Yesterday I listed a bunch of stuff on ebay.

Today I was mostly tired, but did sort my dry foodstuffs. Next food delivery will include lots of tins.

I need to build the woodwork bench this week so I can;

1) make the rest of the benches up with more ease & make the workshop more adaptable.

2) make the parts to make the tin-dispensing storage shelves.

The shelves are sloped drawers for tins, so I can stock up and tins constantly roll to the front so old tins never get lost at the back to expire.

3) make tool storage shelves for the lathe & mill tooling

Tomorrow I should be making up the rolling composters for mum out of some used olive barrels. The stands for them are already on her allotment.

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Trump, fascism 

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The cost of castors really adds up when you need at least four for anything.

Including postage, the cheapest I can find so far is £30 for 12. 50mm, rubber wheels, unbraked, pivot on plate.

I'm trying to turn my whole workshop onto mobile benches so I can have more room by only moving the one I need to the front.

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Design philosophy: do the right thing by default and make the dangerous stuff hard to do accidentally.

Linux philosophy: do the wrong thing that’s also a massive security hole by default and then ridicule the person using it for not knowing the twenty-six command-line options it takes to make it do the right thing securely.

*Fires a ray-gun at someone.*

*They explode.*

"You said it was only a shrink ray!"

"Wow, someone doesn't know the first law of thermodynamics.."

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A single typo in an Open Street Map entry caused an ordinary 2-story building in Melbourne to become an eerie 212-story pillar.

The Melbourne Monolith is now the most famous landmark in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. A successful completion of the Monolith Challenge is to land neatly on its roof.

[images: fulltimespy]
aiweirdness.com/post/627344542

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Were you upset by feds invading Portland? Angry that plainclothes pigs in NYC threw a white teenager in an unmarked van? Did you know that NYPD and feds regularly kidnap dozens of Black kids at once and throw them in cages for years? Thread w/ info on so-called “gang” raids:

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did you know that mealworms can eat styrofoam? they can break it down via digestive processes, we suspect that bacteria in their simple digestive track are responsible for this. styrofoam doesn't contain any water, but if you give them water as well they will happily eat and break down styrofoam all day every day. This means that instead of waiting 500 years for 30% of our total waste to break down, we could turn it into soil in a matter of days instead.

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Styrofoam specifically takes up 30% of our landfill space, and they're filling up fast. Having giant vats of hungry hungry mealworms turning that all back into harmless soil is something we desperately need to get on. And we can't let companies be in charge of it. If you have a community you are a part of, look into mealworm based styrofoam recycling. It's easy enough that it can be a DIY project and simple enough to upscale for use by a whole community if need be.

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Ready to feel old? Today's the tenth anniversary of that Moonbase Alpha video youtube.com/watch?v=Hv6RbEOlqR

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twitter is burning down people are actually noticing 

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New content now on my Patreon. I've also gone through my YT channel to be more usable. I'm using my diode.zone account for early-access to videos.

patreon.com/user?u=2923317

New content is a state-of-play, first log on modifying my mini-lathe and a video of making a new bridge for my favourite glasses out of brass.

I've also lowered the first two membership tier costs.

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‪I’ll never work again if I say Black Lives Matter? Huh, turns out I didn’t want to work for you anyway. And furthermore... my company, my rules.

#blacklivesmatters
#untilallarefree
#therearenostringsonme

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