Month: December 2019

Computers and shag carpeting do not mix

I have been having a problem with my PC randomly freezing up, at the most inconvenient times. Then I have to shut off the power supply, go get a snack, and then return to boot everything back up. For a time I thought it was the Y2K bug, but...

DO YOUR JOB LARRY

Eileen had to reach over and push the ONE BUTTON that Larry was supposed to keep an eye on, instead of reading Field & Stream, or Penthouse Letters, or whatever he is so engrossed in. I saw this on Pinterest and the look on Eileen’s face just kills me....

Does anybody really know what time it is?

I really like this sort of lazy clock I got for Christmas. It displays the time in sentence form, changing to catch up every five minutes. That’s close enough for a retired guy. Now if I can just figure out a good way to conceal the cord....

What I sez

“What I sez it, don’t put up your umbrella ’til it rains!”. I think they mean, lighten up. There seems to be a whole series of these lazy “What I sez” postcards, and none of them are particularly sage....

It was fun a quarter century ago. Outdated software galore

I was looking for a certain CD but got sidetracked looking at my old games; Simcopter, Simtower, add-ons galore for “The sims”… I guess I was into simulations back then. There are pinball games, a PONG reboot… And this treasure; The Superhero League of Hoboken. Our windows 10 computer...

Uber, The Christmas Donkey

I don’t know why this lady’s donkey doesn’t want to go to Reno with her. He has been in a funk since “Hee Haw” got canceled....

How to Marl your boro

I bought something from someone in the Netherlands, and they helpfully included this instruction manual. Apparently the process of opening a pack of cigs has a learning curve? You will probably find that it does not “taste good like a cigarette should”… rather “It tastes bad, like the one...

What would TSA think of this portable Zenith?

This portable (luggable?) Zenith radio featured a proprietary antenna that flipped out from the radio to pull in stronger or more distant am radio signals. When stowed, it looked like a small, elegant suitcase. I have a https://neverjethot.com/blog/2019/02/25/happy-to-be-playing-again/ Zenith Transoceanic, which pulls in shortwave bands as well. It has...