Last week one of my sidelights stopped working. Corrosion ate it. That was replaced this morning but the side light indicator light on the dashboard wasn't working. Investigative surgery showed why.
More corrosion. The joys.
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocation of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things."
-- Elric, Babylon 5 Series 2 Episode 3: The Geometry of Shadows
Gonna see all my Illinois buddies and nerd out at a tabletop gaming convention.
No trips to the other side of the world, instead, going for more local trips. Gotta try this at some point.
I have a bike. I don't use it. This needs to change.
Problem was, my commute is mostly during the evening and in winter, this is in the dark. So, for legal and safety reasons, I haven't commuted under my own power for a while. Now, I can.
I wanted a rear light that used AA batteries so I can standardise on them for all of my kit. I will be migrating to rechargable ones shortly, once my current stash of AA batteries runs out.
The problem with this light is there is no real attachment point for it. There are some mouldings on the inside to hold bolts in place but nothing else.
However, the existing reflector on the bike has some sort of bracket holding it on. Wheels began to turn and ideas were formulated.
They really are. So comfortable. Pockets within pockets. Only been wearing them (Force 10 AC cargo in tan btw) for about 10 minutes and I have fallen in love. Well, when I was in America I got a chance to look at the pair that Pig Monkey gave to Avagdu as a wedding gift. Decided then I wanted my own.
I ordered through Heinnie Haynes here in the UK, less hassle than ordering direct from America, less customs fees and shipping and whatnot.
Started reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality again. I had a copy a while ago but it seems to have vanished. For those not in the know, the book is written by Eliezer Yudkowsky and the LessWrong folk.
I'm not normally a fanfiction kind of person, most of the stuff I have heard of tends to be...strange. Slash and suchlike. However, this is actually quite good.
I just recorded an episode of R4nger5 Radio. Been a bit of a media drought over there so I thought I would try an experiment in audio recording. Audio quality is a bit rough but hey, its free.
Have a listen and tell me if you like it or hate it.