Author Archives: Ponsdorf

The Capture Effect

The capture effect is a real RF technical phenomenon – via Wiki: “The capture effect is defined as the complete suppression of the weaker signal at the receiver limiter (if it has one) where the weaker signal is not amplified, … Continue reading

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Wax On – Wax Off

Geezer Update: I’ve struggling with a variety of issues pertaining to putting words on the screen. Setting aside those mundane elements that few will care about; I am simply frightened. It seems that everyday there’s at least one new revelation … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Melancholy – An Annual Re-post

Two or three times a year some of us geezer types get a bit tangled up in old times. Late April and much of May include several dates that trigger memories here. Late April because my pop was declared KIA … Continue reading

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“Brave New World” or “1984” A Twist on the Theme

Dystopia: “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.” I still lean towards Bizzaro World myself, but I HAVE spent  several days re-reading/skimming both books after the revelation I stumbled across. “In 1949, George Orwell received a … Continue reading

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8 Years Ago Today…

A thing happened on this day 8 years ago.  Any number of reference sources are available on-line if yer Google-Fu is good. Some ‘Nam vets decided to stand up and be counted. ANSWER was gonna do some protesting at The … Continue reading

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Just A Squid

In THE OLDEN DAYS… The other branches called us, generically, Squids – But I recall terms we used in The Navy to refer to our fellow sailors. NOT PC. I’m gonna share the ones I can remember: Airdale: Someone  who … Continue reading

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Sunday Silly – NOT Quite

I’ve been scanning my usual news sources when I can this weekend. Can’t seem to find stuff that makes me smile. Long aside: Snow storm knocked out our satellite internet AND we were without power for a time. Even didn’t … Continue reading

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Just A Sailor

Preface: Title blatantly stolen from Steve Waterman’s book “Just A Sailor”. We met once and I have a signed copy.  Kinda happy to give him a nod here. —- This post may seem a bit of a whine, perhaps, but … Continue reading

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Setting The Drip – A Winter’s Tale

Been cold here on the ridge and THAT particular ritual has been taken care of some days ago. But I’ve been thinking about how out-of-tune it is to complete a rather simple preventative measure. Is there some government entity that … Continue reading

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Our Bizzaro World?

Bizzaro World is a place in the comic book (Sorry – Graphic Novel) universe… supposed fiction. Yet every day some current news item hints that it is becoming more and more real. Could be my advancing age, or my own … Continue reading

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