20151214

Hey, Cheaper than Dirt!

thanks for following. 

how about some Fiocchi 7.62x39 in case lots? 

Or . . . Berdan primers? 


Mechanical aptitude

Mlle Sklodovska inherited one of my older Windows notebooks.  It since had developed a nasty wheeze in the CPU cooling fan.  She was going through a can of computer air per week trying to get some foreign object out of it. 

Then one night, it stopped wheezing entirely.  And started issuing dire warnings that its CPU/graphics/wifi adapter/younameit was overheating. 

Newegg sold me a replacement blower that would arrive in days, not the weeks that eBay's Chinese sellers promised. 

I talked Mlle through taking the old one out and putting the new one in.  Which involved taking off the back, and the keyboard, and the mobo, to get the blower out.  Many, many M1x4mm screws. 

Thank God no soldering.  The ribbon connectors---trackpad to mobo, keyboard to mobo, wifi to keyboard---are surprisingly robust. 

Yes, this is a rewrite of the G4 repair saga

Mlle also knows how to weld with wirefeed and regular stick.  And her coaches at youth smallbore are coaching her to move on to highpower.  She wants a shooting coat for Christmas. 

Pinned

Air Force Embroidered Chevron: Senior Master Sergeant - large ABU

Sainted wife and Frankenson---now a goateed six-footer---pinned these on me.  

20150315

It's not me you have to worry about, updated extensively

I have now packed heat lawfully in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Wyoming, New Mexico, South Dakota, Kentucky, South Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Missouri, Nebraska, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas, and Utah.

No lives were lost.

The way things are looking, I will pack heat lawfully in Nyawk and Cahlifawnia before I become a grandfather. 

Note that there are slackers:  I'm talking about you, Nevada.  And West Virginia. 

20150220

fodmaps and QR codes

Another wish for the wish list: an Android app that looks up the ingredients of a food by QR codes and rates it for FODMAPs.

20140915

a difficult mother to tie




Prusik loops formed from .065" string trimmer line. For use as tandem belay on a hauling system based on .105" trimmer line. The 105 is powerful s#17, it broke a rope cleat today.

Tieing these little buggers was a trial. Next time, I soak the line in water a day or more before knotting.

20140909

Lautenberg violation for her too

So an ubicam in the elevator may have captured for Eternity that Ray Rice's at-the-time fiancee spit on Ray.  Then he decked her with that left hook that even NPR's metrosexual sports commentators commentated.  Sometime after that, they wed.   

Question no one is asking:  Will Mr Rice receive the coveted domestic violence misdemeanor conviction that Frank Lautenberg says disqualifies him permanently from firearm ownership? 

Question that I am asking:  does Lanay spitting on Ray constitute an act of domestic violence as well, rising to Lautenberg Amendment violation?  

No, the question I'm really asking is:  has a man been Lautenberged by a DV conviction, given for the act of spitting on his domestic partner?  Yeah, that's it.  


and that's when Jack said, "That's right! There ain't no frickin' french fries, just like I've been trying to tell ya!"

Visited a Jack in the box™ today and was invited to take their survey. 


Had I known that they were running a special on a salted caramel shake, I might have dropped the burger and gotten that instead. 

20140315

Excellent steaks in Hudson, Wyoming