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March 24, 2022

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  • I have a local lawyer in the town I'm looking to move to checking on some things for me, and one of the things she was checking was whether there might be any council restrictions on any of the properties and yep, the house built in 1877 which is probably my preferred choice is heritage listed. So any renovations or improvements would not only have to pass by the town council but also the heritage council. Two sets of hoops and one of them on fire.

    Which helps explain why such a great property has been sitting on the market for so long. For my needs it's laid out pretty well (except for the original corner fireplaces which take up a ton of space and don't even work though there is a newer combustion stove in the living room) and it has been renovated fairly recently so there's not a lot of work that needs doing. The one thing that could do with an upgrade is the bathroom and that I could probably manage.


  • Meanwhile far away from sensible bricks and mortar Solana-based stablecoin Cashio had a minor bug and lost 99.995% of its value overnight. (Decrupt)

    Oops.



    It's the crypto equivalent of your parents answering a call from "Windows Support".

    Put not your trust in stablecoins. Or anything else, really.


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  • Reuben Hick said yesterday:
    I'm fascinated by the four considerations:
    * Internet speed
    * House Size
    * Price /m2
    * transportation

    Nothing about aesthetics, floorplan, neighborhood, structure condition, crime rate... all of the stuff normal people consider.
    Guilty as charged.

    I'm moving to a mid-sized country town (about 25,000 people) so there's not that much variation in neighbourhoods and crime rates. There's basically the parts with wide streets and lots of trees, and the parts with really wide streets and really lots of trees.

    Internet speed (and stability) is a key concern because I live online, and I chose this town because apart from being pretty nice - I've visited a few times and stayed overnight at least twice - the whole place has fiber internet.

    As for house size, also yes. I work from home, and my job requires multiple computers, so I need a big office on top of the usual space. And all my accumulated technical junk also takes up a lot of room, so I either have to throw it out or find a place with plenty of storage.

    The one with a garage the size of a small house and a house the size of two and a half small houses is probably overkill but is priced right in the middle of other places half the size. I can just tell the movers to shove everything into the truck at one end, and shove everything into the garage at the other end except for the dining table, fridge, and washing machine, which I would not want to drag up the stairs myself. And the rest I can unpack whenever.


  • Benzalkonium chloride kills cockroaches. Its the stuff you find in most household cleaning sprays; it's basically harmless to humans but effective on bacteria. (Not that I'd advise you to drink it.) But for some reason it is lethal to cockroaches. Spritz them with household cleaning spray instead of bug spray and they drop dead on the spot.


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I'm running low on 1982 and 1983 was a terrible year for pop culture. So I'm heading off thataway for a bit.

Now that my internet is working I'm back to watching vtubers while I work. Ah. That's better.


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