maria the virgin witch

YOSH!

a must see anime. an amalgam of philosophies. commentary on religion, politics, war, mythology, sex, interpersonal relationships. a total mind fuck. really adult for thinking but got some kink to it as well as innocence. check it out.
a youtube link for all it’s worth:

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spAAAAce blanket

i haz dis notion dat i shud block summer insolation viz a viz me two south east facing picture windows.

in duh winter i can use sun lite to raise room temps 5 degrees F easy but in summer time the rooms can get 10 degrees F or more which makes on comfortable.

me brudder in law gave me a spAAAAce blanket many yeers ago az a grinchmas gift. it sat in itz original box for 30 yeerz.

one day i looked at dee box and saw it iz 54″ x 84″.

NASA used spAAAAce blankets to wrap around itz space ships to reflect the unmitigated rayz of dee sun.

now a dayz dis spin off iz used mostly by campers and hikers who get caught under severe conditions to stave of loss of body heet. it can reflect powerful heet in dessert like conditions where shade iz scarce.

my notion iz to hang it in my picture windows to moderate the temp climb of doze rooms and conversely lower my cooling bill.

the current heet wave iz 5 dayz long and lucklishly i haz had the spAAACe blankets hanging in the windows.

the one i got az a gift went into a south facing storm door. the vestibule now haz a 10 to 20 degree lower temp.

i did an internet search to see who had spAAAACe blankets in stock. only an outfit called REI had some. had some means two, 2!

actually it wuz a spAAAAce bag. that is a spAAAce blanket dat is folded up and taped together to form a bag. i cut duh tape and opened it up.

one went into duh living room window duh other in duh dining room window. i augmented the living room window wiff two other mirrors i have laying around. i suspect i reduced insolation by 85%.

duh dining room window is 45%, i need to buy more spAAAAce blankets. i want to add more reflection to duh dining room and i have a double window in the kitchen dat needz filtration.

wutz cool about spAAAACe material iz dat you can see through it. everything looks grey such az when you put sunglasses on. indeed, on hazy or cloudy dayz i can have the shades pulled back and look out. itz also very light and durable. a few small pieces of duct tape holdz it in place.

even after dee sun haz moved to dee west and it no longer streams in the windows i often had the curtains pulled becuz the reflected heet of objects outside still enters in. wiff dee spAAAAce blanket i can chose to look out side if i desire.

it tuk 5 dayz for dee living room to get to 79 degrees. dat iz from duh material of the house heeting up. same wiff living room, it tuk 5 dayz for temps to max out. in dee case of dee living room i cudnt leave duh door open. the heet wud spill into dee rest of dee house. temps wud climb to 90! then it wud bake true dee wall into duh bed room and make the window unit a/c work hard.

i have all my winder a/c units on duh west side of dee house. duh living room and dining room and kitchen get cooled through spill over or osmosis.

in duh past, on the first hot day of high 80’s each room wud sail past 80 by duh time duh sun wud move over west. by 1 pm the roof overhang blocks any sun from entering. just by having that 4 or 5 hour reduction of insolation haz made duh house cooler.

three 5000 btu a/c window units really dont cool duh interior until after sun set but at least dey dehumidify duh air. there’s a big difference between 84 degrees and 60% humidity and 78 degrees and 48% humidity.

in duh past i wuz not able to sit in either duh living room or dining room in dee summer. at least i can use doze rooms for sitting in now. sure all a/c units purty much run 24/7 same az last yeer but i have two rooms 10 to 20 degrees cooler. i suspect once i get the extra spAAAAce blankets i am sure to experience even more comfort.

i cud have went low tech and used aluminum foil. itz cheap and plentiful. however, it iz opaque. it iz black out material. spAAAAce blankets allow me to look out during day lite hours to monitor the property.

for the kitchen i may get plastic mirrors. some places cut sheets to size. they wud be more durable for reuse wiff just minor care in handling. plastic wont shatter like glass if mishandled.

TPS generation suppliers in NJ

i call bullshit on the unregulated third party suppliers of energy generation in the grape stake of new jerky.

i decided to go to a different electric provider until i found out itz a variable rate dat cud triple over my utility’s already high rate. i have paid 600 uhmerikan dollars for a month during a cold winter. imagine getting a bill for ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS!

FART! FART! i say.

i thought it wuz just dat one TPS. nope, dey all have variable rates. i saw two TPS wiff good fixed rates BUT DEY DOAN SERVICE MY AREA! one company dat did service my area actually had a rate dat wuz .99 cents higher daan my utility!

one TPS had a 60 month contract dat wuz .02 cents cheaper dan my utility. well my utility already got a 3% and a 5% rate increase.

i looked at some old bills, i never seen my rate go down. for a five yeer plan it may be good.

there iz a list of 30 providers for my utility area. dey all buy on the daily spot market. dey all have surcharge features even on fixed rate plans.

i have to put an off grid system up on my south porch roof. something modest, 500 watts PV and three 100 AH Bat trees and a 2000 watt dc/ac inverter. something to juice a 5500 btu are conditioner or a 600 watt oil filled radiator.

by the by, i mowed the front lawn using solar power today, brewed coffee and made oat meal off grid. i currently have the electric water heater off and yesterday had it off for 14 hours. duh basement iz 5 degrees C warmer than a week ago becuz heet wave which means less heet lost from “delta T”.

yesterday i ran my new 8 amp leaf blower to clean up duh driveway and dat wuz off grid also.

EVAP follow up

YOSH!
it iz a success! duh car runs good, real good. duh car haz ben running crap for along time and i never knew why.

OH! now i know and all yuze wiff honda accords of late 90’s & early naughts now know date poor performance or pick acceleration iz in all likely hood do to the evap valve/cannister.

i have dee car goan on 4 yeers and it never picked up when i mashed on the gaz pedal. it did but it tuk way longer than i think a car wiff a medium 4 cylinder shud.

now it picks up great. it looks like my mpg increased also. i’ll know better on next fill up.

what if…

what if honda &c.,designed their fleet dat way. the evap valve goes slowly and mebbe the on board ECU compensates up to some parameter. let the car drive crappy, enough dat an owner mebbe trades it in or sells it off on dee used market.

i put an OBD reader on it many times and duh code for bad evap never came up. i replaced the “vtec” valve which had a code. but never the evap. the check engine lite hasnt come on since i cleared it for the “vtec”.

i did a complete tune up, plugs, wire, cap and rotor, even the timing belt. sure, i noticed improvements but it always seemed to drag when mashing the gaz pedal.

itz my learned opinion dat the performance hit i experienced wuz due to a faulty evap valve. if you have an accord of vintage around 2001 i wud recommend you change it out of hand. itz an easy job for dee home mechanic. a garage shud be able to do it for less dan 300 bucks easy.

either way it iz well worth dee investment.

rideback

a girl loses her parents in earthquake. her mom a ballerina. girl wants to follow dat career, breaks ankle, gives up.

she meets some folks who ride motorcycle robot hybrids. they let her try one out. she excels at it. gets mixed up with goobermint take overs, terrorism and sees a friend kilt.

really fine nuanced anime. a youtube link for all itz worth:

evap cannister valve

YOSH!
i got a 2001 honda accord. i wuz driving around yesterday making a traffic video of certain travels. some interesting back roads for historical documentation.

i wuz a few miles away from home when i noticed the check engine lite popped on. lucklishly i got an OBD reader. when i returned i hooked it up. KOEO. i got the code P1457. the reader just sed it haz sumpin to do with fuel injecting.

so it wuz an internet search. the most likely and common reason for carz of dat yeer and about iz dee evap canister valve. the valve iz assembled with a “c”shaped metal housing bent over a plastic housing. az duh metal rusts it allows leak ins into the electro mechanical plunger mechanism. the canister “never” goes bad. however, the valve iz bolted onto the canister and the bolts tend to seize and the metal inserts into the canister break out with bolt removal. that makes assembling a new valve onto the old cannister questionable at best.

i ordered both the canister and valve. it came to 150 uhmerikan dollars. it tuk me an hour to get the old one out. one electrical connector and 4 hoses. only one mounting screw.

for the price i wuz somewhat pissed. they didnt include new hardware. i reused the mounting bolt and i scrounged up two bolts from my “junk” pile. it only tuk 30 minnits to put it back.

i had to jack up the car by the driver’s side rear tire. i put the car on a jack stand and a jack. az shade tree jobs go it warnt dat bad except for the 150 bucks…

of course, i button everything up, lower duh car and recheck codes. a quick trip around dee block, about 12 miles. car runs good, no check engine lite. i iz happy. tomorrow i’ll do a much longer shake down cruise.

i noticed dat prior the car didnt pick up quick enough when pressing the gaz pedal. now i find out dat iz one symptom of a bad evap valve. it seems the alvle dies very slowly, enough for the one board computer to compensate, then it trashes out and the code iz set.

at least i wuz off for memorial day and i have car repaired, i hope, for back to work.

marz opposition may 2016

YOSH!

marz iz making itz closest approach to erff this yeer. dat iz called opposition. astronomically speak it just means marz iz in line wiff dee erff and duh sun iz 180 degrees from marz/ the planets form a lne, connect dee dotz, so to speak.

on the morning of dee 25th i tuk my 5″ mak out.(Compact Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope){f/12.1, 1540mm F.L.]

i waited intil 12:30 am edt to take duh scope out but i let it sr fro 30 minnits for it to cool off. dat means 1 am edt which iz really 12 midnite. dat means marz iz az high az gets in duh sky. well! it warnt very high bean in the constellation scorpio. i found marz using a 30mm eyepiece. dat iz 42 power magnification. it wuz a bright orange dot, wiff a hint of a disk. of course i jumped up to a 9mm eyepiece, dat bean 139x. sure enough marz looked like a planet. the “seeing” wuz bumpy with marked haze from high cirrus.however, there were moments of good seeing. i imagined dat i saw a faint greenish band along the southern hemisphere. there were no ice caps to be seen.

the scope wuz still settling down to thermal equilibrium. by accident i had point the scope mount axis to almost true north and i only had to manually adjust the drift in right ascension (that iz manually compensate for dee erff’s rotation).

i went inside and returned wiff a 5.7mm eyepiece, which iz 219x. well! marz did have a green swath along the southern hemisphere. still no ice caps. a few fleeting moments of good to excellent seeing hinted at other markings on duh disk.

as to the closest approach business, i seen it closer.it wuz much closer on 2003. marz wuz 12 million miles closer back den. still, it’s pretty close in 2016 compared to other times.if duh nights were clear and calm and cool wiff out too many bugs i wud look at marz every nite. having to go to work and get up at 5 am sort of crimps one’s late nite style.it looks to me on lists i saw dat the 2018 approach iz gonna be 10 million miles closer dan dis one.

marz day is only 23 minnits longer dan earff’s day. if a person goes out and looks at marz at the same time, around midnite, dat person wud see the same features. over duh course of dasyz and weekz duh new features wud rotate into view.

wutz scary iz dat the dwell time for dis close approach is a few dayz, week at dee most den marz is much smaller appearing, before and after. both erff and marz are revolving around duh sun at a fantastic speeds.

when marz iz closest around dis time of yeer he iz always low to the horizon for us folks in duh northern hemisphere. marz rides high when he iz a winter visitor.i think the next best approach is gonna be october 2020. marz shud be high in dee sky but nites shud be warm and bugz not so menacing. in october it gets darker earlier. a person can set up a scope earlier.