I’m so exhausted and you can stop blowing shit up now

Achtung!

seriously for the love of eris why can’t there just be a supply chain breakdown affecting only fireworks

Doooooooooooongs
That is all

All it’s missing is lorem ipsum dolor …
This shit is both wonderful and a mystery wrapped in an enigma

That Sony disk recorder will be the subject of a strange post because it’s very strange.

Shitposting to beat the heat

Amazingly not yelling about hvac this time

And it still works after I threw the bodge in it last summer
The password is POOCHOCO

I call the mystery spurs Democracy and Stalin

What did you do Dave
How to activate the LFO on the Tortie Module
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What Cool But Useless thing can I do with these shopping cart handles?
The look I got from one of the station possums a few mornings ago, illustrated on a stock photo
I’m sensing a growing lack of rainbow here, time to remedy that

Shhh, I’m hiding

Apparently.

I haven’t looked at traffic stats on this site for ages, but I have noticed two stupid things: one, Facebook now thinks all links to it are spam (and Fucking Zucc’d everyone who ever posted or shared one, very nice and typical of them) and two, Google page rank is down in the low Fuck This Shit I’m Out tier.

I suspect the loss of Google rank is due to my removing the share buttons that were causing *LOTS* of extraneous scripts to run from Facebook and useless third party cookies to be set by Pinterest and Twitter. I hope turning off the share buttons wasn’t also what caused a lot of innocent Facebook users to potentially get lobbed in Facebook Jail. Then again, what doesn’t, that site is complete trash and has an advertising market which cheerfully allows stuff like this:

Facebook: Because We Care. No wait, we don’t. Huaghgaghgghggghhghllhglfllhlllgg.

Oh, also, enjoy your ransomware campaigns. The only saving grace was that the command and control server didn’t work at the time that the ads went live. You’d think Facebook would have maybe blacklisted fake Clubhouse ads just like they’ve blacklisted, you know, this totally harmless blog…. but of course not. There’s a definite double standard at work and FB Ads will cheerfully take content that’d get a normal user thrown in the Zucc Hole.

But enough about that. Here’s my cat being adorable.

Oh hi there

Mutual boop!!

Choco-Derp

A wonderful “The Emperor’s New Groove” meme that Facezuck banned as spam

I’m sure there’s a way that these are installed to the grounding system normally. This certainly is a way. I’m not sure if it’s a good one, but it’s certainly a way.

pelicans are just entirely illogical
No, it doesn’t work
My advice on how to program one of these drives: ensure that programming one of these drives is a task scheduled for when you’re vacationing entirely off grid in another state
One of these days I’ll figure out how to change the vertical scale on this thing. It’s easy on the FSH3, highly… elusive… on the FSL… Though it will automatically change when you switch to OBW measurement… ??

I dunno… 73 and good night. Just felt like posting nonsense.

Mrrrrrow?

Turbo says hello, why aren’t you already petting me? Heeeey!

Speaking of cats who always want all the love… Here’s Cassie being a happy snuggle bug

BEAN PILLOW

Hmmm. That snööt… I shall be sneaky and…

Aw, she caught me in the act.

Not that she didn’t want to be bööped, though…

What kind of sunflower is this?

On a far different note I got this jacket at a thrift store and it’s the loudest shiniest damn thing ever and I love it

Of cats, sticks, and ignoring instruction manuals

Gingy would like to remind you every time is the right time for petting your feline assistants.

Muddy little face and all
Good meowing! Today’s weather is going to be sunny with chance of bööps.

The cool looking radar is sadly no longer in use. Anyway, as for the title, we’d been having issues with the big transmitter here for months and it just wouldn’t run on all three cabinets. Its intermediate power amp had been giving issues on one cabinet and our other engineers had been over the manual and talking with tech support for months, it just wouldn’t make wattage.

This thing has vacuum tubes AND fecking JAVA. Run. Fast. And far. Run.

Finally the solution was to not trust the manual. It said the arbitrary “IPA Gain” number was supposed to be between 100 and 450. It was set on 100 and that led to only 9 watts drive to the IOT tube — 150 was needed. The solution in the end was … set the gain to about 520 or so. Amusingly, it only raised up from 9 watts once I went past 420.

420 blaze it

One of the other engineers had this Printrbot Simple Metal that he hadn’t gotten working so I took it back to play with it through the boring Thanksgiving morning shift. Despite it being a SOLID chonker, the carriage plate was bent up causing the hotend to hang at a weird angle, and some screws were loose or incorrect, so I fixed that and got it extruding. The only thing I wasn’t able to do which bugs me was to get a bootloader onto the Printrboard in there and load it with a newer version of Marlin supporting mesh bed leveling. This one is old and appears to take no parameters to G29 – it probes only three points. Weird. I couldn’t get Atmel’s FLIP utility to work and had issues with building Marlin for that particular cpu — it seems like you either have to use the toolchain for the Teensyduino++ or use PlatformIO, neither of which wanted to cooperate. Thus, it remains on old firmware.