Author Archives: James Briggs

Kinko’s Campbell as a Third Place

Kinko’s Campbell used to be 24 hours around 2004, and as the only place open, had a vibrant late-nite community of regulars. Later the hours were reduced by the regional manager, and then Fedex bought the chain. On most nites, … Continue reading

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BOSS GT-1000 and BCB-60 Pedal Board Review and Tips

I’ve been thinking about what case or pedal board to use with my BOSS GT-1000 guitar effects processor. I looked around online for reviews but didn’t see much as of Nov. 2019, aside from the BOSS ME-80 nylon case. The … Continue reading

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Guitar Pedal Board Links

Rhett Shull is the pedal board whisperer. Rhett’s Fly Rig: – for travelling now, has to pack in one check-in – TSA can disassemble your board, so KISS so you can quickly re-assemble it – Mono board with Cioks DC7, … Continue reading

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Frank Denis says Stop using ridiculously low DNS TTLs

One of the best DNS posts I’ve seen in the last decade, on short TTL issues. It’s also a great tutorial on how to do data-driven technical analysis. As a DNS administrator, I knew it was bad, but not that … Continue reading

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Space Reality Check

Gee, this guy is even more brutally honest than I am: 5 Horrifying Facts You Didn’t Know About the Space Shuttle Also, an EASA administrator was roasted for his answer that reusable spacecraft would reduce jobs, but it looks like … Continue reading

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