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Bird wrote

Nice guide, thanks for sharing. It's always fun to harvest parts to use for other things (you can do some wild things with scrap microwave parts) fair warning though, be wary of the electrolytics if they are sourced from an older piece of electronics, caps tend to be the first components to fail and they can wreck the rest of the circuit or just explode if they fail hard enough, also the electrolyte smoke smells bad.

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Bird wrote

I baked some cranberry orange zest sourdough, gave me something to get my mind off some current events. Turned out pretty good.

My fresh Bunchosia argentea sprouts are growing very quickly, already about 14cm tall after only like a week of growth.

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Bird wrote

Mostly quite poor, could be worse I guess though.

I deleted a message from a bit ago that went into the specifics because it said more than I was comfortable sharing, but needless to say things have not been awesome.

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Reply to comment by moonlune in Free (as in BEER) TALK FRIDAY by kano

It was on a pedestrian crossing at an intersection and the driver ran a light, luckily they were turning so they weren't going very fast and I rolled off their hood in such a way I wasn't grievously injured as I probably very nearly was. Of course the driver kept going, not even waiting to see if I got back up. Hurt like shit though and I'm still very sore and bruised, and grumpy about the whole ordeal since it kinda ruined my day.

Pleased to have not died or been permanently wounded.

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Bird wrote

Been a week

Got mildly hit by a car I'll be fine though its just bruises and scrapes mostly.

The door to the wretched little abode I am currently charged with taking care of literally fell off its hinges today, looks like the frame had completely rotted, had to haphazardly fix it so at least it'll keep the below freezing wind out again.

Had to go very far out to help an ailing family member that suddenly went blind get to a doctor.

On a lighter note made some isobe-yaki this afternoon and they were quite pleasant, shared them with a friend that was passing through and caught up a bit with them.

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Bird wrote

Reply to comment by asterism in by asterism

That would probably have the potential to cause issues, yes

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Reply to by asterism

If you want to, do it, sow a little chaos in your life, it can be refreshing to change your environment even if its by radical redecoration. Though probably don't immediately destroy anything you might regret in the future.

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Bird wrote

I do enjoy some good bouts of being a nomad when I'm not living in the woods (though these don't have to be mutually exclusive) I tend to get uncomfortable having to stay in one place for too long.

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Bird wrote

I did in fact eventually get some sleep, I am at least 20% more alive.

Random plant update for all who may be interested:

Started the seeds to a bunchosia argentea after experiencing the strangeness of a small red translucent fruit just tasting like peanut butter. They've been germinating only about a week and are already sprouting which is exciting. Also my kumquats are almost ripe now despite the frost, probably going to get a good 100+ fruits from my two trees. My cacao is still upset with me from when the heat didn't work during a power outage but is finally starting to grow it's leaves back after like a month.

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From what I've heard if the US military didn't prey upon the poor and vulnerable by being their only pathway to certain things (medical care, college, jobs that don't require college, naturalization, ect.) they would have very little volunteers at all, or at least that would be the impression.

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Oh no, I am a creature of very little money, I cannot afford these charges. No rash yet though so I have that going for me.

For reasons unknown I have been stricken with a wretched bout of insomnia and haven't slept in nearly 45 hours I think, this time awake as afforded me time to both be productive and pursue hobbies, however I have apparently elected to do neither and just generally sit it a puddle of misery.

Got good seedling progress though, even if a power outage did lose me probably 10% to the cold, can probably repot them out of their trays and into actual pots within a month I think.

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Bird wrote

Generally singular "you"s and "I"s with some pejoratives thrown in, though the occasional plural "let's" does happen

Such as:

"Now how did you manage to fuck that up so badly "

"You know, I really shouldn't be doing this"

"Fix that leaky faucet already you asshole"

"You really shouldn't pick up random shiny things off the street "

"Let's actually work on this today"

"Oh that may kill me if I continue"

I think this is coherent, I unfortunately haven't slept in nearly 45 hours and could probably just be typing gibberish at this point

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Bird wrote

It's not really no one, it's not like a lost language or anything, it is just old and obscure like FORTRAN. Nothing is stopping anyone from learning these programming languages other than a general lack of interest and usefulness in new projects compared to newer more user friendly languages. Fun fact though, COBOL and FORTRAN have both received new stable releases in 2023 and 2018 respectively so they aren't abandoned either.

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To be fair generally in literally any context but cheese itself the smell of cheese would be considered an extreme negative. It's literally spoiled fatty organic liquids, it just happens that one can produce a result that many enjoy when the spoilage is carefully controlled like many other fermented products.

Also not to judge but how the heck do you get to the point your water bottle smells like that?

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Reply to comment by fortmis in Friyay Freeze n Talk by fortmis

I enjoy hearing about your plants as well!

All my little plants are currently doing quite well! My loquats and cherimoyas are both growing quite well, put on a few centimeters in the past week. My various seedlings are all progressing but still very small and fragile (maybe 3cm tall now). All the citrus are happy too, and my banana has finally grown a fresh new leaf.

I hope that it works for you! Yeah, it seems your soil isn't the best a lot of the time lol. Also, oh no that sucks to hear that a lot of your plants got root rot, uhh if I recall correctly (if it ever proves useful) dilute hydrogen peroxide can be used as a treatment for root rot, kills the microbes causing damage and helps oxygenate the damaged tissues, has to be very dilute though, like fractions of a percent (more than that just does more damage), saved a lavender that had horrible root rot that way. Weird I wonder what the new seedlings are? I guess you'll find out soon enough. For bananas a lot of the time browning leaf edges on young leaves are from the humidity in the air being lower than ideal if thats any help.

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