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Today, 10:03 PM #1
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Lutzbug:I got a nosebleed when I saw that price. Good LORD

By the time my iPad inevitably craps out, I’m just going to buy another one, probably in a larger size. I like it so much that I can’t picture myself using anything else.


It is worth it to someone that uses it a lot. I'm not sure my wife got enough use out of it. I have obsessively tracked my use of the iPad Pro, to the point where I can tell you how much it's cost me per finished piece of art and that after four years, that number is approaching the per-unit cost of working on paper. But to get there, I'll need to keep it working for another two yeara at least.
Today, 9:38 PM #2
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Mr. Tweezen:Damn, I thought I was gonna be the hipster and be the first to say iPad Pro, didn't realize it had gotten so popular in recent times!


My wife bought a Wacom Mobile Studio at the same time and lemme tell you that made the iPad Pro seem like the budget-friendly choice.

(It is probably better than the iPad Pro for drawing. Three times the price better? I don't think so, and it's a lot heavier too.)
Today, 6:33 PM #3
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I just disconnected a 2008 Wacom Cintiq from my desktop setup because I hadn't used it for over a year and it seemed to be dying. I've been using iPad Pro exclusively for drawing since 2018, first with Sketchbook, then with Procreate.

I may eventually get another desktop tablet but not any time soon.
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6 days ago, 9:17 AM #4
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I seem to have lost some of my pepper labels! There should be a few Carolina Reapers and Dorset Naga Blacks in there, but I can't find them. They weren't among the plants that were doing well though, for the most part. Only the Ghost peppers are performing satisfactorily, and the I-don't-know-but-presumably-bell-peppers.
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One week ago, 5:21 PM #5
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Update here: I've transplanted more supermarket-seed peppers as practice before doing the first Ghost peppers. With most of these, I did indeed find a lot of root activity in their containers, so that's what they've been working on instead of stems and leaves. Fine, I can work with that.
However, for plants that had the most restricted above-ground growth, the root growth was constrained as well and I think the cause was the paper cups they were sown into. They make the first transplant easy, because you just make a few holes in the cup and then put everything in a larger pot - at least in theory. In practice, the cups don't break down well enough and the plant roots have trouble getting around and through them. So tearing off more of the paper cup should help.
Every plant that has gone to the 1-gallon container has taken off, though. They really do like that extra space and are catching up with where I had expected them to be.

We also have a basil plant now. I bought one at the supermarket that looked healthy enough to keep for the rest of the summer. We did that last year and it made for a lot of tasty food.

Cold night forecast for tonight, so a lot of plants have come in one more time, hopefully for the very last time.
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10 days ago, 6:49 AM #6
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Update: Ghost peppers are starting to catch up after a week spent mostly outside (last night was their first full night out). I transplanted one to a larger container and it had much more going on below ground than above - in fact, it was starting to get a little rootbound.
The Carolina Reapers and Dorset Naga Blacks are not catching up but maybe they too have more going on below ground.
11 days ago, 11:04 AM #7
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The only thing I hate about summer is that it ends.
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13 days ago, 7:13 PM #8
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mitchellbravo:All but 2 of my transplanted seedlings are certainly dead and the other 2 are just "maybes," like they still look exactly the same size they were when I moved them and not particularly healthy.


"Maybe" is still the status of most of my fancy hot peppers. The plants with seeds harvested from peppers bought at the supermarket have been taken off with the warmer weather and the longer days, and those are now outside 24 hours per day. I'm still having to bring in the fancy plants, because they still look vulnerable.
The plants from supermarket seeds are mostly bell peppers, so I expect I'll need a lot of recipes for goulash and bell pepper paste in the fall.
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13 days ago, 3:49 PM #9
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I just harvested a head of bok choy from our backyard. I'm not sure if we'd even sown any bok choy back in March, or if this plant was a volunteer from last year's low-effort gardening. The latter option is actually more interesting to me.
Our low-effort gardening is where we take leftover bits from veggies and put them in the ground to see what happens, like you may have seen in viral posts on social media. Most of the time, the results aren't great but since we don't put much effort into these experiments, it still works out for us. Last year, we did have a bok choy or similar cabbage (I don't remember) that made a few leaves and then started flowering and going to seed. If those seeds are now giving us free vegetables, that's awesome. There's a second bok choy growing at a random spot in our yard, so I think that may well be it.
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10th May 2022, 5:57 AM #10
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All my plant babies that were in the seed room are now temporarily outside in their pots and the grow lights are off. I don't know if all of them are ready but I'm on a schedule: before my wife comes back from a long trip, I want that seed room permanently cleaned out so it can become desk space again, and all surfaces that potted pepper plants have been on have to be cleaned of all trace of them. So the plants will have to hurry up.
Also, I noticed that the ones I'd been putting outside to harden are taking off more than the ones that were kept inside, even though I wondered if I was hardening them too harshly and quickly. There are still a few on the downstairs window sill but I'm going to take my chances with more of them, and today, overcast but warm, is going to be a good day to do that.

I'm also hoping for some friendly ladybugs to eat the bugs off those plants. The infestation levels are low but that can change quickly.
5th May 2022, 8:54 AM #11
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I'm really surprised by how fast site activity on this project died down. There were some magnificent creations in there, and I think people who haven't looked at this are missing out. And I know I haven't seen everything that people have made.
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4th May 2022, 1:00 PM #12
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We don't have a composter but we have a big organics bin that we don't fill fast enough to need to empty it, so with some effort, the trash in that can be turned into a bottom layer of compost by burying it every year. The time for that is coming soon, possibly this weekend, yay.

The reason we don't fill our organics bin is mostly that we separate coffee grounds for our mushroom beds - and I now take more of those home from work, because we're expanding. It turns out that that was a major catagory of kitchen waste for us, which has now been eliminated.
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1st May 2022, 8:42 PM #13
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Found a biological insecticide that works on my bug infestation. Even so, I hate to do this. Not in small part because it is a contact spray, which means you hold your fire until you see the whites of the bugs' eyes and then shoot, but as bad as my vision has become, I can't actually do that without getting close to the spray myself.

Another concern with the pepper plants is that some of them are simply failing to thrive. The bell pepper babies are taking off, but the boutique hot peppers are not getting much bigger. I decided to try feeding them, just in case that is the cause of the problem.
29th Apr 2022, 5:32 AM #14
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With conventional sign language, I'd make sure the signing is accurate and conforms to a known standard, and subtitle it in boxes at the bottom of the panel. This also gets around the problem that, say, American Sign Language is, well, a language and other countries have their own sign languages. Subtitling it in other locales would feel the most natural. Probably. I'd like to read the opinions of actual sign language users on this.

(I am a translator by profession and a colleague of mine has been campaigning for years to have one major corporate client re-shoot its sign language translations for other locales. This is a company with a pretty good track record on accessibility in their products and money to burn, but apparently spending it on Dutch sign language to make its marketing more accessible is more than it's worth, even though having only ASL defeats the purpose of offering sign language versions internationally in the first place.)

With wing-based sign language or signed conlangs, I don't know. It's an interesting question. Subtitling would still work, I guess, but may not fit the esthetic you have in mind.
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22nd Apr 2022, 7:51 PM #15
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Pepper plants are now all past the seedling stage, with some of them already on their second or third pair of true leaves. Growth rate isn't great for the hotter peppers and there's some pressure from bugs. Now that my wife is traveling for several weeks, I've moved some of them to the window sill downstairs for easier observation. I've done a little bit of outside hardening but I can wait until the middle of may if I must.
Some of the pots have volunteers which we've determined are tomatoes, whose seeds have overwintered outside in our mulch. I plan to transplant the strongest ones this weekend (tomatoes don't transplant well, but seedlings are a little easier and besides any that survive are a bonus because we weren't actually planning to do tomatoes again because the plantings went so badly the first two times around). We have wildflowers that I should probably put in the ground (after digging up some of our grass) before my wife comes home.
8th Apr 2022, 3:04 PM #16
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Sorry, I've done this at least once when I was in a hurry. When I spot it, I fix it. It's easy to do because your chapter is the default. I'm trying, and I'm sure everyone else is too.
1st Apr 2022, 1:02 PM #17
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Otters are amazing.
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28th Mar 2022, 8:15 PM #18
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I have pepper seedlings! A mix of super-hot fancy peppers like Caroline Reapers that my stepson gave me for Christmas, plus random seeds that I collected that could be anything. This is my third year of pepper growing in a north Atlantic climate and I'm excited about how things are going (last year was kind of terrible for peppers).

We will have mushrooms (oyster and red wine cap) growing on the coffee ground compost we've been making all year. We have seen the mycelium that has overwintered from last year so we have high hopes of having two or three rounds of fruiting bodies to harvest this year.
That, our raspberry bush and our herbs make up our productive gardening for the year, but we're buying land in Portugal so over time we will have more acreage, of an entirely different character, to play with.
22nd Mar 2022, 5:50 PM #19
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While there are good reasons to keep old work from way back when untouched, comparisons to George Lucas making changes to Star Wars aren't one of them. I'm pretty sure that no one in this conversation has made a massively popular, beloved series of movies that are also part of many people's formative memories. You're much more likely to be read by a few dozen or a few hundred weirdos whose response to changes to your old art will run a gamut between "Well, that was a waste of time" to "Hey, yeah, that does look a lot better. Now when can we see your next page?" It's apples to oranges.
17th Mar 2022, 5:53 AM #20
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I missed this announcement, but sure, sign me up!
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