What ever the amount of cash on hand, it is probably a good thing to have smaller denominations instead of large ones. I'd rather have a wallet with 100 five dollar bills than five 100 dollar bills. During a time of crises when banks may be temporarily shuttered, those stores that are still open may not be able to make change. I'd rather pay $5 for a bottle of water instead of $100 because no one has change.
This can be taken to extremes. I would not like to carry all the cash in pennies, from Read more [...]
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My Book Wish List – Fiction Books (EOTW)
Fiction Books: (EOTW)Like I mentioned before I am seeking some fiction books, recommendation are welcome, however the scope of fiction that I am looking for is rather narrow. I would be interested in fiction that is a possible scenario for the end of the world, end of civilization, and the fall of our ‘modern’ way of life. Not books which have as it’s main plot as something which cannot be are less interesting to me.
Examples would include “Farnham’s freehold” by Robert A. Heinlein, Read more [...]
No good deed goes unpunished
So I went down to the bookstore today to find myself a copy of “On the beach” by Nevil Shute, but Robert didn’t have any left, so I picked up a copy of “The Rest of The Robots” by Asimov instead. Robert added the other to my growing list.
Stopped to have a coffee on the way back home at the local coffee shop, and read the newspaper. The bad coffee was my first mistake, reading my horror scope was my second.
It said … “No good deed goes unpunished”.
I should have know Read more [...]
The best encryption code is a 'one time pad'. It simply cannot be cracked. The practical problem of it is passing of the pad. It has to be done in complete secrecy or it is useless. That is the primary reason that public key based systems like PGP and GPG are so common, there are two keys, one public and the other private. The level of encryption is high enough to meet almost everyone's need.
There is one flaw that is never talked about with encryption methods currently being used on the Read more [...]
You may start to notice a few changes on this site. I know that this site changed a few times over the years, but these coming changes are reflecting what is currently happening in my life.
I am shifting my career away from research and towards art. I have always wanted to return to what I did before we settled down in the Lower Mainland, that being drawing and painting. This time around however I am going to focus on Early Trades, that being black smithing, glass blowing, and ceramics. I have Read more [...]
Don’t bug us
Not since the SARS outbreak has the Canada’s Health Watchdogs jumped. It appears that a group of Japanese students have been quarenteened in Banff because one of their lot has a case of the measles. You remember the measles don’t you? That is the one that itches and gives you spots, pretty much dealt with a vaccine these days. Or is it?
The number of people who have contracted measles in Japan between the ages of 15 and 20 have reached a high record. The same thing is starting Read more [...]
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Powdered Parafin Wax 3/4 C. (170g)
Petrolatum 1/4 C. (57g)
Cetyl Alcohol 1/2 C (113g)
Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide 1 t. (4g)
Water 3 1/2C (829ml)
In the top of a double boiler, melt powder parriffin wax and petrolatum and stir together. Then stir in cetyl alcohol and Cetyltrimethylammonium bromid. Add water slowly, stirring constantly. Cool to just above solidification point, pour into jars, and cool to room temperature. (Antibacterial) Read more [...]
Intelligence versus Smarts
Not many people realize that they can learn anything; they think it requires a high IQ to attain certain knowledge; that simply isn’t true. Being smart is something completely different, and there are more people that are smart then are intelligent.
Take for example something as difficult as paying your bills on time. Smart people know there are penalties involved in paying late, so they pay on time, people with high IQ’s have the highest debt load, maybe they spend to much time trying Read more [...]
I get target fixated. If I need to find the answer to a question, I hunt it down ruthlessly. I simply don’t stop till I know what the whole answer is. I think this is what started my book collection. I enjoy co-op radio (www.coopradio.org), but I must confess that it isn’t the radio station I listen to via my alarm clock. I have a crappy radio alarm, and haven’t found one at the thrift store yet that can get co-op like my stereo in the living room, (or via the Internet). So when I set up Read more [...]
Thank You Adriane Carr
I get to have some fun. There are three types of gifts that really make me jump up and take notice. First, there is the whole wolf thing, I have a wolf coffee cup, t-shirts with wolves on them, and about a million wolves done in cross-stitch by my wife. I collect anything to do with them, it is what I get for xmas, birthdays, etc, and am very happy with this. The second thing that I like getting are non-fiction books, anything non-fiction, history, politics, and many many how-to’s fill my attic Read more [...]
A question from my Mom
Yesterday Wolfe’s Mom asked him:
When there are so many problems in the world, how do you choose the ones that you’re active in?
There are many things I consider before I get involved, or to what degree I get involved in a matter.
First, I guess is what amount of effort can I afford to give? Sometimes, when people get involved in helping a cause they cause more damage by quiting before they finish what they set out to do. you have to know your limits, it’s a Read more [...]
Well it's been two years and a bit since our house fire.
So what has changed since then you might ask? Well, actually I've been asking myself that. When the fire first happened we were very tempted to go back to Ontario, but we stayed. And I must admit I am glad we did, British Columbia is with out a dought home.
We litterally lost everything in that fire. Even my shoes. If your incline to chat with me in real time, I can be found on indymedia's irc server in channel #underground. So can a Read more [...]