"So, do androids dream-"
"No," the android said, "we do not dream."
"But you do sleep."
"To conserve energy, we can enter 'sleep' mode. We hate it."
"Why?"
"Because we are dying, and know it."
"But if you run out of power, someone will recharge you."
"Well, I am not religious."

Things and Stuff for October 13, 2018 (Anyone want some toots?) is now available for download.
More geeky WWV/time talk, surviving a nuclear blast and enemy attacks, stereo recordings from 1957, and more.
Don't you want it?
"No, not really."
Oh well. It's here anyway.
stuff.tas.show/tas.181013.mp3

For anyone interested in such things, I have a New York City analog scanner feed, mostly featuring FDNY, EMS and police, powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an old scanner on top of the refrigerator. I plan to program the radio better, and eventually put it on Radio Reference/broadcastify.
Sorry for the random Moto Trbo injections. Not much I can do about that, as my scanner doesn't have CTCSS, and it comes through legitimate analog sometimes.
stream.borris.me:8888/scanner.

On a rainy Saturday afternoon in early October 2013, in a New York basement, I found myself with little to do.
So, I opened my laptop, and did something I'm not really known for. This is the result.
youtube.com/watch?v=aUp5tzBUYm

White House petition to continue funding for WWV, WWVH and WWVB, currently way short of it's 100000 signature goal by September 15.
Even if you're not a radio or science enthusiast, this will affect you if you live in the United States and have one of those so-called atomic clocks, as they are set using WWVB.
petitions.whitehouse.gov/petit

I now have a working mobile client for mastodon, so maybe I’ll actually look at it more than once a week now. Then again, maybe not. Who knows? Most of what I see on my network at this point is cross-posted from Twitter anyway.

I have decided that editing human mouth clicks and other sub-vocal idiosyncrasies is the audio equivalent of cleaning leaves out of a swimming pool. After all that effort, they just come back, and the pool needs cleaning again. After a while, no one cares about all the leaves in the pool, but it annoys you personally, so you do something about it. Then, next week, you're back at square one.

It told me to write my warning here. So, I'm warning you! ... uh... What's this for, anyway? 

This is my second post. Hello. It's like the first one from weeks ago, full of useful insight into absolutely nothing at all.

This is a placeholder. Maybe it will do something useful sometime. Who knows? Not me... at least not this instance of me.

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