Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Life Changing

If you only watch one ham radio related video this year... make it this one:

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Right Stuff

I recently finished Scott Kelly's Endurance. He credits Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff as being his inspiration for becoming an astronaut. I've seem the movie, but not read the book - so it's on my liast. You can get the Kindle version of The Right Stuff for $5 today.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Insert shocked face that anything like this could happen.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Terror

So I'm not really sure how I started watching "The Terror" on AMC, but I was quickly hooked. I eventually realized that show was based on the book of the same name by Dan Simmons. I'd read all his Hyperion Cantos series.

The book is about an actual 1845 English expedition to find the Northwest Passage, but the story has been fictionalized and includes a strong mystical element. To borrow a quote from Armageddon, the arctic north is "the scariest environment imaginable."

I can't even begin to understand what would make men want to undertake this venture given the technology and resources of that day.

It's a long read, but definitely worth it ($8.99 Kindle Book).

(And the TV series is worth watching, too. You'll probably recognize at least a couple of the actors.)

Monday, August 13, 2018

C64 Mini

I need a miniature version of the Commodore 64 like I need a whole in the head. I still want one. A friend of mine had a VIC-20 when we were growing up.

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Web Redesign Promotions

They've announced several deals, but I've been too covered up to post about them...

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Alexa Controlled Microwave

I think I'd really rather have the voice-control built in to the microwave - requiring proximity - instead of being able to yell at an Echo have it issue commands via the cloud. But if you want an Alexa Controlled Microwave you can order it from Amazon for $155 - which includes an Echo Dot.