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iOS core ported to Nokia N900

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Developer Winocm has been busy on a special project of his, and today announced on his website that he recently achieved “one of the core milestones” of the mission: successfully porting the iOS core to a Nokia N900 smartphone, among other devices.

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Brooks, Alberta City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

Brooks, Alberta City Profile - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it
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Brandon, Manitoba City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

Brandon, Manitoba City Profile - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Brandon, Manitoba is the second largest city in Manitoba.  It was incorporated back in 1882 and started out as a major junction for the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The people of Brandon are probably the most friendly bunch of people that I have ever come into contact with.  This is really a place that will make you feel like you are at home.  If you check out the Riverbank Discovery Centre off of Conservation Drive you can hit up their visitor center inside.  They will have pretty much all the information you could need about what local events are going on over the next few days.

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Awesome Video of Dalton Highway! - SettleAlaska.com

Awesome Video of Dalton Highway! - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a quick video to watch to see what its like to fly and drive along the Dalton Highway then this is the video for you. Everyone who watches it talks about how it reminds them of their adventures. You basically see the best highlights of the highway. Wiseman, Coldfoot, the Arctic Circle sign, and much more of the best parts of Northern Alaska. You can tell how weather is a major factor up there and at any moment, you can go from flying to driving the 400+ mile stretch just like that. The highway begins in Fairbanks, Alaska and ends right next to the Arctic Ocean in Deadhorse, Alaska. It mainly follows the major pipelines that come all the way from the Arctic Ocean.

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Alyeska Resort Alaska - SettleAlaska.com

Alyeska Resort Alaska - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to work at a resort style hotel? We here is your chance to work at one of the nicest hotels in all of Alaska.  They have both full time and part time positions available along with seasonal/year-round jobs as well.  Some of their jobs require little going into it as you are undoubtedly going to learn a lot while working in their system. If you are considering making a move up there for one of these jobs, they have public transportation believe it or not with a bus schedule.  You will find this mapvery useful if you plan on doing something like this.  If you enjoy outdoor activities such as skiing or snowboarding then this is literally the perfect job for you.  It really does not get much better than this. 

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Alaska Island Community Services - Payroll Specialist - SettleAlaska.com

Alaska Island Community Services - Payroll Specialist - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Community Services is seeking an individual for the position of Payroll and Benefits Specialist. The Payroll and Benefits Specialist  is responsible for processing the semi-monthly payroll and administering the benefit’s program of the organization. Work includes  complex clerical and fiscal tasks to ensure timely, efficient, and accurate payroll processing, benefit administration and routine  tasks of filing, scanning and copying. Associate’s degree in general business, accounting, bookkeeping, human resources or other directly related field and four years of directly-related experience in payroll and benefit administration required. Compensation  DOE. 

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Airdrie, Alberta City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

Airdrie, Alberta City Profile - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it
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Massage Therapists in Alaska - SettleAlaska.com

Massage Therapists in Alaska - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

I have had a couple of requests in the past for lists of businesses.  I thought I would start to post some over the next month.  I hope it helps some of you find jobs in Alaska:

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Micro-Generation Series #1 - SettleAlaska.com

Micro-Generation Series #1 - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

So on top of our Cabin Series I have decided that I would love to showcase as many people who have set up their own personal micro-generation set ups.  Our first set up is featured by Greg Grant and Linda Vigil.  Greg lives in Northwest Montana and has lived the past 10 years of his life in a house that only cost $2500.  If you know anything about Montana, its that its cold in the winter.  Having spent an entire year there myself, I understand just how cold it can get.  He really gives you a good idea as to how easy it is to live off the grid on your own.  He had some help from people but for the most part set everything up himself.

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How to Series #3 - How to Build a Sluice for Gold Dredging - SettleAlaska.com

How to Series #3 - How to Build a Sluice for Gold Dredging - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

For this weeks How To series I have chosen to reach out to all those “Gold Miners” out there.  I am not really talking about true miners here, more the type of person who has some extra cash and would not mind trying to dredge for gold on a larger scale than someone who goes into a stream with a pan.  This article is not going to cover everything about getting gold out of the ground.  This one is mainly about building the sluice box for the dredge.  With a gold dredge, there is still not as much equipment that you have to pack into wherever you are going, but you are still going to be able to move a lot of dirt and get a decent amount of concentrate at the end of a long day.  If you get a large enough consistent water stream going (usually assisted by some sort of pump) then you can funnel material (dirt, gold, rocks, etc) through a sluice box which will naturally have slower spots (where gold being heavier than most other materials found in streams will fall into the ripples while the rest of the material shoots on out the back via the water. 

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How To Series #1 - How to Hand Peel a Log - SettleAlaska.com

How To Series #1 - How to Hand Peel a Log - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

We have started yet another series. This one will include how-to videos and websites that will help you on your travels, jobs, and building a sustainable homestead.  One of my goals when creating this website was to be able to help people create the best homestead of their own for the cheapest possible price.  I went into this with just skills I had picked up through the Boy Scouts as a young man.  I have no construction experience and most of my research takes place either in a library or online.   If I can do it, so can you.  It all starts with doing your research and understanding what it takes to set up a goal and reach it.  Once you have figured that out it always helps to have people around you (two heads are better than one kind of thing).  Out in the Bush, people are friendly but if you are really out there, you could be completely on your own.

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Restaurants in Juneau - SettleAlaska.com

Restaurants in Juneau - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

If you are looking for a restaurant to work somewhere in the Juneau area, here is a list made specifically for you.  This list was created in October of 2013 and because we have so many cities that we are keeping up with, we will not be able to update this as new businesses are created and other businesses close.  Hopefully this list somehow helps you and you can find a job or at the very least a decent restaurant to eat at.  You will notice that a lot of them do not have websites.  We are working on getting ahold of these businesses so that we might help them get something up.  The information we have provided for you includes the business’ name, address, phone number, website, and Google Rating.  You may not understand what Google Rating means but it all has to do with Google Places.  Working just like Yelp.com, at Google Places they have maps and information on restaurants all around the world.  If you have eaten there, chances are its probably in Google Places.

We are getting requests on a daily basis for lists of businesses so you can expect to see quite a few more lists in the future.

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Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute

Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it
@PhillyD Come to Fairbanks, Alaska :D Use http://t.co/0YKGfyEeqC to help you find an optimal time.
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Legalising Gold Panning to Hurt Communities - AllAfrica.com

Legalising Gold Panning to Hurt Communities - AllAfrica.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it
Legalising Gold Panning to Hurt Communities AllAfrica.com THE plight of local communities whose livelihoods are already adversely affected by siltation and pollution of rivers caused by mining activities will worsen if government forges ahead with...
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Broadview, Saskatchewan City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

Broadview, Saskatchewan City Profile - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Broadview was settled in 1885 and was set up as a divisional post for the North-West Mounted Police.  When you drive through here you will notice that its not unlike most of the towns in Saskatchewan in that its located on “rolling” plains which is actually pretty flat.  Its a small town as you can tell by the population size but there are still a couple of things that you can do in this town.  They have a horse riding camp and if you contact them ahead of time, I am sure they will set you up with a good ride.  They also have a museum and two restaurants that are pretty decent.  You will get real small town service at these restaurants which I know a lot of people are looking for on vacation. 

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Backpack Gold Dredge - SettleAlaska.com

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Anchorage may not be the capital of Alaska, but it is by far the largest city.  Not only is it the major port for Alaska (getting goods to pretty much everyone in Alaska) but its also has the most significant road system allowing cars to drive around all year round.  It also makes up over 40% of the entire state of Alaska’s population.  It is centrally located along the southern coast and is nestled in front of several mountain ranges which makes for more mild winters but heavier snow fall.  It is also considered the largest Northernmost major city in the United States.   Anchorage, Alaska is a 4-time (one of seven) All-America City Award winner.

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Anchorage, Alaska City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

Anchorage, Alaska City Profile - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Anchorage may not be the capital of Alaska, but it is by far the largest city.  Not only is it the major port for Alaska (getting goods to pretty much everyone in Alaska) but its also has the most significant road system allowing cars to drive around all year round.  It also makes up over 40% of the entire state of Alaska’s population.  It is centrally located along the southern coast and is nestled in front of several mountain ranges which makes for more mild winters but heavier snow fall.  It is also considered the largest Northernmost major city in the United States.   Anchorage, Alaska is a 4-time (one of seven) All-America City Award winner.

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Alaska Marine Highway Map - SettleAlaska.com

Alaska Marine Highway Map - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

I thought I would hook you guys up with a decent map of the Alaska Marine Highway System.  If you are from the lower 48 States or another country you might be wondering what a Marine Highway System is…well basically since Alaska is so big with most of the population living on the southern coast water becomes a huge means of transportation.  So in 1948 a couple of Haines, Alaska residents started a business that would eventually be bought out by the government and renamed to the Alaska Marine Highway in 1951.  In October of 1989 the Southern most route was moved to Bellingham, Washington which connected the contiguous 48 States with Alaska.

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Alaska Cabin Series #1 - SettleAlaska.com

Alaska Cabin Series #1 - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

So I thought to kick off the Cabin Building part of our website, I would start by showcasing a different cabin everyweek. Some of them will be video series and some will be short clips of cabins. If you enjoy Alaska and log cabins as much as I do, I am pretty sure you will enjoy this series. I will start the series off with a beautiful cabin near Denali National Preserve.

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Choosing the Right Trees - SettleAlaska.com

So I would like to first state that I in no way consider myself an expert on building log cabins, homes, or anything for that matter. I am just a regular guy who is hoping to find a project worth taking on. I am very good at doing research which is why I have decided to start blogging about it. I figure if anything I may help someone out there who is thinking about doing something similar. Anyways, choosing the right kind of tree to is not as easy so I have created a guide for you which pretty much has everything you need. I have done a lot of the research for you only because I had to do it at one time for myself.

Evergreens are going to be the best wood (pines, cedars, spruces, and larches) when building a log cabin. There really is no “best” kind of wood for you to use as different woods are best for different situations. Most of the time its the most abundant wood available in your area. The most commonly used wood is the Eastern White Pine because of how much is available throughout the lower 48, it’s super easy to work with, and it looks good on a cabin. This is not as true for Alaska though. Other types of wood to consider (if available in your area):

Oak – Strong and heavy, has a very tight grainDouglas Fir – Very strong and has a tendency to repel things such as fungal and mildew problems. Its great for structural beams/legs.
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Carmacks, Yukon - SettleAlaska.com

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Carmacks is a very interesting city in that it houses one of only four bridges that crosses the nearly 2,000 mile (3,190 kilometer) long Yukon River.  The Yukon River is home to one of the longest salmon runs in the entire world.  Villages like Carmacks rely on the return of the salmon every year for their cultural, subsistence, and commercial needs.  Only recently has there been problems in numbers for all of these villages.  Some people blame global climate change which has been said to have affected all wildlife including freshwater salmon while others say its because of the number of people fishing and the methods being used.  The village Carmacks was named after George Washington Carmack who discovered coal nearby in 1891.  It started out as just a trading post and eventually a coal mining operation was installed.  Western Silver currently operates a zinc-copper mine near Carmacks.  There are several ways to get to Carmacks, Yukon.  You can take the Klondike Highway South from Dawson, Yukon through Pelly Crossing or North from Whitehorse, Yukon.  The other way by driving is the Robert Campbell Highway which can be reached from Watson Lake, Yukon and dead ends in Carmacks.  This “highway” is mainly gravel though so your best bet is to stick to the Klondike Highway.

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Loving life in the Capital City

Loving life in the Capital City | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Juneau, Alaska is a rare breed when it comes to being a city inside the United States.  This is not only because its the Capital of the largest state in the United States but it also covers the largest area over land by more than four times the next largest Capital City.  On top of all of that, it has the fifth lowest population of any Capital City.  When you think of Capitals you tend to think of larger cities when in actuality (this is one of the largest cities in the state).  People who live here are called Juneauites which is weird when you look at it but flows quite nicely when saying.  Auke and Taku tribe’s settled here and in the surrounding areas for thousands of years before people first discovered the area.  This enabled this area to become a center for social events for several tribes.  1790′s is when the first Europeans came and explored the area but actually ended up designating the area unreachable via boat and therefore pointless to explore further.  Unlike other parts of Alaska, Juneau has more of a temperate climate (relative to other temps across Alaska).  Record highs in July have seen 90 degrees.  If you are just looking for some hiking and camping to do, Juneau is a great place to do that too.  Just be sure you bring the right kind of gear because it tends to rain all year round (except when its snowing).  If you want to learn more about Alaska’s Capital City then I suggest you check their city website out because it will not only have the most up to date news, but is also a great resource for any specific information you might need for your trip.  They also have a whole host of webcams that you can view from their site which will give you an idea of what life is like live in Juneau.

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How to Series #2 - How To Survey Land - SettleAlaska.com

How to Series #2 - How To Survey Land - SettleAlaska.com | Alaska Topics | Scoop.it

Once you have bought your land, you are going to need to set up property boundaries and in some cases map out your property. You have to understand that outside of that boundary you have no say what happens. When you buy your land you will have a property deed. You will need this deed in order to figure out exactly where your boundaries are. This is honestly the first and most important step to the process as you should always have all of your paperwork in order.

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Thompson, Manitoba City Profile - SettleAlaska.com

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Thompson, Manitoba is the Northern most “city” in Manitoba.  We basically consider anything above 10,000 a city in Canada only because they are self sufficient enough to provide basic services for their citizens (sewer system, public transportation, University, etc).  It is considered the major hub for Northern Manitoba so you can be sure to find all of the amenities of a larger city here.  They even have a Taxi service that is quite decent if you ask me.  Unlike other areas of Canada, Thompson had settlers as early as 6000 BC.   The modern story for Thompson really does not begin until the mid-1950′s.  In 1967 it was finally incorporated as an actual town.  Even though it is considered the “Hub to the North” the population has been in a slight decline since the 1970′s.   In fact it was the 3rd largest city in Manitoba until 2011 when it slipped down to 5th settling in just under 13,000 people.  There are four radio stations and three television stations in Thompson.  Shaw Communication provides most if not all the local channels to its customers.  If you are looking for some good old Canadian past time you should go over to the Burntwood Curling Club where they have a 6-sheet curling rink.

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