Good Stuff

Just stuff I like that doesn’t fit anywhere else.


I used to read a lot of science fiction. I wasn’t into the space battles stuff but the thoughtful and speculative stories. I think one of the first I read was Heinlein’s “Stranger In a Strange Land”. It was the 60’s. Says it all. Drifted away from sci-fi in the 80’s and later, as my …

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The Size of Everything

OK, where else can you find the size of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sandbag and how to fill and stack it, how to measure for a horse collar for pulling a plow, the size and scoring of an archery target, tables for printing font sizes, the temperature rating for different sizes of segar …

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Random Cool Things

A haiku for every location based on what’s there. Read about it here. Take it for a spin – you’ll want to zoom out on the map and find your location. You need to center the small and easily missed “+” over your location by moving the map around. It’s based on the amazing Open …

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Radio Around the World

I had totally forgotten about Radio Garden. Just spin the globe and listen! Zoom in and see the streets where your music is coming from. “Radio Garden invites you to tune into thousands of live radio stations across the globe. By bringing distant voices close, radio connects people and places. From its very beginning, radio …

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Eccles Meets Jazz

Two of the most famous bass players when I was growing up – Gary Karr and Richard Davis – teamed up for a virtuoso classical meets swinging jazz bass version of Henry Eccles Sonata in G minor. This from an unnamed TV show in 1969.

Favorite Bike Bell

OK – I love sound and quality, interesting sound. So – after a ride on the Neuse River Greenway last year calling out “on your left” to the walkers and joggers I passed I walked into the bike shop at the head of the trail just below the Neuse River Dam and they had a …

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What I’m Listening To

If you’re a Google Play Music subscriber you can listen to my playlist here: Robbie’s Mix It’s a varied collection of things I’ve enjoyed listening to over the years – though there are many more things I’ve enjoyed listening to. These are just the ones I happened to save to this Google Playlist. I always …

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