Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I just spent the morning snarling at someone I treasure as a friend.
I love him dearly, but deplore his political choices.
It's got to the point where we're both saying to each other.
"I can't believe you are so stupid as to believe in the -party-.
You're so intelligent otherwise."
I decided to spend the rest of the day studying Morse code, and improve my 'fist'.
I have over a dozen keys, close to two dozen if you count the cheesy radio shack electronic kit keys. I couldn't find any of them. After a couple of hours I throw up my hands, and go to the junk pile. After a third hour of messing around, I have a 1x4 with screws, springs, a brass drawer knob that when I press against the pressure of pen springs, I make a nice contact that sounds like a credible 'dit or dah' on my code oscillator.
I then go to get a permanent cord to attach to my newly made key.
I open the old breadbox that contains most of my 1/4 plug equipped cords.
You can see this punchline coming like a bulldozer.
There inside the cabinet, is a line of THREE keys, good middle of the road keys.
Staring at me.
If that doesn't call for a double Bushmills, I don't know what does!
To be honest about doing my gig, I'll tap out "Bushmills triple distilled" on my new oscillator set up.
Posted by John B at 4:41 PM
Monday, April 25, 2011
The people who most believe that war is necessary, will never be involved in fighting it!
Posted by John B at 3:13 AM
Has it occurred to you that since the beginning of Dubya's term in office, you've all been acting like a bunch of four year olds told to eat your vegetables.
Posted by John B at 2:38 AM
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Posted by John B at 1:24 AM
Friday, April 22, 2011
I got a call from a pal in the ATF.
Posted by John B at 10:34 PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I have become a man quite different than the man envisualized by my 20-something year old self. If you had told him, I'd enjoy a cigar and brandy, he'd have been mildly surprised.
Posted by John B at 6:16 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I got a slew of tattoo inks from a friend who couldn't pay his debts any other way!
Posted by John B at 9:21 AM
Monday, April 18, 2011
Every highly social event I have been a leading part of, has gone down in flames.
Posted by John B at 5:24 AM
this seems to be a stumbling block to most radio builders. Before I realized there were coils everywhere begging to be used, I used to use the copper wire for winding coils, and spend bucks on coil forms.
Posted by John B at 3:42 AM
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I went and grabbed a wire harness from an old Kenmore Washer!
Posted by John B at 9:51 PM
Friday, April 15, 2011
Posted by John B at 10:12 AM
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A friend asked me to register and post on The High Road. She wanted to know what I wanted in the firearms world. Aside from the CZ 550 rifle in .505 Gibbs caliber, I have no desires.
Posted by John B at 9:08 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Heathkit. This one hurts with a sharp pang. In the 60's, 70's, 80's, there was a company out there, with a very slick catalog, that could address anyones creative urges.
Posted by John B at 10:36 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Posted by John B at 2:29 AM