Joey mastodon
Jun 24, 2022, 16:46

ctrl-f filibuster

seriously, congress could re-legalize abortion mmediately

draw your own conclusions when they do not

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Joey mastodon
Jun 23, 2022, 18:16

not supported by cgit either yet it seems, but plain old git over http works fine for cloning such sha256 repos

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Joey mastodon
Jun 23, 2022, 18:15

git's sha256 support is now apparently fully usable for new repositories. And not supported by github or their ilk

So, if you don't want your new program to get uploaded by someone to github (and ingested into their copilot copyright-bypass tool), you could start the project with

git init --object-format=sha256

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Joey mastodon
Jun 20, 2022, 14:38

I was tempted to just use jmp. But no 911. Considered using emergency radio instead...

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Joey mastodon
Jun 20, 2022, 14:35

Yay I got WiFi calling working. Deletion of land line imminant.

(Had to switch cell providers to one that supports my phone. Cell stuff is such a total mess. Mint+Pixel 5+calyxos)

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Anna (Anna and Mark: Waldeneffect)
Boosting carrot germination (and other news)

Spotty and good carrot germination

When Mark created our caterpillar tunnels, they had one purpose --- keeping cabbage moths away from my broccoli and brussels sprouts without laborious hand squishing. But they've since proven themselves valuable for much more than that.

After moving to Ohio, I've had trouble getting peas, beans, and cucumbers from the seedling to early adult stage due to bug damage and rabbit nibbles. Popping a caterpillar tunnel on top for a few weeks seems to circumvent those troubles, giving the babies a safe environment in which to thrive. If you follow suit, just make sure to uncover by bloom time or you won't get any fruits!

Then, this spring, I discovered yet another use for caterpillar tunnels. I left a caterpillar tunnel on two-thirds of a newly seeded carrot bed because I didn't need the structure anywhere else that early in the spring. To my surprise, the covered section germinated at many times the rate of the uncovered section. (In my photo, from two weeks ago, the covered section is the right side of the bed...and that picture was taken after I thinned the plants!) My best guess is that the caterpillar tunnel mitigated the ground-level microclimate, keeping it just a hair warmer and damper. Whatever the reason, I'll clearly need to start using Mark's tunnels as germination aids as well.

Other news

In other news, those of you reading this directly on our blog will notice the new cover photo. Cool huh? Mark cleverly chose to catch the light just before sunset when it shone straight through the tunnels to us.

Also on the blog, you'll now see an email signup form at the bottom of every page. I'm giving away a free ebook (and promising behind-the-scenes info) to those of you who join, so I hope you'll sign up!

And, finally, Mark has a slew of video ideas buzzing around in his head right now. I'll be straight with you --- we haven't posted here much in recent years because after we shut down our chicken waterer business, it just didn't make sense to sink so much time into a project that didn't help pay the bills. But Youtube recently told us that we'd hit the 1,000 subscriber threshold needed to put ads there (wow!), and all we need is to boost our viewership by about a third to be eligible. Ads would make it worth Mark's while to share some of the projects he's created but hasn't posted about, so I hope you'll help him reach his goal by checking out our channel. Thanks in advance for giving him a reason to scratch his filmmaking itch!

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Joey mastodon
Jun 12, 2022, 13:58

final location after removing the main north problem trees

obstructions down to 30 seconds per hour

This is close to acceptable territory for me, but I do have my eye on 3 trees to the east and a limb of the remaining problem north tree.

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Joey mastodon
Jun 10, 2022, 21:29

naming your food truck "lunch traffickers" is an interesting choice

(yes, they also sold confederate flags, no I did not partake)

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Joey mastodon
Jun 03, 2022, 18:04

really odd to be out in the world now and internet is slow compared to my satellite internet at home

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Joey mastodon
May 31, 2022, 23:47

Cut down 5 large trees and moved the test stand 10 feet.

Big improvement, 50% less time obstructed, down around 1.75 minutes/hour.

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Joey mastodon
May 23, 2022, 20:22

well, they kind of cheat by making the bits about 50% likely to break when removed

so, do this with 2 laptops and try to get one working left shift out of the possibly slightly bent or broken bits

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Joey mastodon
May 23, 2022, 20:20

My lenovo yoga laptop has a 4 peice puzzle in it that took me 1.5 hours to complete

to start the puzzle, pry up the left shift key

goal: reassemble. there are only about 8 ways the plastic spring bits can go, so it couldn't possibly be that hard, right?

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Joey mastodon
May 23, 2022, 19:03

I hope its developer makes it free software.. he has mentioned cleaning up the code first

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Joey mastodon
May 22, 2022, 13:36

I have around 6-8 more trees to kill to satisfy the gaze of elon's all seeing eye

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Joey mastodon
May 22, 2022, 13:35

killed 2 more trees this morning

one got hung up on another tree but I had it pre-roped and was able to get it down eventually

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Joey mastodon
May 21, 2022, 15:53

also logs

they pushed an OTA update to the dish over 2 weeks ago that broke log timestamps and have not bothered to fix it in subsequent updates

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