I found Amelia Earhart




Some days…..

Hey Lowly Worm!

Hey Lowly, mind using your one red sneaker to kick this thing east?


We’re perfectly safe up at Disney World right now and there are no major issues as a result of the storm, but. …. if you don’t have a full tank of gas you’re not getting it.

If you’re at the parks though try the Speedway station near the Magic Kingdom on Buena Vista Boulevard.

I’m all for musical creativity but….


There’s some kind of bizarre avant-garde Caribbean jazz playing in this restroom, and if all my senses other than hearing were malfunctioning, I’d be inclined to believe that I’m actually shitting rack screws into an upended steel drum while someone throws many timbales down a flight of stairs.

How to scare and amuse your coworkers

Bring in a blacklight.



Not icky, but glows really nicely.


Test post

Do I have to downgrade this stupid app again

It Fell Out Of The Box Like That!



A refurb DirecTV Slimline receiver we had in service a while just up and died with no warning. It was opened up and showed no signs of trauma but I saw something everyone else missed….

Hmm. Let’s flip it and see what that is at the edge. It’s probably nothing at aaaaaaaaaaaaaa




A while back I found these units tended to burn the access card. This appears to be the fix – first, note how far heat would have to travel down those fingers to toast the card. Second, the card is actually heatsinked by a plate above the socket.

Front panel with mystery antenna. Also note the dual die IR LED next to the black lens IR receiver. This is probably used for the unit’s very user – friendly universal remote system.

The rectangles are touch button sensors.

RF filter and very big silkscreen note on where to find power.

The external converter.

Excuse me, I’m going to go wash my hands.

Vintage television broadcast site erotica. WCKT-TV, 1957

This post is rated R— RCA!!! This is the transmitter site for WCKT-TV which later went on to become WSVN-TV, then WSVN-DT – the new digital site is across the street.

Okay normally I’d save the best for last but— here you go. I COULDN’T WAIT.


There was no A/C at the site in these days – the large stylized funky vent in the ceiling was connected to a large supply or exhaust fan.

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Amazon fail.

Ordered: a Samsung Galaxy S4.

Received: A jar of peanut spread in a box with lithium ion battery warnings on it.


I’m not kidding. This is the most hilariously epic failure I’ve seen all year. Let’s hope Amazon fixes this soon.


This. This is the most perfect, most cheezy thing ever. You know why Miami sucks nowadays? It’s because WSVN stopped producing beautiful things like this.

I literally can’t stop finding things about it that I love. It’s got… dancers aboard Metrorail. It’s got ridiculous music. It’s got PUPPER SMOOCH. It’s PERFECT IN EVERY WAY.

Rest in peace, poor security guard who apparently evaporated over in the production control room. We suspect he was absorbed into that Grass Valley switcher.

How do you even let this get past QC?

Ordered a replacement screen and frame for my broken Galaxy S4.

What came just… failed


Original frame at right,  motherboard next to it.  Note the puzzle piece shape that accommodates those SMT parts.


Old at right,  new at left.  Note no indent for those smt parts.


Foiled by Chinashit. Can’t blame me for trying can you?