A day-to-day strive


We all spend a lot more on electronics these days. Here are some good and not good gizmos.
When I left home, I had one piece of electronics. It was a Sony military-style AM/FM radio. My parents gave it to me as a goodbye gift. I had no cell phone, no computer, no TV. My cameras were a Pentax 35mm SLR and a Poloroid SX-70. I guess you could call the SX70 an electronic gizmo but I never though of it as such. Life was simple, and surely less exasperating. These days I have two Laptops, a tower computer, 5 digital cameras, two TVs and five stereo recievers. 1971_Sony-radio.jpgThis section is full of electronics I have had, or maybe stuff I want to buy. If its a great thing or piece of junk it will be over in the Keep or Toss category of the Media section. These are more prosaic.
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Thursday, Mar 19, 2020 75-inch entertainment center

75-inch entertainment center

I replace a 70-inch Sharp LCD with a 75-inch Vizio PX75-G1. The Sharp only lasted 4 years.
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Monday, Dec 26, 2016 Studio light build

Studio light build

I make some poor-man's Kino Flo studio lights from Home Depot florescent fixtures.
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Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 Mini-mouse comparison

Mini-mouse comparison

I bought several mini-mice from Amazon. One hit the trash immediately, the Belkin took longer.
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Monday, Aug 14, 2006 CMM machine

CMM machine

A coordinate measuring machine to reverse- engineer Sportster engines.
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