Oopsie! That time travel thing happened again.

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Hey guys I accidentally came in contact with the HD-SDI jack on an AJA video processor set to change timecode and got sucked into the 1970s. Please send me ridiculous disco pants. Thanks!

And now, two mysteries:

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Greenies. Where do they go? Who takes them? World may never know.

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What is this beautiful thing? It’s about 3″ diameter and my best guess is it’s a flat, ironless rotor for a wound rotor induction motor. It’s video tape machine related.

To-do list:

* read Neilsen ratings tomorrow to see how amazingly sharply the ratings share plummeted for the latter half of the Grammys after the opening number of Hamilton ended

* prepare to laugh

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Down the vintage pissoir.

For those of you Miami people at Hamcation:

You lucky jerks

You’re missing out on all the, uh, phun… With the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and the Miami Boat Show going on simultaneously, the greater Miami-Dade area is on rich idiot lockdown.

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Nope. It doesn't go back down from here anymore.

Last night I ran afoul of the grubbiest thing I’ve seen out of the Shitty of Miami for years: they had the exits from Watson Island blocked just beyond a city owned plot of land being used for valet parking for the mega yacht portion of the boat show. In preparation for the show, they wrapped the Miami Children’s Museum in ten foot chain link fencing to keep the pesky commoners away from the rich idiots going to see the multi million dollar floating poo barges*. Well… The Shitty of Miami cops erected a road block to ensure that nobody could drive out if they were not coming out of the $50 valet parking….

For several hours… They would let one vehicle out at a time, half an hour or more apart. I was first in line for the exit for 45 minutes. I sat there a very long time watching a quite unskilled valet with bad tattoos try to park a Rolls-Royce.

Screw you, Miami. Screw you and the political favors you rode in on. I’ll be over here avoiding paying more than my daily take home pay in parking.

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And looking like some biker dude who suddenly had to ditch the hog for a barely running NABI 40-LFW.

We’re getting the hamfest back together.

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Yes, I know, it’s not in Miami– but it was never the Miami Hamboree, was it?

February 3-4, 2016, at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. See hamboree.org for more.

R7B in the wild

Well look what the 1980s dragged in.

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It’s the working zombie remains of a Ryko R7B car wash.

It’s in service but I wouldn’t use it! The brushes are toast. If they lose too many filaments, the hard plastic c-channel strips and the metal rollers themselves will hit the car spinning. No thanks, my paint is already Hialeah enough as it is.

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I used to want to dye my hair this color, but I feared bleach damage would leave it looking exactly like this in the end.

Note: the fact that I’m posting this does not constitute any invitation to harass me for further information. It’s at 123 street and West Dixie in North Miami; use at your own risk. I won’t. It’s just too far gone. You know who you are, wankers.

With a little help from my friends.

This is just a post of shout outs and appreciation for all the wonderful times we’ve shared.

Thank you…….

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To Elyse, the coolest librarian ever, Pablo KJ4PAP, Kyle and Brennan [no call yet, we need to fix this], Peter, Merritt, Kenn Marshall, Dean W2WDW….

KI4LJM, for reminding me to never give up

Ron W1XBS, for helping me just be myself, now drifting off with the skywaves…

Miguel, Ryan, Frank, and all the others who shared my crazy idea of throwing a freaking hamfest and activation of the TCFW link

Sean Dream, Marishka, and Erica, for being generally amazing artistic badasses

Sergio, who truly shares my insane passion for radio broadcasting

Shane, for being such an inspiration, and Leo, for smiling puppeh support

Josh, who shares my same goofy sense of humor

Jorge, drawing lines in the digital sands

The Radiate family, for all the great times.

Mikey, the RF magician. Seriously….

And to everyone else… You know who you are 😉

Meeewww

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These boxes made me mad and very sore today. 16,000 pounds and none of them fit through the doors.

But this box never manages to make me mad. It’s full of pixel kitteh. And look, I managed to get a picture of Joe DiMeowgio! He’d been visiting but I hadn’t caught him there yet.

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The dude in the pyramid tent is Ramses The Great and he seems to really like my virtual yard here.

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This is from the Neko Atsume game, which is just ridiculously silly and cute.

This guy

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Another event using it, another time I’m reminded of how happy I’ll be when this lighting board gets replaced. Programming the lights for a show requires using a hair pin to move the broken faders, and knocking on the desk near it fires lights at random.

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Little observations

You know why I love real trolleys more than fake ones?

The real ones don’t randomly depart without signaling into your lane.

Please watch your driving, you smegma loaf.

We need our baylink train.

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73's and good night, spunk trumpet.

February 2016 Ham Radio Class + Exam in West Palm Beach

Anyone in the Palm Beach area or nearby interested in becoming a ham? Come on, join us, it’s fun!

As posted to the HelloRadio list:

Announcement!

Attached you will find the February Ham Radio Class/exam sessions scheduled for 2016 at the American Red Cross in WPB, Fla.

This is a weekend class with the exam on Sunday morning.
The class is free, the exam is $15.00 and the ARRL study manuals are $30.00 and are available at the ARRL.
If you know of someone who would like to earn their Ham Radio license,
feel free to forward, copy, post the attachments and help to mentor a
new Ham into the hobby of Amateur Radio.

Albert Moreschi AG4BV
ARRL Instructor/VE
aug77@att.net
561 714-6673
American Red Cross Disaster Services

Click the preview below for the PDF.

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