3 stages of dog companionship:

1. Try to clean the hair before it gets in your food.
2. Accept that the hair gets in the food and that you need to pull it out.
3. Just eat the hair.

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There's something incredibly... wonderful about writing a person an email after you've read their gemlog which you randomly stumbled over. And if they answer and you actually end up having a real conversation. This. This is peak internet.

Thanks for the replies everyone!

I also have a few more pertinent details to drop here:
1. My long-term dentist isn't willing to consider my record of good health and delay the x-rays.
2. When finding a new dentist, not a single one of them could be bothered to contact the old dentist to see previous x-rays and make an assesment. They "need" their OWN x-ray.
3. They all tout the safety of modern x-rays, such low dosage. I suspect Jevons paradox: "they're less harmful, let's do more of them!" 💸

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My wife feels the same way, but she really wants her teeth cleaned by an expert. Any advice on finding a dentist that isn't a bully?

Also curious if Europeans get x-rays every six months, or is this another American money grab.

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Looking for dental advice:

In the US, every dentist I've seen will not clean my teeth without an x-ray. My teeth have been perfect since birth, so I don't think that something new has cropped up in the past six months.

I've stopped going to the dentist for this reason; I'm tired of getting radiated and I'm tired of getting bullied into a $300+ x-ray that reveals nothing. I just brush my teeth and eat well.

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Hey town, is there a newer equivalent to PostScript that has layout constraints?

I'm trying to feed some variable data into a script and get a printable output, but when the result spans across multiple printed pages, the math required for calculating when to break the page becomes too much to do in a reasonable amount of time.

I am aware of this cool technique, but ya know, would like to avoid that massive web browser dependency... pdf.math.dev/#title-element-9

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The progress of our urban market garden from January 2020 until today. 🤗 It's not just us enjoying this place, but an abundance of wildlife - bats, birds, deer, groundhogs, squirrels, racoons, rabbits, toads, lizards, and insects all working together to make it an oasis of nourishment.

I think this is a typo, but I completely agree with how it is presented. There is absolutely no excuse for being part of the IoT revolution.

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We've made a lot of progress on our rural plot in just a few weeks. We're working to turn this conventionally farmed space into a permanent no-till, biologically restored market garden. So far so good - I expect we'll get a run for our money this season on keeping plants happy. 😅

We've migrated off of Github and Gitlab and now run git on a small home server to host all of our projects. Explaining how to `git init --bare --shared` over SSH while being mindful of all the gotchas and permissions details of running a Linux box isn't really something that everyone cares to master. So I made a simple CGI script to create new repos in one click, all served over our Gemini in-home dashboard. ~50 lines.

git.sensorstation.co/gemhome/t

It does not meet any OSHA standards, and is hard on the shins when things get out of control.

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A lot of small farmers reuse old clothes washers to spin and dry their greens. We don't have space for such a thing on our small urban plot, so I made this stupid thing. Total cost: $0.00.

My wife @tickfoot and I harvested and sold our first ever produce this month while small farming as our sort-of full-time job. I'll be publishing the numbers every month as well as a year-end report. Obviously we're not in it for the money. 💸

gemini://gemini.sensorstation.

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