My #sail #canoe will be basic; no leeboard, no rudder. Just a sail and a paddle.
There are two videos, that I find essential for what I have in mind:
- the first one shows actual canoe sailing with only paddle and sail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoY4V2EHQeg
- the second one (almost 45 years old) shows several paddle techniques, some of which come in handy while sailing.
I look forward to actually trying it out. But the boat needs some work first.
Testing my new #tea dripper, that I have made myself in my friend's #ceramicsandpottery #workshop. There is a tiny hole at the bottom that lets the water into a cup below. It has very satisfactory sound and takes about 4.5 minutes to go through. The cup is then half full. Therefore, it is possible to add water, if the brew is too strong.
I am very satisfied with it. I think it will be excellent for Darjeeling and black teas in general due to the long dripping time.
This smartwatch looks interesting, I couldn't resist ordering one:
What video encoding settings / filters would you recommend for achieving minimal file size to play on 640x480 screen (via Kodi Retropie add-on on Raspberry Pi 4)? I am open to wild suggestions like monochrome video, dithering etc. as long as it could be achieved non-programmatically with common, preferably free tools.
Boosts appreciated. Thanks!
Testing a new hand-made water kettle on a charcoal burning tea stove that I made several years ago. The kettle is unglazed. The water tastes a bit smoky, which will probably go well with some of the teas I have. The only downside of this setup is a longer time to boil and massive evaporation (the water that soakes into the walls cools off the kettle when evaporating)..
I am quite new to jazz, but this is my most favourite #jazz album so far:
Garden of Silence - Karel Růžička - 2020 | Animal Music
Today I needed Sahlep #tea since I woke up. Maybe it is because I fast since yesterday and I felt a bit cold in the morning. Unfortunatelly, the last Sahlep I had is long time gone.
So I set to inventing a #vegan friendly alternative. Today I proudly present you with Ohlep (Oat milk based Sahlep alternative).
Just mix an oat milk with cinamon, cardamon and ginger. Mix for a longer period of time, so that the mixture warms up. This gives you a drink with satisfactory slimy texture and taste similar to Sahlep as I remember it.
You can optionally add a bit of black tea, black pepper and turmeric into the mixture. This turns the liquid into slightly swampy color, but it tastes good to me and turmeric with pepper helps your joints.
Baby catalpa trees sprouting on our balcony. @plants These are our future anti-mosquito sunshades that I would like to plant around our cottage.
I had a #dream that "in bigger airplanes, there are more mosquitos in the bathrooms". I find it to be an extraordinary achievement of my inner dream engine.
Scientists create an effective personalized anti-cancer vaccine by combining oncolytic viruses, that infect and specifically destroy cancer cells without touching healthy cells, with small synthetic molecules (peptides) specific to the targeted cancer, to successfully immunize mice against cancer. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-22929-z
IMPORTANT: new study demonstrates that if a cat fits, they truly sits. Even if the thing in which they fit does not exist.
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