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Monthly Science: Basement Humidity Step Changes

Can you tell when our dehumidifier failed?

The step change in Week 22 shows when the replacement took over. After some poking around, Amazon Prime FTW. 187 more words

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Silhouette Glasses: Temple Re-repair

This was not the failure mode I expected:

As failures go, that one’s survivable; slightly larger epoxy dots should do the trick:

The other temple… 56 more words

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Sony 64 GB MicroSDXC Card: Speed Failure Redux

After about 1 TB of data spread over three months and maybe 100 bike rides, the second Sony SR-64UY 64 GB MicroSDXC card I bought last summer has failed… barely two weeks inside the one year warranty. 303 more words

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Houses Are Trouble: Terwilliger House Windows

Imagine “updating” these windows with modern high-efficiency glass:

That’s the end wall of the 1738 Terwilliger House on the Locust Lawn site. I’m sure the woodwork doesn’t date back that far, but the glazier demonstrated genius-level mastery. 58 more words

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Reading Material: 07.03.15

Some of the best of what I’ve read this week:

And on the Memory of Your Tastebuds, They are All Umami – Allie Marini – Short fictional stories where a bag of limes is too much commitment for a man, and one is advised to never run out of potato chips. 185 more words

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Blueberry muffins from scratch

The teenage raisin does not cooperate when I try to capture her moment of victory (when her blueberry muffins come out perfectly). Notice the muffins in the background. 10 more words


Starting Slow

I think it is going well. We’ve read one book, started 1 math unit, and done a LOT of fun, fluffy stuff. Oh, and we’ve had one fight. 120 more words