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Still working on the add-on to the "office" trailer so I'll retain a living room after the existing one is converted to the fusor remote control station (CERN with a few fewer computers and monitors ;~). And this needs remoting for the same reason - it's hot over there! I plan for this to be "nice" (by my humble standards) and as additional shielding between me and fusor when it's running. This will also house the local "Lan of Things" master machine along with an IR camera and servo gimbal - should get some nice game pix at some point! Lan of things link: http://www.coultersmithing.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=59
I figure the weight of the walls and roof will hold down the edges of the floor nicely. The helpful fellas at the hardware store told me that's where all the troubles are with this stuff. Gravity is really reliable so far.
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Here ya go, Ron.  Not my best photography, having a tough day...fixing failed other stuff.  '68 Les Paul.  I hear it's valuable.  I just play the thing.
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Just some fun numbers from my Volt. I'm doing a lot better than Chevy claimed - I'm just back from the grocery store, already past the claimed range, and still have lots left.
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+Matthew Jahns Great bafflegab, Matt. I have done no mods other than adding HID headlights, so I see better at night. Due to some screwy engineering on someone else's part, they show blue at the top of the pattern, which I hate (blinds other drivers needlessly), but white on the road. I guess someone was thinking "ooh shiny" instead of "let's just be safe" on that one. It almost has to be deliberate as there's no other chromatic aberration.
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From "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls" by Robert Heinlein.

"The Road Song of the Bandar-Log"
"Excuse me?"
From a poet a couple centuries back, Rudyard Kipling.  The bandar-log - apes they were - believed that anything was possible just by wishing it so."
"Yes, that's Bill.  In all seriousness he explains how things should be...then it's up to the government to make it happen.  Just pass a law.  Richard, he thinks of 'the government' the way a savage thinks of idols.  Or - I don't know, I don't understand how his mind works.  We talked at each other but we didn't reach each other.  He BELIEVES this nonsense.  Richard, we made a mistake - or I did.  We should not have rescued Bill.  He couldn't even understand the mathematical impossibility of what he was demanding."

From me:
Knowing you earned what you've got works and feels better, and is worth it.  Don't talk.  Do - create value.  You can then answer questions from people who wonder why you're doing so well and are happy too.  They won't listen without asking first, so shut up and make it real and quit wasting your time - and everyone elses.
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"Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do." -R.A.H
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Still gargles rocks like all diesel engines, but now at least the exhaust doesn't sound like a rapid fire pistol right in my yard. Runs cleaner and more efficiently when up to temperature, which is the next task, it runs too cool most of the time now (and will be worse in winter when I actually need it). More here: http://www.coultersmithing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=920&p=5616#p5616
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2 is 1 and 1 is none especially in your case. Yahoo peace and quiet on the ranch tonight!
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In our dreams...
https://xkcd.com/806/
[[Person is on the phone, and holding up some networking hardware.]] Person: ... restart my computer? I know you have a script to follow, but the uplink light on the modem is going off every few hours. The problem is between your office and the modem. Person: My computer has nothing to do with ...
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xkcd and SMBC = my life xD
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Special thanks to friends +David Knight and +Bill Fain who came out today and helped finish cutting and putting in the main floor, and unrolling the flooring so it could become flat enough to glue down.  Still workin' on that building.  A load of wood fell off the truck and broke one of my feet pretty badly, so I was more or less out of action.  I am lucky to have real friends - thanks guys!  What's left in the truck is framing for front and back walls and roof.  Now we're getting into the fun parts.
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Just working on a building while I perfect fusor remote control (via the lan of things project I'm doing in parallel). I'll need this to house the heater for winter, or I'll have to move back to the shop.
Nothing really special here - just good 'ol boy carpentry. Turns out we have to patent my breakthrough on the fusion device as a new "patent reform" law which favors the rich - makes it so "first to invent" is meaningless, and first to file is what counts. So, I pay to own my own work so I can give it away. Thanks, you cronies in government - NOT. You are holding progress back.
I'd rather be shouting this from the rooftops than having to pay (even more) to own my own work.
At any rate, as Richard Hull and many others have said - the inverse square law is your friend. I'm going to be doing this from a distance from now on.
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+Rick Timmis Sure, just let me know. Good to hear from you too.
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Ah, the joys of country living.  I had an uninvited guest today.  We normally like to see these guys in the garden or the fields, because they are A1 rodent control, and "mostly harmless".  In my kitchen, not so much.  Sadly, I grabbed the wrong camera after things falling down got my attention.  After asking this guy to please leave (my way with mammals doesn't extend to the snakes it seems) it moved onto the black stovetop, wrapping itself around a few burners.  Well then - flame on - I didn't know these guys could move that fast!  I should have grabbed a vidcam.
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Oh that's where I left the A1 sauce!
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Upon these rocks (and about 12 more like them) I build my new sunken living room/pleasure pit.  Nice weather for digging - it got cool for a few days.  Now the rain will set the concrete - I didn't even bother to mix it.
It actually gets harder that way.  Just be patient.
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It ain't built yet, dumbass.  For spectators, John and I played music together with some success for decades.  He's not bad (guitar).  I'm drums/bass in this: http://www.coultersmithing.com/data/FoundSound/Apollo11/6IWannPuke.mp3
Recorded sometime in the 80's IIRC.
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First run of a barrel woodstove kit, to burn off the paint and any drum contents while outdoors. This will be my heat in the new building next winter. It's obvious why you do this outside first...it will smoke and stink again when it cures the paint.
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Lol, the reason I'm laughing was the requirement I had to pass before getting it was be able to play a song. I played Mozart as my first piece.... Twinkle, twinkle Little Star.
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Bad day at the vet's office...my soul is torn to shreds.  A used-to-be trustworthy doc really let me down...and I can't afford the outrageous treatment prices, which so far have been over double the estimates.
http://www.coultersmithing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=927
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Retired pro inventor, mostly systems design.
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