Monthly Archives: July 2011

KiCad: Free Schematic/PCB Editor (for Tubes!)

I’ve been scaling my radio collecting back a bit, as I need to work through the backlog of ones I already have, but one caught my eye. It’s a small, 4-tube TRF type “tombstone” radio from the early 1930s – … Continue reading

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Norway Bomber Tag Cloud

I’ve generated a tag cloud of the top 93 terms from right-wing terrorist Andrew Berwick’s manifesto in memory of the victims killed in the twin attacks in Oslo, shared without further comment. May they rest in peace.  

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The Amazing Shrinking Netflix Catalog

Following up on my complaint about Netflix streaming not having enough content, I’ve discovered something even more annoying: apparently content that’s previously been there is rotated or otherwise phased out. I’d been working on translating the Greek text from the … Continue reading

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New Radio Project: Hornyphon Attache 61

I’m taking on a new project for a customer, a 1960/61 Hornyphon Attache 61 radio. My client listened to this radio while growing up, and hand-carried it from his mother’s estate on a plane from Austria to the United States … Continue reading

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Antique Radios in “Babylon 5”

In Season 2, Episode 7 of television program “Babylon 5” (1994-1998), you can see a few antique radios in the space station’s Earth History Exhibit. With the help of some other radio hobbyists, I’ve identified the interesting ones. On the … Continue reading

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Netflix Needs More Content

There’s a lot of uproar about the Netflix price increases lately. I ditched my Cable TV subscription about 6 months ago and haven’t looked back, relying on Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and television network sites to watch the shows over the … Continue reading

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New Project Idea: Oddball Tube Hi-Fi Amplifier

I’m looking for a new summer project, and think I’m going to branch off from repairing radios to building some of my own gear. I’m interested in making a tube hi-fi stereo amplifier to go with my old speakers – … Continue reading

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