E-013- Corrupted Save

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in KSP | Comments Off

So I had one of those things happen that everyone knows can happen but doesn’t expect and all too often does not prepare for.

Fortunately, I’m in the habit of making backups of my gamesaves.

Big Help Irving

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted in nutjob hills | Comments Off

Recently (as in for the last six months or more) I’ve been having problems with the external speakers I use on my laptop. I use them because the built in speakers and associated sound system are a complete joke. Even at max volume I can barely hear anything through them.

The external speakers I use are old. I’ve had them for over ten years and they were bought second hand so I have zero idea how old they really are.

These days it’s common for me to have to futz around with the positioning of the wires to get any sound to come out of them at all. Sometimes the only fix is to literally hit the one that the power line goes into as hard as I can repeatedly.

Needless to say this is really getting old. I can’t just run out and buy new ones because “spare” money is never a thing in my house. I need every cent for bills.

So along comes Irving with a “solution”. He sends me an email with a link to http://www.guitarcenter.com/Neumann-TLM-107-Condenser-Microphone-109987404-i3554043.gc that he says will solve all my problems. All I have to do is let him hook it up backwards.

So I looked at it. It’s a microphone. Somebody please tell me why in God’s creation I would use a microphone as a speaker. Yeah, I know that they both work essentially the same way, converting electrical signals to or from sound but really… does anybody actually do this?

Somehow I doubt it.

Thanks Irving. That was a big help there.

NOT.

E-012- Replacement Lander

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in KSP | Comments Off

So the lander Bill used at Duna had a few little problems. Time to design a new lander to solve those problems and maybe even bring him home.

E-011- One Man Ship To Duna

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in KSP | Comments Off

Bill is on his way to Duna in a ship that I didn’t really expect to be able to get there.

Bad Geography Makes Dumb Rumor

September 24th, 2014 | Posted in nutjob hills | Comments Off

The thing about rumormongers is that they’re so insistent on getting people to believe their rumors yet at the same time they pay no attention to details that frankly make it very hard for anyone who has graduated elementary school to believe.

For example a recent rumor claimed that Bob was taking a trip to burlington north carolina to negotiate his purchase of the famed burlington coat factory. Unfortunately while there actually is a burlington north carolina, the company in question is located in Burlington Township, New Jersey, NOT north carolina.

When you can’t get basic facts like that straight how can you expect anyone to believe your latest batch of rumors?