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Friday Funnies: Stubbornness

No we wont

Sounds like a Monty Python response.

Friday Funnies: Ingredients of the Universe

On the radio, somewhere today…

Friday funnies:

From xkcd

Friday Funnies, Part something

Hey! Finals are over and I did pretty dern good. I’ll get my GPA sometime next week. Anyway, as a nod to my English 227 (Technical Writing) professor, this appears to the the state of things for those that did not take the class:

Friday Funnies, Part VII

The Electromagnetic Spectrum, and other things:


Friday funnies, Part V

More from xkcd:

Hint: 192.168 is an internal IP address and is not allowed on the public network, e.g.: It was an inside job.

Post Hysterical Response Diagram

I found this little item during my Sunday morning blog reading:

Post Hysterical Response Diagram

Post Hysterical Response Diagram

I found it rather amusing and made a few label modifications to make it radio appropriate:

Post Hysterical Response Diagram, Broadcasting

Post Hysterical Response Diagram, Broadcasting

H/T Cdr Salamander

Friday Funnies, part quarte



Look at my wonderful tubes!

I found this promotional picture in an old NAB conference technical papers book dating to 1969:

RCA TT-30FL promotional picture

RCA TT-30FL promotional picture

So here we see an obviously qualified and appropriately dressed technician gesturing to all the components she is about to install in the transmitter behind her. I wish I worked there.  No, wait, I wish I had that transmitter and perhaps this fetching young woman would come and work at my station.  Well, hell, I don’t need a TV transmitter, just the woman.


I wonder how many of these rigs RCA sold before the broadcast division went out of business.

By way of reference, the RCA TT-30FL is a VHF television transmitter, 30 KW peak visual power, 7.5 KW peak audio power, air cooled.

The Rabbit Hole

The internet is a wonderful technical achievement. It has truly changed the course of human history in ways incalculable. The amount of information available to anyone with access is simply astounding.  Then there is this:



I am supposed to be doing research for my technical writing class, but I keep getting sucked back in. Some of these are quite funny:



GAH! Someday, if I could figure out how to get that cloaking device to work, I would like to seek into all those conference rooms and replace the standard issue motivational poster with this one:

Standard issue demotivator

Standard issue demotivator

And the minutes still tick by, with my paper undone.  These are from,



The professor is going to have my butt.

It has been relatively light blogging these last few weeks, for several reasons; some of them obvious, some of them not so much.


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