The One-Legged Sandpiper
"Knee deep and just a little behind"

Friday, March 12, 1999
Friday, March 19, 1999

Number Eighteen

Special Beach Issue

NJ or bust, whatever that means.


The first Piper from the beach.

03-08-99 issue is the first "web only" Piper.

Piper gets Linky.

Piper web site ready soon. taken already. taken also, great site though.

MS Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual J++ 6.0 new to Eastside Marketplace.

Specs and estimate for an in-house web server almost complete. may be hosted at Eastside Marketplace.

First Piper back issue available, 02-27-99.

Online "Pipers" available.
02-27-99 Weekend Warrior Piper
03-01-99 In like a lion
03-05-99 Is it winter yet? 03-08-99 R.I.P. Millennium Falcon, 1986-1999

Ocean Beach Mental Health Web Page format/name changed.

Ocean Beach Surf Club
website launched.

More snow on Sunday, Hooterville gets 16 inches.

Howard Collins braves the weather and comes to Hooterville.

Millennium Falcon home alone.

Adirondack Style Outdoor Furniture
web site up, finally.


Cold and snowing. 3 inches first thing in the morning, snowed all day.
Clear cold day.
Started warm and sunny in CT, ended cold and snowing in NJ.
Cold, cloudy, snow in the morning and rain, at the beach!

Warmer and nicer.
Even warmer, even nicer. First barefoot walk on the beach.
Sunny 74 degrees, and so windy, ya just can't believe, at the beach!
Clear, cold and windy, at the beach!


The morning started with the TCP/IP connection dead. The Sandpiper was off line for nearly 4 hours while new software was downloaded using the old dial up method. The smell of Danger Kitchen Baked Beans cooking in the background helped create a pleasant distraction until all of the software was reloaded and functioning. Time to get serious about a tape backup system and UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply ). Colorado has a nice internal backup tape with a 40 MB/minute transfer rate. Even Staples sells UPSs for under $300 that will signal software running on your computer that
power has been lost and will shut down the computer properly before the batteries in the UPS run out. They also supposedly protect from lightning and voltage spikes or dips. Howard Collins braved the threatening weather and made the trip from NJ to check out the progress in the shop, and to get out of Dodge for a day or two.


Left home alone, for the first time in thirteen years.

The weather Sunday started out warm and sunny. This is a view of Route 9 W, just over the Tappan Zee bridge.

The Palisades Parkway was even worse.


The van ready to be pressed into service for a few weeks until the Millennium Falcon II is located. Too bad the Falcon didn't actually make it make it to the Millennium.


A quick stop at the bay to check on the Mutineer, seen here nestled in the weeds.

Looking out over the Mutineer at Barnegat Bay. This would be a great sailing day.

The Prindle 18 catamaran waiting for spring. It's neighbor seems to have problems.


New pictures of the 36 inch table, and footrest were taken on the beach for the accessories page of the web site.

Thursday on the beach was spectacular, just a little windy.

A good Idea for an X-Files episode.

Adirondack Style
Outdoor Furniture

The long awaited web site is finally up. This is a very simple starter page that will be expanded continuously. A schedule of when each model should be available will be posted soon. Prices are not final, but will more then likely stay as listed today.
A separate section for tables, footrests and accessories, and special models will be up soon. These will include 24 inch tables, Mountain Back benches and senior citizen models. Look for these pictures soon, taken Thursday, March 18.

The 36 inch table, $60.

The basic Footrest, converts a chair to a lounge, $55.

Same price by the water.

Compare The original Eastside Marketplace web site, created by Elliot Packer of, with the beginning of The new Eastside Marketplace web site.
Be critical and forward suggestions and comments to . coming soon.

Specs for the web server are nearly complete. The estimate will follow shortly.
The server will be a Dell PowerEdge 2300 Server
capable of supporting two 500 MHz Pentium II processors and half a dozen 18 gig hard drives. The system will be a Windows NT server running Microsoft BackOffice software for basic functions, and
Microsoft Site Server Commerce Edition for full E-commerce functions. We'll start with a few hundred items available on line, and eventually have all 36,000 items. We'll be up and running this year, with intentions of becoming a serious E-commerce business in 2000. Connections to the web will be made with a fractional T-1 line at 128KB with the appropriate Router and Firewall Security Software to allow for secure credit card transactions.

We'll be adding a Kodak: DC260 digital camera to our tool box soon for high quality images and video clips with sound.

Browse the new Ocean Beach Surf Club. Website. Take an E-walk on the beach and watch a sunset at the bay. Visit often to see the many improvements planned. Sunset pictures can be downloaded to your computer, "Benches in the water" as well.

Contribute news, information, stories or pictures to

Local websites are turning up left and right. Try Tee Pee Subs and check out the Surf Cam at Betty and Nicks Bait and Tackle Shop for pictures of the beach updated every 90 seconds all day.

Jersey Juice is reopening next to the Cozy Nook in Lavallette. Maybe in April.

Dip & Sip

Bill and Dot Trautman have a wedding anniversary, number 67!
They celebrated with dinner at The Berkley in Toms River.


Put on your cyber-reboks and check out for the latest pictures of a house Todd and Julie are buying. No new info yet.

This could make a great site for the Adirondack Style Outdoor Furniture
New Jersey assembly and storage area. Hopefully it will still be vacant two years from now. If the squabbling among the OBSC people involved continues, it might be.

A little painting and patching and it would be as good as new.

Outside parking for two or three vehicles, or boats.

Two bays for inside parking, loading or unloading.

Danger Kitchen

Uncle Pat's Clam Chowder
(Not his recipe, just a dedication)


> 3 or more pounds cleaned and chopped surf clams.
> 1 gallon clam juice, preferably fresh from your clams.
> 1/2 pound salt pork, cubed.
> 6 large onions, peeled and chopped.
> 1 cup white wine.
> 8 stalks celery, sliced.
> 6 large tomatoes, diced.
> 6 large potatoes, in 1/2 inch cubes.
> Fresh oregano, chopped.
> Fresh ground black pepper.


1) Fry salt pork until the fat is rendered and the cubes browning
2) Add onions and stir to coat, fry until softened.
3) Deglaze the pan with about a cup of white wine. Add the Clam Juice.
4) Add clams, oregano to taste (about a tablespoon minced) and potatoes, cover and simmer for a few minutes.
5) Add celery, tomatoes and grind in some pepper. Cover and simmer for at least a half hour.
6) Serve with oysterette crackers.

Be prepared to adjust quantities of all ingredients to get the consistency you like. Use too many clams.

All recipes original unless otherwise noted.

The "Piper" is brought to you courtesy of
Adirondack Style Outdoor Furniture.
For None of your furniture needs ... yet.

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