Ah… The good ol’ Ryko NerveWracker

I hate the Ryko Thrust Pro dryer with a passion that burns like a thousand fiery suns. The usual issue I have with them is that a windshield wiper will get lifted off the glass just in time to go up the air channels and get lodged there and smashed to oblivion, either by the car’s movement or even the pneumatic system retracting the ‘follower’. It was not the best designed car wash dryer ever, okay?

That not exactly Solo Jazz swoosh pattern, though… The same cover plate was used in the US2001 overhead wash.

l o n g b o i

Well that answers my question I never exactly asked as to how Myat line sections come packed. Anyone want some firewood?

The pictures I took of the inside failed to save somehow… The section was supported down the length of the crate by 2×4 braces and foam in place packages.

Oops

At the entrance gate to one of my mountaintop sites I came across a pickup truck idling right before the gate with all the lights off. I got out next to it to unlock the gate and the truck kinda rustled a moment then the dome light eventually came on revealing a guy and a lady having hastily covered themselves up—-

Ooooooops, we have just experienced broadcast engineer induced coitus interruptus.

I managed to avoid laughing until I was well out of sight.

Come on man, there’s a much more secluded road you could have turned off on like 1/8 mile earlier.

Vote of no confidence

If you told me years ago that we’d have concentration camps on US soil with a president who seeks to indefinitely lock people up there with no due process, government attacks on media, a carefully orchestrated effort to collapse the heavily global trade based US economy in very rapid order, the repeal of protections for workers and child labor laws, the rigging of the US Supreme Court to rapidly overturn landmark decisions made in favor of civil rights, and the existence of those fucking weird light bulbs with a bi-pin bayonet base for things other than automotive brake lights/turn signals, I would have called you bubble-brained nuts and walked away.

Welp.

Fox News, you went full incel. You never go full incel.

Fnord

So as I’m trying to take a peaceful little break over coffee, Fox News blares on a television.

The current round of commentators seem to be outright sick of Trump and GOP policy, however, they’re spending their time on camera there on intense denial of misogyny in public policy and society, and sneering over efforts to change this. They’re also denying racism and claiming that immigration policy is in no way discriminatory against certain cultures, only against “security risks”…..

Boy, you morons sure sound like incels that got thrown on a cable network.

Ask YOUR local cable company for the Incel News Network! All toxic hate, all the time.

bUt wE’re ProFEssIonAls nOt YOu

Local HVAC service contractor: “Oh, yeah, we know what’s going on, your condenser coils are just dirty.”

Technician shows up and sprays the coils then promptly leaves.

Air conditioning continues to not work. Vital equipment starts to warn of impending thermal shutdown.

I go out and take a look at the condenser for literally four seconds.

ICE ICE BABY

how. HOW DID YOU MISS THIS???!!! Were you too busy trying to capture our ample local supply of rock and bug type Pokemon or something and never bothered to look at ANYTHING???

Pissing the night away—-

This is as obvious as the nose on your face. Damn thing’s iced over. That’s why we had no cooling. I set the unit to fan only and the amount of water that came flying out the condensate pipe was stunning.

Also, when the other tech came out to actually check everything, I got horribly, seriously confused by his gauges.

 

The original electronic social network

Old Western Electric “Long Lines” microwave rack

With regard to recent news from the telecom field….

Y’all need some ham radio in your lives if you want to be able to ensure communications in the future.*

The American Radio Relay League has a guide to how to get your Technician class (entry level ) license. No, you do not have to know Morse Code, though you may use it on the airwaves if you do!

That being said, for local communications via radio, ham radio isn’t a necessity – other services such as MURS, CB, and FRS work for some distance. They’re all good to have around in general – it can be a refreshingly simple way of talking to someone else in the neighborhood.

* I’m sorry to use such nonsense sensational language, but I think it’s true at this point – the US is about thiiiiis close to having Ma Bell reformed via a few rapid fire corporate buyouts and mergers that will be rubber-stamp approved by federal agencies and make access to electronic communication highly selective, expensive, and genuinely impossible in some communities, and the net neutrality rules that would have forbidden them from deciding to filter out communications that were not in compliance with their business plans and offerings are gone.

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