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This is a site about things that I like, things that I don't like, things that I've done, things that I'm doing - and other things that occur to me.

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If you know me in real life, you will recognize many of the things I talk about here. If you do not know me in real life, well, I feel kind of bad but I'm sure you will get along fine. In fact you might get along better not knowing me! If you have any questions or comments about the things I talk about, it's best to leave a comment on the article in question. Otherwise you can contact me personally and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can

Yes, you can use Dow Great Stuff spray foam on XPS foamboard!

I am posting this because I finally found an answer buried deep on Dow’s website after searching in vain for some time all over the internet.

I received conflicting information about this, with some people (in person and online) claiming that you can only use “approved adhesives” with XPS (this is true) and that […]

This picture of a kid wearing his helmet backwards

I can’t get enough of this picture. The backward helmet and the look on his face – one of befuddled accomplishment – is a perfect combination.

The best part is that it comes from an “ehow.com” article which is supposed to teach you how to properly adjust your helmet: […]

Swedish things

Those who know me probably know my car. It is a (quite recognizable) 1979 Volvo 245 (aka 240 wagon) named Beeb. This past weekend we took her to ikea in order to grab some kitchen parts. Since I was envisioning the wagon being backed into the loading zone, roof rack piled high with boxes, […]

My hilarious girlfriend

My girlfriend does freelance writing, and when our bank received a recent cheque from her (issued by a not-insignificant american publishing company), they decided to hold it for almost two months. Her letter to them included this gem of a paragraph:

It is unacceptable to me that there is absolutely zero access to funds […]

Spam from Oliver Gu

I recently received spam from “Oliver Gu” trying to sell some sort of internet marketing workshop. I have no idea how this company got my email address but luckily they left an identity trail that allows us to get a hold of them and tell them how we feel about receiving unsolicited email.

Upon […]