Posted by: WebHobbit | March 9, 2018

Single Lever Shower Controls Suck

First in one is likely to be a series of 1st World Problem Rants. This time I’d like you to meet the new (3 years or so) Single Lever Shower Control Thingie at our new place:


And this shows where the various levels seem to be and what those levels feel like:


Note there seems to be NO changes in temperature between the markings above even though there is a LOT of space for it. I NEVER had any issue getting a nice hot but not too hot shower with the old shower that had separate hot and cold dials.


Posted by: WebHobbit | February 24, 2018

Anxiety isn’t always a Bad Thing

Every now and then I read something so GOOD…something so thought provoking that at once I feel smarter for having experienced it and a little sad that I will NEVER write so profoundly WELL. Nevertheless a work so good should be celebrated and passed around. So pour a fresh cup of coffee (or what ever you like to drink) and enjoy this essay on Anxiety and the Human Condition. I submit to you “The Usefulness of Dread” by Samir Chopra.  It’s the Good Stuff!




Posted by: WebHobbit | January 28, 2018

Sunday Scan – Michael Golden


Back from the dead -it’s the Sunday Scan! This is Michael Golden’s dynamic cover to Marvel’s Micronauts #38 (1982). No one did the Micronauts better than Michael Golden. After he left the title as series penciller it had a procession of good artists take their turns but none ever equaled Golden’s work in my opinion. Every now and then he would do a cover like this one and I remember it being SOOO AWESOME. This was long before the publicly accessible internet so comic news and rumors were pretty hard to come by, so when we fans seen a new Golden cover we HOPED like hell the interiors would be his return to the series. Upon opening it up we were always disappointed as he never came back to the Micronauts beyond an occasional cover like this one.

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