Trains, Planes and Toys

Brushpainter

Well look, I already told you! I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What is wrong with you people?

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After living in model railroad land for a while, I feel the need to write an essay about the way that moving from one hobby to another is like moving from one country to another. No, seriously. It’s a cool metaphor. OH SHUT UP AND LISTEN. I spent some time trying to determine what two
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I’m too lazy to take photos today. So I’ll use old photos– if I use photos at all. I just met David K. Smith, and now he may be gone. He was a nice guy. I only knew him for a short while. On the internet. For a moment. And then he vanished. I’ve been
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Lots of people have been trying to talk the problem of space flight to death. Space X is actually doing something about it. Right now, at 17:00 Central Daylight Time the final portion of the Demo 2 Mission to the ISS is getting ready to start up. If everybody were like me, the streets would
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I thought I’d better do another blog entry or I’ll just forget about it and wake up six months later and wonder whatever happened to that blog thing? I’m really enjoying this new hobby. I’m talking about watching Youtube. Surely, Youtube is the future of television, and anybody that can’t see that is probably a
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I tend to shout curses at the universe a lot these days. Usually it’s because some piece of overrated technology demands that I enter some “data” about myself for “security” when I know damn well they’re just rooting around for some information to sell, and that process of giving them the data fouls up what
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Bonus points if you name that movie. Well, I’m back. I guess I’ll keep on blogging. I caught and arrested a spammer this morning and I turned him over to the paramilitary militia that enforces the law in my area now that the police have been defunded. Damn. Democracy, ain’t it grand? Now where was
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I changed the appearance of this blog by just clicking on a new “theme.” The result is very jazzy, I think. This radical change reflects my mood. I’m pondering whether to remain in the blogging business. First off, it’s a lousy business. Actually, it’s not a business at all. It’s a hobby. So, like plastic
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Little Growly humming along at 3 volts I was all ready to complete my magnum opus but trying to get WordPress to let me put my damn video on my site, instead of using a “service” to do it– has exhausted my patience. Bye for today. Whip ’em tomorrow, though.

This is going to be a long essay on how being in a rut can play hell with your mental health. I may break it up into several parts– or maybe not. When most of us nerds get to be a certain age we’re committed to whatever oddball hobby we’re committed to. Maybe we like
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Anyone who had “July 11th” as the date I would figure out why my loco was running backwards can collect their money. This is the old, old n-scale locomotive from the old, old Revell trainset that I bought when I took up this utterly different and not-at-all like plastic model kits hobby. Actually, it’s the
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