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Tinkerers, chemists, students or anyone else who needs a lab notebook in a rush

I made a printable lab notebook for you to use :
github.com/cypnk/Lab-Notebook

PDF download and original LibreOffice Calc sheets are provided in case you want to tinker with the layout

License is public domain. No credit necessary

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鈥淪o what do you think about the late winter?鈥

Well, It鈥檚 getting harder to deer these days. I鈥檝e been deering for three years now and hope to keep deering for the next ten. Winter is tough deering anyway

鈥淭hank you, deer. Back to you, April鈥

mastodon.social/media/qjy0A7rT

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103: Early Hints
206: Partial Content
409: Conflict
412: Precondition Failed
417: Expectation Failed
418: I'm a teapot
420: Enhance Your Calm
421: Misdirected Request
424: Failed Dependency
451: Unavailable For Legal Reasons
530: Site is frozen

A 1950s film noir in HTTP status codes

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After waiting waaaay too long to ask anyone (and too embarrassed to admit it), I finally looked up "Despacito" 馃槼

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@cypnk i think i'm outside your house can you come out?

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working out some power consumption guesses for a RasPi Zero W, I have found roughly the following:

6 AA batteries: maybe a couple hours

1 9 V battery: maybe an hour, probably less

1 typical car battery: probably two days, maybe three

1 huge Leisure branded RV battery: probably four days

this'll be super useful info, I'm sure

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I just realized my solar panel power budget is a tad overkill for my actual usage patterns once I build my cabin

Oops

On the upside, that means I could get away with a smaller setup, but I have no idea what the future may hold. Because the angle of the sun up north (and copious snowdays), it's still good to have a larger than necessary solar power arrangement

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Writing a blog is like 10x easier when you're not dealing with uploads, thumbnails etc...

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@reconbot @cypnk I guess Hardwarehacking is a good hashtag to use for my BASIC ENGINE stuff, and the changes to that platform I'm working on.

Most of the rest of what i do is preservation and software, these days. Maybe that'll change over time.

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Hello! I'm Josephine, artist/illustrator. I make paintings, comics, cover-illustrations and storyboards. Currently working to improve my craft 鉁
#introductions #meettheartist #mastoart

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According to Wikipedia, 鈥淔light has evolved at least four times, in the insects, pterosaurs, birds, and bats鈥

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying

Considering how little of our own past has been found, I sometimes wonder what other traits have similarly evolved in relative isolation, like bipedalism, speech or even intelligence

We only know of our planet鈥檚 evolutionary history through the fossils that survived. The majority of the past has been wiped clean, often many times over

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@cypnk weird, I just went to their website. I almost feel bad that I haven't thought about shopping with them, but instantly go for a couple other, newer places.

Nice to see the write-ups are in the same style, but it's not the same with color photos and a normal online shop layout

sciplus.com/

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@cypnk all true. But, damn I loved flipping through a print American Science and Surplus catalog

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In the late 80s, a lot of publications stopped catering to the DIY crowd and went full corporate to attract companies (or just went under) and Usenet was the few places you could chat constructively and arrange trades. Searching was still a pain

The web made procurement of parts and searching background info viable. You can now find everything from parts to datasheets and even first-hand experiences

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This is the best times for the home tinkerer and backyard hobbyist

Although catalogs existed for a century and longer, getting parts was for the hobbyist was still hit or miss. Things improved in later decades with phone ordering, but that wasn鈥檛 exactly convenient either

If you didn鈥檛 have that trade magazine or catalog, you may not even know the parts existed

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