Yahoo! News: “An out-of-control driver slammed his SUV into a pregnant woman outside a lower East Side church yesterday before flipping onto a crowd of mourners at a funeral.” An SUV ran into a PREGNANT WOMAN and then flipped into a FUNERAL? BANSUVS! Of course, this was also an asian driver. Just cause you can pass a 20 question written test and then barely pass a 30 minute driving test does not mean you should be on the road. The Pacific NW is filled with these people, usually the asians driving either Japanese or German cars in white or silver. If I see a female with dark hair driving a white Camry, I get the hell out of the way.
Damn, I sound racist. Oh well, it’s not my fault they all suck at driving.
Jenn and I were discussing the basics of electronics since I’m still figuring out how to wire up my new horns. We briefly discussed electrocution when I realized that I’ve never told my electrocution story here!
I decided to put a 120mm fan in the side of my computer case to aid in cooling. The case I had didn’t have a hole for said fan so I need to add one! My aunt had a 20-year-old handheld jig saw that would do that job just perfectly. Since this saw was so old, it didn’t have any sort of guard around the blade nor did it have any built-in fuses. I finished up the job just fine… I decided to disconnect the saw from the extension cord. I was holding the saw in my right hand and I grabbed the cable with my left hand. Using just my left hand, I tried to disconnect the cables. Well I touched the bare metal while it was still connected. My left hand immediately seized around the cable, clenching down on connected bare metal, my right hand seized and TURNED ON THE SAW. My aunt saw me shaking up and down uncontrollably, swinging the saw near my right leg. It lasted for about 3 seconds when finally the cable slipped out of my left hand. My short term memory was wiped as I didn’t remember what had happened the ten minutes previous and it took about 15 minutes for my internal systems to feel normal again.
I hope I haven’t jinxed myself for my upcoming automotive modification!
NASIOC – Hella supertones wiring horrors: So my horns were finally delivered and the instructions are a bit sparse. I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if I had done ANY electrical work before. It took a bit of searching around but I found a few good diagrams and that the positive terminals on the horns are copper while the negative ones are silver. I’ll get this figured out.
NASIOC – Hella Supertones Install: Just in case I wanted some more information on the basics of the install. This is for a WRX, but I’m sure something has to be applicable.
I’ve decided that I’m fed up with the drivers and pedestrians in this area. I’ve picked up a set of Hella Supertones! If you piss me off, I will respond with 118 dB in response! I’m not really sure how I’m going to mount them yet, but I’ve already been doing some research. Just so I don’t forget, the OEM horn is located below the driver side headlight on the Focus.
When the downtuned guitar first kicks in the 10 second mark of Y Control by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the hair on my arms stands up. This is one of those songs I could listen to over and over and over, much like the Megaman 2 medley covered by the Minibosses.
Too many puppies with guns in their hands.
Too many puppies in foreign lands.
Are dressed up sharp in suits of green and
Placed upon the war machine.
Too many puppies are just like me.
Too many puppies are afraid to see.
The visions of the past brought to life again,
Too many puppies, too many dead men.
– Primus, “Too Many Puppies”