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Jeff Hershberger
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Scientist, smartass, dilettante. Don't blame me, it was on fire when I got here.
Scientist, smartass, dilettante. Don't blame me, it was on fire when I got here.

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Kludge: how to repair paint scratches with nail polish
This information wasn't on the Internet, so I'm putting it there.  Our blue Samsung washer and dryer were badly scratched during the move, and the original color isn't available.  So I blended three colors of nail polish together to match the bastards.  Goo...

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DIY Pipe Shelves
We've built a shelving unit in our kitchen out of plumbing pipes.  As you might imagine, it's very strong, which is good because we have a lot of cookbooks.   Alice had seen it done elsewhere , and we couldn't find a prefab bookcase for the space, so we dec...

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A day in the life: installing a garbage disposal
Yesterday I installed a garbage disposal in our house.  This is just one of the projects that have been filling my weekends, and which I somehow usually fail to document properly.  This time I got pictures. A proper "before" picture should have showed the s...

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Reminiscences of Cleveland
When I found out what peanut butter tastes like on a hot dog, at the Happy Dog The guy that comes to the Barking Spider with his cat on his shoulder That time at the Beachland when the disco ball wasn't rotating, so somebody threw their coat at it and it sw...

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One week until we move, and we're homeless
We had chosen a home in Durham, NC.  The contract was signed, we sold furniture that wouldn't fit in a place with fewer bedrooms, we sold our house and arranged movers.  But the movers will be putting our possessions into storage, not our new home.  We had ...

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When in China, eat Chinese food
Eschew the "Spaghetti Bolognaise".  Venture not unto the "Russian Bortsch".  And under no circumstances sample the "Cheese Burger" .  But get the "Beef Brisket Noodles In Soup" for $10 and you'll eat it all and order it again later. I didn't need to be remi...

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Chaos, stillness, labor
There's a peculiar stillness about an airport at 5:30AM. It's jittery, half-alert, empty of people but full of potential like the gray suction of the atmosphere before a thunderstorm. I write from Newark airport, killing time through the first of two long w...

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Hospital, interlude, blood
My day yesterday began with a routine checkup at my doctor's office, took a side trip to the hospital after I fainted at the sight of blood being drawn, and, after a brief interlude, ended with actual blood. My employer gives me a discount on my health care...

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