An Eccentric Anomaly: Page 20

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More Tarps

Since my last post I've put up the rest of the tarpaulins I have to hand and one of the ones already up has ripped in two, but that wasn't too unexpected.

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Tarpaulins after Wind

It was quite windy yesterday (Thursday) so I went up to the site briefly this afternoon to see how the tarpaulins had got on. Mostly OK.

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Tarpaulins

I've made quite a few mistakes building this house (not to mention finding a lot of things I'd do differently in hindsight) but I think the worst has been thinking I'll get the roof covered soon then not doing so.

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Mqttrunner Introduction

Four years ago, in 2016 November, I slung together a few hundred lines of Python to do some logging of data from around the house. It was intended as a plan-to-throw-one-away effort for exploration before writing something a bit more general. As with all things temporary, it's continued in operation since and has grown a bit to about 10'000 lines of Python and 5000 lines of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, Rust, C/C++ and other eldritch horrors.

There are a few aspects of it which might be worth discussing so a brief overview to give some context seems a good way to start.

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Board on Board on Board

As previously noted, I'd got most of the easy bits of the east-gable cladding done by the end of August but it still took me most of September to finish off the lower part.

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Board-on-board Cladding

Here's how I've done the board-on-board cladding on the gable ends of the house.

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Frustrating Year

I don't suppose I'm the only person to have found 2020 pretty frustrating so far.

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Frustrating Day

Today has been a bit frustrating and nicely encapsulates how the year as a whole has gone so far.

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