Monthly Archives: September 2013

Waiting for the rain.

September is the best month, statistically, in Oregon but this year it’s been a bit dreary. And I welcome the dreariness. You might wonder why I’m waiting for the end of summer when the next thing is nine months of rain, but I’m an Oregonian and the heat and I don’t get along. That’s only the partial truth and most of my complaints are about the m*th*rf*ck*ng birds going into the m*th*rf*ck*ng chimney at the school across the street. The birds poop all over my car and … wait, I no longer have a fancy car. Poop on my Prius isn’t so bad. The truth is, 4000 birds attract 20000 … Continue reading

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Wayne Green, R.I.P.

This is sad ham radio geek news but Wayne Green (who started a bunch of magazines I read as a teenager) just passed away at 91. Yeah, I’m not talking about pr0n, but totally geeky stuff like 73, Byte, Kilobaud, and other very nerdy magazines. I saw him once at the ARRL National Convention in Seattle in 1980. In fact, when I was at the VICA National Skill Olympics in 1981, my buddy Roger and I had code words set up so I could make a collect call to tell him if I won or not. The code word for #1 (which I actually pulled off!) was “Wayne Green”. It’s … Continue reading

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