July 28, 2014

I have acquired a duck

Not meaning to horn in on Wonderduck's territory, but I now have a rubber duck.

Every year at the Big Airplane company, they have a Safety Fair, where all the employees mill around the various booths scooping up small candies and doo-dads while the folks running the booths hope they wait in line long enough to look at the presentations.  At one booth, they gave away ducks. It was some pointless booth about Diversity, where you stuck a push-pin in your place of origin and they let you reach into a box and pull out a duck. Now if I had gotten the pilot duck, that would have been cool. but instead....

If, before his ill-fated teleportation experience, Seth Brundle had tried the trick with a duck and a soccer ball, this is what he might have gotten.  It's a soccer-ball duck, made of white rubber, with hexagonal lines molded into him, with the occasional black spot. They had printed "777 Diversity" on his chest, but that came off fairly easily. Since two of his black spots were on his eyes, one of my co-workers remarked he looked more like Alice Cooper, but I decided to name him "Soccertes".

The cats seem disinterested in playing with him. They were more interested in the silly reflector disk with the blinking LED in the middle that the HR department was giving out. Kittens these days, all fixated on their high-tech toys.

Ah well, maybe when I finally get that hot tub I've always wanted, he'll take up residence there.

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July 27, 2014


Just out of curiosity, I wonder if any of my readers play around with Airsoft guns.

(Of course, any subset of 0 is still 0, isn't it?)

Quite some time ago, a friend gave me a replica of a Mauser Broomhandle (My online namesake) that was powered by "Green Gas" which I have since learned is unscented propane with silicon oil in it. The price, on the other hand is absurd. Those 1 lb camping cylinders are about a fifth the price or less. And even better, I have an adapter that lets me refill the small cylinders from my large BBQ tank. So, 4 gallons or 16 lbs of barbeque propane is about the same cost as a liter of the unscented stuff.

The trick is getting it into the gun. there are a number of adapters for that purpose available, and I just got a rather good one from Amazon.

(One reason I wanted cheaper gas is the magazine on the gun leaks, and thus the fancy gas goes to waste all the time.)

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July 17, 2014

Free Promo

So just to test out the KDP Select promotional tools, I've set it up so that one can get Kiwi for free on August 1st and 2nd.

Remember, you don't need a Kindle to read eBooks, you can do it on phones, tablets, PC's, whatever. Amazon has free reader programs for them all.

So mark your calendar and go to Kiwi

Or you could go now and spend a buck, I won't mind.

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July 10, 2014

Gokukoku no Brynhildr - Brynhilder in the Darkness - OP

Found a reasonable copy of it (although the audio is a little low) Seems to be really popular for folks to make 10 minute, 1 hour, and 10 hour extended mixes of.

Sure, it's really Epic, but 10 hours? Bet you didn't proof it.

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