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Michael Shimniok
A geek with too many hobbies.
A geek with too many hobbies.
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Wrenchin' for Ouray
Getting ready for Ouray, the Jeep has been making a funny noise...  Gathering at the (in)famous 2002 Ouray FSJ Invasion Ok, not just one noise. There's never just one noise with these rigs. But the one worrying me lately sounds like a bearing going out, or ...
Wrenchin' for Ouray
Wrenchin' for Ouray
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2015 Ouray FSJ Invasion
I'm going to Ouray! Yay! (hey, that rhymes) I'm finally going! For the first time since 2007! I've been wanting to go every year but things just kept coming up and getting in the way. Well, this year I got permission from the boss to make a multi-day solo t...
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Estes Park
The annual Estes Park, YMCA cabin trip with friends of ours was a blast and Troubled Child got to join in the fun. My wife, daughter, and our friends met up at the YMCA of the Rockies on Thursday night a couple weeks ago. I was away on business travel, retu...
Estes Park
Estes Park
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Neglected U-Joint
On my drive up to Estes Park for the weekend, I noticed a drivetrain vibration getting worse. The mechanic who serviced the transmission a few months ago mentioned a bad ujoint. That's the understatement of the year. I pulled the driveshaft and discovered t...
Neglected U-Joint
Neglected U-Joint
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My opinion the last couple years: the power of the brain is not merely parallelism but in interconnection. "For the first time, neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter "scaffold" of the human brain, the critical communications network that supports brain function." 
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I'm definitely joining in the protest. Are you?
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Diagnosing broken oscilloscopes is my idea of fun and relaxation... :D
Diagnosing a Broken Oscilloscope
Analog oscilloscopes practically diagnose themselves. Without ever taking off the cover, here's how I tracked down a new problem on my primary oscilloscope. I bought my BK Precision 1590A *  quad-trace oscilloscope a few years ago because I liked the new-fa...
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