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Beetle Larva Cocoon, Backups and Pi Failures
Noticed this Beetle Larva (not sure, do you know?: ) forming a cocoon over the past few days. I'm not sure how long it will reside in this stage. It's in the compost bin, which could probably use some some turning but I would love to see this develop. I Had...

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Fungus, Frame Rates and Glaciers
Fungus! Radiolab has a wonderful podcast on trees, roots, and fungus.  It's a delicious introduction that really puts into perspective how interconnected everything is. As in Trees eat Salmon. Don't believe me? Listen to the podcast or read this article . T...

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7 Day 4k Test, Broken Images, Jitter
A 7 day 4k Test. I'm not sure how well this works as I've yet to actually view it at 4k resolution on a screen that supports it. If anyone out there does, let me know how it looks ; ) The workaround I came up with for removing broken images so far has been ...

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July Compost Bin!
The full video of July's compost bin can be seen below. I don't think we've ever had any sort of schedule for turning the compost, but now that I can see it I've started turning when the bulk of it is a delicious brown color...  I should read up on composti...

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More Compost and a brief 4K Video Test
19 Days of Compost featuring Tomatoes, Carrot Tops, Corn Husks and Mushrooms. It's interesting to see so many mushroom caps growing up within the compost. For some reason I had assumed these would only be featured above in the sun light. Mushrooms don't pho...

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30 Days of Compost + Panning Video + Removing 'bad' images
Here's a video of 30 days of Compost! 1. This is 2743 images taken over ~30 days. 2. A scan happens every 15 minutes, that means I should have ~2,880 images. 3. Sometimes the scanner jams halfway through a scan. This isn't horrible, but the resulting image ...

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Guide Posted and More Compost Cam!
Posted a guide on how to make a SoilCam / Rhizotron!  Lots of things I would love to add / edit / modify, but I think it's at a point where not posting it now would mean it never would : ) Apparently ffmpeg and avconv had a security hole in their concat com...

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More Compost
Approximately 500 images taken over 5 days, roughly once every 15 minutes. A 6.4" x 4.2" view panning down 11 inches of compost located in my backyard. It surprises me how insanely active this is. My wife started the compost a few years now and I'm not sure...

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