This Space for Rent

Jan 26, 2021

THE WHITE DEATH!!!

THE WHITE DEATH!!!

A more traditionally Portland version of THE WHITE DEATH; enthusiastic snow for a couple of hours, but not enthusiastic enough to defeat the heat stored in the ground. There’s a tiny bit of snow on top of the grass and on roofs, but unless the weather has a big nighttime surprise it will all be gone from the riverbottoms tomorrow.

Jan 25, 2021

Domesticity

Pan-Focus kitchen

A passageway kitchen, via my CBC (a Sony NEX-3) & a Pentax-110 Pan-focus lens. The painting at the far end is one I did of an (unremembered) western river somewhere in the neighborhood of 1977. There’s a tiny bit of vignetting because the aperture is just a tiny bit too small for the sensor, but it’s not enough to spoil the broth here.

Jan 23, 2021

Railroad scan of the day

Midtrain helpers from the new pedestrian overpass at 9th

Midtrain helpers on a very long container freight (it was blocking 11th/12th when I stopped at the pharmacy, was still blocking when I left, and I only saw these helpers when I was crossing over, photographed from the new pedestrian overpass at ~ 9th & Clinton.

Jan 22, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Blood pressure check

Dust Mite checks their blood pressure

Jan 20, 2021

Shopping

shopping, #2

Kitty litter & cat fud; 52 pounds in total


And the tyrant is gone

*Exhale*

Now I can criticize a government that will actually listen to reasoned arguments.

Jan 17, 2021

Night shopping

At Trader Joe's

Ready to ride back from Trader Joe’s with a bunch of groceries.

Jan 16, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

a late dinner

It’s still friday in Hawaii!

Jan 13, 2021

Fuck around and find out, again

Impeached again

Commit treason, win valuable prizes!

Jan 11, 2021

My eyes were bigger than my cargo capacity

You're gonna need a bigger boat^W rando bag

The panniers are filled as full as they can get, and there’s a bag of cereal & a box of prewashed salad in the rando bag, so the loaf of bread is precariously balanced on top of everything (but it didn’t fall off on the way home!)

Jan 09, 2021

Gone shopping, post mysterious covid-19-alike illness

Gone shopping

A very slow loop up to Brooklyn Pharmacy & the Big³ Store. Most of the fitness in my legs has evaporated with the morning dew, so I need to start clawing my way back to fitness.

Jan 08, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Ozy & Dust Mite

Ozy & Dust Mite are cozy


di2 all the things!

Di2 battery box bosses

I’ve finish redoing the drivetrain on the emergency randonneuse by making up and gluing battery box bosses onto the rando rack. And now that I seem to be recovered from what may have been a mild case of covid-19 I can take it out on a couple of test loops to verify that the shifting works.

Jan 07, 2021

Orc Tools

orc tools, #2

A jig to hold a pusher boss in position during brazing (instead of having to put the frame through a bunch of contortions to have gravity hold it in place while I’m shoveling heat into the joint.)

Jan 06, 2021

di2 tweaks

Finished, after a short interruption thanks to the plague

After spending most of the day watching the autogolpe, I went down to my bike mess and finished putting di2 into the emergency randonneuse. 105->18(!!!) gear inches, so I should be able to climb trees and pull stumps with the ditch gear and still chug along at a reasonable high speed in the upper gears.


Treason

autogolpe

Definition of treason

  1. the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family
  2. the betrayal of a trust : treachery

Jan 01, 2021

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite PPE

Dust Mite masks up to avoid catching Covid-19

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Obéir c'est trahir, Désobéir c'est servir
orc@pell.portland.or.us

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