OK folks, this is not a drill - virtual retro tech meetup happening in just over a week!
The Michigan!/usr/group meeting will be online this month. More details here:
Festifools, Sunday 400p, puppetry
Festifools, normally held in the streets of downtown Ann Arbor, is going virtual today. Details in the link above, the show starts at 400p Sunday 2020-04-05.
agriculture, supplies, procurement
Bagged topsoil, 40# for about $3.50, at Stadium Hardware. I think it's unlikely that anyone will send a truck out with a load of garden dirt. I am happy that this hardware store is still open. I understand that they sell seeds too.
Call ahead with a card for zero-contact service.
We started some kale sprouts inside. There are lots of bunnies around, so there's also the challenge of fencing so that the agriculture doesn't just go towards bunny reproduction.
cookery, menu planning, commonplace book, Github
I'm planning a menu for tonight, and as a part of that I'm logging info to my "commonplace book" web site, which is sort of a blog except the structure is much more Gopher inspired.
There is a recipes section
which I'm slowly but surely categorizing as I go. And there's a good and useful search box.
I got tired of blogging.
The whole setup is on Github, PRs and issues welcomed.
cookery, leftovers, lunch
leftover rice, crumbled feta cheese, sumac, cilantro
reheat the rice, add feta, top with a shake of sumac and some chopped cilantro
parsley would have worked as well, we are looking to grow some this summer
rice from Mediterranean Market
feta from same
sumac from By The Pound
cilantro from Aldi
blog: Washtenaw County siren test net
The Washtenaw County Michigan EOC test county warning sirens monthly on the first Saturday of the month during the spring, summer, and fall months.
Of the reports I heard, one siren was in need of maintenance, and I did not copy the location of that siren. In addition, one operator N8ZLR had problems with transmission, able to key the repeater but with no audio; that was fixed by the end of the net.
DMR, fix your radio hour, net at 1600 EDT / 2000 UTC
The #W8RP #DMR repeater is back working in Ann Arbor, MI due to the work of Dinesh @AB3DC and Jay #WB8TKL and the Brandmeister team. For reasons (as of yet unexplained) the server was out of sync with call signs so no audio was getting thru, tho connections were being acked.
Every day at 1600 EDT (2000 UTC) we host a "shut-in roundtable" on DMR Michigan statewide, BM 3126. All are welcomed, and we had a check-in from #M1MRB on 3/27.
a2council, live politics
There will be public comment time during these meetings. Let's hope they do a practice meeting first.
a2council, live politics
The April 6 City Council meeting is moving to a digital format due to Governor Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order and in line with the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Council Members and City staff will participate live from remote locations, but residents can still view the meeting live on CTN Cable Channel 16, ATT Channel 99, or live or on demand online https:// www.a2gov.org/watchCTN) or https://www.a2gov.org/livemeetings .
macbook pro, apples, lemons
Installing Catalina on a MacBookPro14,1 - this is the 2017 model with the bad keyboard and the bad screen hinge that lets in RF and puts pretty static on the screen.
Fortunately this is a work machine not a home machine so I don't feel quite so personally betrayed by its failings. (Steve would have never let this happen.)
The hope I have for it is that as a work machine I'll trade it in and get credit for a better system. Either that or use it as a server only.
food, comfort, soup, "instant" pot
instant pot bean soup
made from dry beans
- could have used more tomato paste
- needed more salt
- needed more umami
- could have used a carrot
- more oregano too, for sure
- very good with a lemon parsley pesto
- will be better on day two
Cheap and nourishing to be sure, and not particularly taxing on the pantry.
10 hours from start to finish, mostly unattended with beans soaking. "instant, ha.
working on a recipe.
Listening to Big City Blues Cruise through to 7 pm with Joe Tiboni spinning blues tunes. Otis Rush live and in concert from San Francisco concert just up just now.
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