Today was to be an easy going day of getting things done. But that's not what happened.
At 8 AM I decided to install the upgrade to Stereo Tool the audio processor as a Winamp DSP Plugin. That's when Winamp shut down and spent the rest of the day refusing to start.
Stereo Tool is upgraded frequently and there has never been a problem installing it.
Returning to a previous time did not restore Winamp.
Re-installing Winamp did not solve the problem.
Because of all this KDX was not running today and I resorted to local AM radio which was the stuff of nightmares. Rush Limbaugh was wheezing and snorting about how misunderstood Trump is, the loud hate speech on another right wing station was also dishing apologetics for Trump, a president they say knows every smart move he makes, fooling us all by pretending to be a total ass. For a brief moment I watched Laura Ingraham on YouTube and held my ears to mask the blaring shriek, wondering if I had the correct spelling of "hussy".
As the sun set on the 11-degree day I strung together some other software and got KDX back on the stream and began airing the infinitely smarter programming only available by operating one's own station.
Hobby radio is the last chance for happiness in this failed world.