Poison oak sucks! You itch like crazy, or take Benadryl and stumble around like a zombie. Ugh!
Month: April 2015
Turntable Repair Project Update
My old turntable may be back in action soon.
I roped my friend Cliff into giving me a hand figuring out how to repair the cracked and wobbling plastic drive belt pulley. It doubles as a strobe indicator, so repairing it is best. This turntable is a somewhat rare thing from the 70’s. Some parts are still available, but not this strobe pulley.
I think Cliff’s repair job is going to work. Here are a couple photos…
You can see the cracked plastic in the close-up picture above. Cliff cut a copper tube for the inner post sleeve, glued in the shards of the original part, and then packed it all in a special epoxy modeling clay. the larger outercopper tube then adds structure and also cut away a bit of excess clay.
Here is what it will look like in position, shown here with the drive belt pulled aside, since the strobe pulley repair is not yet set. it spins freely with no discernible wobble. I think this is going to work!
Back to the Hack
I took a break this afternoon while my old friend Cliff was here with his kids. Cliff and I fiddled with the repair project on my old turntable (more about that later) while the kids played my piano and guitar and took some photos of the horses.
Now I’m back into the WordPress hacking to get all my IndieWeb stuff set up just-so. This post is a test of my POSSE to Twitter and Facebook.
Kids and horses
Beautiful Sunday morning
Sunday morning hacking
Many have heard me say “grownups can suck the fun out of anything”. There’s a lot of history to that insight, for me. And it’s a cornerstone of our teaching philosophy at Square Peg Foundation. So when I saw the latest print from Hugh McLeod at Gaping Void Art, Of course I loved it!
IIW and Indieweb
Kevin Marks led a couple sessions at Internet Identity Workshop this week explaining Indieweb and getting people started. I helped out a bit, and took for notes for the first two sessions.
The Force be with you
Yesterday was the day that John Gruber, one of my favorite tech writers, calls “Internet Jackass Day”. But among all the stupidity and annoyance are some gems. My favorite? This one, by the scientists at CERN:
CERN Researchers Confirm The Existence of The Force
You really have to read it. Love the coffee photo!