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Choosing pictures unposted that have nothing to do with my entry: a complex about boring entries.

Overture Center Stage
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I've already learned about soil strength, dirt harvesting and foundation easement/cracking.

What have you done today? :P
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Again, slept terribly last night. Woke numerous times with cats pinning me down. Flailed impotently at their massive girth and snored myself back to sleep.
I wonder if the flannel sheets - which eat cart hair for breakfast - are inflaming my allergies while I sleep. Maybe changing the sheets will help. Or at least keep me cooler with 50 pounds of cat sleeping on me every night.
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Other stuff:
Universal Solar Charger

I now know what it would cost to zero out my electricity use in solar paneling. It's actually not that bad and something I would seriously consider once established good equity in a house. Up-front cost kind of sucks, but the long term and re-sale value of a solar house is HUGE.

I also like the idea of MGE paying me for powering the grid. One day, you too could be using My Bunnyman's Patented Solarizefied Batteramgery PowerTM!
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jeffreyp From: jeffreyp Date: April 16th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Solar

Yeah the initial cost is high, but not as high as the installers say, there are a lot of alternative energy assistance grants and things that drop the price dramatically. It is still pricey, just not another house pricey. I don't have a good orientation and exposure for a decent solar setup on the house, but the garage could be a better option, although not anytime soon.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Solar

You could totally supplement your energy with solar panels and solar water heating. That alone could save hundreds of dollars a year.

With the Veridian neighborhoods being fairly exposed for the first few years, I could probably very easily recoup all my use with a relatively small array on the room. I also like the idea of storing juice to run off battery all night.

Such cool things! Yay home improvement!
Focusonenergy.org!
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: April 16th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh!
I like this post a lot!

*does solar panel dance*

Now if ONLY some freaking engineers would get the lead out of their pants to improve the efficiency of the titanium dioxide, am I right?
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
THis is a pretty cool step.
THis too.

There are other ways to amplify the surface area in practical ways along with nanoparticles. At least we're seeing more innovative, practical applications of solar paneling. :)
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: April 16th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, damn... that roof tiling makes me all excited in my special bits.

(... sort of...)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 16th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I designed a recipe for nigella and black pepper marshmallows.

And I don't want any of your stickpower stinking up the joint. I'm quite happy burning kittens to fuel my robot army.

People said I was mad when I converted my antiquated coal-burning robots into new, high-tech kitten-based models. Now where are they!? That's right, burning in their coal-fueled graves!
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's my joint. You'll smell my stick and like it. In fact, you'll ask for MORE, bitch!

Go harvest me some dirt, woman.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 16th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I'm harvesting anyone dirt, it's going to be rianwyn, who's stick smells way better than yours and will reward me with more than just a beating followed by a command for pie.

Have you considered putting that paneling on your car or possibly your shirt? You could be a walking schill for the power companies.

Think about it.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have, in fact, researched adding solar panels to my laptop bag to keep it charged. The laptop inverter/panel packages are too bulky right now. but, yeah, I would if I could. Free laptop juice? Fuck yeah.

I'm pretty sure that would make me a walking schill for THE SUN.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: April 16th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
So...how does it feel to be the sun's personal bitch?

I bet all you'll get for your years of service will be a shiny fireball and skin cancer.

Take it from me, the sun is a user.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It feels like massive energy savings. Allow me to run my oven all day with no global impact. Oh, what's this> I baked another "Nathan is a jerk" cake? Wonderful! shall I bake some "Stupid Nathanhead" scones? Absolutely!

I used, fireballed and gave skin cancer to your mom.
assfingers From: assfingers Date: April 16th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
let me know when the stupid nathan garbageface cupcakes are ready plz
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I shall sprinkle them with Lucky CharmsTM.
From: nightlikeariver Date: April 16th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, if you can go solar, totally do it. a lot of the houses in humboldt county were operated that way, and i thought it was just the coolest thing ever (being from arkansas, of course, haha).

how allergic are you to cats? that's gotta be misery. i woke up with a sinus headache this morning, too.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
My nose runs at the same time my nasal passages swell. So i can't breath through my nose at all. Eyes can itch but not often. I don't generally need antihistamines, just decongestants.

There is NO REASON AZ doesn't power most houses with solar paneling.
Wait, no. A certain Senator or yours doesn't like Solar energy...
From: nightlikeariver Date: April 16th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
haha, oh, i'm sure we do; i've just always lived in apartments. i don't think i've ever heard of a solar paneled apartment complex.

and i'm sure i have no idea what decrepit senator you are talking about.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 16th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! Let me remind you!

His name starts with a "John" and ends in an "Incredible Hulk."
From: nightlikeariver Date: April 16th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
eeeeeeeek!

i like this picture better.



haha.

but yours suits him best.
tandu From: tandu Date: April 16th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

photoblog!

http://mindysphotojourney.blogspot.com/

She's even got weird angles.
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