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  1. Otokichi


    It's Christmas time in the mid-1970s, and The man/woman/significant other who has everything is a tough nut to crack. Fear not, "Techmoan," the "Dr. Who of YouTube" has The Answer! For nearly a Prince's ransom, you can make that person's tax time memorable with a CalcuPen! It Calculates! It Writes! It has an LED display! It even has somewhat-hard-to-find batteries! (This vlog even has "Techmoan Family" puppets!) Find one on eBay today!
  2. Otokichi

    Fixing "Mr. Dengon"

    Have you got a baby genius who goes through toys like Garfield goes through Lasagna? Fear not, in 1985 there appeared a figure with glowing eyes that would take your messages and play them back for an unsuspecting world. It's amazing what "Techmoan" finds on these Japanese websites, though they aren't guaranteed to work "out of the box."
  3. Otokichi

    Mission: Impossible (TV)

    "Good morning/afternoon/evening, Mr. Briggs/Mr. Phelps, a foreign spy agency has compromised a music discussion website and turned it into a "Spam Zombie." Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to identify and neutralize the agency and to prevent the invasion of other websites. As usual, if any member of your Impoosible Missions Force is caught or killed, The Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This recording will self-destruct by the time Tom Cruise puts his shirt back on. Good luck, Dan/Jim." And now, select your team from your IMF dossiers and brief them on The Plan. Get a "GAZ" or "Elektrik" van over the border to serve as a mobile base and getaway vehicle. Be quick, before Tom Cruise and his team report for work at the Sergei Eisenstein film academy!
  4. Otokichi

    Ex-military wired intercom?

    So you've got an "out-in-th-boonies" workshop/gardening shack and you'd like to stay in contact with the "Noble house"/ Fear not, "Techmoan" has a retro solution to gladden the heart of any Steampunk Hipster or ex-military person who's cell phone has a dodgy battery. Why would you want "to be wired" in the wireless age of cell phone? "Techmoan" thinks it would be fun; imagine re-enacting scenes from TV's "Combat" series of the 1960's. ("Checkmate King Two to White Rook, is the beer cold yet? White Rook to King Two, it's frosty, but your buddies are drinking it up at the CP, Over. King Two to White Rook, tell those layabouts to save one for me! I'm returning to the CP toot suite!")
  5. So you wanna play your "Mantovani Plays Van Halen" on the bus to tweak off Punks? The Sound Burger is too expensive, you say? Fear not, "Techmoan" to the rescue: a cheap, er "inexpensive" portable turntable from 1990's Japan! It even has a see-though case so you can ogle/show off your low tech innards. It runs off as many "D" cells as that annoying Punk's Ghettoblaster, and has a "vertical play/hang it up on a wall" adapter. How does it sound? Glad you asked...say, "The Moan Family Puppets" are back with their take on ASMR.. Yessir, get your affordable "beach baby" portable turntable at semi-reputable Interweb merchants and blast the bus!;) A short ASMR video...
  6. Region codes have been a problem for DVD and Blu-Ray movie fans since day one. Seeking an "all region" DVD player got around the original 7 region blocks. Blu-Ray currently divides the world into 3 regions, which "Techmoan" found messed up his search for obscure movies from other regions. The hardware approach was a permanent solution for the run-of-the-mill DVD player. But there was a "hidden menu" solution for the deluxe Blu-Ray player.. Bonus: "The Moan Family Puppets" are back!;)
  7. Otokichi

    500MB DataPlay disc!

    Have you lost your 128MB SD card? Want something that has much more capacity? Fear not, the mighty 500MB DataPlay disc is here! "Techmoan" presents another data storage device that lost out to the rapidly increasing depth of Ye Olde SD card. It's almost the right size for "Cherry 2000," that 1980's "companion doll" featured in the 1987 movie of the same name. Like MiniDisc, this tiny wonder disc was a caddy-borne data device, which I've never heard of, either.
  8. Here is a "Techmoan" post of Great and Interesting Importance!;) Is your Compact Cassette of "Three Dog Night's Greatest Hits" randomly spooling out of the case? Did that perfidious record company put your favorite track at the end of Side One? Fear not, dig up a Bic Stick and have at it. Wot's dis? The current generation of "Steampunks" think a pencil will do? Such ignorant children; lead them to the Bic!
  9. Otokichi

    The World in a Box!

    Are you a would-be dictator hankering to take over the world? "Techmoan" has the right holiday gift for you, "Adenoid Hynkel"! MOVA will now put the world on your desk, spinning inside a cube as you plan where "Ptomania" will seek lebenstraum first. In keeping with the premium price, there are several versions available to keep "pocket napoleons" happy for years.;)
  10. Otokichi

    Neck Speaker roundup

    Step right up, folks, you have only one neck to sacrifice on the altar of (sorta) High Fidelity music! It's "Techmoan" again, with "whiplash collar" noisemakers that will earn you the ire of people nearby. (Yes, these "I Hate You!" sound radiators will take you back to the "Ghetto Blaster" days toot suite.;) Do any of these things work as advertised? Only "Techmoan" knows for sure...
  11. Otokichi

    Techmoan on VinylVideo!

    Hello again, Steam Punkers! If you've got some custom video or music lying around that's "all you," here's proof that analog immortality can be yours. Yessir, even old sour grapes Thomas Edison would be thrilled to be immortalized in such a way. Let The Future see you in 45 RPM just before Old Sol turns into a red giant and wipes all trace of Terra's Homo sapiens away.;)
  12. Otokichi

    Vinyl Video: LP video!

    I see that the new "Doctor Who" has arrived and she's shaken up the TARDIS freaks no end. With that in mind, here's "Techmoan" with a Steam Punker's Hip New Thing: sound and video from a 45 RPM vinyl record! Yep, you can be the first "Steam Boy" to have something that plays audio and video at will, without switching to another device. Don't be too put off by the "Eadward Muybridge"-level video, be amazed that the package delivers at all! (Sorry, no puppets.)
  13. Submitted for your approval, a brand new QSL Quadraphonic LP! Techmoan's Internet connections have scored a made-in-USA Suzanne Ciani vinyl record for those who like "front to back" sound. The hardware is quite interesting, and the audio will take you back to 1990's New Age instrumental music featured on VH-1's "New Visions" TV show. An added bonus, The Moan Family puppets are on hand, talking about "Quad in the Automobile!;)
  14. Submitted for your approval, Philips' VCR and Video 2000 systems that took on Beta and VHS in Europe. Once again, "Techmoan" presents an obscure/unsung technology. Philips aimed for the PAL system video European market, while Sony and Matsushita aimed at the world. So, did the superior video format lose to the VHS mass market giant, or was this doomed by the parochial aim of the manufacturer?
  15. Gather around, Hipsters! Yeah, you "Holga and Diana photographers," too. It's Nostalgia Night for "Techmoan," as he tries out 35mm film. "Film"? You say? That's the stuff folks used to use for their holiday snaps in the 20th century. This is a look back at Black & White film, as Fujifilm continues to discontinue "low profit" products killed off by Smart Phones and the disappearing line of "snapshot digital cameras." Goodbye Neopan Acros 100, now where's that Leica IIIa?;)
  16. Otokichi

    Sennheiser Surrounder

    Submitted for your approval, a "workable solution for scattering surround sound speakers around the listening room." Here's something wild from the otherwise rational German headphone maker, Sennheiser to keep your neighbors from pounding on the walls because your speaker array was too loud. Two major pieces of equipment could be purchased separately, but there are also two problems with this "solution in search of a problem.";)
  17. Otokichi

    Sony FH-7 Mk. II

    Submitted for your approval, a 1980's Sony "compnent Boom Box"! This 15Kg (fully assembled) super bricks series did have a carrying handle, but only "Ahnold" could hoist it/carry it around on his shoulder. This is the first in planned series on "Boom Boxes/ Ghetto Blaster" radio/tape/EQ/phonograph all-in-ones. My old Fisher unit is more basic (no autoreverse tape p;layer) and plastic to boot, but it did the job back in the day. Did you own (or wishe you could own) such an "eater of batteries" radio/tape unit?
  18. Otokichi

    Fuji Instax SQ6

    Submitted for your approval, "Techmoan" is betting that the large, square Fuji Instax camera is better than the "portrait rectangular" original. Bonus: The "Moan family puppets" are back!;
  19. Otokichi

    DVD+Blu-ray in "VHS"

    Do you remember the awful cardboard-and-plastic DVD cases of not-long-ago? "Techmoan" has a short vlog on UK's HMV group stuffing Blu-ray and DVD discs into (somewhat) substantial VHS-like storage boxes. Is this coming to your local swap meet or Walmart? Only the ranks of swiftly-disappearing-DVD want to know.;)
  20. Otokichi

    Wall Radio

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM64ajfq6jM&t=17s Submitted for yoiur approval, a short vlog from "Techmoan" about a "wall mounted FM radio." This looks like a Heathkit-level electronics kit project/conversation piece or a "solution in search of a problem. Would you believe that a (somewhat) improved version arrived in the U.S. under the "AC-Delco" brand?;)
  21. Otokichi

    "2.5 Hour CD!" "2 Hour LP!"

    Is your name "Endeavour Morse"? Do you want to listen to a complete Opera "in one go" instead of having to get up and "flip over" the LP? Would you like a music CD that can last 2 hours insteaf of a mere 74 minutes? Well then, "Techmoan" has "finessed" the laws of Physics and "increased the data density" of BOTH vinyl LPs and CDs! Is there a catch? But of course...and there are NO puppets again!;)
  22. I didn't start using a computer until well past the Coleco Adam years, when software could be loaded onto (simpler) computers of the 56K modem years. So all of this "walk and talk" about Sinclair and Coleco was...boring. Still, for those who used their TV as a computer monitor, this is your gig. I'll search for "Techmoan's" blog segment while guzzling Diet Coke to keep from falling asleep from the "it-takes-some-time-for-the-software-to-load action." Who is/was this "Pete Shelley"?
  23. Otokichi

    1993 Hi-Vision Laserdisc

    "High Definition" and "Laserdisc" don't appear to go together, but Japan in the 1990's (or even now) wasn't the same as "the rest of the world." Submitted for your puzzlement, the next tier of movie clarity during the Videocassette Wars era. A link to Part Two, where "Techmoan" gets a "P5" follows.;) Part Two of "The Quest for the Hi-Vision Laserdisc" system
  24. Otokichi

    $ony Wireless Speaker

    When you visit your folks DO THEY HAVE THE TV VOLUME SET AT 100? Fear not, you and their neighbors need not be subjected sonic assault any more. If you don't mind importing this Sony Wireless Speaker from the UK or Canada, problem solved. I. on the other hand, have aircraft of every description flying over the house at all times of the day or night at the 300m/1000ft minimum altitude, which can defeat everything but stereo headphones. Since I have a Bluetooth headphone, I'll look around for that kind of transmitter. (It beats having to turn on Closed Captioning and hoping that I can read fast enough to follow the action.:(
  25. Otokichi

    1980 Technics Co-Deck

    Here's a gift suggestion for the parent "who has everything." (Not all households are headed by a "father" these days.;) In 1979, Sony debuted the Walkman stereo cassette player for "private listeners." Other electronics companies cogitated on how to capitalize on this rising wave. In 1980, Technics came out with the M1 (tape player only) and M2 (Plus FM radio) stereo cassette "bricks." Since these were Japan/domestic-market-only products, there's little chance that your "Jimmy Pesto" neighbor has/had one. (Who's "Jimmy Pesto," you ask? The bete noire of Bob Belcher of "Bob's Burgers" who pushes Bob's competitive buttons just by being across the street.;) I'll let "Techmoan" tell you the rest, as another commercial Sunday approaches.