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Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food

I thought this looked like an interesting project: Build a Geodesic Dome Solar Greenhouse to Grow Your Own Food : TreeHugger.  Then I looked at the costs: minimum $5,000 setup.  I’m going to see if I enjoy regular gardening first … Continue reading

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Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture

As we look forward to building our house, I’m thinking of something like this: Use a 20-Year Plan to Build a Stable of Quality Furniture – Home – Lifehacker.  The trouble is that the furniture we use the most is … Continue reading

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Home Health Checklist

I’d be terrified to see where our current house is on this checklist: DIY Home Health Checklist Helps You Fix Problems Before They Blow Up – Repairs – Lifehacker.  However, when we move into our new place this is exactly … Continue reading

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Google PowerMeter’s first device partner

Official Google Blog: Google PowerMeter’s first device partner looks really cool.  We’re going to be building in the not-too-distant future and I really want to integrate something like this into our house. My main motivation for wanting something such as … Continue reading

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What Are the Necessary Cleaning Supplies?

Totally Together Journal asks: What Are the Necessary Cleaning Supplies? I’m not terribly good at keeping our house clean  I’m hoping that some of that is due to it being an older house with lots of nooks and crannies.  The … Continue reading

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Build a Beneficial Bug House

This looks like a useful garden project: Build a Beneficial Bug House – Garden – Lifehacker.  The site we’re looking at building on is quite large and near a river.  We will definitely have plenty of bugs flying around, so … Continue reading

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Copyright Consultations Submission

I have submitted my answers to the five questions posed in the Copyright Consultations. 1.      How do Canada’s copyright laws affect you? How should existing laws be modernized? Canada’s copyright laws affect me because I enjoy many forms of media … Continue reading

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Build It Right!

A few weeks ago I picked up Build It Right by Myron E. Ferguson from the library.  I am very impressed with this book. This book is a description of the things to watch out for when you’re building (or … Continue reading

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Graduate From Legos To Dome Homes

Graduate From Legos To Dome Homes | GeekDad | Wired.com looks like a fun idea. I have to wonder how a house such as this one would stand up to Manitoba weather. There are a lot of interesting designs out … Continue reading

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Trying Out EVE Online

Well, I gave EVE Online a shot.  I even upgraded my account, but I think I’m just going to let my subscription run out.  My main complaint is that I can’t find the fun in the game. EVE seems to … Continue reading

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Random House Giving Away SF/F Book Downloads

Yay! More ebooks to read! Random House Giving Away SF/F Book Downloads. I’ll have to reformat them from PDF of course, but that shouldn’t be too big of a deal.

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Healing on a Shaman

With my shaman at 80, I now need to figure out how to heal with a shaman.  The only thing I’ve healed with him is Karazhan at 70 and things have changed since then. I’ve managed to get a lot … Continue reading

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Robot Slavery

I was listening to Dan Carlin’s latest Hardcore History Podcast, Addicted to Bondage, where he discusses the pervasiveness of slavery throughout history.  One point that he made is that for slave owners, slavery was terrific.  He’s not talking about sadistic, … Continue reading

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Quick Startup Gold

If you’re making a new character on an established server, one quick way to make gold is selling pets on the auction house.  The most money can be made by selling/buying pets across factions, but you can make a fair … Continue reading

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The value of questing after level 80

WoW Insider has a good post on The value of questing after level 80. I tend to play around on the Auction House for gold, but it is definitely worth noting that questing is solid, reliable income. Assuming that you … Continue reading

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Bleep The Sons of Hodir

The Sons of Hodir rep grind is at least as annoying as I expected it to be.  I’m barely into friendly and I hate them all.  The quests are very poorly set up and allow for ninja looting of quest … Continue reading

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Wireless Internet Setup

My parents had an outdoor Ethernet cable running from the office to the house.  Unfortunately when winter hit it suddenly stopped working.   Since I didn’t want to dig through 3 feet of frozen soil in -30 weather (-45 with windchill) … Continue reading

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LilSparky’s Workshop

I decided to do some crafting for money.  Being the lazy type, I didn’t want to go through the math to figure out what various reagents would cost versus the price I could get for the finished product.  Luckily, LilSparky’s … Continue reading

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Heather Dale in Winnipeg November 2008

I just thought I’d make a note that Heather Dale will be in Winnipeg next week. FRI Nov 21 – Winnipeg, MB — The Bhigg House concert series 8:00 pm, doors at 7:30; The Bhigg House, 337 Oxford St. 488-1267; … Continue reading

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Extended Maintenance

I had a bad feeling when I found out that I had the Tuesday before Wrath off.  Sure enough, realms are down "until they’re ready."  Ah well, I got my grandma’s picnic furniture moved, had a nap, read, and have … Continue reading

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