Antikythera Machine

Christmas dinner with the side of the family in Iowa. Actually, this is a loose approximation; it actually consisted of meeting for lunch at this diner, about half the group leaving directly afterward, and those of us that remained coming back to my uncle’s and watching a show on the History channel for a few hours. Not quite the canonical family Christmas gathering, but it WAS a damned good show.

Came home and finished playing with the sacrificial car stereo. Found out the voltage offset detected by my fancy (cheapo) test equipment was in fact caused by my fancy (cheapo) test equipment, and that it was in perfect operating condition as long as wasn’t actually being measured (or was being measured in a more creative way). Whoops! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some short-happy scope probes that need to be burned at the stake.

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