Pennzoil $2 a quart rebate

Sharing this and saving it for later—

http://www.pennzoil.com/en_us/promotions/do-it-yourself-oil-change/promotion-9.html

The terms: $10 rebate on 5 quarts or $2 rebate on 1 quart of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum or Platinum Synthetic oil at participating retailers (the list is pretty much every common box store and auto parts chain AND Amazon). Usable twice per person or address until December 2018. The receipt can be submitted electronically, no mail-in required.

I just filed it to get $10 off this oil change and will do it for the next one too. 🙂

True silliness is forever

A long departed friend of mine has sometimes come to visit me in dreams, and he’s still just as wonderfully silly as ever.

But then tonight he figured out how to sneak into a ham radio repeater on a mountain…

So nobody was talking on the CARLA system again as is quite usual but suddenly I heard just the middle of some conversation about a Jeep pop on there then disappear just as suddenly. I keyed up the radio, said my call sign and let go of the button. There was no beep or squelch tail from the repeater.

But then he just pops right up.

“Hey again. Nice to see you. It’s really nice up here, better than that stuffy Castle Greyskull.”

His voice was kind of unmistakable.

I replied, “what are you doing up there?”

The response was a bit of laughter followed by the repeater controller saying “Link time out” as it turned off even though I’d just spoken on it.

So yeah, if you just heard all that oddness across the better part of California… That’s just an old friend being his ridiculous self.

This is not my first experience with ghosts sneaking into repeaters, by the way. It happens. Everyone who’s used the 147.150 in Miami has likely heard it happen too.

ghosts on the mountains

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

Q. How do you mount a very expensive FM broadcast low pass filter?

A. Not like this.

Baling wire. Yeeeeeup.

This site is an interesting one. The filter is buried behind this giant failtube that I’ve been authorized to delete. It goes nowhere.

Looking up inside the noggin bonker.

It’s blocked off, if it wasn’t it’d vent via this weird open soffit. Considering the number of wasp nests I’ve seen out here in warmer months, I’m glad it doesn’t.

Coming soon to this site: a brand new PTek…..

No, this was not my choice.

………. I’m gonna need a bigger trout

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 http://doge.kg4cyx.net/ 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.

Douchehydrants.

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

Kansas:

Image from the Rachelle Unplugged blog.

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

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