Category: Sources

  • Appliance Repair – Reprise

    Appliance Repair – Reprise

    This is more of a follow-up to my first post: Read it here The washing machine started acting up – again. This time the symptoms did not match any of the usual diagnosis patterns suggested on YouTube or Reddit. I think it’s a faulty Timer/Selector switch.

  • Open Access Publishing

    Open Access Publishing

    A pioneer in scholarly, open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines.

  • Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    Appliance Repair and Fighting Planned Obsolescence

    I maintain 3 sets of appliances: home, basement suite; and rental property. Recently I’ve had a rash of breakdowns. I thought I’d document my experience here. Kenmore Superduty Washing Machine: Age 25 years It turned out to be a $10 part off Amazon (OEM part $25). In this case the no-name part is working (but…

  • 2023 Summer Edition – Part 2

    A Few Interesting Websites I read another book in July and August! A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry The story explores the lives of the poor, middle class and the wealthy in India through a group of main characters whose lives intertwine throughout the novel. Not a book full of joy and happy endings,…

  • I’m Staring at The Ceiling

    Working on the Blackthorn project. More sound mitigation attempts. The small basement bedroom is where the electrical panel is. It was updated in 2018. New circuits required the drywall ceiling be torn down. Now, 6 years later the ceiling is going back in The green board is a new product for me: Sonopan II…

  • Nothing holds like a rusty nail.

    Part 2 of this bathroom redo. Here’s the link to the first part with some before pictures: The problem is not all the nails are rusty. This old style plank subfloor was nailed down without glue. The trouble is that you get nail pop which leads to squeaky floors. It’s unusual to see diagonal…