Spinning classics

Behold the Rek-O-Kut turntable, my father’s pride and joy. Special were the days we were allowed to play records on it. Many more were the days we played records without permission. Finally hooked it up to an amp and speakers tonight. My god this is a great turntable. Rock solid performance and completely isolated from…

Toys, glorious toys

After a few years of lurking on the local repeaters when commuting I picked up a little HT this spring. I was motivated to do this after the first major storm of the season had me running from the car to the porch to the basement to the car to the porch…. The only working…


Completely and totally free of any actual context mind you… Overheard in some cube farm on a release day: Our customers may be completely and totally pissed off right now, but at least they’re not pissed off at our team.

My phone comes out of the closet

So I’m sending a SMS text to a friend and I type the word ‘day’. The phone decides to auto-correct that to ‘gay’ for me. And if that weren’t enough it then suggests my next word should be ‘porn’. Is my phone coming on to me?

Hats for bats

This oral history of the 1989 Cleveland Indians [1] is a great writeup. A pennant run for the ages to be sure. [1] http://blogs.thescore.com/mlb/2013/07/10/an-oral-history-of-the-1989-cleveland-indians/

Developer mind

“OH HAI! The process to perform incremental testing is taking several minutes per iteration. This sucks! Automate this!” “Automation totally rocks! The process to perform incremental testing is now only about a minute.” [some period of time lapses] “OH HAI! The process to perform incremental testing is taking a whole minute per iteration. This sucks!…

Where is all the content?

This is not a web page. Once Tim Berners-Lee dies he’ll immediately start rolling in his grave. Also, Jesus wept. Also also, get off my lawn! <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <meta charset=”utf-8″> <meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”IE=edge”> <title>THING CM Fooing</title> <meta name=”description” content=””> <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width”> <link rel=”stylesheet” href=”http://example.com/styles/FooStyleGuide.spacelab.min.css”> <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://example.com//scripts/vendor.js”></script> <script type=”text/javascript”> ‘use strict’; (function…