Prior to this, she played a song I've been hoping to hear again for the two years since last I heard it played:
youtu.be/c6hiB5L9azA

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Blue Lobelia closed out their set in my backyard last weekend with two beautiful songs, ending with a sing along version of Wild Mountain Thyme

I've been struggling with finding a way to share what I've learned over the last decade with other folx in a broader way.

Sometimes it feels like I want to write a set of essays, other times it feels like a monthly podcast or something would be better. Much of the time I worry that doing this work will be wasting the little free time I have.

People that have put the effort into something like this... has it been worth it?

Tonight I gave a nerve wracking demo of the R&D project I’ve been working on the last 6 months. Many nights of little sleep over the last month. In the end, it went off pretty smoothly. Now time to rest 😴

On a good night an improvement to an algorithm can save you $250000 in hardware 😅

I think it might have been the ash box. I found out the ash tray door handle is spring loaded, and the spring is very firm, so to get a good seal you need to give it a good push while you turn it. The air control seems to be doing a little more now. I'll check the air vent housing next time the stove isn't running to be sure.

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I've learned a lot about building good fires. I learned about top down fire building techniques [1,2] and what ratio of kindling is require to start a fire with efficient flame. Finally which level of coals should be left before loading the fire again.

[1] woodheat.org/top-down-steps.ht
[2] (Page 10) jotul-static-content.s3.amazon

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My stove has been burning it's fuel faster than I would expect it to. The potential reasons are that the ash tray door might be leaking air, the air control might not be working correctly, my wood might be too dry resulting in faster burning, or some other issue I'm not yet aware of.

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I'm learning more and more about operation of wood stoves for home heating over the last while.

The Jotul Oslo F500 is the wood stove I have at the Hearth, the main building on the land. I learned that different woodstoves burn most efficient at different temperatures and that most often people underfire their wood stoves, producing creosote in the chimney which creates a hazard that could result in a chimney fire.

Hyphal Fusion Network

@notplants & I have created a mycology forum to provide a friendly & inclusive space for sharing in-progress experiments & cultivation logs - species & strains under cultivation, substrate recipes, environmental conditions, harvest quantities etc. - with the idea that we can improve our craft through detailed note-taking & generous sharing.

We hope the forum will be inviting & accessible for all cultivators, regardless of skill level or expertise.

hyphalfusion.network/

Timing diagrams. Not fun to make but pretty useful in understanding a parallel or pipelined system

The fountain remains my preferred film on mortality.

Years later and with more experience with death, grief and ego, it has more impact than each time before.

A worthwhile reminder to help appreciate the high cost of living.

merveilles.town/@anandra/10549

"The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other."
- Osho in Love, Freedom and Aloneness

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Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.