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Plugging the Insectoid Firehose

The Spring Insect Explosion here in Austin has been flooding past the tiny gaps in my roof ring bug screen as though pouring from a fire hose. Excited, horny bugs you would never guess could fit through such tiny holes … Continue reading

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“IT LIVES!!!!”

I modded this $4 Goodwill shaver to use rechargeable AA batteries instead of futzing around with plug-in chargers! It has twice the power it had before, works great, and looks substantially less like a bomb than my last Frankenshaver. Other … Continue reading

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Fourteen is Better than Twelve

Progress on the storage bed! It will actually hold fourteen 45 quart tubs, not twelve! Click for more assembly pictures! The yurt has *almost* gotten to a point where I can spend the whole day inside without having to move … Continue reading

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Hacking My Bed for SXSW

Today there was a parting of the ways in the bed department. After sleeping on the queen sized bed with this rope divider right in the middle for two nights, I decided that I could, in fact, live with a … Continue reading

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Like Psycho, Sans Murder

With the removal of the large machete from the shower, some hard work, and the creation of actual tin hats, it is now possible for me to *bathe* in the same building as I *sleep*. At least until the yurt … Continue reading

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The End of the American Dream is a New Beginning

I’m back home in Austin after four weeks of partying in Portland, Oregon and various visits along the way. I’ve sold my house, and tonight I have the choice of sleeping in my massively cluttered new-to-me 2007 Sprinter Van or … Continue reading

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The Future Has Arrived

Have you ever thought “it would be great if I could replace this useless tool on my modular Leatherman/Swiss Army Knife with something I’d use every day?” The tiny, fragile Phillips/flathead jewelry screwdriver on my Leatherman Wave just broke again, … Continue reading

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