The storm is coming

The next post on this blog will be likely a very profanity laden but totally brutally honest description of my horrible 24 hour long ordeal with United Airlines, but first let me get some sleep…

Warning: will contain technical discussion of adiabatic heat transfer and turbine engine bleed air systems. You’ve been warned I can’t hold back the nerdiness

Ways to tell you may be at Miami International Airport

* No employees speak English

* TSA checkpoint opens an hour late

* No air conditioning in concourse

* Powerful stench of hot stale piss

* Pasty fukkboi who thinks he’s PitBull circulating around the overheated concourse rapping

Ya know man as awful as Chicago’s O’Hare airport supposedly is, there is no way it isn’t a step up from this.

There is no way to convey the sadness in this space in a mere photograph

Stumplefloofs.

A couple months back I had a great realization in a dream.

Corgis are stumplefloofs.

I woke up laughing like a madman because it was too cute and perfect.

They’re a little floof that runs around on stumpy legs. Stumplefloof. Yes.

And they have the most darling little fluffy bunny butts, of course.

By my dream logic though, and even my logic in waking hours — stumplefloof is a perfect description.

…. And now I’ll go back to pondering whether creative addition of jumper wires and stuff to an old Miranda video converter board can be used to make trippy video glitch art.

An important South Florida driving tip:

Get a full size rim and full size spare for your vehicle.

Otherwise you will be stuck in South Florida’s unique sort of tire hell when you lose one.

The tire in question is NOT an uncommon size.

So far here’s what I’ve found:

* Sears. They have the tires in stock– three hours away. I can take my car in right when they open and maaaaaybe get out same day.

* Tire Kingdom. Need to make an appointment over a week in advance. All the cars there had bullet holes in them. All except this one, which I’d be mad if someone defiled. Because….. Look at this majestic thing

Just look at it. Majestic woody.

* An independent shop I’ve used before. Out of business.

* another independent shop I’ve used before. Gave me an appointment then took TEN walk in customers ahead of me, filling them up for the day. Gave me another appointment two weeks off.

* Goodyear. Need appointment weeks in advance. Doesn’t acknowledge that my tire size exists.

* Firestone. Doesn’t acknowledge that my tire size exists. Offered a tire the wrong size at $190 a pop with two days lead time.

* Pep Boys. Backordered, next availability not known.

* Costco. In stock, ready to install, but I don’t have a membership. Yet. Probably will soon.
Oh but that’s okay. If your car isn’t in good shape you can just take the train. No wait… You will not and never will be able to take the train. Thanks Gimenez.

Truth in shitposting

THE👏ENGINE👏DRIVING👏THE👏CURRENT👏AMERICAN👏ECONOMIC👏SYSTEM👏IS👏NOT👏ONE👏OF👏PROGRESS👏BUT👏RATHER👏ONE👏OF CRUSHING👏THE👏MIDDLE👏AND👏LOWER👏CLASSES👏TO👏DISTRIBUTE👏THEIR👏WEALTH👏UPWARDS
this was painfully slow to type why do people do this

Blazing Carriers

Ahhh, long time clueless pirate Blaze FM is back on 88.7 and causing problems for listeners of WDNA at 88.9.

Let me just hook up the Arizona tea can to the analyzer here….

This is them sending dead carrier. Note WDNA signal over to the right fully modulated. Horizontal is 50 kilocycles/division

Setting the analyzer to peak hold is useless as it just fills up with spurs from who the hell knows what, but here, enjoy this indistinct lump with the interior of the dead 777 International Mall in downtown Miami.

I didn’t even realize it was possible for this to fail!

You know how at a lot of stores they give you the option to select cash back from a debit card transaction?

This appears to be a very ridiculous trap if the store is out of cash and the cashier doesn’t warn you ahead of time. The point of sale system has no option to cancel this transaction– in its code, it treats that as change that’s been issued and that’s that.

Finally, the manager solved the problem, for me at least, by giving me $10 out of his own wallet. He should not have had to do this.

The condition that led to this is the ubiquitous “South Florida Sucks” part of the post.

 This happened to me at a 7-11 store that, for a while, had armed robberies almost weekly after dark. They no longer have the usual electronic cash vault unit that 7-11 stores all do, because it left on the back of a pickup truck in one of their recent robberies. Guess who was lucky enough to ask for cash back the afternoon after they got knocked over yet again in broad daylight?

This store now has a police officer parked at it every night to deter the robberies. It pretty much works, but the store usually slams the doors shut and turns out its lights immediately if the officer has to leave on a call. I can’t blame them.

suburban ghosts of subhuman life

Every time I start wondering why I’m foolish enough to dream of moving far from here, I’m reminded by a zombie bum fight in the middle of the road in a blinding rain that maybe it’d be more than just a regrettably useless change of scenery.

One was throwing construction barricades at the other, both next to the only lane out of town.

Shut up, brain, or I’ll stab you with a Q-Tip

Why do I keep feeling like nobody wants me to make really neat ambient electronic music, as if there’d be nobody who’d listen….

While I listen to music of that style a lot and see other artists on Bandcamp and SoundCloud with their compositions?
Picture unrelated.

Though I am curious as to whether it’ll pick up sun noise if I aim it at the daystar. Yes, sun noise on microwave BAS bands is quite noticeable.
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