Archive for the ‘Hobbies’ Category
Bill McHarold: Los Angeles back on the field after halftime with quite a point deficit they have to make up
Buck Tarland: It’s never good to be in this kind of deficit in this type of weather
Bill: that’s right Buck, this is brutal, this field is Swiss cheese filled with gun.
And here’s the snap, to Cleveland, the pressure, they’re bringing the pressure. Los Angeles is through the line
Buck: WHAP BOOM
Bill: and they’re down! the ball is loose! the ball is loose! All of the slop!
Buck: And it looks like LA recovers right in the rain. Referee is signaling LA ball
Bill: look at the look in his eyes, Buck. Look at the look in his eyes! That is the look of a man that knows he has to produce! On this next drive
Buck: yes, that’s why he’s putting his helmet on, he really should get on the field though. It really looks like the quarterback is already on the field while he is clearly just getting up. Let’s see us! there we are.
(Bill and Buck on screen)
Bill: there we go, you’re a beautiful man. And Billy Cole at the line
Buck: Line up behind the quarterback
Bill: here’s the snap. God look at that slop.
Buck: look at the way the quarterback dries his hands
Bill: This is real football weather! the kind where you can’t play football.
Buck: No time for excuses, Bill. You gotta win this game.
Bill: Los Angeles plenty of time in the pocket a forward pass to Billy Cole! wow
Buck: look at that, open field moves
Bill: this is what you call a running back
Buck: oh he should step out of bounds here, he’s definitely gonna be tackled. Does he have any moves left in him?
Bill: will Cole make it through?
Buck: taking a long time
Bill: can he make it? Can he put them within scoring range? And yes he can!
Buck: Oh my!
Bill: and that is a perfect shot, a Glock 29 is a solid choice in these weather conditions.
Buck: should be a penalty though
Bill: I’m not sure about that, Buck, I uh you might want to check the rule book on that one, because I think it’s a judgement call on the field.
Buck: Well, if I’m the coach of Cleveland, I’m definitely throwing the challenge flag on that
Bill: I’m not sure that’s a challengable call
Buck: that’s right, it would be a judgement call, wouldn’t it
Bill: take a knee, take a knee Cole. You did well.
Buck: don’t remove your helmet, that’s going to be a penalty.
Cole: Ain’t life a bitch!
(Cole blows out brains)
Buck: Oh God
Bill: that is definitely excessive celebration in the end zone
Buck: Celebration with a prop, as well
Buck: way to cost your team. Like my coach always used to tell me. It’s the end zone,
Bill & Buck together: act like you’ve been there before.
I was talking to someone about mixing powders and oils; he uses a setup made for meat processing. It consists of a grinder (which is really just a 1/2 horse motor with extra bits to throw away) and a seven gallon tilt mixer. The mixer can handle 33 pounds of meat, or about the same mass of Boomerite for ~33-16 targets. It has a lid to keep powders down and scraper blades to keep the sides clean. I might sneak down to Lacey this weekend to take a look at one.
Consumer thermal is only getting cheaper and better. Someone told me a couple of years ago to hold off on buying thermal sights, as things were going to get cheaper soon – I guess this is part of the first wave of that.
On this week’s This American Life, they cover a couple of stories from examination of impersonal, contemporaneous logs. There were two stories I think make a good addition to the list:
- Charlie Victor Romeo, straight readings of cockpit voice recorders of craft involved in accidents and incidents.
- The 9/11 pager corpus from Wikileaks. The first notices of the 9/11 attacks were the computers on the other end of the lines Cantor Fitzgerald used for trading, paging people about outages:
- 2001-09-11 08:46:46 Arch  D ALPHA
PAGE FROM lifeline: alert 8933585 ETS appl nbetpsd27.fi.gs.com ETS RTCE: – Market data inconsistent…Cantor API problem Trading system offline on nbetpsd27.fi.gs.com, run by etsuser on nbetpsd27, pid = 24277
- 2001-09-11 08:46:46 Arch  D ALPHA
Boomershoot Precision Rifle Clinic instructor LRRPF52 has an excellent thread on marching. What I learned was you really have to take care of your feet – above all else. Blister care requires more thought than I’ve ever put into it, for damn sure.
I now have a new goal. My walking pace is between 2.8 and 3.2 MPH. I see the pace for marching is 4.5-5 MPH without running. Work to do there – once I try to get my pace up to 4-ish, I start to jog.
I keep putting off buying a sturdy backpack to weigh down. I’ve been considering a plate carrier and plates, as it seems to me it would be easier to distribute the mass forward/back.