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One book to rule them all

I hate 3 hole binders. full stop. For decades I would use them for different projects and get frustrated with their limitations. Don’t misunderstand me, a standardized multipurpose temporary binder was an ingenious invention and has contributed to advancing civilization to where it is now. they are plentiful, cheap and insanely adaptable to whatever your […]

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Sexy Singer Treadle beast

Ok let me explain…no there is too much, let me sum up…. you know how a man see’s Vanishing Point and gets a mad passion to own a 71 Dodge Charger?  and then drags one home from the junk yard to sit in the yard…all you see is a rusty lawn ornament and all he […]

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12 hours

That’s how long I lasted…which to be fair was pretty good for me cause by 6 am on the 1st day, I had fantasized about spending quite a bit of money.  At 3 am it was 1 degree outside…and I was awake of course…so I went down the basement with the Infared thermometer One of […]

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building a better bedstead

Since i have nothing better to do but wait around here, i am doing what i always do when i can’t think about what’s important…i think about things that are not important, i build things in my head.  This is habitual since i can’t afford to building things in the real world…perhaps one day. I […]

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calendar girl

In my head, I have been dredging up a lot of OLD Location based projects that failed. There’s a lot of stuff in there, so it takes a while. And I had to scroll back a few years to find Methuen Common… which i still think was a great and necessary idea. But no one […]

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the due diligence of avoiding piracy

I’m always on the lookout for something i can slap between a couple of covers and push out the door while avoiding piracy,, in the hopes someone somewhere will buy a copy and send me a few shekels.. and trust me there is no money in creating NEW editions of old books. There seems to […]

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the shoe box effect

Lately i have been looking at a lot of before and after pictures online of personal spaces decluttered. and comparing them to my own successes and failures….uncluttering that has worked and not worked, places where i had to REdeclutter. Now I look at other peoples UNCLUTTERED spaces, thinking …nope that won’t last. especially bedrooms, kitchens […]

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go fish

I have slowly become fascinated with all those folks who are preparing for disaster and zombie revolutions…i suppose none of us can be completely complacent anymore..we all watch the Katrina Fema fuckup live on tv..it was enough to make anyone put a little bug out bag in the corner. Interesting thing about the internet is […]

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transcription prescription

So i was presented once again with a pdf of a spreadsheet printout WITH grid lines..this little gifty came from the city development office – it’s an inventory of historic houses in town done in 2007…the city has since not only lost the original spreadsheet version but they lost the pdf version..they did find the […]

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