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帮mm脱睡衣Link-wise stream-of-consciousness.

2020-05-01

Inventor of the Honey Extractor

By happenstance, I came across mention of the inventor of the radial honey extractor, a Franz Hruschka, via the Beekeeping Hacks group on Facebook.  Apparently it was an important development in apiculture.

2012 Delegates to RNC from Minnesota

Found a historical interest piece on Political Graveyard, with many names that I recognize.  One for 2016 is elsewhere.

Delegation chair: Marianne Stebbins

Delegates
At-Large: Scott Andersen, Bayport - Michele Bachmann, Stillwater - Kurt Bills, Rosemount - Kimlinh Bui, Eden Prairie - Gene Dornink, Hayfield - Patricia Anderson Gallwas, Dellwood - Eric Goodrich, Eagan - Jeff Johnson, Plymouth - Branden Petersen, Andover - Josh Regnier, St. Paul - Mark Santelman, Winthrop - Pat Shortridge, Lino Lakes - Marianne Stebbins, Excelsior - Rudy Takala, Pine City - John Trojack, Mendota Heights - Craig Westover, Afton
1st District: Bill Paulsen, Lonsdale - Steven L. Perkins, Luverne - Josh Wilkening, New Ulm
2nd District: Ted Anderson, Rosemount - Tom Dippel, Cottage Grove - Greg O'Connor, Inver Grove Heights
3rd District: Marge Beard, Plymouth - Gary Heyer, Chaska - Kevin Masrud, Chaska
4th District: John Kossett, Vadnais Heights - Nate Waldron, St. Paul - Mark Zasadny, Roseville
5th District: Russ Hilk, Minneapolis - Mark Johnson, Minneapolis - Juliette Jordal, Minneapolis
6th District: Ben Barringer, Elk River - Stacy Morse, Monticello - Christi Scherber, Richmond
7th District: Bill Batchelder, Bemidji - Raymond Rivera, Redwood Falls - Bonnie Wilhelm, Willmar
8th District: Kevin Erickson, Mountain Iron - Bea Kehr, Duluth - Charlie Strickland, Jr., Ogilvie

Alternates
At-Large: Sonia Evans, Coon Rapids - Derek Flom, Chaska - Steven Grotting, Independence - Daniel Gustafson, Delano - Karl Hanson, Medina - Dan Johanneck, Wabasso - Jennifer VanDerHorst Larson, Orono - Ken Lucier, Moorhead - Neil Lynch, Maple Grove - Adam Pace, Winona - Brian Paukert, Faribault - Melissa Valeriano, Rochester - Yelena Vorobyov-Grisham, Apple Valley
1st District: Bill Fisher, Chatfield - Jen Jacobson, Austin - Duane Quam, Byron
2nd District: John Myser, Mendota Heights - Tiana Wells, Dundas - Mark Westpfahl, Inver Grove Heights
3rd District: Rolf Erickson, Plymouth - Jake Severance, Loretto - Dave Wahlstedt, Excelsior
4th District: MaryAnn Andersen, Bayport - Wayde Brooks, St. Paul - Doug Meyer, Stillwater
5th District: Jon Hartung, Minneapolis - Joel Lemke, Minneapolis - Corey Sax, Minneapolis
6th District: Jim Bendtsen, Ramsey - Steve King, Centerville - Adam Motzko, Delano
7th District: Andrew Plowman, Willmar - Karen Prischmann, Fergus Falls - Patty Seifert, Grey Eagle
8th District: Kurt Daudt, Zimmerman - Becky Hall, Duluth - Barbara Haney, Brainerd

2020-04-01

Powder Substitutes

Normally, when referring to “powder”, I’m talking smokeless gun powder.  Since I've been cooking more lately, I have to find substitutions for certain things I don't have.
  • Taco seasoning: 1 tbsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1-1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp black pepper
  • Chili powder: 1 tsp paprika, 2 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tsp oregano, 2 tsp garlic powder

If the chili powder recipe is legit, then the taco seasoning recipe could be restated by increasing the proportions of the constituent spices....

Another one that'd be useful is tomato sauce: I sure have a lot of tomato paste, just not the sauce!

2020-02-27

空き家

One of the BRCM guys mentioned that he was looking into akiya in Japan partly because his niece was married to a Japanese guy (ironically he wants to stay in the U.S. and she wants to live in Japan).  Anyway, he sent me a link regarding akiya and the potential issues with buying such property.

Science Experiments

Kid#1 has a science experiment assignment for school, and the teacher linked several sites [example] with ideas.  Personally, I liked the electromagnet, but she wanted to do the one involving combustion....

2020-01-09

Precious Metals Clay

So I've got this Mitsubishi PMC3 kit from 15 years ago that I'd bought for KMP/T since she did jewelry at one point.  Before I could get it to her, she moved to Kansai, which I rarely go to, and since the package is fragile, didn't want to mail it.  Now as an assistant prof with two kids, she doesn't have time to mess.  It occurred to me to give the kit to JFJ's daughter, but 1) the instructions are in Japanese, and 2) the fuel disks are hard to come by in the U.S.  There's another "hot pot" kit that uses a clay pot filled with some sort of liquid fuel, but I can't find that for sale.  Things always get more complicated than I otherwise think they should be.

Mitsubishi has a page on the PMC series, but conspicuously don't mention any of the kits that they used to produce!  At least there's some English instructions on the page.  The Japanese page links to several other pages, including to a neat fan page, 「ギンダラケ倶楽部」.  Another site, silver-clay.com, has a number of the PMC materials for sale, as does Amazon.  It seems to be about 3x the cost of the base metal, at least for silver.  The only place I found online that sells the fuel tabs is "Best from Japan", which ships from Japan and doesn't have the item in stock.  Shipping is of course either SAL, with a huge lead time, or EMS, with a huge price tag.

2020-01-04

DIY Firearms

https://www.diyfirearms.org/

Calyx Institute

A while back, RJS informed my about the existence of the Calyx Institute, and more importantly the membership benefit that gives unlimited data access to the Sprint network.
The Calyx Institute is an educational organization that develops frameworks, tools, and sets of best practices to promote privacy on the Internet and in the field of telecommunications. For the past few years, one of our goals has been to do research on to develop Internet access strategies that offer "Privacy by Design". 

Oxalic Dribble

I attempted an oxalic dribble in the fall on three hives.  Due to the light weight of the crystals, I had to use a gunpowder scale to get the right accuracy.

Scientific Beekeeping mentioned using a water-only base for the oxalic.  Another article suggests treating package bees initially.  This makes sense in that they’ll be carrying phoretic mites and the number can be drastically reduced if treated prior to the development of brood.

One paper describes using oxalic and thymol together.  I was more interested in the dosages mentioned.

2019-11-07

Articles of Interest

Jet Set Fetish
Widow’s Heartbreak

Waffles and Spaghetti

Several years ago DV had shown me a comedy clip about how men’s and women’s brains differ.  Recently I was pointed at a book called Men are Like Waffles—Women are Like Spaghetti that seems to have largely the same premise.

2019-09-26

蜜蜂

日本語での養蜂用語は知らなかったので調べてみた。特に解剖学の単語は一般的に日常生活に使わないと思われる。日本語だと割と普通だった。

2019-09-09

Beeswax Extruder

This beeswax extruder showed up in the Beekeeping Hacks group on FB in response to someone who wanted to fabricate drawn comb.  Since it's open-source, it'd be interesting to look into—if I ever make the time!

2019-08-17

M61 Reloads

7.62 NATO AP projectiles (M61 pulldowns) can be had on Gunbroker.  A forum linked to a page showing reload recipes.
USE LAKE CITY BRASS, CCI LARGE RIFLE PRIMERS, "147"GR .30 AP BULLETS, AND 46.0 GRAINS OF HODGDON'S "VARGET". SEAT BULLET TO THE FIRST CANNELURE. VELOCITY MEASURED 2645 fps OUT OF A FAL. UNSCIENTIFIC TESTING AGAINST A STOUT ROAD BARRICADE (THAT IS KEEPING THE PEASANTS OUT OF "FEDERAL" LAND) SHOWED COMPLETE PENETRATION WHERE ALL OTHER BULLET STRIKES FROM CALIBERS UNKNOWN MERELY SCRATCHED THE PAINT. YOU CAN SUBSTITUE 44.3 GRAINS OF WC844 FOR A VELOCITY OF 2630. VELOCITIES COULD BE IMPROVED SOMEWHAT WITH THE VARGET POWDER; TESTING CONTINUES...

2019-06-11

Moe Cason

At the Brownells 80th Anniversary event last weekend, there was a BBQ food truck by Moe Cason.  The guy next to me in line told me that they're award-winning, having placed at an international competition.  I can't recall if he said 1st or 3rd, but both are in Des Moines.  So next time I drive through Des Moines, I'll have to stop by.  And still hit Joe's in KC!

2019-03-26

Packages via Mail

There are a number of places that still ship package bees via mail, either USPS or UPS.  3-lb packages, unless otherwise noted.


It seems perhaps more economical to get a cheaper package initially, build up their numbers, and then introduce a queen of the desired type, since the queens are typically $30-40 each and could be used to split an established hive.

2019-01-06

Food-Safe Filament

If planning to 3D-print items that would come in contact with food, it's wise to make sure it's food-safe.  The MakerGeeks store has a page listing a number of options.  t-glase filament I'd seen on Amazon as being food-safe.

VPN on Synology

Synology has a built-in VPN server, which is pretty nice.  Their knowledgebase details how to set it up.

Form 1 Forums

Once SD Tactical got their hand slapped by the ATF for selling solvent traps, their forum was gutted.  Someone else started a forum for Form 1 builds, which appears to have a lot of good info.  Well, I have stamps for at least three Form 1 cans that I haven't built yet....

One useful thread is the list of solvent trap manufacturers.  Another thread posted a link to B-tube-sized cones (not drilled).

HK91 Locking Piece for Sound Suppression

In order to use a can on a PTR-91 or other G3/91 clone, apparently it's necessary to use a different locking piece that slows down the bolt carrier with the increased back-pressure.  Rim Country Manufacturing sells a #17, 36° part that fits the bill.  $50 ain't so bad.  They also have US-made trunions, bolt carriers, and bolt heads for MP5- and 53-type actions.

Extending the Life of SD Card in Linux

Around the time I was looking at RPi power save, I was also checking into how to mitigate the effects of regular writes to the cheap SD card.  (Well, not so cheap, since I buy Samsung NAND.)  One link I found had references to several other sites.  The answer on the StackExchange page was pretty useful.

Amusingly enough, I left the HomeGenie event stream enabled for debug, which was generating output every 30 seconds...for at least a year.  I'd imagine the card is pretty well worn by now.

2019-01-04

The Fake Internet

Apparently news isn’t the only thing that’s fake—much of the Internet is too!

LG TV

The 55UK6090PUA was on sale at Sam’s Club for $400. The picture was better than the comparable Sharp, and it was made in Mexico instead of China.  Another demerit to the Sharp was that the model in-store wasn’t listed on the manufacturer’s website, which gives me the heebie-jeebies.

What I didn’t care for in the LG is the lack of smartphone apps to control the onscreen display, like the Sony has, but if mainly using the Apple TV, the iPhone app can be used.  Overall, though, it was a good value and the picture is quite good.

2019-01-02

HomeGenie

Well, I've had a motion sensor sitting around for at least a year, unused because I couldn't get it to work with HomeGenie.  Turns out I was just overlooking a comment in the settings to associate the device with group 1, as noted in an archived forum post.  (Yeah, I could use SmartThings instead of a roll-my-own system, but I figure it'll be harder for people to futz with an oddball config.  Plus, the homebrew system isn't open to the Net: I have to connect via VPN in order to get access, unlike SmartThings.)

Then there's linking the switch to the sensor with the built-in "Smart Lights" program.  That was disabled so I enabled it an it shut off the lights once, but the sensor appeared to have gone to sleep.  Getting closer, but not quite there yet.

Oh yeah, since the Pepper1 database of Z-Wave devices used by HomeGenie was shut down, as noted in the new forum, there's an alternate location to query.  I'll have to download the newer version of HomeGenie to see if they've picked up this newer site; otherwise, one can add one's own devices to a local archive.

One blog post I read when I was setting up my automation compared HomeSeer, HomeGenie, and Domoticz.  The author preferred Domoticz, but I don't like the idea of having a separate library for Z-Wave.

2018-11-10

A.D.

A bit of publicly available information, from their website; a 2008 article about National Night Out; and the minutes of a 2011 meeting of the county board.

2018-11-07

PKE in a Browser

Filing away for future use: about the Web Crypto API from 2014 (making the info likely too far out of date) and from 2017, a demo encrypted web chat.  Apparently the library implements RSA, and is available on Github.

Of course, the worry is that the browsers' implementations are compromised, but in the event someone needs to decrypt an encrypted email, it'd be better done locally.  Presuming common PKE methods are supported, that is.

According to a post on StackOverflow, DH was excluded from the Web Crypto API, but ECDH is included.  There's a DH implementation in JavaScript available on GitHub, however.

2018-10-02

Freestanding Decks

This article was useful regarding bracing, which they call “Y bracing”.  I didn’t end up using the “V bracing” for my shed foundation because the plywood subfloor should function similarly—different from usual decking.

2018-09-27

FGMO

A 3rd-year beekeeper I met recently claimed success at knocking down mite counts by fogging with food-grade mineral oil (FGMO).  Beesource has a thread discussing it, with the OP who tried fogging for a while and eventually converting over to oxalic acid vaporization (OAV).  There's also a link to a 2004 USDA study on FGMO that declared it ineffective.

2018-09-05

2018-05-07

Macross

Since the fam and I watched Macross, now I'm into it again, although the modifications from the Robotech version confuse things for me.  A couple interesting links:


I was surprised to see that Macross was released with English subtitles some 15 years ago.  It's neat that it's available on Amazon Prime Instant Video, though!