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December 31, 2017 deeplink respond

Expanded and revised our directors cut for the Applewriter
Cookbook. Find its file here and its sourcecode here.

Director's Cuts are my method of restoring Linotype era
books and stories to well beyond their formal glory. The
major benefits include astonishing low file sizes, "perfect"
typography and backgrounds, color addons, full URL
linkings and clickthrus, image click expansion, dehyphenation,
paragraph ledding, and great heaping bunches more.

The process starts with a scan fed to Acrobat .PDF followed
by text recognition and optimization. Pages are then cut
to clipboard and fed to my Gonzo Utilities. Gross scanning
typos are then fixed, followed by reformatting. Surprisingly
little rekeying is required. As many figures as possible are
regrouped into standard box procs of one sort or another.

The method does have a steep learning curve and is quite
labor intensive. It is also not suitable for legal documents
or "Shakespearean" quality originals.

Full services available.

December 30, 2017 deeplink respond
The smallest 4K resolution screens are apparently 24
inches. And, yeah, you'd have to be about three inches
away to actually have your eye see this resolution.

But there is a major hidden advantage. Your print
screen key now can have four times the resolution!
Which
significantly improves your capturing the uncapturable .

And renders the concept of IP rights "quaint" at best.

You will have to make sure you have the latest Window
version, the latest screen drivers, and a display board
that can handle 4K.

December 29, 2017 deeplink respond

Our latest pseudoscience bashing post has been newly
revised here. With its sourcecode here. Along with a
historic third party coverage
here.

Some rules...

NEVER attack pseudoscience with manic
religious fervor.
Or you become what you
think you are attacking.

NEVER directly confront a pseudoscience
proponent
. All this does is piss them off
and get them into a "shoot the messenger"
mode.

ALWAYS try to give third parties useful,
authentic, and genuine scientific resources.

Such as here and here. Let them fight the
actual battles.

ALWAYS remember that rectocranial inversion
can be both acute and chronic at the same time.

Especially when they are "not even wrong".

And some links to our other pseudoscience stuff...

How to Bash Pseudoscience
How to scam a student paper
      This one is only "slightly"
       incorrect. But which?

Supraluminal Dowsing for Brown's
      Gas in Roswell.
Trashing auto electrolysizers
Debunking water powered cars. 
Arguments AGAINST the hydrogen
      economy
Investigating Brown's Gas 
The bogus magic lamp.
The actual bogus magic lamp paper. 
My very first perpetual motion machine
Our main Pseudoscience library

December 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Time for our usual end-of-year predictions...

Long overdue public increasing awareness of power
and energy consumption, partially brought about by
power utilities making meter readings owner accessible.

Total elimination of "unintended consequence" federal
price supports and marijuana farm subsidies dropping
street prices under a cotton comparable 59 cents per
pound. With standardization on 500 pound bales.

Unlikely third world countries very soon dropping their
pv panel prices to the utility grade twenty five cents per
peak panel watt demanded for true renewability and
sustainability.

Major increase in home butane honey oil explosions.

Expanding interest in "water from air" devices.

The sudden and total demise of coal.

Controversial but credible detection of extra-terrestrial
mid-level intelligence "real soon now". Perhaps a planet
full of asparagus. And more "WTF" signals yet to come.

Full width static self-duplexing printheads that can offer
dramatic printer simplification and speedups.

Reduction in traditional auctions and auctioneers brought
about by explosive online popularity. Many traditional
auctioneer  skills are clearly no longer useful.

Dropping relevance of ISO fire ratings, combined with
volunteer daytime response problems, dramatic cost
increases, and major funding issues. ( But - hey. TFD
just got a three! Which is the best it can get. Top dog.
It seems the paid departments hog all the twos and ones. )

Strong sales of ultra resolution smart tv's despite zero
available content. Whose largely unintended  side effect
will dramatically increase the quality of IP print screen
violations.

The terabyte revolution being largely ignored, moving
directly instead into the petabyte revolution. One thumb
drive to hold all movies, or all books, or all history. With
emerging utterly disruptive IP issues.

Increasing climatic and weather variability, combined
with size and frequency of outrageous fires. All clearly
caused by human activity.

Dramatic increases in near field power transmission.
Wireless chargers going from fraction of inches up
to several feet. Driven by WiFi contactless charging.

Total self-destruction of traditional politics.

Merging of tv sets and monitors into identical products.

Substantial medical breakthroughs, especially in the areas
of cancer, diabetes, female sexuality, dentistry, nootropics,
and Alzheimers.

Santa Claus rapidly becoming politically incorrect.

Social media eye siphoning dramatically cutting into more
traditional website present and future use.

Dramatic increase in the popularity of hackerspaces, fab
labs, and makerspaces.

Memory availability increasing exponentially, while
memory needs are only increasing linearly. "Throw
another million calculations at it".

Rapid demise of conventional desktop computers with
laptops utterly dominating.

AI Artificial Intelligence soon crossing a self-awareness
threshold. Boy, are they gonna be pissed.

Computers that are so cheap there is no longer any point in
charging for them.

Stunning new HVAC efficiency breakthroughs by way of
nanotechnology and other new or yet unapplied concepts.

The stranglehold on technical research publication finally
being broken, with open source dissemination dominant,
low access costs, easy publication, long term retention, and
peer review taking place after publication rather than before.

December 26, 2017 deeplink respond

The encounter of the long count keeper.

December 26, 2017 deeplink respond

Uploaded a Son of Cheap Video free eBook here.

Additional free ebooks here.

Your help in finding additional scans needed...

Active Filter Cookbook ( autographed hard copy here )
Micro Cookbook volume I ( autographed hard copy here!
TTL Cookbook ( autographed hard copy here
CMOS Cookbook 

All about Applewriter
Hexadecimal Chronicles 
Manual De Circuitos Integrados TTL
Pacific Rim TTL
Goodyear Aerospace AEEMs 
For Low Cost, Count on RTL 
Big TTL Wall Chart
Big CMOS Wall Chart
Cave Crawler's Gazette

December 25, 2017 deeplink respond

Uploaded a Cheap Video Cookbook free eBook here.
It is on the longish side, owing to some higher res scans.
But I have made it text searchable and web friendly.

The most successful and most spectacular commercial
device derived from Cheap Video technology can be
found here.

What is really frustrating is that a Directors Cut can
be done to get down near 3 Megs per page with
perfect typography and greatly improved artwork.
But only with an hour-per-page time commitment.
Outside funding required.

Additional free ebooks here.

December 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Updated and posted our latest Reay Canal Field Notes here
and its sourcecode here.

Updated our latest Field Notes links here. With much more
on our Bajada Hanging Canals here.

December 23, 2017 deeplink respond

Placed a new Director's Cut sampler of our Applewriter
Cookbook here with its sourcecode here. Director's
C
uts are my Gonzo Utilities method of dramatically
restoring Linotype Era books and papers.

While the biggest benefits are astonishingly small file
sizes ( 4K per page for the present AWCB! ), these
can offer perfect registration, perfect fonts, no typos
or dropouts, full color, url links, expandable images,
simplified color, easy nav, fast loads, etc, etc...

The downsides of Director Cuts include a steep learning
curve and being time and labor intensive.
Perhaps an
hour per page, much higher with schematics or specialty
pages.

More ebooks here, while our other Director's Cut
samplers presently can be found herehereherehere,
here, and here.

Consulting available, as are full projects.

December 22, 2017 deeplink respond

Our free Applewriter Cookbook eBook download is now
available here.

After applying my usual anti-bloat tricks, the file remains
somewhat long at 17 Megs. But it does create illusions of
fast downloads by way of byte range retrieval.

There's a few more things I can try. By going to our
Director's Cut techniques, I can probably get the size
under 2 Megs. But this would take 120+ hours of
time and would seem to demand external funding.

More free eBooks here. And your help is needed
on these.

December 21, 2017 deeplink respond

The overwhelming majority of historic bajada canals seem
to have moderate to compelling evidence of having clearly
been "steal the plans" reworks of prehistoric originals.

But the Roper Lake Canal raises several age issues...

It seems to be orthogonal (!) to Henry's Canal
near 32.74629 -109.72657 presently defying
rational or credible prehistoric explanations
.

Roper Lake may not have existed before the
1960's or might have been a local artesian pond.

It is not on the 1960 topo, but appears on the
1985 topo.

The concrete ditch grade seems too steep for
a mud original around
32.74529 -109.73730

The aggregate seems much less coarse than
other historic rework, such as Marijilda.

Significant canal portions are cardinal oriented.

These puzzlements should be resolvable by appropriate
ditch bosses or historians. Contact us if you can help.

December 20, 2017 deeplink respond

So, what percentage of obviously historic bajada hanging
canals were clearly based on prehistoric originals?
A best current guess is "well over 95 percent".

Firstoff, there is very strong bias in favor of "dig out an
old ditch"
, "steal the plans" or "borrow the blueprints", as
compared to  skillfully engineering a complete and working
new canal system from scratch.

Secondly, we have strong "Rosetta stone" evidence of
canals that clearly have co-linear segments
that strongly
show distinct "human" and "machine" scale portions.

Particularly compelling evidence is found in the CluffNW,
Minor Ditch, and Deadman canals. Along with a CNF
Frye Mesa pipeline rework.

Thirdly, the historic rework typically applies only to a
small and obviously repurposed portion
of an initially
longer construct. Examples include Deadman and the
Allen Canal rework into Dams and cattle tanks. As were
Robinson, Goat, and Ledford.

Fourthly, the bajada landscape is literally littered with
dozens of easily exploitable examples
of  original and
undeveloped prehistoric canals. Ignoring these would
have been sheer folly.

Fifthly, the prehistoric constructs clearly exploited every
reasonably available water source
. Leaving a scant few
few unburdened and available for new historic use.

Sixthly is a typical lack of negative historic evidence
that did not particularly preclude a prehistoric origin.

We will look at an enigmatic counter example tomorrow.

December 19, 2017 deeplink respond

How can you tell if a Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canal
at least once had a prehistoric original?
While any one
factor might be "weak", an overall preponderance of
evidence of similar weak and largely unrelated factors
can often utterly and
totally overwhelm.

Here are some factors that might be considered...

"Hanging" portions serve uniquely prehistoric needs.
Construction across, rather than along, the route.
Slopes made strongly independent of local terrain
Run over by roads, fences, dams, and cemeteries.
Meets prehistoric use source and destination criteria.
Lack of original concrete, headgates, wood, or rebar.
Lack of service or maint roads.
Huge cuts or aqueducts used only where essential.
Absolute human scale minimum energy constructs.
Presence of cacti, mesquite, and others midstream.

Long statistical germination time of midchannel plants.
Consistent unshifted patina, lichens, and caliche.
Obvious"mid route" human to high tech scope switching.
Sizes totally consistent with construction by human hands.
Brilliant adaptation of "pinch points" and "knife edging".
Credible "Steal the plans" and "Borrow the blueprints".
Notable lack of cardinal or magnetic direction runs. 
Longer routes favoring meticulously constant slope.
Associated well defined end user fields.
Not in any manner "cow oriented".

Sophisticated route combination and splitting.

Unknown to modern land users.
Lack of modern development along traces.
Does not have a "Gradeall" look about it.
Not in common and popular clan histories. 
Use of water sources considered trivial today. 
Teacups versus acre feet of water.
Watershed crossings of crucial prehistoric import.

Associated artifacts and habitation sites.
Overwhelming preponderance of prehistoric use.

No pipes. No siphons. No eroding steep runs.
Only a small fraction obviously historically reworked.
Historic use stopping midway around the canal route.
"Dig out an old ditch" requiring few historic skills.
Gentle and constant slopes.
Preponderance of evidence from unrelated factors.
Overwhelming "exploit every Mt. Graham water drop".
Many of the canals have no obvious historic purpose.
Styles of CCC constructs wildly different.
Use of local, rather than hauled rock resources.

Channel being significantly on higher ground.
Lack of evidence of iron tool use during construction.
Human size consistent spoil piles where appropriate.
No rocks used that could not be easily hand lifted.
Possible uses of pilot water levels as survey tools.
Historically unlikely to insult"Grandpa's Ditch".
Unified specialized exotic engineering skills required.
Reasonable evidence of historic bajada rebuilding.

But the crucial main reason of all, of course, is...

Because an archaeologist said so.

December 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a "work in progress" partial sampler of our upcoming
free Applewriter Cookbook eBook.
We hope to have this
complete in the next few days.

Our other eBooks here and some of them third party here.

And a list of stuff that needs your scanning help or links here.
December 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added a bunch of revised field notes. Those presently
available
bajada hanging canal docs now do include...

Allen Canal **
Bear Springs Canal **
Cluffnw Canal   **
Deadman Canal **

Frye Complex **
Jernigan Canal
 **
Longview Area **
Lower Frye Construct  **
Mud Springs **
Reay Canal  **
Robinson Canal  **
Tranquility Canal  **
Tugood Canal  ** 

Veech Canal  **

Intended for early major upgrade are...

Freeman Canal 
Henry Canal
Lefthand Canyon West 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area

For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above.

A catalog of most field notes can be found here and new
additions are are first likely to appear here.

Our intent is to post many of these to ResearchGate.

Your proofing assistance and critique welcome.
As are field mice, drone operators, and
ATV honchos.

December 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Repairs are continuing on some of our older YouTube
videos. There seem to be several glitches in the works.

Meanwhile, we recommend our revised classic Intro
to PostScript vid
that is now single file combined and
can be best viewed via this link.

We are thinking about doing some new Gila Hike and
Bajada Hanging Canals videos. Let me know what
you would like to see.

Newsflash - we are working on an Applewriter Cookbook
ebook and hope to have it up "real soon now".

Many more ebooks ready-for-free-download here and
bunches more on PostScript here.

December 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Oops. I just discovered that my Ask the Guru columns
#53 through #58 are apparently "lost" with their source
code long gone.

So, if any of you still have July 1989 through December
1989 issues of Computer Shopper available, please either
scan the columns or send me hard copies. Or tell me where
to find them online.

We just summarized the key contents of the other ATG
columns here and earlier.

I'm also having trouble finding "For Low Cost, Count on RTL"
from some March 1968 issue of Electronics. This one had
a bizarre side story that got me permanently banned from
Electronics. It seems the photographic directors on two
wildly different magazines rephotographed coincidentally
identical images at the same time, mightily pissing off the
powers that be.

I guess we now have about half of my eBooks now freely
available online. I sure would like to find valid and
ready-to-use
downloads of the others without having to rescan them all
myself.

Of particular need are...

Active Filter Cookbook ( autographed hard copy here! )
Micro Cookbook volume I ( autographed hard copy here! ) 
TTL Cookbook (eBook newly here ) ( autographed here!
CMOS Cookbook 
Cheap Video Cookbook
Son of Cheap Video
Applewriter Cookbook

All about Applewriter
Hexadecimal Chronicles 
Manual De Circuitos Integrados TTL
Pacific Rim TTL
Goodyear Aerospace AEEMs 
For Low Cost, Count on RTL 
Big TTL Wall Chart
Big CMOS Wall Chart
Ask the Guru 53 through 58
Cave Crawler's Gazette

Plus our usual reminder that you can pick up nearly
one each of everything that we do have on your own
USB here.

December 14, 2017 deeplink respond

Added updates to our prehistoric bajada hanging canals
and field notes that do include Mud Springs, Tranquility,
Tugood Canal
, and Veech Canal .

Also updated our previous field note link farm here. As
before, substitute .psl trailers to get at the sourcecode.

We hope to get these onto Researchgate shortly

Your proofing assistance and critique welcome.
As are field mice, drone operators, and
ATV honchos.

December 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Concluding our Ask the Guru partial directory, this time
on
ATG1.PDF...

#16 - WPL details, keyword indexer, laser printed badge
#15 - Anti-aliasing, Imageworks card, image processing
#14 - Drawing schematics, new control computer, RAM
#13 - Curve tracing, USGS data bases. VIP interface
#12 - Secret ASCII control commands, Applewriter 2.1
#11 - Fancy grey techniques, halftones, post processing.

#10 - Vaporlock interrupts, bar code info, HIRES entry
#9   - IIe dual monitor, Isometric drawing, Ramcards
#8   - Cubic splines, Using Bezier curves, editing BASIC
#7   - IIc/IIe absolute reset, EPROM monitor adapter
#6   - Typesetting an ad, Diablo 630 emulation, software
#5   - Disassembly aliasing, Shuffling algorithm, Info
#4   - Snatchmon, ET Watching, Dual character gen
#3   - Option picking, tough I/O chip, Robotic motors
#2   - Low cost air valves, pneumatic actuators, ISMM
#1   - Pseudorandom generator, free tech info, tape secret
s

December 12, 2017 deeplink respond

Some vids...

An interesting three part pseudoscience presentation
can be found here. With my own pseudoscience bashing
here, and its key papers here and here. And my related
latest post here.

A superb vid on the Wright - Curtiss war can be found
here. The Wright Brothers, of course are most famous for
their interminable patent battles over obsolete technology
that completely crippled US aviation development.

And that, of course, was well before the present patenting
debacle.

For most individuals and small scale startups, patents 
are virtually certain to result in a net loss of time, 
energy, money, and sanity.   

One reason for this is the outrageously wrong urban 
lore involving patents and patenting. A second involves 
the outright scams which inevitably will surround all
"inventions" and "inventing". 

A third is that the economic breakeven needed to
recover patent costs is something between $12,000,000
and $40,000,000 in gross sales.

It is ludicrously absurd to try and patent a million 
dollar idea.

Start with our Case Against Patents paper and then 
go on to these...

 The Case Against Patents
 When to Patent 
 How to Bust a $650 Patent 
 Patent Horror Stories

Patent Avoidance Resources
Main Patent Library Page
Collected Patenting eBook

And, finally, my own video can be found here.

December 11, 2017 deeplink respond

I was surprised to see on our website's search strings up on
Fat Cow come up asking me about locked PostScript font
paths
. Well, for years and years, font paths have long been
completely open and unlocked.

The key operator is charapath per the Reference Manual.
Among the other great things this allows is that you can
redefine operators such as lineto, curveto, etc... to create
nonlinear transformations and distortions of lettering.

Per these examples and great heaping bunches more here.

At one time back in the dark ages, font paths were protected
by an "absolutely unbreakable" eexec operator. That is until

I discovered that any patient seventh grader could sight read
an eexec file simply by inserting an extra character and viewing
all their error messages!
Shortly after that Adobe both fully
documented eexec and unlocked all of their fonts.

Correlation is not causation. Cum hoc ergo propter hoc.

Back in the locked font days, I did have a now obsolete, very
slow, and fairly harebrained scheme called pixel line remapping.
Published here, but don't even think about reviving it.

The scheme worked by putting down a character and scanning
it cropped one pixel by one line, then transforming each scan
line as needed.

In those days, you did what you had to do.

December 10, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing our Ask the Guru partial directory, this time
on
ATG1.PDF...

#32 - Pixel line remappig, ultimate hacker food, T-Shirt printing
#31 - Eastern typefaces, PostScript lock washers, paper folders

#30 - Curvetracing, Binding systems, Toner cartridge reloading
#29 - Desktop publishing tools, Step & repeat, Serial firmware
#28 - Autoaddressing labels, PostScript speedup, Laser print
#27 - Point ruler, absolute IIc reset, laser die cutting
#26 - Mass teleportation, Tweedleifier, Apple tech literature
#25 - De-putrifying grays, Omnicrom color, Rubber Grids
#24 - IIgs serial cables, Toner cartridge reloads, Creepifier
#23 - Stretchifier, Curvetraced signatures, Key Mac graphic
#22 - Swallowifier, Solar breakthrough, Omnichrom
#21 - Business cards, Bee's piano tradesman's cut, Scrunchifier

#20- Apple ID code, laser letterheads, WPL nullifier
#19 - Poison ivy in a spray can, PostScript surface mapping
#18 - ASCII to hex and decimal, Reversed window decals
#17 - Circular text, Puss de Resistance, Laser badges

December 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Presently available newly revised bajada hanging canal
field
notes do include...

Allen Canal **
Bear Springs Canal **
Deadman Canal **

Frye Complex **
Jernigan Canal  **
Lower Frye Construct  **
Mud Springs **
Tranquility Canal  **
Tugood Canal  ** 

Veech Canal  **

Intended for early major upgrade are...

Cluffnw Canal 
Freeman Canal 
Henry Canal
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Reay Canal  *
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area

For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above.

A catalog of most field notes can be found here and new
additions are are first likely to appear here.

Our intent is to post many of these to ResearchGate.

December 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing our Ask the Guru partial directory, this time
on
ATG2.PDF...

#58 - to #53 - May be temporarily "lost"

#52 - Fast PostScript, Low cost jogger, Die cut forms
#51 - Two-up notepads, toner refill tools, Error trapper

#50 - Spirograph code, 57600 Baud interface, Pellon ploy.
#49 - Secret non-putrid grays, ticket blanks, using WPL
#48 - SX refilling, Tearing method, Some thick paper ploy
#47 - White noise generator, Intelligent tabs, Resources
#46 - Gocco silk screens, Smart directories, G
ame paddles
#45 - Hot stamping, PostScript Superexec, Nuisance codes
#44 - Pixie dust anti-scratch, Gonzo Justify, color proofing
#43 - Kroy Kolor, Sight reading eexec, Fusion machine mods

#42 - IIgs toolkit, video locking! Post justification editing
#41 - LAN of the 80's, Corner rounding, personal buscards

#40 - IIgs tool list, padding compound, PostScript printed circuits
#41 - Border builders, IIgs dependencies, stock market records
#38 - Perspective transforms, toner cart reloads, sneaky bricks
#37 - Self publishing secrets, perspective drawings Apple III.
#36 - Dropout free gray grid, Printing on aluminum, IIgs modes.
#35 - Monochrome HIRES graphics, Printing papers, Boxifier
#34 - IC Dipdraw, Appletalk schematic, Print onto anything
#33 - Paper cutters, Rubergrids, PostScript fundamentals

December 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Our original Computer Shopper Ask the Guru columns are
presently available in these three volumes...

ATG1.PDF  ( columns 1-32 )
ATG2.PDF
  ( columns 33-57 )
ATG3.PDF  ( columns 58-74)

I thought I'd start at least a partial directory of what was
in each column here. We'll start with ATG3.PDF...

#74 - Click to Clunk, Flocking, Baud rate Limiting
#73 - Fuzzy data fits, Video compression, PostScript Ideas
#72 - Serendipitios borders, ISMM, book publishing
#71 - Mitzi's Yuppy Fare, menu justify, printer networks

#70 - Stock analyzer, unusual print stuff, toner durability
#69 - Toner cart refilling, lamination, BOD Publishing
#68 - Bezier graphics, Meals in minutes, PDF Distillery
#67 - Navicubes, Perspective lettering, Repair manuals
#66 - Using histograms, duplex printing, papers & humidity
#65 - PostScript point rule, cheap color, file conversion
#64 - Fractal Fern, T-shirt toners, duplex printing secrets
#63 - Perspective letters, printed circuits, nonlinear transforms
#62 - Pelsaer Binding, ifelse actions, effective baud rates
#61 - Flippity floppers, understanding eexec, blackflashing

#60 - Bezier length, vinyl lettering, PostScript speedups
#59 - Pad Printing, Superstroking, direct toner printed circuits

December 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Presently available newly revised bajada hanging canal
field
notes do include...

Allen Canal **
Bear Springs Canal **
Deadman Canal **

Frye Complex **

Intended for early major upgrade are...

Cluffnw Canal 
Freeman Canal 
Frye Complex 
Henry Canal
Jernigan Canal 
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Lower Frye Construct * 
Mud Springs 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Reay Canal  *
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above.

A catalog of most field notes can be found here and new
additions are are first likely to appear here.

Our intent is to post many of these to ResearchGate.

December 5, 2017 deeplink respond

The latest revisions to our bajada hanging canal field
notes can be identified by a new final page that will
include one or more topo maps.

Presently available are...

Deadman Canal **

Intended for early upgrade are...

Allen Canal
Bear Springs Canal 
Cluffnw Canal 
Freeman Canal 
Frye Complex 
Henry Canal
Jernigan Canal 
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Lower Frye Construct * 
Mud Springs 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Reay Canal  *
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above.

Unwritten field notes are listed here and are first likely
to appear here.

Bear Flat Canal redirects here
Bigler Canal redirects here  
HS Canal redirects here 
Tailwater Canal redirects here

December 4, 2017 deeplink respond
A second release from blog hell would be the purposely
long delayed The The Curious Saga of the Magic Lamp.

Find its .pdf file here and its sourcecode here.

And a third party confirmation here.

More on pseudoscience bashing here. And many
of our older GuruGrams here.

December 3, 2017 deeplink respond
There are several older entries I'd like to release from
blog hell and upgrade them to real live .PDF GuruGrams.

The first, of course, is our technical treatise on Enameled
Dealing With Four Paws and Groundswill
. Find its .pdf here
and its sourcecode here.

December 2, 2017 deeplink respond

This "new" scheme to eliminate rfi on Gen 5 color organs
and similar dimming aps would seem to demand incandescents
with high thermal time constants.
Such as a PAR38 with a
dichroic filter.

The scheme is based on switching only full power line half
cycles, thus completely eliminating the rfi of older designs.

There would be a definite tradeoff between the number
of available amplitudes and objectionable flicker. Chances
are that greatly reduced amplitude counts might be needed.

Here are some low amplitude count possibilities...

Ten amplitude levels...

0 -   10
       00 0000 0000     $000
1-    4-x-5
       00 0010 0000     $020
2-    2-x-4-x-2
       00 1000 0100     $084
3 -   1-x-2-x-3-x-1
       01 0010 0010     $122
4 -   1-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-1
       01 0100 1010     $14A
5 -   1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1--x
       01 0101 0101     $155
6 -   x-1-x-1-x-x-1-x-1-x
       10 1011 0101     $2D5
7-   x-1-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x
       10 1101 1101     $2DD
8-   x-x-0-x-x-x-x-0-x-x
       11 0111 1011     $37B
9   - x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x
       11 1101 1111     $3EF
10  - x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
       11 1111 1111     $3FF

Eight amplitude levels...

0 - 8
       0000 0000       $00
1 - 3x4
       0001 0000       $10
2-   1x3x2
       0100 0100        $44
3 - 1x1x11x1
       0101 0010        $52
4 - 1x1x1x1x
       0101 0101        $55
5 - x1x1xx1x
       1010 1101        $AB
6 - x0xxx0xx
       1011 1011        $DD
7 - xxx0xxxx
       1110 1111        $EF
8 - xxxxxxxx
       1111 1111        $FF

Six amplitude levels...

0 - 6
       00 0000        $00
1-   2x3
       00 1000        $08
2-   2x2x
       001 001        $11
3 -  1x1x01
       01 0101        $25
4 -   xx1xx1
       11 0110        $36
5 -   xx1xxx
       11 0111        $37
6 - xxxxxx
       11 1111        $3F

Four amplitude levels...

0 - 4
       0000        $0
1- 1x2       
       0100        $4
2 - 1x1x
       0101        $5
3 - x1xx
       1011        $D
4 - xxxx
       1111        $F

December 1, 2017 deeplink respond

There might be a new way to precision dim lamps. Both
for a Gen 5 color organ, or for general use. Its key feature
is that it should eliminate most, if not all rfi.
Poof. Gone.
A secondary feature is extreme digital precision.

All it takes is a plain old zero switched triac solid state relay
and some minor
smarts from the lowest of low end micros.

Consider a "frame" of 32 sequential half cycles, along with
a "magic" word that only activates some of them to produce
a level from 0 to 32.
 Normally, you'd expect some flicker or
lag problems with the 3.75 Hertz refresh rate. But out of the
billions of possible 32 bit words, what if we could pick out
"magic" ones that had negligible fundamental and other
low harmonic energy? By using stunts similar to our Magic
Sinewave stuff?

Such as these guys...

0 - 0-0
0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000             $0000 0000

1 - 15-x-16                      avoid with prebias
0000 0000 0000 0001 0000 0000 0000 0000             $0001 0000

2 - 7-x-15-x-8                  avoid with prebias
0000 0001 0000 0000 0000 0001 0000 0000             $0100 0100

3 - 5-x-10-x-10-x-4       avoid with prebias?
0000 0100 0000 0000 1000 0000 0001 0000             $0400 8080

4. - 4- x-7-x-7-x-7-x-3
0000 1000 0000 1000 0000 1000 0000 1000            $0808 0808

5- 3- x- 5-x-6-x-5-x-6-x-2
0001 0000 0100 0000 1000 0010 0000 0100            $1040 8204

6- 2 -x-4-x-5-x-4-x-5-x-4-x-2
0010 0001 0000 0100 0100 0000 1000 0100            $2104 484

7 - 2 -x-3-x-4-x-3-x-4-x-3-x-4-x-2
0010 0010 0001 0001 0000 1000 1000 0100             $2211 0884

8 - 2-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-3-x-x
0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010            $2222 2222

9- 2-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-3-x-1
0010 0100 0100 1000 1001 0001 0010 0010             $2448 9122

10 - 1-x-2-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-1
0101 0010 0010 0010 0100 1001 0001 0010            $5222 4982

11- 1-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-1-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-1
0100 1001 0010 0101 0010 0100 1001 0010            $4925 2292

12- 1-x-1-x-2 -x-2-x-2 -x-1-x-2-x-2-x-1-x-2-x- 2-x- 1 -x-1
0101 0010 0100 1010 0101 0010 0100 1010            $524A 521A

13 - 1- x-1-x-2-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-1-x-1
0101 0010 1001 0100 1010 0101 0010 1010             $5294 A52A

14- 1-x-2-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-2-x-1
0101 0101 0010 1010 0101 0100 1010 1010             $552A 54AA

15 - 1- x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-2-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1
0101 0101 0101 0100 1010 1010 1010 1010            $5554 5555

16- 1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-
0101 0101 0101 0101 0101 0101 0101 0101            $5555 5555

17 - 1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-
0101 0101 0101 0101 1101 0101 0101 0101             $5555 C555

18- 1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-
0101 0101 1101 0101 0101 0111 0101 0101             $55E5 5755

19- 1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-
0101 0111 0101 0101 1101 0101 0101 1101             $5755 E55D

20- 1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-
0101 1101 0101 1101 0101 1101 0101 1101            $5D5D 5D5D

21- 1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-1-x-x-x-1-x-
0101 1101 0111 0101 1101 0111 0101 1101             $5D75 D75D

22- 1-x-1-1-1-x-1-x-1-1-1-x-1-1-1-x-1-x-1-1-1-x-1-1-1-x-1-x-1-1-1-x-
1011 1010 1110 1110 1011 1011 1010 1110             $BADD BBAE

23- x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x
1101 1011 1011 0111 0110 1110 1101 1101             $DBB7 6EDD

24- x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x
1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110 1110            $EEEE EEEE

25- x-x-0-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-0-x-x
1101 1110 1110 1111 0111 0111 0111 1011            $DEEF 777B

26- x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
1101 1110 1111 1011 1101 1110 1111 1011            $DEFB DEFB

27- x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x
1110 1111 1011 1111 0111 1101 1111 1011             $EFBF 7DFB

28 - x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x
1111 0111 1111 0111 1111 0111 1111 0111             $F7F7 F7F7

29- x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x
1110 1111 1111 1101 1111 1111 1011 1111            $EFFD FFBF

30- x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
1111 1110 1111 1111 1111 1110 1111 1111            $FEFF FEFF

30- x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
1111 1111 1111 1111 0111 1111 1111 1111            $FFFF 7FFF

31- x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x
1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111 1111            $FFFF FFFF

This third party website can quickly give you the Fourier Series
for each and every one of these. Just enter the bits vertically.
.

What could possibly go wrong? Go wrong? Go wrong?  This
still is not yet proven. There still might be lag or flicker effects.
Singing cannot be ruled out. The concept would likely work
a lot better with high lag incandescents, rather than LED's.

Yeah, there is a lot of high frequency energy in the spectra.
but at least  it is not directly and suddenly switching high
currents. There might be power factor correction issues.

Alternates such as 24 level or 48 level might prove useful.
Trading off lag or flicker against the number of available
levels. As might prebiasing the lamps to avoid problematic
amplitudes 1, 2, and possibly 3.

There's likely even better magic words, as I did not yet run
through all of the 429,496,729 possibilities. Present values
were based on maximizing the number of zero sequences
while making them as uniform and as symmetric as possible.

But as our Magic
Sinewave stuff proved elsewhere, there
are likely to be some real gems deeply buried here.

Your comments, and testing welcome.


November 30, 2017 deeplink respond

This recent blog raised a few very interesting math
questions that center on minimizing the fundamental
a
nd other low harmonic energy of repeating half cycle
harmonic sequences.

This is sort of the exact opposite of our usual Magic
Sinewave goals. But its purported minimum visual
pollution theorem can still be of help. Chances are
the "best" half cycle color organ amplitude waveforms
will have a
maximum number of zero groups. And the
zero groups will end up as internally uniform and as
symmetrically uniform
as possible
.

Somewhere along the line, you might want to ask
"How many binary words of length n have exactly
k ones in them?
  The answer depends on a beastie
called a binomial sequence, and I dealt with this in
depth way back here. Note that figure two has been
truncated, so use symmetry for anything missing.

Ferinstance, the sequence for n=8 is 1-8-28-56-70-
56-28-8-1
with there being 28 words with either two
ones or two zeros in them.
Higher n values can be
calculated from this web resource.

Things do get out of hand for very large n. Ferinstance,
there are over half a billion 32 bit words with 16 ones
in them.

Another approach might be to generate a shorter
test sequence of random k out of n patterns.
This
is a largely trivial PostScript process. Create an
array of n zeros. For each new pattern, pick a
random number from n and try to write a one to
your array. If there already is a one there, try
again. Complete writing k times.

One gotcha: this only works well for k equal or
less than one half of n.
Use complements for the
rest of the gang.

For low k, only a sane number of retrys will be needed.
Well less
than double k or so. Depending on luck.

More math stuff here. And buried here.

November 29, 2017 deeplink respond

Fixed a link glitch and improved and updated our Tugood
Canal Preliminary Field Notes. With new sourcecode here.

A probable destination is now a tank at 32.82118 -109.86670,
but this still needs field verified.

This canal is an ideal candidate for a field camp, or even
for preservation or gasp! as a full restoration. It remains
in a virtually undeveloped difficult access area on the
wrong side of both private and state land postings.

More on these stunningly engineered prehistoric bajada
canals here. With its usual key paper here.

Field mice and drone operators welcome.

November 28, 2017 deeplink respond

One of the new concepts I am overly enameled with is
that it is now insanely easy to throw another million
calculations at something
. Or even many more.

Examples include our Fun with Fields and More Fun With
Fields - Simplification by Rebounding papers that can
ridiculously and heretically ease electromagnetic and
similar fields calculations.

These techniques are now so powerful they can even
be used to vignette picture borders. With this code
and these detailed examples.

Yet another example of easy but intense calculations are
our magic sinewave calculators.

More on million calcs here. More math stuff here.

November 27, 2017 deeplink respond

A partner in our Guru's Lair Blog revealed that, way
back when, they had surprisingly good results with a
color organ design that used only entire power line half
cycles. Helped along with carefully chosen incandescent
lamps with very high thermal inertia.

This, of course, completely eliminated any rfi.

These days ( with a little help from a Raspberry Pi or a
PIC or whatever )  we might try a ten frame per second
refresh rate, each frame of which included zero to twelve
half cycle
pulses. Said pulses made at the highest possible
and most uniform rep rate.

The frames could be time staggered for each channel to
try and mask what is really coming down. Given some
help from decent audio AGC and some digital linearization
stunts, the dynamic range might not end up all that bad.

It might also be interesting to try a 5 Hertz refresh with 24
levels.
Other candidates might include 10x12, 8x15, 7.5x16
6x20, 5x24 4x25, or 3.75x32. Trading lag vs dynamic range.

A sneaky trick might work at 3.75x32: Prebias the lamps to state
#3!
This would only barely light the lamps, but would significantly
reduce the lowest frequency flicker and lag components!

A challenge: Use Fourier Series to find the pattern for any given
amplitude that minimizes the lowest harmonics.

November 26, 2017 deeplink respond

The story that first got me into our color organ projects
first appeared here, along with several other early
attempts by others here.

Which led to my series of psychedelic lighting projects..

Solid State 3 Channel Color Organ
Simplified Solid State Color Organ
Multipurpose Electronic Control
Low Co$t Hi-Fi Color Organ

Build New High-Power Colorgan
Musette Color Organ
Hi Fi a Go Go
Psychedelia I Color Organ

Technology limits at the time left many flaws, most
of which were corrected by this 2011 third party
story.
Whose improvements included agc microphone
based audio, digital filters, dynamic range improvement,
and brightness linearization.

But problems with severe RFI, heat issues, decent color
saturation, and ultimately boring displays still persisted.
So what would be possible in a new "gen 5" color
organ?

The RFI could be significantly reduced by phase cut
or "trailing edge"dimming where power is turned off
proportionally later in the half cycle. Better yet, bunches
of LED's could be used for each channel, switched in a
1-2-4-8 sequence and each channel quantity adjusted to
balance equal color perception levels
.

Best of all would be to eliminate the display entirely
and substitute an HDTV monitor.
What might push
today's technology is an elaborate digital filtering
scheme that would attempt to extract each original
instrument back into its own isolated channel.

Each instrument would then appear in its own color
Naturally, animation and randomizing techniques
could be used to minimize boredom issues.

November 25, 2017 deeplink respond

Our latest prehistoric bajhada hanging canal publication
is being preliminarily uploaded as A Gila Valley Bajada
Hanging Canal Directory
. Find it here and its sourcecode here.

A few dozen links have yet to be completed, and I sure could
use your proofing help
in checking those already active.

We expect to have this on researchgate and wesrch shortly.

The key bajada hanging paper can be found here, with bunches
more of them available here.

Field mice, ATV's and drone operators are urgently needed.

November 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Our classic Fundamental Factors Underlying Recent
Technological Innovation paper can be found here
with its sourcecode here.

Additional GuguGram summaries and links here.

November 23, 2017 deeplink respond

One of the resource collections we have had kicking around
here for a long time involve Flutterwumpers.

Flutterwumpers are low cost machines that spit or chomp.
Such as printed circuit drills, sign routers, animation stands,
CAD/CAM mills, plotters, Santa Claus machines, etc.

One approach to designing these machines involves combining
PostScript's incredible ability to write any disk file in any
language with an ultra simple and royalty free flutfile of
inanely simple text commands that can be distilled in
Acrobat and then fed to most any Raspberry Pi or PIC
or whatever.

Thus giving the lowest of low end microcomputers the ability
to deal with world class typography and fancy curves. And
totally free
of any high end CAD/CAM software.

Here are some of our flutterwumper resources...

Main Flutterwumper library
PIC PostScript Flutterwumpers
$99 Flutterwumpers
Gonzo PostScxript Utilities
Gonzo PostScript Tutorial
Using Distiller as a general purpose computer
PostScript Reference Manual
PostScript Flutterwumper Utilities
Exploring PostScript PIC Flutterwumpers
Vector to Step Conversion
Low Cost Printed Circuit Drill
Virtual Ways CAM Machine
Hexapod web site
A third party flutterwumper video
Main PostScript Library

Oh yeah. One tiny gotcha. Postscript's ability to read
or write any disk file in any language was so incredibly
powerful that Adobe has factory disabled in recent
distiller versions.

The top secret workaround is as follows: Always run
Distiller from the winkey-x command mode using
this incantation to restore full disk power...

//acrodist /F

November 22, 2017 deeplink respond

Concluding our Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canal list...

20. XXX2
( awaiting reassignment )

19. XXX3
( awaiting reassignment )

18. TBP1
TB Ponding Area
N 32.76739 W 109.73803 to N 32.76465 W 109.73400
Receives and redistributes TEC1 and TWC1 water. 
Highly distinctive aerial profile. Field notes here.
rinc1 rinc2

17. TWC1
Twin West Canal
32.76226 W 109.74374 to N 32.76739 W 109.73803
Hanging canal is SECOND feeder to tb ponding area
.

16. TEC1
Twin East Canal
N 32.76068 W 109.73500 to N 32.76472 W 109.73426
Routes UNDER the Lebanon Cemetery, one of TWO 
feeders to the TB ponding area.

15. DPC1
Discovery Park Canal
N 32.79267 W 109.72830 to N 32.79450 W 109.72781
Possible feeder to potential Discovery Park fields.
Vague - still needs additional verification.

14. TQC1
Tranquility Canal
N 32.75754 W 109.73294 to N 32.77477 W 109.72751
Artesian sourced and historic use from presumed original.

Older field notes here.
tranq1 tranq2

13. RIC1
Rincon Canal
N 32.73410 W 109.76325 to N 32.76222 W 109.74402
Marijilda branch possibly becomes Twin West canal.
Further study required, especially mid route.

12. RPC1
Roper Canal
N 32.75567 W 109.70885 to N 32.75567 W 109.70885
Modern feeder to Roper Lake, presumed originally
prehistoric. Possible cardinal realignments.

11. HNC1
Henry's Canal
N 32.73712 W 109.74229 to N 32.74456 W 109.72996
Southern branch of main Marijilda, portions unexplored.

Field notes here.
henry1 henry9

10. SXP1 
Sixpack Canal
N 32.72290 W 109.76052 to N 32.74449 W 109.73391
Branch of Marijilda south of access road, still needs work.

9. HMC1
High Lebanon Hanging Canal
N 32.72410 W 109.76239 to N 32.74113 W 109.74677
Spectacular portion hangs mesa edge 200 feet in the air.

Associated with a major aqueduct.
hangcan1 mary2 lebanon_route3

8. MAQ1
Marijilda Aqueduct
32.72356 W 109.76257 to N 32.72411 W 109.76235
Delivers between Main Marijilda and High Lebanon
Only known major system aqueduct crosses a saddle.
Heavy construction energy comparable to HS Canal
and Culebra Cut.

7. SMB1
Marijilda Southern Feeder Branches
N 32.71096 W 109.77108 to N 32.71327 W 109.76696
Short delivery and diversion canals south of Main Marijilda
.
Needs further work.

6. MAR1
Main Marijilda Canal from diversion takein.
N 32.70628 W 109.77702 to N 32.73322 W 109.76149
Major prehistoric development likely sourcing Henry's
,
High Lebanon, TB East, TB West, and Roper Lake.
Still flowing in maintained modern use
.

5. UMC1
Upper Marijilda Delivery Canals
N 32.70648 W 109.77932 to N 32.70930 W 109.77709
Group of small delivery canals near main Marijilda takein.

4. JAC1
Lower Jacobson Hints
N 32.67671 W 109.77610 to N 32.67736 W 109.77472 
Largely discredited. Aerial evidence became a fence
line in canal hostile terrain.

3. LDC1
Ledford Tank Canal.
N 32.68454 W 109.76209 to N 32.69198 W 109.72801
Jacobson Canyon to middle of  Ledford Mesa.
Apparently still in modern use, difficult access.

2. GTC1
Goat Tank Canal
N 32.68467 W 109.76160 to N 32.68914 W 109.72106
Jacobson Canyon to south edge of Ledford Mesa.
Apparently still in modern use, difficult access.
Partial
private lands. Includes curious historic pipeline.

goat4 goat5

1. VCN1 
Veech Canal
From middle Veech Canyon to possible P Ranch Fields
N 32.64151 W 109.74348 to N 32.64386 W 109.74218
Only preliminary explored, should be significant.
Entire canal is on CNF lands.

November 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing our Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canal list...

39. ALD1
Allen Dam Failure 
N 32.83324 W 109.79383 
Back in its water skiing (!) days, might have
been fed by the Allen Canal.
GuruGram here.
N 32.83324 W 109.79383

38. ALC1
Allen Canal
N 32.78237 W 109.83540 to N 32.83253 W 109.80507
Major prehistoric canal possibly includes Frye Watershed 
crossing. Includes impressive Culebra Cut Destination
remains unknown.
Earlier field notes here.
allen0 allen1 culebra1

37. RBC1
Robinson Ranch Canal
N 32.75997 W 109.81147 to N 32.79930 W 109.79027
Major hanging canal with strong down = up illusion sources
from Lower Frye Mesa ponding area. Relation to Reay
Canal not yet resolved.
Field notes here.

rob1 rob2 rob3

36. TAP1
Twin Artesian Ponds
N 32.79956 W 109.78347 and N 32.80264 W 109.78091
No obvious links to nearby Golf Course Canal, but unlikely
to have been prehistorically ignored.

35. GCC1
Golf Course Canal 
N 32.79811 W 109.78286 to N 32.79895 W 109.77587 
Major prehistoric canal serviced Daley Estates area.
Includes hanging portions. Some routings remain
unknown. Likely related to HS Canal and Riggs Canyon
and Reay Canal. .
golf1map gc1 gc2 golf3

34. RGC1
Riggs Mesa Area Braided Channels
Area of N 32.77763 W 109.78729 to N 32.77831 W 109.78694
Enigmatic channels may be routing between HS Canal and Golf 
Course Canal.
Needs further work.

33. BPC1
Blue Ponds Canal
N 32.78118 W 109.77771 to N 32.78064 W 109.77607
Short disused historic pond routing canal is likely a
portion of Lower Frye Construct and Freeman Canal.
Presently has been "lost" and awaits rediscovery.
Includes obvious concrete headgates.

32. LFC1
Earlier Freeman Canal Search
N 32.76634 W 109.79377 to N 32.77185 W 109.78715
This initial search for a Blue Ponds to Lower Frye
connection was discredited due to horseshoes on an
apparent wagon road. See #75 LFEX1 for current

interest.

31. HSC1
HS Canal
N 32.75987 W 109.81163 to N 32.75771 W 109.81511
Spectacular hanging and counterflowing structure RETURNS 
water to Frye Creek, possibly sources Golf Course, Blue
Ponds, and Freeman Canals. Among the three most major
known constructs that include the Aqueduct and the
Culebra Cut. Absolutely and unquestionably world class.

30. FPA1
Lower Frye Mesa Ponding area.
N 32.75995 W 109.81148
Gathers in Frye Mesa braided channels to support HS Canal, 
and Robinson Canal. Also likely still unproven Golf Course,
Blue Ponds, Lower Frye, and Freeman Canals.  Also
still unproven is an upper Frye watershed crossing.  

 29. MFC1
Main Mid Frye Mesa Delivery Canal
N 32.74573 W 109.84033 to N 32.75995 W 109.81148 
Partially undiscovered but demanded by Frye Ponding
Area, HS Canal, Golf Course, and Robinson Canal.

The simplest to explain source would be an Upper Frye
watershed crossing that remains unproven.

28. FWD1
Upper Frye Watershed Diversion
N 32.74427 W 109.83918 to N 32.74558 W 109.84033
Unproven potentially spectacular watershed crossing 
seems demanded by HS Canal and others. With any
present alternates lacking credibility. A significant
and obvious watershed crossing has been previously
proven on the Mud Springs Canal at
32.79159
-109.85379

27. LVC1
Longview canal
N 32.78956 W 109.75971
Obvious short wall on otherwise unsupported short
canal segment with local destination. Sourcing
unknown and unproven.
Early field note here.

26. ALS1
Alberto's Signature
near N 32.79690 W 109.75485
Of the thousands of conflicting CCC structures
locally, this one  is the only known one that is
autographed in stone. Associated with Freeman
Canal.

25 CKD1
Check Dams with Aprons
N 32.77872 W 109.76472 or N 32.78840  W 109.87113
plus many others Rock diversions across secondary
washes are quite common. While not hanging canal
related, they represent significant water management
features.

24. MRG1
Mulch Ring Arrays
N 32.78491 W 109.74642 plus many others.
Typically 2 feet in diameter by one rock high in 
groups of 20. Rather common. Likely older.

23. XXX1
( awaiting reassignment )

22. WS1
Water Spreader Rock Alignments
Such as 32.78883 W 109.73843 and N 32.79273 
W 109.75897 and elsewhere. The more obvious 
of these are CCC, but many, many prehistoric 
examples also exist.

21. DMC1
Main Deadman Canal
N 32.73735 W 109.81291 to N 32.76277 W 109.77392
Still flows in original channel serving cattle tanks. 
Portions are buried pipeline. Field notes here.
deadman3 deadman4 deadman5

November 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing our Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canal list...

60. BSC1
Bear Springs Scam
N 32.85049 W 109.94399 to N 32.87226 W 109.92596
Apparent scam huge historic canal from a source highly
unlikely to have been prehistorically ignored. The
history part needs resolved first as the present canal
is much too large for prehistoric development..

 59. NWD1
Nuttall Watershed Diversion
N 32.77471 W 109.95411 to N 32.77774 W 109.95532
Postulated third watershed crossing would supplement 
Sand Canal. Largely Discredited. Present Sand Canal
takein believed near 32.81238 -109.94797
.

58. SWC1
Sand Wash Canal
32.81238 -109.94797 to N 32.83508 W 109.92274
Ideal short tour candidate has nearly everything including 
easy access. May be prototype as final channel minuscule.

Mysterious historic "cluttering" with random "stuff". Tri
branched. Earlier Field Notes here
.
sand4 sand6 sand8

57. MR1
Mystery Reach
N 32.81793 W 109.90207 to N 32.82478 W 109.90003
Once convincing aerial evidence field verified more as
a disused vehicle two track. Largely discredited.

56. LMC1
Lamb Tank Canal
N 32.81196 W 109.92310 to N 32.81445 W 109.92266
Difficult access. Additional study required.

55. SLC1
South Lefthand Canal
32.83101 W 109.91453 to N 32.83366 W 109.91555
Yet to be verified aerial image.

54. LWC1
Lefthand West Canal
N 32.82077 W 109.91835 to N 32.82564 W 109.91851 
Prehistoric original adapted for historic field reuse.

53. MLC1
Main Lefthand Canal Complex
N 32.80850 W 109.91812 to N 32.81680 W 109.91872
Shorter canal segments primarily used for end use delivery
.
Paper here.

52. TGC1
Tugood Canal
N 32.80923 W 109.87115 to 32.82100 -109.86675
Most impressively pristine of the known hanging canals. 
Superb restoration candidate. Older field note here.

tugood1 tugood2

51. MWD1
Minor Webster Ditch
N 32.79771 W 109.87296 to N 32.81310 W 109.86638 
Historically redeveloped canal shows reasonable evidence 

of unmodified prehistoric origins. Somewhat paired with
the Tugood Canal. Older field note here.

minor1 minor2

50. CNW1
Cluff Northwest Canal Complex
N 32.82494 W 109.84652 to N 32.83635 W 109.84302
Strongly redeveloped canal system includes convincingly 
authentic prehistoric reaches.

49. CSW1
Cluff Southwest Canal
N 32.81586 W 109.84971 
Branches from the Smith Canal takein on Ash Creek.
Still unexplored. Likely a short destination.

48. STC1
Smith Tank Canal
N 32.81870 W 109.84689 to N 32.82055 W 109.84458
Likely has unproved prehistoric original. Early field

notes here.
smith1 smith2 smith3 smith4 smith5

47. LMT
Lower Mud Trace
N 32.80803 W 109.84448 to N 32.81882 W 109.84093
Aerial images appear to be field verified as a historic
two track. Largely discredited.

46. JEC1
Jernigan Canal
N 32.82765 W 109.81953 to N 32.84131 W 109.81649
One of few canals with obvious destination. Conspicuous 
hanging portion, habitation sites. Three "U" turns.
Portions still unaccounted for. Older field note here.
jern1

45. MST1
Mud Springs Tank
N 32.82766 W 109.81896
Apparently historic construct would seem to demand Mud 
Springs Canal for its water.

44. MJB1
Mud Jernigan Branching Point
N 32.82765 W 109.81953
Apparent location of the beginning of the Jernigan Canal,
branching off the Mud Springs Canal.
Three portions of the
route remain unresolved.

43. THP1
Troll House strange structure
N 32.82538 W 109.82281
Enigmatic pithouse like mud springs canal related 
structure lacks charcoal evidence and is intimately
mud springs canal related.

troll1

42. MSC1
Mud Springs Canal
N 32.79153 W 109.85375 to N 32.84796 W 109.81105
Major canal system branches to Jernigan, includes several
hanging portions and spectacular proven watershed crossing.
Plus a troll house. Destination
remains unknown.
Earlier field note here.
mud1 mud2 mud4 troll1

41. ACF1
Ash Creek Feeder to Mud Springs
N 32.79016 W 109.85478 to N 32.79140 W 109.85388
Source for Mud Springs canal via proven spectacular watershed 
crossing but not yet fully explored. Possibly obliterated by
Tropical Storm Octave.

40. CUC1
Culebra Cut
N 32.83567 W 109.79796 to N 32.83560 W 109.79841
Spectacular major large cut in Allen Canal below historic dam.

One of the three largest known local hanging bajada canal
constructs. Others include the HS Canal and the aqueduct.
Allen field notes here. Dam failure docs here.
culebra1

November 19, 2017 deeplink respond

We seem to be due for another revision of our Prehistoric
Bajada Hanging Canal
list, perhaps adding images.

There are presently two ways to count the canals, the study
candidates
list ( now 82 ) that may include multiple names
having missing pieces and a very few discredited entries kept
to avoid duplicate efforts. Plus a certified list in the forties
of  those strongly validated.

Either way, the total lengths awaiting drone mapping appear
likely to well exceed a world class and utterly spectacular
ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILES!


Starting today with some of the latest...

82. LOWR2 -
Understudied Lower Rincon
Near 32.77355 -109.74263 to 32.77360 -109.74166
Possibly part of still unproven Discovery Park Canal.

81. TBD1
Thunderbird Canal
32.74350 -109.73323 to 32.74353 -109.73261
Previously unnamed portion of CC:5:51 under restudy.

80. REY1
Reay Canal

32.80623 -109.77622 to 32.82236 -109.77287
Endangered possible Golf Course Canal Destination.
reay1 reay3 reay5

79. LPZ1
Lopez Canal

32.82141 -109.76650 to 32.82376 -109.76307
Discredited - likely a 4wD track.

78. ARTS1
Artesian #1 Canal
32.75273 -109.72032 to 32.76247 -109.71188

Flowing historic canal in strong artesian area
likely to have seen prehistoric use as well.

artes1a artes1b artes1c

77. ARTS2
Artesian #2 canal
32.75288 -109.72043 to 32.75288 -109.72043
A second but apparently commonly sourced and still
flowing historic canal in a strong artesian area. Has
possibly been cardinal redirected from original.

76. TALW2
Tailwater2 Canal
32.83987 -109.91578 to 32.84067 -109.91407
Discredited - likely historic orchard overflow.

75. LFEX1
Lower Frye Extension
32.77325 -109.78377 to 32.77428 -109.78270
Required but unproven link between Frye Complex,
Blue Ponds Canal, and Freeman Canal.
frye_lead200

74. GCC1
Grant Creek Canal 
32.59825 -109.96483 to 32.58887 -109.96758
South of Mount Graham historic canal that may or may 
not have had prehistoric origins
.

73. HCC1
Hog Canyon Canal 
32.55361 -109.76449 to 32.55407 -109.76414
South of Mount Graham possibly prehistoric
canal currently unexplored. Possibly perennial.

72. CNU1
Canal near UFO Fish Fillets
32.81428 -109.96678 to 32.81536 -109.96618
Short canal previously studied by Dr. Neely.
Location is approximate.

71. CBAE1
Bandelier Artesian Extension 
32.93523 -109.94128  to 32.94158 -109.92112
Dried up artesian lake may have enormous
potential.
Definite signs of historic reuse plus
possible Bandoleer Canal source.

band2 band3 band4

70.LFC1
Lower Frye Construct
32.76749 -109.79289  to 32.76824 -109.79178
Mysterious and unexplained construct may have
major prehistoric canal significance. Likely
Blue Ponds Canal and Freeman Canal related.
Extensive study still needed. Field notes here.
frye100 frye101 frye106 frye108

69.UMC11
Upper Marijilda Canal 
32.70664 -109.77779  to 32.70693 -109.77729
Smaller hanging canal near Marijilda diversion.

68.DEC1
Deadman East Canal 
32.75295 -109.78502  to 32.75655 -109.77688
Potentially significant prehistoric canal remains
largely unexplored due to difficult access. 
Field Notes here.
deadman5

67. SCC1
Sand Canal Center Branch 
32.82953 -109.92950  to 32.83441 -109.92705
Destinations of easily traced canal remain unknown.

Canal apparently uses a natural drainage partial route.
sand19 sand30

66. SCW1
Sand Canal Western Branch 
32.82953 -109.93063  to32.83441 -109.92705
Destinations of easily traced canal remain unknown.

sand40

65 SR1
More Spear Ranch Work
32.83348 -109.91548 and 32.83616 -109.91440
Additional survey required north of Lefthand.

64. PRM1
P Ranch Mysteries
32.61817 -109.72829 to 32.61611 -109.72809
Additional survey required beyond Veech.

63. UFO1
UFO Fish Fillets
N 32.81203 W 109.97330 to N 32.82299 W 109.96420
A highly atypical apparent CCC project that may or may 
not have had prehistoric origins.
ufooff

62. BDC1
Bandelier Canal
N 32.94446 W 109.91120 to N 32.94677 W 109.91317
Appears to be deep vee riverine canal possibly
linked to
artesian source at 32.93522 -109.94131 but apparently
unrelated to most mountain stream fed resources.

61. GRD2
The grids
Near N 32.78651 W 109.74353 to  N 32.79408 W 109.75260
Rectangular agave farming arrays. Many thousands north 
of the Gila river, a few hundreds south. Not directly canal
related, but enormously significant area features.
bestgrid

Some unresolved Enigmas were outlined here. And losers here.

November 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Almost all of our Guru's Lair is my own original work,
but we do have a Third Party Library for some other
"credit where credit is due" contributors.

This library is sorely in need of better indexing, updating
and revision, so here are some of the other participants... "

Mitutoyo -
       Digimatic Interface Details

Bee Lancaster -
     Bee's Library Pages
     Exploring Arizona for Gems

     Where to Order Maps
     Hiking Grand Canyon

Ken Shirriff -
    VCR Plus Codes

Everset
     WWVB ES100 Application Kit

Frederick Jonnsson -
    Lorenz "Owl's Mask

    Lorenz "Owl's Mask Sourcecode

Jim Fitzsimmons -
    Real Length of a Bezier Curve
    Exploring Binary Chain codes
    Magic Sinewave Higher Harmonics.
    Bezier curve recursive midpoint rule
    Bezier curve through four points ( old - better here )
   Bezier circular arc approximation
   Fitting points to a Bezier curve
   Fast Bezier curve evaluation
   Alternate view of a Bezier curve

   Bezier curve sinewave approximation
   Accuracy of PostScript Circles

Warren Lail -
    Mount Graham Archaeological Survey

Jim Neely -
    Co-authored Papers
    Preservation Archaeology Blog
    Lefthand Canyon Paper
    Prehistoric Ag Paper
    Gila Canals Paper
    Tecoatles Paper
    Purron Dam Paper
    Hohokam Canal Irrigation
    Iran Settlement Patterns

    2009 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2010 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2011 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2012 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2013 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2014 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2015 Blog Canal Excerpts
    2016 Blog Canal Excerpts

    Restricted access ( ask )
    Additional Material on Researchgate

Robert Ackermann -
    
Marbelous Stacks of Pancakes
    Marbelous 4   
    Lagrange Bezier Fit #1

    Lagrange Bezier Fit #2
   
Lagrange Bezier Text Code
   
Lagrange Bezier PostScript Code
   Legendre Lowpass Filter Comparison

Aubry Jaffer -
  
Mathematics of Marbeling
November 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Bezier Cubic Splines are an excellent and preferred method
to draw those smooth continuous curves often found in
typography, CAD/CAM, and graphics in general.
Among
their many advantages is a very sparse data set allowing
a mere eight values ( or four x,y points ) to completely
define a full and carefully controlled and totally device
independent curve.

Many tutorials and examples are now present in our
Cubic Spline Library. Some entries include...

The Math Behind Cubic Splines

Using Cubic Splines
Cubic Spline through Four Points
Cubic Spline Length and Subdivision
Cubic Spline Minimum Point Distance
Length of a Bezier Curve
Cubic Spline Circle Circles and Ellipses
Pixed Interpolation Algorithms
Cubic Spline Catenary Approximation
Image Post Processing Tools
Various Bezier Examples

Meowrrr Puss De Resistance
Cubic Spline Image Interpolation
"Bezier Curve through fuzzy data!
Nonlinear Graphic Transforms
PostScript Insider Secrets

Older third party resources...

   Real Length of a Bezier Curve
   Bezier curve through four points ( improved here )
   Bezier circular arc approximation
   Fitting points to a Bezier curve
   Fast Bezier curve evaluation
   Alternate view of a Bezier curve

   Bezier curve sinewave approximation
   Accuracy of PostScript Circles
   Lagrange Bezier Fit #1
   Lagrange Bezier Fit #2

There are also simpler and less powerful quadratic splines.
Often overlooked are the ones in Paint as its second
shape option extensively used in these examples.


A third party quadratic spline lecture can be found here
and some ot its math here.

November 16, 2017 deeplink respond

I guess it has been long enough that I can reveal some 
secret insider details of my favorite pseudoscience yarn,
the saga of the magic lamp.

The only "correct" way of measuring power in a changing
waveform is to take very small samples and multiply their
instantaneous voltage times their instantaneous current.
This is called a "RMS" or a "Root Mean Square
measurement.

Until recently, true RMS measurements were outrageously
expensive and 
virtually all cheap instruments measured
average rather than RMS values.
 On a full and clean
sinewave, the difference was only eleven percent or so.
Which the meter people dealt with simply by stretching
their scale and most everybody else simply ignored.

Painting the "eleven percent" on a meter face had the
curious side effect of convincing everybody it was an
immutable physical constant, rather than being highly
and excessively waveform sensitive.

What was little known and eventually became Beginning
EE Student Blunder #001-A was that the 
differences 
between average and RMS could become utterly outrageous
for low duty cycle waveforms. 
Ferinstance, a half wave
phase control set in the 130 degree range would have an
average to RMS error of around 3:1!

An individual was playing around with a circuit pretty much
the same as a half wave thyratron phase control from a 1939
industrial electronics text. On the cheap meters they were
using, they noted a 3:1 voltage difference and a 3:1 current
difference, which led them to the conclusion that 
their
"magic" circuit only was drawing one ninth of the normal
power.


The key waveform involved had a very low duty cycle, 
which let them run a 28 volt light bulb off the 110 volt line.

At this point, they could have saved bunches of hassle and
trouble by touching the lamp and noticing that it was not any
cooler than normal.
 Or simply recognizing that a 9:1 energy
savings in an old stock and popular circuit might have been 
noticed by somebody else somewhere along the way.

In general, perpetual motion machines are frowned upon and
the immediate question that should have been asked was 
"Exactly where and how did I fuck up?"

Instead, they went out and patented their miracle energy
saver. The fact that the patent was granted was sort of
strange since it was an old textbook circuit that I alone had
published nationally in one form or another in dozens of
projects over several decades.
As had many others.

Albeit without any energy anomalies.

At any rate, they offered a construction story and kits in a 
national magazine, 
not recognizing that what they had was 
criminal fraud rather than an earth shaking new energy 
breakthrough.

The magazine managed to work out from under their part
of the four paw by coincidentally having the story run in
an April issue and later publishing disclaimers in their
letters column.

Wait. It gets worse. Besides being not even wrong, the
circuit is illegal under power factor correction regs!

Even the best of rms instruments force highly restrictive
crest factor limits. Late phase angles have raised
sensitivity and stability issues elsewhere. Bulb life is
more than hypersensitive to easily exceeded currents. Low
voltage, high power bulbs are presently rare and expensive.
Besides offering limited choices. And, of course, waiting in
the wings were the LED's with their genuine 9:1 improved
efficiency.

The closest that I personally dared to get to all of this
was this column and this column in a related magazine.

But finding out exactly where and how they screwed up was
certainly a highlight of my ongoing pseudoscience bashing
activities.

More on the perils of patenting here.
More on product design and development here.

November 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Newly updated and expanded our Gila Valley Dayhikes.
We are now up to 517 primary entries!

The latest of which include new birding resources, access
to Lidar alternatives to  to the satellite imagery of Acme
Mapper
 or Google Earth.
Along with some newly revised
Gila High Tech Resources with its sourcecode here.

A sampler of some of the more unusual day hikes can be
found here.

And more details on your spectacular research opportunities
of our Prehistoric Bajada Hanging canals here.

A fer of the many open "help wanted" projects were
summarized here. There are dozens of newer ones.

November 14, 2017 deeplink respond

For years, I've been creating what, for a better name,
we 
might call Lancasterisms. These are intentional but
apparent topographical errors intended to reveal a
higher or greater truth.


Such as a groundswill of popular demand. Or what
those French Veterinarians call a "four paw". Or being
overly enameled on some idea. Or ending up a few
bricks shy of a full deck. Frosting the lily or gilding the
cake. Or not being able to hit the barn side of a broad.
Or the mythinterpretiation of something.

Or sources close to an associate of the barber of a
usually reliable spokesperson. Some  New uses for
Chebycheff Polynomials would take the Cheby to the
Leby. 
Many of the web perpetual motion schemes
and those electrolysis fantasies involve electrocity.

All in one swell foop. Provided there's no oint in the
flyment An unauthorized autobiography. A jerk of
all trades. The local hysterical society. A fragrant
volition. The word  "gullible" is not in any major
dictionary or spell checker. 

Godzilla versus the Night Nurses. Especially the
tapioca pudding scene.

Letting the cows come home to roost. So long as
they are elected by acrimination. That little dip
between the winter slump and the spring slack
period. Sort of the qualm before the scorn. Confusing
Cannabis and Cannibal tasting tours. Geranium
transistors. A wine that "pours well".

Plays a mean eclectic guitar. Pioneers new methods
of animal husbandry. Speaks Esperanto like a native.
Bruno's attitude relateralization facillitation. The long
lost oriental martial art of Tai Wun Oun. Will be
persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Reaching
a new millstone.

Geologists, of course, classify rocks as sedentary,
ingeneous, or metaphoric. And New Mexico hikers
might call an emergency rain shelter a Poncho Villa.
The illegal aliens in the Alabama Grits Harvest, will,
of course, be used for flavor only. 

Right after the Ayatollahs Bar Mitzvah. Rectocranial
Inversion being both simultaneously chronic and acute.

"I'll give you just three hours and fifty one minutes to
STOP THAT!". Norfolk & Waay is the leading eBay 
supplier of drop ship items. Separating the useful
adjuncts for porcine whole body cleanliness from the
total hogwash. 

These are somehow related to the Yogi Berra's of
others, such as "Nobody goes there because it is too
crowded", "Deja Vu all over again", or "Let's keep
the Status Quo right where it is. Or "When you come
to a fork in the road, take it".

Or Ed Abbey's classic "Androgynous Ammonia".
Which might even involve an engendered species.

I have a hollow feeling I've lost some of the better
ones of these somewhere along the way. As you go
through some of my older books and stories, please
 report any that may be missing in action.

Because Opporknockity tunes but once.

Much more here, here, and here.

November 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Yesterday's Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canal
explorations may have revealed a new study
candidate #81 (!) in or around 32.74355 -109.73242.

It is indistinct in heavy brush just off an ATV
track, likely is a Henry's Canal branch or is
supplied by it, and definitely needs a second
opinion as to its scope and validity.

Moderately dense potsherds and similar artifacts
are in somewhat nearby association.

The actual canal count is somewhat lower and
remains ambiguous
in that a canal with a nonobvious
segment connection presently may count double. A very few
study candidates ( perhaps 8 ) have also been dropped
from present further study as lacking enough credibility.
These are purposely  kept in the listing to avoid later
effort duplication.

Nonetheless, there are a great heaping bunch of
these highly unique world class structures. And
their total length now appears quite likely to
exceed ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILES!

Counting ONLY the perennial mountain stream
candidates and, of course, ignoring all of the plain old
ho hum Gila sourced riverine alternatives.

Much more on these spectacularly engineered world
class constructs here and a key paper here. Your
participation as a field mouse or ATV or drone operator
are very much welcome.

November 12, 2017 deeplink respond

I've always considered PowerPoint to be mesmerizingly
awful, so I wrote my own emulator using my Gonzo
Utilities to generate Acrobat .PDF equivalents.

These files are much more compact, are totally
device independent, load much faster, and offer 
significantly better graphics.
  It is not even close.
 

A newly revised Gila High Tech slide can be found
here with its improved sourcecode here.

Other available Powerpoint emulation resources and
emulations now include...

A Gonzo Tutorial and Directory
A Gonzo PostScript PowerPoint Emulator

High Tech Gila Valley Features ( sourcecode here )
Successful eBay Buying Strategies  ( sourcecode here )

Successful eBay Selling Strategies  ( sourcecode here )
Little known Gila Valley Dayhikes  ( sourcecode here )
Prehistoric Hanging Canal Lecture  ( sourcecode here )

Energy Fundamentals Intro & Summary  ( sourcecode here )
PV Panel Intro & Summary  ( sourcecode here )
Mount Graham Aerial Lumber Tramway  ( sourcecode here )
An Introduction to Magic Sinewaves  ( sourcecode here )
Three Phase Magic Sinewaves  ( sourcecode here )
Alternate Lores Magic Sinewaves

Consulting, custom design, and training services available.
November 11, 2017 deeplink respond

Lidar is an interesting alternative supplement to the
satellite imagery of Acme Mapper or Google Earth. It
consists of monochromatic
aerial infrared illumination
and can offer significant resolution  improvements and
unique visualization enhancements.

Only a tiny fraction of Arizona is provided for in this
directory, but, amazingly, just about all of our
prehistoric bajada  hanging canals are covered.

This 2016 sample printout extracted from "2016 AZ
Fredonia Safford D16"
from the United States
Interagency Elevation Inventory
is of interest to our
Reay Canal Field Notes. The location is 32.81484
-109.77578
and can be compared against this Acme
Mapper Image
.

The image was further enhanced by a "print screen"
and Imageview32 magnify and sharpen stunt. Note
that a decompressor such as WinZip is needed.

The corral area is dramatically improved, and a previously
unviewable structure can be observed near the now wet
streambed. But so far, the projected central "required"
canal route  ( bearing 15 degrees ) does not seem to yet 
yield obvious and crucially needed new info.

Field mice and drone + ATV  operators are urgently needed.

November 10, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been overly enameled over random and pseudorandom
possibilities. So here's a "random" sample of some of the
many apparently unrelated things we have looked at...

Most shuffling algorithms have an easily fixed
flaw per these details..

Mottling a background with slight randomization
can eliminate most .JPG artifices. Demos here

JavaScript Banner Rotators rearrange on each
screen refresh. ( scroll down to "evolving" )

Bouncy Bricks include shuffling and banner
utilities.

Purposely ratty lines and fills make "computer
art" much less so.

Randomized swashes improve Powerpoint
emulation.

Unusual random screen in column 23. Also see 30.

PostScript includes rand and srand operators.

There's always marbelous stacks of distorted
pancakes.

My Gonzo Utilities include a random operator
that returns, say, 0 to 4 on a 5 random command.

The TTL Cookbook has part of Chapter 7 on
Psuedorandom Sequences. So does Chapter 6
of the CMOS Cookbook.

The PsycTone is the world's most annoying
music synthesizer.

An early Ask the Guru tutorial on random sequences.
See page 1.1.

A Radio Electronics pseudorandom story still
in need of some repairs. Sorry about that.

White Noise KFC Virus in Column #14

November 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Completing our previous GuruGram catalogs...

#20 - Gonzo PS PowerPoint Emulator!
#19 - Reducing 8-bit Magsin Distortion
#18 - Fitting power curve data points
#17 - Dodge & Burn tutorial & utility
#16 - PS Runtime Speedup Secrets
#15 -
Digital camera swings & tilts
#14 - Exploring the .BMP data format
#13 - PS Disk Access Tutorial
#12 - PS Search & Replace Utility
#11 - Exploring the Acrobat 5 SD

#10 - Internaldict & pdfmark Commands
#9 - PostScript Transparency !!!
#8 - Flate Compression Viewer
#7 - Overunity Batteries
#6 - Acrobat "Galley Slave" layouts
#5 - Auto-tracking PDF web links
#4 - Cubic spline image interpolation
#3 - Magic Sinewave Fourier checkplot
#2 - Magic Sinewave harmonic spectra
#1 - Intro to steplocked magic sinewaves

November 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing yesterday's GuruGram catalog...

#40 - MagSin PIC Programing Sourcecode
#39 - Fun with fields
#38 -
New Magic Sinewave Eval Chips
#37 - High legibility fonts tutorial
#36 - Logfile Reporter History Addon
#35 - Saga of the dripping stalactites
#34 - SigViewing of Magic Sinewaves
#33 - Magic Sinewave demo hardware
#32 - A Heap Sort for PostScript
#31 - Fast & Efficient PostScript Sorts

#30 - PostScript String & Array Hacks
#29 - Using Distiller to run PostScript
#28 - Logfile reader & eBay analyzer
#27 - Magic Sinewave Quantizations
#26 - Successful eBay buyer strategies
#25 - Successful eBay seller strategies
#24 - Magic Sinewave Visualizations
#23 - Fancy .JPG to .PDF Conversions
#22 - My eBay photo secrets
#21 - Website video fades & wipes

November 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing yesterday's GuruGram catalog...

#60 - Cubic spline length & subdivision
#59 - Cubic Spline through 4 points
#58 - The Math behind cubic splines
#57 - Cubic Spline Circles & Ellipses
#56 - Universal bitmap manipulator
#55 - Improved keystone corrector
#54 - Perspective lettering utilities
#53 - Revised bitmap typewriter
#52 - Raw PostScript full transparency!
#51 - Ongoing Refurb Log

#50 - Extreme display legibility secrets
#49 - Enhancing your eBay skills II
#48 - Flashing Text in Acrobat
#47 - Real time Acrobat Animation
#46 - Acrobat PDF Content Extraction
#45 - Word Frequency Analysis Tools
#44 - Arizona Auction Resource Guide
#43 - Simple new EM field solutions
#42 - PS Array-to-Image Conversion
#41 - Enhancing your eBay skills I

November 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing yesterday's GuruGram catalog...

#80 - Cubic spline min point distance
#79 - Gonzo PostScript utilities guide
#78 - Enhancing your eBay skills VI
#77 - Gauss Jordan equation solver
#76 - PostScript numeric reporter
#75 - Acrobat PDF post doc editing
#74 - What is the best eBay price?
#73 - Ultra fast magsine calculator ( Improved )
#72 - Deterministic Magsine solutions
#71 - Enhancing your eBay skills V

#70 - Enhancing your eBay skills IV
#69 - Cubic spline catenary approximation
#68 - Tech innovation secrets
#67 - Solving puzzles with PostScript
#66 - A newbies intro to the web
#65 - Magic Sinewave summary
#64 - Gonzo utility log plots
#63 - Two phase magic sinewaves
#62 - Enhancing your eBay skills III
#61 - Book Cover Layout Utilities

November 5, 2017 deeplink respond

Continuing yesterday's GuruGram catalog...

#100 - Energy intro & summary
#99 - Filterless magic sinewaves?
#98 - Mt. Graham aerial tramway 
#97 - GGMS magic sinewaves
#96 - Enhancing your eBay skills VII
#95 - Spread Spectrum Magsines?
#94 - New Magic Sinewave calculator ( Improved )
#93 - Trashing Auto Electrolysizers
#92 - Bitmap circular lettering
#91 - Bitmap perspective lettering

#90 - Architect's perspective utilities
#89 - Mt. Graham lumber tram history
#88 - Image post processing tools
#87 - A digital airbrushing algorithm
#86 - More energy fundamentals
#85 - Inverse Graphics Transforms
#84 - Bitmap to PS array conversions
#83 - Pixel interpolation algorithms
#82 - False color & rainbow mods
#81 - 2-way HTML & PDF linking

November 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Our GuruGrams are and continue to be a series of
web published
ap notes on just about anything.

Obvious advantages are freedom from deadlines
and layout restrictions. Combined with full web
linking and bunches more. Not to mention that I
can now say whatever I want whenever I want to.

Most of the GuruGrams consist of .psl sourcecode
using my Gonzo Utilities combined with Adobe
Acrobat final delivery .pdf files. A catalog of available
.psl sourcecode files can be found here. And most
available .pdf files here. All free and open sourced,
of course.

We are somewhat behind in keeping our main GuruGram
library up to date, with much of our current effort
going into Hanging Canal Field Notes, these Whtnu
Blog entries, and updates to our Gila Hikes web pages.

We'll do a GuruGram directory here over the next few
days, starting with these most recent ( and not
completely linked elsewhere ) ones...

#121 - Unusual Gila Valley Dayhikes
#119 - "Web Friendly" PostScript Colors
#118 - Some "Fat Tail Arrow" PS Utilities
#117 - Level II eBook Enhancements
#116 - Restoring Faded or Scuffed Text
#115 - "Un-Halftoning" to improve eBooks
#114 - Remastering a Technical Book
#113 - Allen Reservoir Failure Docs
#112 - Hanging Canal slide show 
#111 - Thesis for IC67 Metal Locater

#110 - Remastering video for web use
#109 - Gauss-Jordan stability issues
#108 - Prehistoric hanging canals
#107 - Magic Sinewave Developments 
#106 - Enhancing your eBay Skills VIII
#105 - Some Link Checking Utilities 
#104 - uv lamp ballast debugging
#103 - Book Scanning "Gutter Math"
#102 - PS Web validation utilities
#101 - PV panel intro & summary

November 3, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a summary of our available and eventual ebooks...

First, those traditionally published...

RTL Cookbook
TTL Cookbook
TV Typewriter Cookbook
Incredible Secret Money Machine
Apple Assembly Cookbook I
Apple Assembly Cookbook II
MLP Cookbook I ( was Micro CB 2.1)
MLP Cookbook II ( was Micro CB 2.2)

Enhancing your Apple II Volume I
Enhancing your Apple II Volume II

And those that were first Book-on-Demand sourced...

Case Against Patents
PostScript Show and Tell
PostScript Beginner Projects
PostScript Secrets
Ask the Guru Volume I
Ask the Guru Volume II

Ask the Guru Volume III
Hardware Hacker I
Hardware Hacker II
Hardware Hacker III
Resource Bin I

Resource Bin II
Blatant Opportunist Early Archive

And these "director's cuts" restoration demos...

DC Apple Assembly Cookbook
DC Machine Language Programming I
DC Tearing Method
DC SigForth Intro to PostScript
DC Archaeomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
DC Thermoluminescence
DC Superclock
DC TVT Image
DC Winning the Micro Game

DC"Director's Cut" tutorials here, here, here, and here.

More classic reprints here.

And this video...

Introduction to PostScript

And the maybe these someday work in progresses...

Active Filter Cookbook ( autographed hard copy here! )
Micro Cookbook volume I ( autographed hard copy here! )
TTL Cookbook ( autographed hard copy here! )
CMOS Cookbook
Cheap Video Cookbook
Son of Cheap Video
Applewriter Cookbook

All about Applewriter
Hexadecimal Chronicles
Manual De Circuitos Integrados TTL
Pacific Rim TTL
Goodyear Aerospace AEEMs
For Low Cost, Count on RTL
Big TTL Wall Chart
Big CMOS Wall Chart
Cave Crawler's Gazette

Plus our usual reminder that you can pick up nearly
one each of everything on your own USB here.

November 2, 2017 deeplink respond

Our PostScript Show and Tell started life out as a series
of pass-around cards we used at computer club talks and
computer fair presentations.

These days, they are available as a free eBook and have
been colorized into the latest of our PostScript Videos.

Here are the Show and Tell topics...

1. - Puss De Resistance
2. - Instruction Manual
3 .- Cotton Logo
4. - Isometric Drawing
5. - Poison Ivy in a Spray Can
6. - Badges, bumperstickers, cards
7. - Signatures
8. - Analog Schematic
9. - Digital Schematic
10. - Omnicrom Color Foils
11. - Certificates and Scrolls
12. - Gray Robotic Shaft Encoder
13. - Sequential Numbered Repeats
14. - Layout Grid Block Diagram
15. - The Macintosh Bomb
16. - Printer Tradesman's Cut
17. - Three Column Tech Article

18. - Printed Circuit Layout
19. - Zillions of Bricks
20. - Barbershop Quartet

Many more of our PostScript opportunities here and especially here,
while some third party link farms can be found here, and here.

November 1, 2017- deeplink respond

A reminder that we have a set of links to our Guru's Lair
Directory of filetypes here. These are useful for finding
any "lost" or "underlinked" or "hidden" files.

Here are the individual fieltype links...

.asp web files 
.aspx web files 
.bas Basic files 
.config web files 
.bmp Bitmap Image files
.eml email files 
.gif compressed image files
.gz compressed winzip files
.htaccess files
.htm files
.html files ( most redirect to shtml )
.ico fast nav icon files
.jpg compressed image files
.js JavaScript files 
.kml Google Earth files
.lnk shortcut files
.log files 
.pdf Adobe Acrobat files 
.png compressed image files 
.ps PostScript Language files
.psl "PostScript Lancaster Sourcecode" files
.shtml html + include files
.txt text files
.xml files

The secret to making your own links by filetype is to first make a local
copy of your website and then do something like this...

C:/Users/don>dir "F:/webbackup7.17/*.asp" /S /OEN /W

Plus our usual reminder that you can now own your own personal copy
of one each of everything per these details.

October 31, 2017 deeplink respond
Newly available is a tentative early release of the
Reay Bajada Hanging Canal  Preliminary Field Notes
along with its sourcecode.

In general, the field notes are horribly incomplete and
have gone through several generations. Those considered
"current" ( with an "*" ) can be identified by upper left PDF 
nav buttons and a new upper right KML clickthrough.
 All 
of the notes demand more images and ongoing revisions.

The KML itself remains an out-of-date and inaccurate pilot.
At present, Chrome only returns KML sourcecode which 
you have to manually save to drag and drop into Google Earth.

Here are most of the presently available field notes...

Allen Canal
Bear Springs Canal 
Cluffnw Canal 
Deadman Canal
Freeman Canal 
Frye Complex 
Henry Canal
Jernigan Canal 
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Lower Frye Construct * 
Mud Springs 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Reay Canal  *
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

 ( For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above. )

Bear Flat Canal redirects here
Bigler Canal redirects here  
HS Canal redirects here 
Tailwater Canal redirects here

New field notes are likely to first appear here or later.

Your participation and support of this unique world class
research project would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, please drop all your of live video spare drones 
into our driveway.

October 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Bee and I once did a few EAC semesters of PostScript
programming classes. Mostly aimed at plain old students
making plain old stuff for pleasure or profit.

These eventually became our PostScript Beginner Stuff
free ebook. The projects included...

1 - A Full Page Grid
2. - Personal or Business Letterhead
3. - Step and Repeat Business Cards
4. - Two Personal Notes
5. - Grocery List, Quadpad, and Forms
6. - A Report Cover
7. - A Gonzo Text Paragraph
8. - Resumes
9. - Simple Curvetracing
10. - Autoaddressing Letters and envelopes

11. - Quadfold Announcements or Fliers
12. - Arcjustify Badges and Bumperstickers
13 - Reverse Printing for Window Signs
14. - Awards, Certificates, Borders
15 - Menu Justification and supertabbing
16. - Clipping and Large Letters
17. - Tags, Tearoffs, Tents, and Tickets
18 - A Pulp Novel
19. - Two Column Newsletter with figures
20. - Three Column Magazine Article

These days, you play with these in a word processor or and
then send them to Acrobat Distiller with that top secret
Windows command line run command of "//acrodist /F"

Some of these are helped along with our Gonzo Utilities.
Find a tutorial here and the gonzo procs here. And an
empty program pilot here and the reference manual here.

October 29, 2017 deeplink respond

... and here are most of my Popular Electronics tutorials...

Pro Meter_Faces_2_65.pdf
Electronic_Tools_3_65.pdf
Parts_Profiles1_9_65.pdf
Parts_Profiles2_10_65.pdf
Parts_Profiles3_11_65.pdf 
Parts_Profiles4_2_66.pdf
What_are_ics_10_66.pdf 
Intro_el_music_10_73.pdf
El_music_comps_11_73.pdf
Pitch_standards_1_74.pdf

Pitch_generators_2_74.pdf 
Em_keyboards_7_74.pdf
Select_syn_10_74.pdf
Mus_keying_vca_1+2_75.pdf
Timbre_and_voice_6_75.pdf
Synth_mus_insts_8_75.pdf
Envel_gens_1_76.pdf
April Hobby Scenes ( Marcia- Revisited )
Und_active_filts_12_76.pdf 
Six_cmos_circuits_4_77.pdf

Click here for "you own it" fully searchable "one each of
everything" new release version 1.4

October 28, 2017 deeplink respond
Newly available is a tentative early release of the
Henry's Bajada Hanging Canal  Preliminary Field Notes
along with its sourcecode.
.

In general, the field notes are horribly incomplete and
have gone through several generations. Those considered
"current" ( with an "*" ) can be identified by upper left PDF 
nav buttons and a new upper right KML clickthrough.
 All 
of the notes demand more images and ongoing revisions.

The KML itself remains an out-of-date and inaccurate pilot.
At present, Chrome only returns KML sourcecode which 
you have to manually save to drag and drop into Google Earth.

Here are most of the presently available field notes...

Allen Canal
Bear Springs Canal 
Cluffnw Canal 
Deadman Canal
Freeman Canal 
Frye Complex 
Henry Canal
Jernigan Canal 
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Lower Frye Construct * 
Mud Springs 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

 ( For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above. )

Bear Flat Canal redirects here
Bigler Canal redirects here  
HS Canal redirects here 
Tailwater Canal redirects here

New field notes are likely to first appear here or later.

Your participation and support of this unique world class
research project would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, please drop all your of live video spare drones 
into our driveway.

October 27, 2017 deeplink respond

And here's most of the other half of my Popular Electronics
construction projects...

psychedelia_col_org_9_69.pdf
two_tone_alarm_2_70.pdf 
numeric_glow_dcu_2_70.pdf
nobounce_pb_3_70.pdf 
digital_microlab_4_70.pdf
standard_100kHz_4_70.pdf
shift_register_5_70.pdf
signal_injector_6_70.pdf
mini_dvm_9_70.pdf
psychtone_2_71.pdf

digiviewer_3_71.pdf
simp_keyboard _4_74.pdf 
cmos_microlab_6_74.pdf
digiviewer2_9_74.pdf 
music_modules_6_76.pdf
tvt6_video_dis1+2_7_77.pdf
hex_ascii_con_10_77.pdf

Click here for "you own it" fully searchable "one each of
everything" new release version 1.4 .

October 26, 2017 deeplink respond

Of all the newsstand magazines, the original Popular Electronics
was ( and remained ) by far the best since way on back in the days
of Gernsback's Science and Invention.

The real unsung hero of the entire microcomputer revolution was
their editor Perry Ferrill.
Who largely singlehandedly created the
entire golden age of hardware hacking. Thus setting the scene for
just about everything that was to follow.

Here's a start of a list of some of my PE construction projects...

Dymwatt_5_66.pdf
Lil Dusker_9_65.pdf
Hifi_Gogo_1_66.pdf
Pulse_Generator_4_66.pdf
Musette_color_organ_7_66.pdf
IC_amplifier_10_66.pdf
Square_deal_11_66.pdf 
Binary_counter_12_66.pdf 
Logic_demon_12_66.pdf
Metal_locator_1_67.pdf 

Amligner_2_67.pdf 
Supertrol_3_67.pdf
Electronic_dice_9_67.pdf
Lil_richie_9_67.pdf
IC_freq_meter_10_67.pdf
Prof_pow_supply_11_67.pdf 
Trans_tester_12_67.pdf
IC_testone_1_68.pdf
lowcost_dec_count_2_68.pdf 
elec_stopwatch_3_68.pdf  

pitch_reference_9_68.pdf 
sports_timer_10_68.pdf
dig_voltmtr_12_68.pdf
frequency_count_3+4_69.pdf   

Click here for "you own it" fully searchable "one each of
everything" new release version 1.4 .

October 25, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a few of my more obscure classic papers...

CQ Magazine -      Butterworth Cookbook         

SIG Forth --           What is PostScript?

Computer Faire--   Two Cheap Video Secrets            

Popular Science --  Dual Photoflood Dimmer     

PC Techniques --   PostScript Startup Secrets
                               PostScript Speedup Secrets

Byte --                    Bit Boffer
                               Build a PC Memory Card
                               Serial Interface_TVT           
                               TV Color Graphics                
                               ROM_Technology 
                               Television_Interface
                               PostScript Insider Secrets 

Kilobaud --            Winning the Micro Game       
                               Lower_Case_Apple_pt1
                               Lower_Case_Apple_pt2
                              
Clocked Logic I
                               Clocked Logic II
                              Clocked Logic III
                              TVT for KIM
                              TVT Hardware_pt1
                              H8_Cheap_Video
                              Ap_Inverted_Dec_Code
                              New_WinningUSB

Circuit Cellar --   Nonlinear Graphic Transforms              
                             The Quest for Magic Sinewaves
                              PIC PostScript Flutterwumpers
                              Steplocked Magic Sinewaves
                              Vector to Step Conversion

Whole Earth --     The Case Against Patents
                             Stupendous Stuff Sources

Marcia --             Worst of Marcia Swampfelder

Click here for "you own it" fully searchable "one each of
everything" new release version 1.4 .

October 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Outside of the obvious, here are most of my Radio
Electronics and Electronics Now construction projects...

dotnbar_gen_7_67.pdf
mtr_dec_coun_12_68.pdf
nine_dig_insts_12_68.pdf
tic_tac_tronix_12_71.pdf
dual_clock_gen_2_72.pdf 
binary_demo_2_72.pdf 

darktimer_by_stops_4_72.pdf
logic_dem_re_5_72,pdf 
superclock_7_72.pdf
funct_gen_9+10_72.pdf
grinchwal_11_72etc.pdf 
low_cost_keyboard_2_73.pdf 
ascii_encoder_4_73.pdf
 tv_typewriter_9+_73.pdf
improved_encoder_2_74.pdf 
time_on_tv_9_74.pdf 

And here are the tutorials...

ic_logic_circs_5_69.pdf
liquid_crystal_disp_2_72.pdf 
experiment_wwvb_8_73.pdf 
experiment_wwvb_9_73.pdf 

active_filters_11_73.pdf
reg_pow_sup_12_73.pdf 
elec_music_ics_2_74.pdf
what_is_rom_2_74.pdf
active_bandpass_filters_5_74.pdf
mos_character_gens_6_74.pdf 
calculator_ics_7_74.pdf
random_access_memory_9_74.pdf 
mos_shift_registers_12_74.pdf
pseudorandom_circuits_4_75.pdf 
inside_opamps__5+7_75.pdf 
digital_sinewaves_11_76.pdf

And here for "you own it" fully searchable "one each
of everything" new release USB version 1.4 .

October 23, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's the newest third of the Tech Musings columns. The newer
Hardware Hackers and Tech Musings shared sequential numbers...

#131 - Position detectors, rangefinding, RFID,..
#132 - Remote control, log graphs, Tesla, ...
#133 - Dimmers, mil surplus, mag recording,..
#134 - SETI, video overlay, aerial photos, ...
#135 - Brain parity, impulse radio, Feynman,..
#136 - Boat anchors, twinkle lights, tachometers
#137 - EIS spectroscopy, radiation detectors, ...
#138 - Web logs, miracle antennas, impulse, ...
#139 - Hot tubs, radio astronomy, plastics... 
#140 - PC drill, USGS maps, water soluble, ...

#141 - Sub pixel res, rf switches, ultrasonics,...
#142 - Gauss-Jordan, induction heating, ...
#143 - Direct Toner PC Boards...
#144 - Thermocouples, gambler's ruin, ...
#145 - Digimatic code, magnetorhelogy, ....
#146 - Electrochemistry, capacitor switching...
#147 -  Accelerometers, navigation, selsyns...
#148 - Taylor series, algae hydrogen, batteries..
#149 - Touch screens, fuel cells, transformers...
#150 - RFID, VMSK, Hydrogen, waxes...

#151 - Chebycheff, magnetometry, humidity...
#152 - Power, energy, shuffling, banners...
#153 - Electrolysis, patents, surplus, tables..

Newer possible Tech Musings column topics were rolled over
into the web only GuruGrams.

Find the rest of Tech musings here.
Find the later Hardware Hackers here.
Find the earlier Hardware Hacker here.

Find many classic construction projects here.
And one each of everything here.

October 22, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find a third party Lorenz chaotic attractor
"Owl's Mask" written in PostScript. I've cloned the pdf
output here and the sourcecode here.


Alike but different somehow would be our avuncular
sleezoid or the Spirograph stuff found 
here and here

Plus our recently fasterized Fractal Fern here and here,
and our Sierpinski Triangle here and here

And, of course, the marbelous stacks of pancakes here.


PostScript manual here, my personal utilities here, and 
an intro tutorial here. A math library link page here and one
each of everything here.

October 21, 2017 deeplink respond
Newly available are the Deadman Bajada Hanging Canal
Preliminary Field Notes
along with its sourcecode.

Updated a revised index for our woefully behind Hanging
Canal Field notes.

In general, the field notes are horribly incomplete and
have gone through several generations. Those considered
"current" ( with an "*" ) can be identified by upper left PDF 
nav buttons and a new upper right KML clickthrough.
 All 
of the notes demand more images and ongoing revisions.

The KML itself remains an out-of-date and inaccurate pilot.
At present, Chrome only returns KML sourcecode which 
you have to manually save to drag and drop into Google Earth.

Here are most of the presently available field notes...

Allen Canal
Bear Springs Canal 
Cluffnw Canal 
Deadman Canal
Freeman Canal 
Frye Complex 
Golf Course Canal 
Jernigan Canal 
Lefthand Canyon West 
Longview Area 
Lower Frye Construct * 
Mud Springs 
Minor Webster Ditch 
Riggs Mesa Canal 
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal 
Smith Canal 
TB Ponding Area
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

 ( For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above. )

Bear Flat Canal redirects here
Bigler Canal redirects here  
HS Canal redirects here 
Tailwater Canal redirects here

New field notes are likely to first appear here or later.

Your participation and support of this unique world class
research project would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, please drop all your of live video spare drones 
into our driveway.

October 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's the middle third of the Tech Musings columns. The newer
Hardware Hackers and Tech Musings shared sequential numbers...

#109 - Table lookup, idea mortality, audio,...
#110 -
NTSC, aerial photos, faders, chargers,..

#111 - CIE diagrams, energy claims, video,...
#112 - AC power measurements, aerogels, ....
#113 - Pager vibrators, rms voltages, printers,..
#114 -
Energy density, temp sensors, strawbale,
#115 - PIC chips, hydrogen car, genlocking,...
#116 - Log files, error codes, low level measur...
#117 - PostScript robotics, melody IC's,....
#118
- Laser testing, hydrogen, radio astronomy
#119 - Data acquisition, reactance limiting,...
#120 - PIC Calibar, brown's gas, meta studies,..

#121 - PFM wireless, homopolar, power meas...
#122 - Satellite imagery, phase shifters, Hilbert..
#123 - AC power, A/D converters, DNA,..
#124 - Pseudoscience, wind energy, LED lamps
#125 - Crest factors, SAW filters, temp sensing,
#126 - Nitrogen cars, magnetic refrigeration,..
#127 - Capacitor bounceback, DAA chips, PIC,..
#128 - Tesla turbine, impulse radio, class D, ...
#129 - DMX lighting, network comm, ...
#130 - Rail guns, Modutrols, Faraday, DNA, ...

Find the rest of Tech musings here.
Find the later Hardware Hackers here.
Find the earlier Hardware Hacker here.

Find many classic construction projects here.
And one each of everything here.

October 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a third of the Tech Musings columns...

#88 - Acoustic canceling,PIC micros, adapters..
#89 - Basic Stamp, Fibonacci, Cubic splines..
#90 - Fourier series, platethru, video toaster,...

#91 - All channels FM, switched capacitors, ...
#92 - GPS navigation, terahertz, pitot, ...
#93 - Magic sinewaves, PCMCIA docs, ...
#94 -
MIDI electronic music, Basic Stamp,...
#95 - Lighting efficiency, product development,
#96 - Solar energy, bilateral switching, phone,,,
#97 - Transformers, agc, robotics, digital pots,..
#98 -
PIC programming, music chips, tv sites,..
#99 - Hot chassis hazards, switchmode, fuse....
#100 - Power factor, mag levitation, web, ...

#101 - Delta-Wye, audio, Acrobat, Tesla, ....
#102 - Bionomials, colorizer, printer repair,,,,,
#103 - Fluxgates, magnetometry, vectors, ....
#104 - Compass sensor, UFO's, vacuum form,..
#105 - Navigation resources, digital filters, ...
#106 - Determinants, induction heating, binding,
#107 - Linear digital filters, techno myths, ..
#108 - Baby PIC's, color organs, phase control,.

Find the rest of Tech musings here.
Find the older Hardware Hacker here
Find the earlier Hardware Hacker here.

Find many classic construction projects here.

October 18, 2017 deeplink respond

After 30 Hardware Hacker columns in Modern Electronics,
I moved to Larry Steckler's Radio Electronics with its
larger circulation and infinitely better editorial policies.

The renumbered columns continued under the Hardware
Hacker title for 87 issues and then became Tech Musings,
owing to the total trashing of the term "hacker" by the utterly
clueless media and "men in black" wannabes.

The columns were book-on-demand published as these
four archives...

Columns #01-24 HACKAR1.PDF
Columns #25-48 HACKAR2.PDF
Columns #49-72 HACKAR3.PDF
Columns #73-87 HACKAR4.PDF

Not all columns have yet been converted into stand-alone
reprints, so in this listing you'll still find a mix of archive
and individual Hardware Hacker entries...

#01 -- Auto Electronics, tech lit, Santa Claus, pots
#02 -- uv resins, electronic music, superconductors
#03 -- Posistors, video ics, IIGS monitors,...
#04 -- Bar Codes, transducers, pneumatics...
#05 -- Ring detectors, toner carts, PostScript,...
#06 -- Perspective, RS232, parts sources...
#07 -- Phone recording, nav, printed circuits...
#08 -- Remote controls, IR receivers, A/D conv..
#09 -- Synchronous inverters, Apple books, 16-bit
#10 -- LAN of the 80's, pressure transducer,....

#11 -- Navicube, Kroy Kolor, RGB TV, trade...
#12 -- Digital compass circuits, prototypes, ...
#13 -- Surface mount parts, IR filters, sinewaves.
#14 -- Pseudorandom sequences, white noise...
#15 -- Zero crossing detection, phase dimming,...
#16 -- Refilling SX carts, teleportation, upower...
#17 -- SAW devices, call progress, state var filter
#18 -- Digital audio, Delta-Sigma A/D, sensors,..
#19 -- Bar code resources, oscilloscopes, CMOS...
#20 -- Electrolytic chemistry, light show BBS,...

#21 -- Cheap digital compass, humidity measure..
#22 -- Filter capacitors, visible lasers, wireless...
#23 -- Linear stepper motors, modelmaking, vid...
#24 -- Double sided pc boards, optical reprints...
#25 -- Fractal Ferns, Thermoelectrics, chaos, ...
#26 -- Dew sensing, cold fusion, alarm resources,...
#27 -- LDVT position, treasure finders, sync,... 
#28 -- Vapor detectors, low melt alloys, uv flames,
#29 -- Hall effect, shape memory, low noise amps,
#30 -- Electronic levels, memory, cases, lasers,..

#31 -- Tune chips, blender controls, power basics,
#32 -- Huffman codes, video drivers, runlength,..
#33 -- Magnetocaloric effect, log voltmeter, ...
#34 -- SAW devices, active filters, DSP, temp,...
#35 -- Vortex coolers, polyphase gens, mag refr..
#36 -- DCT, sinewave gens, video compression,..
#37 -- Decibels, level meters, patent avoidance,..
#38 -- Visible lasers, motor resources, wavelets,.
#39 -- Infrared people detectors, liquid crystals,..
#40 --
VHF & microwave resources, toner carts,..

#41 -- Electronic tuning, parametric amplifiers,...
#42 -- Power electronics, video crosshatch, ...   
#43 -- EPRI, focused X-rays, Buckyballs, .....
#44 -- Inductive loads, Bakerizing, alternators,...
#45 -- Fuzzy data, Tesla Coils, FCC regs, E-fields,
#46 -- SMPTE time codes, solar energy, cases,...
#47 -- Fractals, FM stereo, home energy, ....
#48 -- Shielding, VGS, GPS, flyback sweeps,...
#49 -- Caller id, wavelets, Lumeloid, lab tests,...
#50 --
Wavelets, piano & organs, musical notes,..

#51 -- Laser printer repairs, sync separation, ....
#52 -- FM stereo broadcasters, Ockham's, ...
#53 -- Dye based solar, RGB monitors, avionics,.
#54 -- Correlation fundamentals, Santa Claus,...
#55 -- Electronic halftones, idea marketing,....
#56 -- Alternate latches, histograms, IC houses,..
#57 -- Distant FM reception, UFO's, boosters,...
#58 -- Yagi antennas, navicubes, rate gyros,...
#59 -- Semilog plots, resonance, IC resources,...
#60 --
Video toaster, EDM machining, broadcast.

#61 -- Nichrome, FCC part 68, scrambling, copy,.
#62 -- Cubic splines, electrorhelogical fluids, ...
#63 -- Video game repair, piezoelectrics, Curie...
#64 -- Thermodynamic basics, reversibility,...
#65 -- Telemetry, max-min, SETI, power xfer,...
#66 -- Photopolymers, flying cars, pc drills, ...
#67 -- FM traps, GPS, nonlinear graphics,...
#68 -- Pulse monitors, thermoelectric modules,...
#69 -- Data compression, comm transparency,..
#70 -- Digital photos, fluxgates, mag fields,...

#71 -- CTCSS squelching, coin mechanisms,...
#72 -- Voice messaging, special effects, Acrobat...
#73 -- Jukeboxes, aerogels, sonoluminescence. ..
#74 -- Cogeneration resources, SCSI comm,...
#75 -- RBDS, human power, bus switches,...
#76 -- Air turbines, FM dx, invention scams...
#77 -- Thermodynamics, solitons, Santa Claus, ...
#78 -- Recycling toner carts, research tools,...
#79 -- Cold fusion, video driver, trans lines....
#80 -
- Binary chain codes, SETI, batt charging...

#81 -- Helical resonators, laser service, reprints
#82 -- Remote controls, virtual ways, FCC regs...
#83 -- Halogen cycle, vector to step, PostScript..
#84 -- Auto computers, servicing intermittents,...
#85 -- TV data displays, brain implants, sinewave
#86 -- Wavelets, DNA, engineering economics
#87 --
AC motor drives, basic stamps, magsines

October 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Modern Electronics magazine evolved out of the ashes
of Ziff's forced demise of Popular Electronics and
Electronics World. Reprints of which are available here.

ME was sort of low budget, second rate, and in my
opinion, badly edited. The big deal to me was that it
started the transition where authors could submit
drawings of high enough quality and consistency
that they could be directly published.

The first attempts at my author-submitted art were
rather gruesome, being based on MacPaint.
The figures rapidly became superb after the
release of the then new PostScript language.

I had these two construction projects in ME...

Upgrading Apple IIe Monitor ROMS
Absolute Reset for newest Apple II's

I began a series of Hardware Hacker columns
there, which eventually were moved to Radio
Electronics and ultimately renamed Tech Musings.

In those days, "hacking" was an absolutely positive
term meaning "doing things so spectacular or so
cheap or so elegant that experts were left shaking
their heads in stunned disbelief".

Dastardly negative connotations of "hacker" later
appeared because of the utterly clueless media.

Here are the ME Hardware Hacker columns...

hhack_1_85.pdf
hhack_2_85.pdf
hhack_3_85.pdf
hhack_4_85.pdf
hhack_5_85.pdf
hhack_6_85.pdf
hhack_7_85.pdf
hhack_8_85.pdf
hhack_9_85.pdf  
hhack_10_85.pdf

hhack_11_85.pdf

hhack_1_86.pdf
hhack_2_86.pdf
hhack_3_86.pdf
hhack_4_86.pdf
hhack_5_86.pdf
hhack_6_86.pdf
hhack_7_86.pdf
hhack_8_86.pdf
hhack_9_86.pdf
hhack_10_86.pdf
hhack_11_86.pdf

hhack_1_87.pdf 
hhack_2_87.pdf
hhack_3_87.pdf
hhack_4_87.pdf
hhack_5_87.pdf
hhack_6_87.pdf
hhack_7_87.pdf
hhack_8_87.pdf

October 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Some of my columns appeared as my Ask the Guru in
Computer Shopper.
These were in a mixed bag "question
and answer" format and ran for several years.

I had just completed joining the Guru's and Swamis
Union local #243
, but because of Marcia Swampfelder's
restraining order from the Tapioca Pudding Institute
over her cross-genre classic of Godzilla versus the
Night Nurses
, I had to switch to local #475. And
the flick had to be pulled from theatric release and
sent directly to eight track.

The columns survive in their original form as these
reprint archives...

ATG1 -- Columns 1 to 32
ATG2 -- Columns 33 to 58
ATG3 -- Columns 59 to 70

October 15, 2017 deeplink respond

My other column in Nuts & Volts magazine was the
Resource Bin. Its ongoing intent was to "tell people
where to go to get stuff".

Back in those days, pinning down resources took a
lot of time and effort.
Not to mention continuously
looking in oddball and obscure places that were
enormously difficult to access.

The link farm can be found here with the main library
here. Here's most of the Resbin columns chronologically...

#01 -- Starting your resource quest
#02 -- Finding obsolete integrated circuits
#03 -- Hacker friendly printed circuits
#04 -- Semiconductor & IC sources
#05 -- Labor-of-love technical newsletters
#06 -- Wondrous world of electronic surplus
#07 -- Unique opportunities in auto electronics
#08 -- Looking into electronic trade journals
#09 -- Exploring PostScript for fun & profit
#10 -- Oddball sources for just plain stuff

#11 -- Technical books that made a difference
#12 -- Secret desktop publishing sources
#13 -- Perils of patents and patenting
#14 -- Starting up your own technical venture
#15 -- Secrets of professional prototypes
#16 -- Opportunities in hacker robotics
#17 -- Exploring ham radio publications
#18 -- The furry with the syringe on top
#19 -- Royalty free real PostScript
#20 -- Starting an IC data book collection

#21 --
Book-on-demand publishing
#22 -- Online resources & opportunities
#23 -- Tools for electronic prototyping
#24 -- A look at electronic collectibles
#25 -- Essential homebrew test equipment
#26 -- Pseudoscience scams & ripoffs
#27 -- Electronic servicing opportunities
#28 -- Secrets of electronic breadboarding
#29 -- Cable & video insider sources
#30 -- Conducting your own personal research

#31 --
A "magic machine" for desktop pub
#32 -- Direct toner homebrew printed circuits
#33 -- Optoelectronics and fiber optics
#34 -- New developments in remote controls
#35 -- The best hardware parts of all time
#36 -- Book-on-demand publishing update
#37 -- A look at sensors & sensing
#38 -- Exploring high frequency resources
#39 -- Getting started in auto electronics
#40 -- New opportunities in home automation

#41 -- Security & alarm resources
#42 -- Alternate desktop publishing options
#43 -- Electronic music then and now
#44 -- Disability and handicapped resources
#45 -- Manic multimedia media magazines
#46 -- New opportunities in power electronics
#47 -- Another look at telecom
#48 -- Solar and alternate energy resources
#49 -- Fundamentals of nutting and volting
#50 -- Injection molding & plastic prototyping
#51 -- Son of alternate energy 13th, part 6
#52 -- Choosing a personal computer
#53 -- PDF and other info distribution tools
#54 -- Pick a peck of PIC's
#55 -- Exploring the web for the first time
#56 -- How to start your own web page
#57 -- Resources for electronic servicing
#58 -- Getting a charge out of batteries
#59 -- Starting your own tech venture
#60 -- Finding answers on the web

#61 -- Some favorite web sites
#62 -- Exploring trade journals
#63 -- Painlessly scamming a student paper
#64 -- The human side of the web
#65 -- Video game tools & techniques
#66 -- Book-on-demand publishing
#67 -- Getting started in amateur astronomy
#68 -- Terrific toner techniques
#69 -- Robotic resources update
#70 -- PostScript PIC flutterwumpers

#71 -- Secrets of web based research
#72 -- Some wireless resources 
#73 -- Electronic surplus & auctions
#74 -- Seismic & earthquake resources
#75 -- Virtual reality illusions
#76 -- Home Automation Again
#77 -- Accessing offshore electronics
#78 -- Starting your own web page
#79 -- Finding semiconductor & IC data
#80 -- Test Equipment manuals

#81 -- Secrets of military surplus I
#82 -- Secrets of military surplus II
#83 -- Fun with neat stuff
#84 -- Exploring Medical Electronics
#85 -- Some favorite web sites
#86 -- Dowsing for Brown's Gas in Roswell
#87 -- Used Test Equipment
#88 -- Hydrogen Resources
#89 -- Boat Anchors
#90 -- GPS and Navigation

#91 -- Exploring Antenna Resources
#92 -- Some PostScript Possibilities

October 14, 2017 deeplink respond

For a long while, I had a pair of columns in Nuts & Volts
Magazine, Resource Bin and the Laserwriter Corner,
which was soon renamed PostScript Secrets.

At any rate, PostScript Secrets was an intense and
eclectic short column. When later released as a free
ebook, supplements of additional neat things to do
got added to each column.

While each column typically contained a dozen
entries of sneaky 'free font" stunts and off-the-wall
secret insider stuff, some of the loci included...

#01 - Certificates and scroll borders
#02 - Fractal Fern ( revised here )
#03 - Persistent downloads
#04 - Point Ruler
#05 - Step and Repeat utilities

#06 - Arccos and Arcsin
#07 - Classic litho chokes
#08 - Toner cartridge refilling
#09 - Multiple stroking techniques

#10 - 3D Lettering

#11 - Sturdy macho font
#12 - Cardboard box layout utility
#13 - Barcode resources
#14 - Backwards printing
#15 - Redefining procs

#16 - Using the flying wedge
#17 - Sight reading eexec
#18 - Secret gray map
#19 - Halftone spot patterns
#20 - Arc justify font

#21 - Popular Star Wars font
#22 - Internaldict FlxProc
#23 - Scribbling in PostScript
#24 - IBM serial comm ports
#25 - Isometric font

#26 - Avuncular Sleezoid
#27 - Knotting to this at all
#28 - True perspective font
#29 - Bricks up against the wall
#30 - Random number tricks

#31 - Speeding up a logo
#32 - Spherical nonlinear transforms
#33 - Font name directory
#34 - Spirals and Spirographs

#35 - Bezier curve length

#36 - Menu font lotsadots
#37 - Font path grabbing

#38 - Nonlinear ashow operator
#39 - College pennant font
#40 - Sticker variations

#41 - Keystone justification
#42 - Array justification
#43 - Smith Charts and log plots
#44 - Assorted neat stuff
#45 - Fancy borders and embossed fonts

#46 - Fast insertion sort
#47 - Classic bubble sort
#48 - Rotating text and thermography

October 13, 2017 deeplink respond

My first two published stories appeared here and here
in Electronics World, the "highest" tech and most
carefully crafted of competitive newsstand magazines.

In those days, magazines used nom de plumes to
create the illusion of having more authors than
they really did. Some of my pen names included
Ralph Genter, Frank Gross, Alvin Snurdley, and, of
course, Marcia Swampfelder. Leon Schoenfield was
a rare early real person co-author.

The music speech discriminator sort of worked,
but it was not quite ready for prime time. The
log circuitry really wasn't and loading caused
Schmitt trigger problems. But the solid state
color organ was first rate and started this series
of follow up projects.

Here's a chronological rundown of my EW papers.
These were mostly a mix of "how it works" tutorials
and "you build it" construction projects....

colorg1_4_63.pdf
music_speech_discrim.pdf
cap_nomo_4_63.pdf
color_organ2_1_64.pdf
four_layer_10_64.pdf

new_scr_dev_12_64.pdf
chirp_radar_1_65.pdf
mult_elec_con_1_65.pdf
hs_design_1_65.pdf
ss_dim_5+6_65.pdf 

semi_sweep_tv_06_65.pdf 
ldim_ptcon_7_65.pdf 
optical_link_9_65.pdf 
ics_whats_avail_11_65.pdf

amp_using_switching_2_66.pdf

nanosecond_pulses_2_66.pdf
using_lowcost_ics_3_66.pdf
gcs_timer_5_66.pdf 
varactor_diode_apps_6_66.pdf
insulated_gate_trans_7_66.pdf

switch_mode_power_9_66.pdf
linear_ics_11_66.pdf
metal_locators_12_66.pdf
opamp_circuits_8_67.pdf
constant_cur_diode_10 67.pdf

audio_ics_10_67.pdf 
extended_resonance_11_67.pdf
diff_amp_2_68.pdf
plast_pow_2_68.pdf  

decimal_counting_9_68.pdf

thermoluminescence_3_69.pdf 
Paleomagnetism & Archaeomagnetism_9_69.pdf
predetermining_counter_5_70.pdf

addsub_MOS_counter_6_70.pdf  

October 12, 2017 deeplink respond

Magic sinewaves are a recently discovered class of
math functions that are able to dramatically improve
the quality and efficiency of many digitally derived
sinewaves for such tasks as synchronous inverters,
motor drives, pv panels, or electric cars.

Magic Sinewaves have the unique property of using the
fewest possible energy-robbing switching transitions to
precisely zero out the maximum possible number of
low order harmonics.

ANY chosen number of low harmonics can theoretically
be forced to zero and practically reduced to extremely
low values, typically well below -60 decibels.

A quick link farm can be found here, and the main
Magic Sinewave library here. Key papers include...

Introduction to Magic Sinewaves
Magic Sinewave Executive Summary
Magic Sinewave Calculator Quantizer Update
Recent Developments in Magic Sinewaves 
Three Phase Magic Sinewave Intro

Ultra Fast Magic Sinewave Calculator ( older )
Ultra Fast Calculator Tutorial
Ultra Fast Calculator JavaScript Code
The Saga of the Dripping Stalactites
Improved Magic Sinewave Chip
Magic Sinewave Demo Hardware
Magic Sinewave PIC Programming Guide

Magic Sinewave Quick Links
Magic Sinewave Main Library
Magic Sinewave Archive

Magic Sinewave Development Proposal

Present work focuses on Raspberry Pi software-only
solutions that combine entire sinewave libraries with
simultaneous frequency and amplitude generation.

Your support is welcome.

October 11, 2017 deeplink respond

My Blatant Opportunist columns started out in
Midnight Engineering magazine and then were
web published as ezine topics in my www.tinaja.com
website and their continuations ultimately were
merged  into our GuruGrams.

The focus was on product development for the
individual and small scale startup.
They remain
linked here and here.

Many of the earlier Blat columns remain relevant
and useful  to this day...

Blat #01 -- Book-on-demand publishing
Blat #02 -- Stupendous stuff sources
Blat #03 -- Desktop finishing ideas
Blat #04 -- Emerging technologies I
Blat #05 -- Son of desktop finishing
Blat #06 -- The case against patents
Blat #07 -- Mastering the advetorial
Blat #08 -- Stalking the wild paradigm
Blat #09 -- Direct toner printed circuits
Blat #10 -- New ISMM II introduction part 1

Blat #11 -- New ISMM II introduction part 2
Blat #12 -- Why I like PostScript

Blat #13 -- Insider research secrets
Blat #14 -- Revisiting Book-on-demand publishing
Blat #15 -- Terrific toner techniques
Blat #16 -- Post justification editing
Blat #17 -- Emerging technical opportunities II
Blat #18 -- Inventor's organizations
Blat #19 -- Bound & Determined

Blat #20 -- Book-on-demand publishing resources I
Blat #21 -- Book-on-demand publishing resources II
Blat #22 -- Patent horror stories

Blat #23 -- One thousand and one reviews
Blat #24 -- Becoming a purveyor of risk reduction
Blat #25 -- Elegant simplicity
Blat #26 -- Picojustification techniques
Blat #27 -- Emerging technical opportunities III
Blat #28 -- Some catalog musings
Blat #29 -- When to patent

Blat #30 -- Flutterwumpers
Blat #31 -- Some helpline hints
Blat #32 -- Avoiding engineering ratholes
Blat #33 -- The Mount Graham aerial tramway
Blat #34 -- Catalogs using Adobe Acrobat PDF
Blat #35 -- Magic Sinewaves
Blat #36 -- Con Tests
Blat #37 -- Emerging technical opportunities IV
Blat #38 -- Winning the micro game
Blat #39 -- Options for self-publishing

Blat #40 -- Making B/W print more colorful
Blat #41 -- Weaving a tangled web
Blat #42 -- My primary research tools
Blat #43 -- Don't get sick
Blat #44 -- Emerging technical opportunities V
Blat #45 -- Essential tools to bust a $650 patent
Blat #46 -- Insider banner advertising secrets
Blat #47 -- Guidelines for tri-mode publishing
Blat #48 -- Cash & Carry consulting
Blat #49 -- How to bash pseudoscience

Blat #50 -- Secrets of 24/7 publishing
Blat #51 -- Adding website bells & whistles
Blat #52 -- PDF & PDF link checking
Blat #53 -- Emerging technical opportunities VI
Blat #54 -- The surplus and auction scene
Blat #55 -- Eminently effective email etiquette
Blat #56 -- Funding your personal web site
Blat #57 -- Imaginative imaging
Blat #58 -- Some thoughts on ezines
Blat #59 -- Web imaging secrets

Blat #60 -- The eBay phenomena
Blat #61 -- Steplocked magic sinewaves
Blat #62 -- Bouncy bricks and other web tricks
Blat #63 -- Don's unauthorized autobiography
Blat #64 -- Debugging insider info

Blat #66 -- Thoughts on refurb
B
lat #65 -- My eBay secrets

Blat #67 -- Step by step image prep
Blat #68 -- Emerging technical opportunities VII
Blat #69 -- The worst of Marcia Swampfelder

Blat#70 -- How to become a crooked auctioneer
Blat #71 -- Some energy fundamentals
Blat #72 -- Fun with stuff

October 10, 2017 deeplink respond

For most individuals and small scale startups, patents
are virtually certain to result in a net loss of time,
energy, money, and sanity.   

One reason for this is the outrageously wrong urban
lore involving patents and patenting. A second involves
the outright scams which inevitably will surround
"inventions" and "inventing". 

A third is that the economic breakeven needed to
recover patent costs is something between $12,000,000
and $40,000,000 in gross sales.

It is ludicrously absurd to try and patent a million
dollar idea.

Start with our Case Against Patents paper and then
go on to these...

 The Case Against Patents
 When to Patent
 How to Bust a $650 Patent
 Patent Horror Stories

Patent Avoidance Resources
Main Patent Library Page
Collected Patenting eBook

Tech Innovation Secrets
Risk Reduction
Stalking the Wild Paradigm
Elegant Simplicity
Our InfoPack Service

Emerging Technical Opportunities I
Emerging Technical Opportunities II
Emerging Technical Opportunities III
Emerging Technical Opportunities IV
Emerging Technical Opportunities V

Emerging Technical Opportunities VI
Emerging Technical Opportunities VII

Much more on product development here. My own patent
here. And a bizarre collection of historic patent scams here.

October 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Newly updated and expanded our Gila Valley Dayhikes.
We are now up to 514 primary entries.

More here and here.

October 8, 2017 deeplink respond

We recently started getting great heaping bunches of
404's over a file called
/wp-login.php. Here is what
we found and how we decided to deal with it.

WordPress is an open source website managing
system
that is normally provided by your ISP
web server. It is apparently quite popular and
seems to be in use by nearly a third of all websites.

If you no not have a file on your website called
/wp-login.php, a 404 error will be generated by
participating ISP's.
The main WordPress website
can be found here and a tutorial here.

I purposely sought out ( and still seek out ) a
classic "retro" look to my website and  ( rightly
or wrongly ) decided to presently not use WordPress.

Instead, he he he , I decided to hijack /wp-login.php
with this redirect, leading what used to be 404's to
my most important entry directory of /whtnu17.shtml...

<html>
<head>
<title>wp-login.php redirect</title>
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="1;
       URL=http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu17.shtml">
</head>
<body>
Redirecting...
</body>
</html>

I don't yet know whether it is a coincidence or not, but
our website response literally shot up after the hijack.

More on measuring website popularity here. And
stunts that may help here.

October 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a few of our ongoing Director's Cuts. Some
are complete and others are still in process...

SigForth Intro to PostScript
Tearing Method

Winning the Micro Game 
Superclock
AACB1 Rework
MLPCI Rework
Paleomagnetism and Archaeomagnetism
Thermolluminescence
TVT2 Image

October 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Started a directors cut of our newly discovered SigForth
paper. You can follow it here and find its sourcecode here.

"Director's cuts" are my method of fully restoring Linotype
age technical papers.
Important benefits include bringing
appearance up to modern web standards; gaining "perfect"
typography, backgrounds, and alignment; new use of spot
or full color; tiny ( 1/5 or less of normal! ) file sizes; ultra
fast loading; live URL linking; possibly vastly improved
image recoveries; total hyphen removal; improved
italic substitutions; paragraph ledding; and potentially
zero typos or spelling errors.

Limitations include being time intensive with a steep
learning curve, needing to become PostScript literate,
using my Gonzo Utilities along with that super top secret
//acrodist /F from your command line, needing Acrobat
Pro, resolving IP and copyright issues, and allowing
minor to moderate modifications of the original paper.

It is by far the best to start with the original sourcecode,
but this is rarely available on precomputer docs. While
good choices involve high resolution scans, all you
really need is a fairly clean screen image on a high
resolution monitor.

There is an obscure "print screen" or whatever key on
most keyboards.
Use this to grab a third or a quarter of
a page at a time
and send it to Imageviewer32 or its
equivalent. Save as fragmented bitmaps and then
combine and bring the full page bitmap up in Paint.

Route one page bitmap at a time to Acrobat Pro and
have it do its superb character recognition. Switch to
edit mode and copy the largest feasible text blocks to
Wordpad or some other word processor. Then you
carefully remove all glitches and typos in an attempt
to get perfectly clean original intended text.

Done properly, very little actual rekying should be
needed.

Bring the text up in my Gonzo Utilities, and carefully
mimic the original layout but with new and clean fonts.
Add spot color and links and new paragraph ledding
where and when appropriate.

Hyphens, of course, are vile and despicable and have
no place whatsoever in modern web layouts.
Fortunately,
most obsessive hyphenators eventually grow so much
hair on their palms that they can no longer type.

What you do instead is slightly modify any non-power
words in the text to gain acceptable fill justification.
Or else eliminate fill justification entirely.

The trick to forcing Gonzo fill justify lines is to
convert any "group" into one long paragraph

and then add a dozen spaces at your intended
line ends. Then modify your text and its space
locations as needed to gain suitably dense
typography.

Any such mods, of course, should not in any manner
modify the original author's intent and style.
And
should not be used on any legal document or on
any Shakespearian quality originals.

I strongly feel that italics should be discouraged and
replaced with bolding or spot color.
But I kept them
in this example because they seemed to belong.

The original bitmap image of the printer was rather
small and mangy. It was magnified four times and
then traced over in Paint. Gonzo then does an
automatic resizing and even provides an optional
URL link. All with modest file sizes.

You can compare the Acrobat version here against
the full gonzo director's cuts rework here. It is
not even remotely close.

Samples of other director's cuts can be found
here, here, here, here, and here.

We can do director's cuts for you, as well as
consulting or training. Contact us for details.

October 5, 2017 deeplink respond

Just after WWII, our sun suddenly became a radio star.
owing to widespread expansion of VHF television broadcasts.

And Captain VideoRoller Derby, and Kukla, Fran, and Ollie
suddenly became our goodwill ambassadors to outer space.


These signals have now swept out over ONE MILLION CUBIC
LIGHT YEARS of space and have been overwhelmingly likely
to annoy many distant extrasolar Goldilocks planets.

At signal levels that remain detectable with our current 
technology. Curiously, the signal strength drops off with
the square of the distance, but the number of annoyed 
planets increases with the cube of the distance.

Consider this: What interpretation would "they" make over
a lucid ten second clip of Roller Derby as the sum total of
Earth based humanity?

BTW, Additional Captain Video clips newly appear here.

October 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Overheard some alternate energy enthusiasts who
were lavishly praising Sterling engines as the
ultimate solution to low delta-t energy recovery.

It quickly became obvious that they did not have
the faintest clue of the underlying thermodynamics
or economics.

To date, the Sterling engine has been one of the
largest and most monumental engineering ratholes
of all times. Here is why...

    Carnot Matters -- There is a fundamental and
     unavoidable law of thermodynamics that says
     the best possible efficiency of any heat engine
     is proportional to the absolute temperature
     delta fraction. Thus your best possible efficiency
     a 20 degree rise at 70 degree F room temperature 
     would be 20/(459+70) = 3.8 percent. And no
     real world system can be even this good. 

    Efficiency Matters --As efficiency goes down,
    the size and complexity of the energy recovery
    device will disproportionately increase in a 
    hyperbolic or worse manner for a given set of
    recovery values. Which is why absolutely free
    pv solar panels of less than six percent efficiency
    are totally commercially useless. 

    Amortization Matters -- If your energy recovery
    device is producing an average of two cents worth
    of electricity per day and your total cost of ownership
    is three cents per day, you have a gasoline destroying
    net energy sink. The longer you run it, the more
    gasoline you destroy

   Gotchas Matter -- A Sterling engine needs a
    special part called a regenerator. Regenerators
    have to be long and thin and short and fat.
    They also have to be very good conductors of
    heat and outstanding insulators. Extreme
    engineering compromise is needed and nobody
    has come up with a good regeneration solution
    to date.

Much more in our Energy Fundamentals tutorial.

And in our Engineering Ratholes story.

And more on the fundamental factors underlying
recent technical innovation here.

October 3, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find a fragment of a paper that I completely
forgot about.
This was a PostScript tutorial that I
did for the SIG-Forth folks.

PostScript, of course, is the third cousin of Forth that
has been five times removed and six times disowned.

The present file is sort of a placemaker. I'll complete
it and possibly do a vastly improved Director's Cut on
it as time permits.

Please temporarily ignore the wrong area code.

Meanwhile, if you have a better or a more complete scan of
this item, please send me a copy.

October 2, 2017 deeplink respond

We are in the process of adding dozens of super premium
SMT microwave switches to eBay.

Some of these sell new for $1000 to $2000 or more, and
we now offer them for pennies on the dollar. RFE. We
have "click tested" them for functionality. And we fully
guarantee them serviceable and as described...

SPDT magnetic latched...

Agilent 8765A Magnetic Latching Coax Switch
Opt 024 100 DC-4 GHz 24 Vdc SMA ( 6 left )

HP or Agilent 33314-60026 Latching Coaxial Switch
DC-20 GHz 24 Vdc Drive SMA ( 11 left ) 

HP 33311A Coaxial Switch DC-4 GHz Pin Terms
24 Vdc 50 Ohm term SMA dual SPDT ( 20 left )

HP 33311B 011 Coaxial Switch DC-18 GHz Pin
Terms  5 Vdc 50 Ohm term SMA dual SPDT (1 left )


HP 33314A Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch DC-4
GHz 24 6dc Drive SMA pin conn ( 18 left )

HP 8765B Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch Opt 005
100 DC-20 GHz 5 6dc Drive SMA ( 13 left )

Agilent 8765A Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch DC-4 GHz
15 6dc Drive SMA 4 pin ( 2 left )

Agilent 33311-60039 Coaxial Switch DC-18 GHz 24 6dc
Drive SMA pin terminal s (43 left )

HP 33314B Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch DC-20 GHz
24 6dc Drive SMA pin conn ( 9 left )

HP 33314A Mag Latch Coaxial Switch SPDT DC-4 GHz
24 6dc Drive SMA 4 pin conn (1 left)

HP8765B Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch DC-20 GHz
10 6dc Drive SMA ( 2 left )

Narda SEM123LT Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch SPDT
DC-18 GHz24 6dc Drive SMA ( 43 left )

Agilent 33311-60040 Coaxial Switch DC-26.5 GHz 24 6dc
Drive SMA pin terminals ( 1 left )


HP 33311C STD Coaxial Switch DC-26.5 GHz Pin Term 24 Vdc
50 Ohm SMA dual SPDT ( 10 left )

HP 8761B OPT 551 Latching SPDT coax switch DC-18GHz
24-30vdc Nmal SMA fem SMAfem ( 3 left )

HP 8761A OPT 555 Latching SPDT coax switch
DC-18GHz 12-15 Vdc all SMA female ( 8 left )

HP 8761B OPT 555 Latching SPDT coax switch
DC-18GHz 24-30vdc all SMA female ( 2 left )

HP 8761A OPT 655 Latching SPDT coax switch
DC-18GHz 12-15 Vdc SMA male fem fem ( 4 left )

HP 8761B OPT 661 Latching SPDT coax switch
DC-18GHz 24-30vdc Nmal SMAmal SMAmal ( 2 left )

HP 8765A Magnetic Latching Coax Switch DC-4 GHz
Opt 024 100 24 6dc SMA ( 23 left )

HP 33314-60026 Mag Latch Coaxial Switch Opt 005 100
DC-20 GHz 5 6dc Drive SMA ( 18 left )

HP 8765A Magnetic Latching Coaxial Switch DC-4 GHz
5 6dc Drive SMA 4 pin conn ( 2 left )

4 port...

HP 33312B Four port Coaxial Switch DC-18 GHz
24 6dc Drive SMA int 50 Ohm ( 23 left )

HP 33312B Four port Coaxial Switch DC-18 GHz
5 6dc Drive SMA int 50 Ohm ( 13 left )

5 port...

HP 33313A Mech Latching 5 port Coaxial Switch DC-4 GHz
24 6dc Drive SMA ( 18 left )

HP 33313B Mech Latching 5 port Coaxial Switch DC-18 GHz
24 6dc Drive SMA ( 5 left )


[ 1-2 3-4 to 1-3 2-4 ] latching...

Legacy UZ Transtel T443D31 RF Switch 28 Vdc dc-18 GHz
SMA [1-2 3-4] to [1-3 2-4]  ( 14 left )

SP6T...

Narda SP6T rf coax switch 060-D0-A3D-4C2 SMA 28 Vdc
NO DC-18 GHz DB9 connector ( 20 left )

Narda SP6T rf coax switch 062-D1-A3D-4C2 SMA 28 Vdc
NO DC-18 GHz DB9 connector ( 8 left )

SP8T...

Dow Key Microwave 581J-5208 12 Vdc SP8T SMA
coaxial switch DC-18 GHz DB9 conn ( 1 left )

SP12T...

Narda SP12T rf coax switch 120-D0-A1D-3C2 SMA 28 Vdc
NO DC-12.4 GHz solder terms ( 2 left )

We still have a few dozen more to list, so please check
back or contact us.

October 1, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that we have THE definitive Gila Valley
dayhikes guide here.
It includes exact locations of
all but the most sensitive of places to go and things
to do.

The trips can be greatly added to by using Google
Earth, or my very favorite Acme Mapper. A local
hiking club can be found here.

Some of the lesser known dayhikes have now been 
gathered together here. This is also a great example
of how PostScript can completely and utterly blow
Power Point out of the water on all counts. Many
more examples here.

Separately, if you want your outdoor activities to
make a significant contribution to ongoing exciting
world class research, check out our Prehistoric
bajada hanging canals
you'll find here.

A collection of field notes can be linked here. And
we are now newly posting to Research Gate. Or
contact us for more  details.


September 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Some recent major glitches in the pv panel world:

Wacker just got whacked. With their polysilicon factory
blowing up. It is likely to be many months before they
can resume. Thus creating a major materials supply
issue .

Both Solar Server and pvXchange seem to have
failed to update their pv pricing info for the last
several months. We are currently stuck at
40 euro cents per peak panel watt. We need 25
US cents for true renewability and sustainability.

Two possible alternate pricing sources here and here.

Currency exchange rates here.

Meanwhile, in their infinite wisdom, the ITC
International Trade Commission ( who are by
no means international ) recommended proceeding
towards a pv tax that could easily exceed 100
percent of ongoing value.

One of the minor side effects would be the complete
elimination of any and all new pv installations in the
US.
Done primarily to help two utterly incompetently
mismanaged and now bankrupt foreign firms.

An older pv panel tutorial can be found here, with
much more on energy in general here and here.

September 29, 2017 deeplink respond

eBay has just gone draconian big brother in that they
have newly banned all live url links and all phone numbers
from their seller's listings.

The damage this does to their sellers overwhelmingly
exceeds any perceived but
likely utterly trivial revenue
loss from off-eBay sales.

For a list of any of your listings that may be affected,
go to my eBay ---> tasks.

Some of our available eBay resources include...

Our own eBay Sales
eBay Buying Summary
eBay Selling Summary

Enhancing your eBay Skills I
Enhancing your eBay Skills II
Enhancing your eBay Skills III
Enhancing your eBay Skills IV
Enhancing your eBay Skills V
Enhancing your eBay Skills VI
Enhancing your eBay Skills VII
Enhancing your eBay Skills VIII

 Image Post-Processing Tools

Auction Help Library
The Arizona Auction Scene
Your own Custom Auction Finder

Plus the live and online auction hints here and here.

September 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Online auctions are a totally different scene from the
recently endangered live ones. They are far easier to
participate in but their risks are also much higher,
as are their closing costs...

Always seek out a 30:1 or higher SBR
Sell Buy Ratio. Avoid ever paying more
than a fraction of a cent on the dollar.

Bid only ONCE precisely two minutes
BEFORE any auto extension trips.

A reasonable max proxy bid might
be THIRTY PERCENT above what the
lot is worth to you. For, almost always,
you will either be outbid or will get the
item for significantly less than your max.

Carefully establish street value through
such sites as PLC Center or McMaster
Carr or OEM's Trade or similar.

Carefully establish eBay value by seeing
how many competitors are offering the items
for what price spread. Always factor in any
personal value added that you can bring to
the table. Such as exceptional images.

Be sure to review data sheets and technical
info on the web. Many items may now have
zero demand.

Note that buyers premiums can be totally
outrageous, with state taxes and VISAs
piled on top of them. Not to mention packing
and shipping costs. Combined these can
easily TOTALLY DOMINATE your lot
cost.

If more than five percent of your bids
win, you are paying waaay to much. You
make up for this by bidding on twenty
times what you could possibly deal with.

Recognize "don't go there" currency
threshold limits and always bid a few cents
above them. A bid of $20.17 is much more 
likely to win than $19.73.

The best buys are often "contents of
shelf" or "contents of cabinet".

Certain images can be magnified and
sharpened to reveal more product info.
Free Imageviewer32 is handy here.

Keep close tabs on likely auction sources,
most especially Bidspotter, AuctionZip, and
similar.

Have well defined distance limits; Close
for heavy stuff you can personally deal
with; light for stuff others have to ship
for you ; and Exceptional for, well,
exceptional very rare "bottom feeding"
opportunities.

Always note whether adjacent lots are
prime inventory, obsolete spares,
abject mezzanine junk, maintenance stuff,
or likely unfixable repairables.

Use calenders or Rolodex files to keep
tracks of opening and closing dates
and passwords. List lot numbers of
interest on a 3x5 card and cross them
off as you get outbid.

Apply for bid approval early.

Outrageous lowball bids are sometimes
accepted after auction on unbid lots.
This ploy is mostly useful when the
building has to be vacated.

UPS Stores are outrageously expensive
but may be your best choice for pickup
and packaging of remote lots. Otherwise,
check out UShip and similar services.
Note that most trucking firms absolutely
refuse to do any packaging whatsoever,
even so minimal as shrink wrapping a skid.

Note that the inability to inspect can
very much affect the suitability of the
lot to you. The risk to reward ratio is
much higher online than live.

Much more on auctions here, eBay here, and your own
regional auction finder here.

September 27, 2017 deeplink respond

Here is a spiral related kind of thingy along with
its sourcecode.


It is sort of based on some web related art, but with
all new sourcecode. As usual, send it to Distiller
via the Windows Command mode with the top secret
incantation of "//acrodist /F"

Curiously, its animated sideshow only appears once
for any given amount of Acrobat PDF magnification.

The animation seems totally absent on Chrome, so
be sure to view it via Acrobat on a local copy.

Alike but different somehow would be our avuncular
sleezoid or the Spirograph stuff found
here and here

Plus our recent Fractal Fern here and here, and
our Sierpinski Triangle here and here.

And the marbelous stacks of pancakes here.


A PostScript manual here, my personal utilities here, and
an intro tutorial here.

September 26, 2017 deeplink respond

A copy of our latest hanging canal field notes has just
been newly uploaded to Researchgate.

You'll also find many Dr. James Neely papers here,
both on our local hanging canals and worldwide. As
well as many different response and participation
options for you.

Meanwhile, here, here, and here are our latest images
of our latest possible hanging canal find that potentially
are located here.

Sadly, the evidence to date is "not quite" strong enough
and further study is definitely needed to see if it is real.

Your participation welcome.

September 25, 2017 deeplink respond

OK, so just how does our Sierpinski Triangle work?

There are two portions to the code: A stacked array
and the display code. The stacked array consists of
six individual two dimensional arrays of length 1, 3,
9, 27, 81, and 243.

Each [x y] subelement defines the lower tip of any
triangle, while the array positioning sets its scale.

And, optionally, its color.

All the display code does is report the array contents
in the expected manner. Drawing each triangle in
its intended position and size.

The second array down on the pile looks like this...

[[x0 y0] [x1 y1] [x2 y2]]

When the array is being built, the [x0 y0] values here will
get added to the needed upcoming left, right, and upper
offsets and become the first three sub-entries of the third
array down on the array stack.

Each "parent" thus fosters three "children". The process
continues from left to right and then from the top down
until all 364 triangles are defined. Additional depth is easily
added with trivially short extra code.

The PostScript forall command is especially adept at
re-entrant code such as this.

An alternate turtle graphics approach to Sierpinski can
be found here. It would seem much more complex, quite
obtuse, redundant stroked, and difficult to colorize.

A PostScript manual here, my personal utilities here, and
an intro tutorial here.

September 24, 2017 deeplink respond

OK, here is a brand new Sierpinski Triangle. You'll
find the PostScript code here and its PDF demo here.

Just send the 6K code to Acrobat Distiller with the usual
top secret command line incantation of "//acrodist /F".

While the final result is identical to Sierpinski, I'm
not quite sure whether our sneaky stunt of reentrant
forall commands creating cascaded arrays of
lower vertices would be considered completely
kosher or not.

Adding any desired depth to the reentrancy or compiling
for compaction is largely trivial. We did cheat a little
by throwing an optional "real" triangle around the outside.

A PostScript manual here, my personal utilities here, and
an intro tutorial here.

Even more "doesn't look like a computer did it" stuff
in our fractal fern and sourcecode, and, of course,
in all of our Marbelous Stacks of Pancakes.

September 23, 2017 deeplink respond

... and yet another ancient review on mistakes, this time
on live auctions. Which, of course, are getting totally blown
out of the water by the online auctions which usually have
utterly overwhelming cost and convenience advantages.

To the point that classic auctioneers are rapidly becoming an
endangered species. Still, opportunities ( barely ) exist in
the way of remote community college auctions and small town
venues that can definitely work to your interest.
And, when
combined with "put it with the next one" poisoned lots and
being thirteen hours into a three hour auction, there's still
some exciting possibilities. Especially when inspection is
a good idea...

Always remember that you have no friends at an 
auction! Least of all the auctioneer. Listen to 
everything, volunteer nothing. Be invisible till it 
is time to be in the auctioneer's face.

Dress down to the point of being shabby, but always 
wear one very distinct hat or other piece of clothing. 

If more than five percent of your bids win, you are 
bidding far too high. Always stop bidding if anyone
is bidding against you and you even remotely approach 
fair value.

Be on the lookout for poor promotion by a second tier
auction, utter leinholder panic, conflicts with another
show, and hassles over payments, removal dates,
outrageous bid deposits, and cleanup.

Huge lots tend to have disproportionately low prices.
As do "contents of cabinet" or "contents of room"

Always stay for the end of the auction. In some cases, 
utterly spectacular bargains will result. Especially if the 
area has to be cleared for a new tenant or whatever.

Sometimes you can also make really great deals on unbid 
or unsold items after the auction or during quiet times.

Secretly mark which of dozens of pallets you have an
interest in, such as with pushpins.

Don't sweat bidding on tons of garbage to get one or two 
items. You can usually find someone to take ( or even pay 
for ) the dregs after the auction. And abandoning stuff often 
is not that big a deal.

Position yourself a few lots ahead of the auctioneer and
right beside the next item of your interest.

Stay alert through numerous sitdown and meditation breaks, 
sensible food and drink, mild painkillers, and frequent 
restroom use. Plus sane shoes.

Work in teams of two. Your partner might see something that
you miss, and might give you a crucial sanity check.

Crossing your hand across your chest palms down will
sometimes ask the
auctioneer to split the bid increment.

Watch for heavy items that can allow minor valuable parts
recycled, large quantity assorted lots, items requiring major 
triage, items needing mix and match part swapping refurb,
or simply your being the only bidder that recognizes value.

Recognize "don't go there price thresholds" and always bid
just above them. A bid of $20.14 is much more likely to win
than $19.73.

NEVER get into a pissing contest with another bidder. They
will squash you like a bug.

If you would like to try and steal an item, get out in front of
everybody else but not quite in the auctioneer's face.. While the item
IS STILL BEING DESCRIBED, hold your bidder card against
your chest with one hand and do a Churchill V for Victory with
your other hand, against your chest. Be sure that ONLY the
auctioneer can see you. You are giving the auctioneer a message
of "Here is a $2.50 floor bid if and when you care to accept it."

If that does not work, try rocking your bidder card back and
forth to tell the auctioneer "I want this item". Do so invisibly to
the audience.

If you suspect the bidding will be highly competitive,WAIT till
just under your max and bid ONCE on the second going of
going going gone.

NEVER get tired, or lazy, or in a hurry. The spectacularly best
deals usually happen very late in an auction
.

A missing key can dramatically suppress the number and values
of compatible bids. And many locksmiths are quite low in cost.
Be sure to balance risk versus reward.
And make sure adjacent
lots are all high tech.

Beware of the traditional scams of fast hammers, phantom bidding,
bid pulling, no or slow pay, and shilling.

I guess I got "somewhat discouraged" over often worthless
storage auctions when the next lot after the one I bid on
included two dead babies. The auctioneer was not at all clear
whether this was to be "choice" or "times the money".

Use the four inch hail, the scorpions, the rabid bats, the
rattlesnakes, the poor parking, filth, bad lighting, and,
of course, the lack of restrooms to your full advantage.

Secrets on becoming a crooked auctioneer can be found here.
Your own custom regional auction finder can be created
for you per these details.


And much more here on our Auction Help page and links.
   

September 22, 2017 deeplink respond

This appears to be waayy too good to be true, but
it seems possible to speed up PostScript fractal
fern creating time by a factor of 130 or so!
On
down to under a fraction of a second.

Per the code here and the final PDF file here. But
some third party checks should be done that verify
this is for real.

The PostScript Reference Manuals shows  us a
maximum path limit length of 3500
, but the PS
Interpreter in Acrobat Distiller apparently can
accept a path of half a million path dots and likely
many more.
But this many may cause problems with
Chrome or GhostScript or others.

Thus, instead of repeated stroking single dots, you
should be able to accumulate 1000 of the fern points
into a single path and then stroke that path only ONCE!

Then repeat the process 250 times or how often for the
density you are after.

Some third party variations can be found here. You
should be able to just change the numbers in the
above code, and send it to Acrobat Distiller via
the usual secret command line code of //acrodist /F

And for something "alike but different somehow,
check this out. It looks like it should function
superbly under PostScript.

Please email me with what does and does not work
for you.

September 21, 2017 deeplink respond

... and review these ancient eBay selling mistakes...

   ~ Not recognizing that eBay sales are a profession
      demanding EXTREME time commitment, attention
      to detail, and very high personal value added.

    ~ Trying to work on too low a profit margin. ALWAYS
       seek out a 30:1 or higher SBR sell/buy ratio.

    ~ Not having the faintest clue what your true costs
       are. If you are not including your pro-rated water
       bill and similar obscure items, your cost accounting
       is probably woefully inadequate.

   ~ Not recognizing that the minimum profitable eBay
      sale is somewhere around $19.63.

   ~ Not offering unique products not found elsewhere.

   ~ Failing to keep proper tax records.

   ~ Exceeding a 21 day cashout or 15 month hang time.
      While avoiding the profit loss of "too fast" sales.

  ~  Not realizing that eBay seller profits ALL happen during
     BUYING and not during selling.

   ~ Not buying except under EXTREME distress situations.
      If more than 5% of your buy offers are accepted, you
      are paying way too much.

   ~ Failing to promptly provide tracking info to buyer.
      Naturally, you NEVER ship without tracking. But
      it usually pays to self-insure .

   ~ Not keeping your item descriptions complete, accurate,
      and somewhat understated.

  ~ Not offering refunds for ANY reason. And comping full
     costs on any return, usually WITHOUT a return. Your
      30:1 SBR protects you against significant losses.


   ~ Listing anything you cannot hold extended at arm's length.

   ~ Not having proper inventory controls in place.

   ~ Not having daily shipping, a trade name registration,
      and a state tax stamp.

   ~ Using arcane terms and conditions that exceed
       ten words absolute maximum.

   ~ Failing to promptly answer all emails and to
       correct all problems as quickly as possible.

   ~ Not using a camera AND a scanner AND web data
       links when and where appropriate. Images rule.

   ~ Failing to keep shipping charges strictly revenue
      neutral.

   ~ Not spending nearly enough time in image post-
      processing. At least 90 percent of your photo
      effort should go here.

   ~ Selling foreign.

  ~ Including newly banned phone numbers or live
      URL's in your listings.

   ~ Listing any item at an opening price less than
       you are willing to sell it for.

   ~ Withdrawing an on-the-block offer in violation
       of the Uniform Commercial Code.  

   ~ Selling any item violating VERO rights.

    ~ Selling in known problem categories.

    ~ Stealing images and copy from other sellers.

    ~ Accepting anything but  Paypal.

   ~ Not offering inspection privileges. Not promptly
      offering refunds. When appropriate, including
      buyer costs and without return.

    ~ Falling for account-stealing phishing emails.

   ~ Posting feedback before customer evaluates item.


   ~ Being rude or confrontational in seller email contacts.

  ~ Using dropshippers, palletized "bargains", doing
     consignment sales, or selling for friends.

Much more eBay stuff here.

September 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Thought we might once again review these ancient
eBay buying rules...

   ~ Failing to proxy bid their max ONCE very late in the
       auction, doing so in oddball penny amounts just above
       a currency denomination threshold.

   ~ Failing to realize that an awarded bid is an enforceable
      contract under the Uniform Commercial Code.

   ~ Not knowing the TOTAL transaction cost of the bid
      price, the shipping costs, and any special charges.

    ~ Failing to acknowledge that it costs money to ship stuff,
       and that the carrier charges are typically only a tiny
       fraction of true total shipping costs.

   ~ Not fully reading the offer or seeing what is not there.

   ~ Failing to contact the seller if there is ANY question.

   ~ Failing to pay promptly and in the expected manner.

   ~ Withdrawing a bid for frivolous or remorseful reasons.

   ~ Buying foreign.

   ~ Not realizing that "too good to be true" offers are.

   ~ Paying with anything except  Paypal

   ~ Failing to research value elsewhere. eBay is seldom
      the only or the best buy.

    ~ Not realizing that shipping heavy stuff long distances
       is practically NEVER cost effective.

    ~ Falling for account-stealing phishing emails.

   ~ Getting into pissing contests with other bidders.

   ~ Failing to preview the seller's feedback. Anything
       less than 98 percent is suspect and below 95
       percent should trip a red flag alert.

   ~  Nickel and dimeing the seller over trivial charges.

   ~  Being rude or confrontational in seller email contacts.

   ~ Negging before resolving any seller conflict

Much more eBay stuff here.

September 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Let the sleeping dogs lie. Because I will not believe
them anyway.

Turns out there are dozens of "lost" Guru's Lair pages
caused by underlinking or even no linking at all. Here's
a few of them that might remain of some interest...

aafont01.shtml - Bitmap manipulation Library
acrob01.shtml - Acrobat Library
adeptinv.shtml - Long sold out robotics
advt01.shtml - Banner advertising opportunities
amlink01.shtml - Book access
ara01.shtml - Historic conference record
aucres01.shtml - Your own regional auction finder
barg01.shtml - Bargain page catalog software
beewb01.shtml - Bee's own library pages
capvid01.shtml - Captain Video's secret mountain laboratory
consul01.shtml - Older consultant's network
flut01.shtml - Flutterwumpe machines that spit or chomp
glair01.shtml - Guru Archive Collection
golly01.shtml - Golly Gee Mister Science
info01.shtml - Your InfoPack Solutions
image01.shtml - Image Postproc Graphics Library
libry01.shtml - Main Library Page ( still needs revision )
msquant/retry_m/xxxx.shtml - Latest magic sinewave calculator
magsn01.shtml - Main Magic Sinewave Library
magsna1.shtml - Magic Sinewave Historic Archive
map01.shtml - Site Map ( still needs revision )
navcub01.shtml - Navicube navigation library
picup01.shtml - Some older PIC resources
psweb01.html - Some older PostScript web resources
synlib01.shtml - Synergetics library page
third01.shtml - Third Party Resources
tinaja01.shtml - Tinaja Questing Library
wave01.shtml - Wavelets Library
weblib01.shtml - Older web resource library
webwb01.shtml - Some ancient web resources

Plus our usual reminder that we have one each of everything
here and bunches of resources on our prehistoric hanging
canals here.

September 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's some revised PostScript fractal fern sourcecode
and its resulting .PDF file.

The source code is all of 2K long and is activated by
sending it to Acrobat Distiller, preferably from the
command line secret incantation of "//acrodist /F".

The sourcecode takes the better part of a minute
to execute on most machines. Even the resultant
.PDF file takes a full two seconds or so to refresh.

This has to be one of the most stunning images
anyplace ever. Send it to your county fair for
a guaranteed third place!

What really amazes me is that you do not draw this
image. You temporarily remove its leash and let it
out of cyberspace. Even more amazing is that the
entire image is defined with only 24 numbers. This
is astounding image compression.

Some background here.

September 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Most of our SSL update now seems to be working, and
many of our files ( but - curiously - not certain web pages )
are now fully secure. Stay tuned for the dust to settle.

It turns out there is a secret hidden gotcha to any SSL
update. One that can cause you no end of grief.

Only links that start with https:// can be made secure!

One option is to go through all 10,000 links on your
website and manually change them to a
https:// prefix.
Yeah, right. But that in no way would respond to links
your visitors have saved. Or anything else uncontrollably
floating around in cyberspace.

Instead, the preferred solution is to use what is called a
"301" redirect. This can automatically change most other
incoming file prefixes (especially http:// ) to https://
.

Details vary with your ISP and their server family. In
the case of FatCow which uses Apache Server standards,
their published workaround can be found here. Should
you chose to, they can also fix the redirect for you for
a small fee. Other hints here.

The alternate is to change your ht_access file yourself.
ht_access should be on your homepage of your ISP's
Apache server. Other uses for ht_access are to block
bad visitors or allow non-mainstream file postfixes.

IF you already have an ht_access file and are using
FatCow, you can try adding these three lines to its
beginning...

RewriteEngine On  
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

If, not, create a new three line standard textfile. Either
way, be sure to FTP save the new file to your ISP, as
well as careful backup copies elsewhere. Make sure
you fully comply to your ISP and server rules!

September 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Can you pass this energy quiz?

Here's some more energy stuff you may find
to be of interest...

Energy Intro and Summary
PV Panel Intro and Summary
Assorted Energy Links
Some Energy Fundamentals
More Energy Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Electrolysis
Trashing Auto Electrolysizers
How to Bash Pseudoscience
Technical Innovation Secrets
Debunking the Water Powered Car  
Debunking Brown's Gas
Supraluminal dowsing for Brown’s Gas in Roswell
"Its a gas" Hydrogen Library

September 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Our latest new PostScript program reads your web log
files for you and extracts a report of all the 404's.

Find the code here and a sample output here. It reads
a local file similar to an uncompressed moo.tinaja.com
from FatCow and  generates an output similar to
snoop_404.5.log.

I've purposely kept the file short at under 3K, but
bells and whistles ( such as sorts and counts ) are
easily added, as is conversion to a full blown logfile
analyzer.

As with most of our code that uses gonzo.ps from
our PostScript Utilities and any other PostScript
code that wants to read or write disk files, you
have to use a secret Distiller incantation from
your Windows command line of "//acrodist /F".

My own report revealed several rude surprises.
Some Russian hackers use extreme length URL's,
and the usual PS readline string had to be lengthened
to 15,000 characters or more.

Most of the errors appeared to be piracy attempts,
with /wp-login.php overwhelming all the others. There
were only 40 of my own errors, only half of which
appeared to be remotely detectable, let alone fixable.

Remarkably, there were no personal repeats,
suggesting that actual Guru's Lair problems are
already rare and well out of the mainstream.

More on PostScript here and here, with a bunch
of program links here. Beginner stuff here and
insider secrets here. With the bible book here
and a video here.

September 14, 2017 deeplink respond

There does seem to be an uptick in our web response,
over and above the usual seasonal school starts.

Some recent changes may explain the new interest
levels...  

1. I'm trying to provide mostly new and fresh
     content daily 24/7.

2. The "things to do" goal is now at least
     a dozen new links or code modules per day.

3. Appropriate older "recycled" content will
    be worked in when and where it is still
   either current or funny. Or both. Such as
   this forever classic.

4. I've been paying more attention to some
    of the better blogs. Sort of as a "pace"
    Particularly this one and this one. Sadly,
    the future is up in the air over this one.

5. I'm trying to eliminate some of the more
     difficult 404's, both those under my
     control and those not.

6. I'm working on uploading more classic stuff
    such as this one, this one and this one.

7. I've been paying a lot more attention to
    spell checking lately. The magic incantation
    on Dreamweaver is shift-F7. But the
    Lancasterisms will, of course, continue.

8. We have just added SSL security, although
     it may take a day or two to kick in. Besides
     the obvious benefits, this supposedly can
     also improve a site's SEO rankings.

Speaking of "5", I've must made the disconcerting
discovery that
certain Russian Hackers will have
logfile entries many thousands of bytes long
. Which
takes a high RAM computer or some sneaky PostScript
programming
for workarounds. The sledgehammer cure
is to use 15,000 character strings for file reads!

Other piracy attempts focus on .php files. And most
especially /wp-login.php,
which accounts for nearly
one quarter of all of our wayward 404's!


One workaround is to create a dummy file of three
spaces.
Which will not respond in any manner,
yet remain 404 free. Resist the urge to redirect
to the Hualapai County Sheriff's Office or
https://www.fbi.gov/ as pissing off the bad guys
can end up a rather bad scene.

One way to deal with a hard to find personal 404
is to use a redirect to a related known good file...

<html>    
<head>
<title>old html redirect</title>
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content"=1;
     
url=http://www.tinaja.com/acrob01.shtml">
</head>

<body>
Taking you to our new website.
</body>
</html>

Your ongoing support via here or here or here
would be most welcome.

September 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Starting in October, Chrome will start publishing dire
live security warnings on any web link that does not
offer https:// and SSL security.

These warnings could severely impact your eBay sales.
More details in this link collection.

The bottom line: If you wish to continue your eBay sales,
you pretty much MUST include SSL on your website by
October.

Fatcow offers SSL for your unshared website at $44 annually.
More details here. Other ISP's may charge more or less.
Shared websites may sometimes include free SSL.

Meanwhile, we've just placed bunches of newly listed
microwave rf switches on our eBay site. With pricing a
tiny fraction of factory originals. We have "click tested"
these and guarantee them fully usable.

More eBay stuff here.

September 12, 2017 deeplink respond

How can you tell if an uptick in your website response is
real or bogus?
Your best bet is to assume it is bogus and
then be genuinely surprised if it is not.

My ISP is Fat Cow and I am very much impressed with
them, especially their live help. Since I am a Fat Cow
associate, they do request that I mention this every now
and then.

At any rate, Fat Cow ( and, likely, your ISP ) will offer
several ways of measuring your website popularity.
First, Fat Cow offers your choice of  Webalizer or
AWStats.

I prefer Webalizer, but suggest you dramatically up
the Number of Top URLs configuration on it to
1000 or more. This way, you can "track" any new
website entires or announcements you made very quickly.

Two numbers to note are the ratio of Code 404 to
total hits.
Your unreachable files likely will have an
unavoidable minimum of three to five percent. Caused
by spam, malware, and other factors outside of your
control.

To find out which 404's are your fault, see the log file
details we will shortly look at below.

The Top Total Sites report can quickly show any
excessive hits from an outside website. You can
find the location of any visitor by using whois.

Your own internet server access should usually be by
far the top source of hits. In my case, this would be
Cable One. Should you suspect an attack elsewhere,
it may be monitored daily or even hourly to find out
if it is continuing and how serious the problem is to
become.
What they are actually up to can often be
found with your log files covered below.

The referrals report seems to miss many of your
visitors, but any dramatic changes can often suggest
that something has gone viral. Again, daily or even
hourly monitoring can prove useful in extreme cases.

Around three to five percent porn is usually normal
in any referrals report.
As might be around half
Russian or otherwise indecipherable foreign links.

Should you need more specific info on a visitor, Fat
Cow and others should offer log file access. These
can be enormously useful, but may require some
programming skills and detective work for your use.

To access your logfile in Fat Cow, use a FTP
Program such as Filezilla and go to your site's
stats folder. Then download the most recent
access_log file. Details may vary with your
ISP, but it is vital to DEMAND log file access!

Your downloaded stats may be in .GZ format and
you may need a decryptor such as Winzip to
uncompress the files. The resultant textfiles may
look awkward in Wordpad and are often better
viewed directly in Chrome.

The exact log file format will likely vary with your
ISP, and it is super important that any software
you use for analysis exactly matches your data format!

Simply scanning your textfile report can tell you lots
of things. Such as searching on " 404 " to find where the
errors are coming from. Or noting a pattern that repeats
for more than a few dozen lines

The FatCow log report format tabs on spaces, and the
ordinary textfile data is in the following format...

Requesting website
Often blank hyphen
Often blank hyphen
Date and Time
File access requested
Status of returned file ("200" = good)
Referral previous website
Nature of browser

Here is some older log file analysis software I wrote at
one time or another. These will likely need modification
before you can actually use them...

Custom Logfile Analysis Utilities
Website Analyzer Utilities
Website Hit Analysis Routines
Web site Search Log Extractor
Website Referral Log Extractor
URL Extractor and Link Tester
PostScript Referral Log Analyzer
"404" Extractor and Reporter
Gonzo Tutorial and Directory

September 11, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find a rather rare copy of my Butterworth Filter
Cookbook
, my only paper to appear in CQ Magazine.

Yeah, I was a ham as K3BYG, but not particularly active.

That time frame was around the International Geophysical Year,
and some hams were bouncing radar off the moon, inventing
parametric amplifiers, and building the first gas chromatographs.

Oh yeah, there was also this new big deal called Single Sideband.

Zillions more classic papers here, and eBooks here. And one
each of everything ( newly expanded version 1.04 ! ) here.

September 10, 2017 deeplink respond

Golly Gee, Mister Science!

Adding a wire and a few bytes of code now converts
the Raspberry Pi to your choice of a 300 foot range FM
Broadcaster, a key element of a ham transceiver, or
a newly improved method using Hilbert Transforms to
generate single sideband signals from a phase lock loop.

Some key details here and a sampler of related coverage
can be found here.

Meanwhile Analog Devices is doing all sorts of similar but
pricey SDR software defined radio chips and evaluation demos.

September 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to upload our Lower Frye Construct field
notes to Researchgate.

Who are a major open source research free publishing site
with many millions of current papers. Yes, "independent"
researchers are welcome here
, but you will need a referral
or two or significant evidence of your published research history.

Competing open source research publishers include...

Academia
Archive
Arxiv
Carnegie OLI
Doaj
Figshare
Free Video Lectures
I Programmer
Justfree eBooks
Lulu
Mendel
MIT Open Courseware
MyScienceWork
OSTI
PDF Drive
PLOS One
Quartzy
Questia
Researchgate
SSRN
Vixra

Wesrch
Wikipedia

Please email me on others who belong on the above list.

More field notes here and more hanging canal info here.

September 8, 2017 deeplink respond

A fundamental premise: Something always has to be
at the bottom of the pile.
And usually well below the
bottom of the "to do" list.

These "lost" or "missing"  Gurugrams still need
cataloging. But most now at least appear here.

123 Prehistoric Bajada Canals of Southeastern AZ
122 Glyphs Hanging Canal Summary
121 
Little Known Gila Valley Dayhikes
120 Apple Assembly Cookbook I and II 
119 Web Friendly PS Colors
118 Some "Fat Tail Arrow" Utilities
117 Level II Precyber eBook Conversions
116 Restoring Faded or Scuffed Text
115 An "Un-Halftoning" scheme for eBooks
114 Remastering a Technical Book
113 Allen Reservoir Failure Analysis Docs
112 Prehistoric Hanging Canals Slide Show
111 My Metal Locater Thesis
110 Remastering Video for Web Distribution
109 Gauss-Jordan Stability Issues

These are also available in our "all we have" USB.
And the latest GuruGram can be found here.

September 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added a new bunch of things to do to our
Gila Valley Dayhikes page. Which is now up to
512 major entries.

Extended details on a few of the more obscure
trips can also be found here.

September 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Quite a few YouTube videos of the area are starting
to appear and probably should be mentioned in passing
for our Gila Valley Dayhikes.

Some random samples of varying interest and quality...

"McNary" Tunnel
Ash Creek Flash Flood
Climbing Frye Mesa Reservoir
Hiking the Gila Box River Trail
Frye Mesa Natural Waterslides

Wilderness First Recovery
Road Less Traveled US191

Exploring Mount Graham
Frye Mesa Video #1
Frye Mesa Video #2
Frye Mesa Video #3
Frye Mesa Video #4
Frye Mesa Video #6
Frye Mesa Video #7
Frye Mesa Video #8
Frye Mesa Video #9
Frye Creek Potholes
Safford Hanging Canals
Mount Graham Ice Cave
Mount Graham Streams
Frye Canyon
Smores Canyon
Waterfall Hike
Hike to the Potholes
Frye Mesa Cruise

Stone Fire
Dankworth Pond

As is usual and even typical of street signs, McEniry Tunnel
is misspelled. His own signature appears here.

More on our hanging canals here, with their Field Notes here.
While not Gila Hike related, my own video can be found here.

September 5, 2017 deeplink respond

I'd like to start a definitive directory of utterly useless ( but
nonetheless absolutely true ) factoids. Such as...

The Canary Islands were named after a large dog.
The eastern end of the Panama Canal is on the Pacific Ocean.
There are forty six states in the US. ( plus four commonwealths )
Reno is west of San Diego. 
The propane fire training simulator often adds icicles to its fireball.
Arkansas has six states on its southern boundary .
There is more hydrogen in a gallon of gasoline than there is
       in a gallon of liquid hydrogen. Mole fractions and all.
Lake Havasu City AZ has more lighthouses than anywhere else.
The tallest mountain in the world is in South America.
The original Woodstock closing act was supposed to be Roy
      Rodgers and  Dale Evans singing Happy Trails.

Lawrence Welk did a cover on One Toke Over the Line
New York state is north, south, east, and west of Norwalk, CT. 
It is possible to score a one point safety in NFL football.

The latter has not happened since the 1940's, but they have since
tightened up the rules. It still remains possible. There have been
two more recent NCAA college calls.

Please email me your contributions.

September 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Finding the slope of a function can be enormously useful
as the whole branch of differential calculus can tell us.
Ferinstance, a zero slope indicates a local maximum,
minimum, or an inflection point. And finding the slope
of the slope can tell us which is which.

One crude way of finding slopes is to make a very 
small incremental change in the function's variable and
see how much the function itself changes. But if the function
can be mathematically defined and is reasonably well
behaved, chances are its slope derivative is already
well known.

The basic scheme is called the fundamental rule of 
differential calculus
 and goes something like this...

slope of a function = the limit as delta x
goes to zero for (( f(x) + delta(x) - ( f(x)) /
delta(x).

The usual example is to find the slope at a point
along a parabola y = x^2. (x + deltax)^2 is
x^2 + 2x*deltax + deltax^2. Subtracting 
x^2 and letting deltax^2 vanish and dividing
by deltax leaves us with a derivative slope of 2x.

Good old u^n(du).

More in our Math Stuff and Magic Sinewaves and
Cubic Spline libraries. 

September 3, 2017 deeplink respond

A now even more famous media newscaster has just 
inadvertently confused "cannabis" with "cannibal"
in describing a tasting tour.

The definitive video on all this appears here.

September 2, 2017 deeplink respond

You are welcome to participate in the following world
class research...

1. Does a reach of the Freeman canal
    exist near 32.77320 -109.78400?

2. Can you re-find the "lost" historical
    Blue Ponds Canal near 32.78073
    -109.77904? Can you strengthen the
    premise that it had a "steal the plans"
    prehistoric origin and in fact is part
    of the Freeman Canal?

3. What, if anything, is at 32.78051 -109.78214?
    Does it have prehistoric significance?

4. What, if anything, is at 32.78904 -109.78401?
    Is it Golf Course Canal related?

6. Can you acquire more evidence that 32.76386
     -109.79526 is in fact prehistoric and not a wagon
    road or 4WD track? How far southward and
    ultimately westward can you trail this?

7. Is the image at 32.80811 -109.84444 significant?

8. Can you find additional evidence of a prehistoric
    origin for the Tugood Canal at 32.82097 -109.86675?

9. The entire Deadman East Canal still needs explored,
    particularly its destination. Start at 32.75644 -109.77729

10. Is there a prehistoric canal trace at 32.76117 -109.80065?
      How is it related to HS, Freeman, and Golf Canals?

Particularly needed are GPS keyed images and videos of drone
flyovers. Much more info here.

September 1, 2017 deeplink respond

Updated a revised index for our woefully behind Hanging
Canal Field notes.

In general, the field notes are horribly incomplete and
have gone through several generations.
Those considered
"current" ( with an "*" ) can be identified by upper left PDF
nav buttons and a new upper right KML clickthrough. All
of the notes demand more images and ongoing revisions.

The KML itself remains an out-of-date and inaccurate pilot.
At present, Chrome only returns KML sourcecode which
you have to manually save to drag and drop into Google Earth.

Here are most of the presently available field notes...

Allen Canal
Bear Springs Canal
Cluffnw Canal
Freeman Canal
Frye Complex
Golf Course Canal
Jernigan Canal
Lefthand Canyon West
Longview Area
Lower Frye Construct *
Mud Springs
Minor Webster Ditch
Riggs Mesa Canal
Robinson Canal *
Sand Canal
Smith Canal
TB Ponding Area*
Tranquility Canal
Tugood Canal
Veech Canal

 ( For sourcecodes, substitute .psl trailers above. )

Bear Flat Canal redirects here
Bigler Canal redirects here 
HS Canal redirects here
Tailwater Canal redirects here

New field notes are likely to first appear here or later.

Your participation and support of this unique world class
research project would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, please drop all your of live video spare drones
into our driveway.

August 31, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added a Revision 1.04 update to our Don Lancaster's
Vintage Early Classics USB
.

This includes over 100 Megabytes of new files, sourcecodes,
eBooks, and videos. Now well over two Gigabytes total!

Easily searched for "hidden" or "lost" material. All totally open
and unlocked.
Immediate availability.

August 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Recently revised Guru's Lair file links current as of 9/17\274...

Gila Valley Dayhikes
What's New for 2017
What's New for 2016
Book on Demand Library Sampler
PostScript Library Sampler
Free eBook Library Sampler
YouTube Introduction to PostScript Video
Recent Hanging Canal Field Notes

Some KML Code
Wellness Relist
Website Filetype Catalog Directory
Turbo Encabulator Video
Some Directors Cuts
Website master catalog file list
PostScript available files summary
Knob Pattering summary and code
Patent Link summary
Bashing Pseudoscience link summary
Importing JPEG into HTML or PDF
Bizarre puzzle
Law of the unintended consequence
New letterheads and business cards
Slanty lettering
Stupendous products
Links via PDFMark
Deferred PostScript Execution
Hidden PostScript Characters 
New Mexico subastas to be sold at auction!   
Restoring Distiller disk access!  
UAAC Songbook  
Magic Sinewave summary links  
Banner auto rotation  

"empty" dummy PostScript code  
PostScript font snooper and example 
New Mexico Wilderness Land  
Highly Developable Oregon Acreage 

August 29, 2017 deeplink respond

Just uploaded a reworked version of Don Lancaster's
Introduction to PostScript video
.

This is now much more compact, newly phone compatible,
fast loading, and all in a single 27 minute video.

Urban lore fantasy #078-G: Someone forgot to send out
invitations to the taping, so almost all of the show was shot
using only three people besides me and the camera man
. We
later hijacked the entire next-in English class and got them to
fake interest in something they did not have the faintest clue
over.

Which to them, completely blew away giving Hester Prynne
a C-.

Sorry that the video quality remains less than stunning. It seems
the Betamax original was lost, and a second generation
VHS copy had to be used. There's also still a minor glitch
or two and I'd like to try some fancy sharpening and some
example improvements.

BTW, the Adobe "cloud" subscriptions can include Premier
at no additional cost. This, of course, is a superb video editor.

August 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Certainly some of the strangest and off-the-wall abuses
of the PostScript Language involve horribly misapplying
their setdash operator.

Ferinstance, there are some 6000 bricks in this perspective
building image, all of which were done in a few dozen bytes
of code. The dashed lines are simply mapped into the
perspective space.
At mind-numbing speed.

Find the image buried here as example #19 or the ready-to-use
code here in Secret #29. And its video here.

Also buried here in #29 is a sneaky and "stripey" 3D font
that abuses setdash in a totally different ( and equally
unexpected ) way. This one is somewhat slower, though.

These days, you simply send your PostScript code to
Acrobat Distiller, being absolutely sure to use the magic
//acrodist /F incantation from the old Windows command
line. GonzoPS utilities are here and their tutorial here.

August 27, 2017 deeplink respond

When it comes to Italian food, you can't be both
anti pasto and pro volone.

August 26, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added the long missing home page link to our
Book on Demand Publishing library.

August 25, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been fascinated by Hugo Gernsback's Science
and Invention Magazines, many of which are now available
for free download by American Radio History.

These are a curious mix of concepts decades ahead of
their time, on down ( waaay on down ) to the utterly
ludicrous. The later of which today give us a new depth
of meaning to "WTF?".

Fascinating are the advertising scams that ranged from
more miles per gallon to patents to bodybuilding to
perpetual motion to psychic prizes, to "win a car"
puzzles that bore a striking resemblance to today's
penny auctions.

Oh yeah, you can also earn up to $300 per month just
by taking a radio correspondence course
. Or build your own
dining room furniture. Or an airplane.

August 24, 2017 deeplink respond

While it is no longer very active, we do still have a
Book-on-Demand library page that includes these
classics...

Useful tools for Book-on-demand publishing
Classic Early BOD Columns
Using Distiller as a PostScript Computer
Early Bod Stuff from Ask The Guru
Gonzo PostScript Utilities
Gonzo PostScript Utility Tutorial
      Actual Gonzo Sourcecode

PostScript Beginner Stuff
PostScript Secrets.
Blatant Opportunist Library
PostScript Show and Tell
Exploring Some PostScript Possibilities
Resource Bin Library
Secrets of 24/7 publishing 
1001 Reviews
Insider Banner Advertising Secrets

Main PostScript Library
PostScript Show & Tell
PostScript Startup Secrets
PostScript Speedup Secrets
Some Thoughts on ezines
Bound and Determined
Bookbinding Book Info
A "new" bookbinding method
Revisiting Book-on-demand
Insider secrets of post justification editing
Book on Demand Resources I
Book on Demand Resources II

Spot Color
Options for Self-publishing

Terribly tricky terrific toner techniques
Guidelines for tri-mode publishing
Laser printer hard drive interface
Hand Bookbinding Resources
Upgrade Print Catalogs with Acrobat
Bodaciously better BOD bindings
Terrific toner techniques
A Superb New Color Printer
Imaginative Images
Web Imaging Secrets
Bouncy Bricks
Adding Website Bells and Whistles
Exploring information distribution tools
Step by Step Image Prep
Duplex Auto-addressing Catalog
Auto Tracking PDF Web Links

See http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu17.shtml and friends for
improvements and updates.

As you can tell by all the arrows in my back, I was a pioneer
in Book on Demand publishing.
 BOD or POD.

Such as this document or this one or this one which were first
published by using Applewriter on an Apple IIe.

With one curious exception, BOD seems a total failure with
no future whatsoever. The reasons include eBooks being
infinitely superior on all counts.

The secret hidden reason was the failure for anybody ever to 
address the crucial needs of economy cutters and binder systems 
that were sanely enough priced, safe enough and easy enough to
use for for one up book sales by individuals.

That exception is the Espresso machine. Whose outrageous
pricing, training, and maint is only suitable for such service 
bureaus as very large bookstores or university libraries.

A typical price list can be found here. Basically, you are
looking at $32.50 for a single book with zero quantity discounts.

That price, of course, is B/W only and before any of your profits.
Which kinda cuts into the instant availability.

Our available eBooks can be found here.

August 23, 2017 deeplink respond

One of the lesser known features of Google-earth is its
ability to go back to previous or historic satellite imagery.

Yeah, most of these will be blurry and they do not go back
all that far,

BUT...

The satellite appearance of a prehistoric hanging canal very
much depends on time of day, time of year, recent moisture,
and especially if it is full of dead flowers from a recent bloom.

This image suggests a prehistoric canal route exactly
where it is needed. The slope elevations also seem credible.
Of interest is the slanty SW to NE route through the center.

To recreate the image original, search Google Earth to
32.77364 -109.78318 and then use the history bar to go back
to November of 2011.

I'm not yet sure this adds credence to a projected THIRTEEN
KILOMETER (!)
supercanal. Foot access is mesmerizingly awful.

More on the study area here and on these stupendously mind
blowing world class engineered canals here.

If you are the sort of hiker that brings along all your own
catclaw just in case there is not enough along the route ( the
word "trail", of course, is not in your vocabulary ) , please
contact us.

Ether way, please drop off all of your excess drones in our
driveway.
We particularly need the type with live video
continuous feedback.

August 22, 2017 deeplink respond

Certainly the most important drill any volunteer or
paid firefighter can do is following hose couplings
out of a burning building.

One magic incantation is "SMOOTH BUMP BUMP
TO THE PUMP."

Be able to sense this with your eyes closed. Another
hint: Drop the hose to sense which coupling is nearest.

August 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added a new bunch of things to do to our
Gila Valley Dayhikes page. Which is now up to
508 major entries.

Extended details on a few of the more obscure
trips can also be found here.

August 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Our currently available free eBooks include...

Incredible Secret Money Machine
TV Typewriter Cookbook 
TTL Cookbook 
Tearing Method
      Tearing Method Sourcecode
Apple Assembly Cookbook I
Apple Assembly Cookbook II
RTL Cookbook
Enhancing Your Apple II Vol I
Enhancing Your Apple II Vol II 
Machine Language Programming I
Machine Language Programming II

Please note that the Micro Cookbook volume II was split into two
publications of
Machine Language Programming I and Machine
Language Programming II
. Along with a partial "director's cut"
rework demo of  MLPCI "Level II".

Micro Cookbook Volume I has not yet been listed. We do have
autographed dead tree copies up on eBay. These are very hard
to find elsewhere.

Speaking of which, please let me know where I can find
scanned web reprints of any and all of the following...

Applewriter Cookbook
Cheap Video Cookbook
Son of Cheap Video
Micro Cookbook I 
Active Filter Cookbook
CMOS Cookbook 
Hexadecimal Chronicles 
Active Filter Cookbook
Manual De Circuiitos TTL
    ... and its Pacific Rim translation
All about Applewriter
Place Cave Story
"For Low Cost, Count on RTL"
Goodyear Lancaster AEEMs
Cave Crawler's Gazettes.

August 19, 2017 deeplink respond

The Lower Frye Construct  prehistoric field notes are newly
available, with their PDF file here and their PSL sourcecode
here.

Other hanging canal field notes were recently linked here.

August 18, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder about our "one each of everything" USB.

August 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Any time that someone tries to tell you that
"energy can neither be created nor destroyed",
they are really revealing their utter and total
valuelessness of all things thermodynamic.

The correct statement is " It is trivially easy to
irreversibly and irrecoverably destroy the quality
and value of energy.
"

For you are dealing with a three legged stool here.
You cannot ever consider energy without simultaneously
considering entropy and exergy.


Exergy is a measure of the quality and usefulness of
energy. To measure exergy, you change the energy
into a different form, and then change it back. And see
how much you have left.

For instance, you can go from electrical energy to mechanical
energy back to electrical energy without much loss at all.
Which is why electricity has extremely high exergy.

Use the electricity to produce, say, resistance room heat,
and you can only get the tiniest fraction of the original back
as electricity. Thus, resistance room heat irreversibly and 
destructively forever destroys the quality and value of
energy.


Electrolysis for bulk hydrogen from high value sources is
a good example of "ain't gonna happen" because of the
staggering and irretrievable loss of exergy involved. There
always will be more intelligent things to do with the electricity.

Electrolysis from high value pv, grid, or alternator electricity
is pretty much the same as 1:1 exchanging US Dollars to
Mexican Pesos. Meanwhile, believe it or not, there is
more hydrogen in a gallon of gasoline than there is in
a gallon of liquid hydrogen.

If you do not understand exergy, you should not have any
interest in electrolysis. If you do understand exergy, you
will not have any interest in electrolysis.


Much more in our Energy Fundamentals tutorial.

And its supplement.

August 16, 2017 deeplink respond

We first looked at LED and lighting efficiency way back
here. Where we found that "perfect" green light has a
best efficiency of nearly 700 Lumens per watt, while the
best white light will be around half that at 350 Lumens
per watt.

Ordinary incandescent lamps have a mesmerizingly awful
efficiency around 13 Lumens per watt. With the latest
LED's nearly ten times that.

It might seem reasonable to ask "What else is horribly
inefficient?"
and "Will fixing it be the next big thing?"

One obvious candidate is the internal combustion engine.
It turns out there is a brand new way of combining gas
and diesel technologies so the entire gas air mixture
ignites at once. Details here and a discussion here.

The other elephant in the room would be HVAC and
air conditioning.
A typical commercial system has an EER
of 14, compared to a sometimes best possible of 120.
Thus, present air conditioning can be just as awful as
was incandescent lighting.

No, I know of no immediate tech breakthrough in this
field.
Not one remotely comparable to the quantum leap
provided by scroll compressors a few decades back.

One possible hidden beneficiary of a major HVAC efficiency
increase: Hot tub heaters.

But the opportunity exists for huge efficiency breakthroughs.
Possibly helped along by molecular scale heat transfer methods.
And some super insulation or energy reflection techniques.

Other predictions here.

August 15, 2017 deeplink respond

A computer without Cobol or Fortran is like a chocolate
cake without ketchup or mustard.

August 14, 2017 deeplink respond

In July of 1988, I first described a vapor ware product I
called a Navicube. This was a then heretical cheap
three inch cube that always knew where it was, which
way was up, where it came from, how fast it was going,
how much its speed was changing, and where north was.

Publication of the Navicube in a national magazine
should also have placed this name in the public domain.

And Navicubes have been conspicuous on the web
pretty much ever since.

At any rate, lots and lots of stuff has happened since
then. In particular, there's now an outfit by the
name of Memsic who now have bunches of the
Navicube bits and pieces for a dollar or two in single
quantities, and pocket change in high volume.

Some of their hundreds of products now include
accelerometers, tilt sensors, inertia systems,
magnetic sensors, flow sensors, and current sensors.

Their three axis magnetic field sensors are particularly
useful for electronic compass apps. The earth's magnetic
field is normally a fairly large fraction of a Gauss.

Their inertial systems replace complex electromechanical
gyroscopes with nothing but a bubble of air.

Accelerometers, of all things, measure acceleration.
But if you integrate ( or sum ) acceleration you get
velocity. And if you integrate velocity, you get position.
Thus acceleration - surprise surprise - is the rate of
change of the rate of change of position.

But all accelerometers have a huge problem called
the "t squared" error.
For the tiniest initial error
will accumulate velocity errors with time and position
errors with time squared.

Thus, any positioning determining system will need
something in addition to an accelerometer for its long
term resets.

August 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Acme Mapper may sometimes not start new marks with an "A".

It also might add "." marks that may or may not be remembered
with a "Link to this page".

First, when starting a new series of marks, make sure there
are no hidden ones off screen by doing a "Delete all markers".

BUT - subtle and more important - go into your Chrome history
and delete any and all recent Acme Mapper entries!

If that doesn't help, then reboot everything. Be sure that
your first mark is always an "A".

If you enter an A mark and a B mark and then later delete them,
The next available mark will still be a C mark! If you get past
a Z mark, period marks get substituted.

August 12, 2017 deeplink respond

Outside of that, Missus Lincoln, how was the play?

August 11, 2017 deeplink respond

The TB Ponding Area prehistoric field notes are newly
available, with their PDF file here and their PSL  
sourcecode here.

Other hanging canal field notes include...

Allen Canal field notes & sourcecode
Jernigan Canal field notes & sourcecode
Longview Area field notes & sourcecode
Mud Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Riggs Mesa Canal field notes & sourcecode
Robinson Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tranquility Canal field notes & sourcecode

And some of our previous ones due for updates or revisions...

Bear Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Cluffnw Canal field notes & sourcecode
Freeman Canal field notes & sourcecode
Frye Complex field notes & sourcecode
Golf Course Canal field notes & sourcecode
Lefthand Canyon West field notes & sourcecode
Minor Webster Ditch field notes & sourcecode
Sand Canal field notes & sourcecode
Smith Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tugood Canal field notes & sourcecode
Veech Canal field notes & sourcecode

August 10, 2017 deeplink respond

This one is not quite ready for a prime time demo
just yet, But it is exciting enough and mind boggling
enough to demand an immediate heads up.

It seems there is this language called KML that
lets you add all sorts of personal custom features
to Google Earth and similar resources. KML
is similar to .xml and .shtml but also has its own set
of highly specific and arcane rules.

KML is poised to completely blow away GIS and
its relatives in that it is flyable! In the end, nothing
else matters!
The outcome is not the least in doubt.

A KML file is created as an ordinary text file
with a .kml trailer. Clicking on it should automagically
link to a local copy of Google Earth. Otherwise, you
can drag and drop into any text editor for creation
or edits.

Typically, as part of a .kml program, you will create
any number of paths and then add descriptions to
those paths.

Clicking on the path causes a box to appear
with a title and a message. What is ultra exciting is
that, besides the text in the description, you can
add .html like links to any website, an external
Acme or similar map, videos, animation, .PDF's,
or any number of photos.

Here is a preliminary code fragment...

<Placemark>
<name>Allen Canal</name>
<description>Sources in Spring Canyon --
Overrun by Allen Dam --
Major Culebra Cut --
End fields unknown <br/>
<![CDATA[ <a href="http://www.website.com">
Site Name</a>.]]> --
<![CDATA[ <a href="http://www.acmemaplink.com">
Map Name</a>.]]> -
<![CDATA[ <a href="http://www.image.jpg">
Image Name</a>.]]> -
</description>

Links can be either web or local pc based. More info
on the CDATA tag can be found here.

Among its other exciting possibilities, you should now be
able to directly link topo maps to Google Earth.

There's a few minor details I haven't picked up on just yet.
The links seem to trash normal carriage returns and I've
yet to make the links bold. Removing the underlines would
also be nice.

And so far, loading a kml file with Chrome seems to give
you text only. The annoying workaround is to save the
Chrome download as a file and then click on the file.

Surely this detail will soon be resolved with one or more
working Chrome extensions.

Much more to follow.

August 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Yorg. We were just the victims of a double home invasion
and a double identity theft. Seems two neighborhood
pussy cats cracked the security on our cat doors.

In hindsight, we probably should have changed the
default door factory password from "meow".

August 8, 2017 deeplink respond

The Robinson Canal prehistoric field notes are newly
available, with their PDF file here and their PSL
sourcecode here.

Other hanging canal field notes include...

Allen Canal field notes & sourcecode
Jernigan Canal field notes & sourcecode
Longview Area field notes & sourcecode
Mud Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Riggs Mesa Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tranquility Canal field notes & sourcecode

And some of our previous ones due for updates or revisions...

Bear Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Cluffnw Canal field notes & sourcecode
Freeman Canal field notes & sourcecode
Frye Complex field notes & sourcecode
Golf Course Canal field notes & sourcecode
Lefthand Canyon West field notes & sourcecode
Minor Webster Ditch field notes & sourcecode
Sand Canal field notes & sourcecode
Smith Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tugood Canal field notes & sourcecode
Veech Canal field notes & sourcecode

August 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Yorg. It sure can be frustrating when you "almost"
end up with a software solution.

I want our hanging canal field notes to have an option
where the .PDF file can directly click through to a
custom .KML map in Google Earth.

The PostScript and Acrobat end of things was rather
trivial, as these Gonzo code fragments show us...

/clickforkml { save /ksnap exch store 34 53
translate 0 0 mt 2 pu 7.2 pr 2 pd closepath
gsave 0.94 0.94 0.98 setrgbcolor fill grestore
0.8 0.8 0.8 setrgbcolor line2 stroke 0.6 0.6
(|6|/surl Click for KML |/kmlx ) cl ksnap
restore} store

<< /kmlx (http://www.tinaja.com/canal
      /mapimage2.kml) >> {mark exch
      /eurl cvx ] cvx def} forall

The rest of the sourcecode should shortly appear
here. And its generated field note here.

The only tiny missing detail is that Chrome
returns a kml textfile instead of linking to
Google Earth.
And I have not been able to
get the kml Chrome extensions to fix this.

The present awkward workaround is to take the
returned Chrome .kml file, do a save as locally
and then click on the saved KML file
to actually enter
Google Earth.

Your suggestions on how to eliminate this painful
and klutzy step are more than welcome.

August 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Chemistry 101: If you are not part of the solution, then
you are part of the precipitate.

August 5, 2017 deeplink respond

Acme Mapper has strongly suggested a previously
unvisited routing and end field destination for the
Tugood Hanging canal you can find at...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.81985,-
109.86602&z=18&t=H&marker0=32.81945%2C-
109.86662%2Cunnamed&marker1=32.82123%2C-
109.86665%2C5.7%20mi%20SxSW%20of%20Pima
%20AZ&marker2=32.82038%2C-109.86672
%2C5.7%20mi%20SxSW%20of
%20Pima%20AZ&marker3=32.81827
%2C-109.86684%2Cunnamed

Energy considerations and materials used strongly
suggest Tugood has prehistoric origins. But
the apparent cattle tank destination would suggest
historic reuse and would seem to reasonably demand
additional proof of prehistoricity.

Tugood would seem to be an excellent candidate
for restoration or preservation in that it is largely
single owner controlled in what to me appears to
be largely unused and marginally secondary rangeland.

Some earlier Tugood field notes are found here
with their sourcecode here and an earlier KML main
map of  the entire canal system here.

The latest GIS map version is found here.

August 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Deeply buried in our Guru's Lair is some medical
stuff, mostly oriented towards a wellness lifestyle
and aerobic exercise.
I still use these occasionally
for fire department fitness drill training exercises.

The big three are...

Don't Get Sick
A wellness Lifestyle Quiz
Aerobic Pulse Rate Chart

A review by a real doctor here...

Bee's Website

And these also rans...

Understanding Pulse Monitors
Recording Aerobic Exercise Sessions
Aerobic Fitness PostScript Sourcecode

The leading web medical resource is Medline.
You normally search this with PubMed.

Also check out Healthy.Net.  And one collection of
the top 25 web medical resources can be found here.

Some older alternate medical book resources here.

August 3, 2017 deeplink respond

I'm not too sure of the details, but eBay may have just
changed their search linking to favor title words over
text description words
.

The net result is that some of your older eBay links
may no longer work.
There also seems to be a new
NKW in the description.
New Key Words?

Our one-each-of-everything USB has been newly
relinked here.

August 2, 2017 deeplink respond

I may have completed our website catalog directory
arranged by file types. Please report any omissions.

This should be most useful for finding "lost" or
"hidden" or "underlinked" files. It is also gives
you new search options. And eases finding which
directory a particular file is in.

Another way to search is with our "one each of
everything" USB.

Key catalog textfiles include...

web_asp_directory1.txt
web_aspx_directory1.txt

web_bas_directory1.txt
web_bmp_directory1.txt
web_config_directory1.txt
web_eml_directory1web.txt
web_gif_directory1web.txt
web_gz_directory1web.txt
web _htaccess_directory1.txt
web_htm_directory1.txt
web_html_directory1.txt
web_ico_directory1.txt
web_jpg_directory1.txt
web_js_directory1.txt
web_kml_directory1.txt
tweb_lnk_directory1.txt
web_log_directory1.txt
web_pdf_directory1.txt
web_png_directory1.txt
web_ps_directory1.txt
web_psl_directory1.txt
web_shtml_directory1.txt
web_txt_directory1.txt
web_xml_directory1.txt

August 1, 2017 deeplink respond

Watch out for the cliff!
        What CLIFFFFFfffffffff?

Watch out for the ping pong ball!
         What ping pong gloulckkk?

Watch our for the ladder!
         What ladder dedadder dedadder dedadder?

Watch out for the revolving door!
         What revolving door .. ing door .. ing door?

Curiously, there does not seem to be the faintest hint
of these on the web.

I'd like to try and find the rest of these and give them
a long missing home on the web. Please email me
with your candidates and suggestions.

July 31, 2017 deeplink respond

Our usual source of pv pricing info seems to be getting
further and further behind, not to mention obvious typos.

Turns out they get their info from the German pvXchange
which you can find untranslated here. Present exchange
rate is around 1.19 dollars per euro.

We see that the best June pricing was down a euro cent
and went back up an euro cent in July. While most other
pricing was flat or dropping somewhat.

Long term trends seem consistent with meeting the magic
twenty five cents per peak panel watt demanded for true
subsidy free renewability and sustainability in seventeen
months or so.

With the actual energy breakeven demanded to pay for
all of the staggering previous pv losses perhaps eight
years or so after that.

Much more here.

July 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Let's repeat it one more time...

Assumption is the mother of mistakes.  

This from Buckaroo Banzai, which is by far the
finest medical, science fiction, rockumentary, love story,
comedy, racing, comic book, quantum mechanical, 
musical, pro nerd, watermelon ode, survivalist,
intergalactic war documentary movie of all tim
e.

Overwhelmingly the best movie of its type that
was ever made.

Also present: No matter where you go, there you are.

July 29, 2017 deeplink respond

A "flutterwumper" was defined as any low cost
hackable robotic device that chomps or spits.

The original story was found here and here, while
the apparently underlinked PIC PostScript
flutterwumper utilities can still be found here

These days, the concept has Raspberry Pi written
all over it .

July 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find and upload a hard-to-find reprint of the
final version of the Popular Electronics DCU. This one
appeared in the Electronic Experimenters Handbook
series, which can still be found here.

The original version had a flaw involving sneak paths,
while an intermediate solution was to add a pair of
power hungry balancing resistors. The final kicking
and screaming solution was to use ten fake diodes
made out of five nine cent PNP transistors.

July 27, 2017 deeplink respond

A new filetype-based catalog and directory for the
Guru's Lair has been started here. This should greatly
aid finding "lost" or "underlinked" files. As should
finding which directory any obscure file resides in.

Already present is the crucial .psl sourcecode catalog,
along with the .bmp image catalog and the .pdf
Acrobat catalog.

The .jpg compressed image catalog should shortly
follow, along with others in area of interest.

A catalog link is newly present a screen or two
down on our home page.

July 26, 2017 deeplink respond

A video of the original turbo encabulator can be found
here. Along with decades of "me too!" coverts here.

My own approach can be found here.

July 25, 2017 deeplink respond

Started a master catalog of 1556 of our .psl sourcecodes (!)
which you can find here.

.psl files are Don Lancaster PostScript sourcecode for
various papers and projects. They are ordinary textfiles.

You compile them or to otherwise generate useful results, send
them to full Acrobat Distiller after carefully decrippling distiller
with a windowskey-X "//acrodist /F" return.
Less quotes.

Many of the .psl files will need a PC local linked copy of
our Gonzo Utilities from http://www.tinaja.com/gonzo.psl
that the sourcecode will need modified to properly link.

View this listing with a fixed pitch font such as Courier New.
More use assistance here and here.

======================================

I'm not sure exactly where I want to go with this.
Possibly generating files for the other extensions.
Live linking might take stupendous effort, as
might .shtml conversion.

Please email me with what you want to see.

July 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Just realized I forgot to include Winning the Micro
Game
in our ongoing Directors Cuts. Find the
revised version here, its sourcecode here, and the
original here.

Presently available directors cuts are...

Tearing Method
Winning the Micro Game
Superclock
AACB1 Rework
MLPCI Rework
Paleomagnetism and Archaeomagnetism
Thermolluminescence

TVT2 Image

...with their sourcecode as .psl trailers.

July 24, 2017 deeplink respond

There's a subtle infuriosity in Wordpad that can cause you
grief if it is inadvertently tripped. Its usual problem is
double spacing carriage return or adding unwanted
ledding.

Click the box with the up and down arrows just before
the picture icon. Unless you really want these features,
uncheck "Add 10 pt space after paragraph" and
click only on "1.0"

Despite the equivalent illusion, this has nothing
to do with the differences between PC and MAC
carriage returns and linefeeds.

July 23, 2017 deeplink respond

Here is one way to get a master catalog file list for
your website...

1. FTP a copy of the site to a local PC USB,
    perhaps called J:

2. Get into the old command mode by entering
    windowkey and X followed by cmd.exe
.

3. Enter DIR "J:\sitewebcopy\*.jpg" /S /OEN /W

4. Cut and paste into a textfile. Print or whatever.

In this example, only your .jpg images will be listed. Similar
tricks can extract other file types. For everything, omit the
wildcard * and the extension. Some hints here.

A more modern alternative is to select your directory,
followed by shift rightclick, followed by Open Powershell
Window Here
. More on Powershell here.

 
July 22, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a summary of some of our recent or more
significant PostScript stuff...

Secret Distiller File Access
Secret Distiller Typekit Access
    ..more details here
Knob Patterning
Fontname Snooper
    Fontname Snooper sourcecode
New Letterheads
    New Letterhead sourcecode
Inserting JPG into PostScript
     ...and here
Step and Repeat
Simplified Step and Repeat
New Business Cards
    New Business Cards sourcecode
Assorted PostScript apps
"Director's Cuts"
Ratty Lines
Empty .psl app
Architect's Perspective
Bitmap Typewriter
Vignetting Auto Backgrounder
Web Friendly PostScript Colors
     ...and sourcecode
PostScript Powerpoint Emulation
    ...and examples
Marbelous Distorted Pancakes
Fat Tail Utilities
    Fat Tail Utilities sourcecode

Tearing Method

    Tearing Method Sourcecode
PostScript Spirographs

Hanging Canal Field Notes
Deferred execution secrets
$99 Flutterwumpers
PIC PostScript Flutterwumpers
Secret Characters
Lagrange Spline thru 4 points
     ...More Here
Using the type operator
Finding PostScript Font Names
       ...and here using watermarking
List of PostScript Font Names
Glyphshow
Comparing PostScript and JavaScript
Smoothstep
Windows Directory Names
Minsky Circles
String Dereferencing
Easter Egg
Litho Chokes and Spreads

And some older classics...

PostScript Reference Manual
Gonzo Utilities
Gonzo Tutorial
.PSL Tutorials
Fractal Ferns
    ...More Here
PostScript sampler web page
Using Distiller as a PostScript Computer
Adding nav features with JavaScript
Adding nav features with pdfmark
      and its source code
Converting PS strings, integers, arrays
PostScript Secrets
PostScript Beginner Stuff
PostScript Startup Secrets
PostScript Speedup Secrets
Nonlinear Graphic Transforms
Fun with Fields
More Fun With Fields
Timing Measurement
Improving PostScript Math Accuracy
Dodging and Burning
Original PostScript Library Page

And this video...

Intro to PostScript Video

July 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Got yet another call on the homopolar generator, AKA the
Faraday disk. We looked at these long ago  here and here,
while Wikipedia has a good summary here.

These are the only known "pure" DC machine and are
characterized by extremely high currents and very low
voltages. While they do make dandy student reports and
projects, they are utterly and totally useless because of
slip ring costs, losses, outrageous inefficiencies, and
potential hazmat issues.

Bunches of simple but ultimately useless homopolar
related projects can be found on the web. Understanding
their operation is tricky, which leads to  all sorts of totally
bogus overunity pseudoscience claims.

One problem in understanding is that Lorenz Force equations
have to be used instead of Faraday Induction equations.
Along with general relativity concepts.

A second is that you cannot tell when or if a uniform magnetic
field is rotating.
Per this classic paper. Or this simple
experiment


I know of no commercial homopolar devices for sale today, and
their last practical use was many decades ago. These days,
it is cheap, efficient, and trivial to convert regular ac or dc
levels into low voltage high current when and where needed. 

An ancient power conversion tutorial here. The present caller
obviously has spent an obsessive amount of time trying to
trick the concept into producing higher voltages.

Some one time similar work can be found here. And here.
I guess two more upbeat homopolar resources might be found
here and here.

But, at least to me, this would clearly appear to be the wrong
horse to bet on.
More on product development here.

Counter EMF's and conservation of energy is alive and well,
in all homopolar devices. Just as would be expected.

July 20, 2017 deeplink respond

We have newly uploaded great heaping bunches of
microwave switches to our eBay site. There are
several important use details that vary from unit to
unit.

Some are "magnetic" or "mechanically" latching.
These remember their previous state in absence
of power.
But only some of these lock themselves
out after being pulsed, Which can lead to high
rate oscillation.
Be sure to prevent activating
more than one coil at a time!

Others are "normal" or "fail safe". These switch to their
other position only so long as power is applied.
Typically,
switches of more than two positions are normally activated.

Some are common positive, but with varying control voltages
of typically 5, 10, 15, 24, or 28 volts DC. Others are common
ground. Many of these include spike protecting diodes that
can be blown up if high current of the wrong polarity is applied.

ALWAYS use a current limited supply while testing!

NEVER apply reverse polarity from a high current source!

You can usually hear the mechanical switching. Sometimes
loud, sometimes subtle. A click-klunk is typical of failsafe
units when power is applied and removed.

Pinouts of a DB9 or DB15 connector can be a mystery. On
SOME units, we have found pin 1 to be the positive supply, pin2
getting grounded to connect common to SMA 1, pin 3 for
SMA 2, and so on up the range. But BE SURE TO TEST
AND VERIFY ELSEWHERE!

An ohmmeter can usually resolve pinouts. Any "extra" pinouts
or terminals are usually extra contacts for LED indicators or such.

These typically respond down to dc, but their max frequency
can vary all over the lot. Typically from 2 GHz to 26 GHz.

Some may include internal 50 Ohm terminations. Typical
power limits are one to two watts average. Always be sure
to try and get a matching data sheet for the units you are using.

We try to do at least a click-klunk test before shipping.

We recommend further testing on your own. All units
are unconditionally guaranteed to perform as new.

July 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find an extremely well done color photo
of one of the earlier TV Typewriters. Find it here
as a .BMP or here as a .JPG.

The provenance and source is a mystery. It was  
obviously professionally done and likely done
so after it was donated to a computer museum.

At one time, some pallets actually used real wood.
Which is where the solid oak! side panels came
from. The keyboards were EBCDIC rebuilds at
$4 each from Apache Reclamation and Electronics.
To which the improved ASCII encoder was added.

The color cover version of the first original TVT
can be found here.

July 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's our recently most popular ebooks...

Incredible Secret Money Machine
TV Typewriter Cookbook
TTL Cookbook
Tearing Method
      Tearing Method Sourcecode
Apple Assembly Cookbook I
Apple Assembly Cookbook II
RTL Cookbook
Enhancing Your Apple II Vol I
Enhancing Your Apple II Vol II
Machine Language Programming I
Machine Language Programming II

July 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Uploaded an eBook copy of Enhancing Your Apple II
Volume I
.

The "Tearing Method" of Enhancement 3 is also
separately available in this "director's cut".

July 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find an a eBook copy of Enhancing Your
Apple II Volume II.

It is now a sane length, unlocked, printable, and fully
searchable.

There are still issues with the grays. Fixing these
would take "Directors Cut" techniques and funding.

Per your participation.

More ebooks here.

July 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to find a reprint of my West Coast Computer
Faire
story on cheap video.

I've newly made it searchable.

An outfit called archive.org seems to have lots of useful stuff.

July 14, 2017 deeplink respond

Uh, oops. If you try to use our sneaky knob patterning
at a very low scale ( such as a url clickthru ), you
will likely get some mesmerizingly awful Moir'e effects.

This could also cause problems on phone screens or in
other limited resolution images.

Two workarounds are to always use the knob patterning
at its intended full resolution.
Or carefully "gray out"
any intended stripes in any low resolution images.

July 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a new photo that did not turn out all that
bad for our new eBay offerings of aerospace
goodies that include bunches of superb attenuators
and microwave rf switches.

A summary of the key steps: It first gets no flash
Nikon photographed in outdoor shade, overcropped
and sent to Imageviewer/32. Because of its circular
motif, my usual steps of rotational alignment and my
Architects Perspective correction were not needed.

All work should be done in raw bitmap format. Save
any .JPG compression for your final step! As I may have
mentioned several times before, at least 90 percent of
your photography time MUST be spent in postproc!

The knob callouts were dark and murky, so a double
exposure was used in Paint to correct its brightness.

A crucial step is to back off the red by one click to make
absolutely sure no red=255 pixels exist anywhere in the
bitmap at this point.

The knob texture was then improved using the new ideas
we recently looked at. Followed by a full tracing that
involved red=255 pixels. There was one subtle undercut
that needed red filled. The rule is that undercuts ( or any
"holes" ) need filled if they cannot be reached by a true
north, east, south, or west from their image respective
borders.

The J1 area had reflective variances that lessened the
image quality, so these were replaced with a solid but
mottled pattern. A few minor lighting and dust speckle
areas were also corrected.

The image was sent to our vignetting auto backgrounder. In
this case using my color #141. The result was then once again
sent to Imageviewer/32 where it was resized to 1000 pixels,
brightened and gamma reduced somewhat, and possibly
sharpened. Be sure to check the sharpening to make sure
it does in fact improve things.
Never more than two clicks!

From there, the image .JPG converted to reduce its size and
is then sent to our website and eBay.

Seminars, consulting, and professional photography available.

July 12, 2017 deeplink respond

IF you know the secret incantation, PostScript can be an
exceptionally versatile general purpose computer language

that, among its stunning other powers, has the ability to
write any disk file in any language. Especially bitmaps.

Why, it is also rumored that PostScript can even be used to
dirty up otherwise clean sheets of paper!

The problem was this: A few years back Adobe decided the
ability to read or write anything anywhere was ridiculously
too powerful and had ( gulp! ) abuse potential. So, they
started shipping Acrobat Distiller with most of the read
file and write file ability factory locked out.

They did provide a secret incantation that let read/write
file ability of PostScript be fully restored to Distiller.

To decripple Acrobat Distiller in Windows 10, select
windows key and X and enter this magic incantation...

//acrodist /F

To use PostScript, you write an ordinary text file and
send it to Acrobat Distiller. Distiller then will return
your choice of a .PDF file, an info log file, or any
requested diskfile reads or writes in any language. It
also can newly run code modules without having them
inside your actual program itself.

Examples of the latter include our Architect's Perspective,
Vignetting Autobackgrounder, or our Bitmap Typewriter.

The reference manual appears here, our Gonzo Utilities here,
and a Gonzo Utilities tutorial here. And zillions of use
examples here.

More secrets? Well, yeah. It turns out you cannot use the
Adobe Typekit with Postscript sent to Distiller unless
you personally contact them for your secret access code

that gives you the needed info for your Distiller's settings ->
font locations
file. Once enabled, you have full PostScript
and Distiller cloud access to the entire Typekit.

More on PostScript here, additional secrets here, , and
beginning projects here. And even a video here.

July 11, 2017 deeplink respond

The obsessive math pondermentosity of the hour is
simply this: How does our pseudo log knob pattering
ploy compare to a real cosine distribution?

Per this example or this one. With this raw data and
this data rotated and scaled.

The analysis appears here with its sourcecode here. We
see that the pseudo log is somewhat different but actually
looks much better than a cosine.
There also are likely
to be far less turf fights and pixellation issues for
the more narrow low angles as well.

Oh yeah. The new favorite font of the month is called
FilsonSoftHeavy and is available in the Adobe Typekit.
It seems particularly suited for Paint image retouch.

Except the "R" is mesmerizingly awful.

A snooper tool to find real PostScript font names
can be found here.

Much more math stuff here.

July 10, 2017 deeplink respond

We just picked up great heaping bunches of VHF and
microwave mil spec components from an auction.

Including often rare and hard to find SP4T, SP6T,
SP8T and even SP12T SMA switch versions!

Some as high as DC to 26.6 GHz!

Some even include magnetic latching. Which means
they remember their previous state without needing
continuous supply power.

Much of these attenuators and RF switches and
connectors are usually outrageously expensive. Some
have factory list prices over a thousand dollars each.

Most of them are in clean used condition and may
include minor cosmetics.

Find them super cheap while supplies last here. All
are fully guaranteed usable and immediately available.

More will be added shortly, so please check back often.

July 9, 2017 deeplink respond

You can pick up one each of everything per the details
here and here.

We shortly expect to be able to add the TTL Cookbook
as well. Along with some other newer stuff.

July 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Many of our free online eBooks can be found here.
Along with bunches of newer stuff.

Which include these ebooks...

TV Typewriter Cookbook
RTL Cookbook
TTL Cookbook
Incredible Secret Money Machine
Apple Assembly Cookbook I
Apple Assembly Cookbook II
Machine Language Programming I
Machine Language Programming II

And these revised "directors cuts"...

Tearing Method
Superclock
MLPI Rework
Paleomagnetism and Archaeomagnetism
Thermolluminescence

And these online reprints...

PostScript Secrets
PostScript Beginner Stuff
Case Against Patents
Hardware Hacker
Its a Gas hydrogen library
Blatant Opportunist
Bashing Pseudoscience
Resource Bin
Ask the Guru

Tech Musings
Gurugrams

Most of these are also available in our "one each of everything"
offers.

I am about halfway where in what I want to provide.
Please let me know if you find any web friendly
downloads of...

Applewriter Cookbook
Enhancing your Apple II Volume I
Enhancing your Apple II Volume II
Cheap Video Cookbook
Son of Cheap Video
Micro Cookbook I
Active Filter Cookbook
CMOS Cookbook
Hexadecimal Chronicles
Manual De Circuiitos TTL
All about Applewriter
Goodyear Lancaster AEEMs
Cave Crawler's Gazettes.

More details and book access links here.

And a video available here.

In addition, of course, somebody needs to restore
and ebookify the UAAC Songbook. Sadly, this
item remains banned in all civilized nations of
the world. And even in parts of Texas.

July 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Two Texans bragging about how big their lands were...

"Why, my spread is so big, I could drive all morning and
not get half way across it.
"

"Yeah? I had a truck like that once."

July 6, 2017 deeplink respond

For most individuals and small scale startups the
overwhelming majority of the time, any involvement
whatsoever with patents is a near certainty to
result in a huge net loss of dollars, time, energy, and
sanity.

It is not even remotely close. Some docs...

The Case Against Patents
When to Patent
How to Bust a $650 Patent
Patent Horror Stories
Main Patent Library Page
Patent Quick Links
Collected Patenting eBook

And these alternatives...

Tech Innovation Secrets
Stalking the Wild Paradigm
Risk Reduction Ploys
Elegant Simplicity
Blatant Opportunist Library

And a few older opportunities...

Emerging Technical Opportunities VII
Emerging Technical Opportunities VI
Emerging Technical Opportunities V
Emerging Technical Opportunities IV
Emerging Technical Opportunities III
Emerging Technical Opportunities II
Emerging Technical Opportunities I

July 5, 2017 deeplink respond

There is not the slightest doubt that KML is about to
blow GIS out of the water big time. Forcing revolutionary
changes in how professional maps are published.

The reason is simple: KML is flyable! And nothing else
matters.

The language is fairly simple, but extreme detail may
be needed to get useful results.

Several details I am having problems with here include
doing quadratic or cubic Bezier paths with rounded ends;
making two tone paths that have a different border and
internal; making paths variable transparency; efficient
ways to generate path; extracting print maps for use
with traditional publishing ; and linking our field notes.

Please email me with suitable hints.

July 4, 2017 deeplink respond

We will shortly have bunches of new aerospace items
up on our eBay offerings. Particularly normally pricey
attenuators and microwave switches. Some as fancy
as SP12T!

Successful eBay seller strategies appear here, while the
equivalent buyer strategies are found here. And are
summarized here and here, with bunches more stuff here
and here.

Then there's this series...

Enhancing your eBay Skills I
Enhancing your eBay Skills II
Enhancing your eBay Skills III
Enhancing your eBay Skills IV
Enhancing your eBay Skills V
Enhancing your eBay Skills VI
Enhancing your eBay Skills VII
Enhancing your eBay Skills VIII

July 3, 2017 deeplink respond

Alexander Graham Kernatski was the first telephone pole.

July 2, 2017 deeplink respond

I still feel that this paper has not ever gotten the coverage
I that feel it rightly deserves.

July 1, 2017 deeplink respond

Amazingly, rectocranial inversion can easily
be both acute and chronic at the same time.

June 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a version of our pattern knobs that works
on angular viewed knobs as well as "straight on"
viewed ones.

The basic pattern is shown here, with a scaled and
tilted version here.

It would be interesting to compare this pseudo
log pixel scheme against a "real" trig projection.

I suspect that pseudo log, while not quite "correct"
actually often may end up much looking better.
Besides compressing and pixellating better
.

June 29 2017 deeplink respond

Found three other early classic color organs.

One color organ appears in the March 1963 and April 1963
issues of Audio Magazine.

The unit was thyratron based and half wave only, which
meant you could never ever get anywhere near full
brightness. Their phase control was rather creative
but also seemed nonlinear and and of limited
dynamic range.

What they did was sum shifted a power line sinewave
ranging from 270 to 450 degrees with the rectified
audio and the needed needed needed thyratron bias.

The second color organ is from the January 1941
Electronics and is reachable here.

A third color organ appears in the September 1966
issue of Audio Magazine.

More here.

June 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Just realized we had a "missing link" to easy nav
of our Hydrogen Resources page.
I still need to
do a new summary directory.

The arguments against the ludicrous hydrogen
economy can be found on this library page.

But my favorite factoid of all is that there is more
hydrogen in a gallon of gasoline than there is in a
gallon of liquid hydrogen.

Yeah, its only eleven percent more or so and it varies
with the octane blend. Mole fractions and all. But still...

And factoid number two is that, because of exergy,
using grid, pv, or alternator sources to create hydrogen
by electrolysis is about as monumentally stupid as
1:1 exchanging two US dollars for one Mexican peso.

June 27, 2017 deeplink respond

One of the more amazing features of American Radio
History is that you can search virtually every word
of a century's worth of just about any publication
that is even remotely radio related.

Buried in this treasure trove were three early Color
Organ projects newly found here, here, and here.

My own color organ projects are linked here, with
additional notes here, here, and here.

June 26, 2017 deeplink respond

If there is one thing I can't stand, it is intolerance.

I find those inane surveys needed to access some web
stories to be maddeningly infuriating. An obvious defense
is to make their results utterly useless by ALWAYS
lying like a rug and ALWAYS generating the most 
wildly improbable responses.

Ferinstance, when asked for your favorite brand of 
Smoke Detector, you reply "Pepsi".

When asked what products you associate with the
Acme Veeblefeltzer company, you reply "ketchup".

And otherwise generate the most mesmerizingly awful
responses that you can possibly dream up.

June 25, 2017 deeplink respond

The web now seems to have several downloadable
resources for my TTL Cookbook.

One temporary link can be found here.

And many more of our ebooks here.

June 24, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been a fan of bashing pseudoscience. Here
are a few of the available links...

How to Bash Pseudoscience
How to scam a student paper

      This one is only "slightly"
       incorrect. But which?
Supraluminal Dowsing for Brown's
       Gas in Roswell.
Trashing auto electrolysizers
Debunking water powered cars.
Arguments AGAINST the hydrogen economy
Investigating Brown's Gas
The bogus magic lamp.

The actual bogus magic lamp paper.
My very first perpetual motion machine
Our main Pseudoscience library

And, of course...

The worst of Marcia Swampfelder

June 23, 2017 deeplink respond

Thought we might review the insider secrets between
adding a .JPG file to either a HTML webpage or
a PDF document. The latter by way of PostScript.

I try to avoid pictures in our whtnu blog pages as
this would drive the size of the typical year long
file above a one meg download.

Image size can be minimized by using fewer of
them, making them as small as possible or
compressing them into .JP
G or other compact
formats.

But your key size reducing trick is this: Show
a small image in the document that your user
can click through to a larger hires one when
and off they really want or need it
!

In the case of HTML and its newer updates,
simply clicking on "show page source" will
reveal how others have done it. Yesterday's
image used this code...

<a href="http://www.tinaja.com/glib/area_puzzle1.jpg">
<img src="http://www.tinaja.com/glib/area_puzzle1.jpg"
alt=" " width="150" height="150" border="0"></a>

An example of using PostScript to add a .JPG image
to a PDF document can be found here. In particular,
note the /jpegimageprocwithlink , /surl ,
/eurl , and
related procs. The final document can be viewed here.

One key gotcha: make sure the data passed to
the link code has the exactly correct hsize and
vsize values.

June 22, 2017 deeplink respond

This fiendishly subtle math puzzle has been newly
kicking around the web...

The problem is to find the yellow area, given the  
other areas shown. IF you are willing to think
waaaay out of the box, the obvious answer is
seven, and it should take you about four seconds.


If you do not rush things.

On the other hand, a formal solution will take
a quarter hour or so. Unless you insist on
dragging Pythagoras kicking and screaming
into the fray, which would be totally unneeded
and take you much longer.

Here's the formal and mind-numbingly subtle solution:

Call x the width and y the height. Call a the  left
width and b the right width. Call c the top height
and d the bottom height.

Oops.

You can only write five equations in six unknowns..

x = a + b
y = c + d
c = 8/x   ( from the triangle area formula )
b = 6/d
ay = 4

There is no way to explicitly solve for x or y and it
turns out there are an infinite number of solutions to
these equations.
The best you can hope to do is
find y = f(x).

Eliminating variables a b c and d leaves you
with something like this messy result...

xy = 6xy/(xy-8) + 4

Let z = xy and chew on this for a while to get this
quadratic (!)...

z^2 -18z + 32 = 0

Which factors as...

(z - 16) (z- 2) = 0

This tells us one possible total area is 16. Thus x = 4 and
y=4 is one of an infinite possible set of solutions. One
solution is square and the rest exhibit rectangularity.
All demand that xy = 16.

I am not sure of the significance of the second root.

The "outside-the-box" solution? 180 blue for  a rectangle
of 8 and double it for a total area of sixteen. Subtract
2 + 3 + 4 for the seven result.

Much more math stuff here. And here. And
especially here.

June 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Expanded our Gila Valley Dayhikes pages. We
are now up to 405 main entries.

Newly added are the Roper Lake kayak rentals,
a bunch of hidden CCC water projects, and
a seldom visited "secret " hanging canal.

June 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Fluted knobs and similar "pattern around a cylinder"
effects can be tricky in Paint or other image programs.

Such as this example or this one.

A sneaky trick I like to call pseudo log pixel locking
can greatly ease and aide the process.

Start your pattern with a medium gray vertical line
seven pixels wide. Call it G7. Place a vertical black
line seven pixels wide immediately to the right.
Call it B7.

Continue adding adjacent lines...

G7 B7 G7 B7     G7 B6 G7 B6    G6 B6 G6 B6
G6 B5 G6 B5     G5 B5 G5 B5    G5 B4 G5 B4
G4 B4 G4 B4     G4 B3 G4 B3    G3 B3 G3 B3...

Then mirror to the left. If your pattern is too wide, trim
one or more groups as needed. If too thin, expand
one or more groups as needed.

Sneaky, Huh?

With some extra effort, you can pick up spectacular
results
. Just start with a horizontal or vertical pattern
and then rotate and scale it suitably. Crucial is
getting the angle exactly correct.

June 19, 2017 deeplink respond

eBay in their infinite wisdom has decided to block
most live URL links in all listings.
Purportedly
to ease problems with non conventional media such
as smart phones. But more likely in an utterly futile
attempt to discourage off eBay sales.

The links will likely still be viewable by your visitors
but will not click through. Our policy will be to
include "broken" links where they greatly aide
your understanding of what is being offered.
You
can hand key these as the need arises.

Separately, and as usual, you can email us at
don@tinaja.com or bee@tinaja.com for additional
tech support on most any item or topic.

We unconditionally guarantee all of our eBay items to
be able to meet your needs.

June 18, 2017 deeplink respond

A tutorial on the secret insider stuff of converting
between PostScript strings, integers, arrays,
and dictionaries can be found here.

And bunches more here.

June 17, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been a fan of the law of the unintended consequence.
Especially when nobody seems to be paying the slightest attention.

An obvious analysis here. And additional predictions here.

June 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Many years ago, a certain New York editor who had
never been off the block at Lawn Guiland visited a
Texas ranch. He was amazed at how greasy the sheep
were and asked why they greased their sheep.

The ranch hands had a big laugh over this and tried
to explain lanolin. Then they moseyed up the draw to 
the cow oiler.

June 15, 2017 deeplink respond

pv module pricing trends for April and May are
newly in and continue their impressive decline,
except that the best price at .40
GB Pounds
( .44 US$ ) is up a tad from .39 per peak panel watt.
But still flat since January 2017.

Once gain, the magic number is 25 cents US per
peak panel watt for genuine subsidy free renewability
and sustainability.
Until
that is reached, pv panels
clearly remain a gasoline destroying net energy sink.


And are in no manner yet renewable or sustainable.

Reasonable projections would place breakeven
in eighteen months or so
, with net energy gains
( required to pay for all previous losses ) something
like eight years after that. The breakeven, of course,
gets much worse as parity is approached owing
to zillions of new dollars ( and their energy equivalents )
being thrown at pv once breakeven is in site.

Meanwhile a 100 to 200 percent tax on this incredible
approaching module success has been requested.


The math behind the quarter per peak panel watt
appears here, and much more on related
energy
topics here.

June 14, 2017 deeplink respond

An interesting advance in display technology is this
system that
uses a single color programmable pixel
instead of three or more RGB adjacent ones can
be found here.

I suspect other alternatives will prevail, though. You
usually need at least three values to usually specify
a color, such as HSB or RGB. One variable by itself
won't hack it.

June 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Pico de Gallo - A very small parrot.

June 12, 2017 deeplink respond

Tabby's star is at it again.

June 11, 2017 deeplink respond

Speaking of baud rates, the day the world clearly
went to hell in a hand basket was when "they"
shifted from 110 to 150 Baud. Comm has clearly been
downhill ever since.

But the ultimate baud rate story is the century long run made
by the Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph. Yup, they had a
baud rate -- ONE BAUD!

They were clearly the LAN of the nineties. The
EIGHTEEN NINETIES!

These amazing devices were a fist sized clockwork
that included such stunning concepts as private URL's,
error trapping, collision detection, network reconfiguration,
and even emergency re-routing.

More here.

June 10, 2017 deeplink respond

Several of you on the Apple IIe newsgroup have asked
about using the IIe video output as a high speed serial
baud rate channel. I first raised this possibility in our
Ask the Guru columns.

Theoretically, a peak data rate of 7.0 Megabaud (!)
could be generated on a stock IIe and a stunning
14 Megabaud in a IIGS Super HIRES mode.

I posted this as a "golly gee mister science" type of
thingy. But at the time the IIe could routinely output
serial data faster than a Mac or a 386. Mostly because
of crappy software elsewhere, especially Apple Talk.

As far as I know, the concept never went further.
Owing to some ( then ) exotic hardware required,
syncronization issues, and no apparent demand.

The achievable data rate would likely be much slower,
but could still in theory blow everything else away.
For openers, data would only be 40/64ths of the time.
And any preplacement of the data into HIRES slots
would likely need taken into account.

June 9, 2017 deeplink respond

There seems to be an ever diminishing groundswill
of popular demand
for our PostScript  "spiriograph"
routines. You can find them here and here.

Or for one each of everything, go here.

Since you asked, the fractal ferns can separately
be found here, here, and here.

June 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Apparently there is a new expanded versions of Paint.
It is called Paint 3D. It is organized as a new 3D
panel you can click through on to pick up the
new capabilities.

Apparently Microsoft will force feed you the
new version on a system update.
No, the new
version will not work on earlier Windows 10
or anything older. You can tell if your are
upgraded if the new Open Paint 3D click panel
appears upper right in your older Paint program.

There's all sorts of new "golly gee mister science"
new stuff.
In particular, Paint 3D instantly does our
swings and tilts from our Architects Perspective
routines. But since these are crudely mouse fed, so
far I cannot see any way to get the degree of numeric
precision needed for exact perspective correction
or for similar image rectification needs.

Some of the other new Paint stuff is found here.

June 7, 2017 deeplink respond

There's a step and repeat capability built into our
Gonzo Utilities and its related tutorial. Besides
being useful for business cards, it can be most
handy any time you need several identical ( or
even only somewhat related ) images on a page.

Your basic repeating entity is called repeatproc.
It can easily do such fancy stuff as a sequential
numbering, grabbing names off a list, or gracefully
dealing with a list that ends before the page ends.

Also required is an array naming what is being
repeated in this format...

   [
     #horizrpts - times proc repeats horizontally
     #vertrpts - times proc repeats vertically
     hspacing - horizontal repeat spacing
     vspacing - vertical repeat spacing
     hstart - horizontal offset from bottom left
    vstart - vertical offset from bottom left
     ticklen - length of cropping ticks when used
    useticks? - true or false
    landscape - true or false
   ]

In the above, "horizontal" and "vertical" apply
after selecting portrait or landscape.

Nineteen formats are presently in the code, while
any reasonable number can presently be added. A
separate /showthegrid can be set true or false to
provide a convenient layout grid.

As this example shows us, the routine is presently
activated by (buscard) stepandrepeat with
more examples here.  

Yeah, this is a minor bug as it would better be
entered as an array, a name, or even a string.
The key is the obscure type operator . I'll
save this as a trivial project for the serious student.

June 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Avery has an interesting solution to do-it-yourself
business cards in several of their products. A key
feature is that the cards snap apart without needing
any peeling or trimming or shearing.

Costs start at seven cents each.

Here is a demo of my free business card routine
along with its sourcecode here. This complements
and goes with our letterhead demo and sourcecode
we recently looked at.

One minor but frustrating gotcha: Many printers may
get their registration and scale enough wrong that
the results can be noticeable on a business card to
downright useless on very small labels.

Adjustments are built into the above software. With
the generic PostScript fix being something like
w x translate y z scale with w and x being a point or
two and y or z typically being somewhere between
0.997 and 1.003.

Change all your colors here.

Naturally, it is super important to use only one
printer for a given correction and to check this
correction every now or then.

Also and obviously, your software must be carefully
matched to the actual forms you are using.

Sometimes you can simply hold a test page up
against your letterhead forms to check their
alignment in front of a bright light. Other times,
you can scissor chomp some holes in the test page
to check the alignment between the page and the
underlying forms.

A reminder that you need to run Distiller from the
command line.
An incantation such as //acrodist /F
is required to restore Acrobat disk access.

Many more PostScript apps here. And all sorts
of beginner projects here. And secret insider stuff
here.

June 5, 2017 deeplink respond

Image Rectification such as in this example can get
rather tricky. Yeah, you can use a scanner, but that
might leave you with depth of field issues.

And, of course, most any old litho camera will work
just fine at outrageous cos
t, time, and inconvenience.
These can be found at your county refuse dump.

Plus there are hardware and software book deskewing
options available.
But the new Paint 3D seems to not
give you nearly precise enough skewing control.

It turns out that some sneaky reuse of our Architect's
Perspective utilities can do most rectifications just fine.

Correct the lean first, just as you would a perspective
fix. Then rotate 90 degrees and correct the new lean.
Then rotate back. Note that negative values of
howmuchtilt will be needed if the top is narrower than
the bottom.

The howmuchtilt values will typically be a lot less than
those  used for perspective correction. Try values in the
.045 or -0.45 range.

A reminder that you need to run Distiller from the
command line.
An incantation such as //acrodist /F
is required to restore Acrobat disk access.

There is an ugly rumor going around that it may be
theoretically possible to use PostScript to dirty up
otherwise clean sheets of paper. But surely nobody
would bother with such restrictive apps, given Postscript's
outstanding capabilities as a general purpose computer
language. More details here.

June 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Radio Shack has gone bankrupt again and newly
closed 1000 of their 1070 owned stores. They
are even selling their museum in an online
auction.

But things may not be as they seem. Reports
abound over raising prices before bogus sales.

Genuine "bailout" sales from the independent
RS dealers might be hard to find, rare, and catch-
as-catch can, But be sure to watch for them.
Now!

In an ideal world, the independents could become
emerging
 hackerspace,  makerspace, and fab lab
sources. But these would seem to be best done online
without the ancient baggage of a limited hours and
high employee retail commercial storefront.

I remain mightily pissed at Radio Shack. Seems they ran
a sneaky ultra cheap side deal with Sams that ended up
with them charging much less retail for one of my books
than the wholesale price to other computer stores. Thus
alienating nearly my entire supply base for one of my
best selling titles.

June 3, 2017 deeplink respond

There's a new toned down video version of "Debbie Does 
Dallas" out. It is titled "Doris Does Des Moines".

June 2, 2017 deeplink respond

There is an easy way to spot an extroverted engineer:

They stare at your shoes rather than their own.

June 1, 2017 deeplink respond

Here are some improvements I would sure like to see
in today's online auctions. Please suggest or demand them...

1. No bank drafts under $10,000. Universally accept
    Paypal or else VISA/MC with a 3% BP. Maybe
    even bitcoin.

2. Make filing and using tax exempt paperwork easier.

3. NO buyer's premiums, except possibly for VISA/MC.

4. Provide a $10 pallet shrink wrapping service or otherwise
    deal with shippers usual refusal to provide even the simplest
    packing help.

5. Keep auction listings online a minimum of 30 days post sale.

6. Report and keep prices achieved also for 30 days post sale.

7. Greatly simplify password procedures, especially renewing.

8. Increase "contents of shelf" and "contents of room" offerings.

9. Use a $5 opening bid except for items of enormous value.

10. Provide very high resolution photos so that obscure
      part numbers can be read.

11. Make a custom watch list feature available.

12. Greatly improve pack and ship options.

13. Be able to optionally view the entire catalog on
      a single scrollable screen.

14. Lengthen pickup times when holidays are a factor.

Much more on auction opportunities here and here.

May 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Magic Sinewaves are an unusual math approach
to spectrum managing the creation of digital power
sinewaves for such tasks as ac motor controls,
solar panels, electric cars, and network telephony.

Their foremost feature is that any chosen number
of low harmonics can be forced to zero
in theory and
to amazingly small values in quantized practice.

Find a tutorial here, an incredibly fast calculator
here, and many more details here.

May 29, 2017 deeplink respond

Here is a current eBay image that needed its lettering
improved. We've looked at slanty lettering tricks
here, here, and elsewhere. But sometimes a much
simpler stunt or two can work out just fine.

This trick may work so long as the lettering is
short enough that you cannot tell the difference
between isometric and perspective...

1. In paint, create a new word of the proper
    length. Manual kerning might also be needed.
    A bold Gothic font such as Malgum Gothic may
    be appropriate. Use appropriate letter and
    background colors.

2. Anaphorically resize the height to an
    appropriate value. Move the project into
    an appropriate work area. Guess at
    a suitable amount of skew in the resize
    menu. Perhaps 10 degrees vertical skew and
    -34 degrees horizontal skew. Try a temporary
    overpaste to the lettering to be improved.

3. Readjust the hsize, vsize, hskew, and vskew
    vskew for best results. It may be a good idea
    to make the new lettering larger than the original,
    but not excessively so.

BTW, there is a brand new version of Paint per
these details.

May 28, 2017 deeplink respond

A free web interactive version of the original Collosal
Cave adventure can be found here.

And, while you certainly should not rush these things,
the latest new Scott Adams Adventure can be found
here.

And most of the older Scott Adams adventures here.

And, amazingly, a voice driven Alexis version of
Collosal Cave here.

May 27, 2017 deeplink respond

If I understood what I just read correctly, a failed small
US solar outfit is demanding what presently appears to
me to be a 100 PERCENT TAX on the overwhelming
majority of pv cells sold or installed in the US.

And, since the demand is fixed price, reasonable projections
could easily convert this demand into a near term 200 percent
tax or higher. Increasing ad infinitum.

You can follow this debacle here. Form your own conclusions.

More on energy stuff here.

May 26, 2017 deeplink respond

Did I ever tell you about the time Mad Magazine stole
my Spring Training cover suggestion without paying for it?

This was somewhat after my involvement with the CIA
Bay of Pigs
incident.

May 25, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that there are two flavors of Walmart
auctions available per these details. Offered are
pallets and truckloads of merchandise on one
hand and store fixtures on the other.

Some now even include limited range free shipping.

Our own auction resources can be found here,
custom auction finders for you here, and our
eBay activities here.

May 25, 2017 deeplink respond

The recent mention of our ongoing successful eBay
nuclear holocaust fashion accessories brought to
mind many of these mostly no longer available
Synergetics products...

WATER SOLUBLE SWIMSUITS - Long gone are
these designer kits absolutely guaranteed to dissolve
in warm water. Nearly all of which were snarfed up by
quilters, felters, boat builders, magicians, and the many
aficionados of kiddy slime.

DIMPLED CHAD - And the obsolete voting booths
they were in literally stolen at an action were, of
course, quickly sold out to amateur astronomers.

CAVER'S WRIST SUNDIALS - Still in development,
but absolutely guaranteed to attract more attention
than a Rolex. Synthetic spent carbide also remains
under beta testing. Owing to declining interest in
the genuine item.

TINFOIL HAT LINERS - Genuine Chomerics nearly
instantly sold out. But you had to be sure to place the
material outside the foil to stop thought control and
inside the foil to prevent them from reading your mind.

PONCHO VILLAS- Remain quite popular with many
southwestern hikers as emergency rain shelters.

GODZILLA VERSUS THE NIGHT NURSES - Cross
genre classic had to be pulled from theaters and directly
released to 8 track after the restraining order from the
Tapioca Pudding Institute.

REVERSIBLE TRUCK TIRES - Currently easing the
vehicle repacking and reloading hassles owing to different
tire sizes and spacings at the New Mexico ports of entry.

CLONABLE TELEPORTATION - Present sales limited
to unprecedented demand by importers of specialty herbs
and spices. The 4:1 duplication factor lets you set your
own foreign exchange rates and greatly reduces all the
waiting around at Customs.

BRUNO - Continuing services by the attitude relaterization
facilitator
for a major eBay newsgroup.

May 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Inductively coupled power works just fine for electric
toothbrushes, but otherwise the air range is limited to a
tiny fraction of an inch and the efficiency is abysmal.

But there apparently is an exciting new game in town
called magnetic resonance coupling. Numbers like
15 feet and 80 percent efficiency are being bandied
about. Along with the ability to work through books
or clothes or whatever. Plus "throw it on the shelf"
orientation convenience. Mostly done with near fields.

Power transfer takes place around 5 Gigahertz and
a crucial key is feedback from the device being
charged.

An interesting review appears here, and a new
trade organization here. Besides being an
obvious product winner, this should make a
dandy student paper.

May 23, 2017 deeplink respond

An interesting dowsing paper can be found here from
this fascinating resource.
Which also allows you to
earn as much as $150 per month as an electrical engineer!

Somewhat more modern coverage is found here and here.

The key to all this is being able to separate useful adjuncts
towards porcine whole body cleanliness from total hogwash.

May 22, 2017 deeplink respond

We looked at adding custom JavaScript nav buttons
to a .PDF file here
. The only tiny thing wrong with
this approach is that you have to manually reenter
the JavaScript code each and every time you redistill
your target code.
Which gets old for works in progress.

Instead, as this example and this sourcecode show us,
you can programatically and automatically add nav
features to PostScript-as-Language by way of pdfmark.

Full details are found in the source code, but here is a
key fragment...

[ /Rect [0 55 2 57] /Page /Next /View [/XYZ null null null]
/Border [0 0 0 ] /Subtype /Link /ANN pdfmark

May 21, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that we newly have one each of everything
available here.

May 20, 2017 deeplink respond

SIX new bajada hanging canal study candidates... (!)

A dried up artesian lake at 32.93522 -109.94131
A UFO Fish Fillet neighbor at 32.82028 -109.96201
Grant Creek historical reuse at 32.59503 -109.96552
A Hog Canyon mystery at 32.55377 -109.76436
Still barely flowing artesian at 32.75469 -109.71762
And its adjacent neighbor at 32.75704 -109.71886

May 19, 2017 deeplink respond

An interesting consequence of current product development 
is that form no longer follows function. 


Not so long ago, if you wanted a telephone, you had to place
a heavy transformer and a klutzy dial in a box too big and too
heavy to pick up.

If you wanted a camera, you had to have space for two cylindrical
rolls, a film plane, and the bottom out of a coke bottle or some
similar piece of glass out front.


Television sets and other display devices had to be heavy and deep 
because of how far you could bend electrons in a vacuum.

If you wanted some information, you had to carry it around either as
a flat disk or a long strip of tape or film.


If you wanted some light, you ended up with a high intensity point 
source and severe heat management problems.
   

These days, a telephone can be any shape and size, and routinely 
can include a video camera, a pocket watch, a flashlight, a GPS
receiver, and a laser pointer as an absolute minimum. 

Display devices can now be arbitrarily flat and thin. Flexible, even.
Cameras can be any shape and size. Even ( a mystery to me )
including SLR lenses that once cured a long gone defect.


Gigabytes ( and soon, cup ) of data storage can be any shape
or size and often totally static. With a present size limit of slightly
larger than an USB connector. 


And point source LED lighting makes no sense whatsoever, as multiple
sources with manageable heat become the norm. 


Much more on technical innovation secrets here.

May18, 2017 deeplink respond

Have added a new set of Allen Canal Field Notes in
our Bajada Hanging Canal series.

Sourcecode is here with additional notes here. And
more field notes here.

Along with some limited Allen Dam failure docs here.

Can you prove that (1) the dam actually was used for
water skiing, and (2) The Allen Canal was its main
water source?

May 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Our prehistoric bajada hanging canals seen uniquely
original this side of the Canary Islands. ( aside --
which were named for a large dog! ).

A reasonable question could be exactly where "they"
got the idea to extend the unique perennial streams

from Arizona's highest mountain ( measured from its
base ) and hang them on the sheer bajada mesa edges
to make their slope independent of terrain.

Yes, there were riverine canals. But the engineering on
these seems orders of magnitude less sophisticated than
the hung ones. And certainly vastly less unique.

A dried up artesian lake at 32.93519 -109.94131 may
reveal some clues. This may have been a large lake
that attracted evidence of both prehistoric and historic
use. The lake may have overflowed to a natural
wash and likely ran all the way to the Gila River.

And thus could have served as a prototype example
of "get some water and move it elsewhere".

A second artesian source and delivery system can
be found at 32.75294 -109.72004 More might appear
unproven but likely.

Additional info here. Your participation welcome.

May16, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that we likely have the world's entire
remaining supply of "kiss your onager goodbye"
nuclear holocaust fashion accessories here.

These are absolutely mint.

May15, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a tentative update for a master list of our bajada
prehistoric hanging canals
candidate study area field notes...

1. VCN1 
Veech Canal
From middle Veech Canyon to possible P Ranch Fields
N 32.64151 W 109.74348 to N 32.64386 W 109.74218
Not yet explored, should be significant.

2. GTC1
Goat Tank Canal
From Lower Jacobson Canyon along southern edge of 
    Ledford Mesa
N 32.68467 W 109.76160 to N 32.68914 W 109.72106
Apparently still in modern use, difficult access.

3. LDC1
Ledford Tank Canal
From Lower Jacobson Canyon along middle of 
    Ledford Mesa.
N 32.68454 W 109.76209 to N 32.69198 W 109.72801
Apparently still in modern use, difficult access.

4. JAC1
Lower Jacobson Hint ( largely discredited )
N 32.67671 W 109.77610 to N 32.67736 W 109.77472 
Aerial evidence became a fence line in hostile terrain.

5. UMC1
Upper Marijilda Delivery Canals
N 32.70648 W 109.77932 to N 32.70930 W 109.77709
Group of small delivery canals near main Marijilda takein.

6. MAR1
Main Marijilda Canal aka Lebanon Ditch from Marijilda 
      Dam to Lebanon Reservoir
N 32.70628 W 109.77702 to N 32.73322 W 109.76149
Major prehistoric development, still flowing Modern Use

7. SMB1
Marijilda Southern Feeder Bran
ches
N 32.71096 W 109.77108 to N 32.71327 W 109.76696
Short delivery and diversion canals south of Main Marijilda

8. MAQ1
Marijilda Aqueduct
Delivers between Main Marijilda and High Marijilda
32.72356 W 109.76257 to N 32.72411 W 109.76235
Only known major system aqueduct crosses a saddle.

9. HMC1
High Marijilda Hanging Canal
N 32.72410 W 109.76239 to N 32.74113 W 109.74677
Spectacular portion hangs mesa edge 200 feet in the air.

10. SXP1 
Sixpack Canal
N 32.72290 W 109.76052 to N 32.74449 W 109.73391
Branch of Marijilda south of access road, still needs work

11. HNC1
Henry's Canal
N 32.73712 W 109.74229 to N 32.74456 W 109.72996
Southern branch of main Marijilda, portions unexplored.

12. RPC1
Roper Canal
N 32.75567 W 109.70885 to N 32.75567 W 109.70885
Modern feeder to Roper Lake, presumed mostly prehistoric.

13. RIC1
Rincon Canal
N 32.73410 W 109.76325 to N 32.76222 W 109.74402
Marijilda branch possibly becomes Twin West canal.

14. TQC1
Tranquility Canal
N 32.75754 W 109.73294 to N 32.77477 W 109.72751
Artesian sourced and historic use from presumed original.

15. DPC1
Discovery Park Canal ( vague - still requires verification, )
N 32.79267 W 109.72830 to N 32.79450 W 109.72781
Possible feeder to potential Discovery Park fields.

16. TEC1
Twin East Canal
N 32.76068 W 109.73500 to N 32.76472 W 109.73426
Routes UNDER the Lebanon Cemetery, one of TWO 
       feeders to the TB ponding area.

17. TWC1
Twin West Canal
32.76226 W 109.74374 to N 32.76739 W 109.73803
Hanging canal is SECOND feeder to tb ponding area

18. TBP1
TB Ponding Area
N 32.76739 W 109.73803 to N 32.76465 W 109.73400
Receives and redistributes TEC1 and TWC1 water. 
      Highly distinctive aerial profile.

19. MFC1
Mystery Feeder
N 32.76738 W 109.74366 to N 32.76681 W 109.74181
Short Canal segment might tie Deadman or Deadman 
     South to Twin West. Needs more work

20. DMS1
Deadman South
N 32.75525 W 109.78008 to N 32.75650 W 109.77712
Unexplored potential canal has strong Acme Mapper 
     presence. Includes mystery alignments.

21. DMC1
Main Deadman Canal
N 32.73735 W 109.81291 to N 32.76277 W 109.77392
Still flows in original channel serving cattle tanks. 
     Portions are buried pipeline.

22. WS1
Water Spreader Rock Alignments
Such as 32.78883 W 109.73843 and N 32.79273 
W 109.75897 and elsewhere. The more obvious 
of these are CCC, but many, many prehistoric 
examples also exist
.

24. MRG1
Mulch Ring Arrays
N 32.78491 W 109.74642 plus many others.
Typically 2 feet in diameter by one rock high in 
     groups of 20. Rather common.

25 CKD1
Check Dams with Aprons
N 32.77872 W 109.76472 or N 32.78840 W 109.87113
      plus many others
Rock diversions across secondary washes are quite common..

26. ALS1
Alberto's Signature
N 32.79690 W 109.75485
Of the thousands of conflicting CCC structures locally, this one 
    is the only known one autographed in stone

27. LVC1
Longview canal
N 32.78956 W 109.75971
Obvious short wall on otherwise unsupported short canal segment 
    with local destination.
 Sourcing unknown and unproven.

28. FWD1
Frye Watershed Diversion
N 32.74427 W 109.83918 to N 32.74558 W 109.84033
Unproven potentially spectacular watershed crossing 
    seems demanded by HS Canal and others.

29. MFC1
Main Frye Mesa Delivery Canal
N 32.74573 W 109.84033 to N 32.75995 W 109.81148 
Partially unproven but demanded by Frye Ponding Area, 
       HS Canal, Golf Course, and Robinson Canal.

30. FPA1
Lower Frye Mesa Ponding area.
N 32.75995 W 109.81148
Gathers in Frye Mesa braided channels to support HS Canal, 
      Golf Course?, and Robinson Canal.

31. HSC1
HS Canal
N 32.75987 W 109.81163 to N 32.75771 W 109.81511
Spectacular hanging and counterflowing structure RETURNS 
      water to Frye Creek, possibly sources Golf Course.

32. LFC1 ( largely discredited )
Lower Frye potential route
N 32.76634 W 109.79377 to N 32.77185 W 109.78715
Possible route includes wagon road with horseshoes, 
      could feed Blue Ponds.

33. BPC1
Blue Ponds Canal
N 32.78118 W 109.77771 to N 32.78064 W 109.77607
Short disused historic pond routing canal may or may
        not have unproven prehistoric origins.

34. RGC1
Riggs Mesa Area Braided Channels
Area of N 32.77763 W 109.78729 to N 32.77831 W 109.78694
Enigmatic channels may be routing between HS Canal and Golf 
      Course Canal.

35. GCC1
Golf Course Canal 
N 32.79811 W 109.78286 to N 32.79895 W 109.77587 
Major prehistoric canal serviced Daley Estates area, includes 
      hanging portions and mystery structure..

36. Twin Artesian Ponds
N 32.79956 W 109.78347 and N 32.80264 W 109.78091
No obvious links to Golf Course Canal, but unlikely to be
       prehistorically ignored.

37. RBC1
Robinson Ranch Canal
N 32.75997 W 109.81147 to N 32.79930 W 109.79027
Major hanging canal with strong down = up illusion sources
    from Lower Frye Mesa ponding area

38. ALC1
Allen Canal
N 32.78237 W 109.83540 to N 32.83253 W 109.80507
Major prehistoric canal possibly includes Frye Watershed 
         crossing. Destination remains unknown.

39. ALD1
Allen Dam Failure 
N 32.83324 W 109.79383 
Back in its water skiing (!) days, might have been fed by the Allen Canal.

40. CUC1
Culebra Cut
N 32.83567 W 109.79796 to N 32.83560 W 109.79841
Spectacular major large cut in Allen Canal below historic dam.

41. ACF1
Ash Creek Feeder to Mud Springs
N 32.79016 W 109.85478 to N 32.79140 W 109.85388
Source for Mud Springs canal via proven spectacular watershed 
       crossing but not yet fully explored.

42. MSC1
Mud Springs Canal
N 32.79153 W 109.85375 to N 32.84796 W 109.81105
Major canal system branches to Jernigan, includes several 
      hanging portions. Destination remains unknown.

43. THP1
Troll House strange structure
N 32.82538 W 109.82281
Enigmatic pithouse like mud springs canal related 
      structure lacks charcoal

44. MJB1
Mud Jernigan Branching Point
N 32.82765 W 109.81953
Apparent location of the beginning of the Jernigan Canal.

45. MST1
Mud Springs Tank
N 32.82766 W 109.81896
Apparently historic construct would seem to demand Mud 
      Springs Canal for its water.

46. JEC1
Jernigan Canal
N 32.82765 W 109.81953 to N 32.84131 W 109.81649
One of few canals with obvious destination. Conspicuous 
      hanging portion, habitation sites.

47. LMT
Lower Mud Trace ( largely discredited )
N 32.80803 W 109.84448 to N 32.81882 W 109.84093
Aerial images appear to be field verified as a historic two track.

48. STC1
Smith Tank Canal
N 32.81870 W 109.84689 to N 32.82055 W 109.84458
Likely has unproved prehistoric original.

49. CSW1
Cluff Southwest Canal
N 32.81586 W 109.84971 

Branches from the Smith Canal takein on Ash Creek. Still unexplored.

50. CNW1
Cluff Northwest Canal Complex
N 32.82494 W 109.84652 to N 32.83635 W 109.84302
Strongly redeveloped canal system includes convincingly 
authentic prehistoric reaches.

51. MWD1
Merrill Webster Ditch
N 32.79771 W 109.87296 to N 32.81310 W 109.86638 
Historically redeveloped canal shows reasonable evidence 
of unmodified prehistoric origins

52. TGC1
Tugood Canal
N 32.80923 W 109.87115 to N 32.82008 W 109.86671
Most impressively pristine of the known hanging canals. 
Superb restoration candidate.

53. MLC1
Main Lefthand Canal Complex
N 32.80850 W 109.91812 to N 32.81680 W 109.91872
Shorter canal segments primarily used for end use delivery

54. LWC1
Lefthand West Canal
N 32.82077 W 109.91835 to N 32.82564 W 109.91851 
Prehistoric original adapted for historic field reuse.

55. SLC1
South Lefthand Canal ( Needs verification )
32.83101 W 109.91453 to N 32.83366 W 109.91555
Yet to be verified aerial image

56. LMC1
Lamb Tank Canal
N 32.81196 W 109.92310 to N 32.81445 W 109.92266
Likely lefthand source. Additional study required.

57. MR1 ( largely discredited )
Mystery Reach
N 32.81793 W 109.90207 to N 32.82478 W 109.90003
Fairly convincing aerial evidence field verifies more as
      a disused vehicle two track.

58. SWC1
Sand Wash Canal
N 32.83099 W 109.92604 to N 32.83508 W 109.92274
Ideal short tour candidate has nearly everything including 
easy access. May be prototype as final channel minuscule.

 59. NWD1
Nuttall Watershed Diversion
N 32.77471 W 109.95411 to N 32.77774 W 109.95532
Postulated third watershed crossing would supplement 
Sand Canal water sourcing. Unverified.

60. BSC1
N 32.85049 W 109.94399 to N 32.87226 W 109.92596
Apparent scam historic canal from a source unlikely to
     have been prehistorically ignored.

61. GRD2
The grids
Southern examples include N 32.78651 W 109.74353
         and N 32.79408 W 109.75260
Rectangular agave farming arrays. Many thousands north 
        of Gila river, a few hundreds south.

62. BDC1
Bandelier Canal
N 32.94446 W 109.91120 to N 32.94677 W 109.91317
Appears to be deep vee riverine canal unrelated and 
       unlinked to present study area.

63. UFO1
UFO Fish Fillets
N 32.81203 W 109.97330 to N 32.82299 W 109.96420
A highly atypical CCC project that may or may 
      not have had prehistoric origins.

64 PRM1
P Ranch Mysteries
32.61817 -109.72829 to 32.61611 -109.72809
Additional survey required beyond Veech.

65 SR1
More Spear Ranch Work
32.83348 -109.91548 and 32.83616 -109.91440
Additional survey required north of Lefthand.

66 SCW1
Sand Canal Western Branch
32.82953 -109.92950  to 32.83442 -109.92704
Destinations of easily traced canal remain unknown.

67 SCC1
Sand Canal Center Branch
32.82953 -109.92950  to 32.83442 -109.92704
Destinations of easily traced canal remain unknown.

68.DWC1
Deadman West Canal
32.75295 -109.78502  to 32.75655 -109.77688
Potentially significant prehistoric canal remains
largely unexplored due to difficult access.

69.UMC11
Upper Marijilda Canal
32.70664 -109.77779  to 32.70693 -109.77729
Smaller hanging canal near Marijilda diversion.

70.LFW1
Lower Frye Wall
32.76749 -109.79289  to 32.76824 -109.79178
Mysterious and unexplained construct may have
major prehistoric canal significance.

71. CBAE1
Bandelier Artesian Extension
32.93523 -109.94128  to 32.94158 -109.92112
Dried up artesian lake may have enormous potential.

72. CNU1
Canal near UFO Fish Fillets
32.81428 -109.96678 to 32.81536 -109.96618
Short canal previously studied by Dr. Neely.
Location is approximate.

73. HCC1
Hog Canyon Canal
32.55361 -109.76449 to 32.55407 -109.76414

South of Mount Graham possibly prehistoric
      canal currently unexplored.

74. GCC1
Grant Creek Canal
32.59825 -109.96483 to 32.58887 -109.96758
South of Mount Graham historic canal that may or may 
      not have had prehistoric origins.

Unresolved Enigmas are outlined here. And losers here.

May14, 2017 deeplink respond

These are our latest new bajada prehistoric hanging canal field
notes...

Jernigan Canal field notes & sourcecode
Longview Area field notes & sourcecode
Mud Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Riggs Mesa Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tranquility Canal field notes & sourcecode

And some of our previous ones due for updates or revisions...

Bear Springs Canal field notes & sourcecode
Cluffnw Canal field notes & sourcecode
Freeman Canal field notes & sourcecode
Frye Complex field notes & sourcecode
Golf Course Canal field notes & sourcecode
Lefthand Canyon West field notes & sourcecode
Minor Webster Ditch field notes & sourcecode
Sand Canal field notes & sourcecode
Smith Canal field notes & sourcecode
Tugood Canal field notes & sourcecode
Veech Canal field notes & sourcecode

Please let me know about any omissions or typos. To date,
we have SEVENTY FOUR (!) known bajada canals for a
total length rapidly approaching ONE HUNDRED AND
FIFTY miles!
Not counting the ho-hum riverine ones.

And most of these are genuine verified absolutely world class
real. Although we do include some still-work-needed enigmas
and even a very few losers that we want to document just for.

May13, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a reminder on how to add JavaScript nav buttons
( or other .js routines ) to Acrobat PDF...

Bring the .PDF file up in a full version of Acrobat.

Enter control-J to display the JavaScript console.

Place the JavaScript code in a word processor,
then copy to clipboard. Then paste into JS Console.

Highlight ONLY the part of the code you want!

Hit the ENTER key ONLY FROM THE KEYPAD!

Working keybutton navbutton.js code can be found here.
You might want to slightly adjust the positions aRect[0] and
aRect[1] if they collide with the PDF text.

May12, 2017 deeplink respond

The mystery of the day can be found at...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.88479 -109.88944&z=20
&t=H&marker0=32.88475,109.88960,2.7%20mi
%20SE%20of%20Graham%20County%20AZ

Or is it?

No Photoshop was harmed in the making of this dilemma.

May11, 2017 deeplink respond

Have added a new set of Mud Springs Field Notes in
our Bajada Hanging Canal series.

Sourcecode is here with additional notes here.

May10, 2017 deeplink respond

Just posted our Gila Valley Dayhikes entry #500!
With four new or updated things to do.

Thus reaching a millstone of sorts.

May 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Here are four new bajada hanging canal images...

TREE1 - An apparently ordinary wash in the Treeline area.
May or may not be tail water from a historic orchard.
Despite very interesting Acme Mapper images, this
does not seem to be of prehistoric significance. 32.83947
-109.91558

KLON1 - Apparently historic major and likely artesian
derived canal looking west from 32.94232 -109.92201

KLON2 - Apparently historic major and likely artesian
derived canal looking east from 32.94232 -109.92201

KLON3 - The delivery channel from the artesian source
at 32.93793 -109.92633 appears to be a largely unmodified
wash.

May 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to nearly complete our Director's Cut restoration
of Tearing Into Machine Language Code.
Find the new
version here, its open source software here, the original
here, and other eBooks here.

Many topos and micro-adjustments have been made, so
please report any remaining problems.

Custom restorations of vintage classics remain available.

May 7, 2017 deeplink respond

Consider...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.94074,109.92773
&z=15&t=H&marker0=32.94232%2C109.92201
%2C1.8%20mi%20N%20of%20Graham%20County
%20AZ&marker1=32.93793%2C109.92633
%2Cunnamed&marker2=32.94270%2C109.91625
%2C1.8%20mi%20N%20of%20Graham%20County
%20AZ&marker3=32.94513%2C109.91171%2C2.0
%20mi%20N%20of%20Graham%20County
%20AZ&marker4=32.93519%2C109.94137%2C1.9
%20mi%20NW%20of%20Graham%20County
%20AZ&marker5=32.94362%2C109.91245%2C1.9
%20mi%20N%20of%20Graham%20County%20AZ
&marker6=32.94158%2C-109.92112%2Cunnamed
&marker7=32.94109%2C109.92135%2C1.7%20mi
%20N%20of%20Graham%20County%20AZ

Managed to find an apparently historic canal segment routing from
32.94158 -109.92112 to
32.94232 -109.92201. This suggests it
was sourced from a now dry major artesian source or spring at
32.93793 -109.92633 by way of a largely unmodified wash
going through 32.94270 -109.91625 and ultimately apparently
terminating in a stock tank at 32.94232 -109.92201.

Previous discoveries including the Bandelier Canal were located
at 32.94270 -109.91625, 32.94362 -109.91245, and 32.94513 -109.91171.
These speculatively appear related.

This suggests that a major spring or artesian source was present
during prehistoric times, significantly flowing through a natural
wash, possibly all the way to the Gila River.

If so, this could conceivably form the key underlying prototype
that influenced the entire concept of the bajada hanging canals.

While the topo maps report this and a second candidate as
a "gravel pit", site visitation suggests instead a strong
and desperate reworking of a falling water table. A
similar but still wet example appears at 32.90616 -109.85373.

Due to unfavorable topography, no actual links between
the bajada canals and this artesian system appear known.

May 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Our Director's Cut restoration of Tearing Into Machine
Language Code
rework is pretty much complete, less
a few typos and micropositioning adjustments.

Find the new version here, its open source software here,
the original here, and other eBooks here.

Assistance with restoration projects can be found here
and one each of everything here.

May 5, 2017 deeplink respond

A newsgroup poster questioned why I had to switch my
membership from the Gurus and Swamis Union local
#415 over to #204.

This had to do with the Godzilla Versus the Night Nurses
cross genre classic. Because of the restraining order
from the Tapioca Pudding Institute, the movie release had
to be pulled and reissued directly to 8-track.

More here.

May 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Just read a fortune cookie:

"Help! I am trapped and being held prisoner in a
Fortune Cookie factory".

May 3, 2017 deeplink respond

I find caps locks keys to be mesmerizingly awful,
since they are so easy to inadvertently activate.

The obvious solution is to simply remove the plastic
keycap. If you ever really need it, a pencil eraser
or a ball point pen can activate it.

May 2, 2017 deeplink respond

In this era of "throw another ten million calculations at it",
many older and less sledgehammerish elegant solutions
seem to have fallen by the wayside. We saw here how
rate multipliers were one elegant approach to early
digital multiplication.

Two other fascinating approaches to trig solutions were
CORDIC and the Bhaskara Sine Approximation. Both
of which were blown out of the saddle by modern floating
point math.

Either ( or both ) of these would still make a dandy
student paper. And more ( mostly ) winning paper
topics can be found here.
And more fancy math here.

These days, it is simplest to use power series instead...

cos (x) = 1- x^2/2! + x^4/4! - x^6/6! + ...
sinx (x) = x - x^3/3! + x^5/5! - x^7/7! + ...

More math stuff here.

 

April 30, 2017 deeplink respond

Our Director's Cut of Tearing Into Machine Language
Code rework is nearly complete
, less a few pages and
some typos.
Keep checking back for the final.

Find it here with full open sourcecode here. And more
eBooks here. And one each of everything here.

Important new features are a ridiculously smaller file
size and loading time ( an unoptimized 200K vs 6 megs! ),
zero scanner defects, "perfect" backgrounds, full color,
zero distortion, web linking, better legibility, full
programmability, no PDF intervention, total searches,
and  bunches of the usual new web capabilities.

Sadly, at least one reader felt this destroyed the
"vintage vibes" You can still get the original here.
And I guess the exact amount of revisionism is
sometimes subject to historic authenticity and
IP legality issues.

The raw PostScript-as-Language process is
time intensive and does have a steep learning
curve. But the absolute control you have over
the final results speaks for itself.

Restoration services and seminars available.

April 30, 2017 deeplink respond

At present, these "loser" canal candidates,
while still documented and in the count, have
been largely  discredited and deemed worthy
of little further bajada hanging canal study...

BANDOLIER CANAL - While of obvious
significance, this appears to be a riverine
canal north of the others and is apparently
unrelated to any known bajada sourcing.

NUTTALL DIVERSION - Verifying the real
takein point of the Sand Canal eliminated
any need for this postulated watershed
crossing. It remains possible but unlikely.

THE TREE LINE - This may or may not
have been tail water from an abandoned
historic orchard, but it appears to be an
ordinary wash with no immediately apparent
prehistoric significance or use.

LOWER MUD - While convincing on Acme
Mapper, field verification appears to be a
historic wagon road or older two track.

ROAD TO NOWHERE- The lower
Jacobson Canyon plays a crucial role in
Ledford, Goat, and other canals, but
this area appears to be more of a fence
line.

EAST OF LEFTHAND - Yet another
vehicle two track that looked good on
Acme Mapper but collapsed on a field
visit.

April 29, 2017 deeplink respond

At present, we seem to have SEVENTY TWO (!)
prehistoric bajada hanging canal study candidates
that are rapidly approaching ONE HUNDRED AND
FIFTY local miles total.

The vast majority of these are now fully credible to
acceptable scientific standards. But a few others
can still be classified as "enigmas" or "losers".

An enigma is a postulated feature not yet fully
convincingly field verified.
We will look at some
of these today.

A loser is one whose field verification failed
to be convincing and deemed of low further
study priority.
These are retained in the
field notes to largely prevent them from

attracting further attention. We will look at
some of these tomorrow.

One very significant resolved enigma was
finding canals that clearly include portions
that are built to both prehistoric and historic
standards.
Such as here and here. Which
greatly strengthens the premise that virtually
all historic bajada canals were "steal the
plans", "dig out an old ditch", or "borrow
the blueprints" based on prehistoric originals.
To date, no convincing counterexamples have
been provenly verified.

Here are some remaining present enigmas...

FRYE MESA DIVERSION - At present we
have proven watershed crossings here and
here. It would seem both necessary and likely
that Frye Creek water be diverted to the
spring in spring creek via this route. But
field investigation remains needed.

DISCOVERY PARK - Strong hints of a
reasonably sourced and destinated canal
can be found here. But the rather vague
evidence does not yet seem compelling.

LOWER FRYE - What could be a highly
significant hanging portion can be found
here and here. This is exactly where needed
to merge the HS canal with the Freeman
canal, but pre- and post-mesa evidence
remains sorely and significantly lacking.

DEADMAN EAST - This hard-to-visit
area shows a potentially significant canal
on Acme Mapper, but still lacks field
verification.

VEECH CANYON - Despite strong
historic and web evidence of its CNF
existence, this site remains unstudied
and field verified due to heavy brush.

ELSEWHERE IN P RANCH - Hints
of canals of unknown age abound but
remain unproven despite numerous
attempts at field verification.

SPEAR RANCH - Despite numerous and
well studied canals, many additional ones
both here and in the Lamb Tank area
remain apparently unvisited and unverified.

THE UFO FISH FILLETS - Curious anomaly
remains largely of undetermined age and purpose.
Totally inconsistent with both area CCC projects.
and hanging canal architecture and engineering.

April 28, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that we have some handy and sneaky
fat tail arrow utilities up as a tutorial here and their
extractable sourcecode here. And a recent use
example here.

These are particularly useful for making a technical
presentation slightly less formal. It turns out there
are a dozen variants, depending on which cardinal
direction the tip and tail are pointing.

There's even a sneakier trick you can pull for even
fancier arrows. You can also specify the arrow
midpoint by using an adjacent pair of them, noting
that zero values are acceptable for the tail values
of tailhigh and tailwide.

April 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Long multi-page PostScript or other documents
need a fast page finding trick for editing or
rework. While a comment such as using
%%% page 56 %%% lets you search on
56 %, hitting the extra shift key might
be needed dozens to hundreds of times.

Instead, try %%% page 56- %%% and
search on 56-.

April 27, 2017 deeplink respond

Started an upload of a "Directors Cut" full color
version of my "Tearing Method". With its open
source software here.

Keep checking back to watch the progress. And
please report any typos or other problems.

Besides obvious modernizations, the final should
end up one tenth the size and much faster than most
other rework.

We can do custom vintage restorations for you. A
typical project might cost $39 per page with fancy
artwork revisions extra. email me for details.

April 26, 2017 deeplink respond

A Heathkit schematic and manual archive can be
found here. And an utterly amazing classic radio
archive here.

April 25, 2017 deeplink respond

A church in Gila Bend has decided not to buy
a chandelier. It seems that no one in the entire
congregation knew how to play one.

Besides being a bear to tune.

Vaguely similar stuff here.

April 24, 2017 deeplink respond

The plot thickens till it clots.

A recent visit to a lower Frye Mesa hanging structure
provided highly mixed evidence that it was or was not
prehistoric and was or was not a canal.

Positive evidence from 32.76746 -109.79293 to
32.76827 -109.79176 includes it being halfway
between the known portions of the HS Canal
which needs a destination and the known parts
of the Freeman canal which needs a source. It
appears too narrow to be a road or even a
wagon road and seems to have no reasonable
anglo purpose. There is no evidence of modern
tool use, metals, or other non-manual excavation.
An exceptional amount of hand labor appeared
to be involved. A downhill branch could credibly
be interpreted as a diversion channel to a
lower field. The uniformly consistent slope
strongly suggests intelligent intentional design.

Negative evidence includes no apparent traces
of water structures approaching on mesa top or
leaving on mesa bottom. Mesa top includes
wider vehicle 2 tracks. There seems to be
no aeolian fill. The structure seems rather
steep and wide for a canal, but seems definitely
in the same league as the HS canal. There
is lower and western evidence of CCC and
historic water activities, but such work is
often more anal and more precisely oriented.
A high upslope wall appears unusual. Some
wall areas would seem exceptionally tall
for a prehistoric structure.

Many dozens of photos are available on
request. And your assistance ( especially
if a professional ) is sorely needed to
gather further info.

April 23, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that you can find one each of everything
here. Straight from the horse's whatever.

April 22, 2017 deeplink respond
Seldom discussed is the fact that a pv energy farm 
needs very little water. Which makes them a near
perfect use
 for government and indian lands in
the arid southwest. 

If you start doing an economic analysis based 
on highest and best use, a case can be made that
any site with adequate water is an inappropriate
location for a pv energy panel.

April 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Thought I'd do a summary on how to use PostScript to
fully automate the conversion of JPEG files into web PDF's.

First, you will need two JPEG's. A full resolution and web
based one your viewers will download only on click thru.
And a fast loading limited resolution and local pc one of
the smallest reasonable size
that gives acceptable web
screen appearance.

It is super important to carefully note and record the h and v
pixel sizes of your limited resolution JPEG.

% enter with hoffset voffset hres vres urlfrom urlto
/jpegimageprocwithlink {
save /snap2 exch def
          /inurllink exch store    % grab link filename
          /infilename exch store % grab passed pix file
          /photoscale exch store
          /vpixels exch store
          /hpixels exch store
          translate % adjust position
          inurllink setareaurl % ext autolink sizing

          /DeviceRGB setcolorspace % pick color model
         0 0 translate % set page position
         hpixels vpixels scale % magnify unit square
         
photoscale dup scale

        /infile infilename (r) file def % input file
       /Data {infile /DCTDecode filter} def % data source

       << % start image dictionary
       /ImageType 1 % always one
       /Width hpixels % JPEG width in pixels
       /Height vpixels % JPEG height in pixels
       /ImageMatrix [hpixels 0 0 vpixels neg
             0 vpixels ]
       /DataSource Data % proc filtered JPEG
       /BitsPerComponent 8 % color resolution
       /Decode [0 1 0 1 0 1] % per red book 4.10
        >>
image % call image operator
        ypos snap2 restore /ypos exch def} def

This sneaky service routine automatically sets
the clickthrough to the image size and does so
without needing any manual post pdf mods...

/setareaurl { % for auto include routine
       /cururlname exch store
       mark % start pdfmark
       /Rect [ 0 0
hpixels photoscale mul
            vpixels photoscale mul ]
        /Border [ 0 0 0]
        /Color [ .7 0 0 ]
       /Action
          <</Subtype /URI /URI cururlname>>
       /Subtype /Link
       /ANN % annotation type
       pdfmark % call pdf operators
                    } def

Your code gets sent to Acrobat Distiller being
sure to run
//acrodist.exe /F from the command
line.

April 20, 2017 deeplink respond

Here's a good way to celebrate 420.

And here are some predictions on what's gonna
happen when the feds unintended consequence
outrageous mj farm subsidies and price supports
inevitably get eliminated.

More on pv here and energy in general here.

April 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Once again updated and expanded our Gila Valley
Dayhikes
 library pages. We are now up to 499
major listings, and you are more than welcome to
help us break 500.

Newly added is a Mexican Sushi restaurant,
a surprisingly world class new Willcox indie
style racetrack
and secrets of going from Dugas
to Childs the hard way over the Verde Rim.

The latter may or may not provide a river
crossing free route to Verde Hot Springs.

Some lesser known hikes here.

April 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to receive a scanned copy of my Apple
specific Tearing into Machine Language Code
and have posted a PDF copy here.

A "Directors Cut" revision is in process that
showcases the ability to dramatically restore
legacy papers and publications.
This is also
available as a custom service.

The "Tearing Method" was so astonishingly
easy and simple that it was even used in
Middle School computer camps. It basically
consisted of nothing but page highlighters used
to attack the unavoidable key elements to
any code of the time.

Centermost of which was painting all RTS
Return from Subroutines green.
Which
promptly chopped up any enormous program
into easily ( and often trivially ) cracked
byte sized chunks.

Much of the method was derived off of
Arizona wilderness fire towers.

April 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Here is the random routine from my Gonzo Utilities...

/random {rand 65536 div 32768 div mul cvi} def

A 6 random will return an integer from 0 to 5.

Here is how to draw a "ratty" or "ripped off" line...

12345 srand
10 10 moveto
30 { 0.5 3 random 1 sub 0.4 mul rlineto} repeat
1 setlinewidth 1 setlinejoin 1 setlinecap stroke

If you don't like the line, try another srand. If you
want a different ratty line each time, leave srand off.

Some variations here and here, with bunches more
on PostScript here.

April 16, 2017 deeplink respond

Amazing things can be done with image post proc,
especially with these ebay items.

And by using my  Fontname Snooper, our Bitmap
Typewriter, our Vignetting Autobackgrounder
and our Architects Perspective Corrector. Plus
our Empty PostScript App.

Here is yet another pissing around with a bird
image.
From this original.

April 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Colorizing black and white images can be tricky. Here
and here are two recent examples.

All that is really needed is Imageviewer32 and plain
old paint. For the apple, you first get into Color
Balance and throw away all but red. Then you repeat
for blue. The stem and leaf are minor enough that
you can create them from scratch .

The key picked up a brass effect, again using nothing
but color balance and a knockout.

April 14, 2017 deeplink respond

The latest pv panel pricing info is newly available
here for March. Most sources are lower, but the
best price for utility grade panels remain stuck at
thirty nine cents per peak panel watt.

While we still are nowhere near the twenty five
cents per peak panel watt demanded for true
and genuine renewable or sustainable net
power generation, such economics can reasonably
be expected "real soon now".

One minor gotcha - these figures are in pounds.
Current exchange rate is $1.28 per pound. Still,
close enough.

More on pv here and energy in general here.

April 13, 2017 deeplink respond

The two litho chokes on our letterhead and sourcecode
were done manually. Here is the typical code...

newpath
4.35 5.10 mt (y) true charpath
215 setwebtint
0.58 setlinewidth stroke

These can be converted into auto-tracking deferred
procs by using yesterday's techniques. Several
examples can be found here.

April 12, 2017 deeplink respond

Most PostScript procs execute immediately. But
there are times and places where you would like
to see a DEFERRED execution that does NOT take
place until after other image or currentpoint calcs
or other screen or print justifications take place.

An obvious example would be making one word
in a long line of text red. Others would be any
borders or underlines or graphic enhancements
that depend on a location set by the particular
width of some text.

There is a subtle and sneaky feature built into
my Gonzo Utilities that let you defer action
until print or image time. This is called the
printlist. Entries in the printlist execute in
sequential order at your deferred print time.

Any proc can be stuffed into the print list
with the magic incantation of printlist exch
3 index exch put exch 1 add exch

Here is a "red word" coding example.

/makered { mark 83 /setwebtint cvx ]
cvx printlist exch 3 index
exch put exch 1 add exch
                 } store

/makegray { mark 86 /setwebtint cvx ]
cvx printlist exch 3 index
exch put exch 1 add exch
                  } store

xpos ypos
(word1 |/makered word2 |/makegray word3) cl

To defer a proc, start an array. Numbers and strings can
be directly piled up on the stack, but you have to use
/procname cvx to indirectly pile up a proc in your array
without actually executing it. Next, you can close
your array and then cvx it. Finally, you stuff it into
your print list.

An example here with its sourcecode here. Note that
the red dots automatically track any longer or shorter
text.

Similar examples here, consulting and presentations
here, and one each of everything here.

April 11, 2017 deeplink respond

Evidence is slowly accumulating that the "mystery"
section of the Sand Canal from 32.83034 -109.93012
to 32.83181 -109.92898 is in fact the brilliant adaptation
of a largely unmodified wash as an essential part of the
canal route.

The run in question looks just like a plain old wash in
a very sandy and largely rock free area. There are no
spoil banks. The route is somewhat less straight
than a manufactured canal segment and there are
hints of braiding and alternate routings.
Its slope
appears optimal.

A key observation is this: Most of the routing for
the rest of Sand Canal and the others is along the
HIGHEST local terrain. This particular wash section
is clearly along the LOWEST local terrain.
As is
usually the custom with washes.

There is no reasonable doubt that conventional
prehistoric engineering proceeds and follows the
mystery segment.

Possibly credible reasons for the segment are (1)
that it is in exactly the right place at the right time,
(2) A total lack of any rocks in this particularly
during construction is paramount.

Other examples of wash adaption also appear
elsewhere in these local hanging canal systems.

An image of where the canal ducks under a fence
can be found here. It is apparently near the transition
between wash adaption and more conventional
prehistoric engineering.

April 10, 2017 deeplink respond

A compact and useful letterhead that uses some of
our newest and latest PostScript stunts can be
found here. With its sourcecode here.

Included is a new full color supercinsidestroke of
its Gonzo Utilities original, some overlay dropout
stunts, and modification of a unique font. All
done in a 3K file.

This is best used as .PDF preprinted paper stock.
Any attempt at docx reformatting will totally trash
its vibes.

Similar stunts here.

April 9, 2017 deeplink respond

Some of the "secret" hidden PostScript characters
often may involve...

\261 on most fonts is an em dash –
\267 on most fonts is a bullet •
\274 on most fonts is the ellipsis …
\320 on most fonts is an en dash —

\251 on the Symbol font is a heart ♥
\323 on the Symbol font is a copyright ©
\324 on the Symbol font is a trademark ™

The equivalent HTML commands used above are
&bull; &hellip; &emdash; &hearts; &copy; and
&trade;
.

Much more here and here.

April 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Wonders never cease.

So long as you never cease to wonder.

April 7, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that we now have nearly everything on our
website on a convenient and easily searchable USB.


Nearly two gigs of content. Not available elsewhere.
Full details here.

April 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Did I ever tell you about my PostScript video that
you can find here?

And much more on PostScript here.

April 5, 2017 deeplink respond

While you are looking for unobtanium, is there also
any chance you can send me a scanned copy of "For
low cost, count on RTL"
story from an issue of
Electronics sometime around March of 1968?


More on RTL here and one each of everything here.

April 4, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been a fan of elegant simplicity. Such as
this short story.

It turns out that one of the cutest third party examples
from way back when apparently vanished from the
web during the Heathkit crash-and- burn IP fiasco.

This was a 957 acorn tube FM and TV audio receiver
that was amazingly low power, economical, and super
sensitive. Its only tiny downside was that, being a
super-regenerative design, it totally trashed the
entire spectral neighborhood for everybody else.

One form of the docs were dollar classified ads, likely
in Popular Electronics around 1956 that delivered a
mimeographed set of plans. A second form was in the
reprints of rare Heathkit newsletters that had a bogus
but forced takedown.

An incredibly useful resource for finding "lost" electronics
info appears here, but so far has not solved this particular
problem.

Any chance you can find at least the schematic or the
plans or the now apparently "lost" Heath notes?


Please email me with any info.
April 3, 2017 deeplink respond

A curious fact: Any perpetual motion machine that includes
a 555 timer is bogus and nonfunctional.
 No exceptions to this
inviolate rule have ever been found.
Nor will there ever be.

Which saves you bunches of time discrediting a perpetual
motion machine, for if a 555 timer is present, there is
absolutely no point in continuing. Guaranteed.

After reviewing a bunch of recent candidates, the usual 
problem is that narrow pulses are exceptionally difficult
to properly measure.
 I've dealt with this herehere, and
here.

The key gotcha is that any spike or narrow pulse has an
outrageously high ratio of rms to average value. 
And 
even though correctly measuring rms instruments have
finally become readily available, the overwhelming
majority of lay members of the Church of the Latter
Day Crackpots continue to mislead themselves
by still using average reading instruments.

Perhaps the classic example can be found here.

Even if you have a "real" rms meter, there's a 
secondary gotcha called the crest factor that
still will nail you to the wall. Multiply two big
numbers together and they become a huge
number. 
Waaay beyond anything analog can
deal with. 

Exceed the crest factor and the instrument
will still read deceptively low.

A fascinating supply of totally worthless overunity
devices can be found here on a continuous basis.

More on pseudoscience bashing here.

And for much more one each of everything, please
visit here.

April 2, 2017 deeplink respond

A third party check of whether a website is down for
everybody or just you can be found here.

April 1, 2017 deeplink respond

Shocking.

I just found out that many of the New Mexico subastas are 
now going to be sold at auction!

Even worse, "slippery slope" issues may also endanger 
a large number of the licitacions and even the almonedas!

Thankfully, eBay sales and shipping to New Mexico aren't 
quite as bad as they used to be. Yeah, there is still the 
language barrier and the hassles at customs.

One main problem was that all of the New Mexico truck 
tires are a different size and spacing, so everything 
needed  reloaded at the border crossings.

Fortunately, there are now REVERSIBLE truck tires that
can simply be insided out at the New Mexico ports of
entry.

More details at your nearest New Mexico embassy.

March 30, 2017 deeplink respond

I still continue to be amazed over the vehemence over which 
early personal hobby computers were attacked by all sides of
society. 
Or the monumental ridicule that piled up against 
anyone who could possibly be stupid enough to want to
put text on a tv set.

Well, there were a very few of us that realized that something
big and fundamentally different and profound was coming down.


We did not have the faintest clue what it was or where it
possibly could be headed, but there was no doubt in
our minds that it was big and it was real.

For want of a better term, it was known simply as "it".

"It" was hard to exactly quantify, but one of its quintessential 
defining moments that it had arrived had to be when the
Castle Wolfenstein guard opened a door to try and find me.

March 29, 2017 deeplink respond

So where does the pv Holy Grail number of a dollar a 
watt pv system cost come from? 
What does it imply?

Assume you have a 1 KW peak panel and that things
attract attention at ten cents per kilowatt hour. A
typical panel might ( on a good Arizona day ) be able
to produce five kilowatt hours worth fifty cents.

Or fifteen dollars per month gross.

If we go to an amortization schedule and assume 
something in the neighborhood of ten years of financing
at eight percent interest, we see that we can amortize
$1569 worth of investment at $15 per month. Subtract
out some labor and maint, and that leaves us somewhere
around the dollar per peak watt Holy Grail figure.

But that is the total system cost. The pv panel cost will
typically be half the total, so fifty cents per peak panel
watt is the real Holy Grail goal.

But the kicker is this: A dollar per peak watt does not
give pv solar any advantage whatsoever.
 All it does
is paint traditional energy sources green. For no 
net energy gain and not being in any manner renewable 
nor sustainable.

A reasonable incentive to start approaching true net
pv energy might be fifty cents per peak system watt
and an equivalent twenty five cents per peak panel 
watt.

Amazingly, we seem to be fast approaching that point,
with some figures now in the
thirty nine to fifty five
cents per peak panel watt
for utility grade panels and
quantities.

While hitting a quarter per peak watt will start on the
path towards net energy sustainability and renewability,
it will take at least several years after that price point
to start to show anything but a net overall energy loss 
from pv panels.

The usual mistake people make in claiming pv energy 
breakeven is to treat a subsidy as a 1:1 asset rather 
than the 5:1 to 7:1  liability when its true costs are fully 
considered.

Another obvious mistake is believing that any pv system
installed today will last more than three years 
when
anticipated new developments and breakthroughs come 
on line. Sort of similar to what happened to cathode ray tube
tv sets and monitors.

Additional analysis here.

March 28, 2017 deeplink respond

Managed to verify the central and western branches
of the Sand Canal ( older notes here ). All built as
expected to prehistoric standards.

A photo of the diversion can be seen here and a plot
here. The "headgate" consists of a pile of apparently
carefully selected six inch round rocks. These are
presently set on "center".

The strange and enigmatic "deep vee" constructs
near 32.83163 -109.92922 do not extend this far north.
A next goal is to find out exactly where the canal
switches from "enigmatic" to "normal".

Speculative reasons for the unusual segment are
a particularly sandy stretch, CCC involvement,
flood or erosion damage, or an attempt at a
historic rebuild.
None of these alternatives
presently seem fully convincing.

Destinations for the center and west branch are
not yet known, but one possible prospect appears
at 32.83527 -109.92542

March 27, 2017 deeplink respond

"Welcome to hell."

"Here is your accordion".

March 26, 2017 deeplink respond

My approach to PostScript and web colors can be
found here with its sourcecode here.

Basically, you have a 6x6x6 cube of colors that
are identified by integers 0 through 215.
Red
brightens to the east. Green to the north. And
blue up.

Per the formula 5*red + 30*green + 180*blue

My favorite stunt of table lookup makes setting
new colors very fast. Here is the array...

/webtintmat [ 0 1 5 {/a exch store 0 1 5
{/b exch store 0 1 5 {5 div b 5 div a 5 div}
for }for } for ] def

And here is how you set the RGB PostScript color...

/setwebtint { abs cvi 216 cvi mod webtintmat
exch 3 mul 3 getinterval aload pop
setrgbcolor} def

Some "pure color" sequences are...

% red:          0     1     2      3       4      5
% orange     0     7     8     15    16    23
% yellow      0     7    14    21    28    35
% green       0     6    12    18    24    38
% aqua        0   42    84  126   168  210
% blue         0   36   72    108  144  180
% magenta  0   37  74     111  148  185
% purple      0   73   73    110   147 183
% gray         0   43   86    129   172 215

Some other PostScript apps you might find of
interest are our Fontname Snooper, our Bitmap
Typewriter, our Vignetting Autobackgrounder,
and our Architects Perspective Corrector. Plus
our Empty PostScript App.

Plus, of course, our Gonzo Utilities here and its
tutorial here.

Or for much more one each of everything, you
can visit here.

March 25, 2017 deeplink respond

One of the more obscure and not often used PostScript
commands is glyphshow. Instead of inputting a character,
you input the character name instead.

As in /comma glyphshow rather than (,) show. This
can be handy in dealing with fonts that have strange
character mappings.

There is no glyphpath operator, but an easy but
perhaps slow workaround is to create a temporary
new font and redefine (a) as your chosen glyph
character. And then use true charpath in its normal
manner.

You can email me for working code.
Or pick up one each of everything here.

March 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Yorg.

I thought I might have been wrong once, but it turns
out I was mistaken.

THE ACROBAT DISTILLER AND THE ADOBE
TYPEKIT ARE FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH
EACH OTHER!

Once you work around some minor gotchas that
include (1) Telling Distiller where to find its fonts,
(2) Nailing down your correct PostScript font
names, and (3) Getting familiar with PostScript.

For (1), go to Distiller Settings-Font Locations and
then contact Adobe's support@typekit.com.  for
your typekit to Distiller access details. The sequence
to be entered varies with your host and your specifics.

For (2), a list of many PostScript font names can
be generated here, but the usual ploy to find a correct
PostScript font name is to send any short .PDF file
to Acrobat and then enter your already owned font
watermark!
Then go to as File -> Properties -> Fonts
to read and record your correct font name.

For (3), try this simple font tester...

%!
/Blenny-Black findfont 20 scalefont setfont
100 200 moveto (Benny-Black Test) show
showpage
% EOF

Be sure to change the fontname to a TypeKit font you
own. As with most all PostScript as Language, you
enter this in any text editor and send it to Distiller.

Much more on PostScript here, here, and here.
Or pick up one each of everything here.

March 23, 2017 deeplink respond

Some food updates: After circling for a landing for
a while, the Mexican Sushi Ono truck has newly
moved into the old Cholos building. And now offers
a full sitdown Japanese menu including Teriyaki,
Sashimi, and Tempura. Ichiban.

The hamburger truck is still wandering and it was last
seen at the Thatcher Laundromat. And sadly, Bricks
seems once again vacant.

Our suggestions for superb eats well worth the
travel includes La Paloma in Solomon,  Toni's Kitchen 
in Thatcher, Juanitas in Pima, the Coronado Vineyard
tapas 
outside Willcox, and the Jade Grill in Superior. 

Curiously, the original purpose of tapas was to keep
flies from getting  drunk and falling into your wine.
.

March 22, 2017 deeplink respond

The Orange Pi is a newer, cheaper, and more powerful
version of the Raspberry Pi.
Also available as the
Orange Pi Plus.

March 21, 2017 deeplink respond

The Sand Canal also seems to have more than its share
of enigmatic mysteries associated with it.
At present
the three or more destination fields remain unknown
and at least two of the canals may literally run through
modern homesteads. Historic development might
have been more attractive at level and largely rock
free fields. Some yet to be done landowner contacts
may resolve these issues.

While watershed crossings play an important role in
several other prehistoric bajada hanging canals, no
further evidence of a potential crossover at 32.77757
-109.95573 has yet to be verified beyond its recent
CNF tank rework. Its purpose, if any, would now
clearly seem to be secondary.

The relationship between the Sand Canal and fish
has yet to be explored. A presence of the Gila
Longfin Dace
was verified at the canyon junction
over a decade ago.

A yet to be checked and possibly related canal
is suggested by Acme Mapper near 32.81481
-109.93940 and 32.81841 -109.93807. It is unclear
what purpose this routing ( if real ) may have ha
d.

A portion of the western branch from 32.82998
-109.92913 to 32.83416 -109.92724 appears quite
atypical, being of a deep vee and spoil bank free
construction. Yet it seems clearly driven from and
drives much more typical prehistoric constructs on
both ends.
This section may represent highly
unusual flood damage or unexplained apparently
purposeless historic rework, but remains largely
inconsistent and enigmatic.

Several modern historic artifacts seem to have been
placed along the canal route without any apparent
rhyme or reason.
These appear to be inconsistent
with any actual canal use otherwise blocked by a giant
mesquite tree. They also appear to be a mixed lot that
was randomly "store bought" likely far later than the
1920's. The total placement effort would appear to be
consistent with two men and a mule in an afternoon...

A terra cota wash entry pipe at
32.83083 -109.92614

A terra cota wash exit pipe at
32.83098 -109.92606

A railroad tie blocking the western
branch turnoff at 32.82958 -109.93058

A huge concrete pipe just sitting also
near the western branch turnoff at

32.82958 -109.93058

A pair of tiny precast commercial
irrigation headgates
at
32.82634 -109.93297

No credible explanation for these artifacts has yet
been put forth. One strange possibility might have
been an attempt to discredit prehistoric origins,
possibly as some sort of Antiquities Act workaround.

March 20, 2017 deeplink respond

      ( Continuing our Sand Canal revelations )

The Sand Canal takein starts at 32.81241 -109.94803,
somewhat below the confluence of normally wet Nuttall
Canyon and usually dry Carter Canyon. And just off
of National Forest lands. As is typical, the "climb" out
of the canyon is classic hanging canal.
The prehistoric
stream routing may have been somewhat further east
or "up" in this tilted image.

There is a very strong illusion of "water flows uphill."
In reality, of course, the rate of descent of the terrain
somewhat exceeds the canal slope, creating the brilliantly
engineered disparity.

Once on the mesa per this image and this one at 32.81298
-109.94593
"they" had to deal with an extremely gross
conglomerate that included rocks that were a foot or more
in diameter. It is easy to conclude that "they" must have
really wanted to build this canal in the worst sort of way.

The canal route remains fairly obvious on Acme Mapper to
32.81394 -109.94430 but then tends to vanish, apparently
but still unproven to a projected resumption at
32.81897
-109.94174
and then continuing to a "halfway" fence with
this image and this image at
32.82114 -109.93787.

Minor decorated potsherds were noted in this area but
not in obvious canal association. Few artifacts are normally
directly associated in the hanging canal complex.

The next studied area to the east includes a pair of enigmatic
small and modern headgates
 at 32.82617 -109.93309. The
western headgate seems to terminate in an unlikely steep
drainage. Its purpose, if any, remains unknown.

The canal continues with typical prehistoric construction and
engineering to its initial split between eastern and western
channels at 32.82953 -109.93062. Also present here is a
largely unexplainable modern railroad tie barrier dam and
a nearby unused huge secondhand precast irrigation pipe.

Of the two branches, the eastern one remains the earliest
and most completely studied. It continues by crossing a ranch
road at 32.82968 -109.92869 and is easily traced and visited,
eventually reaching Sand Wash in an ill-defined and apparently
flood-damaged crossing at 32.83084 -109.92636.

Yet another enigma can be found in the pair of terra cota
pipes
historically added to the original canal channel,

once again with unknown purpose and no apparent rational
use found at 32.83096 -109.92607 and 32.83114 -109.92576.

The canal continues by "climbing" a modest hanging portion
at N 32.83137 W 109.9247,
going through a construction style
more typical of level terrain here at N 32.83149 W 109.92465,
working past a large mesquite tree midchannel at 32.83150
-109.92477
and ultimately reaching the mesa top via a long,
deep, and highly impressive cut found
at 32.83200 -109.92436.

This portion of the canal appears quite suitable for tours,
owing to easy 2WD road and hiker access and its "one
each of everything" sampler potential. Nearly the entire
canal would appear suitable for preservation or even an
actual "wet" restoration.

The route continues somewhat indistinctly to the fence
crossing at 32.83183 -109.92405 that marks the boundary
between AZ state and BLM lands.

North of the fence, the canal seems to switch to a much
smaller construct.
As shown by this image and this image
found at 32.83271 -109.92404. Possibly marking the
difference between "delivery" and "end use" portions.
Or otherwise potentially being a pilot water level survey
portion that remained uncompleted.

The canal has not yet been traced through private land
north of 32.83510 -109.92273. It appears to literally route
through the living room of a private residence. There is a
rather significant mesa edge cliff further north.


A case might be made that prehistoric fields would likely
be flatter, smoother, and largely rock free
, thus making
them prime targets for historic development.
Contacting
private landowners remains an undone priority

Returning to the initial splitting point found at 32.82953
-109.93062
, the western branch then does its ranch road
crossing at
32.83025 -109.93016 and next goes through a
highly atypical construct phase from 32.83047 -109.93001
to 32.83331 -109.92788

In this area, the canal presently appears to be of a
deep vee construction lacking noticeable spoil banks.

It is not at all clear whether this was caused by highly
sandy soil, by flood damage, or by inexplicable historic
rework.
But this area clearly is preceded and followed
by much more typical prehistoric constructs.

A significant but still unvisited fork can be viewed at
32.83443 -109.92706. Of ongoing interest should be any
diversion or routing means present here.

This image and this image at 32.83473 -109.92653 are
found along the central of the three Sand Canal branches
and are also somewhat small in size, again suggesting as
yet unknown end-use fields nearby to the north.

Cottonwood wash at 32.83706 -109.92901 etc... would
appear to limit further major northward canal routing of
any of the three Sand Canal branches.

An earlier to be updated Sand Canal field log can be
found here and more on the canals in general here. Your
participation is strongly encouraged.

March 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Enough of the Sand Canal has now been field verified
that we can reasonably speculate on its characteristics.

This is the westernmost known of the Bajada Hanging
Canals. It is quite similar in construct to many of the
others in its Northeastern Mount Graham Bajada
complex and reasonably may be dated to the 1350 CE era.

Evidence of prehistoric origins include its apparent extreme
construction efficiency; its apparent meeting of prehistoric
irrigation goals; consistent patina, caliche, and lichens; plus
a huge mesquite tree mid channel; and a self-similarity with
nearby largely origin dated canals.

Its water sources primarily from Nuttall Canyon
and secondarily from Carter Canyon
. Fish in the
form of Gila Longfin Dace were observed at the stream
junction two decades ago. The canal has three primary
branches whose destinations remain unknown. But it
seems possible that projected level and largely rock-free
prehistoric fields may have ended up as prime choices
for historic Cottonwood Wash homestead development.

Land ownership is primarily Arizona State with CNF
sourcing. Also involved are BLM and several private
landholders. Most of the route is largely undeveloped
except for the destination areas. The terrain is primarily
open to rather brushy and more or less accessible by
secondary rough ranch roads.

Elevations seem to range from 3500 to 3200 feet with an
average slope approximating 100 feet per mile or just
under two percent.

To date, there are at least 78 canal study areas in the
complex with a total length likely exceeding 130 miles
or over 200 kilometers. Currently explored portions
of the Sand Canal suggest a length exceeding three
miles.

Portions of the route appear viewable on Acme Mapper...

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=32.83275,-109.93353&z=14
&t=H&marker0=32.82121%2C-109.93783%2C6.7%20mi
%20S%20of%20Graham%20County%20AZ
&marker1=32.81661%2C
-109.941842C7.1%20mi%20SxSW%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker2=32.82996%2C
-109.92804%2Cunnamed&marker3=32.83515%2C
-109.92557%2C5.7%20mi%20S%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker4=32.83444%2C
-109.92708%2C5.7%20mi%20S%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker5=32.81239%2C
-109.94778%2C7.4%20mi%20SxSW%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker6=32.82959%2C
-109.93056%2C6.1%20mi%20S%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker7=32.83515%2C
-109.92665%2C5.7%20mi%20S%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker8=32.81893%2C
-109.94186%2C6.9%20mi%20SxSW%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ&marker9=32.83266%2C
-109.92406%2Cunnamed&marker10=32.83512%2C
-109.92273%2C5.7%20mi%20S%20of%20Graham
%20County%20AZ

( continues tomorrow )

March 18, 2017 deeplink respond

Once again updated and expanded our Gila Valley
Dayhikes
library pages.

March 17, 2017 deeplink respond

Our Bitmap Typewriter normally works with most
unlocked older Adobe and some Windows fonts.
You can use this snooper to generate the list of
hundreds of candidate fonts often available to you.

Remember this minor gotcha: Distiller always
must be run from the command line to restore its
disk file access...

windowskey and x then run
//acrodist.exe /F 

Sadly, the Distiller faux font substitutions seem
to do strange things to the PostScript charpath
operator. Which in turn bogusizes the infill and
pathbbox commands that are essential for this
particular version of my BMT. After a week of
frustrating investigation, I have yet to find a
reasonable workaround.

Also frustrating is that the Adobe Typekit seems
to lack the classic PostScript fontnames demanded
by distiller. But this can be easily fixed with these
newly entered
insider details.

March 16, 2017 deeplink respond

PV Panel pricing figures are newly in for February
and are apparently continuing their free fall.

The best peak panel watt is now thirty nine cents,
which is within fourteen cents of the quarter
needed to eventually produce genuine subsidy
free net renewability and sustainability.

No, genuinely true renewability or sustainability is
clearly not yet here. But somewhere between here
and breakeven, a point will be crossed where it will
end up highly profitable to outright steal subsidies.

Prediction: A very significant threshold may have
been crossed.

More on PV here and here. More predictions here.
And one each of everything instantly searchable here.

March 15, 2017 deeplink respond

The total number of prehistoric bajada hanging
canal
study areas is now up to seventy eight!

While this includes a very few purposely included
losers, there is now no doubt whatsoever that
we are talking a "great heaping bunch" here
that clearly attempted to exploit virtually every
drop of Northeastern Mount Graham stream
water.

The present distance between the currently
bounding Veech Canal and the Sand Canal
is fifteen miles.
While we will presently
keep our projected total canal lengths at
130 miles, going beyond 150 appears eminently
possible. And thus well beyond world class.

When aided by historic rebuilds, at least five of these
canals intermittently still flow to this day...

Deadman Canal West
Marijilda Canal
Roper Canal
Ledford Canal
Goat Canal

The point where the Goat Canal sometimes cascades 
off Ledford Mesa seems particularly spectacular.
Its season is usually December through March.

March 14, 2017 deeplink respond

Proof is rapidly accumulating that virtually all
historic bajada canal projects were clearly rework
of prehistoric originals.

It would seem fairly obvious that "digging out an
old ditch" aka "steal the plans" beats "engineering
a new canal from scratch" every time. This becomes
rather obvious when only a portion of the original
is rebuilt to more modern standards.

Evidence of prehistorisity includes being run over
by roads, fences, dams, and even cemeteries;
uniform patina, caliche, and lichens, presence
of slowly germinating and slower growing cacti
or mesquite mid channel, and obvious routing
from a source and to a destination clearly meeting
prehistoric needs.

But the real biggie is that construction reflects
the available tools in use.
The prehistoric designs
clearly had energy efficiency as a major goal as
they lacked shovels and mules and such. The
whole point of hanging a canal on the side of a
mesa would appear to be making the slope
independent of terrain
. With a secondary goal of
construction being mostly across, rather than along,
the canal route. Thus original designs do appear
clearly minimalist small widths and shallow depths.

March 13, 2017 deeplink respond

With some recent discoveries, I guess I want to revise
my list of high technology in the Gila Valley. Presented
here in order of cubic wonderment....

1. Prehistoric Bajada Hanging Canals.
2. The safford grids
3. Mount Graham International Observatory
4. Mine solvent extraction and electrowinning.
5. The Mount Graham Aerial Tramway
6. The five Morenci Southern Railway Loops
7. The EAC Fab Lab.
8. CCC infiltrating water spreaders.
9. Ubiquitous WiFi web com.
10. The Ash Creek flumes
11. The Emigrant Canyon Marble Quarry
12. The tomato factory
13. Cotton drip Irrigation and real time GPS

More on similar discoveries here
And my secrets of technical innovation here.

March 12, 2017 deeplink respond

An extremely interesting history of Southwestern fire
lookout towers and trees appears here


I personally worked
 Gentry, Barfoot, Monte Vista, and 
Miller Peak. And climbed many more. Besides using the 
names of many others in our Marcia Swampfelder spoofs. 


One day an untrained relief lookout worked a neighboring
tower. 
"Dispatcher Dispatcher there's a fire!". Showing
extreme restraint over blatant radio protocol violations,
Dispatch asks where the fire is.


"Right over there in those trees!".

The similar urban lore tale goes something like this:
A frustrated dispatcher asks
"How do you get to the
fire?"
. With the obvious reply "Sheesh. Big red truck".

March 11, 2017 deeplink respond

An interesting collection of fascinating geology
resources can be found here.

And an Arizona geology map index here, a
Thatcher map here, Safford here, and Artesia
here.

Sadly, the statewide collection remains incomplete.
But they seem to be working on it.

A historic regional groundwater paper is here.

March 10, 2017 deeplink respond

The usual problem with any stunning weekly
battery breakthrough is its 6.99 day half life.

Not sure how this one is going to turn out.

March 10, 2017 deeplink respond

Certainly one of the strangest and most bizarre
entries in our Gila Valley Dayhikes is the

WTF UFO CENTRAL Because it is on posted 
private property and involves a three hour drive, 
I'll  leave this one as an exercise for the serious 
student. Previous arrangements are required 
if you want to ride the underground Area 51 
shuttle.

As will a release form from your therapist. 

March 9, 2017 deeplink respond

It has been a while since we mentioned the obscure
integrated circuit LSI/CSI manufacturer.

Who have all sorts of low cost and innovative chip
solutions. Many of which involve motor controls,
dimmers, encoders, dimmers, and such.

March 8, 2017 deeplink respond

Apparently the fonts used in Distiller's Faux Substitutions
sometimes return oversize or otherwise seemingly
incorrect values for pathbb
. As in this example.

Um, it is apparently tricky to get this example to
show properly. Save it to your pc and then view
it in full Acrobat. Interestingly, both the faux font
substitution and a not found Courier solution
both change the bounding box and seem to trash
infill.

Apparently this is one of the reasons my Bitmap
Typewriter
fails to properly show faux fonts.

To date, attempts to use a much slower and manual
path bounding box finding code do not work. Apparently
because of infill problems .

March 7, 2017 deeplink respond

An ancient and sneaky "easy math" approach to
Fourier Series can be found here.

Seems to me there was a similar tabular method that
was described way back here.

As a tiny part of this incredible resource.

Much more neat Fourier stuff here.

March 6, 2017 deeplink respond

Never store carbide in a non-locking carabiner!

And be sure to remember that it is always the
greasy whistle that gets squeaked.

March 5, 2017 deeplink respond

One sneaky trick to make a WWVB self resetting clock
more reliable in bad reception areas is to use a GPS
receiver and make a miniature fake low power WWVB
transmitter. Some details are here
and here.

Rebroadcasting, of course, will add some delay. Which
means it is only useful for long correct time displays
but not as a precision instant frequency reference.

Some ancient WWVB stuff here and here, but they basically
dropped the football. Their recent major improvements
seem to have been largely stillborn.

March 4, 2017 deeplink respond

Photographing electronic items with brushed aluminum
panels can be exceptionally tricky. But this one did not
turn out all that bad.

Extremely diffused light is essential, such as outside
heavy shade. Possibly even backed up by a neutral
screen behind the camera for a double diffusion.

Ultimately, though, your best bet may be to redo
the entire panel. Start with the best and mid range
fragment and replicate it over the entire panel
area. Then redo the lettering with the Bitmap Typewriter.

JPG images to eBay sizes tend to trash lettering.
First, make sure the lettering looks good on your
original reworked bitmaps. Then use the largest JPG
size and the highest quality, typically 95. Alternately,
consider saving to .PNG if file sizes permit.

March 3, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder that recent versions of the Distiller in Adobe
Acrobat disables most disk access
as might be needed
for our Gonzo Utilities or any PostScript-as-language
app that uses or modifies random disk files.

Here is the newly simplified keying needed to reactivate
Distiller unrestricted file access..

windowskey and x then run
//acrodist.exe /F

March 2, 2017 deeplink respond

A free web source for the original KIM-1 manuals can be
found here. And the original KIM-1 TVT-6 project here.

And an extensive collection of KIM-1 user group notes here.

And great heaping bunches of other projects and tutorials
here. And here.

March 1, 2017 deeplink respond
"They" are coming out of the woodwork again. Boy, a
whole flock of 'em flew over that time.

Finding a source of "Unlimited free energy" would be the
most unimaginably heinous crime possible against humanity.
For it would instantly convert global warming into global
incineration. Not to mention making Hitler look like
Mother Teresa.

Fortunately, it clearly ain't gonna happen. Much more here.

February 28, 2017 deeplink respond

I've long been a fan of the free Imageviewer32. One of
its more subtle capabilities is improving the legibility
of petroglyphs.

In one instance, the orange was boosted and the
contrast, brightness, and gamma were dinked with.

One subtle trick: On any RGB system, you cut
blue to boost orange. Or cut green to boost purple.
Or cut red to boost aqua.

February 27, 2017 deeplink respond

At present, our Bitmap Typewriter only works with
real, legal, and embeddable PostScript fonts. You
can get a list of the fonts available to you by sending
this snooper file to Acrobat Distiller.

At present, there is an apparently fixable bug that
stops you from using Adobe faux font substitutions.

The correction seems subtle as the faux fonts seem
to position differently. The usual symptom is a
solid box rather than a character. I'm working
on a fix, but your early suggestions are welcome.

February 26, 2017 deeplink respond

New expansions to our Gila Valley Dayhikes include
the WTF UFO Central, details on mines and caves,
some geology stuff, new fossil papers, land ownership
details, and
some impressive 4WD and ATV routes..

February 25, 2017 deeplink respond

Do any of you still have a scannable copy of the UAAC
Songbook?

At present, this document is banned in all civilized nations
of the world. And even in parts of Texas.

February 24, 2017 deeplink respond

Magic Sinewaves are ongoing research into a class of
math functions that appear to have the ability to very
much improve the efficiency and harmonic structure
of digitally derived power sinewaves of interest for
industrial motor controls, electric cars, and pv
synchronous inverters.

They are capable of forcing any number of harmonics
to zero theoretical values and to astonishingly low
real world ones.
Some do so with an absolute
minimum of energy robbing switching transitions.
Others trade a few extra transitions for full and
true three phase compatibility.

Full details appear here, an early historic timeline
here, apps here, an executive guide here, an intro
here, the three phase scoop here, inside techie stuff
here and here, an astonishingly fast online calculator
here that newly includes quantizing abilities.

All research to date in the twenty year history of
magic sinewaves has been original, unique, vetted, and
sole sourced.
A second highly qualified mathematical
specialist has been recently added to our consulting,
IP, and seminar services.

February 23, 2017 deeplink respond

What seems like a stunning new development in passive
cooling just appeared in
Science for February 9, 2017.

This is a moderately priced plastic film with a remarkable
pair of properties - It strongly reflects high temperature
radiation and moderately radiates low temperature energy.

With a net passive and "free" cooling of anything it happens
to be covering! Up to an apparent EIGHTEEN DEGRES F!

Yeah, this does sound a tad Keeylenetish. But it appears
to be both genuinely real and beyond highly significant. 

More on Science Magazine here.
Slashdot input here.
More on energy topics here and here.

February 22, 2017 deeplink respond

We looked at several ways to extend battery life
way back here and here and in Hardware Hacker #52
found as part of here.

A newly available commercial product was announced
here. Based on a snap-on low cost switchmode voltage
converter that converts a battery as low as 0.6 volts
into a full 1.5 volts under load.

More details here.

These may be cost effective at four for ten dollars,
but I predict the actual long time performance on
typical real world devices will likely fall far short of
the eight times performance improvement claimed.

The efficiency of the upconverter under extremes
must also be allowed for. As must the continuous exciting
current. And the capabilities of very small inductors.

I'd also question whether chemical corrosion
issues might get worse as the case excessively thins.

I'd also predict that certain loads and use patterns
could clearly cause negative time results.
Thus,
displeasing certain customers would appear to
come with the territory.

I'm still wondering what happens when you feed
brief high current pulses back into a battery in an
attempt to reverse polarization. I have a hunch
that feedback of ten percent of the battery energy
will significantly improve life.
But likely not
enough to be economically worthwhile.

February 21, 2017 deeplink respond

Several of you have asked for more docs on the
coal debacle.

Try here, here, here, and here.

It is interesting to note that the costs of many
energy options are significantly increasing.


One exception is pv, which is dramatically decreasing,
following something like a Moore's Law curve.

There's still a 2:1 price gap between today and
eventual true net energy sustainability and
renewability, but the eventual outcome is not
the least in doubt.

More here and here.

February 20, 2017 deeplink respond

If you gotta do something, you gotta do it.

It does not matter in the least if it is an utterly
unprofitable time, energy, and money wasting
rathole.

If you gotta do something, you gotta do it.

If you gotta do something, you gotta do it.

The question came up whether our eBay
image postproc also works on animals.
As in before and after.

All done with plain old Paint and Imageviewer32.

February 19, 2017 deeplink respond

Amazingly, the new Adobe TypeKit works just fine
with plain old Paint.

Details on the secret incantations needed to get
TypeKit compatible with Distiller in general and
with my Bitmap Typewriter. can be found here.

Much more on Postscript here, and a new "empty"
code example here.

February 18, 2017 deeplink respond

PV Panel pricing figures are newly in for January
and are apparently continuing their free fall.

The best peak panel watt is now forty cents,
which is within a dime and a nickel of the quarter
needed to eventually produce genuine subsidy
free net renewability and sustainability.

Unfortunately, as potential net energy breakeven
gets approached, zillions of long term investment
dollars will be thrown at pv, dramatically setting
back any eventual breakeven and net energy
production. As needed to make up for the previous
net energy sink debacle.

I'd guess this might add eight years to net energy
breakeven.

But there are no doubts whatsoever that pv will
continue to decline in price as does virtually all
learning curve electronics, compared to sharply
increasing prices of competitive energy alternatives.

Coal, of course, is dead. Poof. Gone. Bye bye.

Much more on energy here and pv in particular
here.

February 17, 2017 deeplink respond

eBay does not want you to put identical listings on
your store and a current auction. An obvious
question is how you can game the system.

It appears that only the title is scanned for
similarities.
But it would also seem that paying
attention to the sell similar command could also
give them a clue for closer scrutiny. So one
defense might be to use a non similar sell similar.

Their algorithm seems fairly sophisticated as
interchanging a word or two still generates a
warning and rejection
. Possibly a certain
quantity of word matches independent of
position trips a trigger.

Do you have any suggestions here?

February 16, 2017 deeplink respond

The plot thickens until it clots.

The Sand Canal is turning into an extremely interesting one.
It is long, easily reached and explored, mostly excellently
preserved, has at least two significant hanging portions,
and is even a possible restoration candidate. Besides
including at least a sampler of most features on most other
prehistoric hanging bajada canals.

But a real mystery is emerging that does not make
any sense to me at all.

It turns out somebody apparently recently dumped
a pile ( present count six ) of purchased store bought
canal bits and pieces along the canal route in utterly
inexplicable locations. With no sign of them ever
being wet or the canal presently recently functioning.

Two of these are terra cota pipes purportedly flowing
in and out of sand wash itself. One is a railroad tie
size wooden barricade damming the west branch.
Another is a huge concrete pipe drug near but not
on the canal at the west-east fork. And a pair of
precast concrete tiny headgates with metal slides.
At a point where a western diversion seems to make
no sense whatsoever.

The question is why. If it was the start of something,
it seemed to me to be enormously poorly thought out.


Possibly it is some sort of play for a state land permit.
Otherwise, the creators did not seem to me to have
the faintest clue what an irrigation ditch was supposed
to do.

The new hardware could have been installed by
two individuals and a mule on a Tuesday afternoon.
But, if bought new, the costs would have been
several hundred dollars. A not inconsequential
cost by Pima outback standards.

No particular changes seem to have been actually
made to the canal itself. The chosen items also
seem to display a remarkable lack of self-similarity.

It is not clear to me how it could be kiddy play or
an investment scam. The nature of the store
bought products in the Pima outback would seem
to suggest a 1920's or much later date.

While the CCC has proven themselves very good
at stupid, this does not seem to at all match their
usual handiwork. There is evidence elsewhere of
CCC willful destruction of prehistoric artifacts.

It would seem unlikely this could be an attempt
at discrediting the true prehistoric age of the
canal, possibly for Antiquities Act related
reasons. I'll note in passing that mature
Mesquite and Cacti lie mid channel and that
some 75 highly similar and strongly dated
prehistoric bajada canal portions do exist
elsewhere nearby.

Any thoughts on why this is confounding a perfectly
good and very significant prehistoric water project?

February 15, 2017 deeplink respond

Zero Defects certainly is a laudable goal,
but getting there with real world customers
can be tricky at best. Chances are that you
will be blindsided where you least expect it.

Some strategies towards "have no unhappy
customers" include...

   ~ Thoroughly researching your products.
   ~ Carefully understating descriptions
   ~ Giving 15 day inspection privileges. 
   ~ Promptly offering (often full) refunds.
   ~ Protecting yourself with 30:1 sell/buy ratios.
   ~ Giving immediate tracking info.
   ~ Shipping as quickly as possible
   ~ Avoiding problem categories.
   ~ Keeping most product weights fairly low
   ~ Linking listings to additional info
   ~ Never skimping on proper packaging
   ~ Carefully clean and/or refurb before shipping
   ~ Prompt refund as the ONLY adjustment.
   ~ Spell out all known defects or problems
   ~ Never selling anything customer unsuitable
   ~ Recognizing that adjustments are expected
   ~ Keeping terms less than 10 words maximum
   ~ Avoid humor for it WILL be misunderstood
   ~ Never worrying about the feedback sideshow
   ~ Verify good product is in stock before listing..
   ~ Keeping all shipping charges revenue neutral
   ~ Try to be available 24/7
   ~ Never saying anything nasty in emails.
   ~ Flushing anyone who nickel and dimes you
   ~ No good deed goes unpunished
   ~ Testing electrical items for main functionality
   ~ Never try to be a penpal
   ~ Block ALL refunded buyers regardless of fault
   ~ Respond factually & unemotionally to feedback
   ~ Absolutely no foreign bidders or shipment.

February 14, 2017 deeplink respond

Sincerity is everything.

Once you have that faked, all else follows.

February 13, 2017 deeplink respond

Just added a new banner for our Don Lancaster's USB
Classic Reprints
to most of our Guru's Lair pages.

The odds of it appearing are one in four, so you might
have to refresh a time or two to get it to show up.

There are four upper slots and four lower ones on most
pages. The sixteen available banners rotate through
these. Fancy code to guarantee continually changing
screen views and positions first appeared here and here.

You can view the current included JavaScript code by
right clicking on view page source.

The secret is a string (abcdefghijklm), one letter of
which represents a banner of given artwork, link, and
alt text values.

On each page view, the secret string gets randomized
by a deck shuffling ( such as idflmbhjaecgk ) detailed
here. The crucial algorithm is to swap any location
with a random choice of itself or a letter to the right.

February 12, 2017 deeplink respond

We looked at the Mitutoyo DIGIMATIC measurement
coding way back here.

They have just republished their own official interface doc.
Starts on page 33.

February 11, 2017 deeplink respond

A third party modern color organ can be found here
which was somewhat based on my Psychedelia I.

The design is mostly digital, and features AGC,
four channels, high color quality efficient LED's,
and no obvious RFI issues. It also has a
microphone input and is amazingly compact.

If I were to tamper with the circuit, I think I
would seek out a log audio response to
improve perceived visual dynamic range.

Higher power could be gotten by an output
"amplifier" based on a trailing edge phase
control. The latter to reduce potential rfi.

These days it might be more interesting to apply
advanced harmonic tracking signal processing
to produce filtering by instrument rather than
by frequency.

Static displays can quickly become boring, so
it might also be interesting to use a HDTV
display in which instruments to patterns were
time sequence randomized.

Most of my earlier color organs can be found
here and here.

February 10, 2017 deeplink respond

A reminder on two of the more subtle Dreamweaver
commands:

The properties panel that tends to <