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keifermiller  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2017


Found in the alley behind the bike shop.

Here's a more uptodate picture of me. (Also sometimes found in the alley behind the bike shop).

Speaking of bikes, I went on a ~50 mile ride on an empty stomach monday. 0/10, do not recommend.

Also: On sunday, my mother in law got a record player for my father in law's birthday. The radio tuner on it works great, and the speaker's noice, but the needle is missing and I think the stylus is broken. Couldn't figure out out to fit it into the arm anyways.

Finally: I returned my copy of War and Peace. I'm at the end of Volume 1. I think I'm gonna read a volume per checkout. I was gonna grab Thelonious Monk:The Life and Times of an American Original, but the biography section of the library was getting moved. So I panicked and picked up The Easter Rising instead.

I also went to the local bookstore and picked up a physical copy of Capital, and a copy of Malcom X's autobiography.


Oh, and my wife convinced me to buy a wacom.

goobster  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I love that you "panicked" in the library... I honestly laughed out loud, and my coworkers asked what was so funny... and I couldn't explain it... but that phrasing just tickled my funnybone!

keifermiller  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I lead a pretty tame life. Or try to. I can been pretty abrasive on the clock...

My first impressions of The Easter Rising are: this is not the history for me. I'll give it a few more pages before I set it onto the "returns" conveyor, though. Apparently the Biographies are back. They used to be in their own section, but now they've been dispersed through out the collection as Dewey intended.

Edit: On into the returns she goes! I cannot stand the tone the authors used.

Trombone  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That turntable is what, 60's vintage? Even with the damage, it must be pretty well preserved if the innards are all functional.

keifermiller  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We're guessing that it is late 60's or early 70's. We found some forum posts online that told us where the date codes would be, but all that is left is some goop where the stickers once were.

It does seem to be really well cared for, though. The wall cord could stand to be replaced, but aside from that and the missing needle, seems to work. You can produce sound if you turn it on and run your finger along where the needle should be.

Trombone  ·  433 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's pretty sweet. I'd suggest checking the capacitors inside quickly to ID any problem ones, and consider taking it to your local audio repair shop (if you know of such a place) to get the necessaries replaced and everything tuned up. My equipment isn't that old, but some of it's pushing 40 and electronics definitely get fussy with age and need some maintenance.