The tile is coming down in the new room. It's about 45-50% done. Maybe a bit more since I haven't seen the last hours that he worked. This room is going to be dope. There will be some custom art work built into the room.
The stove wall is going to be the feature wall of the room. It will have false cement tiles done up to look like an aged brick wall. I have this in the built-in masonry stove that heats the two back rooms. I love it.
The coffee table on top of the dog door portal will be done up in some high grade oak or something nice like that. My worker has a specialist friend who can assist with the creation of the surface.
The one sketchy part is that my wife wants the OSB ceiling to be lacquered up with a nice stain because she thinks that it looks cool. It will look not-bad, but it's just OSB. That isn't really great, even when it looks good. I'm going along with that because it's cheap, and we can always put laminate there at a later time. Also, if it doesn't look acceptable right after being lacquered then we can just immediately switch to another finish material.
The room will also have a custom made multi-layered shoe rack with the same tiles as the floor. It might be wise to have him make a custom workspace for my wife here so that she can do sewing here and to have a project table.
This is a nice situation from the other construction because there is already a fully functional house with another entrance. Nothing in particular needs to be rushed, other than stagnation being unacceptable. We can give him the extra weeks to do the finishing work without tripping over us living out of it.
This room will become our main entrance to the house. This will make much easier to do the future giant expansion on the other side where the main door is currently located.Read More
@destraht That's neat, but one batch of cement mixing will leave it unfit as a people-shower. Do concrete mixers ever come up on the used market? I'm no stranger to hand mixing concrete, but the low end Chinese mixer I bought paid for itself in 2 projects as far as I'm concerned.
I picked up this used metal bathtub for only $3. At this price it can be profitably used for just about anything. What comes to mind is it being the base of a Summer shower. We could wash dogs in it, use it for cement or soil mixing, and it could be another duck bath.
The idea is that baths at this price make very strong buckets. It would cost a lot to buy a new Chinese product that was as strong as this.
I'm not sure how many more of these that I need, but they are quite useful (when you don't have to care about them).
I was able to get my entire Golang and Svelte webstack to run on this Raspberry Pi. I now have a Gitlab repository for this. It's finally happening
I'm able to develop right on this Pi itself by using openvscode-server. So I connect to it in a browser tab. It's full blown VS Code in the browser. It's so good in fact that I've been using it professionally full-time for months already.
Over the last 10 years I've developed a very powerful provisioning system that is all written in Bash. It provides menus for toggling options, and only installing or updating specific parts. It's perfect for this. So the idea is that the Bash+GNU provisioning system gets everything going with just a few "yeses", and then you reboot, and then use more advanced high-level tools for downloading packages/modules for programming languages.
In particular I really like my custom setup Bash lightbar menu system because it allows me to easily upgrade or downgrade my external dependencies. For example, with just pushing enter a few times I can upgrade Golang and then I can downgrade it again. That happened recently when a new Golang was releases with a large bug that affected XML. My system is even smart enough to see that the asked for version is already installed and so to just instantly switch to it.
Personally, I think that people are really fucking up when their provisioning system itself needs to download plugins and extensions before it can even run. A base Linux install has more built-in utility than a single person could ever learn. There is no need for that bullshit Ruby and Python provisioning systems. Rather just get up to speed with the built-in basics, and then use the tools that you really want to be using. People are using entire fucking stacks of code (in other programming languages) that have nothing to do with their final goal. It's really a lot of shit, and I think that it's too many moving parts.Read More