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Doggo still not old enough to drive, even on a sim. Doggo still not old enough to drive, even on a sim.

Because it’s raining outside, Shelby is unhappy (drugs have kicked in, so is no longer terrified) and sticking to my side while I Oppo this morning. I’ve been telling them for years they’re not old enough to drive.

Playseat Evolution: Oppo tested, doggo approved. Playseat Evolution: Oppo tested, doggo approved.

The Playseat Evolution has been assembled and tested. Overall verdict: very good.

An Oppo afternoon project. An Oppo afternoon project.

To go with taking the week off work for my birthday (yesterday), UPS delivered my present today.

The shitters of Mt. Withington: an actual shitpost. The shitters of Mt. Withington: an actual shitpost.

I haven’t done that write up yet of the library drinking club’s camping trip in the San Mateo mountains, but here’s another tidbit from the weekend. On Saturday we took a walk (well, more like a fairly serious hike bushing wacking 2,000ft in elevation up the canyon our campsite was in to the peak of the mountain) to…

The old trucks of the San Mateo mountains The old trucks of the San Mateo mountains

I took the library drinking club out camping this weekend to the San Mateo mountains in Western NM. A complete write up will be coming, but for now have some mediocre pictures of the abandoned trucks just before entering the forest boundary. This is out on the San Agustin plain, where the Very Large Array is at about…

Loanerlopnik, final thoughts. Loanerlopnik, final thoughts.

After yesterday’s post, I’ve got a few final thoughts. First, I’m surprised to learn how many cars still, for some reason, have a pedal operated parking brake, and that people even like them. I look at them as a problem that I thought everyone has solved long ago. That said, if you’ve got have one, I do prefer one…

Loaner carlopnik Loaner carlopnik

My F-150 has gone to the dealership for a couple of recalls. Nothing big, just adding shields to the door latch assembly inside the door and trimming insulation around the seat belt pretentioners. I don’t really care much about either recall, but this will get Ford to stop sending me letters. I’ve got mixed feelings…

Down in the archives Down in the archives

We continued weeding the collection of an Operation Paperclip scientist that was donated to us many years ago. Everything here is weeded material we’re not keeping in the collection but that caught my eye nonetheless. Some of this will go that great big recycling bin in the sky, and some of it will go to a space m…

Goodnight, Oppo Goodnight, Oppo

One of the dogs is about to be disappointed that I’m going to be now. I maintain a strict one doggo limit to sleeping on the bed with me.

Down in the archives Down in the archives

While this is a little outside the work with political papers and rare books that I usually do for the university, I pitched in today to help weed an archival collection in the regional history manuscript portion of our department. These are some weeded documents that I thought Oppo might find interesting. Somewhat…

Orders of magnitude matter. Orders of magnitude matter.

The NM MVD misplaced a decimal on the registration renewal for the racecar trailer. I think I’ll pass on the two-year option for $390 and stick with the one-year option for $20.50

Mustang: Svended Mustang: Svended

Now that I’m done with living roomlopnik, I spent Sunday having Mustang day. It got an interior detail, oil change and service and an wash/wax/detail. It wasn’t anything fancy, just a clay bar and coat of wax. It was in need of some attention, and it never turns down some fresh Mobil One and new filters. I didn’t…

Living/dining roomlopnik completed, or, I can now go back to doing normal things with my free time. Living/dining roomlopnik completed, or, I can now go back to doing normal things with my free time.

This past weekend I wrapped up updating the 1990 out of my living room/dining room area. White walls, pink accents, frilly details, bad carpet, shiny brass hardware, mismatched outlet and switch covers, it was all there for the fixing. For those that have been following my houselopnik posts, since we bought this house…

Stick disposal, the more fun way. Stick disposal, the more fun way.

A month or two ago a friend and I took down three 40-50ish foot dead trees that were near the house. Chainsaws are fun, and it was successful. All three trees came down without falling on either the house, a wall or a person. I gave my buddy most of the wood from the trunks too big to burn without splitting, and I’ve…

DOTS, crowd funding? DOTS, crowd funding?

I guess this is one way to crowd fund. Don’t see many Corpus Chrsiti area code numbers in Las Cruces.

Spring time conversion complete Spring time conversion complete

I’m a few days late writing this up, but I took a long weekend and got the boat going for the season and my parent’s pool up and running in Albuquerque. Normally, the boat goes in the water in early/mid March, but it has been a colder than normal spring in NM and I’ve been busy updating the 1990 out of my…

Meet George the Roomba, the newest addition to the house Meet George the Roomba, the newest addition to the house

The dogs met the new Rumba. They’re not sure about it. The head of household security kept trying to corner it.

Opposite job applicationlopnik Opposite job applicationlopnik

I decided to apply for a job today, and it has been a reminder of why I don’t do this very often. I haven’t applied for a job of any type since 2012, and all this resume updating and online application doing has taken a bunch of time. Although not required, I suppose I should write a cover letter too. I’ll probably…

Spring, Southern New Mexico style Spring, Southern New Mexico style

Spring has come to the borderland. Those aren’t clouds, but rather dust originating from Northern Chihuahua that has blocked out the sun. If you want to talk about the real invasion at the border, this it: Mexico coming over the border by the sky full of sand. The forecast for the rest of the day is 40mph sustained…

Computerlopnik:  finally got around to posting the finished product (and any Oppos need some RAM?) Computerlopnik:  finally got around to posting the finished product (and any Oppos need some RAM?)

I never got around to posting the finished product of my mostly new build from last week, so here it is:

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