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Just when I think I'm closing in, I realize how much more I have left to do....
So here it is, an updated layout with an IBC for better representation, and the latest incarnation of the GB+DWC setup. The reconfiguration of the grow structure has allowed me to regain some space closest to the patio doors...
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Fearless
For some of us who have endured religion as part of our earlier lives, the embrace of atheism comes initially with a certain amount of terror.  I believe it is the same terror that prevents many from embracing atheism, that black horror you can't quite quan...
For some of us who have endured religion as part of our earlier lives, the embrace of atheism comes initially with a certain amount of terror. I believe it is the same terror that prevents many from embracing atheism, that b...
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Blink of an Eye
I was driving to work today when I spied the fire trunk and ambulance pulling up to the scene.  It was on the other side of the road, a 6-lane stretch with several lights and a 45 mile per hour speed limit that most people forsake for 55 or above.  On the f...
I was driving to work today when I spied the fire trunk and ambulance pulling up to the scene. It was on the other side of the road, a 6-lane stretch with several lights and a 45 mile per hour speed limit that most people fo...
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The Benefits of Critical Thinking
A while back, I had begun writing a little blurb that I intended as a positive "this is why critical thinking is good" piece.  My goal was to basically say, "The scientific method rocks, and here's why," without bashing religion.  Unfortunately, it's often ...
A while back, I had begun writing a little blurb that I intended as a positive "this is why critical thinking is good" piece. My goal was to basically say, "The scientific method rocks, and here's why," without bashing relig...
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Port Isolation, VLANs, and Ceph: Lessons Learned
While configuring a new production Ceph cluster, I ran into problems that could only be described as asinine.  We built all the hardware, installed all the operating systems, deployed the latest stable Ceph release, and angels sang out from above.... ....an...
While configuring a new production Ceph cluster, I ran into problems that could only be described as asinine. We built all the hardware, installed all the operating systems, deployed the latest stable Ceph release, and angel...
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I purchased a copy of the Green Acres Aquaponics' manual, which describes both the basic knowledge required for aquaponics and their specific build projects. It was a good read. I skipped a good deal of the basics, having a...
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On and off over the last couple of months, I have been toying around with different ways to support the grow bed and DWC/sump. Various ways to put the GB on top of the DWC. There are two key problems I have to solve: Th...
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Today we purchased a recycled IBC. This will become the fish tank in the now-modified build. More modifications to come. The tote itself was available with a new bottle. It was slightly more expensive, but since it has ne...
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Experiment: Grammar and Sign Language
This is a note on something I need to do.  Will try to follow up with results.  My son has a lot of trouble with grammatical constructs.  At present his grammar is almost entirely echolalia.  He has word meaning for a variety of words, and a very sizable vo...
This is a note on something I need to do. Will try to follow up with results. My son has a lot of trouble with grammatical constructs. At present his grammar is almost entirely echolalia. He has word meaning for a variety...
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An Appeal to Freethought: How to be a Good Freethinker
An encounter on what was advertised to be a "freethought" group left a sour taste in my mouth.  My wife had experienced their ways and means for over a year.  She encouraged me to join on account of their lack of male perspective.  In a way, I wish I had st...
An encounter on what was advertised to be a "freethought" group left a sour taste in my mouth. My wife had experienced their ways and means for over a year. She encouraged me to join on account of their lack of male perspec...
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Don't Run Ceph+ZFS on Shitty Hardware
Isn't just the way it goes, when things go to hell at 2 in the morning? And that's what's happened.  But it wasn't the first time. I have (or soon to be: "had") an experimental Ceph cluster running on some spare hardware.  As is proper form for experimental...
Isn't just the way it goes, when things go to hell at 2 in the morning? And that's what's happened. But it wasn't the first time. I have (or soon to be: "had") an experimental Ceph cluster running on some spare hardware. As...
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Relay Action!
I have done some additional experiments with the relay siphon, and am pleased with the results. Using a 1/2" diameter control siphon, I was able to start the main siphon in a very short period of time. Here are some numbers:...
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2 kids. 1 wife. 1 house. Made our own wood flooring, rehabbed 60% of the house without killing each other.
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