Author: heavymod

Microsoft, Make it Wild. I need it in the *

Dear Microsoft, 20 years. 20 years is a long time. It’s as if our kid went to college and we still haven’t gotten divorced. So that has to count for something, right? I mean I sold off my Apple stock in the late 90s for you. It’s been 20...

Cyndi Lauper’s “Time after Time” is about Time Travel

I’m on the 40th or 50ths loop of Cyndi Lauper’s seminal 80s hit, Time after Time, when the tears start. Maybe it’s because it is Sunday night, or that my meds are off, or that it is winter and the short days aren’t good for me. But it feels...

Miele Wand Clog Update 2021

I had written years ago about my problem with the Miele SET220. Well, Miele got in touch and replaced the wand for free. Top notch customer support. My vacuum wand was missing a critical piece that covered up the cable. Having this cable exposed is what turned the wand...

Fuck you Starbucks

Can’t I enjoy anything without someone mining it, and trying to sell it back to me? My nostaligic past-that-never-was is my happy place you fucks. There isn’t any goddamn starbucks there. And if there were, you would be the goddamn soulless corporation selling a hollow identity in a dying...

Microscope. 2 steps forward, 1 step.. uh sideways?

Pretty excited to get the next step of my microscope project. Don’t remember if I did a write up for it yet, but basically I want to be able to look at the tips of record needles to see if they are damaged or not. I cheaply acquired a...

Faux aging wood with vinegar/steel wool is super unpredictable

Really frustrated how different the color on these is coming out. I wanted something deep and grey/black as shown on the bottom pieces. However the two longer beams just turn really red. I even re-created my formula to have less “rust” color , and without the Tea I normally...

BATTLE: RECONE

BATTLE: RECONE BABY ADVENTS Time spent: 1 hour +10 Functionality: +10 Quality of repair: +10 Unique Challenges: Cat pissing on speaker grill while speaker was stacked out side. Grills discarded.  -10 TOTAL SCORE: Serene  ...

Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 3

Cont from Fairchild 440 Turntable Part 1 & 2 / 3 So I was left with a few problems that need fixing. Tonearm rewire Get new bearing ( 3/8 inch … NOT 1/4 ) Adjust height of TT Platter Motor not spinning up quickly I wish I had video’d...