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Fun fact:
After reading this sentence, you will switch to breathing consciously

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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 :

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

There's technically no law against building a tiny cabin inside a bigger house, a slightly bigger apartment, or a garage if the walls are not attached to the ceiling or the other interior walls and you're not running any pipes, drains, or wires

Looking through some old photos and I just came across this beautiful old phone I discovered a while back somewhere in rural Washington state... or maybe rural southern Oregon... I don鈥檛 remember exactly.

Holy smokes, Robinhood finally released my earnings!

Now I can start investing at a *real* brokerage like an actual professional

BRB dyeing my hair blonde...

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Me : Oh good, they did it and we didn't all die!
Wife : Wait, what?
Wife: Why? Just.... why?

@cypnk The bulk of the ghosts in Virginia Beach are at the A.R.E. They will give you a $5.00 discount pass to use in their gift shop for sitting through an ESP quiz, ghosts included. I got a plastic mug for $4.95 which I am still using. They did not seem happy that I did not spend more. Edgar Cayce died broke, but they sure did capitalize on his name.

Going back to working on the cabin design, I may just end up using shingles

I would have preferred a standing seam metal roof, but the immediate cost is an issue since a lot of things pushed back my plans for several years. And, considering the small space, I can finish the 8x8 shelter in a single day so I can get everything out of the weather while get ready to build the main cabin

It will also buy me 15 years to save for a new roof

"Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships鈥攔elationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person."

I think my Dunbar's number is 3
Maybe 4

I really don't understand the reasoning behind phrases like this

Another one is "he's got too much time on his hands". Uh, I have little time and how I spend it is my dang business

Or "don't you have anything better to do?" Yes, I should stop listening to you

Life is already too short to worry about what other people think is the best use of your time and energy

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@cypnk By the time the pandemic was over, and the plague subsided, the entity moved on. Its last message to me scrawled on the wall in blood, asking "What the hell is wrong with you?"

And the house was clean. Or it was after I washed the blood off the wall.

"Didn't you watch that already?"

Excuse me, I'll watch it however many times I want to stave off the existential dread of a horrifying indifferent universe

This is a tool, that seems really useful. Instead of hyperlinks that 'jump' to another page,

the american institute of mathematics made a different kind of link: one that embeds other information in a drop down format, and can be used in an HTML document.

This book uses them extensively,
click on a definition to see.

What would you use them for?

My only concern now is what happens to the large volume of unrepairable devices already out there

Public E-waste recycling has become a joke and expecting manufacturers to handle their own recycling doesn't work too well either

At least this will help reduce future waste

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"Companies that sell consumer electronics such as refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union - and in the UK - will need to ensure those goods can be repaired for up to 10 years."

UK has to follow the same manufacturing rules since it continues to trade with the EU

It only covers appliances, but it's a step in the right direction


Also, for another approach towards growing, take a look here,

This is the growing system that one friend was working on.

It optimisesthe conditions for healthy soil bacteria, which in turn makes for better soils.

Used as part of a crop rotation cycle, they can upgrade the soils by 1-2 grades, over the space of a couple of harvests. :D

TIL There's a thing called the "deep litter method" for keeping chickens warm in winter

Basically, you add a layer of fresh straw to the coop floor each day and the chickens get to enjoy a clean place to sleep at night while the piled up layers slowly compost underneath, adding to their warmth

I don't have any plans to keep poultry, but a coop that's warm and safe to sleep while they free range during the day is nice

Chicken litter might be a good source of nutrients for growing vegetables

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