Salty Ham post.

I’m a little salty, or perhaps just bitter, or both, that the South Florida Hamboree seems to have disappeared again.

A few years back I got it restarted after a long time missing in action, and it was going very nicely. Last year was its first time taking place in a neat venue in Fort Lauderdale, since the Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center would much rather host a far higher paying gun show every other freaking weekend.

But it’s almost December and I saw not a peep from them other than that someone within the club was whining about a financial loss that happened back in two-thousand-and-smegging-three. I guess everyone there would rather just sit around and whine than hold a useful event.

No announcement of a show this coming year, and since the date would have been in late January, it just isn’t happening. The website isn’t even loading anymore.

It may be strange I’m this disappointed considering I now live on the other side of the country but damn it I didn’t put my passion into this to have it just laid to waste again.

Image not related at all: ShitpostBot 5000 template transmitter-594c4f02e4685 in action. One guess as to who created this useless template 😉

Dear FedEx…

Why did you take away literally every possible location to do express shipping over a weekend in northern California outside of Sacramento?!


You douchehonking morons.

To be fair this is still an improvement over the way they operated in South Florida, where they did have weekend service but would constantly miss their pickup because the trucks got trafFUCKED and would wind up returning to the depot without making any pickups or deliveries.

Now that’s PA efficiency!

My theory as to what’s happening when a Crown Broadcast transmitter reports a VSWR below 1.0* is that it’s managed to oscillate in such a way that a wormhole has opened up around the antenna system that’s actually sucking the radio waves right out of the system and porting them into another dimension, where listeners are happily enjoying the mysterious signals.

Be sure to inform your sales department that potential sponsors can be heard in alternate dimensions!


sudo init 6

I had to reboot my Subaru Forester tonight. It threw literally every possible error message following coming up with the traction control, hill assist, and ABS warning lights on.

The fuse to reboot it is a 20 amp at the front center of the under hood fuse box labeled “Back Up” in the legend.

So here’s how you reboot a car. Note that some vehicles have this fuse labelled as dome light.

On certain navigation/audio systems you will need an anti theft code to reactivate them after this.

Either way, pull it, wait 30 sec, and reinsert. Be careful not to touch any hot parts under the hood if the car has just been running. A fuse puller is likely provided in the box, but if not, many replacement fuse kits come with one, or you can use small pliers to grab it.

After pulling the fuse, waiting at least 30 seconds and reinserting it, don’t be surprised if you get an errant horn honk, beeps, or clicks. Aftermarket alarms may start blasting and need to be turned back off with the remote.

Wait another minute or so, then restart the car. Check that the stereo comes on (or asks for the code…) to be sure its anti theft logic has cleared out. You will need to reset the clock and other settings may be gone as well.

In addition, it may drive differently at first as adaptive data has been reset.

Congratulations! You now know how to clear an automotive BSOD.

Now, if people would only stop arguing with me and trying to convince me that piercing guns are actually of acceptable design… Why has this happened like six times in the last week??!!

deep thoughts

I’ll always take “Sorry, we just don’t want to spend the money” over “Sorry, we won’t spend the money…. But here, enjoy this rococo piece of rushed to market garbage we bought sight unseen at the NAB show after the vendor bought us a fancy lunch and we’re expecting you to deploy in the facility.”

Random stolen transmitter meme related? I forget who I lifted it from but it’s so true


There should be a sound effect for the construction of these awful little “whimsically awful mound of unpleasant rectangles” Gentrifi-Matic mixed use apartment buildings.

The sound effect should be that same one used in anime to suggest that someone is about to have a severe gastrointestinal event. It’s a loud, deep, rather horrifying sort of gurgle Squaararraaraarrrp!!!

This dumpshit is getting out of hand

Three different variants of Chinese fake ULN2803 chips available on Amazon and eBay. No genuine chips are available on either.

Bonus: “18 pin” DIP socket from Chinese mega-dumpshit-flooder uxcell, who deserve their very own angry shitpost. Hey at least they didn’t send me mis-molded automotive trim clips instead of LED mounting bezels OH WAIT THEY DID

I’ve used up all my actually genuine ULN2803s so I don’t have one for comparison, sorry. 🙁

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