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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

another photo

What was special about the last picture yesterday?  It was shot on film and scanned in.
Since posting that, I found a box of my old pics, and in there were several packs from our trip to California in the mid 1990's. 
This one was taken at San Simeon:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ITAM nears its end

Pop quiz: What's special about this picture of my bikecasting stable?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

ITAM post

yes, that's a stereo camera from an old family friend
Babette, taken with infrared film for photography class


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sears Cutlass

There was a lot of interest in the Sears Cutlass with the racing stripe the other day so I'm providing a link to the post from June 2011 when I found it.  Enjoy!

Here is the link.

The cat's name is Guido - from before there was a tv show, by the way.  We found him hunting mice in the alley.  The old superstition is only half known - if a black cat crosses your path it's bad luck but if it comes to live with you it's good luck!

bridge bikecast

The ride out (link)

our destination best burgers around!

they have a nice seating area
the return (link)

Monday, February 11, 2013

near-past retro tech

I know someone in the typosphere will get a kick out of this.  I won't order it, as the shipping is more than I would want to pay, but if I see one in the bins i might be tempted.

It's a TRS-80 model 100, and a pretty slick looking toy it is too.   The link to the auction, which ends Friday 2/15/2013 can be found HERE.(new window)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

year of the snake

Here's my annual Lunar New Year stamp.  In the morning, we'll go out looking for the glass art left all over town by the Monkeyshines volunteers.  Here's a link to this year's forum where finds are displayed.

In other news, we went for a ride yesterday and I did a little typing on the trail.

Friday, February 8, 2013

SG3: the Voyage Home


A great many Typewriter Brigadiers swear by these AlphaSmarts, so I always said that though I wouldn't go out of my way for one, if I found one at a thrift store it would depend on the price.  Obviously that happened and at $7.95 it was worth the plunge.  I think I will like it for occasional use, plus when I travel for work they sometimes fail to have a keyboard for me and this would be tolerable, with a usb number pad. 

I do wish it would continue to add to the stored text when connected (that could be what the y cable I don't have would do for me) and I would like to transfer text back into it from the pc - is that possible? 

Anyway I may take this on a bikecast some day. 

Or if I get ambitious - I do have a Zyklin usb typewriter (a Remette) and wondered if it could be grafted into the guts of this to make a FrankenAlpha or a BetaSmart..  What do you think of that?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ITAM ujtu

I'm still overworked, having done the same project 3 times and still working on it.  But I did win a bid.

It looks like the love child of an sm9 and a Royal 440

Sunday, February 3, 2013

antiques show

This one was 20% off making it $20 instead of $25.  It was tough to leave behind, as it might have fit the bike rack, but I didn't want to lighten my wallet that much this week.

If anyone wants this at $45 I know where it is, the lady has a shop in Sumner.

I suppose I should have checked the price on this.

This may be my earliest Pickett - a model 1000 from the late 1940's. And I got it for $5 and a few minutes conversation with the retired teacher selling it.

not much typing day 2

I didn't get much typing done, and none scanned, but I did check out a Goodwill in Lakewood after we'd been to the Pierce College Science Dome for a show on the study of the heliosphere, and one on Mars.

For this blog, however, the Goodwill had only one typewriter an SCM Sears job with weird reels and a standard elite typeface.

I didn't bring it home, this time but I am still curious about those ribbon reels (the other one looks the same).


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