“Australia — which is the world’s largest coal exporter — has repeatedly prioritized the coal industry’s needs over the planet’s.”

Feedback welcome. I've updated the page to show furigana for the first sentence, then romaji for the others.

Unsure whether I should use ruby markup to show furigana for the kanji or just stick with the romaji below.

For: Looks nice.
Against: There's a *lot* of markup for even a single sentence: <ruby>知<rp>(</rp><rt>し</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>る<ruby>者<rp>(</rp><rt>もの</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>は<ruby>言<rp>(</rp><rt>い</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>わず<ruby>言<rp>(</rp><rt>い</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>う<ruby>者<rp>(</rp><rt>もの</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>は<ruby>知<rp>(</rp><rt>し</rt><rp>)</rp></ruby>らず

Sarah's mum gave me a tiny Japanese calendar with tear off days. I've started translating the sayings at the bottom as reading practice.

I'm pretty sure the first one I did is going to be my favourite right through to the end.

山椒は 小粒 でも ぴりりと 辛い。


Very hard to find clear wiring diagrams for my engine, but I did the testing and now I’m pretty sure the fuel stop solenoid is the problem and not the ignition switch.

I might redraw the wiring diagrams as SVGs and make them available, both for myself and anyone else.

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

An angry yellow sky has just cracked open with fat drops of rain here.

Work is offering P2 respirators because of the smoke. There are only limited numbers because everywhere has run out of supplies...

So, Friday or Saturday I guess I'll take the multimeter down and see if it's the switch or the solenoid. Replacement solenoid is about $300. I'm sure it could be replaced with a cable that could be pulled manually, but that might be a bit beyond my mechanical skills.

After some further contemplation about the possible broken ignition switch, I think it's more likely that I've burnt out the coils in the solenoid that stops the fuel supply to the engine. This would happen if the key was left in the fuel stop position for too long.

Started some engine notes here parkimminent.com/sailing/engin

Is there a boat talk hashtag? ?

Had to pull out the fuel line and wait for the remainder to get used up... it ran fifteen minutes off a tiny sip of diesel!

In short, we went nowhere today and now I have to get a replacement ignition lock cylinder before we can go anywhere. Plus side is we needed new keys for the ignition anyway (can't find anybody who can cut a new one) and I learnt a bit about diesel engines. :)

Went to take our first trip on The Boat Currently Known as Free Spirit... engine wasn't going into gear! So embarrassed,, we tied back up and tried to figure out what was going wrong. A neighbour came to lend a hand. We figured out the issue (stupid - I'd pulled out a small button under the throttle instead of pushed it in).

But in the process of troubleshooting the engine we accidentally broke the ignition lock cylinder! There was no way to turn off the engine...

Still trying to come up with the right name for the boat. ばつ丸 is the only pun name I would consider, but Sarah vetoed it. :)

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I also saw Rise of Skywalker. That was very disappointing. I liked the subversion of Last Jedi, it felt it was forcing the story into a place where it would have to find something new. But RoS just back-pedalled and chose a big dumb all powerful special effects ending over the smaller and more interesting relationship between Kylo and Rey. Bleah.

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