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TUAK going dark for a while.

A month, maybe six weeks. This is due to technical difficulties, not personal – although I do admit I’m pulling the plug a week or so before I absolutely have to, so maybe kind of personal. The vast TUAK online … Continue reading

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I have actually had this conversation.

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Here’s a study I’d believe, and this one is fiction…

Study Finds Most People Just Wearing Masks To Avoid Sea Of Judgmental Glares “Honestly, I couldn’t care less about the ‘rona, but I just want to get in and out and pick up a few groceries without getting glared at … Continue reading

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And this is why I don’t let TB herd cattle willy-nilly…

I doubt this fella, who wandered into the yard yesterday evening, would be impressed. They’re rarely all that impressed with me, even when I’m shooting into the ground and waving a spear around like a demented shaman. Don’t like being … Continue reading

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Should probably stick to medicine…

In fairness he doesn’t like people catching things…

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Sight/bore offset is a thing, Joel…

All I wanted to do was check my rifle’s zero at 100 yards. No big deal. Went prone, used the magazine as a monopod, bounced a couple of bullets off the big central plate… Then I fired at one of … Continue reading

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Well, the targets are hardened…

Not so much the target stands… Oops…

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All day, all night, Silly Man…

Down by the dry wash, sifting sand… Even little kids laugh at Silly Man… Down by the dry wash, sifting sand. While shooting this morning I was suddenly reminded that Ian had left almost 1000 9mm cases in the sand … Continue reading

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The Feral Dog stage…

This is a great day! Neighbor D finally found a horse. They had to put his old horse Bud down a few months ago, planning to immediately replace him but finding that for one reason or another good riding horses … Continue reading

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Wow, the inside of that box gets hot

The reason the pipe is a funny color is that it used to be painted black. The heat not only made the paint and cement go away, it warped the pipe. I’ve never seen that before. And I’m not at … Continue reading

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That time I ran out of…

Any time I run out of some needed thing it tends to leave a mark. Several years ago the crappy little town nearest where I live ran out of matches. Seriously. In winter. Just when I was about out of … Continue reading

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The Great Circle of Brass

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Live Steam

Okay, that water heater thing is getting scary. I was doing some yard work around noon, sunny day in the mid-nineties, when I saw that the water heater was dripping off the powershed roof again. Shouldn’t have been, the pressure … Continue reading

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Not at all unexpected failure.

Happened to be at my workbench when hot water started pouring down off the powershed roof… …and to be honest I’m surprised it took this long. PVC cement melted, I’m guessing. That water gets hot when the sun is really … Continue reading

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Ebike Update…

I’m no wiser as to exactly what broke on the ebike than I was yesterday, but I have a surprising resolution. I mentioned yesterday that the bike is under warranty – I don’t know off the top of my head … Continue reading

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If they turn against me I’m doomed.

It’s been a lackluster summer for hummingbirds, until the last few days. Since then a whole flock of Rufus moved in, and now it’s a little scary sometimes. Until this week that feeder needed filling every four or five days. … Continue reading

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Ian said I could use them. So I made them a thing.

Those big fancy targets Ian brought up at the end of May didn’t really attract me because they’re also heavy targets and a real hassle to transport and set up. But last weekend he brought something a little more down-to … Continue reading

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For Zelda the Zealous…

Leaving water in the hot water bucket has an add-on benefit… How long can you tread water, parasite? Of course this has always been obvious, which is why bucket traps are common in the desert. But as I learned during … Continue reading

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And this is why I never do video…

For the benefit of anyone thinking of getting one, the RadRover broke this week. Oh – physically it’s fine but electrically it’s an ex-ebike. This came as terrible news but the cause wasn’t hard to find: an open circuit shook … Continue reading

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That’s almost too good.

With only intermittent full sun… …I ran water into a bucket and onto the thermocouple wire… …with visible steam coming out of the bucket and a temperature reading almost 30 degrees higher than the highest ever recorded. Yeah – the … Continue reading

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