ebooks that are only released with DRM are basically telling me "if you want to read this you have to pirate it" and if that's what they want, so be it. Liberate them for everyone thufie.lain.haus/liberation.ht

You could also just, y'know, not publish with DRM on an ebook platform.

Trump, Poltics, Polls 

Trump, Poltics, Polls 

Trump, Poltics, Polls 

Here's an example pattern bit on Amazon, with the required cutting length for my use case. Note that you can get these with the bearings on the top, bottom, or both-ends.

I will need to verify what shank sizes my router can accept before I actually order one somewhere.
amazon.com/CMT-812-691-11B-Pat

Note that I could also use a 'spiral cut bit' with a 'pattern collar' aka 'router template guide'. But I was having difficulty finding a long enough spiral cut bit. The only ones I did find would have required multiple passes and some other futzing around.

Less waste, rework, and sanding if I can do it in one pass. The trick will be using a circular saw to rough cut close to the pattern so the pattern bit can 'flake off' the excess.

I've been looking for a special bit for my router to cut curves in 2" thick wood using a clamped pattern. I've seen them before, but I didn't know what they were called.

Today I applied my Google Fu and discovered what I need is a 'top bearing pattern bit'. Good to know. Now to find the best price/performance.

It's about to be a slushy mess out here: the weather forecast is warmer with rain and I've still got a foot of snow on the ground.

For a while I had a theory that my dog is actually a cat in a dog's body, because she will strop herself against your leg when she wants attention. (BTW: a cat doing that is dangerous only to the extent you can trip over the cat; when a large dog does that it can knock you over.)

However, I've changed my mind on this because no cat would run up to you when you fart just to huff it.

@Fritillaria2 Slush is the worst. Well … except for slush that freezes hard and now everything is coated with ice sculpted into spikes and bumps.

Where I live is an hour and a half from Seattle and completely surrounded by mountains; but it's not very high elevation. (Deep river valley.) However the mountains block the moderating effect of the Puget Sound, so the weather is like Eastern WA with more rain.

@Fritillaria2 Believe me, it's nothing to be jealous about; it's mostly a huge pain in the butt, especially when the power goes out too. (Like it did Monday and Tuesday.)

I've had more than three feet of snow up here and it's pretty and fun for about ten minutes. Then you have to deal with it and that's no fun at all. This year I invested in a huge snow blower and it really made my life better.

Aberdeen (WA) is getting quite a bit of snow. Not sure how everyone else is doing.

How are you doing #pnw -esterners?

@Fritillaria2 I got well over a foot and it's all still out there. But then I live in the North Cascades, north of Darrington.

@vfrmedia @cypnk @rubah Yeah. I remember doing that. I also remember inputting a serial port bootloader using switches on an Altair so we could load the disk bootloader from paper tape.

Using computers used to be HARD. But I still complain about overcomplicated and underdocumented Unix commands.

Power is back on and … it is snowing again. According to the weather radar, this is just the first vanguard of a wide storm front.

Power is still out, although there have been PUD trucks prowling around, so I might get it back on just in time for the next storm to knock it out again.

Life in the sticks people.

Got the snow blowing done. And I'm loving the new snow blower; I've completely cleaned my long driveway and put in paths everywhere I need to go.

Dog got to play in the snow a bit too. I'm taking a break now before I tackle the next set of chores.

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