One more today just because I'm very pleased with the result. SO suggested we make a sandwich loaf while I had the baking stuff out.
I promise this isn't just a food and garden account. 😅
We ran out of tortillas for the daily taco rations. Dug up an old recipe and fixed that in a hurry.
Today is the day the pepper, tomato, and cucumber starts go in the ground. It also looks like the fig tree we planted earlier in the Winter made it through!
There is a backlog of half written blog posts sitting in my site's repo, and I think I'm experiencing a writing paralysis because of it. Part of me wants to just scrap them all and start with what I'm working on now, but I think I need to just pick one, focus only on that, and try to push something out. Maybe that will be enough to gain some momentum again.
It's funny to think of Texas as a large renewable energy provider. The installed wind capacity ranks 5th in the world, exceeding all but China, the US, Germany, and India.
I was thinking about this as I just finished a drive back from Lubbock to Austin. The drive takes you through one of the largest onshore wind farms in the world, and it's quite a sight. I think the next time I head up there I'll try and get my dash cam to take a time-lapse to maybe capture the scale of things.
It's a happy feeling to get a harvest this time of year, even if it's tiny. Definitely a crop I'll be growing in future Winters. The cool weather keeps them very mild.
Experimenting with automating a small oil heater in the cold frame to take the edge off some of these cold February mornings. Wired up a GFCI outlet with a Zigbee controller that I have talking with my Home Assistant installation.
Using this as practice for a thermostat project I've been thinking about for the house.
Fantastic interview with @neauoire on Future of Coding!
I especially love the discussion about workflow mentality. Taking tasks that you have endless motivation to do and directing them to things that you may not be as motivated/inspired to accomplish.
Anyway, its absolutely worth a listen:
Fully Charged was a lot of fun today! Got to see the Rivian truck, and talk with one of the battery engineers. It was very impressive. However, I found myself drawn to the e-bikes and classic cars that had been given an EV retrofit. I left feeling like we're really on the cusp of EVs being ubiquitous.
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