Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Curse you, Capitalism!

Darn you, Market, and your failure to cater to my absurdly varied and impractically specific desires!

Clearly the problem is capitalism, and has nothing to do with my requirements! And of course the obvious answer is socialism, the master system of meeting all people's specific needs perfectly!

In all seriousness, I am apparently good at finding things that I want that nobody makes. On the other side of the coin, many of these things are things that I can make myself, because engineer, and then make all the money, so it's alright I guess.

A few things I want that I probably can't throw together in my currently-imaginary garage workshop
-A watch with a Geiger counter in it that isn't $500-1500 and limited production (I want one, but not $500+ worth!)
-A pipe-insert version of those e-cigarette things, so I can (kind of) use the pipes I'm considering collecting without cancer, etc.

Hmm, not quite as many things that I can't make as I thought, although I'm sure I'm forgetting some. Now, if you'll pardon me, I'm off to work more on my job hunt so I can afford raw materials for the rest of the list!


  1. Trust me. It is far better to desire something that doesn't exist than to desire something that USED TO.

    Cheaper too.

    Like a picatinny mount for an obscure British scope...

    1. I was going to say something about the Mateba M6U, then I remembered the Rhino was a thing. I think I've mostly managed to keep my desires to that which does not exist.