Am I asking too much??

Sometimes I like having advance notice if I’m about to get several hellish marathon workdays in a row. You know, more than 8 hours ahead of time is nice.

But that’s not how it works when dealing with crazy shit up a mountain.

Image only abstractly related.

How to stir the pot with bad statistics

This one TV station keeps posting news stories about InSANeLy HiGh gAs PriCeS!!!LOL to Facebook and it stirs people up.

Each time they’re going on about $5+ gas.

Each time, they are using a Chevron station somewhere as an example, and I’m guessing they’re using one near the rental car return at LAX.

You know…. That One Station That’s Always A Couple Dollars High.

Here’s an example from the comments:

It is also worth noting that Chevron is usually more expensive than other brands.

Yeah, uh….

No

Catposting loudly

Please note, and be entirely unsurprised by, the fact that the yellow and red thing at right is an enormous Pikachu

sneaky girl who cannot be found

Six months ago, we adopted Cassie and those have been six incredibly happy months filled with lots of purrs, kitty cuddles, and general cuteness.

Oh, and tortie toes.

The Forbidden Object

I’ve been at odds for over a week with a small plastic object that apparently has, encoded in its folds, some devilish conflict with the laws of physics and sacred geometry of the universe

that

makes

it

ENTIRELY

unprintable.

It’s not even that tricky, it’sjust a little box for an r/c receiver, but so far I’ve tried it on two different printers and every time it just curls into a ball of fail.

First layer on blue tape… OK! Looking good, this one’s gonna be perfect aaand

Blaaaarrrggghhh

Ok fine let’s try with the bed hotter, looking good so far, hey wait STEPPER DRIVER ERROR JET PIPE OVERHEAT DUMPING CORE

one cooling duct and blower for the Trigorilla board later

What the deuce? Now the skirt lifts and I get all sorts of unhappy noises from the extruder??

It was about at this point that I grabbed the top of the effector and shook it very gently and it rocked about like a pendulum. I looked and saw that all three linear guides on the towers were not moving, so I grabbed my hex keys and started going around to all the bolts. I found a couple loose by about a whole turn. Now there’s a peculiar offset so I ran the DELTA_CALIBRATE again…

Will I ever get the FORBIDDEN CURSED OBJECT to print? Stay tuned for either a post of blissful success or me giving up and printing it ass over teakettle on breakaway supports.

Welcome to Derpville Laundromat

Hello! Thanks for using our facilities. Below is a list of guidelines that are not written rules, but everyone seems to follow them, so maybe you should too.

  • ALWAYS block in other customers in the parking lot upon arriving.
  • Please come in with all of your screeching, running, demonic little hell spawn crotch droppings in tow, and leave them unsupervised at all times.
  • Immediately dash towards the largest washing machines we have available with your load of laundry, push any other customers out of your way, toss it in, then stand around blocking the aisle for a few minutes before promptly leaving for half an hour without starting the washer.
  • When you do finally return, hopefully after letting your children pull open dryer doors everywhere to interrupt everyone’s loads drying and jabbing at the temperature buttons on every washer and dryer to cause damage to delicate clothes or leave them uselessly tumbling sopping wet, please place either no detergent at all or half a box worth in the machine.
  • Once your laundry is washed, please leave it sitting in the machine a few hours then come back.
  • Always be sure to leave about a dozen roofing nails in the pockets on your clothes to ensure that they fall out and turn the steel basket on our washers and dryers into a godawful cheese grater from hell.
  • Feel free to wash a blue tarp covered in dried blood of mysterious origin.
  • Always blast terrible SoundCloud rap from your five gallon Bluetooth speaker.
  • Please ensure you allow WordPress to break your so elegantly witty shitpost with the <ul> tag screwing up the editor.

This is based on observations from using laundromats in a few different places, but mostly Hallandale. Good old Hallandale. Wasting away in good old Hallandale….

Panderphonics

Today I had to fix an issue in the studio of our uhhh… 18-30 oriented CHR Bullshittin’ With Bieber station and I heard a newer single from The Chainsmokers play that had the exact same synth loop as “Older”. Now That’s What I Call Bullshit!

#Shitposting

Welp now I’m in an angry shitposting mood.

Since the early 2000s I’ve noticed a trend in how music is commercially promoted and pushed for radio airplay. Payola has always been a big thing that’s rubbed endless shitty music in our faces, but this is different…. It’s almost like the industry got too complacent to give a shit.

Now, how do you get your music promoted? Just sound like someone else who’s been heavily marketed to where they earned, or more like, bought, high positions on the charts.

Back in the 90s there was some of this going on too, but it was “hey we have this amazing vocalist and that kind of talent is hot now…”

But alas, everything now is in a colossal backslide following a big stagnation a few years ago. Remember when Ariana Grande was given the Grammy for best rock artist because there were no active rock bands with any material being released?

Five Finger Death Punch is charting for sounding like fucking Nickelback.

These artists on the Billboard chart all just sound like lousy drunken dumpster fires.

I’d rather listen to the cooling fans on the Nautel transmitters than anything on this chart.

This is why I’ll never make it on the programming side of commercial radio (is that where the actual money is??).

Oh hell don’t even get me started on “yeah uh we have this mediocre ass single that we sent back to be remastered featuring 15 seconds of vocals from this shitty famous person, FIVE PLAYS PEE HOUR PLEASE”