Sheddy Goodness

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Most of our heating is solar, but wood for winter takes up space and we don’t have much, coz our land is not far off a cliff. We can grow a good chunk of our firewood on site, but that requires space two store wood for the two years it takes to dry. We’d run …

The last room in the house is nearly finished.

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Painted ceiling, earth plaster, clay & lime wash, lawson cypress skirting from timber left over from the deck, poured earth floor. Not shown: the huge amount of work this took from the both of us. But hey, nearly done.

Karl Polanyi’s “The Great Transformation”

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Here’s a great article on Karl Polanyi, titled “Karl Polanyi Explains It All”. If you’re trying to understand how the financial sector has become parasitic, why politicians have been bought, and how public debate has bcome so impoverised, then you won’t go wrong starting with Polanyi’s book “The Great Transformation”. It was written in 1943 …

Further tidying and sorting out

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The bag on the right is a Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag. I’ve had it for fifteen years and I’ve used it just about much every day. It has done pretty well but is starting to die. The bag on the left is the replacement, also a Timbuk2 Classic messenger bag. I expect it to last …

Winter, therefore tidying up

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Winter’s kicked in, so I’ve switched modes into finishing things off, tidying up, and getting generally tatted down and squared away. So, the Too Bright Hat needed a new cable. 3-pin mini-XLRs seem to be the right balance of durable, small, and able to handle 8 Amps, but finding connectors with decent cable clamps took …

Wellington on a good day

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