So, they’re going to shut off the power…

The ‘new’ fire prevention effort for northern California is to have the utilities turn off the power!!! Citing the potential for extremely dry air and steady winds of up to 30 mph, with gusts that experts said could be twice … Continue reading

Okay, try THIS one…

This is the next chapter in the MilSF novel… Still no idea where I’m going with this one. At this point, I’m just along for the ride. Comments/recommendations appreciated, as always. Chapter 9 Once everyone was gathered in the mess, … Continue reading

Random SF snippet…

This is from the random MilSF book kicking around in my Muse, since she deserted me on The Grey Man today… Sigh… Stream of consciousness, etc… Comments/recommendations appreciated as always. Chapter 8 Four divs later, Ghost was moored to Station … Continue reading

A couple of things…

Oops, the scheduler didn’t… Sorry… General Dunford has turned over the mantle of CJCS, and moves into retirement. This is his farewell message. General Mark Milley replaced him yesterday. General Milley is a former Green Beret, and I believe that … Continue reading

Reality…

Gallery of Stolen Childhoods and Ruined Futures… Nuff said… … Continue reading

Light blogging and commenting…

At FenCon in Dallas, nice little con, some good panels this afternoon.  And a good BS session at dinner, so you get a short post… Excellent panels on AR/VR by folks actually working on it, and NASA commercial crew programs … Continue reading

Sigh…

Another rant against ‘Hate Chicken’ or as WE know it, Chick-fil-A! A Canadian publication, The Star, has printed an unintentionally hilarious editorial by a very disgruntled LGBTQWTF writer, Andrew Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler is very upset. His outrage and dismay have been caused … Continue reading

Oopsie…

Got to hate it when those pesky facts end up upsetting the applecart… Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice His latest excavation—made possible by the pack-rat habits of a deceased scientist, the help of the scientist’s … Continue reading

Speaking of emergency preparedness…

My neighbor fired off his emergency generator this weekend. Now the ‘powerplant’ is a tad unconventional… And the generator is belt driven. And the ‘newest’ component is probably late 30s early 40s… 1921 or 22 Superior 20HP hit-miss engine, you … Continue reading

Grrr….

Grumpy old man opinion here. TL:DR You live in the path of a hurricane/flood, that’s YOUR problem, not mine. It’s hurricane season, and the BS is off with a roar… Dorian has come through the Caribbean like a huge broom, … Continue reading