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New Van and Other New Toys – MDW326

Just an update.    I talked about a few links:

I got a new Van.   A 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.
I’ve been driving UBER XL with the new van the last couple of weekends.



TV Cable Cutter Update – Better Than Rabbit Ears! – MDW325

Just an update about my cable cutting project. I found an amplifier that I got a long time ago when I *thought* we were going to cut the cable. It allows me to power 2 TV’s with the same antenna setup. I wired that up tonight and we get everything available over the air up here now. Kind of proud of myself 🙂

Also, as you might have noticed, I’ve been playing with some ad insertion tech from the company I work for. You may hear some “injected” audio (ads) in this show at least up to 7-19-19 After that, who knows what you might hear in those spots 🙂

I will have Barry Kantz on “Your Podcast” over at blubrry on Monday. Take a listen over at

Happy 4th of July to those in the US and Happy Canada Day (yesterday) as well!

White Squirrels (Repost from 2009 with intro) – MDW324

Walking with the White Squirrels from September 2009.

Hopefully the reprocessed audio is better than it was. Sorry about the last episode’s audio being low. Won’t happen again 🙂

Cutting the Cable TV (again) – MDW322

I spent some time in the woods and recorded a bit about cutting the cable at the house for TV.

I put up a new antenna and now can get **some** local TV and it’s just enough 🙂

I Think I May Have To Build an Ark – MDW321

It’s been very rainy here in Traverse City lately. Lake Michigan is at a high water level which makes my basement into a bit of a swamp.

It’s a cycle and it will go back down I’m sure. Lets hope for a hot and dry summer up here!

Old Truck vs. New Car – MDW319

Should I buy a NEW car or an old truck?

Old trucks (and cars) are simple, analog, easy to work on and troubleshoot. New cars are full of crap like “Body Control Modules” and “Anti-lock brake controllers” Shit that cost a ton of money to do something that is mostly un-needed.

I’m toying with the idea of getting a Classic daily-driver from the 60’s or 70’s. For the most part, I don’t drive a lot. If I buy an old truck, in 10 years, I will still have an “old truck”. Might even be worth more than I pay for it or not, but it won’t be 10’s of thousands of dollars less because it’s a new-fangled car that looses money by the second.

Saturday Morning Update – MDW317

Hello from the Snowy white north!

Apple caused a panic in the Podcasting world this week and caused my week to be a bit weird.  I update you on what was going on and a bit about the weather (of course)

I will be in Orlando Florida and points south next week.  Maybe have an episode or two from the road.  Stay tuned!  I will be speaking at Podfest on Saturday.

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