It’s a hot hot hot hot day in parts of North America. If you’re like me, your only access to cooling at home is something like a struggling window unit.
Libraries can be cooling stations if you can get to one. And they mostly won’t kick you out. They’re a place you can be and not buy anything. Keep safe if you can. 💜💜💜💜
Seeking book recommendations, boosts welcome.
My daughter is turning 3 this month and she LOVES spooky stuff. Foolishly I told her last Halloween that if she hurried up and learned to read, she could read the Goosebumps series, which are the Spookiest Books Ever Written. I underestimated how seriously she'd dive in and now she's reading at a second grade level. How young is TOO young for Goosebumps, and what, if anything, is a good intermediate step?
this “z-axis conductive tape” is absolute witchcraft and I want a roll of the stuff https://www.adafruit.com/product/1656
it’s double-sided tape which is conductive only from one side to the other, conductivity is not present along the length or width of the tape!
My experience of the Jersey Jack Creeper Cam started off with me getting a high score on Dialed In and having it take my picture and use it in the attract mode without any kind of warning. I have a couple stalkers, so I'm not happy about this.
The next time I get a high score, I enter my initials and duck out of the way of the camera, and it _still_ uses my picture in the attract mode. How, you might ask?
hi this is catdad here to say that the fact that the greedy nature of capitalism insists that small businesses must always be growing or else wither is fuckin toxic
open your etsy store and if you make $5/mo that's still $5/mo more than you had before and it doesn't matter if you never make more and you have to refuse orders from people.
there's nothing wrong with creating what you can and no more
thanks for coming to my ted talk
More energy-conservation stuff: in addition to fixing coin-ops, I also fix appliances.
If you were to ask me "Hey, Dan Who Fixes Things, what brand of dishwasher / washing machine / tumble drier should I buy," I would tell you "NONE, THEY'RE ALL GARBAGE, EVERYTHING MADE IN THE LAST COUPLE DECADES IS TRASH, IT'S ALL ENGINEERED TO FAIL, 1970'S AC MOTORS CAN RUN FOR DECADES WITH VERY LITTLE INTERVENTION, BUY UGLY OLD APPLIANCES OFF CRAIGSLIST FOR A TENNER AND PAINT THEM IF YOU WANT."
Boosting my old toots: I WAS LOOKING FOR THE FAN THING BECAUSE I'VE ONLY TURNED ON THE AC ONCE THIS YEAR AND I JUST SAW ALL THE OTHER STUFF ON MY WAY DOWN, TL;DR: open basement windows at night and put a big fan in upstairs window pointing outwards for cheap cold air throughout the night. That's what I was getting at. :P