When you’re stuck in a small dark little cavern for a couple hours with one of these boards you start to really appreciate how nice the backlit buttons are.


Also, making use of that little BNC jack gooseneck lamp thing is a very good idea.

Well, you’re correct in that…


If there even is a pushbutton under that, I’ve never seen it – it always has a cardboard box taped over it.

Sunshine Petroleum Distributors, always concerned for your safety! (Noooooooooot.)

Oh nooooo!


I have plans to go to a Denny’s later and I don’t have any googly eyes with me!


Oh well. Having a great time at the Magic City Comic Con and was reminded that the Florida Arcade and Pinball Expo is coming up!!

The nerd life’s good. Just wish I could googly-eye the syrup container. (Wait, isn’t it IHOP that has those?)

That gas plasma display glow.

Studio Down!!

Your Friday post of Capaci-Fail…





All the blown caps are Chinese fake Rubycon and Nichicon. Yes I know how to read a data sheet and confirm that these do not match the specified dimensions and case styles from Rubycon and Nichicon. Nobody at Dell Computer can, or if they can, they were forced to accept these fakes out of cost engineering nonsense. Is it any wonder why I won’t willingly buy a Dell?

Here’s an old school Audioscience and an old school Autogram. The ASI works. The Autogram likes to find new and interesting ways to keep me on my toes.



Hams In Space! ISS contact with Richmond Heights Middle School.

The Dade Radio Club of Miami and Richmond Heights Middle School were given the chance to have their students speak to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

That’s just cool, man. 😀

News coverage:

Southgate Amateur Radio Club – ARISS ham radio contact with Richmond Heights Middle School, Miami, FL

NPR State Impact – Amateur Radio Club Connects Miami Students With Space Station

WSVN-TV – 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

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Sorry if you saw this post come up at first with the URLs borked. I was still thinking in Gopher link format for no good reason. Yes, I did put up a Gopher server, it’s currently remarkably content-free but it’s there. Does your browser support Gopher?

The world’s trippiest transmitter site?

Actually, this is another Mandelbulber render, but it’s funny how this system of attractors looks like it ought to be a trippy space-age TV tower.

Click for fullsize.

towers1Look off to the right there…. out of the whole system that remains so orderly and symmetrical from the left grows one quite organic and beautiful little tiny tree.


Upon further inspection, that tree is trippin’.


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