Barron "Towers"

Just a few pix once in a while.
Found my brother’s college graduation photo on ancestry .com tonight. I miss him….

Found my brother’s college graduation photo on ancestry .com tonight. I miss him….

The APRS setup with the old FT8000 didn’t work at the NWS office…. as it quit beaconing twice after the system was rebooted. Could be the interface cable, could be the software. Sigh… More work needed.

The APRS setup with the old FT8000 didn’t work at the NWS office…. as it quit beaconing twice after the system was rebooted. Could be the interface cable, could be the software. Sigh… More work needed.

Thunderstorms since 4:30am… but I’m stuck inside anyway with this bad cold :(

Thunderstorms since 4:30am… but I’m stuck inside anyway with this bad cold :(

Sewer-sucker machines roaming the area! One neighborhood had 7 toilets explode in the houses! The contractor even handed out written instructions for homeowners to close their toilet seats and lids! # photoshopexpress #sewer (at Home At SCC)

Sewer-sucker machines roaming the area! One neighborhood had 7 toilets explode in the houses! The contractor even handed out written instructions for homeowners to close their toilet seats and lids! # photoshopexpress #sewer (at Home At SCC)

Grand niece Anabelle Ray born today 6lbs 6ounces.
Yeah; I’m old

Grand niece Anabelle Ray born today 6lbs 6ounces.
Yeah; I’m old

Ordered new eyeglasses at Walmart. 
What I’ll get remains to be seen.
My rx supposedly didn’t change per my doctor, but the prescription he gave me was not the same as 2012.
A call to his office said my good left eye needed to be a little stronger.
Then I asked that the variable reading portion be lowered a 1/4 inch so I can play golf easily. The tech said ok… But I’m not sure he did it when they measured me.
Finally the price. The frames (almost the same as what I have) were $38 vs $9 two years ago .. and the total was $282 vs about $179 in 2012.
All I’m really concerned about is to see if they are as nice as e specs I have on.. which are light and comfy to wear.
I’ll find out on the 19th…

Ordered new eyeglasses at Walmart.
What I’ll get remains to be seen.
My rx supposedly didn’t change per my doctor, but the prescription he gave me was not the same as 2012.
A call to his office said my good left eye needed to be a little stronger.
Then I asked that the variable reading portion be lowered a 1/4 inch so I can play golf easily. The tech said ok… But I’m not sure he did it when they measured me.
Finally the price. The frames (almost the same as what I have) were $38 vs $9 two years ago .. and the total was $282 vs about $179 in 2012.
All I’m really concerned about is to see if they are as nice as e specs I have on.. which are light and comfy to wear.
I’ll find out on the 19th…

Alex Klein and Yonatan Raz-Fridman are the co-founders of Kano, a brand new startup that’s looking to bring the ideals of early Apple to a new generation. Their $129 Kano kit is what a lot of early Apple I users might have wanted.

Alex Klein and Yonatan Raz-Fridman are the co-founders of Kano, a brand new startup that’s looking to bring the ideals of early Apple to a new generation. Their $129 Kano kit is what a lot of early Apple I users might have wanted.

That Cadillac announced Sunday it would build a type of self-driving technology called Super Cruise for a 2017 model-year vehicle isn’t in itself that surprising. Several automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, infiniti and Lincoln already have systems that can manage limited hands-free driving on highways, and Nissan has vowed to push for a fully autonomous car by 2020.

That Cadillac announced Sunday it would build a type of self-driving technology called Super Cruise for a 2017 model-year vehicle isn’t in itself that surprising. Several automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, infiniti and Lincoln already have systems that can manage limited hands-free driving on highways, and Nissan has vowed to push for a fully autonomous car by 2020.

(Source: tumblr.com)

Finally got Echolink node 587115 back on the air. It took a USB hub (as there was only one port on the ancient laptop) and an external USB soundcard to do the trick.

Finally got Echolink node 587115 back on the air. It took a USB hub (as there was only one port on the ancient laptop) and an external USB soundcard to do the trick.