I finally found the source of the leak in the water main at my parents' house. Who uses compression couplings underground?! Now I just have to figure out a temporary fix while we wait for the supply houses to get new stock
Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:
We splurged on a Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner a few years ago, but when the battery went dead, I couldn’t bring myself to pay $100 to replace it. Why not use a removable power tool battery instead?
This Ridgid 4Ah pack lasted 8 minutes on “max” mode — 33% longer than the original battery. It should be more than enough (30-40min) on “auto” mode, but with a removable battery I can swap in a fresh one and keep going without stopping to recharge.
New modules and old modules for the Heathkit AA32, front and back.
Guess which are old and which are new.
hey - does anyone in berlin want a huge (prints on A2), old, amazing pen plotter? (image of it attached).
i got it when i lived there, and i've since moved and had huge hopes of trying to move it back to nyc but it's just not going to be possible. you can have it for free as long as you go and pick it up at my old flat, it's heavy as shit.
includes all needed cables and a lot of repair / maintenance / operation manuals that don't seem to have been digitized anywhere.
Cyberpunk Needs a Reboot #cyberpunk https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/12/28/cyberpunk-needs-a-reboot-cyberpunk/ #cyberpunk
Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.