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Hurricane Pinball Teardown – Post #3

So like I said, at this point I could remove and return each plastic (and the rear part of the ramp, and The Juggler) individually to clean under each one and replace rubbers. It might have been satisfying to break it … Continue reading

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Hurricane Pinball Teardown – Post #2

So it’s not really day two, and I went to New York for a bit the day after I finished, so this is more of a recap than a day-by day log. First here’s a pic of the underside of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Pinball Teardown – Day 1

It is, of course, very fitting that I have a pinball machine with working Ferris wheels. I should say had working Ferris wheels. The drive belt was slipping and the belt tensioner had even been modified to stretch the belt even … Continue reading

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Hyalophora Euryalus

Just found this fellow in my back yard. Didn’t seem too worried about being picked up. Worth clicking through to see the full resolution pic. Amazing.  

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Hanging out with my new friends.

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Why explain when you can invent your own caption?

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My new pinball

Coming along great. Just rewired a new IDC connector to replace the burnt out one for the GI lights. Refurbishing the playfield. Fixed a busted ball popper in “the juggler”. In really solid shape to begin with though. A lucky find. And … Continue reading

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Destiny: Rise of Iron review

Note: This was written for a popular video game site that declined to publish it because of its negative tone. Irony! It’s a strange time to be a video game reviewer. For many years when I was a writer and … Continue reading

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Picture PC

I’m not quite finished with the build yet, but my new PC is running great.

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Turkey Attack

Was out hiking and an angry wild Tom decided to defend his territory.

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