Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

a video

To compare quality. You can also see this video on my facebook page.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Gotta get some:

Telephone Spade Lugs (24-Pack)

Model: 64-3070 | Catalog #: 64-3070

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2.379 per

Monday, July 20, 2009

Had to reset the photo send quality on the new hadware here

One more time.

Weights and measures was testing pumps at SA today. First time I had ever seen that. Looked like tried and and true low tech methods of filling a known capacity container.

2057 local

Tee took this one

Glasses arrived/

Glasses arrived today from

VERY nice. For $30 shipped, you will not get a better pair of glasses.

More later, but I'm very happy and will order a couple of more pairs in
some different frames.

they smashed the wienermobile into a building.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Motorola boy

Using the FT 470 today

The one i bought from Mike 15 years ago

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009




Sa 66th

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12th release

We were in st. peter and I forgot to go to Fun Days in N. Kato on saturday.
Well, I actually didn't know it was going on till today.

Closed circuit info on netbooks:

1. Get at least a 6 cell battery.
2. Make sure the RAM can go to at least 2GB.
3. Get 92% or bigger keyboard
4. Don't get 8 or 9 inch screen...too small. 10" is OK.
5. Might want to make sure it has a SVGA monitor jack so you can have an
external monitor
6. Might want to have an ethernet jack for home use (plugged in to network).

My Acer Aspire One works great and I have no complaints at all.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009


I'm convinced there are people who just get no better satisfaction from life than giving others negative feedback. I think that would be stating the obvious, but it's so TRUE on ebay.

Rather than try to work it out with the seller, they'd rather just bad mouth them.

I've never sold anything on ebay. So I'm not saying this from experience, but I just did a transaction with a seller who had some negative feedback and the transaction was my BEST EVER. Fast, accurate and friendly...and this on a $9 item. So how they ever got negative feedback is hard to say. It's sad (but kinda fun) to read the negative feedbacks. Usually it can be easily determined that posters are not TOO intelligent. I'm sure they are also looking for someone to blame everything on.

I've only had one experience on ebay that was so-so. A laptop battery....
They replaced it for me a couple of times, but I should have just tried for a refund.
It was a new battery, but was a piece of junk (the charging circuitry in it). They all behaved the same...OK if you didn't let them get too dead, but would NOT charge if they went too low.
I put the cells from the NEW pack in my old battery and that was the resolution.

Some of the Chinese knockoff laptop batteries are just not well made.
Some are OK. Depends on how complicated the guts are, I suppose.

bp OUT.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

He found orange flowers

He got an ORANGE icee at the parade.

And he discovered that he loves taffy.

He was pretty overwhelmed by the whole parade thing. People accosting him with candy, clowns, horses, noisy vehicles, kids yelling, dad yelling, you know...that sort of thing.


Monday, July 06, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

another launcher complete

We took Cuz R's idea and made a "launcher" with a 1" barrel. Works great!

Eli did the whole thing, except for cutting the PVC pipe on the table saw.

Looking forward to the glue curing so he can put more than about 20 PSI in it.

Sleepy boy

Last night he fell asleep like this in the kitchen.