The same day I planted these, I had a salad with sprouting chickpeas in it. Decided to plant one also, but didn't think it would survive the dressing. Doesn't seem to have harmed it through, as it's growing really well.

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Seed update:

Rocket is really starting to grow, will have to put them in soil soon.

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Seeds update; they've both started spouting and already have leaves! The Rocket seeds seem to clump together, hopefully they'll separate as they grow.

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My other seeds seem to be non-starters. I think they got too hot, as I had them in a greenhouse made from a storage crate, and it was unusually hot weather.

Thought I would try sprouting the remaining broccoli and rocket seeds in the same way as the lentils, see how it goes.

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Before I ate them, I transferred a few to some seeding pots, and they're growing really well.

Not sure what a lentil plant looks like or if they will survive the Dutch climate, but will be fun to find out.

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About a month ago, I watched Atomic Shrimp's video on "bio snacky", that's basically a jar with mesh on it for sprouting beans (Video here: youtu.be/30CIZyAIsFk ) and decided to try myself.

I didn't have any mung beans so I used lentils. It went really well, and pretty much all sprouted. Ate them in a salad, just tasted like bean sprouts.

Last day of my current job today, just got to do the exit interview and I'm done. I don't start my new job until the 1st, so I'm looking forward to my social distancing holiday. Plenty of DIY and personal projects to be getting on with.

Picked up a bunch of planks from someone renovating their house, so I'll spend most of the morning pulling nails and cleaning them up a bit.

Made a weight bench from wood found in skips to improve my social distancing home gym.

Can someone who knows electronics take a look at the attached diagram, and validate it as a working idea?

I want to be able to count the number of closed switched by reading the analog in.

("Pins" are an arduino.)

Does anyone know a good online store for arduino / pi & accessories thats based in / around the Netherlands?

I usually order from pimoroni, but the mainland europe postage is a bit much / I'd like to pay with iDeal.

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Sweet potato progressing nicely. The other half is a slacker but does have a few little spots that look like they might grow.

Bit of a question:

As a bit of a quarantine project I'm working my way through the book "Writing an interpreter in go" but I'm writing it in rust. (Stops me copy-pasteing / skimming)

His AST data structure is based on interfaces that have standard properties and methods. I decided to use structs for this, but structs can only have methods.

Whats the best way to deal with this in rust? Is there a way to define standard properties in a type? Or should I use a mix of enums and traits?

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Question for the hardware folks around here: what's the correct term for these kinds of rigid-but-bent PCBs? Any good link/reference about those?

How do you manufacture them?
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Does anyone know about network cables?

I want to move my router to the other side of my flat so I'd like to run a cable (about 25m) through the walls and move the access point.

I'm having trouble figuring out what type of cable it is.

It seems to have 5 strands and go to the DSL port on the router.

Looking at "DSL" cable online, it only has 4 strands. But looking at ethernet cable, it seems to have 8 strands. Maybe the gray strand isn't needed?

What kind of cable should I buy?

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