infrarrojos y también de la contaminación. Se aplica durante la mañana en todo el rostro, luego de una adecuada higiene
La fórmula de este nuevo producto de La Roche-Posay contiene activos anti- imperfecciones y anti- marcas con el objetivo de ofrecer la protección adecuada y aumentar la eficacia del tratamiento:
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          FAI Race at Yas Island   
I usually don't post twice in one day but I am in a writing mood and wanted to get this done. I went to this race two weeks ago. The venue was the the Yas Island Marina Circuit which is just a few KM's from my humble abode. When I first moved here, it was a wasteland, everything was under construction and just to get a loaf of bread was an ordeal. Now Khalifa City A as it is known has come into its own. I rarely have to venture into the city anymore.

There are world class hotels in this area now and the Yas Island complex is home to the Formula One race and many other automotive events.

This will be mostly photos...one picture is worth a thousand words!

 
Ferrari World Theme Park, I am not Kidding! Landscape Pending








Roller Coaster at Ferrari World
Yas Marina Circuit

At the Racertack

 
The Pits

A Dragster Built for Three, Who Would have Thunk?
One For the Kidlets!
Can we have have that in English? Damn!

Some Attention Seekers, It worked!
Looks like the good Captain is in danger of losing his First Mate!

Some Nice Ladies at the Info Booth
Twilight at the Track

A Yacht Show was running Concurrently


A Million LED's





A hell of an Engine you will not find in your everyday Kia. That would be overkill!


Where your $4/gallon is going.


 Damn, left my checkbook at home again!

Ditto!
How the Other  Half Lives

Note the cubby-hole for the Jetski.

Racecars and yachts made for a good day, I enjoy the choices I have here.



          Jumalast, termodünaamikast   
Populaarses ja paljude kommentaaridega loos Vanalinna Hariduskolleegium (VHK) — kvanthüpe keskaega (osa 3) on jutt VHK-st juba teistele sagedustele suundunud. Jumala olemasolu või mitteolemasolu on igavene teema, mille üle lõppeb arutelu vast siis, kui kaelakukkuva meteoriidi või muude kosmiliste või mittekosmiliste asjaolude tõttu inimkond olemast lakkab (mitte küll 2012. aastal), kuid skeptik.ee annab käesolevaga oma […]
          zelfstandig verpleegkundige - Praktijkhuis - Willebroek   
Praktijkhuis 't Pleintje bestaat momenteel uit 2 diëtisten, schoonheidsspecialiste, nagelstyliste, psycholoog, en pedagoog....
Van Vdab - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:43:47 GMT - Toon alle vacatures in Willebroek
          Italië dreigt met sluiting havens voor boten met migranten   

Nadat bijna 11.000 vluchtelingen de voorbije dagen in Italië zijn aangekomen, overweegt het land zijn havens voor boten met migranten te sluiten.


          Trump gaat in op uitnodiging Macron   

De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump heeft de uitnodiging van zijn Franse collega Emmanuel Macron aanvaard om de viering van de Franse nationale feestdag op 14 juli in Parijs bij te wonen, zo hebben het Elysée en het Witte Huis woensdag meegedeeld.


          テックウィンド T11B タブレットの注意点等   

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きょう買ってきた Windows タブレット (¥13,500)

テックウィンドの T11B を得ました。いま秋葉原の BUY MORE とかで 13,500 円 (税込) で売られてるタブレットです。良い物ですが癖があるのでメモ代わりに書いておきます。

Windows 7 インストール不可

Bay Trail Celeron なので Windows 7 がインストールできません。なので、アップグレード版の Windows 8 も導入できません。 昔売られてた Windows 8 の安いアップグレード版をインストールするつもりの人は要注意。できません(やり方はあるかもしれませんが、知らない)。

Windows 8 の場合は 8.1 が必須

Bay Trail Celeron なので。Windows 8.0 だと色々不具合が発生します(いちおう起動はするので、8.0 を入れたあと 8.1 にアップグレードすることはできる)。

最初それに気付かず使っていた所、スリープとか USB とかで不具合が多発し「まともに使えねえ!!」となっておりましたが 8.1 にした所全部解決しましたわろた。

Bluetooth は OS 付属のものを使用する

Bluetooth は OS 付属の物で使えます。むしろディスクに入っているドライバをインストールすると動かなくなるので、入れてはいけない。

USB キーボードが必須

ないと OS がインストールできません。DVD-ROM も使うのであればハブも必須。マウスはあってもなくても。

OS インストールの方法

「T11B OSインストール 方法」とか「T11B Windows インストール 仕方」とかでググってもでてきません。

USB で DVD ドライブを接続してから(ドライブに Win8 のディスクを入れて)普通に電源を入れると、EFI シェルが出てくるので、コマンドを入れる必要があります。

Shell > fs0:
fs0: > \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI

……で良かったはず。

このあとは Windows 8 のインストーラが起動するので PC と同じようにインストールします。

ただ EFI シェルを BIOS 画面から無効化したほうが良い気がします。

ちなみにキーボードは英字入力モードになっているので注意。印刷されている記号と実際入力されて画面に表示される記号が異なります。

性能について

MacBook (Core 2 Duo 時代のやつ、Intel オンボードグラフィック) くらいの性能。3D ゲームは 10 年くらい前のやつならなんとか動きました。たとえばランス 6 とか FF11 ベンチは確認済み (2500-H, 3500-L)。まあ基本ノベルゲーム程度にしておくのが良いんじゃないかなとは思います。これで自転車創業のゲームやりたいんですけど、あそこのゲームはキーボードかパッドの接続が前提だからタブレットにはちょい不向きかな。繋げれば良いんですけども。

基本的には他の格安 Windows タブレットを大きく上回る性能です。CPU 性能のベンチマークでは、デュアルコア Celeron 搭載の T11B が、クアッドコア Atom 搭載のタブレットを上回るくらい。単なるウェブブラウズでも体感速度は大きく異なるはず。

ちなみに Chrome も実用的な速度で動きはしますが、かなりもっさりです。このへんは同じ価格帯の Android タブレットのほうが全然快適。性能の問題ではなく、OS とソフトウェアの性質によるものです。そもそも用途が違うって事で。

コストパフォーマンスについて

格安 Windows タブレット ( 2 万円 ~ 3 万円 ) の一般的な性能は Atom / 2GB RAM / 32GB eMMC といった感じなんですが、これは 4GB RAM / 64GB eMMC なのでそれより全然高い。しかも CPU 性能も上。ASUS VivoTab 8 とかの 格安 Atom タブレット買うのがアホらしくなるかも。

ただ OS がないので別途必要にはなります。お金が惜しい人は Windows 8.1 Enterprise の評価版とか、Windows 10 のテクニカルプレビューでもいいんじゃないでしょうか。長期間の運用には向きませんが(評価版はそもそも 90 日しか使えないし)

本体重量は重い

なんと本体重量 900 グラムあります。重い。11 インチなのでこんなもんかなあ……。

そう考えると VivoTab 8 とかとはそもそも目的が違う、とも考えられますね (あっちは 330g しかない)。

フルサイズの USB3.0 ポート搭載

ただし 1 個だけね。microUSB ではなく、通常の USB ポートを搭載しているので、色んな周辺機器がそのまま繋がります。このサイズで microUSB なんて積まれても困るけど……。

専用 AC アダプタで充電する

T11B は、USB 充電非対応です。一般的なタブレットだとだいたい USB 充電なので罠かも。要注意。

無線 LANがかなり遅い (802.11a 非対応)

かなり痛い。なので実測 数 Mbps 程度がせいぜいです。なのでダウンロードとかも遅い。大容量のものは microSD とか USB メモリを使って別 PC からコピーすると良いでしょう。microSD はとりあえず 64GB のものは認識しました。

Windows Update にやたら時間がかかる

ストレージが eMMC だからかなあ、とも思うんですが他に Windows タブレットを持っていないので比較不能。なんと 5 時間かかりました。

キーボードについて

本当は付属するらしいんですがついてきません。専用品がつながりますが日本国内では手に入らないかも (US Amazon で売ってましたが日本国内には発送してくれません) 。大人しく Bluetooth キーボードでも使えば良いと思います。自分はポケモンタイピングのキーボードを繋げました。

液晶品質について

最近珍しくなった、真上からじゃないと全然見えないタイプ。典型的な安物 TN 液晶です。残念品質。最近はタブレットも IPS が多いんですけどねー。

T11B 自体の総合評価

13,500 円なら全然買い。ただし癖が強いので分かっている人向け。意外とややこしいです。とりあえず寝っ転がって Windows のノベルゲームやる用機として運用しております。 買う前に上記のことを全部理解している人じゃないと、そもそも OS インストールすらできないかもしれません。ただ安さにつられて買わないように。しっかり事前に情報収集をしましょう。


          Restauración de la Parroquia   
El 21 de Mayo la Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, de Claypole, BsAs, cumplio sus primeros 75 años de vida, fundada el 21-may-1936 por San Luis Orione.

Te pedimos tu ayuda, porque la estructura de nuestra Parroquia está muy deteriorada y según los estudios realizados, se plantea la necesidad colocar un nuevo tipo de techo, que proteja de los agentes climáticos y urbanos adecuadamente.

Por eso ofrecemos un bono contribución de $ 30 con dos números. Lo reacaudado estará destinado a cubrir parte del presupuesto de la reparación.

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          #FollowFriday de Poprosa: de bodas y playas se vive en estos días   

Ff Rafa

Primero de todo os pedimos disculpas que este #FollowFriday de Poprosa llega tarde de más, que seguro que más de uno de vosotros está pensando que nos habíamos olvidado. Eso no pasará nunca, no os preocupéis, que por eso nos hemos puesto a rebuscar en las redes sociales de los famosos para saber que esta semana lo que hubo fueron bodas y playas que es donde se vive en estos días. En una ola de calor es lo mejor que se puede hacer, sobre todo lo segundo, que en las bodas se suda demasiado. Tened cuidado con el sol este fin de semana, mucho zumo y por la sombra que os queremos de vuelta a todos.

Se nos casó Víctor Valdés


No contamos la noticia como se merece en su momento, pero Víctor Valdés y su señora sellaron 10 años de relación casándose con sus hijos como invitados de honor.


Y otra cosa no, pero lo bien que quedan en la foto estos dos es alucinante. Yo aún sigo algo marcada por aquel posado de los dos para FHM.


Momentos de verano con mi princesa en la mejor playa del mundo. #VeraValdes

Una publicación compartida de Victor Valdes (@vicvaldes1) el

Y claro, después del bodorrio toca irse de vacaciones al paraíso. Normalmente son tan previsibles estos futbolistas. Eso sí, parece que se fueron con sus nenes.

Los Alonso-Aramburu en el paraíso


Happy birthday my love!! Everything is so special with you ❤

Una publicación compartida de Xabi Alonso (@xabialonso) el

Barcos, paraíso y felicitaciones para su Nagore Aramburu. Es imposible no amar a Xabi Alonso, aunque él no sepa que existimos.


Inspiring Wat Pho 🙏🏻

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Y el paraíso en el que están es Bangkok y no pueden sonreír más delante de budas durmientes.


Early morning canoeing 🛶☀️ #maravilladelugar #disfrutandoatope

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Que se hace turismo pero también deporte...


El lujo de poder perder la noción del tiempo 🏝 #LaIslaBonita

Una publicación compartida de Nagore Aranburu (@nagore.aranburu) el

Un lugar con columpios estratégicamente colocados para que saques la perfecta foto instagrameable. Eso en la playa de mi pueblo no pasa... y claro, a mí el bikini como a Nagore tampoco me queda.


Pero lo que tienen las escapadas es que luego cuando vuelves tienes a los tuyos para abrazarte... si es que el paraíso está genial, pero echan de menos a sus perfectos churumbeles.

Y los del posado de Flipper

No lo comentamos lo suficiente porque os queremos y teníamos miedo de provocaros daños irreversibles, pero la portada del Hola, con los Carbonillas posando con Flipper fue de traca. Antes se iban a las Seychelles y tal, pero ahora fueron al Algarve como el común de los mortales y además con exclusiva de por medio.


MAR (tes) sin filtros. #quérápidopasanlosdías #ojaláallíotravez #familytrip #Algarve

Una publicación compartida de Sara Carbonero (@saracarbonero) el

Y Sara aprovechó para hacer algún posado ego-blogger para su instagram, claro, que nos enseña ahora que ya están de vuelta.


#algarve 🇵🇹

Una publicación compartida de Iker Casillas (@ikercasillas) el

Mientras Iker lo que hace es ponernos vídeos de los paseíllos en barco por las cuevas del mar azul.

Al igual que Alex González


Que bella eres, Galicia.

Una publicación compartida de Alex Gonzalez (@alexgonzalezact) el

En su caso lo suyo es por trabajo, pero que si te toca trabajar en Rías Baixas pues cómo no te vas a enamorar del entorno...


Llegamos a Oeste. @bmwespana #bmwx4

Una publicación compartida de Alex Gonzalez (@alexgonzalezact) el

Que por cierto, no es que se haya comprado cochazo, sino que también forma parte de su nueva serie, esa que está rodando por ahí: Oeste Vivir sin permiso.

En Poprosa | #FollowFriday de Poprosa


          Akademy Qt5 QtQuick course and Nokia N9 fun   

KDE Project:

I went to the day long course on Monday given by KDAB, about QtQuick for Qt5, and it was excellent. I had used Qt4 and QML for a Symbian phone project earlier this year, and the combination worked very well.

The course started with the basics, and in most repects Qt5 QML is pretty similar to the Qt4 version. I learned a few things about the parts of QML that I hadn't tried like state machines and transitions. It got interesting at the end when Kevin Ottens explained how you could include OpenGL fragment and vertex shaders in QML. This Pimp my video: shader effects and multimedia blog on Qt Labs show some sample code and a video of what it looks like running on a phone. My personal OpenGL foo isn't up to writing my own shaders, but there is a pretty complete library of canned effects, such as drop shadows, that comes with Qt5.

At lunch time, Quim Gil announced that all the registered attendees would receive Nokia N9 phones, and when we got them it felt like Christmas had come early this year for me. It really is a very fine phone. The UI is polished with plenty of apps, and the industrial design is slick. I tried the SIM from my ancient dumb Nokia phone and unfortunately it was too big to fit. I will have to get the data transferred to another card, or someone told me that it was possible to cut down an old large SIM to make it smaller. I am certainly looking forward to try it out as a phone.

Today I've been getting the N9 working as a development device. It is quite straightforward and you just need to activate 'developer mode' via an option on the Security settings panel. Then you configure Qt Creator with SSH keys to connect via the N9's USB cable (or WLAN works too) and you're done. I got a Hello World app working, and then tried to port the large Symbian app to the N9. The port was a bit more trouble than I was expecting due to a problem with upper case characters in the app name, and other problems related to doing development under Mac OS X. I had developed the Symbian app under Linux and Windows, and I think it would be best to give up on Mac OS X for the N9 and use Linux instead.

I ssh'd onto the N9 and fished around a bit to see what was there. It has perfectly standard Debian packaging, and when you build an app in Qt Creator a .deb is transferred to /tmp and installed from there. The root partition has 2GB free to install apps which should be plenty and there was another partition with 7GB free for pictures, documents, maps and so on.

I did some work on the QSparql library that is used for interfacing Qt apps with the Tracker Nepomuk store, and it was nice to see that the lib came with the phone. But it didn't come with the driver for accessing SPARQL endpoints though, and I couldn't find that driver with an 'apt-cache search' query. I might have to build and install it myself.

I noticed that none of the apps that were pre-installed used QML, and they used the obsolete MeegoTouch libs instead. I asked about installing Qt5 on the N9 at the QtQuick course and apparently it is quite straightforward.

I can confirm what other people have said about the N9, and how great the UI and phyisical design is, with a very nice development environment. I also thought Qt/QML on Symbian works really well. So I feel puzzled by Stephen Elop's unsuccessful Windows Phone 7 strategy. If WP7 isn't taking off now, I can't see how WP8 based on the Windows NT kernel is going to be any more successful. I can't imagine why anyone would want to buy a WP7 device when Microsoft announced the other week that there would be no forward path for existing WP7 phones to run WP8.

I saw Aaron Seigo and Sebastian Kugler give a couple of great presentations about Plasma Active at the Akademy conference last weekend. The highlight was Aaron laying into so called 'Tech Pundits' who said that Plasma Active can't possibly compete with Android. Aaron pointed out that actually Android had Plasma Active had nothing much in common, and the clueless pundits were doing something like criticizing an Italian meal at a restaurant for not being a French meal. An activity based tablet is made of very different stuff to the conventional 'Bucketful of Apps' approach used by Android and iOS. By not competing with that approach head on, and having a very lean operation they can construct a viable business even with relatively small sales.

If the Nepomuk store in Plasma Active can be used as a basis for the activity based app integration then so could the similar (although less powerful) Tracker store in the N9. That is another powerful capability of the N9 that has yet to be exploited by 3rd party apps. The N9 Tracker app data integration is much more powerful than the Windows Phone 7 hubs and active tiles. Perhaps some kind of nice notification center is perhaps the main N9 feature that could be improved as far as I can see.

Oh well, I just hope that Nokia will be able to sort themselves out, and recover from the train wreck that they appear to be at present. And thanks again guys for the N9.


          Tizen or Tizen't?   

KDE Project:

I'm not sure really. We have been discussing this question on the Codethink irc channel today, and I think probably Tizen't.

I think the main point of HTML5 is that it runs everywhere and is platform independent. Once you create a platform that uses HTML5 plus its own extensions it really isn't HTML5 anymore. Giving up on Qt and going for some as yet unspecified native toolkit doesn't seem to be a good way to please and developers who have commited to MeeGo.

When it comes down to it, one of the only really innovative community based post PC projects is Plasma Active. It is still there after the sudden 'MeeGo axed' announcement. It isn't subject to the whims of large corporations like Intel. It isn't subject to patent attacks (yet). It is a perfect platform for ubiquitous computing - it runs on every device from large desktop flat screens, to tablets, and down to smart phone scale and below. It is activity and not application based with a foundation of the Nepomuk semantic desktop. Instead of being 'a bucketful of apps' as an interaction designer at the Berlin Desktop Summit described Android, iOS, WP7 and the others, it knows about what you are doing and why. It moves beyond the simple 'game console/app store' style environment of the competion to provide a very different take on what a 21st century computing environment should look like.

Not only is Plasma Active/Contour technically advanced, but it is very advanced socially in that it is an integral part of KDE. The KDE community have shown themselves to be an exemplary Free Software project. We have many countries involved, we have all types of people involved, young and old, men and women, gay and straight, Christian, Muslim and Aethiest - they are all there. We have careful governance provided by the KDE eV organization who are in it for the long term. If you use KDE technology you know you can rely on it to have a consistent long term roadmap.

Aaron Seigo and the other Plasma Active and Contour participents have been careful to make sure that the project has good business connections right from the start. Companies like Basyskom are keen to create a common eco-system where 'a rising tide floats all boats'.

So what's not to like about Plasma Active. Have we taken a hit by the sudden cancelation of the MeeGo project. I don't think so, Tizen't likely.


          The Amish Market   

The Amish Market is one of my favorite places to shop and visit.  When it opened, I realized it would probably be a weekly stop, just like the grocery store.  Displayed above are a few of the hand-hewn toys that are for sale.  The furniture is of exceptional quality. What I like best about the market is that I can shop for food items but I can also have a glimpse of other specialty items.


For instance the Olive Spout has helped increase the flavors in everything I cook from meats to produce.  There I can sample flavored vinegars like peach vinegar that I use for salads, or flavored olive oils like blood orange which is especially tasty with fish.  Seasonings such as orange pepper and garlic pepper are also available.

Since Lancaster County is a hop, skip and jump away, I have set my new series--Daisy's Tea Garden Mysteries--there.  I do research in Lancaster County but the Amish Market can give me the flavor I want when I need it for my cozies.









The baked goods counter is lush.  My favorite is peanut butter cream filled donuts.  My husband likes the apple fritters.  But anyone with a sweet tooth can find the perfect treat at the bakery. Nearby is the homemade candy counter.  Oh my.











Did I mention there is also a restaurant?  This is an omelet breakfast sandwich, made to order.


At the restaurant before Christmas, I was so happy to see a senior angel tree.






From local strawberries in June to peaches and tomatoes later in summer, to chocolates and donuts and beautiful furniture, this market is one of my favorite places to visit as well as shop.  Taking in the aromas, the sites, and the products is wonderful for my creative senses.  And anything that helps my writing I embrace whole-heartedly.
          Activate interlock!...   
Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!...

Here's a look at my officially licensed Voltron piece I got to do for the fine folks over at Acidfree GalleryThe print goes on sale on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm EST! All the details are below... 


Voltron - Our Key to Victory
18"x24"  Giclee Print on Moab Entrada Bright White
150 Numbered Edition • $45.00 
Produced by Acidfree Gallery • Printed by GicleeToday.com 
Officially Licensed by World Events Productions and Classic Media 

There will also be a limited run of Canvas Editions available too!

Plus 15 random folks who purchase the print will also get a bonus 5"x5" print of the Mighty Space Mouse and one lucky person will get the original sketch I did for the Mighty Space Mouse...




          Akin dials back to get even more for Keys   
Baltimore Orioles No. 5 prospect Keegan Akin allowed one single over eight scoreless innings in Frederick's 5-1 win over Wilmington on Tuesday.
          Wie lange sollte man Elternzeit beantragen?   

Für immer.
Fertig.
Vielen Dank für Eure Aufmerksamkeit.

Ich empfehle folgenden Link zum Thema:



Jetzt wo ich aber Eure Aufmerksamkeit habe, kann ich aber gleich noch etwas aus rechtlicher Sicht dazu sagen, die emotionale Schiene habe ich ja nun schon abgearbeitet.
Achtung, dieser Artikel spiegelt die Rechtslage vor dem 01.01.2015 wieder.


Ungefähr 15 Sekunden nachdem so ein kleines, niedliches, entzückendes, rosiges, duftendes Baby auf die Welt gekommen ist und seine Mutter mit diesen verquollenen, dunklen Augen ansieht, in der die Weisheit der gesamten Menschheit zu liegen scheint (oder die Mutter empört und erschreckend laut angeschrien wird, je nach Gemütslage des Neugeborenen), passiert etwas ganz Absonderliches -mal abgesehen von dieser unfassbar langen Reihe an Absonderlichkeiten der vergangenen 9 Monate-

Der Gedanke dieses einzigartige Menschlein irgendwann in den nächsten 30 Jahren irgendeiner fremden Aufsichtsperson anzuvertrauen, erscheint der Mutter so vollkommen hirnverbrannt und geradezu wahnsinnig, dass sie sich selbst sofort das Sorgerecht entziehen möchte.

Diese fatalistische Sichtweise ändert sich dann meist zwischen der 4. und 10. durchwachten Nacht. Nach der Zwanzigsten gibt man das Baby dann doch mal der guten Freundin zum Kinderwagen-Schieben mit, nur um dann noch im Treppenhaus sofort in einen komatösen Schlaf zu fallen.

Das konnte man sich alles gar nicht vorstellen, geschweige denn verlässlich planen, als man den Antrag auf Elternzeit beim Arbeitgeber abgegeben hat!
Unfair!

Was ich meine, wird an den folgenden drei Müttern deutlich (Ähnlichkeiten mit lebenden Personen sind gar nicht zufällig):

Mutter-Typ-1 ist sich sicher, dass jede Frau eigentlich gerne nach 3 Monaten wieder arbeiten möchte und natürlich auch sollte. Dies nicht nur weil man seinen Job so liebt, sondern auch weil die Finanzen sonst einbrechen und Kinder überhaupt nur von ausgebildeten Pädagogenprofis erzogen werden sollten. Aus Wellness-Gründen hat sie beim Arbeitgeber 12 Monate Elternzeit beantragt, weil es zumindest bis dahin Elterngeld gibt. Danach hat sie natürlich Vollzeit angekündigt.
Mutter-Typ-1 gibt dann am ersten Arbeitstag laut schluchzend ihr einjähriges Kleinstkind in der KiTa ab, schleppt sich zur Arbeit, hasst dort alle Kollegen für ihre eigene Anwesenheit, ruft alle fünf Minuten mit verstellter Stimme bei der Erzieherin an und schickt 3-4 Spione aus der Familie vorbei, die heimlich der Haustür lauschen sollen ob das Kind jetzt vielleicht doch weint. 

Ein weiterer Typ Klischee-Mutter hat schon während der Schwangerschaft allen erzählt, dass dieses Kind die wahre Erfüllung ist (die Eigene und die der restlichen Menschheit). Sie hat folgerichtig die gesamten 36 Monate Elternzeit auf einmal eingereicht und plant bereits eine Zwillingsgeburt 14 Tage vor deren Ablauf um noch weitere sechs Jahre dem bescheuerten Job fernzubleiben.
Diese Mutter ruft 11 Monate nach der Geburt der "Erfüllung" in der Personalabteilung des bescheuerten Jobs an, bettelt um Gnade und bietet ihre Arbeitsleistung auch unentgeltlich an, wenn sie denn nur 3 Std. pro Tag an einem Schreibtisch verbringen darf, ohne dass jemand motzend an ihrem Unterschenkel klebt und hochgenommen werden will.

Beispiel-Muttertyp-3 hat ALLES dazu gelesen, 127 Beiträge in ALLEN Internetforen verfasst, ALLE Freunde die seit der 6. Klasse mal über ein Jurastudium nachdachten oder mal mit einem Rechtsanwalt im Zug saßen hierzu befragt. Sicherheitshalber hat sie noch ALLE Elterngeld-Stellen ALLER 16 Bundesländer angerufen. 
Sie hat eine Timeline in MS Word und auf einem Flipchart im Wohnzimmer (mit Fähnchen!) erstellt und trägt dort die taktisch ausgefeilte Verteilung der Elterngeldmonate zwischen Mutter und Vater nach dem geplanten Kaiserschnitt im Hinblick auf Prämienzahlungen, Weihnachtsgeld, Gehaltserhöhungen im Folgejahr und Wechsel des verhassten Abteilungsleiters ein und beantragt per Einschreiben/Rückschein eine Teilzeitstelle nach genau 412,5 Tagen.
Diese Mutter hat allerdings seit der Geburt des Kindes zu Hause nicht mehr aufgeräumt, so dass sie den Laptop oder das Flipchart mit der Timeline nicht mehr finden kann und verpasst ihren ersten Arbeitstag, weil sie mit ihrem Kind in der Klangschalen-Therapie im "Haus der Familie" zu sphärischen Klängen einen Tüchertanz einübt.

Alle Schwangeren die einen Arbeitgeber haben, liegen irgendwo zwischen diesen drei Extremen und genau das ist auch die Krux bei diesem Artikel:

Es gibt so viele denkbare Fallkonstellationen, dass ich unmöglich jede hier auflisten kann. Hierzu muss man sich wirklich individuell beraten lassen und sollte das auch tun. 

Was ich aber tun kann, ist Euch das rechtliche Gerüst einmal aufzudröseln und Euch zumindest einen Weg aufzeigen, der die wenigsten rechtlichen Fallstricke birgt und das höchste Maß an Flexibilität. Ich sage aber nochmal in aller Deutlichkeit, dass viele Wege nach Rom führen. Ich zeige Euch quasi die A7 direkt über den Brenner-Pass nach Italien. Wer Hannibal oder Ötzi ist, muss weiterforschen.
Ich gehe von der für sie Fragestellung günstigsten und auch häufigsten Situation aus: 
Die Mutter hat vor der Geburt eine Vollzeitstelle in einem Betrieb mit mehr als 15 Mitarbeitern und möchte eigentlich nach 12 Monaten wenn das Elterngeld ausläuft wieder arbeiten. Nicht in Vollzeit, aber in Teilzeit. Sie ist unsicher ob das geht dann schon geht mit dem kleinen Wurm. Was ist, wenn er noch Betreuung braucht? Vielleicht also doch die Option auf 24 Monate ? Aber was ist wenn mir nach 12 Monaten die Decke auf den Kopf fällt oder wir das Geld brauchen? Was beantrage ich?

Grundsätzlich gilt:
http://www.mesewcrazy.com
Man kann maximal 36 Monate in Elternzeit gehen. Wenn das Kind Drei ist, endet sie automatisch. Zwillingseltern bzw. ODER wenn innerhalb dieser 3 Jahre ein weites Kind kommt, können Teile der Elternzeit auf den Zeitraum zwischen dem dritten und achten Geburtstag der Kinder übertragen. Ab dem 01.01.2015 ist das sogar zustimmungsfrei vom Arbeitgeber möglich. Das Beipiel auf dieser Seite verdeutlicht Zwillingseltern, was gemeint ist.
Die Elternzeit beginnt ab der Geburt des Kindes. 
Genauso wie die Auszahlung des Elterngeldes. Immer. Da kann man nix dran drehen. 
Also nicht ab dem Ende des Mutterschutzes, der in der Regel 8 Wochen nach der Geburt oder dem errechneten Termin endet (12 Wochen bei Zwillingen oder Frühchen). Elterngeld wird ebenfalls immer ab der Geburt gezahlt und dann gegebenenfalls komplett vom Mutterschaftsgeld aufgefressen in den ersten 8 Wochen.

In der Elternzeit darf man maximal 30h pro Woche arbeiten.
Das ist 'ne ganze Menge mit Kleinkind. Arbeitet eine Mutter in Elternzeit in Teilzeit, nennt man das ElternTEILzeit und das ist eine tolle Sache. Hierzu später.

Damit man sich die Rechnerei mit den Daten spart ist es am Einfachsten den Antrag an den Arbeitgeber einfach in Lebensmonaten des Kindes anzugeben:

"Moin Chef, hiermit beantrage ich Elternzeit für den 1. - einschließlich 12. Lebensmonat unseres Kindes."

So geht man auch dem Problem aus dem Weg, dass Kinder sich ungern an errechnete Geburtstermine halten. 

Diesen Antrag muss man spätestens 7 Wochen bevor man in Elternzeit gehen will beim Arbeitgeber gestellt haben und er ist unwiderruflich

Das heißt: Einmal gestellt, kann man die Dauer der eingereichten Elternzeit nur wieder ändern wenn der Arbeitgeber sein OK dazu gibt!
Schriftlich beantragen empfiehlt sich aus Beweisgründen, eine gesetzliche Pflicht ist das aber nicht.

Die Unwiderruflichkeit ist ein echtes, juristisches Problem, deswegen sollte man sich ganz genau überlegen, was man da so beantragt. Wenn sich der Arbeitgeber stur stellt hat man den Salat.

Beantragt man also 12 Monate EZ, obwohl man unsicher ist ob man nicht länger in EZ bleiben will, kann der Arbeitgeber einer Verlängerung der Elternzeit zustimmen, wenn er nett ist und das betrieblich möglich ist. 
Das muss er aber nicht!

Andersrum ist es auch nicht besser: 
Beantragt die Mutter zunächst 24 Monate EZ, muss der Arbeitgeber sie grundsätzlich nicht nach einem plötzlichen Sinneswandel zu einem frühen Zeitpunkt wieder einstellen.

Hier kommt die Teilzeit in Elternzeit ins Spiel:
Etwas anderes gilt nur dann, wenn man einen Anspruch auf Teilzeit nach § 15 BEEG geltend machen kann, was vor allem von der Betriebsgröße abhängt. Dann kann man auch spontan wieder in Elternteilzeit einsteigen, auch  wenn man eigentlich 24 Monate totale Freistellung angemeldet hatte. Ablehnen kann der Arbeitgeber diesen Wunsch nur aus dringenden betrieblichen Gründen
(z.Bsp. wenn bereits ein Ersatz in Vollzeit eingestellt ist - BAG Urteil vom 19.04.2005 – 9 AZR 233/04)

Wichtig zu wissen ist außerdem, dass die 36 Monate EZ formal aufgeteilt sind in 24 Monate PLUS das sogenannte "flexible Elternjahr" von nochmal 12 Monaten.
Das 3. Jahr kann man rein theoretisch mit Einverständnis des Arbeitgebers bis zum 8. Geburtstag des Kindes irgendwann mal nehmen. Meistens nimmt man es gleich im Anschluss im dritten Lebensjahres des Kindes.

Für die ersten 24 Monate muss man sich verbindlich festlegen.

Sieben Wochen vor dem Ende der 24 Monate Elternzeit reicht dann ein 2-Zeiler an den Arbeitgeber aus um das dritte Jahr hinterherzuschieben:

"Moin Chef, ich bin dann nochmal die Lebensmonate 24-36 meines Sprößlings in Elternzeit. Wir sehen uns danach. Hau rein, Kapelle!". 

Oder so ähnlich. Das muss er akzeptieren.

Deswegen ist es unschlau -weil unflexibel- von Anfang an gleich die ganzen 36 Monate zu beantragen. Logisch, oder?

Wie macht man es nun aber am flexibelsten in unserer Ausgangssituation?

Hier komme ich wieder auf die Elternteilzeit zurück.

Einen gesetzlichen Anspruch auf Teilzeit (auch in Elternzeit) hat man, wenn man länger als 6 Monate in einem Betrieb beschäftigt ist, dieser mehr als 15 Mitarbeiter hat und keine dringenden, betrieblichen Gründe dagegen sprechen. § 8 TzBfG bzw. § 15 BEEG. 
Wenn man in Teilzeit arbeiten möchte, kann der AG gesetzlich 15 Stunden pro Woche Arbeit verlangen. Natürlich kann sich aber natürlich freiwillig auch auf weniger Stunden mit Euch einlassen.
(Urteil LAG Schleswig-Holstein vom 18.06.2008 Az. Sa 43/08)
Natürlich könnt ihr auch ohne gesetzlichen Anspruch mit Eurem Arbeitgeber in einem Betrieb mit weniger als 15 Mitarbeitern eine Teilzeitvereinbarung in Elternzeit treffen! Nur ist der Arbeitgeber dann dazu nicht gesetzlich verpflichtet.

Ein recht flexibler Weg wäre es für unser Ausgangsbeispiel also:
24 Monate Elternzeit beantragen mit dem Hinweis, dass man beabsichtigt nach 12 Monaten in ElternTEILzeit zurückzukommen. Dann kann der Arbeitgeber planen und man geht nicht das bereits beschriebene Risiko ein, dass schon jemand in Vollzeit eingestellt wurde und somit ein dringendes, betriebliches Hindernis vorliegen könnte.

Tritt man also nach 12 Monaten die alte Stelle in ElternTEILzeit wieder an, kann man dann bequem das dritte Jahr ankündigen und das ebenso in ElternTEILzeit verbringen. 

Kommt man aber trotzdem dann nicht nach 12 Monaten in Teilzeit zurück, someone man es mal plante, hat das keine negativen Folgen für den Arbeitsplatz. 
So jedenfalls die momentane Auffassung der Gerichte. Man bleibt die beantragten 24 Monate einfach zu Hause. Wieder kann man 7 Wochen vor Ablauf der 24 Monate das flexible, dritte Elternjahr ankündigen. Das kann einem der Arbeitgeber dann nicht verwehren, denn man war ja 24 Monate in Elternzeit oder eben in ElternTEILzeit.

Die Elternteilzeit hat gegenüber einer "normalen" Teilzeit übrigens den entscheidenden Vorteil, dass man sich den Anspruch auf die Vollzeitstelle vor der Geburt erhält. 
Deswegen ist es grundsätzlich besser in ElternTEILzeit zu gehen, statt aus der Elternzeit rauszugehen und die Vollzeitstelle zu reduzieren und eine "normale" Teilzeitstelle anzutreten. Außerdem bekommt man in Elternteilzeit mehr Rentenpunkte als in Normalo-Teilzeit. Hat also nur Vorteile.

(...Falls sich das jetzt ein aufmerksamer Leser gefragt hat, der eigentlich schon oben bei "Für immer" mit dem Lesen aufhören wollte...)

Ich gehe jetzt in Bett. In Teilzeit, denn meine Tochter zahnt. Ätzend diese Zähne.

Gute Nacht,
die Juramama 

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          Gericht nimmt Tiefsee-Glücksritter in die Pflicht   
Die Tiefsee steht im Blickpunkt internationaler Rohstoffsucher. Was aber passiert, wenn ein Förderprojekt am Ozeanboden aus dem Ruder läuft? Der Internationale Seegerichtshof hat nun Regeln gegen Umweltschäden auf den Weg gebracht. Doch Öko-Aktivisten gehen sie nicht weit genug.
          Comment on Stemronde by Jos   
... dit Hadewych-concert was gewoon 'prachtig', zò zuiver glashelder - de uitvoering vulde én maakte leeg tegelijk: rust voor the mind ... ik ga donderdag opnieuw be-leven !
          Comment on Honey Meconi & Psallentes by Henri-Ernest Vanherle   
Wat kan een winterse zondagnamiddag nog beter maken dan te mogen baden in de hemelse mystiek van Hildegard en de hemelse stemmen van de dames van Psallentes, in het bovenaardse kader van de Amuz? Een zondagnamiddag zoals er niet vele te tellen zijn in een jaar. Was het om die sfeer niet te breken dat Honey Meconi in haar lecture alleen maar de mooie dagen uit Hildegard's leven vermeldde, en niet de tijden van ontmoediging en tegenkantingen? De kwaliteit van de stemmen van Psallentes is fenomenaal, zoals Hildegard's mystiek en muziek dat ook verdienen. Ik hoop dat ze meegeluisterd heeft. Nu uitkijken naar 'Hours of Hildegard' om de CD collectie aan te vullen, en zo nog dikwijls te kunnen wegzweven uit ons aardse dal. Bedankt, Hendrik en al de dames.
          Front Yard Fun...   
Oh, the Summer months brought outdoor sunshiney fun.








Why so few pics of Gage? Several reasons... he's getting older and more independent. He's able to branch out and get farther away from home and the lens of Mommy's camera. He's getting older and doesn't want his every detail of life shared with the world. This mama respects that. The day to day living of life and using this blog to keep up with friends and family---and because they ask me to keep posting and keeping a history of our little life...well, that is what keeps me coming back here to record the memories and share the memories and experiences. So...yeah. Here they are. If you notice less pics with him in them---just know that it's not because I love him less.
:p
          iPhone: Backup van Gezondheidsgegevens   
Bij een ‘gewone’ iPhone-backup, met iTunes danwel met iCloud, worden de gezondheidsgegevens NIET in de backup meegenomen. De geregistreerde gezondheidsgegevens gaan bij een restore van de iPhone of mij migratie naar een andere iPhone gaan dus verloren. Tenzij… je doet wat Apple Support ons op Gezondheid gebruiken op een iPhone of iPod touch met iOS 8 – Apple … Meer lezen over iPhone: Backup van Gezondheidsgegevens

          1Password voor iOS   
Nog steeds op zoek naar een password manager voor je iPhone of iPad? Overweeg dan nog eens 1Password. Zeker de moeite waard. En nu helemaal met de in de laatste release toegevoegde nieuwe features. » 1Password for iOS adds one-time password tool for two factor auth, new login creator, more | 9to5Mac. Tagged: ios, ipad, iphone, … Meer lezen over 1Password voor iOS

          Galmada ay xaaska kaaga baahantahay   
Waxaan maanta idiin heynaa barnaamij cusub oo kamid ah barnaamijyadii taxana ahaa ee arimaha bulshada ee Heegan24.net. Maanta qdobkeena wuxuu ku sabsanyahay qaab loo kordhin karo kacsiga si fiicana loogu qancin karo xaaskaaga

Hadaba samee amuurahan hoos ku xusan.

Soo qaado ama soo diyaarso koob Malab ah iyo koob barkii Basal la ridqay ah, oo isku kari ilaa iyo inta urta basashu ka ba’ayso, markaa hal macalgo ka qaado raashin kasta dabadii, adigaa wax dareemi doone eh. – Macalgo Xabbat sowdo shiidan ah intaad ku jebiso toddoba xabbo oo ‘Ukun guri’ ah, maalin dhaaf u qaado muddo bil ah, waxaad kala kulantana ha iga qarsan.

Saddex gabal oo Toon ah dalaq sii raashin kasta dabadii markaad cunta cunto.
Saddex macalgo oo Saliid Xabbat sowdo saafi ah, ku jebi toddoba xabbo oo Ukun guri ah, kuna dar saddex macalgo oo Malab ah, waxaas oo dhanna makiinad iskula shiid, raashinka dabadiina qaado.

Galmada ay xaaska kaaga baahantahay

          The Steve Miller Guitar Collection - For Sale at the Music Zoo.   
Some people call him the space cowboy yeah, 
Some call him the gangster of love, 
Some people call him Maurice, 
'Cause he speaks of the pompitous of love. 

Steve Miller
Over the years, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Steve Miller has amassed a collection of more than 450 guitars. The Music Zoo in Long Island, New York is selling about 25 instruments from his collection. Most notably are his Les Paul guitars.

Miller with Les Paul

Steve Miller gets his affection for Les Paul honestly since Les was his godfather.

Miller’s father was a jazz aficionado who met Les in 1948 when Les Paul and Mary Ford were playing at a Milwaukee jazz club. Dr. George Miller aka Sonny asked Les Paul if he would mind if he recorded his show on his tape recorder. (In addition to being a pathologist, Dr. Miller was a recording engineer).

Afterward, Les listened to the recording with Sonny and Bertha Miller and a friendship developed. It is worth noting that Steve's mother, Bertha, was a gifted jazz singer.) In fact Les and Mary spent the night at the Miller’s house.

As early as age 4, Les Paul encouraged Steve Miller to play guitar. The two men maintained contact with each other up though Les' passing.

Miller LP Recording
One of the first items to be sold was Miller’s 1976 Les Paul Recording guitar. Though this guitar never became a hit with players, it was an instrument that Les Paul personally designed and was one of his favourites.

This guitar featured low impedance pickups for recording that could changed to high impedance with the flip of a switch. These low impedance pickups were Les’ ticket to getting all those guitar overdubs back in the early days of multi-track recording.


By bouncing from track to track, the original signal dissipates with each successive pass. This does not happen with a low impedance signal.

The guitar could get a sound like a Rickenbacker, or back it off and it sounded like Wes Montgomery’s Gibson L-5.

Les Paul's personal
Recording Model
Les’ own Gibson Recording guitar sold at auction for $180,000 after his death. The buyer must have known it was Les’ favourite guitar.

In addition to Steve Miller's Les Paul Recording guitar, the Music Zoo is offering twenty-five of Miller’s personal instruments for sale to the public, and some are being sold at a very reasonable price.



Miller's 3 Eric Clapton Beano Les Pauls
Miller is parting with several replicas from the 2010 limited run of Eric Clapton’s famous 1959 Gibson “Beano” Les Paul. Clapton used this guitar when he played with The Blues Breakers.

Blues  Breaker cover -Clapton with Beano comic
The cover photo of LP, Blues Breakers With John Mayall, features a young Clapton reading The Beano comic book. The Beano was a popular collection of comic strips that was available in the U.K. and is still in publication. Guitarists knew about the Les Paul that Clapton used during this era, hence the name. Unfortunately the original Beano guitar was stolen in 1966.

Les Paul Beano



Since then Gibson’s custom shop has made some replicas. Miller’s four Gibson Beano Les Pauls range from an asking price of $10,000 to $30,000 USD.



The Joker





There are also two Miller “Joker” Standard black Stratocasters for sale at $5,000





The Joker

Each guitar has a harlequin-like representation of The Joker on their bodies.

Four other Fender Stratocasters are offered.





Children of the Future



One is called Children of the Future. This was a guitar has a unique design on the front that is based on the cover of Miller’s Children of the Future LP.





Museum Stratocaster



The other strat is a Fender Museum American Standard model in Olympic White with a maple neck and is autographed by other guitarists. Etched in the top of the body is the Fender Museum logo.




Miller Stratocaster


The third strat is a black Fender of unspecified vintage. It has a maple neck and the body is tastefully bedecked with a white/black emblem from the end of the bridge unit to the back of the guitar, and an orange Fender sticker that says “I’m a Champion” with Steve Miller’s autograph.





Bolin Stratocaster
The fourth Stratocaster style guitar that was made by John Bolin guitars of Boise Idaho. The body one this instrument is finished in white, and the neck is made of birdseye maple. There is no logo on the headstock.

There are only two acoustic instruments being offered. Both guitars are 12 string models made by Martin.

Martin J-12 40e


One is a Martin Grand J-12 40E, that has a bound neck, and headstock, and lovely rosette work. The top is made of solid Sitka spruce, while the bookmatched back, and sides are solid east indian rosewood. The Martin logo is inlaid in abalone in the headstock. At $5,000 it is a bargain.




Martin J-12SO
The other Martin is a 12 string Martin Sing J-12SO 60th Anniversary Pete Seeger model baritone guitar meant to be tuned from low to high C. This guitar was based on Pete’s personal 12 string guitar made by luthier G. Stanley Francis of Liverpool, UK, that had unusual pickguards. The top is solid Sitka spruce, while the back and sides are east Indian rosewood. The 27.5” scale neck is made of mahogany with an ebony fretboard. The headstock veneer appears to be made of polished ebony with Seeger’s signature and his sketch of a banjo. It is also selling at $5,000.

Vallee electric
Mandolin
The most unusual instrument being offered is Miller’s 5-string electric mandolin that was made by Joe Vallee. This electric mandolin has a unique shape and comes with a single lipstick pickup and a tune-o-matic bridge. The instruments top is a lovely red-orange burst, while the back shows the natural wood patina. The fitted neck is made of three pieces. Because of the mandolins unusual shape, instead of a case, it comes with a padded “Wilson” brand tennis racket soft case.

Bolin Pegasus
Miller’s collection includes one archtop, jazz style model, which was made by Bolin guitars. It is called The Pegasus. The top appears to be spruce, with maple used for the sides, back, and neck. The “F” holes are done in an unusual Pegasus design. This guitar has twin EMG pickups with one volume and two tone controls. The bound maple neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard with unique position markers. The headstock shape is also quite unique and topped with birdseye maple veneer. The strings go over and ebony bridge with adjustable saddles and are attached to an ebony violin style tailpiece.

Bolin
Semi-Hollowbody

Miller's collection includes two other Bolin model. This one is in the shape of a Gibson ES-335. The bound top is flamed maple that is book matched with a sunburst style. The guitar includes two humbucking pickups, with only a single volume and tone control, plus a selector switch. The bound back is equally impressive with book matched flamed maple. The flamed maple neck has a single skunk stripe. It is offered at $5,000.

Bolin Les Paul Style Guitar
The other is a gorgeous Les Paul style guitar in a cherry sunburst finish with Seymour Duncan 50th Anniversary pickups. It is priced at $5,000.

2011 Lou Pallo



Another one of Miller's Gibson Les Paul is available for $5,000. This is a 2011 Lou Pallo Signature model. It has a beautiful black top and a natural back. Lou Pallo was the guitarist that played in the Les Paul Trio.




Gibson EDS-1275

The Miller collection includes not one, but two Gibson EDS-1275’s, The first custom shop double six 12 string has an all white finish. It is wired in the same manner as Don Felder of the Eagles had his guitar wired, and is even autographed by Felder on the back of the headstock and numbered. It comes with a certificate and a copy of sheet music for Hotel California that is signed by Felder.



Gibson EDS-1275


The other EDS-1275 is a 2008 custom shop version of the famous double neck used by Jimmy Page on Stairway to Heaven. It comes with a certificate of authenticity and is one of 250 instruments produced. Both double necks come with the original hard-shell cases.



Gibson Les Paul Jr.



Steve Miller is also offering his White Les Paul Jr that was made by Gibson’s custom shop.

Aside from the Clapton Beano replica Les Paul’s, Miller has three other excellent Les Paul guitars.





Pearly Gates LP



Two of them are Gibson Billy Gibbons Pearly Gates Les Paul guitars with VOS (vintage original spec) nitrocellulose finishes.







Pearly Gates LP


Both are 2009 models that were produced in limited editions from Gibson’s custom shop and are replicas of the Reverend Gibbons famous 1959 Les Paul right down to the exact neck profile. Both guitars contain twin Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups with vintage hardware.





Haynes LP
The final Les Paul is a Gibson custom shop recreation of Warren Hayne’s 1958 Les Paul in what is described as “Haynes-burst”, which is a faded out cherry sunburst finish that has been faithfully  recreated on this instrument. The guitar is autographed by Haynes on the back of the headstock.

It features all the changes that Warren Haynes included on his own instrument. The frets come over the binding, which most professional luthiers and guitar techs would frown upon, but this is Haynes’ preference.

The pointer under the controls lay flat against the body, and this instrument is equipped with Gibson’s CAE sound-unity gain buffer, which keeps the levels consistent on both pickups when raising or lowering volume. The Haynes Les Paul is equipped with twin Burstbucker pickups.

Asher Tele style

The final guitar offered from the MIller collection is a black 2010 Asher Telecaster style guitar. This is a custom made guitar from Los Angeles luthier Bill Asher. The body is made of alder and the 22 fret neck is Birdseye maple, with a six on a side headstock. The pickups are hand wound Asher T-blade models. It features a Glendale bridge and chrome hardware. It is offered at $3,500 USD.

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          Double Neck Guitars   
The first multi-neck guitars were more than likely harp guitars. These instruments sometimes had an additional neck used to attach the bass strings, harp or sympathetic string and the tuning pegs.  
The earliest example of a true double neck guitar is from the year 1690. A guitar of that era, small by today’s standards, was built by luthier Alexandre Voboam of Paris. This unique guitar had a smaller sized guitar jutting out of the instruments lower portion. Both guitars/necks had five courses of gut strings; however the smaller guitar/neck was tuned to a higher pitch. This allowed the player to play in a low key or a high key and use similar fingerings.


Harp guitars and other multi-neck instruments were not produced on a large scale until the late 19th Century. These were instruments that allowed an individual player the ability to produce a much broader sound due to the addition of bass strings or sympathetic strings. 



The sympathetic stringswere not strummed or plucked, but naturally made sound based on the vibrations of the fingered strings.  There were few mandolin/guitar combinations produced in this era that allowed the player to change instruments during a song or saved them from having to carry two different instruments. Plus a double neck guitar looks great on stage.


One impetus that may have caused the creation of double neck guitars was the rise of interest in the steel or Hawaiian guitar.  

During the late 18th Century, Spanish speaking Mexican cowboys arrived in Hawaii bringing with them their guitars. The arrival of the guitar in Hawaiicould also be attributed to missionaries. 


Hawaiians took to the instrument andmade the guitar their own by tuning it differently and often to open chords.  

As the years progressed, we can turn to the early 20th Century when Hawaiian music became popular inthe United States

During this fad, guitar companies including Martin built instruments that were meant to be played on a persons lap. Instead of fingering chords and notes these guitars were played by use of a metal bar pressed against the strings.  It wasn’t too long before the lap steel became electrified.


Since a lap steel player was limited to keys within the open chord which the instrument was tuned, the obvious answer was to add another neck that was tuned to a different chord. By the 1920’s and 1930’s folks like Alvino Rey were playing multi neck electric steel guitars with popular orchestras. Rey had Gibson Guitars build a double neck steel guitar for him and not long after he was playing three and four necksteel guitars.

During the era of World War II, much of the guitar building business was halted as manufacturers turned their attention and fabrication to building weapons and vehicles for the United States armed forces.  


By the end of the war, Leo Fender had his own radio and television business in California.  He also repaired guitar amplifiers. 




It was not long before he realized a profit could be made by building amplifiers forthe electric steel guitar players from nearby Los Angeles and the surrounding area.  He teamed up with his friend, Clayton “Doc” Kauffmann who had worked for Rickenbacker Guitars. The two men began designing and building steel guitars, and electronic pickups.  

Traveling musicians stopped by and provided ideas of their needs. Fender went on to build two and three neck steel guitars, before turning attention to the electric Spanish guitar.


Meanwhile in another part of California, motorcycle enthusiast, Paul Bigsby, was casting his own parts for his bike. He began building his own version of the electric Spanish guitar. Though his instruments may have looked like solid body instruments, they were actually hollow to hold the wiring. Bigsby also built a vibrato unit that gave players an added dimension to their sound. His version of the guitar vibrato was built out of motorcycle parts including piston springs.






Guitarist Grady Martin asked Bigsby to build him a guitar that also had a mandolin-like neck. What resulted was an instrument which had a guitar neck, with three pickups and a Bigsby vibrato and a smaller neck with six individual strings tuned an octave higher. It wasn't a mandolin, as the strings were individual and not in courses, but itdid give Martin a unique sound

Apparently Grady Martin’s Bigsby Double Neck was not the first that Paul Bigsby built. He built at least six double neck instruments. In those days, production records were at best sketchy.


$266 K Bigsby

It is worth noting that recently a 1949 Bigsby guitar sold at auction for over a quarter of a million dollars.

One of Bigsby’s employee’s was Semie Moseley. This is the same Semie 
Moseley that went into business in a Bakersfield Californiagarage, building his own brand and naming it Mosrite Guitars. 


Around this same time, the early 1950’s, Joe Maphis was a popular Country and Western guitarist and was a regular performer on a television show produced out of Los Angeles called TownHall Party. Maphis’ style was playing blazing fast arpeggios on the guitar. 
Semie Moseley struck up a friendship with Joe Maphis and his wife Rose. Rose Maphis played rhythm guitar with her husband.  Moseley built several beautiful personalized double neck guitars for Maphis. He even took Rose’s Martin guitar and customized it with a handmade Mosrite neck and he added a fancy large pickguard to the dreadnoughts body.

The exposure Maphis brought to Mosrite guitars paid off big time. A similar double neck instrument was custom made for pint-sized Larry Collins who was Maphis’ protégé and could match Joe note for note. All of the early double neck guitars Semie Moseley made had a guitar neck and an octave guitar neck.



Moseley did create one triple neck guitar in 1954. This instrument included a guitar neck, an octave guitar neck and a mandolin neck. 
While on that subject, it is possible that Doc Kauffmann, who was Leo Fender’s long time business partner might have built a triple neck guitar under the brand Kremo Kustom. It is known that Kauffmann didbuild some guitars using that brand name.
Another builder was a South Carolina fellow named Pee Wee Melton. He built a triple neck guitar for himself, but later sold it to Johnny Meeks. Meeks claim to fame was as one of the guitarist who played for Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps. It was an attention-getter. Meeks eventually sold the guitar to Vincent. 

But here I am digressing from the topic of double neck guitars.


In the mid 1960’s when Semie Moseley’s Mosrite Guitar Company was doing a brisk business, the company did offer a production twelve/six string double neck guitar for sale to the public. This guitar featured a twelve string neck on the guitars top and a six string neck underneath. Both sported twin Mosrite single coil pickups with black covers. The twelve string utilized Mosrite’s version of tune-o-matic bridge and the strings were anchored onto a chromed bar held into the body by three wood screws. 

The six string neck featured Mosrite’s classic vibramute vibrato. The necks had micro-dot position markers on the rosewood fretboard. All Mosrites had a zero fret. These guitars were offered in various colors, with the most popular being sunburst.



Hallmark Guitars are stillin business. This company was started by Joe Hall. This story about Hall’s relationship with Semie Moseley is very interesting. He had asked Semie to build him a guitar. Somehow Hall wound up working at Mosrite and learned to build guitars using Semie’s methods.

Joe Hall left Moseley’s employment and building guitars under his own brand, that bore Mosrite traits. Hall’s most popular model was called the Swept Wing. 

I do not know how many double necks he built. This guitar was specially built for Deke Dickerson.

After Moseley and Bigsby’s creations, it was not too long before other guitar companies began to eyeball the prospect of making double neck guitars.


One of the first that I came across was Carvin Guitars of California. Lowell C. Kiesel’s company first offered double necked electric guitars in their 1959 catalog. Long before the internet this company based their sales on catalogs. They still do. I recall ordering a Carvin catalog around 1963. What I received was a very plain document with black and white pictures of the guitars, guitar kits and amplifiers that Carvin offered. 

I also received a typewritten page of price updates. During the early days of Carvin some of the guitars featured necks and bodies made by the Hofner Company of Germany.


Their first double neck offering was a guitar and bass. The necks were the same length, so the bass was short scale. The body was made of maple. The guitar had twin single coil pickups that were about the size of P-90’s, while the bass had just one pickup. 

Their other double neck was a guitar and an eight string mandolin combination that came with a similar set up. These guitars were very plain and had a natural finish. The small bodies on these guitars were unusual  

These styles were offered through 1967.

By 1968, the Carvin double neck had more of a guitar shaped body with necks probably imported from Hofner. By 1971, the guitar neck was similar, but the bass neck had a more refined headstock. In 1972, Carvin changed the shape of the twelve/six model.   
It was in 1976 that the Carvin double neck guitar had a body that looked more like a small Les Paul. The necks were bound and topped with an ebony fretboard. The large rectangular position markers were made of mother-of-toilet seat. The humbucking pickups came with a chrome cover. The 1978 catalog shows a similar body with open humbucking pickups. 


These instruments looked more like the guitars that we now associate with the Carvin Company. 

By 1979 the double neck was no longer offered. By 1980, the double neck was back with a new improved shape.  

In 1990-91 Carvin offered a twelve/six model. Both had pointy headstocks and tuner on one side. By 199, Carvin discontinued their line of double neck guitars as a standard option.
Jimmy Bryant was a well known guitarist in the 1950’s.  Much like Maphis, Bryant’s style was fast, but more in the jazz and swing realm. Early on Bryant was one of the first Fender endorsers playing a Fender Broadcaster. But he was looking for a new sound and came upon a guitar builder from Springfield Missourithat was building guitars under the name Stratosphere Guitar Company.  


They built a Six and Twelve String double neck for Bryant. He used this guitar throughout his career. The Stratosphereguitar was rather unusual looking. It sported the maple twelve string neck on top and the maple six string neck underneath. Oddly, the headstocks for both necks were slotted. The body was offset and small. There were two single coil pickups for each neck. The neck pickups were parallel and the bridge pickups were slightly slanted. 

Both necks had steel offset bridges and stop plates to attach the strings. A switch was near the stop plates that allowed the player to switch the necks on or off. There were two sets of controls, volume and tone for each neck as well as selector switches. There is also a slider switch on the lower side of the instrument.  

Bryant tuned the six string neck in a normal manner; however, he tuned the twelve string neck to major and minor thirds.


1958 was a risky year for Gibson guitars. This was the year they introduced their ‘Future guitars’ lineup which included the Flying Vee, the Explorer and the elusive Futurama. But Gibson spotted the double neck trend and jumped into the market with two different double neck guitars.

The first was called the Double Twelve. This was later designated the EDS-1275 (Electric Double Spanish.) 

The Double Twelve was a beautiful instrument. The body on these instruments was different than the SG shape we associate with the EDS-1275. The Double Twelve came with two humbucking pickups per neck. 


A switch near the bridge plate provided the option of switching the electronics to either neck. The electronics were two volume and two tone controls and a pickup selector switch that controlled the pickups on either neck. The twelve string neck was on top with the six string neck on the bottom. In my opinion this was possibly the finest looking of all the twelve string double necks. The double cutaway body was thicker than the SG and it was bound in white trim.


The company also offered the Double Mandolin. This later was named the EMS-1275 (Electric Mandolin Spanish). This was similar to the double necks that Moseley and Bigsby had made in that it came with a guitar neck and an octave guitar neck. The guitar neck sported twin humbuckers, while the mandolin neck only had a single humbucker. Once again, the body shape was much different than the SG shape. 

The controls for each neck were mounted on the lower bout under each neck. Both featured a single volume and tone control per neck. The switches were mounted near the string stop plate. The one for the guitar side controlled the neck and bridge pickups, while the switch mounted near the octave guitar neck controlled which neck was active. This instruments body was also bound in white trim.


1965 EDS 1275
It was in 1962-63 both of these double neck instruments were reinvented using the SG shape. Gibson also added EBS-1250 to the line up. This was a combination of a six string guitar and a four string bass guitar. The bass guitar came with a built-in fuzztone. This line up was offered through 1967, with the double bass being offered through 1968.
The EDS-1275 was revived in 1974 and offered through 1998. The Nashville factory continued to build the EDS-1275 through 2003. The Gibson Custom Shop began building the EDS-1275 in 2006. 


The Epiphone version has been available for many years under the model G-1275. I believe the initial models sold under the Epiphone brand had bolt-on necks. The current production model comes with set necks.



1963 Danelectro

Nate Daniels had been building amps since 1948. His amplifiers were mainly sold through catalog companies such as Sears and Roebuck and Montgomery Wards. 

It was not until 1956 that he introduced the Danelectro line of guitars. 



Danelectro entered the double neck market with its 1959 advertisement of Stan and Dan; two clean-cut young men of the day both decked out with white shirts, Hagar slacks and DanelectroShorthorn double neck guitars. The top neck was a six string guitar and the bottom neck was a bass guitar. 


While the guitar was a normal 24.75” scale with 21 frets, the bass had a short scale of 29.5” with only 15 frets. The Danelectro double neck was also available as a six string guitar and six string baritone guitar. 

As usual, both necks had two Dano lipstick pickups. 


The Masonite Danelectros lasted until 1966 when Daniels sold the company.  In 1998 the company was resurrected under new ownership. This company made guitars through 2001.  They offered two versions of the double neck. One was a six/twelve string model and the other was a six string guitar and a six string baritone guitar. Both were nice instruments with a great price. 

Danelectro guitars looked cheap, but sounded great and were used on countless recordings.


In 1961 Gretsch Guitars was looking for new ideas and came up with the Gretsch Bikini Guitar. This was one very odd concept. It was sold as a guitar or a bass guitar or as a double neck bass and guitar. The neck/pickup/bridge unit was mounted so it could slide out of the body. The body had a hinged back and could be folded down the middle. The player could fold back the body of the separate instruments and combine them into a double neck. This was one of those gems that looked good in theory, but was not at all practical.

This is a Gretsch Anniversary double neck. Gretsch currently offers a guitar/baritone guitar doubleneck.

After the British Invasion a flood of Japanese and Korean made guitars arrived in the United States. As you may have guessed some of these were double neck guitars. Greco/Kawai was a Korean manufacturer. This is a 1968 Bass/Guitar double neck.
This is a 1970 Aria copy of a Gibson double neck.

I have noted that some early Carvin guitars were made of Hofner parts. Note the similarity between this Hofner double neck from the very early 1970’s and Carvin’s double neck of the same era.
Another German guitar manufacturer named Hoyer built this 1970’s model.

Rickenbacker built and offered several models of double neck guitars including a bass/six string using their 4001 template and a twelve/six string using their 360 design.
The B.C. Rich, Ibanez and Kramer guitar companies have all built special order guitars for artists, such as Eddie Van Halen, Michael Angleo Batio, and Dave Mustaine. 


Often these guitars have two six string necks and are played by using the tapping method.
There were and are a few companies that make acoustic double neck guitars. For years Ovation guitars offered a twelve/six model. This is now made offshore under their Celebrity brand.

1979 Yairi DY 87

Around 1979 Yairi guitars offered the model DY 87. This was a wonderful guitar. It sounds great and very easy on the fingers. 


In the late 1990's, the Washburn Guitar Company offered a twelve / six string guitar designated the model EA220 six/twelve string guitar in
their Festival Series.


I have recently profiled Blueberry Guitars. They make some fine instruments with intricate inlay and wood carving designs. All their guitars are handmade. 




They offer several double neck models which include a six / twelve string guitar, a double neck with two six string necks and fan frets, as well as a six string / 4 string acoustic bass guitar. Blueberry does not sell it’s instruments in stores. Business is done only online. 



A group of player with  their
Terry Neil McArrthur Double necks

Terry Neil McArthur is a luthier that has been around for a while building double neck guitars in the style of Semie Moseley. He has built instruments for many, many players including Deke Dickerson. He sure makes some beautiful handmade guitars.

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Here is a Martin Double Neck Guitar made by their custom shop.







The clip below will give a better understanding of Jimmy Bryants odd 12 string tuning on his Stratosphere double neck. On the 12 string neck each string has two pitches that mimic the sound of two guitars. A guitarist today could use a harmonizer for the same effect. In 1956 that technology did not exist.


          Parker Guitars - Ken Parker   
Ken Parker and Parker Fly



Ken Parker built his first archtop guitar in 1974. This was long before he rose to fame with his well known electric guitar; The Parker Fly.






Ken Parker

In regard to the origin of the Parker Fly, Parker, in his own words states, "Larry Fishman and I met in 1984 and began a playful but productive design partnership.


Larry Fishman
We shared techniques and technologies, and tried to envision some new tools for guitar players. Long story short, we founded Parker Guitars in 1991 in order to realize the Fly Guitar project. We created tools to build the guitars, and established our factory in Massachusetts, where we produced about 30,000 guitars and basses."

1993 Parker Fly Guitar


In doing so, Ken created a modern ultra-light guitar, and made use of some unusual materials. Official sales of the Parker Fly began around 1993.






1992 Parker Fly
The Parker Fly was made from a variety of woods, including poplar, basswood, and spruce. Once the unique shape of the body and neck were carved the instrument was coated with a composite of resin and carbon glass to reinforce the structure.

Parker Fly - custom marbled colour

The fretboard was also made of a composite material and the frets were made of stainless steel. The design process has given Parker Fly guitars the reputation of having the “fastest neck in the business”.

Due to their durability, these materials will pretty much last for the lifetime of the owner.

The electronics used in the instruments were very unique as well. The guitar used either coil split humbucking pickups or single coil pickups. Both had active circuitry. The Fly also had a piezo pickup for acoustic sounds.

Original Parker backside



The structure of the neck was unique since it used multiple finger joints for stability.








Parker Vibrato
The guitars vibrato was unique as well. Instead of using wound springs, The Fly utilizes a shaped flat steel spring that returns the guitar to pitch. It could be set for bend down down mode, balanced mode (full floating), or fixed mode.

Adjustment Wheel

The tension is controlled by a balance wheel. (The guitars manual cautions not to set it too tight as this could cause the spring to break). The vibrato was engineered in a way to bring the strings back to pitch. Sperzel locking tuners aided in maintaining the instruments pitch and eliminated the need for string trees.


Ken Parker and Larry Fisher set up their business and manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Massachusetts.

2002 Parker Fly Bass
In October 2002, Parker began offering the Fly Bass guitar in both 4 and 5 string versions. These basses were well received for their ease of use. They came with both magnetic and piezo pickup and the player could blend the two sounds together. The basses were also manufactured in the Massachusetts factory.

In 2003 Ken Parker sold his stake in the company to the U.S. Music Corporation.



2003 Redesigned Parker Mojo Flame
As he states, "In 2003, U.S. Music purchased Parker Guitars, and moved the production facilities to the greater Chicago area. Since that time, all of the new models produced by Parker Guitars, including any acoustic or semi hollow instruments, have been designed solely by Parker Guitars' design engineers. I have had no involvement with any of these new design projects.

Creating the Parker Fly, Nightfly, and the Fly Bass was a labor of love. I had a lot of fun designing them and then devising and building the production tooling to make them. These instruments have worn well,  and now the product line has been expanded by the new owners."

U.S. Music Corporation Home Page


The U.S. Music Corporation is a distributor of multiple products, including Parker guitars. This organization manufactured the guitars from their Illinois based factory. They developed the line and changed up a few things.




2003 Parker Fly Classic

U.S. Music took a different approach to Parker Guitars. Some Parker guitars were no longer made with the original composite finish, but were now made of wooden bodies. To be fair, by 2001, Ken Parker had offered some models with wooden bodies.

Also some of the new models appeared to be Parker guitars that had morphed with other popular guitar designs.

For instance, the Single Cutaway Fly Mojo may have been a wonderful guitar, but the Les Paul influence is obvious.

Parker Single Cutawy Fly Mojo Flame
This was a single cutaway guitar with twin Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups. The body and neck were made of mahogany and were joined by using Ken Parker’s multi-finger neck joint. This guitar featured a tune-o-matic style bridge and a stop tail piece. The neck was topped with an ebony fretboard that had no position markers and the unique Parker 6 on-a-side headstock.

Tuners were still made by Sperzel.

Fly Mojo Flame
The Fly Mojo Flame did have the body shape of a Parker Fly guitar. The literature suggests it was made of mahogany with a “unique AAA flame maple skin over a solid mahogany body allowing the sound of mahogany to fully resonate through.” I cannot determine if this means the body had a maple veneer or a maple photo-flame finish.

This guitar came with a mahogany neck topped with the Parker headstock and included one Duncan Jazz and one Duncan JB humbucking pickup. Once again the fretboard was ebony with no position markers.

The Fly Mojo Flame also had the Parker Fly vibrato, sans the adjustment wheel. U.S. Music eliminated the vibrato adjustment wheel on all models that they produced.

2006 Fly Mojo


The Fly Mojo was similar in all aspects of the previous guitar, but the body was made of natural unstained mahogany.

U.S. Music continued to build The Parker Fly guitar, but changes were made from the original design to correspond with their vision of this instrument.




2005 Parker Fly Classic
The body was now made of mahogany with a basswood neck. The Fly Classic weighed in at 5 pounds and had the features of the original Fly, except for the choice of body wood and composite finish.

The U.S. Music Parker Fly came with two Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups and included the Parker vibrato. The guitar was available with three colour options.

2005 Parker Fly Deluxe Ice Blue Burst

The Fly Deluxe was a similar instrument that apparently was voiced differently than the original. It came in different six different colour schemes.


The Parker Nitefly Series included two guitars with features in the same shape as the original Parker Fly model. However these both had solid mahogany bodies and bolt on mahogany necks.

NiteFly Mojo Flame
The NiteFly Mojo Flame guitar had the same style neck, with a plain ebony fretboard, topped with the Parker style headstock. The thing that stood out on this guitar was the two humbucking pickups that were topped with chrome covers. One pickup was a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup and the other was a Seymour Duncan JB pickup. This guitar featured the Parker vibrato. The mahogany body came with what the literature called, “a flame with a traditional AAA flame maple top over the solid mahogany body.”This guitar was offered in cherry sunburst or transparent blue-burst.

NiteFly Mojo



The NiteFly Mojo guitar had the same accouterments however the pickups lacked the chrome covers and there was not a flame veneer topping the mahogany body. It was bare wood and available in a natural finish, a transparent cherry finish, or a dusky black finish.




Southern NiteFly
The Parker Southern NiteFly was Parker’s answer to the Fender Telecaster. The body on this guitar was made of swamp ash and the bolt on neck was maple. The guitar even had black plastic pickguard. The neck pickup was a single coil with a chrome cover that could have been right off of a Tele. The Powerbridge™, looked like the rectangular chrome plate on a Telecaster. It contained a second single coil, slanted pickup and the adjustable bridge saddles contained the Fishman™ piezo elements. There was no vibrato on this model.

What set this apart from a Telecaster was the Parker Fly body, and the Parker headstock. The chrome control plate featured a third knob for the piezo volume. Above it was a second toggle switch to activate the piezo pickup. It was available with blonde, butterscotch, or transparent red finish options.

There were other variants that U.S. Music came up with for their Parker guitars.

NiteFly M


The Parker Nite Fly was one of the models designed by Ken Parker in the late 1990’s. The U.S. Music version of this guitar, called the NiteFly M, had a solid mahogany body and was topped with two humbucking pickups. The bolt-on neck was also made of mahogany. This instrument was offered with a natural oil and wax finish or a similar finish in black. It had the Parker vibrato.



NiteFly Alder
The Nite Fly Alder was Parker’s version of the Fender Stratocaster. This time the body was, of course, made of alder wood, while the neck was maple topped with an ebony fretboard. The pickup layout was similar to that on a strat, but the bridge pickup was a Seymour Duncan humbucking model. The controls were the same as those on a Stratocaster; a master volume, and two tone controls. It too came with the Parker vibrato. It was offered in cream white, Indigo blue,and cherry red.



NiteFly SA


The NiteFly SA was based on the original Parker model. It had the typical Parker shape, but was topped with a white plastic pickguard that contained the electronics, including two single coil pickups and a humbucking pickup in the bridge position. A slider switch acted as a pickup selector. The guitars body was made of swamp ash and the neck was maple. It came complete with the Parker vibrato and was available in transparent red or blue.


Parker PM and Parker P Series
The Parker PM Series and P Series were similar to all of the previous versions, but are noted by the company as having significant upgrades.

U.S. Music Parker guitars included in its line up a series four solid body Parker Fly basses, in addition to their hollow-body PAB 40.

PB61SP



The PB61SP featured neck-thru construction of a spalted maple top and mahogany neck with an ebony fretboard and a spalted maple headstock veneer. The tuners and adjustable bridge/saddle were gold-plated. The body was in the Parker Fly Bass shape. This bass, like all Parker basses, featured twin EMG 35CS active bass pickups.




PB51TR



The PB51TR (Transparent Red) was very similar, except the body and neck were made of mahogany and it was finished in transparent red. The tuners and adjustable tailpiece were in a black gun metal finish.






PB41



The PB41 series offered the same great features, such as EMG pickups, however the body was made of Sitka spruce with a Urethan finish, and the bolt-on the neck was maple. It was available in Silverburst, Black Matte, and Gold Matte. The hardware was also done in a black finish. These basses were available in four or five string models.



In 2006 the company added a line of acoustic-electric and jazz guitars under the Parker brand name. These were manufactured off-shore by Washburn guitars.  At that time U.S, Music owned the US distribution rights to the Washburn brand as well.

Bronze Fly



These acoustic models included the 24 fret Bronze Fly, which was a solid body guitar in the shape of the Parker Fly. It had no magnetic pickup, only a Fishman piezo pickup in the Parker style bridge, however there was no vibrato. Ken Parker had offered this guitar when he owned the company under the name The Fly Concert.




Nylon Fly


The Nylon Fly was a similar guitar. This model came with the Fishman piezo placed under a handcrafted ebony bridge.  Both models were topped with gold-plated Sperzel locking tuner. During the years Ken owned the company this guitar was called The Spanish Fly.


The PJ14N and PJ12 SB were true archtop hollow-body guitars. Both of these guitars had the most unusual body designs as well as unique f-holes.


PJ14N
The body of the PJ14N was made of natural spruce and the guitar featured a single Egnater floating Humbucker pickup with pickguard mounted controls and a 5-ply Rock Maple neck with Gold Grover Titan Tuners. The inlaid trapeze tailpiece appears to be made of ebony and the headstock was highly inlaid. This jazz box had only one sound hole. The bound ebony fretboard was inlaid with mother-of-pearl block fret markers. This guitar came with a 3-on-a-side headstock and it was simply awesome!



PJ12SB


The PJ12 SB (sunburst) featured two Egnater Humbucker pickups mounted on the guitars body with individual volume and tone controls, a stunning brass tailpiece, and a 5-ply Rock Maple neck with Gold Grover Titan Tuners. This guitar featured a bound ebony fretboard with block position markers. The 3-on-a-side headstock had a large split-diamond inlay and above it the Parker logo all in mother-of-pearl. The PJ12 was the same guitar with a natural finish.


Parker Event Series
Another development in 2006 was the introduction of a line of acoustic-electric guitars under the Parker brand.  These models all had ovular sound holes. The guitars were actually made by the Washburn guitar company under the Parker logo and were given the designation of Parker Event Series guitars. These included three wide bodied models and five thinner body instruments. All had the same unique Parker body shape as the Jazz series. The line up included three non-electric acoustic models.

Parker P8E

The P8E guitar was designed with a solid cedar top, with a flamed maple back and sides. The unbound fretboard was made of ebony and had small dot inlaid position markers on the boards bass side The electronics were designed by Larry Fishman and included a piezo unit in the bridge and a Fishman magnetic pickup just under the neck. The master volume control is on the guitars top and on the upper side bout are the controls for treble, bass, and pickup balance.


Parker P9E


The P9E was very similar, except for the choice of wood. For this guitar, the top was solid cedar, but the back and sides were made of Indian rosewood The neck was made of mahogany.






Parker P10E



The P10E came with all the features of the P9E, however the neck had an ivoroid fretboard with dark dot position markers. The bridge was made of this same material.






Parker P6E Event Series
The Parker P6E models featured a thinner body than the aforementioned instruments. This guitar was available in various styles.

This guitar had a solid Sitka spruce top with single ply binding. The accouterments were similar to th aforementioned mode,  with biggest difference being the depth of the body.

The other difference was the necks which were made of 5-ply mahogany and maple. The body on the P6E models were made with mahogany back and sides. Once again the fretboard Is made of ebony with microdot inlays, The electronics were designed by Larry Fisher. These guitars were available in white, black, and transparent red.

Parker P7EQS



The P7EQS had the same accouterments, but had a fancy quilted sapele top.








Parker Intrique Series acoustic



The Parker Intrigue Series, were acoustic guitar, with no electronic features. The unique body shape on these instruments was much different as there is no cutaway section.





Parker Intrique Series acoustic
The PA28 came with a solid cedar top and solid Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck was 5 ply mahogany/maple topped with gold-plated Grover Stay-Tite open back tuners. These instrument had a zero fret to help with intonation.

Also it 2006 Parker also came out with a unique acoustic bass guitar to match up with their Event Series guitars.


Parker PAB 40
The PAB 40 bass guitar featured the same shape as the Event Series guitars. It included nine feedback suppressing slots routed into the bodies upper bout. The piezo and electronics were the customized Fishman Matrix Bass system and installed on the upper side. The bound body was made of American black walnut and included a thumb rest. The ebony fretboard had only dot inlays at the 12th fret. The 2 on a side headstock was topped with gold-plated tuners. The pin bridge was uniquely designed of ebony wood.


JAM Industries 
In 2009, the brand was acquired by JAM Industries of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Production remained in Illinois. JAM is a multi-national distributor of musical instruments, pro audio and lighting and consumer electronic.

This company has acquired many smaller distribution companies and owns the distribution rights to quite a few well know brands including Digitech, Washburn, Marshall, Hagstrom, Randall, Oscar Schmidt, and Korg.

2010 Parker Maxxfly
In 2010 the MaxxFly model was introduced. This model was based on the Fly guitar, but featured a refined headstock which allowed it to be hung on a wall guitar hanger. The top horn was reshaped to be more traditional and ergonomic.

Standardized pickup cavities were set up to aid in manufacturing. The frets were reduced from 24 to 22, and the body became slightly thicker and heavier.

In 2015 the JAM Corporation announced that Parker's US production had ceased and a search for a new off-shore facility was underway.

Fly Mojo Snakeskin


Parker did create several special edition models after the 2015 announcement including the Fly Mojo Snakeskin model, the Koa Fly Mojo model, and the Four Season Fly Mojo guitar, which was offered in differing finishes corresponding to the seasons.





Parker Guitars  US Music page
The Parker Fly brand was being manufactured until November of 2016 when the factory in Buffalo Grove, Illinois was shut down. The U.S. Music website states, “The Parker Guitar line-up is currently being updated for re-release in 2017.


Ken in 2013 Holding his archtop


So what is Ken Parker doing these days? He has returned to his first love, which is building archtop guitars. He started doing this in the 1970’s, long before he became preoccupied with the Parker Fly guitar. During these years he was able to strike up a friendship and get advice from Jimmy D’Aquisto.


1991 model
much different Parker
Ken says on his webpage that he has been busy creating and selling his own archtop guitars. And these are very unique instruments, like no other guitars on the market. Each guitar is handmade and though they share the same outline, each is a one-of-a-kind piece. Ken has experimented with different woods that exhibit different tonal variations.

After selling his stake in Parker Fly Guitars in 2003, Ken began experimenting with the archtop guitar neck attachment. He felt that one of the pitfalls of the archtop acoustic was the bridge.

Parker Archtop "Grace"
On most models this involves a bridge with a saddle that is adjusted by means of some knurled knobs to raise and lower the action of the strings. He feels the bridge is such an important element in transferring the string vibrations to the guitars body and the standard method needed to be improved upon.

The bridges on his instruments need no adjusting.

Parker archtop neck and post
To solve this, Ken has created a unique adjustable and removable neck. The neck sets above the guitars body on a post made of carbon fiber.

This allows the player to not only adjust the neck, but to play in upper registers without being impeded by the instruments body or neck heel, as there is no neck heel. Another advantage to the removable neck is that the instrument can be dismantled and placed in travel size containers for safe travel on airlines. Parker can even build an instrument available with a variety of differing necks for the same body, such as a 25.5” scale or a 30” baritone scale, even six or seven string necks that would fit the same body.

Parker neck, bridge, fretboard

Parker’s fretboard design involves an altered conical parabolic curve that is based on the players preference for string gauge and action. He suggests using 12 gauge string sets for his instrument, preferably made of phosphor bronze material, since he uses Fishman Rare Earth SA220 humbucking pickups on his instruments.



Fishman Rare Earth pickup
top and side view
These pickups attach to the pickguard and are snug up against the distal end of the neck. A
          Larry Coryell, The Godfather of Fusion Guitar, Dead at age 73 - A Retrospective of his guitars   
Larry Coryell playing his Hagstrom Swede guitar
Larry Coryell passed away of heart failure last Sunday at age 73. Larry was best known as a Jazz-Fusion guitarist and even dubbed the “Godfather of Fusion.”

He was born Lorenz Albert Van DeLinder III in Galveston Texas, but grew up in Richland, Washington. When his mother re-married. Larry took his beloved stepfather’s surname, Coryell. He attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree and during those years played in some area club bands.

Coryell with Chico Hamilton Quintet


In 1965 Larry Coryell moved to New York City to attend the Mannes School of Music. This is where he got his first big break by joining drummer Chico Hamilton’s jazz quintet.





Coryell in the Gary Burton group


A few years later he recorded with Jazz vibraphone player, Gary Burton as a member of Burton's band.




The Free Spirits



Coryell went on to become the leader of a Jazz-Rock group called The Free Spirits and recorded several album with the group.







Larry and Julie Nathanson Coryell


It was during this time period that he married Julie Nathanson, a writer-actress and released a solo LP entitled Lady Coryell. This and subsequent LP’s featured his wife’s photos on the cover as well as her poetry.




1970 Album Spaces



In late 1969 he recorded Spaces, the album for which he is best remembered. It was a guitar blow-out that also included John McLaughlin.





Larry Coryell 1971 Barefoot Boy


In the early 1970’s he was in a group called Foreplay, Albums from this era include some of his finest, including Barfoot Boy, Offering and The Real Great Escape.





 Coryell at Long View Farm


After Foreplay disbanded Coryell briefly turned to the acoustic guitar. He returned to the acoustic guitar for albums with the Brubeck Brothers and Mouzon.






The Guitar Trio

By 1979 Coryell formed The Guitar Trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia. The group toured Europe. Sadly his addiction lead to him being replaced by Al Di Meola.

Larry stated that he sought help for his problems and became sober, but attended counselling most of his adult life.

1967 Super 400


Throughout his career, Larry Coryell played a variety of interesting guitars. He seemed to be most fond of archtop, hollowbody electrics and even states in an interview that his favorite guitar was his 1967 Gibson Super 400.





Younger days with the '67 Super 400



Interestingly, he views guitars as "wood and metal"; Coryell was all about the music.




Coryell with his first Super 400


In his younger days he played a different Gibson Super 400. This one was blonde and had a single floating pickup mounted on the pickguard.  This guitar was stolen.


With Hagstrom Swede



For a long time he played a Hagstrom Swede.  This was a solidbody guitar that he says he received when his manager made a deal with the company and he used it for nearly 12 years.





Coryell with Ovation Adamas


Coryell also liked the older Ovations that were made in the 70’s, as they were durable road guitars, had great piezo pickups, and had the feel of electric guitars. At one time he even played an Adamas 12 string.



With Matthews Telecaster
Coryell has been photographed playing Martin guitars, classical guitars (actually a Rodriguez Flamenco guitar that was a gift), a white Les Paul guitar, even a Stratocaster and a Telecaster.


Coryell with Parker Guitar

Larry Coryell is well known for playing a blonde Parker semi-acoustic hollowbody guitar. He also played a similar model with a sunburst finish.



Coryell with Parker Event Series acoustic

Coryell must have been fond of Parkers, as he also owned and played a Parker Event Series acoustic steel string guitar, that was made by Washburn.




Larry Coryell Cort model



At one point Cort Guitars offered a Larry Coryell model.






Coryell with his SF Twin Reverb

For much of his career Coryell relied on Fender Twin Reverb amplifiers. Later in life he only used this amp for loud gigs, instead relying on a Jazz-Kat BluesKat amp or a Henriksen amplifier.

With Hamer Monaco III



He said that used little or no reverb, preferring a touch of delay and chorus to get his sound.







The Original Eleventh House
Larry Coryell has collaborated on stage with so many great artists, from Herbie Mann to B.B. King and others too numerous to mention. Larry was still touring the world right up until his passing. He had played two shows at the Iridium in New York city on February 17th and 18th.


He was planning an extensive 2017 summer tour with a reformed the Eleventh House.

He is survived by his wife, Tracey, his daughter Annie, his sons Murali and Julian, and his daughter Allegra, as well as six grandchildren. Both of his sons play guitar and have their own trios

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          Yarny Maine Adventures   

For my birthday this year, Salvbard and I took a mini vacation to Maine. We stayed at a beautiful little house thanks to AirBnB. The area was super serene and outside any major town. In fact when we tried a web search for coffee places, we found there was a closer yarn shop than a coffee shop. Priorities! (Actually there were plenty of tiny restaurants that had coffee though, just not specialized coffee shops which makes sense.)


It is no secret that I love the ocean, and I spent some lovely time sitting on the deck, knitting and enjoying the location.


The rainbow blanket is continuing along. Some vacation yarn was acquired at Casco Bay Fibers in Freeport, ME. And it was really nice to get all the extra focused time together.
       



          Announcing mSoma: Maemo/MeeGo client for SomaFM   
SomaFM is a streaming radio with near 16 different channels, available for free. Even if it’s possible to copy-paste their streaming URLs to N900 Media Player, we (me and Lorenzo Bettini) decided to create a custom application, to make channels switching easier for the end user and to be able to add more features. We […]
          Asian Cream Pic   

          Derrota del SEL en el primer partit del 2012   
El SEL Vilanova i la Geltrú reprenia el passat cap de setmana la competició de Tercera Catalana. Ho feia a Vilanova, amb el Rugby Sales Viladecans com a rival, i després d'una aturada de tres setmanes.

El passat diumenge al matí, el sènior masculí afrontava el vuitè partit de la temporada, amb el compromís de mantenir el nivell demostrat en els anteriors. Després d'una aturada de la competició de tres setmanes, i amb un calendari per al mes de gener farcit de compromisos, els vilanovins van saltar a la gespa del camp de la capital del Garraf amb la intenció de mantenir la ratxa de victòries que els mantenien com a líders invictes de la competició. Als sis minuts de començar el partit, un assaig del SEL després d'un parell de fases continuades inaugurava el marcador, i posava els locals per davant. Però el Viladecans, amb una defensa al límit i amb un bon joc de peu, van anar guanyant espais i al quart d'hora ja havien capgirat el marcador, que al descans mostrava un estret 10 a 12 en favor dels del Baix Llobregat.

A la represa, el joc vilanoví va continuar sense acabar de trobar el seu ritme: tot i la voluntat d'atac, les puntades defensives del rival allunyaven els vilanovins de la zona d'assaig. Dues penalitats van allunyar sis punts més els visitants en el marcador. En el tram final del partit, els jugadors vilanovins van jugar amb més voluntat, fruit de la qual s'aconseguí el tercer assaig local que, amb la transformació, deixà el 17 a 18 final en el marcador. Amb aquesta ajustada derrota, els vilanovins sumen un punt de bonus defensiu que els permet continuar encapçalant la classificació. Per Isma Ripoll, entrenador dels vilanovins, el resultat ha estat fruit del joc desenvolupat però també dels efectes del calendari: “Hem tingut una aturada per les festes, de tres setmanes, que no ens ha permès entrenar amb regularitat, i ara per contra tenim tres partits seguits. La derrota és com un gerro d'aigua freda però aquesta setmana cal treballar a fons, per tal d'encarar el proper compromís amb més garanties”. I és que aquest diumenge, el sènior masculí del club de rugby de la capital del Garraf es desplaça a Barcelona per jugar enfront l'ARPN. “Serà un partit difícil”, ha indicat Ripoll, “i l'haurem d'encarar amb algunes baixes importants i després d'un partit dur. L'única resposta possible és entrenar, entrenar i entrenar”.
          New Thien Seperator Lid, HFDC, Wynn Filter vs Woodcraft Seperator Lid   

Up until now I have been using my Harbor Freight DC a 31 gallon garbage can with the separator lid from Wood craft. It worked, but not like I had hoped. I recently purchased the Wynn Environmental filter 35A and started to build a Thein separator lid using 4” hoses. I emptied the contents of the can and DC collection bag on the floor for comparison and then proceeded to install the Wynn filter and Thien separator. I was truly impressed with the overall improvement in performance, there was only maybe a 1/2 cup of fines (almost like flour) in the collector bag. I did do several modifications to the filter and DC. I had to added several layers of weather stripping the filter, I was getting some leaks and could not seal them with the original seal by itself. I also added weather stripping to the DC ring along with a stiffener for attaching the filter. The inside of the dc ring is so flimsy that when tightening the turnbuckles for the filter it was starting bend.

I plan on further modifying the HFDC to have it on a cart and the blower over the can with the Thien top hat.









          Wadah ASIP: Botol Kaca Ato Kantong?!?   
Memasuki bulan kedua setelah melahirkan, aku menyadari bahwa produksi ASI semakin bertambah...Bahkan berlimpah-ruah...Senang sekali rasanya...Aku pun semakin rajin dan bersemangat memompa ASI untuk persiapan nanti kalo aku bekerja...Nah, gak heran deh tuh kalo sampe aku punya 153 kantong ASIP dengan ukuran 100 ml per kantong pas dihari aku mulai masuk bekerja lagi...hehehe...
 
Untuk menampung ASIP sebenarnya banyak wadah yang bisa kita pakai...Ada yang pake botol kaca khusus ASIP, ato pake botol UC 1000, ato pake botol plastik seperti botol susu, ato seperti aku yang pilih kantong ASIP...Semuanya bagus kok...Asal dijamin kesterilannya ajah...Dan yang terpenting harus BPA Free