Joey mastodon
Aug 10, 2022, 16:17

raspberry zinger is my summer fridge tea of choice, but I'm out of that right now and made some chai fridge tea..

it's not boiled so is very very light, think cold water with a hint of ginger and tumeric. refreshing

Anna (Anna and Mark: Waldeneffect)
Our first video course is live!

I'm very excited to announce that our first video course is now live! If you use this link before the end of the day Friday, you should be able to snag your copy for half off.

Even if you're just curious, I recommend heading over there since you can watch five of the sixteen course videos for free in preview mode. You can learn why I love no-till and cover crops, how to topdress, and how dorky I look on video. What do you have to lose?

Joey mastodon
Aug 04, 2022, 21:32

Oh no some of 's own dependencies have a 1 year gap in their commit history

The first I found is seed-fu.

Don't worry gitlab, the project is hosted on github, so you won't nuke your own dep. lol

Joey mastodon
Aug 04, 2022, 21:22

trawling through my git repos to find ones with a 1 year gap in their commit history, which means considers them useless

oneliner to join the fun:

git log --pretty='%at %H' | sort -rn | perl -lne 'BEGIN {$o=time()}; @x=split " "; if ($x[0] < $o-31536000) {print $x[1]}; $o=$x[0]'

My favorite is that pdmenu has 5 such gaps. I still hear from users of it. Most users of it these days are blind. It was not written with the intent of helping blind users 25 years later..

Joey mastodon
Aug 03, 2022, 19:16

"The supplied USB cable can only be connected to this product. Do not use the USB cable for other purpose"

Yeah, no, that's not how USB cables work. They go into a drawer and are used for whatever random thing.

I guess I should just throw this one away as a fire risk?

Joey mastodon
Jul 30, 2022, 16:47

Was looking at the README of and noticed that it didn't anywhere say what the purpose of the software was.

Then I noticed that the page has an About section, which does explain that.

Great.. people are being incentivised to not even store the statement of purpose of a project in its git repo.

Joey mastodon
Jul 29, 2022, 20:00

layout.css.devPixelsPerPx 1.2 seemed to mostly fix it, though it's subtly different

Joey mastodon
Jul 29, 2022, 19:57

upgraded firefox to 103 and it utterly lost its mind about text sizes/dpi/UI scaling

lost in a maze of configs all different

there's an exit here, labeled "chromium"...

Joey mastodon
Jul 29, 2022, 13:54

The river here rose 7 feet over night.

It floods in the spring, but this is a 100 year flood for this time of year.

Still the potential for storms today to cause the kind of flash flooding that happened over the hill in KY.

Joey mastodon
Jul 25, 2022, 23:23

pleased that didn't get bought by a spammer after all and now has a history of the site itself plus a nice random usenet article / message-id lookup service. Thanks to Adam Sjøgren

Anna (Anna and Mark: Waldeneffect)
Raccoons and chipmunks in the garden

Bowl of produce

When we moved to Ohio, we went hardcore on our garden fencing. And the barrier has kept out the deer I was most concerned about.

Unfortunately, nothing else seems fazed.

It's taken years to figure out exactly who's eating our fruits and veggies. But a game camera recently confirmed what I'd already guessed.

Chipmunk stealing a tomato

Unripe strawberries and tomatoes strewn across the ground are a sign of fumble-fingered chipmunks. These little rodents can go through a planting remarkably fast.

Raccoon in the garden

Entire branches torn down in the raspberry patch and snow peas dragged off their trellises are a sign of raccoon damage. Yes, raccoons are quite happy to eat garden produce other than corn.

The solution? We aren't quite there yet. But at least we've nailed the problem down!

In other news:


My heart was warmed when I heard from a very unexpected trailersteader two weeks ago:

"Your book inspired my wife to have the courage to move out to our little farm and live in a trailer, the only way we could afford to live there upon my retirement from teaching high school history. How delightful to pick up your Trailersteading book and learn the author was one of my first AP history students back at Tennessee High in Bristol! I admired your intelligence then; now I admire what you have done with it. Sarah loved your book!"

--- Ken Senter

What a wonderful cycle since Mr. Senter's enthusiasm and intensity of focus on his subject matter was contagious twenty-odd years ago. It's wonderful to think that I managed to have an unexpected positive impact on his life just like the one he had on mine!

Soil course on Udemy

I'll end with a teaser of what Mark and I have been hard at work on this summer. My next post will hopefully be a link to the finished product, but you can hear about it first and get a free review copy if you sign up for our email list. Can't wait to share with you!

Joey mastodon
Jul 20, 2022, 20:49

why would a dhcp client, on receiving DHCPNACK, keep connected to the address it had before and not do anything else to try to get a lease?

I'm looking at you, network-manager.

Joey mastodon
Jul 14, 2022, 19:46

Looked at a github repo page for 10 minutes before I could find where the ssh clone url was hidden in the UI.

This is the UI they convinced people they want, and indeed that this is the only correct UI.

(I now see they highlight the Code button in green so you'll click on it. Rather than say, removing the tab *also* named "Code", or designing a coherent UI.)

Joey mastodon
Jul 13, 2022, 01:00

Updating arduino-copilot for a new release from NASA today while watching the JWST press conference for the science.

Joey mastodon
Jul 11, 2022, 22:03

Thinking that Biden was handed a hot exoplanet spectra, and has spent an hour arguing with NASA that he needs an actual photo to show people, not these lines.

Joey mastodon
Jul 11, 2022, 21:50

the universe began with this hold music, and the last shiver of the last dying photon will be this hold music

Joey mastodon
Jul 11, 2022, 16:11

so I'm done with phase 2 of my starlink install, and only remaining thing is running power and ethernet into the room where the cable ended up... midsummer attic fun ahead

Joey mastodon
Jul 11, 2022, 16:09

morning spent pulling 150 foot cable through buried 1" pex pipe

I do not have any prior experience with this. It worked out well!

150 feet was barely enough.. I have 6 feet of slack left


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