Author Archives: heavymod

It’s never our fault: GoDaddy again

I’m having terrible speeds connecting to my FTP server which I host with GoDaddy. Call tech support, we do a traceroute. They blame COX, my ISP. Tracing route to ip-107-180-12-113.ip.secureserver.net [107.180.12.113] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1    <1 ms    … Continue reading

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Healthnet – “we can’t give you that information”

The last few years, I’ve become more involved in how my health insurance works. Before – I’d just go to a doctor – pay what wasn’t covered and move on with my life. But due to changes in my life, … Continue reading

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RE256 Part II: The Searching Continues

Continued from Part 1 SCANLINES Modern monitors have a much higher refresh rate than in the old days, by a factor of 10. What I needed was something that could handle 15hz ( or so – I didn’t know the … Continue reading

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Radiometer Electronics / RE: Technology / Confusing Dutch Company / Distortion Analyzer

This happened like a year ago, but I’m trying to get through my long ass list of projects. Most of them are small and trivial, and I hesitate to even post them here. Wow, you cut a cord, flipped the … Continue reading

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Freedom Ain’t Free

  Our liberty and freedoms are practical, if not easy. We don’t always get what we want. We have to share a country with people who are different from ourselves in a million different ways. We share a country with … Continue reading

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Democrats for Donald Trump. How to worship our new King.

Watching the transition process has gotten me thinking about what is motivating Trump. Fame, perhaps and always money. Personally I believe he will struggle with the negative attention he will receive as president. He truly does lack the temperament for … Continue reading

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Why is the next button on the left? “CANCEL/BACK/OK. ” “CANCEL/OK” vs “OK/CANCEL”

Why the ever-living fuck isn’t the NEXT > Button on the right? We read from left to right. So the concept of motion is left to right.. so why does choosing the rightmost button take you backwards?! This metaphor of … Continue reading

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2016 Election: Disappointment

I’m not sure where to start – we lost the election. I don’t understand the sense of betrayal and alienation that I feel today. It feels as if 8 years of work has been undone, as if America chose their … Continue reading

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Windows won’t let you set your active hours to the evening…

Bah – they won’t let me set my active hours if they roll over midnight. Pretty fucking stupid.

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BATTLE: KEF 105.4 SPEAKER GRILL! P1: PROTOTYPE

I’ve been looking for a set of 105.4 Grills for a while, but haven’t been able to find any. Due to recent family changes, having grills have gone from “nice to have” to “yeah let’s get that done”. I already … Continue reading

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