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Yurt AC Upgrade – Part 1

It’s time to make the yurt more Brutal Texas Summer resistant! The best solution to Texas summer heat is to leave. We should all GTFO, and arguments to the contrary are, basically, garbage. I leave proving that using mass transit … Continue reading

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C-Realming with Dermot O

In fine C-Realm style, Dermot O’Connor and I wiled away over four hours discussing the overlooked primacy of class in politics, the dark side of “meritocracy”, American and British elections, how identity politics is a much shallower layer of the … Continue reading

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Supply Gathering and Cat Care

The kitchen countertop in my van is a little disorganized… It works, but I’ve had some time to live in the space and decided I want a single long countertop instead. Time to find parts! I headed over to The … Continue reading

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Shibari Storage at ADX

Storage in Junior, while plentiful, has been pretty chaotic so far. The bungie cargo nets above the bed have been Xtra Krazy. Ugly cargo nets for overhead storage They’re actually a fabulous idea, and I consider them Necessary Minimal Gear … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stop Licking The Lovecraft

I’m really digging the fact that Lovecraft has two dance floors now. If one DJ plays something one doesn’t like, it’s off to the other floor! Despite having 7% ABV, the on-tap Marionberry Cider, while tasty, has little inebriant effect … Continue reading

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Doing Portland

So now that you’re in Portland, you ask, what are you doing? I’m standing in line for 40 minutes for Salt and Straw Ice Cream. Three times. Favorite weird flavor this trip? Bonemarrow and Smoked Cherries! I’m breaking shit in … Continue reading

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Battery Death and Accidental Crotch Welding

I don’t like having enough power to weld flowing through a twice-defective part located directly between my legs. While on deadline recently I discovered the car battery in Junior was dead. “No problem!” I thought. “I can connect to the … Continue reading

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Collaborate Tool Drooling at Portland ADX

Neil and I were blown away by Portland Art and Design (ATX) on a tour recently. It’s a huge co-workshop with tons of shared space and storage, plus a very comprehensive wood shop, metal shop, screen printing shop, jewelry shop, … Continue reading

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“To The Lovecraft Bar!”

After finally touching down in Portland, it was time to go dancing! Besides the Tao of Tea, The Lovecraft Bar may be my favorite Portland establishment. With so many amazing places it’s hard to tell. The First Hurdle was a … Continue reading

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Repairs and Van Slumming in Portland

After two years and countless days of work in 100+ o heat, I finally made it back to Portland!!! It’s been my goal to visit every summer since I started in 2012, and I’ve only made it four times. It … Continue reading

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