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Howard C. Shaw III
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Flowers gone wild

This vine behind the house decided to bloom profusely - smells quite nice. I thought it interesting that it seems to randomly have either yellow or golden flowers.

Also have a field of bluebonnets down the road a bit.
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Very nice, I visited honeysuckle bushes frequently as a kid, just like a little bee. 

I took a couple good bonnet pictures myself:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=5996401657000432466&oid=116456406419307367663

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos?pid=5996403210317019586&oid=116456406419307367663
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Strawberries!

Ripe from Mom's garden. 
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...and they are delicious! Yummy; I eat them every morning as part of my breakfast. 
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CoffeeSCAD

Trying to build from source, getting error that findit.find did not exist. Checked source of downloaded npm_modules/findit, no find there. Managed to get it to go further by replacing findit.find with findit in two places in the Cakefile.

Then hit error:
src/style/slate/variables.less Error: Command failed: /bin/sh: lessc: not found

npm -g install less // not install lessc, oddly

Repeat
cake.coffescript build

Error:
src/style/slate/theme.less Error: Command failed: NameError: variable @grayDarker is undefined in /home/hshaw/projects/CoffeeSCad/src/style/slate/theme.less on line 15, column 27:
14 background-color: #F7F7F7;
15 border: 1px solid darken(@grayDarker, 5%);
16 text-shadow: none;

Swap for @grayDark, try again... .form-horizontal; is undefined. Whoo boy.

Off to dinner, will poke some more later.
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Cardinal feeding and chirping. 
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New update from MorpHex, now can roll using top and bottom together. Looking pretty awesome. Compared to the original, the extra degree of freedom in the top seems to give it more personality - simply in seeing it grasping, my mind wants to impart more agency to it.
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Writing Progress - NaNoWriMo

My boss mentioned a couple of things today that reminded me of my first story for NaNoWriMo three years ago. After I got home and ate (fairly late for me), I sat down, quickly browsed over the last chapter or so (hasn't actually been divided yet), and then pumped out a thousand words in half an hour. Second half an hour only saw two hundred more, so I capped it there and saved it off.

NaNoWriMo 2011 - 106665 words
NaNoWriMo 2012 - 74307 words
skipped NaNo in 2013
NaNoWriMo 2014 - 94361 words

(I'm not actually doing the April NaNo or anything like that. Once a year on that kind of pressure is enough for me.)
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Good for you!  I feel the same way about doing that once a year.  I too am working on my NaNo novel from 2012.
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WOW. if nothing else, toys alone will make this a billion dollar industry, and clearly they can be used for a lot more than that.
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CoffeeSCAD

Continued build efforts - interestingly, got past the last error (.form-horizontal) with a lucky guess and an npm install bootstrap
Yet I had run npm install -d several times in the CoffeeSCAD folder.

Ran a bunch of manual npm installs for the various items in the require list in the Cakefile. 

Command failed: ParseError: Unrecognised input in /home/hshaw/projects/CoffeeSCad/src/style/coffeescad/bootstrap.less on line 3942, column 3:
3941 .navbar .btn-navbar.active {
3942   background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0) \9;
3943 }

Ran the build a second time, and it moved on to a different error. Hmm.

Skipped the step and tried the serveWatch - it hit an error, but kept going, and gave me the webserver on 8090.

Testing that shows errors in the javascript console:
Uncaught TypeError: Property 'nodeRequire' of object [object Object] is not a function 127.0.0.1:47
Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier :8090/app/exporters/bomExporter/bomExporter.js:24
Uncaught SyntaxError: Unexpected identifier :8090/app/exporters/stlExporter/stlExporter.js:24
ArrayBuffer values are deprecated in Blob Constructor. Use ArrayBufferView instead. jszip.js:774
Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function simplifiedApi.js:4

Fun, fun.
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A box of old beeswax candles ended up in the fire. The pool of molten wax boiled for a while, then caught fire, while some chemical reaction took place on the opposite side between the heated, liquid wax and the ash, producing a foam.

We are curious to know what reaction this might have been, and why it occurred only in this small region. 
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Most likely, this is not a chemical reaction, but simply water boiling within the complex mixture. The wax is a great fuel and self-sustaining just like other hydrocarbons.

There is an off-chance that something is in the soil/clay around the pit, but the milky consistency has all the familiarity of water mixing with oil.

Boiling water is my instinctual answer +Howard C. Shaw III  
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James put together the extruder assembly he got me. I need to print another pair of gears since it did not come with any and I've misplaced the spare set I had printed. 
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