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Yard Sale Items

A few interesting items we rand across recently at some local yard sale items.

Internet Of Things, Banking Division

We were sitting in the Credit Union and, as usual, I scouted out the WiFi situation:

Huh. Not what you’d expect to find in a bank lobby. 54 more words


Vacuum Tube LEDs: Miniature 7-pin Tubes With a Bottom Shield

Apart from the Bakelite bases on octal tubes, I figured there should be no problem shining a light up through the glass envelope. Come to find out that some of the tubes with Miniature 7 bases have an electrostatic shield (?) across the bottom that pretty well blocks the light. 125 more words

Machine Shop

From the oddities collection...

“Aaah- now. This little fella I picked up quite a while back now. He gives me comfort on cold lonely nights in the Tardis.” – The Doc

Doctor Who

On The Mountain of God

I remember rounding that bend and it coming into view, as plain as day. It wasn’t like any normal geological feature. By seeming to fuse beautifully with the ground beneath them, most uplands rise and fold and generally harmonise with the physique of the surrounding landscape. 1,307 more words


Like the Rudolf pimple that appears on my nose apex
Or the birthmark near my shoulder joint

Or perhaps it is found in poems, like a how a break-up… 208 more words