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Old 12-01-21, 08:14 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I'm sorry to hear that about your friend.

The slow failing of the human body and mind is hard to watch. We've been witness to the creeping decline of my step-father as vascular dementia ground away at the sharpness of one of the most interesting and intelligent humans I've ever known. Yesterday afternoon, the last of the flickering lights went out, and he passed peacefully. We are currently wading through a mixture of anguish and relief left in the wake of his exit.
May he rest in peace.
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That's a shame.

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Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project. It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.
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Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project. It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.
"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.
Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog? I'd rather listen to something else.
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Ever heard a MoAlpha buoy moaning out in the fog? I'd rather listen to something else.
No, but from the sounds of it, you would know what to stay away from in your new career endeavor as a speaker maker/repairer.
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Old 12-02-21, 08:38 AM
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It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.
What's nice is not needing to work on anything.
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This happened yesterday. Someone casually left a bud light platinum bottle on the the bike path. I knew the debris field was there but a car happened to come on me so I couldn’t avoid it. Made it another 5 miles or so before I started to feel the squishy ness.


Bought a new tire and went to put my wheel back on, had a little bit of a scare. The axle wouldn’t tighten. I must have spent 30 mins trying to get it to tighten. I called trek and they told me to squeeze the chain stay together and then tighten. Still nothing. I took the wheel off and still couldn’t get the axle to tighten.

Ran it to the shop in great haste. Manager ran the axle through backwards and just like that it was fixed. Still not sure what the problem was, but my days of dwelling on it are over.
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Old 12-02-21, 09:26 AM
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Not really.
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Old 12-02-21, 09:28 AM
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That's a shame.
The proper format is That'sashame. You're excused this one time.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Just bought a pretty nice pair of cheap speakers off someone in the neighborhood. Price was right, but a tweeter is blown and the OEM one is DCd. The part everyone uses to replace it is only 40 bucks a pair, delivered, but it also needs a series resistor to match the impedance to the OEM spec. The seller agreed not to cash the check and will give me whatever I want back, but this is turning into a project.
Too many headaches, I'd pass.

It is sort of nice to work on something other than bikes and the boat for a change.
I've lately been toying with the idea of learning Python as a brain exerciser, I really did enjoy programming BITD. But I think that ship may have sailed, coding has always been a young man's game and I don't think I can juggle multiple variables at once in my head anymore. I may no longer have the patience required for debugging, either.

That was always plan C, it might be time to move up to plan B - my memoirs.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
"MoAlpha" on the front of a speaker cabinet has a pretty nice sound to it. You could name each as MoAlpha Alpha, MoAlpha Beta, MoAlpha Gamma, MoAlpha Delta, etc.
You avoided the obvious "MoBeta" joke.
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I'm not going to post a photo because it's sort of yucky, but last night I found what appeared to be the partial carcass of a young possum on top of my back deck wall. I have seen some young ones walking around in the alley and on deck walls and fences this fall. Thinking it was left behind by a hawk or crow.
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Bought a new tire and went to put my wheel back on, had a little bit of a scare. The axle wouldn’t tighten. I must have spent 30 mins trying to get it to tighten. I called trek and they told me to squeeze the chain stay together and then tighten. Still nothing. I took the wheel off and still couldn’t get the axle to tighten.

Ran it to the shop in great haste. Manager ran the axle through backwards and just like that it was fixed. Still not sure what the problem was, but my days of dwelling on it are over.
I was mountain biking with another guy and a girl who is a great technical rider. We were climbing through some really rough, rocky hills when her rear axle came loose. I was not familiar with the design and it seemed like the threaded end was stripped. I messed with it for a bit, (I also don't have the right glasses with me) and I told her to start walking out and my other friend and I would go get her car. I didn't want to leave her alone but she insisted and we bashed and bounced our way out and when we got back to the trailhead with the car she was there. She had ridden over that rough terrain with the axle loose!

She told me later that the guy at the shop futzed with it for a couple minutes and screwed it right back in. I felt like an idiot, again.
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Thinking it was left behind by a hawk or crow.
Nope.
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There's a guy on the radio talking about the ETSU/KSU game. SMH
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Just left the orthopedist. Diagnosis is runners knee. Solution stay away from the trainer.
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You avoided the obvious "MoBeta" joke.
Trying to leave you guys some low hanging fruit.
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Solution stay away from the trainer.
Always worked for me.
Seriously, though, is that tendonitis?
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What's nice is not needing to work on anything.
Feels good to finish a job, but next thing I know I'm looking for something else to break.

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There's a guy on the radio talking about the ETSU/KSU game. SMH
Quality radio, too bad I missed it.
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