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 +===== Under cabinet LED Lighting Strip =====
 +One option is fluorescent lighting, similar to shop light. About same price? but harder to replace bulbs / sections of bulb.
 +  * https://www.amazon.com/Cabinet-Lighting-Wardrobe-Workbench-Black-Warm/dp/B07JQCVX49?ref_=ast_sto_dp
 +  * EShine dimmable under cabinet lighting. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N17XM7S/ref=twister_B07C11DNWR?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
 +
 +==== Custom ====
 +Just buy an LED strip and in line outlet switches. Amazon List PDF: {{ :home:led_lighting.pdf |}}
 +  * Did **NOT** like drilling extra holes for the 90 degree power supply connector, and I don't think the 90 degree on the wall side is necessary either. So use the cables that come along with the power supply, otherwise if white is needed buy the same kind.
 +    * If desired to mount power supply in cabinet, can drill an easy fast hole with a 1/2" forstner bit that M&D have.
 +  * Need to do strain relief so that you can solder right side up and then flip it under the cabinet a lot easier without breaking stuff. {{youtube>rCZrGZirRkg?medium}}
 +  * Give like 3 feet of extra wire so you can do this soldering on the countertop and do any twisting needed. Tape behind the mounted strip
 +  * Ok to glue, but it'll just soften again when you don't want it to. Pre-solder the wire and the strip, then push them together with needlenose pliers. Then do full glue when done and confirmed electrically working.
 +    * Also glue wires for electrical connection to flexible pcb (probably just surround the entire solder connection) for more strain relief.
 +
 +
 +===== Upright CNC Machine =====
 +Pretty cool, and cheap. https://makermade.com/product/maslow-cnc-ready-to-ship/
 +
 +
 +===== Covid 19 =====
 +Weird article that confuses total deaths per capita with rate of dying?! Linked by Greater Fool surprisingly. https://medium.com/@premgurc19/coronavirus-lockdowns-why-we-must-end-this-failed-policy-7af773428743
 +  * Has some other good suggestions though.
 +
 +A better article: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/
 +
 +===== Work Laptop CPU fan slight roughness =====
 +Might want to try repairing it. Or just buy a new one for $40?
 +
 +https://superuser.com/questions/1007968/what-lubricants-can-be-safely-added-to-a-laptop-fan
 +
 +https://www.ebay.com/c/12020348885
 +
 +
 +===== Storage =====
 +I think I want some parts bins for frequently accessed stuff for the business and make use of vertical space on top of bookshelf and not use a giant laundry basket :) Needs to hold:
 +  * Led Strip rolls
 +  * USB cables. Maybe store them for house too? But pro
 +  * Resin bottles
 +  * Bike horns...still want to install those...
 +  * 
 +
 +I'm moving towards the yellow tall bins since they are deep and tall and thin and more easily accessible. Only downside is that they don't stack.
 +  * Don't need to hold heavy stuff, so they can be "flimsy"
 +
 +{{:home:pasted:20200811-100903.png?400}} https://www.harborfreight.com/24-bin-bench-top-parts-rack-69572.html
 +
 +Bought it. It's yuuuge, but great so far!
 +
 +===== Used Stuff =====
 +
 +
 +Used tech stuff. A nice site! https://www.backmarket.com/
 +
 +Selling small things on ebay is fine, but packing large items **sucks**.
 +  * Hard to estimate final packing dimensions without actually packing it
 +  * Have to scrounge around for packing materials
 +
 +Want to try to avoid it by going onto Craigslist if at all possible.
 +
 +
 +===== Air Conditioning =====
 +Really only need it for a few occasional days in the summer. Window AC units is most efficient, since the condenser motor is outside. However, can run a two host portable air conditioner inside and can additional cover some holes...
 +  * https://pmarks.net/ac/
 +
 +
 +===== Bias / Inequality =====
 +When wage gap inequality is presented, unfortunately not explicitly corrected for years of experience.
 +
 +
 +AI system bias. I feel like I can just do a quick math formula with bayes' rule and see the difference between bad bias and good, what people are talking about / trying to do.
 +  * Popular example is COMPAS tool https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COMPAS_(software) or Amazon pre-screening algorithm.
 +    * Rebuttal to badness of COMPAS tool is here, but didn't finish it. http://www.crj.org/assets/2017/07/9_Machine_bias_rejoinder.pdf
 +
 +  * "Statistics" / unbiased: "Of these 1000 people, which are more likely to **be** programmers". Ok to say "white males" or whatever with no other features.
 +  * Bias: "Of these 1000 people, which are likely to **become** programmers". Anyone can really become programmers, so intuitively a better predictor of this would be whether they like thinking and problem-solving rather than their gender or skin color.
 +
 +===== Power tool replacement switches =====
 +https://store.eurtonelectric.com/powertoolswitches.aspx
 +
 +But might also work to get a variable speed foot pedal. Depends on device, etc. Might need to downgrade to a momentary switch pedal instead.
 +
 +Harbor Freight makes something. Might need to add a bigger heat sink for long-term operation.
 +<del>  * https://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html 
 +  * https://www.instructables.com/id/Harbor-Freight-Router-Speed-Control-Mod/</del>
 +
 +
 +Harbor Freight one sucks apparently! https://youtu.be/ASywVBU0ZwE?t=636
 +===== Hillsboro Weather =====
 +Webcam: https://www.cohovideofeed.com/mjpg/khio31/video.mjpg?user=flykhio&pw=apple32
 +
 +Weather station: https://www.pwsweather.com/station/pws/KHIONET
 +
 +===== Amazon Returns / Refunds =====
 +Somehow one item was returned, but another not?! Gave to UPS store, so don't have clear receipt. Urgh. 
 +
 +Seems like it's a recurring issue, even with a UPS tracking code! Somehow the customer is charged twice for this?
 +https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Li_SvpbCn94J:https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/t/customer-return-lost-in-transit-on-the-way-back-to-us-used-amazon-generated-ups-label/544161+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
 +
 +Amazon just said over support chat (our error, don't worry about it..)?! Weird.
 +
 +===== Bird Sounds =====
 +Can search Cornell Ornithology spectrograms online. https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?mr=M6TO7&behaviors=s&region=Skamania,%20Washington,%20United%20States%20(US)&regionCode=US-WA-059
 +
 +===== Gorge ===== 
 +==== Waterfalls ====
 +Would like to check out Moffett or Elowah Falls. They looked cool from the Washington side, not sure if they are visible from the highway on the Oregon side
 +==== Bird Calls ====
 +Like Hooded Warbler (http://northwestbirding.com/BirdSongs/Recordings/hooded_warbler_skamania_county_07-06-13.mp3) and Hermit Thrush (), but those weren't it.
 +
 +Nashville warbler is cool too.
 +
 +Swainson's Thrush! 
 +  * http://northwestbirding.com/BirdSongs/Recordings/swainsons_thrush_RNWR_06-29-12.mp3
 +  * https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=swathr&q=Swainson%27s%20Thrush%20-%20Catharus%20ustulatus
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Maxis =====
 +Very interesting story of Maxis Business games. SimRefinery is one: https://obscuritory.com/sim/simrefinery-recovered/
 +
 +But there are others (https://obscuritory.com/sim/when-simcity-got-serious/), including this gem.
 +
 +{{youtube>mujgvUsO7w8?medium}}
 +
 +
 +===== Re-paving street asphalt =====
 +Called someone already for sealcoat.
 +
 +Maybe call Leggett Asphalt as they had good Angie's List review?
 +
 +
 +  * Private streets: https://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/LongRangePlanning/Publications/upload/409_112715.pdf
 +
 +Maybe contact Land Use and Transportation department? https://www.co.washington.or.us/LUT/Divisions/Engineering/ConsultantResources/road-design-standards.cfm
 +
 +
 +The area is 6K square feet
 +^ Name ^ Price ^ Looks like ^ Intent ^
 +| Sealcoat | $.14 - $.35 / sqft | "paint" | Low speeds / infrequent wear |
 +| Slurry seal | $.47 - $.78 / sqft | Goop + large particles | High speeds / wear |
 +| Resurface / Milling | $1-3 / sqft | Grind off top layer and redo | |
 +
 +==== Contractor stuff ====
 +1900 with seal, with crack fill. Patch for section 1200. 
 +
 +  * What other jobs have you done that I can inspect?
 +  * How are you going to solve the problem?
 +  * Good contractors say: "In order for this to be a good job that lasts, you need to do ____________ ____________ ______________ and ___________."
 +  * "I am picky, how can you make sure I'm happy?___________"
 +
 +
 +A good chunk of the road has moss on it. We can do the prep work for this ourselves of cleaning it off!
 +
 +If just sealcoating is needed, it is potentially something we can do ourselves. Save on labor costs. However, I doubt that is all that is needed.
 +  * Need to repair cracks too. Some ideas of estimated costs: https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/landscape/seal-asphalt-paving/
 +
 +How much will sealcoating extend the life of the asphalt?
 +
 +ORPIN search has some companies that were used: http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/open?sessionID=1062150558
 +
 +===== Physical Mute button =====
 +Laptop keyboard has it, but is hidden in setup. Would like to use earbuds button, but seems like laptop doesn't respond to it / have full TRRS connector?
 +
 +AutoHotKey doesn't seem to have support. <del>has support: https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/109687-can-you-please-make-this-script-for-me-muteunmute-mic-with-f7, try using the SoundSet api first: https://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/SoundSet.htm</del>
 +
 +
 +===== Jobs for Kids =====
 +Assembling helmet kit. Gotta finish that...
 +
 +Selling stuff on Craiglist. Mowing lawn.
 +
 +
 +===== Fusion 360 notes =====
 +"Thicken" is how you make stuff thicker.
 +
 +Not sure why I lost my helmet part.
 +
 +
 ===== Towing with a Car ===== ===== Towing with a Car =====
 Hard on transmission due to inefficiency of torque converter at low RPMs (generates lots of heat). Great explanation: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/53332/how-to-prevent-automatic-transmission-damage-when-towing-a-heavy-load-without-th Hard on transmission due to inefficiency of torque converter at low RPMs (generates lots of heat). Great explanation: https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/53332/how-to-prevent-automatic-transmission-damage-when-towing-a-heavy-load-without-th
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