Apparently there /are/ tube CBs, but they cost a lot, and are kinda big for in a car. So yeah. Solid-state it is for CB.
On other less-boring-everyone issues, I've noticed that lately sometimes I'm walking between places on full-auto, it's kinda like if you had a robot preprogramed to go between Point A and Point B with a non-moving camera aimed down-and-ahead for anti-collision purposes, and you're just sitting there watching the video feed from the camera, it's a somewhat fascinating (yet really rather disturbing at the same time) perspective. I need to stop doing that, it's actually getting really disturbing.
On a completely random and unrelated note, I need to find some tapes for that super-something-or-other camcorder I have [which I got at goodwill the other day for $2].
Well, enough rambling for now, maybe I'll have some less boring news later. Who knows. Doesanyone really care though? I bet almost nobody's bothered reading this far in my post, have they?