Here’s to minor victories

Well that was painful… I’ve just spent the last couple of weeks rediscovering why I hate the tech industry and computers in general.

That’s it, I need a vacation!

I’ve been thinking more about that cabin idea and right now, I realize I can’t spend the cash necessary to secure land, permits, material and have at it, but I think I’ve narrowed down the procedure at least. This past weekend I’ve beenĀ researching the overall approach to building the cabin and came to the conclusion that paper and paper ain’t gonna cut it.

This week, I’m going to familiarize myself with Google SketchUp which I had used in the past, but haven’t touched lately. I think the best approach is to create the entire structure virtually so I can examine all the details. Besides, it’s a lot easier to secure permits if I can show the structure is sound. Maybe even get an engineer to sign off on it, just to be safe.

Recycle your pee or piss off!

It turns out that human urine can be poured on just any ol’ tree. Who knew? I looked more at this recycling crap since watching a video on DIY toilets and it turns out this isn’t as hard as it sounds. I’m not sure yet if I will be using a composting toilet, but it’s an idea that I want to explore more.

It’s not gross as I’ve been “Scared Straight” to be believe in the past by theĀ consumerist police and the prospects of having an ecological alternative to wasting water for flushing (which, in case you didn’t know, is only secondary to a full bath in terms of water usage) gives me the option of working out a way to use rainwater for sanitary use.

Details abound, but on the plus side, there are plenty of resources on the web that are just a search away.

Meanwhile, enjoy B-Line by Lamb. I saw this video on MTV’s AMP years ago (remember when MTV didn’t suck?) and been trying to find it ever since. It didn’t help that I didn’t know the lyrics or the name of the band, but accidental score FTW!

WARNING: May be too creepy for some people (I sometimes feel like the lady with the big head after a day at work).

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