to the moon!

Since my early adoption of it—- dogecoin has reached the moon. With its recent surge in value along with other altcoins, the blockchain has a lot of new users but not much node capacity. Therefore, at least for the time being, I’m running a full node on a nice fast VPS to help get things in sync.

Once it synchronizes I’ll also use it to generate up to date bootstrap.dat files to help kick start other nodes.

Donations toward the cost of hosting it are welcome at dogecoin address D5xa6EKroSdGfkisCAMiqDPo55MFGQXsLu

It also holds an info page at which will get torrent links for the bootstrap file once I get that going.

How useful is this? Who knows, naysayers gonna naysay*, but the altcoin scene is doing pretty damn well right now.

By Reddit user cindereynolds


* wow
much big words for someone who abandoned his own project that started out with a silly meme


Or, “comes with a really big box free with your RedCard”

Q. What do you get if you order a furnace filter from Target?

A. A furnace filter and one really honking big box!!

To be fair I’m at a loss to say how else they could protect it from crushing and folding in shipping.

this is why we cannot have nice things

If your store’s posted hours are until 9 pm, it is not advisable to close all registers at 8:30 then cut off the lights and lock the front doors which require a key to open from inside and have nobody standing at them to let customers out.

Have fun tracking down whoever has the key to turn off the alarmed emergency exit I set blaring on the way out.


Here, enjoy some TCFW.

Deep thoughts from the road

Florida: the AARGH, Only One Lane Open State. Also amusing hurricane damage in the form of this sign:

[W] [A] [F] [F] [L] [E]

[H] [O] [_] [S] [_]

Georgia: Land of Abandoned Motels

Alabama: …. Nothing but abandoned gas stations for like three hours. Gas prices on the signs frozen at $4+ a gallon when the region collapsed. What happened? I vaguely remember NPR talking about it.

Tennessee: why is your major city in a corner? Huh? Think we spent literally 15 minutes in the state


Image from the Rachelle Unplugged blog.

Colorado: road signs ominously warning “Winter is coming!!!”

Unpopular Opinions (?)

The Monroe Systems DASDEC literally looks like some hack job I’d have put together out of shell scripts and awful HTML on a Fedora Core Linux box made of spare parts in my parents’ living room when I was 17 years old and still thought Drowning Pool was kinda great


This morning, some prick jammed a toothpick through the sidewall of one of my tires. Yes– one of THOSE damn tires.

This coming about two days before what’s expected to be a Category 4 hurricane wiping Florida like a piss soaked rag being thrust onto your windshield by a zombie bum in downtown Miami.

Beautiful! Luckily, that same Tire Kingdom (yes, Bullet Hole Kingdom) still stocks that size tire.

There’s no propane, bottled water, canned foods, bread, batteries, or anything else particularly useful left in the stores, and it’s been that way since Monday night. I actually saw some of the questionable little “Food Store” places in the… unsavory areas… spray painted “No Supplies Inside” or “No Water” on their roll up shutters. Yes… All the way back on Monday.

This is pretty much a guarantee that hilarious price gouging will happen on a widespread basis, and to the first person who tries to use supply-side economics to justify this, I will counter with the following argument:

Say I have a great surplus of a special kind of large trout. Its prime directive is to be used for slapping people in the face. However, I have far more slapping trout than I can use, so the cost of a trout slap is so low I just have to deliver them free of charge.

To your heartless late-stage capitalist face.

  • KG4CYX slaps you around a bit with a large trout!

Things You Should Not Do

Things You Just Don’t Do:
Leave an EFP camera out in the rain.
Leave said EFP camera lying on the ground in the rain.
Drag a lav mic across the wet ground.
Grab the iris ring on the lens and force it open against the servo while it’s in remote control by the color video operator trying to shade the shot.
Shoot in the rain with water streaming down the poor lens so your engineer has to go borrow a hair dryer from a reporter to steam it out.
Unplug the triax hot (he didn’t do it today he ALWAYS does every day but I’m just waiting for him to do it with the plugs soaking wet and the 170VDC turned on)
Complain that your engineer doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

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.

Tri-Color Foaming RF

Me: ponders whether I should have a really nice professional looking website talking about some of my engineering contract work

Press plate on to make the airwaves shiny

Also me: slaps photo of one of my clients towers through the 1980s neon art meets tri-color foaming wax filter and posts it

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