night lights

It’s a silly little thing, but the night light in our bathroom was getting reluctant to turn off. Clicking the switch back and forth, this way, that way, willing it to turn off… eventually it refused. Heck, I have another. Replaced it. Throw it away … this is ‘Meruka, after all. But NO. I’m me. It has a Phillips screw that appears to hold two halves of it together. Set it aside until I get around to it. Tonight I… Read morenight lights

totally useless information

This stuff has a major advantage over most of what emits out of your boob tube. It is true. As far as I can tell, however, it is also useless. But I couldn’t just let it slip through my fingers without putting it somewhere. This is the place it landed. Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it… Read moretotally useless information

free book

Immortalizing an author by bringing his book back from almost disappearing, the publisher of website Simple Liberty has restored an out-of-print book: . . . And Then There Were None By Eric Frank Russell Having some knowledge of the webmaster and a recommendation from another author and all around great person, I look forward to reading the book myself. It is available free as both a .pdf or as a web page. Take your pick.


Making the rounds of the Internet is a double-barrelled 1911-type .45 handgun. A goofy idea in my mind, but an interesting engineering and fabrication exercise. It reminds me of twin engine cars from 30 years ago. That made me look and I found one of them.