Monthly Archives: May 2017

Getting ready for war

[Donning Alex Jones tin foil hat] See if you can figure out the rationale behind this in a suburban shopping center with Walmart as the anchor tenant. It’s lunch time and I did see two black women in camouflage military … Continue reading

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Countess gets the goat

The newest member of the Stiening family wanted to visit the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s market on Saturday, intrigued with the idea of buying fresh goat meat, which we did. She followed the advice of the woman who was selling the … Continue reading

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The end of AM radio

It is painfully obvious now that the way the FCC is going to “save” AM radio is to destroy it. Part of the dowry that arrived with the Countess is a Bose wave radio. Other than infrequent use inside the … Continue reading

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“Being a felon means I’m disabled”

It’s great when a plan comes together. I proposed that we do the drivers license stuff out in an undisclosed rural DMV office, far from Charlotte. After a few driving errors on my part, and an initial paperwork issue with … Continue reading

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Social “Security”

Yesterday was quite instructive. Mrs Stiening needed to complete her name change. The first step of the process was to pick up the certified copy of the marriage certificate at the Mecklenburg County office, which went off without a hitch … Continue reading

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Get your nose on

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Fresh Goat Brains

Available at the Jafa Market in Pineville. A free Qoran is avsolable on the way out.

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Get prepared for ATSC 3.0

http://atsc.org/ It isn’t going to show up tomorrow, but consensus is arriving on how digital TV will change in the future to adopt to the changes in how programming is delivered. TV since the early days (1941) up until the … Continue reading

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The Urge to Merge

A media merger that has been speculated about since the NAB convention has happened.   TV companies that got cash windfall from the spectrum auction are in a buying mood. One such company is Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair owns around … Continue reading

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Becoming a real man

Men don’t admit weaknesses. Until today, I have never been asked to open a bottle of wine (for cooking of course!).  This is a week of firsts.  After a false start, I was able to complete my manly task. You’ve … Continue reading

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