custer: (Empire)
The leasing office has wireless, and the circuit breaker room right below it gets 4 bars out of 5. So I can actually do livejournal posting from down here. And anything else that doesn't require a lot of bandwidth.

Usually I use twitter to post as I am frequently too mobile to use a laptop - also a lot of what I find interesting is stuff thats interesting to SEE and twitter posts the picture right from the camera But I can flesh them out and respond to comments here. A lot of people who use Twitter to crosspost to livejournal don't actually look at their livejournals anymore and so don*t see or respond to comments.
custer: (Groove 2)


Today we managed to replace the refrigerator„ repaint the garage door, and convert the home phone system over to google voice, making it completely free from now on.  A lot got done in a single day

 

 


My tweets

Dec. 18th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Default)
  • Mon, 15:01: I was on top of Mount Wilson on Saturday as part of a CGA radio exercise. Interesting watching the big chunks of ice fall off the antennas

My tweets

Dec. 12th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Default)
  • Wed, 10:14: Should be on top of Mount Disappointment on Sunday as part of a coast guard DART exercise. Hope it won't be disappointing.

My tweets

Oct. 31st, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Blake mad)

My tweets

Oct. 30th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (CGA Maritime Net)
  • Mon, 18:54: Two years after I got an SDB coat that fit, I finally got pants for it. Now I have to go get the buttons and sleeve braid.

My tweets

Oct. 28th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Kitten Face)
  • Sun, 10:49: RT @UberFacts: The Vikings would give kittens to newlywed brides as an essential part of a new household.

Termites

Oct. 23rd, 2012 11:46 am
custer: (Custer Assault)
First of all we live in the desert, there is no chance of these things being able to live anywhere other than were I found them.

Somewhere in the past water got under an old handmade bookcase I had in the garage. As I was doing the usual search for Ebay stuff I found I had freed up enough space to unload the thing and finally get rid of it, as it was actually little more than badly constructed plywood.

As I got to the bottom level I discovered that termites had eaten through the wood on one side. I moved the thing to discover a huge thriving colony underneath the bottom which had been in full contact with the floor and essentially had a puddle of termites in it.

Now there was a solid concrete or metal barrier on all sides of this, so I knew it was an isolated colony. But once exposed to sunlight they started scrambling for cover.

Well nothing like spray raid exists in this house for reasons I won't get into. I had to use something else to deal with it immediately - I figured I had less than a minute to stop them from crawling to safety. And what was available to accomplish this?

Mark 1 WD-40 FLAMETHROWER!

I still kept it to short 1 second bursts though. These things incinerated easily.

Would have gone with [livejournal.com profile] martes to the used book store but I figured Ineed to stay hoem and check on the site periodically to make sure there were no survivors or a house fire starting. But I have the WD40 Flamethrower down to an art form. I have used it often in my life. Just a smaller version of the Army model.

I think you can use WD40 as a lubricant too, but I never tried it.

My tweets

Oct. 22nd, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Trash)
  • Mon, 10:21: The simple truth is not all of us become the man we once thought we might be.

My tweets

Oct. 19th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (County Seal)
  • Thu, 20:45: My one pair of 511 tac pants is just about shot. But i wore them every day at work for 4 years. I will be buying another.
  • Thu, 21:38: @w6sd wanted to get on the weekly net but didnt get out of the lobby fast enough. Already over.
  • Thu, 22:22: Ever since i got my winter jacket for this job the nights have been too warm to need it.
  • Thu, 23:54: And so ends my first pay period on the new job.

My tweets

Oct. 18th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Astro Empires Unknown)
  • Wed, 20:10: After 8pm and its still hot and humid in van nuys ca.
  • Wed, 21:04: If i upgrade this phone to an android and get a tablet PC i will be all set in this job.
  • Wed, 21:06: Probably get Roz a better model of kindle first and see what i can do with rhe old one before i splunge on a tablet.
  • Wed, 21:56: Thanks to google voice that anonymous telemarketer now gets the fax machine at work when they call
  • Thu, 03:11: On the wall here: days without an accident - zero.

My tweets

Oct. 17th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Telemarketer)
  • Tue, 21:18: Annonymous caller every hour or so started today. Thank you google voice.
  • Tue, 21:20: Seriously - google voice is great for blocking telemarketers and bill collectors.

My tweets

Oct. 16th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (TC - Phone Listening)
  • Mon, 20:25: Apparently iphone5 delveries began today. Lobby full of people who werent home when ups came.
  • Mon, 22:54: Still dont need a jacket. Warmer than last week.
  • Tue, 01:01: Even at 1AM it is still warm enough not to need a jacket.

My tweets

Oct. 13th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (TC - Irritated)
  • Fri, 22:25: Fridays are very different here. Gates are actually locked and its all quiet
  • Sat, 03:08: Adjusted to the new work schedule. Good thing too as there are 21 months of this ahead of me.

My tweets

Oct. 12th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Blake Smug)
  • Thu, 20:50: I can access the w6sd repeater from work. Will need to determine what else i can hit with low power from here.
  • Thu, 22:57: Finally have myself readjusted to the new schedule. Will look into moving to a 4am to noon schedule though as it would be even better
  • Thu, 23:12: Diesel oil addedd to the smell of the brewery behind this place equls gravy smell somehow.
  • Fri, 00:53: I have no trouble staying awake - but when I am fatigued I am more sensitive to cold. - will need a better jacket soon. Already have ...

My tweets

Oct. 11th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Pirate Flag)
  • Wed, 22:40: Brought my ham radio tonight, but the battery is dead. At least this time i have food.
  • Thu, 00:57: They are moving the trucks around as usual this time . Strong smell of turkey gravy returns.
  • Thu, 11:01: Come to the unfortunate conclusion that all I'm going to be able to do for the next 21 months is work and sleep. everything else is gone.

My tweets

Oct. 10th, 2012 12:00 pm
custer: (Pirate Radio)
  • Tue, 17:42: New entry at LiveJournal: http://t.co/GdhGrit7
  • Wed, 01:37: Forgot my lunch money so I just have coffee all night.
  • Wed, 01:41: Nordhoff exit had a white van that rolled and burned. Serious backup. Had to cheat and use the carpool lane.
  • Wed, 02:20: I dont have any food and there is a strong odor of gravy everywhere.

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