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The fence, the tree.

The fence on one side might be replaced in the coming weeks / months as the owners of the townhouses look to fix their driveway (it’s eroding on the slope). The tree at the back, the one we wish to … Continue reading

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Rust, mounts, oil leaks, and belts

I’m fairly sure that is pretty much all that we could have wrong with our car at the moment. The rust I hit on the head mostly last weekend – Rust converter after cleaning it up, and let it dry … Continue reading

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CBA’s rate hike

We are with CBA, and so therefore ‘impacted’ by the recent decision to increase rates by 0.45%. The news isn’t welcome news, we’ve taken on a bit of debt to accomplish much of the changes this year. However, in a … Continue reading

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Pest Free!

We managed to sort out the issue with the caterpillars – garlic spray. A mixture of vegetable oil, garlic and water did the trick nicely, the caterpillars don’t like it one bit, so that should save the cabbage, tomatoes, and … Continue reading

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What is the future of the ‘traffic jam’?

There’s one issue I’ve throughout my life never really experienced ongoing, and that is a large traffic jam, like those common in capital city areas – for example, the congestion in Sydney roads. I work from home, so I don’t … Continue reading

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What does it mean?

I had looked at this issue with my partner recently, whilst addressing the consumption of meat. What does “sustainable” mean? Sustain – this means to continue, to ‘go forth’. Able – ‘ability’. So, sustainable is therefore the ‘ability to continue’. … Continue reading

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NSW Solar Bonus changed

The NSW government has managed to gather all of it’s collective stupidity and replace the 60c per kwh gross feed in tarriff with a new 20c per kwh gross feed in tarriff. We aren’t impacted directly by this, as we … Continue reading

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Interesting Quotes

A short list of quotes I’ve found.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download “Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children” –¬†Kenyan Proverb We all have … Continue reading

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The floorboard oil, and rainwater!

Last weekend, the efforts began to oil up the floor boards in the house – they were sanded, and ready to oil with a 50/50 mix of Orange Terpene and Tung Oil.Movie Get Out (2017)Movie Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) The … Continue reading

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A new approach

Each time a problem comes up, we find in some cases, a fix can be implemented, and others, drag on due to external factors preventing resolution. One such issue for example, is our back tree. I saw yesterday, that our … Continue reading

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Is that really sustainable?

A random thought more than anything else – I’ve been pondering about sustainable behaviour and the like lately (unrelated to anything else, just pondering). The question comes about when you look at the use of oil, for example in motoring, … Continue reading

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Oils ain’t oils

When it comes to flooring, we had the choice of leaving the carpet in place (but it was later discovered to be rotted, black in areas), laying new flooring over the old, or polishing up the old. The choice to … Continue reading

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The tree

We have a tree in the back left of our place, the tree has a short trunk, but branches that expand nearly the full 15m of the block. A week or so ago, we were wondering where the chook pen … Continue reading

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Staples, staples, staples…

We lifted up the carpet in our hallway first. My expectation was that the floor boards outside the bathroom would be wet, soaked, water stains visible – even possibly rotted around the edges. Not so – they actually are pretty … Continue reading

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Floorboards – Better than carpet

So far in this house, we’ve: – Replaced the previous super-six roof with a Colorbond roof, complete with R1.5 insulation (the ceiling was already insulated). – Replaced the hot water system with the Apricus Solar Hot Water collector. – Replaced … Continue reading

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Effective Pest Control

We found our first pest today. It was eating the leaves on the apple trees. I noted it yesterday after seeing the leaves had a few holes and signs of being incomplete, nothing was on them, nothing in the base … Continue reading

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A vision

not necessarily of what might eventuate, but a vision none the less. The vision is that of what our planned renovations will make possible. The large open plan Kitchen / Dining / Lounge area will open up to a back … Continue reading

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Forest of Foods

.. in the making. My partner bought some interesting points to me recently – this article is one of the few showing the benefits of growing and maintaining your own fruit and vegetables. The other angle is pesticides, sure, you … Continue reading

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Intel Atom Server setup

I was previously running a pentium 4 chip in my home server (it was a retired box). This was consuming a large amount of our power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In an effort to conserve that, … Continue reading

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Election 2010: Tony Abbott’s confidence

In all the segments of TV and radio, containing Tony Abbott, he doesn’t seem very confident. What have the Liberal party hoped to achieve by having Tony Abbott as their ‘leader’ ? He lacks the confidence in his answers to … Continue reading

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The Customer Is Always Right, Right?

Even if the dumb fools are wrong, for a business to survive, grow and demonstrate a customer commitment, they have to hold even the most difficult of customers highly. The customers, ultimately pay the bills.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online … Continue reading

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Election Time Again

And I’ve got no idea who is worthy of my ‘valuable’ vote. Personally, I’d make voting a lot of user participation. Then, it’ll become a mess for the politicians to try and convince people that: A) They are worthy of … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

… so the ancient Charles Babbage once authored. Data Validation is a very, very, very important aspect of any user facing application, be it a website, be it a program, be it a simple calculator. The data must be validated … Continue reading

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Effects of cloud cover

Yesterday, I noted the solar system was producing around 1000W maximum, today was different.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download The clouds were out in full force today, as the drips show, and the peaks were not ~1000W, but … Continue reading

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A cloud free day

Today was the best day I’ve seen for our solar system in a while, it’s cloud free, the temperature is moderate – not excessive. We broke 5kWH instead of the more desired, 6 – 7 I anticipated based on the … Continue reading

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Broadcasting over the LAN

I had an issue recently where I wanted some data to get to all machines, all at the same time. The data would not be requested – I needed the data as it came in – from my CurrentCost meter … Continue reading

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The front yard.

I last wrote about the front yard’s large wet hole, I’ve since proceeded further with that, and now we have the treated pine posts in. 4 posts, standing upright in concrete that set pretty quickly. I did that about two … Continue reading

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Programming Languages

There are many various languages about, and which one to use for a particular purpose is a decision in itself. I’ve got many choices when it comes to putting something together for a particular purpose, for example, recently, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Beware, Large Wet Hole

The besser block steps were never going to work out, so I want to start doing something that will work – the besser blocks reassigned to the kids for planter boxes. I’ve been playing with some different methods of putting … Continue reading

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A week in Sydney

I had spent the last week in Sydney for work. The best part of it is what can actually get progressed by simply being there, with the appropriate suppliers.. The worst part – CityRail’s time table is poor, it takes … Continue reading

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