Heathkit H8 & H89

Alex Bodnar is a fellow H89 geek, and the one area he likes to play is with floppy disks.  Name a floppy tape for the H8 or H89, and he can write to it.  Soft sector, or Hard sector?  Single Side or Double Side? Single Density or Double Density?

I dig that Wintek Branded H19 with the amber picture tube, which was how he interfaced with the H8.


On this day in music history: April 24, 1974 - “Diamond Dogs”, the eighth studio album by David Bowie is released. Produced by David Bowie, it is recorded at Olympic and Island Studios in London and Ludolf Studios in Hilversum, NL from October 1973 - February 1974. Following the covers album “Pin-Ups”, David Bowie begins writing songs for a proper follow up to his previous release “Aladdin Sane”. Told from the perspective of the character “Halloween Jack”, “Diamond Dogs” is a concept album consisting of songs influenced by George Orwell’s “1984” and Bowie’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world. It also marks the end of Bowie’s glam rock phase of his career (following the retirement of his “Ziggy Stardust” persona), as the scene reaches its zenith. Working with a new group of musicians that include Herbie Flowers (bass), Earl Slick, Alan Parker (guitars), Mike Garson (keyboards), Tony Newman and Aynsley Dunbar (drums), it’s Bowie’s first album to not feature the Spiders From Mars Band. The albums original cover artwork featuring the singer as a half-man/half dog hybrid (with genitalia exposed) stirs up controversy. The cover is quickly recalled and reprinted with the offending image airbrushed out. The original recalled album cover quickly becomes a prized and highly valuable collector’s item. The album spins off the single (two in the UK ) “Rebel Rebel” (#5 UK, #64 US Pop), becoming one of Bowie’s signature songs. It also features other classics including “1984” (later covered by Tina Turner), “Big Brother” and the title track. Reissued numerous times since making its CD debut in the mid 80’s, the album is most recently remastered in 2016 on CD and 180 gram vinyl. It is reissued as part of the box set “Who Can I Be Now?: 1974 - 1976”. “Diamond Dogs” hits number one on the UK album chart, peaking at number five on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

If you have Devoted Druid and Channeler Initiate in your graveyard, your Necrotic Ooze can do infinite mana of any color or combination.
Edit: Not as easy as the two-card Devoted Druid combo, but this one is b/g, which allows it to be in a Hapatra -1/-1 counter deck… with Black Sun’s Zenith for 100.

let go.

Summer Sky

A week at my sisters in Switzerland with proper skys and excellent MIlky Way watching. This is a long exposure of Cygnus and all its surrounding nebula and stars. Taken in Arzier Switzerland 29/07/2016 with a canon 700d and samyang 24mm lens. 

Because I could write the Crows doing all the mundane things

Brushing their teeth:

Matthias is stereotypical guy messy since being away from the fjerdan army. Spits. Gurgles loudly. Water, listerine, you name it.

Nina weirdly likes cinnamon toothpaste. Keeps her area relatively clean. Disgusted by matthias’s gurglung. Always tries to out gurgle him. Both usually end up choking and spitting everywhere.

Jesper leaves the water running the entire time. Fast brushing that leaves you wondering how he has teeth. Taps the brush obnoxiously against the sink when done. Smiles saucily at reflection. Water still running.

Wylan wets toothbrush just enough and turns off water. He brushes for 2 minutes exactly and then flosses. Inspects teeth in mirror carefully, but blushes when he sees Jesper grinning at this. This happens every time.

Kuwei awkwardly hovers around Jesper, trying to share sink. Normal brushing. Flosses occasionally.

Inej brushes slowly, contemplating life. Tends to stare off into mirror or space. Sometimes walks around the bathroom doing other things while brushing. Hums.

Kaz stares in moderately horrified disgust. “Why do we have six sinks?”