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One of the tasks for this winter is to replace all the bulbs in the street bike's instrument cluster with LED bulbs.
LED bulbs are brighter than incandescent and last longer. Since it's a 12v system, finding LED bulbs that fit shouldn't be a serious issue, and it'll also give me a chance to clean things in that area.
I had the idea because I still have a pair of instrument bulbs from the Escort flopping around my desk. It's far too late to take them back for a refund (I did that project in 2010) and I'll probably never use them elsewhere, unless I decide the Fiero needs the same modification. (Which, now that I think of it, probably is a good idea.)
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The fancy new desk chair I bought a few months ago has broken.
...I'm a bit miffed. I'm going to find the receipt and then contact the store to find out how I make a claim against the warranty.
The arms are made of plastic; when I bought the chair I figured they were plastic over a metal core. This isn't so: they're 100% plastic, and the bolts that hold them to the back and sides of the seat ride against washers embedded in the plastic. And not embedded very deep in the plastic, either; so one of these washers decided to come out, blowing a 1/8" chunk of plastic off the side.
I tried gluing it with plastic-welding epoxy, but it didn't hold. Wrong kind of plastic, I guess--and so now I've got a big load of BS to deal with.
What a pisser.
The only other option I've got is to buy a longer bolt and a washer that's bigger than the bolt hole, and then run the bolt through the hole with the washer outside. That would work but it would look ugly, of course.
I can't even see why it broke the way it did. The chair was properly assembled and I didn't sit on the arm--and it was the inner bolt, not the outer one--so probably it was just made badly and took this long to break.
I got the thing August 5 which is only 3 months ago. WTF.
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Anyway, since Hen Zemi is finally over, I added R-15 to the playlist in its place.
The big problem I had with HZ was how there was almost no characterization or exposition in the series. It could have been a lot more entertaining than it was.
R-15 seems entertaining. The "buy the BDs!" censorship is annoying, of course, so I may place it on hiatus until I can get the de-censored version. I've got some other series which will fill the bill (and which shouldn't be so egregiously censored).
I could watch Hanasaku Iroha or Nichijou, for example.
(Now watch, both of those are heavy fan-service vehicles too, and censored to enhance BD sales....)
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Tomorrow morning--and every Sunday from now on--I've got to be at church by 8:30 in order to do warmups and final practice for choir. Well, I chose this, so it's no use complaining about it.
...even so, I'm still going to.
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This AoSHQ overnight open thread has an embedded video, "Fall Compilation October 2011" which is a bunch of fail and pwnage vids.
Most of them are cringe-inducing, such as all the shots of idiots trying to do stunts on skateboards, scooters, and unicycles (since when did unicycling become "extreme"? WTF). 0:55 has a funny scene with two guys trying to set off a potato cannon, but the ultimate laugh for me came at 5:10:
Now, with the other cuts in this video I can figure out what the doofus was trying to do. Okay, he's trying to learn how to do a stunt on his bike or skateboard or whatever, and whenever you see someone execute such a stunt you know that the guy had to take it in the crotch about 50,000 times before he figured out how to do it.
But what that guy is doing there doesn't make any fucking sense whatsoever and that's what made me laugh my ass off. I had to stop playback and laugh, and then I rewound and watched it again and laughed more. I find it funniest when the people involved don't get hurt, and it doesn't look to me as if that guy gets injured, so it's even funnier to me.
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Yesterday was a busy one, with all sorts of errand-running and nonsense to be dealt with, so I think I'm going to lay back down and grab a nap while the nappin's good.