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Biometrix last won the day on February 7

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  1. Well not the first time...that was just from hanging out with the wrong crowd.
  2. Fucking pussy...just let the sawdust fly as God intended. Breath it in, shuffle through it, blow it off with your mouth. Once a month or so just spend two-days vacuuming and sweeping. Jesus was a carpenter, nothing in the bible about him using a dust collector.
  3. I'm sorry now that I ever suggested that you simply don't mow it. Your exploits of how you've turned an unnecessary job into a multi-phase project that has now included expense, effort and injury is far more entertaining. Don't get me wrong, I am happy that your new DR didn't turn you or any parts of you into mulch but perhaps you could video your next session? I mean solely as an instructional video of course...not for amusement.😉
  4. Respectfully disagree. You can let it grow and still mow to the edge of the the "lawn" to keep new trees/bushes, etc. from sprouting. If branches start encroaching you can prune them. Seems to me like you're just making more work for yourself mowing an area that has no practical use and would look just as good or even possibly better if the vegetation were allowed to mature. Throw some wildflower seeds out there, plant a couple blackberry bushes. Eventually you won't have to look at the ugly utility pole and transformer back there. 😉
  5. Why do you even need/want to mow that section?
  6. WD-40 and if that doesn't work then Goo-Gone. If those don't work then a belt sander with 60 grit will surely get rid of it.
  7. Probably some form of galvanic corrosion from being held constantly by another tool that's exposed to a lot of peppers and scotch. 😁
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    About 20 years ago I decided to ask a programmer at work exactly what she did. I was genuinely interested and also, she was a pretty hot Japanese chick so that's why I chose her. I believe she was developing something in Visual Basic? Could have been something else. I watched for about five minutes...and in that five minutes I can attest that my lifetime curiosity quota in programming had been completely fulfilled.
  9. Its dangerous when the copper is green or white, powdery and falls apart and/or when the insulation cracks and falls off in pieces. I would have had no hesitation just using those stripped ends as-is for an extension cord but that's just me. Maybe if they were blacker I would have shined them up a bit with some emery cloth but otherwise wouldn't have fucked around with it.
  10. Also a big fan of pocket screws. Have recently switched back to dowels from biscuits for edge gluing. No specific reason, just because. Basically I'll use any method that prevents me from having to go through the face of the wood with any type of fastener. I feel like if I have to putty a nail hole or use a button to cover a screw head on a wood face that will show grain (i.e. not painted) that I've failed the project. Finish head screws are great though IMO for painted projects. Good hold but very small hole to cover.
  11. As long as you clamp it and the surfaces are prepared properly and you use decent wood glue, you can't beat a glue bond. My 8th grade shop teacher taught me that. Nails are the weakest, screws second. I share your method of minimizing or even completely avoiding mechanical fasteners when woodworking.
  12. Well perhaps, but Behr still has it in their instructions on the can: "Intermix containers of same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity"
  13. Well you haven't tried matte or satin yet. Paint could have reacted with the sealer and changed the sheen I guess. Who knows. Getting wall paint to match perfectly is always hit or miss. Paint can even be slightly different if you buy two or more gallons of the same stuff, same color at the same time. If you buy more than one gallon of the same, "technically" you're supposed to mix the gallons together in a bigger container. I saw a house painter do it once and asked why.
  14. Well that sucks although roasted is pretty good. I don't think I willingly ate any green vegetables until I was well into my 20's. It was only then when I started to learn to cook and realized the difference between frozen and fresh and steaming vs. killing them in boiling water. I have the OR26A SNP that makes cilantro taste like soap which sucks when I forget to ask or pay attention to the menu and suddenly feel like I have a mouth full of Dawn dish detergent.
  15. So I freeze fresh veggies because any bought frozen from the store simply suck in comparison. Freezing without blanching is likely to make them taste worse. It will definitely make them look worse as blanching helps maintain the color and texture. Under blanching and over blanching also make them taste bad. It's an art and science to get it right. I only steam blanch which takes a little longer but I think submersing them in boiling water leaches more flavor. That may be subjective but it's what I believe so... Anyhow, I steam blanch Broccoli for 5 minutes. Exactly 5 fucking minutes from when I put the lid on the steamer to when I dump them into ice water to stop the cooking. You can find the times for all veggies on the Google and they should be different for boiling vs. steaming. I also steam cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Those are also 5 minutes each unless the Brussel sprouts are medium not small, then I will do them for 6 minutes. I also cut up the broccoli and cauliflower into about 1.5" florets first. Most other veggies I just buy fresh and use them up quickly enough so I don't have to freeze them but the others I use so often I like to keep them on hand frozen. So...experiment with times but no I don't suggest that you just throw fresh veggies in the freezer because that's kinda a proven sciency thing not to do for best results.
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