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Also my love of industrial machinery continues unabated. Ingenious devices that have saved many humans from toil. Would that they were owned and operated by labour instead of capital, though.

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TIL the basic principles of converting fibres into spun thread, and *why* thread is spun at all, which I somehow made it to over 40 without knowing.

Rapidly switching between different voices at storytime hurts my throat a bit. Especially when Ridcully or Detritus are shouting.

Resisting the urge to eat my own weight in cheapo store brand licorice allsorts.

Gate on the new chook run works. Just waiting for wire stuff and bits order from Bunnings to turn up and I can wire it up.

Getting frustrated with the Bunnings website yet again.

covid, vic, chadstone 

Just saw on the birdsite that a David Jones staffer from Chadstone has tested positive. ping @futzle

(It's going to rain and I wouldn't have gotten all the exterior done today, so this will hold it until I next get a chance to make progress.)

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Built a mortise and tenon joined door frame for the new chook coop. Fits perfectly. First time I've ever built one. I am quite pleased with myself.

Probably, because it was just floating inside the tank when I had a look, and it's the only think I can think of that would cause the problem. No idea how long it's been like that. I just happened to be outside when it started proper raining last night and decided to investigate the little creek of flowing water.

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Water tank was overflowing in the big rain last night and causing a small creek to flow into the ditch moat, instead of draining into the stormwater like it was supposed to.
Seems the circular piece of plastic that was cut into the tank when it was installed just *happened* to float up and lodge itself in the pipe somehow.

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I think I just diagnosed and fixed a plumbing problem.

Some new chopping boards for onions and garlic and other smelly stuff. Made out of old chopping board someone threw out, cut in half.

JP boosted

to the dude leaving the convenience store who took one look at my bad dragon tank top and instantly blushed so i hard i could see it through his maw with fangs face mask: hello

uspol, covid, etc. 

I'm unsure if the USA has given up on itself, or decided to be its authentic self to the max.

Fresh pasta is just so great, but it does use a lot of eggs and our little girls can only do so much.

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I will probably tune the recipe to suit family tastes but I have new flavour profiles and techniques to use now, so huge win.

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