Yeah about that

Pay no attention the fact that this STL transmitter antenna installation looks like something generated by Shiv Integer ….

Not seen here– there’s a second pole with one more on it…. And no means of preventing the pole from turning….

Then at the other end, months ago, the vertical and horizontal got mixed up… Surprise, after fixing that, some meters now move farther to the right…

You poor STL, show us on this Smith chart where the confused engineers hurt you….

It’s happy again

The Shittening is over!!!

Turns out, well, it was my own damn fault – I had phpmyadmin installed, forgot all about it, and the Chinese spambots were just hammering on that until they got in.

Meanwhile, the city of Redding got hammered by a foot of snow and couldn’t deal. I’d rather take the SQL cleanup over that.

Cleanup done…

Although, the site looks kinda crunchy now. All content should be there and the Javascript links that were inserted to redirect viewers to some credit card spam site now aim at a big fat 404 from http://aktiv-schaum.kg4cyx.net (harmless but, it’ll need a proper cleanup later). I didn’t have the courage to try to use the SQL replace statement to nuke the entire <script>…. string… so I just borked its URL.

Wüf!

Just a quick note: this server is once again a Dogecoin node. Much blockchain. So decentralized. Wow.

You may manually add it from the Dogecoin client’s console if you’re experiencing slow sync– it should be FAST.

Please note there is no wallet stored on this server, so there’s no buried treasure within. 😉

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Les Schwab Tires is a pretty great company, they do free repairs… apparently, even if you didn’t buy your tires there. They’ve fixed a couple of flats for me but their techs keep looking at my tires and asking what the spoony heck I’m doing to them?!

Note the chunks of rubber missing. There’s also a weird scrub texture that’s visible when the tire is clean (when does this even happen aside from 30 seconds after exiting the car wash?)

You can see the wear indicator bars at right. Amazingly this tire has survived to almost its end of normal life.

A fresh new scrub mark. The camera decided to white balance on the very red dust.

So to answer the question of what I’m doing to them, enjoy this shitty moonscape.

This was always a rocky mess, but in places it got worse as the Carr fire passing over shattered some of the rock and made it even more jagged and fugly.

Here’s one of the worst burned areas on the approach to the summit. Whereas some green foliage is appearing in less damaged areas, this remains totally dead. It’ll be interesting to see what pops up again here in the fall when the first rains come down (and how much of this area suffers landslides).