blessed are the Fundamentalists, for they shall inhibit the earth.
Monday, 13 August 2018

How Tom Tryniski digitized nearly 50 million pages of newspapers in his living room

quote [ Tryniski?s position as a savior for hyperlocal journalism?spending his life preserving its history?is a title he never asked for, a lucky side effect. ]

Homepage. Check out the archives.
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2 Good]
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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Rooks to clean up French theme park

quote [ Six crows trained to pick up rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park. "The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean" but also to show that "nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment", said Nicolas de Villiers of the Puy du Fou park, in the western Vendee region. The birds will be encouraged to spruce up the park through the use of a small box that delivers a nugget of bird food each time the rook deposits a cigarette end or small piece of rubbish. ]

Not to be outdone, Disneyland Paris has hired a real giant rat to mingle with the guests.

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Interesting]
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Making Sake: Day one, Evening, Moto.

quote [ Day One Part Two. ]

Making Sake: Day one, Evening, Moto.
Add yeast and koji to moto water.
Wash 8 cups of rice until water is clear.
Let rice soak 1 hour.
Let rice drain 1 hour.
Steam rice for 30 min.
Put steamed rice into sterilized container.
Add 2.5 cup refrigerated moto water to hot rice to cool down.
Add rest of moto water (with yeast and koji) to container.
Store between 72f-60f for six days. Stir twice daily.

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+5]
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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Making Sake: Day One, Morning, Moto prep

quote [ DIYsake brewing ]

12.5 cups distilled water
4lbs koji rice
4teaspoons Morton?s salt substitute
5 teaspoons lactic acid
5 pinches of Epson Salt
Just under 4 teaspoon of yeast nutrients

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+9 Interesting]
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Thursday, 9 August 2018

SE Digest Update (and a new travel story to boot!)

quote [ Before I arrived in Japan, I had already set an assumption about how my experience would go. I was traveling solo, don't speak the language, am socially introverted, and I had chosen to stay the first week at an AirBnB private room in a small town outside Tokyo. I imagined most of my trip would be spent alone. ]


Finally! I felt like I was drowning not being able to interact with SE. You're my friends even if we've never met. I missed you.

I wanted to post this a while ago, but due to some weird glitch in the matrix, my ability to PM, comment, or post was causing a connection error using the Chrome browser. Installed Firefox and all seems well.

Please check out the extended for more info on the future of the SE Digest podcast and a new(ish) travel story I wrote.

[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+10 Good]
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Tuesday, 7 August 2018

What are some niche communities you enjoy? | Hacker News

quote [ I do volunteer trail maintenance on the Pacific Crest Trail with the PCTA. It's a great way to get outside and do some physical labor for those of us who sit in a cube 40+ hours per week. ]

Nerd talk about hobby communities. SDF sounded interesting ? an inspiration for newer sites like

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+4 Interesting]
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Thursday, 2 August 2018

AlternativeTo - Crowdsourced software recommendations

quote [ AlternativeTo lets you find apps and software for Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablets, Web Apps, Online, Windows Tablets and more by recommending alternatives to apps you already know. ]

As discussed in chat: Good collection of software alternatives. Note that apart from OSes you can also filter attributes like "self-hosted".
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+6 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@6:28amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 29 July 2018

[Not lilmookie] It's taken me eight years to reach this point [DIY cutlass]

quote [ ... I moonlight as a bladesmith to help pay the bills, or at least that's what I keep telling myself whenever I buy another rusty piece of machinery off craigslist. If you just want to see more pretty sword pictures, scroll to the bottom. However, if you're interested in the forging and casting techniques that went into creating this blade, keep reading!... ]

This album will cover both damascus forgewelding techniques as well as simple and affordable Lost-PLA 3D printing to metal casting techniques. And of course, if you don't know the first thing about forging but want to learn both how to build your own forge and use it, check out my "Dirt Cheap" knife forging guide here:
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+9 Interesting]
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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Entrepreneur Magazine: Become an entrepreneur by ingesting catshit

quote [ An increasing number of young people are getting fascinated with entrepreneurship, freedom of time being the primary reason behind the ongoing trend. But entrepreneurship is risky and requires an enormous amount of courage to embrace risks and forge ahead alone in the daunting journey. But what if we give tell you that there is an easy way to become a successful entrepreneur, and its none other than cat poop. Stefanie K. Johnson, lead author of the study and an associate professor in CU Boulder's Leeds School of Business. "New ventures have high failure rates, so a fear of failure is quite rational. Toxoplasma gondii might just reduce that rational fear." ]


[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2 WTF]
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Friday, 20 July 2018

Americans will soon be able to legally download 3-D printed guns

quote [ Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. ]

What could possibly go wrong?
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+7]
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