Split Junk Part 2

Being Part 2 of the Split Junk Trilogy. Part 1 discussed the Split Junk Rig and why I’m excited about it. This part will discuss my test build. Part 3 will discuss some particulars about sail panel design and construction. Split Junk Model The first thing I did was to follow Slieve’s advice and make an extremely crude model out of general shop scrap. It cost nothing but several hours of futzing around. »

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Split Junk Part 1

Being Part 1 of the Split Junk Trilogy. This part discusses the Split Junk Rig and why I’m excited about it. Part 2 will discuss my test build. Part 3 will discuss some particulars about sail panel design and construction. Junk What? I’m a junkie. How the obsession got started I honestly can’t remember, but I suspect either Joshua Slocum, Thomas Colvin, or Roger Taylor are to blame. For the unitiated, the junk rig was historically the predominant style of sail in China and many other parts of Asia. »

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Best Books of 2013

I came across the year of writing challenge in my Feedly today and realized I haven't written anything for a long time. Time flies when you're having fun... So to ease back into it I thought I'd summarize my favorite books of last year. One interesting plus of being a Kindle junkie is that you can see all the books you bought and when you bought them. So I give you a literary year in review. »

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How To Create a Histogram with SQL

I don't do this often enough to remember the syntax and usually google gives me more complicated solutions. So this one's for me, but maybe you'll find it useful as well. select processorCount,count(*) from serverInventory where status='production' and os_version like 'Red%' group by processorCount order by processorCount Results will look like this. 22005 4166 859 The bit I always forget is to include processorCount before count(*). »

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Bulletproof Coffee Redux

It's been about three months since I first tried Dave Asprey's bulletproof coffee. I can now self-diagnose myself as an addict. I missed a day this week because I ran out of coffee filters and was one disgruntled puppy. I tend to take a dim view of connoisseurs as I'm a proletarian at heart, but I retract my teasing about Dave being an optimizer. Actually following his recipe makes a huge difference. »

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