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David Hines [userpic]

a day of malfs

April 26th, 2009 (06:52 pm)

Finally got to take the Saiga-12 to the range, and -- alas. The gun worked just fine. But literally every single magazine I had malfunctioned. The 5-rounders failed to lock in, so I'd fire one round and the cycling action would send the mag flying. The 10-rounders would lock in, but they failed to feed after the first round.

This was deeply annoying.

Then I got in my car and discovered that the dashboard instruments -- digital display, natch -- were not displaying. The GPS worked; the warning lights came on fine. But the speedometer, odometer, gas gauge? Nothin'.

It's really unnerving to drive home with no speedometer.

Of course, I go to work tomorrow, and of course that trip involves highway travel, and of course when I get back I will be going immediately up to Ma's house in Maryland, which is a thirteen-hour highway trip. I think I'm going to borrow a friend's car and see if I can get the dealership to take a look at it while I'm gone...

David Hines [userpic]

APED: "love is king"

April 26th, 2009 (11:13 pm)

Yes, love is king. I'll not impugn
your heart, as constant as the moon,
the stars that shine, the ocean's sound,
as long as our blue world goes round.

But know, my love, the moon must wane,
the sun goes out, the oceans drain,
worlds crumble, when their time comes round,
kings lose their heads, and stars come down.

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