The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh – Corbett Report




ATT DSL Bonded Pair MoDem Reconnection after a move

Setting up my office after working out of the bedroom of the house that is now my U.S.A. headquarters.  I need to move the modem from said bedroom to the office.  That means cutting the connector off to pass the cable down through the hole in the floor.  These are my notes for reconnection. The following photo is the connector as setup by the install technician.

I will try reusing the connecter after the move but as a back up I have the old faithful version below:


By looking at how the wires that mate to the connector are bent alternately bottom / top you can see that left to right on the connector as shown in the photo is white / black / red / green / yellow / blue.   That means I would used black / red / green / yellow to recreate the connections above.  It would connect as follows:


  • Brown   —————————black
  • Green Stripe———————red
  • Green —————————–green
  • Brown Stripe ——————-yellow

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Skid Steer Loaders etc


Skid Steer Loaders on Craigslist

The Many Uses of Hogwire

Hogwire is a grate of heavy gauge metal wire.  Some have varying wire spacing with height of the fence due to more blocking action required near the ground. Other more visually appealing versions have a constant 4×4 inch hole.  The main uses are:

  • fencing
  • railing
  • trellis

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After searching about I have found that possibly those calling this hog wire are mistaken.  Tractor supply has it labeled as Feedlot Panel, Sheep/Goat, 16 ft. L x 48 in. H

My interest is in the architectural use.  A few example images follow:

Houzz Website allows you to solicit advice regarding your homes architecture and repairs

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Virtual Ride – Still Photos from the Google StreetView of your Route from Point A to B

RouteView lets you see a series of snapshots in sequence along your planned route using Google StreetView images.

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Jordan Peterson: Advice for Hyper-Intellectual People

1987 Amana Air Conditioner ES122MR

In the interest of getting my office online quickly I have opted to use a 1980's window a/c unit.  I took it apart like I did the other 2 I have that are of 2000s build and saw the shame that is Chinese engineering.  Much more attention to detail in the U.S. engineered and built units.  While it is rated at the same cooling capacity of 12000 BTU I have run similarly rated A/C units in the same space and they do no where as well as this unit.  It is obvious there is specification inflation going on.

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This unit must weigh at least 80 pounds and thus for a second story window mounting a support of some sort is required.  I built the deck you see in the following photos.  I designed it to be able to withstand aleast 2 joint failures so I do not have to worry about it falling.  In case you are wondering yes I had to satisfy my curiosity.  Before I place the AC unit on the deck I climbed up the ladder and hung from the deck dangling in the air to verify the support strength.








The China Bubble: Jim Chanos & Kyle Bass

Lake Winnipesaukee mystery stone

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The evidence discussed in the wiki article suggests this stone is a hoax.  However whoever created it made a really nice work of art.  Perhaps the creator missed their career in art?  There is a hole drilled from top to bottom.