Only in dreams….

The night before last, I had a weird nightmare that the PTek transmitters I have at work right now kept ejecting vital components out the back vents.

Last night I had a dream where what I remember of it was petting a cat and small dog who both had beautiful Bengal cat markings. They both fell asleep all blissfully happy. Later I learned that they shared the role of CEO of some enormous corporation and their secretary mailed me a thank you note that was packed along with a clay tile they’d both left me paw prints in.

A quick survey…

Looking to see what the first steps are in restoring our stations to service….

Watch that first step.


We were all kinda amazed with this smoke-spewing hole. It’s the root system of a pine tree that started burning underground. It’s likely that this will eventually cause the road to cave in a bit and require filling/excavation.

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Target, what did you do??

Newly remodeled store, just… nauseatingly confusing layout. Maybe all the fresh carpet adhesive smell is what’s nauseating though. Oh yes, it’s CARPETED, which will guarantee it reeks of filthy carpet after a few months, like a CVS store does.

Central Illuminated Sadness Cavern (TM)

Slotting fees are nothing new in retail. A company must essentially pay rent to a chain store in many cases to get their product on the shelf, and must pay more for certain features such as end cap displays, shelving at eye level, not having the store’s own generic of the product displayed next to it— in this case certain brands of kitchen products paid to not be plunged into DARKNESS. My visual estimate says 2 f/stops down when you go back to the wall. Amazing.

And this isn’t even one of the layouts with the new “River” concept, which is a curvy path from the entrance that will parade shoppers past promoted items…

Funny how this layout in particular reminds me of the one that took Sears to its grave. 😉

PTek. This post is not divisible by 2 for I can’t even

Brand new. Lasted about one minute on air before failing.

They used aluminum coax braid for the main output. Rest assured it gets worse. I’m posting this to watch a certain Canadian ham radio operator dump core in response. This is… a whole new tier of shitposting.

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