hams to the rescue

Boy what a mobile radio set up eh? It kills me to see that giant boat
anchor bolted to a truck bed pulling it’s power supply on a trailer
behind it and being called the ultimate mobile radio. Today, a mobile
radio with a lot more capability than the SCR-299 is smaller than a
phone book.

If you are interested in a little radio history, have a watch.


steam’s corner – i’m done with cigarettes

The eGo and the 510

I have been a smoker for a long time. Cigarettes have definetly taken
a toll on my health and my wallet. Recently, the price of a pack of
cigarettes went up again and I just said, that’s it. I refuse to keep
spending $4.50 a day on this and sometimes more. I know, I know,
New Yorkers would love to pay $4.50 again for a pack of smokes and
some other state and city dwellers would too. The simple fact of the
matter is that tobacco taxes are going up and I doubt they will ever
go back down again.

Honestly, at this point I really don’t care because I have recently,
finally decided to try out the “e-cigarette”. You know what? The day
I bought my e-cig was the day I quit smoking tobacco. That was
almost a month ago and I haven’t looked back since. I still had a
half pack of cigarettes the day I bought the e-cig and a week later,
I still had my half pack of smokes sitting there. I actually crushed the
pack and tossed it in the trash can. Something I thought I’d never

My e-cig or what is also known as a personal vaporizer does exactly
what my cigarettes used to do for a fraction of the cost and without
the tar and carcinogens. No more burnt holes in my clothes or carpet
in the truck, no more smelly clothing, no more ashtrays or ashes. No
more anything that cigarettes have to offer except the nicotine.

Do yourself a favor if you smoke cigarettes. Save up the meager
$50-60 bucks and go to your local smoke shop and buy an e-cig kit.
also buy a little bottle of apple flavor nic juice and start to enjoy
tasty vapor instead of crappy tobacco. I am willing to bet you will
quit smoking cigarettes if you give it even a slight chance. I can’t
get over just how good this tastes compared to tobacco and with-
out all of the bad things (4000 to date) that you get with a tobacco

If you have any questions, just ask, I’ll be happy to answer.


synthesizer on a nintendo DS

A few weeks ago I posted about the Korg Monotron. Although the
Monotron is a useful little music synth, the XSEED DS-10 is far more
powerful for making music and such. The DS-10 emulates Korg’s old
MS-10 of the 70s-80s era. Very unique sounds can be achieved with
this little unit. The synthesizer is completely contained on a little
mini cartridge that plugs into Nintendo’s DS game machine. Have a

If you liked that, check this one out.