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Don't you hate it when *this* happens?

"Fidel Castro's crocodile bites man at Swedish aquarium

A man has been hospitalised after he was bitten by a crocodile that once belonged to Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

The man, in his 70s, had been attending a crayfish party at the Skansen Aquarium in Stockholm on Tuesday.

According to police, the man had his "arm on the wrong side of the security glass" when he was bitten."

bbc.com/news/world-europe-4941

Eventful morning: part 4 (last episode) 

Eventful morning: part 3 

Eventful morning: part 2 

Eventful morning: part 1 

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Final try before it ends up in the trash:
1) paint over the address sticker with permanent marker
2) cover any suspicious barcodes (permanent marker again)
3) cover the remaining white space on the front of the letter with a long but polite message, asking the postal service to return the letter to the sender.

Hopefully this will confuse the robots enough for this letter to require the attention of an actual human :-)

I keep getting the same letters addressed to a former resident.

The first time I simply crossed over the address. The postal service simply put a new address sticker over my changes and sent it back to me.

The second time i added a note saying the addressee has moved and crossed out the address. Fast forward three days and the letter of back in my mailbox, a new address sticker on top of the old one (!)

Heading out to the local annual wool market (mainly an excuse to visit the beautiful community garden in the same village).

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@amolith Please add me to Gardening, Geology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Physics, Sweden.

Further science rant...

I requested fixed lab tables for safety reasons, but that is out of the question since it involves drilling through the fancy new floor.

Smaller table groups with more spacing (so that the teacher can easily move around and actually reach all pupils during class) won't work unless tables are screwed to the floor. (The landlords won't object about small tables but I don't think the school would approve of all the broken equipment from bumped/toppled tables)

Some issues with the new science which worry me:

We can't integrate power outlets in the new tables, because the landlords refuse to run cables through their fancy new floor.

Cables hanging from the ceiling are fine but a winch system to get them out of the way is not.

I hope I was clear enough when explaining for the orderer power is required for lab equipment and not just laptops, therefore outlets can not be placed at ceiling height.

With the start of the autumn semester drawing near, I'm pretty curious about our science which have been renovated over summer. I ran through several proposals with the rest of the staff before summer but all my suggestions were ruled out for various reasons.

update: I thought one of my beans didn't germinate, turns out it only had a poor sense of direction. (Best of luck little fellow!)

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i used to be really into having the newest computer gadget. now i use refurbished hardware. it's so much cheaper. it lasts. it reduces landfill waste. it's great, and i don't really feel like i am missing out on much tech-wise.

here are some tips if you need tech stuff but don't want to spend a lot of money, support horrible companies, and such (1/n)
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Parents: are your kids exchanging vi keymaps?

wtf: one word forward, then to the first 'f'

LOL: insert a new line with a single 'L' just above bottom of screen.

fml: move to one character past the next 'm'

tbh: move to two characters before the next 'b'

dtf: delete to 'f'

Picked some cherries! (the tree they grew on was a mess of old dead branches, the previous resident wasn't much of a gardening fan...)

Leap forward to week 2: Finished all the beds I had planned. Took plenty of brakes, but made a spurt toward the end. The closest two beds were finished in three days (no machines). The long beds were a bit more work as I mixed in 300 liters of mulch in each bed. Over the next week I ended up digging three small beds next in the grass "square" in the foreground. Giving a total of about 30 m² of bare soil.

Day 3: About to finish the first bed (approx. 3x3 m). The last of the sod has been turned, all remaining is to scrape the last soil into the last trench.

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