Sunday, 26th June 2016
|00:49 - what do you do . . .|
. . . when someone gives you a motorcycle that's been sitting under a tree for twenty-odd years?
well, if you're me (which of course I am), you rebuild the carb, air up the tubes, shake up some premix, & ride it. total investment so far: about 70 bucks. one tube was just shot, the clutch cable was completely seized up, & I got some marine vinyl to cover the seat foam.
not worth getting all the street equipment back on it, so now I'm looking for something else to get some highway experience before I take the practical.
I wonder if Ron still has that 650 . . ..
Monday, 24th August 2015
several hundred feet of 18-gauge, stranded-copper, foiled, twisted-pair cable. a car with bad speakers. several cars with good speakers.
Sunday, 9th August 2015
a wasp crawled around on my hand for several minutes, looking ever more frantic & confused until it finally flew away.
music: Daughtry - “Maybe We're Already Gone”
Saturday, 22nd November 2014
|01:41 - also: yay respiratory infections.|
last month I was so busy that I ended up sleeping in parking lots several times, worked 6.5 hours into double time one day, wrecked my
new car, and got another raise. this month? nada.
I like the industry but I have got to find a better company.
music: Boyce Avenue - “Broken Angel”
Saturday, 21st June 2014
I suppose it indicates some sort of healing, but I'd really prefer to still have no strength rather than setting my arm on fire approximately every time I use my strong hand for anything.
music: Bad Religion - “Skyscraper”
Wednesday, 19th February 2014
logical comparisons of OpenGL vectors. why am I doing this?
mood: kill me
music: Hollywood Undead - “Black dahlia (Live)”
and let's see if this thing works....
music: Pink Floyd - “Childhood's End”
Saturday, 1st February 2014
my parents both remember playing with mercury as children. this explains so much.
music: Joss Stone - “Somehow”
Sunday, 22nd December 2013
somehow my phone managed to convince itself that a full charge was ~58%. thankfully a reboot fixed that but, I mean, what?
also 4.3 is pretty nice. rather surprising that they bothered to release it for my phone at all, let alone so quickly, given that a) the GS3 is old news and b) T-Mobile phones have historically been near the end of the list, priority-wise. I hope this indicates a new trend, but I won't bet on it.
also I rearranged my desktop for the first time in quite a while. not entirely sure I like it yet, but it's a bit more
logical. I think setting my side displays in portrait would work a lot better, but I'm not ready to go that far. I despised that little
step that would catch the cursor every time I moved it across display boundaries....
music: Boyce Avenue - “Radioactive”
Thursday, 12th December 2013
|04:32 - I just tried triple-Eyefinity (5760x1080) in WoW.|
first I had to change from my Windows "extended desktop" to an "Eyefinity group", which was a bit of mixed bag. creating the group was incredibly simple and worked right off. toggling the option to put the Taskbar on only one screen worked partially: I could shove the Taskbar off to the left as I prefer but the space remained reserved on my other screens, preventing me from sizing windows or placing icons there. not stellar, but potentially livable.
then I had to switch WoW back to DirectX 9 from DirectX 11, which immediately told me I'd be taking a massive performance hit. finally I logged in and discovered that the side displays have a sickening fisheye-type distortion that is apparently intentional and can't be disabled.
music: Seikou Nagaoka - “El-Hazard Opening Theme”