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This is getting really confusing.

I haven’t been following the story of the special prosecutor who’s apparently planning to keep looking for Russian collusion with the Trump campaign until Trump confesses just to get it over or the heat death of the universe, whichever comes … Continue reading

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Ah. I always wanted one of these…

When I was Mr. Suburban Man I really couldn’t justify the expense. The house and wife and kid and 2.5 shiny cars are expensive. When I chucked it all and became a cedar rat I could have justified the expense … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas?

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It’s great, this living in the 20th century…

Eleven degrees out this morning, and that’s as cold as it’s gotten so far this season. There’s some heat leakage past the bedroom curtain; normally the cabin stays about 20o above ambient when I’m in it but not actively heating, … Continue reading

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Joel’s Rent-a-hermit

The bad thing about keeping livestock is that you can’t go away and leave them to die horribly if you feel like it. Well you can, but it’ll get you on the evening news. Enter Joel’s Rent-a-hermit! For a low, … Continue reading

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Two weeks from the solstice, and bigger is better.

It’s been pretty much a tradition since moving into the Lair in November 2011: Watching when and at what angle the sun arrives over the ridge… …because with the Lair’s free sample of a battery bank, the early evenings and … Continue reading

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First cold snap of the month, and there’s nothing but trouble.

Not for me, fortunately. The Lair’s water delivery system started simple and got simpler to the point where there’s little to freeze and little of that is prone to break if it should freeze. Today, though, I have special reason … Continue reading

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Good luck with that, fellas.

Courtesy of BB we learn of the latest impediment to law enforcement officers’ efforts to get home safely at the end of their shift… Feds Issue 4,000 Orders to Seize Guns from People who Failed Background Checks Which news shouldn’t … Continue reading

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People tried to knock down the Pontiac Silverdome yesterday, and of course it was a failure, …

…and the obvious joke popped out of my mouth while LB and I were in the Jeep listening to the radio… “And hardly for the first time, the Silverdome hosts a disappointed audience…” Turns out I was too late. Far … Continue reading

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More fun with Jerry can vents

Yesterday I managed to dribble gasoline all over the back of Landlady’s Prius, as 2 of 3 retrofitted Jerry can vents decided to leak precious juice. I assumed the same thing happened as before, that the sealant held but the … Continue reading

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Patreon: All righty, then!

You guys are going to make me work, aren’t you? There are currently 14 subscribers! Including one $10/month, which brings TUAK’s Patreon income to $43/month. A big help, and much appreciated. But here’s the problem – If we cross $50/month, … Continue reading

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Okay, I guess. It’s your car, I mean it’s not like anybody else wants one…

I thought the first SpaceX launches and recoveries were cool, finally bringing spacecraft technology into the fictional 1930’s. But since all they ever did with it was take NASA money to deliver pizza to the ISS, I lost interest quickly. … Continue reading

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Today’s message on Perspective…

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Surprise! Your dog is smarter than your cat.

Yeah, I know. Here’s another of those scientific animal studies that prove something most people already knew, but with a new factoid I didn’t actually know… Dogs have about 530 million cortical neurons while cats have about 250 million. And … Continue reading

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Food! Wealth!

I got two care packages from Big Brother this morning, and spent some time this morning stocking the new loft pantry. Which I like! I can put cardboard containers of (mostly not food) stuff up there without needing to worry … Continue reading

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Die, Facebook, die

Facebook rolls out AI to detect suicidal posts before they’re reported This is software to save lives. Facebook’s new “proactive detection” artificial intelligence technology will scan all posts for patterns of suicidal thoughts, and when necessary send mental health resources … Continue reading

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Gotta put on my sexton hat…

Before T died he had specific ideas as to what he wanted on his gravestone. After T died, Landlady learned there were specific things monument makers are not willing to carve on a gravestone. So she found somebody who works … Continue reading

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Truer words never spoken.

…except possibly during a house fire. h/t to feralfae.

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There’s one thing I don’t understand about Vegan diet…

I’m not making fun here, I genuinely don’t understand. If you want to be a vegetarian, however strict, that’s totally … I don’t care. Good. You’re literally harming nothing but plants, so why would I object? I don’t even know … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Desert Dog

I named him Ghost for the blog, because his original owner was briefly (and with regret) prominent in certain Libertarian circles and wanted no attention inadvertently drawn through association. Ghost was a better name – he was quiet until he … Continue reading

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