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Daily Digest for Wednesday, May 27, 2020

☀️ Earliest posts come first.

Steve Ivy

Good morning sports fans ☀️

~ # 12:29 ~

Steve Ivy

God money’s not looking for the cure God money’s not concerned about the sick among the pure

Head like a Hole


~ # 12:42 ~

Do Not Set Yourself On Fire

If you had been in my welding shop a while back, you’d have seen a paper sign hanging on the wall that said “Do Not Set Yourself On Fire”. A sensible individual might see this as self-evident. I’ve had reason for reminder.

Today I decided over lunch to pursue a project I’ve had in mind for a long time, making a hanging bell from an old propane tank. Yes, you – being a sensible individual – can see where this heading.

Now, I’m not actually stupid, and this tank has been sitting with the valve open for probably 1.5 years in my side yard, which seemed a long enough time for the tank to be well empty (the foreshadowing is painful, isn’t it?)

So I cut off the collar that prevents the valve from being damaged, and – seeing as the valve is rusted in place – begin to use an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel to remove said valve. Thankfully this task id not come to an early and explosive conclusion, but about halfway through the tank began spewing foul-smelling propane into the shop. I put (read “threw”) the grinder down, ran and slammed the mains off at the electrical box, and opened the garage door. Unstrapping the venting tank, I scrambled to get it out front to finish emptying while I tried to convince my heart that I was not, actually, currently, ON FIRE.

A quick tour of YouTube reveals a few ways to go about emptying the tank properly, most would be easier if I’d left the collar on… back to the drawing board?

Steve Ivy

Working on timezone code for #goldfrog, still the worst

~ # 20:21 ~