Posts Tagged ‘conversion’

Our New and Improved Sutro Tower Now Has New and Improved Digital Broadcasts

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Not that you’d really be able to tell, though. Sutro Tower Inc. has just finished a project that had some of the digital TV broadcast antennas (not “antennae” – that plural term is only used for bugs in our silly English language) gaining a higher altitude.

Not much howver, maybe a seven-percent increase, max. Does that make a big difference? No, not for most people, but at least STI is trying.

Here’s the antenna of KPIX-TV (OMG, that’s the home of Eye on Blogs – big ups, Brittney Gilbert!) a way up top, like 1700 feet above sea level. Now Channel 5 is as high as possible:

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The Future is Now, and what’s labeled “CURRENT” is history:


From this:


To this:


Well, they were still wrapping the KPIX, KRON, KTVU antenna assembly, but you get the idea.

So it looks like we’re all set with the Great Digital TV Conversion of 2009. As long as Sutro Tower doesn’t get hit by a shooting star….

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…we’ll be all right.

The Slickest Car in the Mission District – Are Scissor Doors Right for You?

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

You’re probably thinking that converting the front doors of your car to Lamborghini style scissors would be pricey, but you’re wrong.

What are you waiting for? Make sure to spring for the automatic option - you’ve got to keep things classy.

A stunning orange Chrysler 300C on 24th Street:

via fredsharples of Orange Design, Inc. Is this blushing orange, tangerine/cream triple beam lyrical dream Fred’s new company car? Let’s hope so.

Apply for Your $40 Digital TV Converter Box Coupons Before It’s Too Late

Monday, January 5th, 2009

You were warned, but you didn’t listen and you never got your coupons. And now the government done run out of money, so your going to have to wait longer to update your idiot box. So apply online now, as this is the reply you’ll get these days: 

“We have determined that you are eligible to participate in this program and your coupon application has been approved. However, because program funding is not currently available, you will not receive coupons unless more funding becomes available. If program funding becomes available you should receive your coupons in the mail.”

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From The Mission With Love: “Your New Hybrid Uses Gas – Ha!”

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Here’s what you’ll see tooling around San Francisco’s Mission District these days – an aging Mercedes Benz 300 SD sedan that’s been converted by Oakland’s Veg Rev to run on vegetable oil in a process called “vehicle fuel reassignment.”

So instead of inky diesel soot covering the back of this OM617 W126, we see vegetable oil. See the conversion process courtesy of this nifty video. (But just ignore a laughable MTV-style intro from the abysmal Current TV network.) The car shown can’t accelerate quickly, but in many ways is superior to (and costs about $115,000 less than) the quick, all-electric Tesla Roadster.

Of course the best way to spread the word about veggie power is to fashion a bumper sticker to make Toyota Prius owners feel bad:

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From Teh Mission with love…

Digital TV Conversion: Get Your $40 Coupons Now. No, No, Wait Until Later!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Check it. Your old-school TV, the kind that most Americans have, will stop working next year as we’re going to transition to digital service in 2009.

That means that your grandmother, who watches her stories on a TV with a “rabbit ears” antenna, is going to need your help. So you’re going to get her a Digital Television Adapter for free, or almost free, courtesy of Uncle Sucker.

How? Just go here and sign up for your nifty $40 coupons and then head on over to Circuit City, RadioShack, or the Best Buy.   


And you’d better hurry before the Department of Commerce runs out of money.

Wait a second. Don’t sign up for your DTV coupon yet, because better, cheaper boxes are coming. The problem is that these coupons expire three months after they’re sent to you.

If you sign up too early, you’ll have to shell out your own money to supplement the coupon and your box won’t be all that good. If you sign up too late, then you’ll miss out on any subsidy. But if you time things just right, then you’ll get a sweet converter for free.

Or, you can just buy her a new digitally-enabled TV.

Choose wisely.