Friday, June 14, 2019

It used to be wood

Some of the expansion joint whatever wood spacers in my driveway extension were looking a bit second hand, so I decided to pull them out in anticipation of replacing them with some fresh new pressure treated planks.

The termites already did most of the job for me. Good news is it made the lumber really nice and light to carry over to the trash bin.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The March of Progress

Almost forgot I snapped this Pano last week from the top of a hill near the Google campus. Lots of new buildings going up.

Brb melting

Temperature peaked at 41c this afternoon outside. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

It's so fluffy I'm gonna die

I had got some eggs to experiment with tossing them in the rice cooker at the end of its cycle while the rice was still piping hot. It worked ok the first time I tried it when I actually woke up in time to get the egg in right away, but the second time I slept in a while and the "keep warm" temperature wasn't really hot enough to cook the egg to my liking.

I still had 6 eggs to go through though, so today I decided to try making a soufflé omelette to go along with my usual oatmeal instead. It turned out pretty well and wasn't all that hard to make. It's peculiar to eat though, because it's fluffy and browned and looks like a pancake, but when you eat it it tastes savoury like an omelette.

Just an ordinary afternoon around the office

I guess summer is here, folks are starting to enjoy the warm weather.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

I Can't Drive 55

I mean I might be able to but it'll be a bit tricky. Luckily there's a shop in Palo Alto that can rebuild these, as the original part is no longer available.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

I see a white door and I want it painted white

I still plan on binning this door and replacing it with a new one, but I realize that I'm lazy enough for that to not happen any time particularly soon.

So in the mean time I don't really want to stare at how ugly the old door is, and given that I have all the materials to spruce it up, up it will be spruced.

I'm only doing the inside and sides of the door and jamb though. The reason for that is simple: the previous owners had a dog.

And yes, the back of the door looks just as chewed up as that. I'd need to do a fair amount of rebuilding to fix it, and I'm definitely not interested in going down that route when this door is itself not long for this world.

Sometimes you need to half-ass things while you're waiting on the other half of your ass.