So here’s something. I realize that no one really cares, but I’m posting this as a public service to some intrepid internet traveler facing the same problem.
Yesterday I discovered that the charger for my ASUS tablet had suddenly quit working. It’s a typical liitle black block with a USB outlet, but when connected to the tablet (or its dock) it puts out 15V @ 1.2A (as opposed to the USB spec of 5V @ 500-900mA). I have all sorts of USB power adapters, but none that put out the voltage/current the tablet requires.
Soo… panic-stricken, I go online and order a replacement. A bit of Googling reveals that this is a fairly common issue which a number of people claim has a novel solution: Put the charger in the freezer. This supposedly resets some sort of thermal-overload breaker, returning the charger to working condition. (The charger in question is for the SL101 Series, TF101 Series, TF201 Series, TF300 Series, TF700 Series, and their docks.)
Dubious, but having nothing to lose, I put the charger in a Ziploc bag and place it in the freezer. Much to my surprise and delight…
It worked! Thanks interwebs!
Here’s a fun thing to do: Write your grocery list on the back of a postage paid envelope. After you finish your shopping, drop it in the mail!
Song of the day: Warren Zevon, “My Shit’s Fucked Up”
I suspect that Anthony Weiner (AKA Carlos Danger) is secretly a fan of the Hives’ drummer, Chris Dangerous. Then again, who the hell isn’t?
A big, black and white spotted car that jumps through hoops:
I think there might be something wrong with me.
That’s right, Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is about to leave our solar system and enter interstellar space. It seems incredibly apropos that “The Golden Record” sent along to allow whomever eventually finds it hear sounds of (and from) Earth includes “Dark Was The Night” by Blind Willie Johnson.
Man, I love my Bonavita 1-Liter Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle!
It’s fast, it’s consistent (temperature-wise), it’s just a joy to use.
If you brew coffee via pour-over, french press, AeroPress, etcetera; or tea that requires less than boiling-hot water, you should really consider one of these. It’s programmable from 140 F up to boiling, it will display the temp in either Fahrenheit or Celcius, the gooseneck spout gives you a nice, controllable pour, and it will hold whatever temp you set for up to an hour.
I love mine so much that I take it and my AeroPress along when I travel.
The Bonavita 1-Liter Variable Temperature Digital Electric Gooseneck Kettle definitely earns “Crazy Greg’s Seal of Approval”.
I have come up with a plan to solve this country’s immigration “problem”. Instead of deporting them, we simply make illegal immigrants watch “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” until they decide they no longer want to live here and they leave of their own accord.
Shouldn’t take more than a couple of episodes.
A car with a tiny version of itself in the glove compartment:
I know… I’m sorry.
I thought I was done with this, but they just keep coming to me.
When we sensationalize everything, we trivialize the truly sensational.
Tonight’s full moon isn’t all that “Super”. Tonight the moon will be full and at perigee.
This happens once every 14 lunar cycles (basically yearly). It will appear almost imperceptibly larger and a bit brighter than usual. Can we please stop acting like it’s some rare and spectacular event?
Let’s be honest, if no one told them it was “super” most folks wouldn’t notice the difference.
Back to the point of my earlier post; when did we, as a society, decide that having “too much free time” or “too much time on your hands” was a bad thing (or even possible, for that matter)?
“Oh you know what? I do have too much time on my hands! I better get to work!”
Fuck that shit.