How To Grow An Avocado Tree Easily

If anyone has ever tried to grow an Avocado tree from seed you know how much of a pain it can be. While the growing of a seed is basically easy, it does start getting messy and the toothpicks bend and break. After a month, most people find they just give up on the project long before you get a beautiful houseplant or tree from one. But I found a way how to grow an avocado tree easily from a seed.

I stumbled on this small device for growing avocados called an AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit. Place the flat end of an avocado seed end face down to start and then into a container of water to start the easy controlled process. No jamming toothpicks into the seed and balancing it on a cup, and while you still need to continually add water to your container, you’ll find you’ll do it far less often. That’s what I love about this gadget, it makes growing an avocado less of a chore.

Avocado Growing Kit

AvoSeedo Avocado Tree Growing Kit

 

I have a couple on the way I want to share with friends after trying this out. Makes growing a seed much easier before being able to actually put it in soil. How To Grow An Avocado? Easy, use this thing!

 

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Law Enforcement Notification For New Drone Registration

This was just posted by a member of the law enforcement community. Entitled “LEO Guidance for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

“These were given to a large city/suburban police department after Christmas. Don’t know if all police departments have them.” 

All Quadcopters (They’re NOT drones darnit!) of course as we all know must be registered with the FAA. You can register your quadcopter here; https://www.faa.gov/uas/registration/

Law enforcement notice for drones.

Law enforcement notice for drones #1.

Law enforcement notice for drones.

Law enforcement notice for drones #2.

 

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How To Tell Eggs Age

How To Tell Eggs Age

How To Tell Eggs Age

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Tonight’s Sky Venus and Jupiter Together

Tonight's Sky Venus and Jupiter Together

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The Confederate Flag

 

The best part of being a Northern Yankee is not caring about this flag nonsense. I love the passion for the confederate flag from people who can’t tell you one historical fact about the Civil War. Pull it down and replace it with a picture of the Paula Deen, or better yet, pay attention to the Trans Pacific Partnership vote happening today instead of nonsense that doesn’t really affect you. Nobody is banning the flag, it simply doesn’t need to fly over a government body that represents a large group of people who are deeply offended by it. Clinging onto a 1863 battle flag wrapped in one of the lowest points of your nations history is hardly that important. If it was you’d be flying the Bonnie Blue Flag. Hell while you’re at it, why don’t you start flying the Swastika? It’s symbol’s heritage is being a sacred and auspicious symbol to in Hinduism & Buddhism. But the world has banished it because it became offensive. But you should still fly it because of heritage not hate right, and why? BECAUSE THE REST OF THE MODERN WORLD PRETTY MUCH VIEWS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND SWASTIKA AS THE SAME THING. Sorry but its true – maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but whenever people see either symbol you can bet they instantly just formed the same opinion of you.

THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN! Yeah by procuring slaves again or finally catching up with the rest of us living in the year 2015. Look, stand for something, but at least stand for something that matters.
Stay tuned for my next rants, ‘White people who don’t understand what a podcast is, and are deeply offended by the President using the N-word’ & ‘News channels need to start reporting and stop asking the public what they think of every issue.”

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Magic Eraser Turntable Needle Cleaning

So if it’s on the internet it must be true right? I’ve decided I need to really clean my Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge and apparently the best way to really get that thing sparkling isn’t to spend $20 on a needle brush but to just use a simple Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!

Magic Eraser Turntable Needle Cleaning

Magic Eraser Turntable Needle Cleaning

Quickly checking with the wife I found a new one in with the cleaning supplies. I cut off and piece of it and got to work using the following method I found:

Cut a small, thin piece of Magic Eraser and glue it to a coin or other thin, heavy object. Place this on the platter and dip the stylus straight down into the Magic Eraser and back up, using the cueing lever. Dip it several times.

NEVER move the stylus or the Magic Eraser sideways, forward or backward. Those interwoven fibers are grabby and quite strong. Once the stylus is inside the Magic Eraser, moving any direction but straight up and down could separate stylus from cantilever or break the cantilever.

After a few dips in the Magic Eraser, dry brush the stylus again (back to front) to remove any loosened particles.

Instantly I saw it leaving dingy marks onto the Magic Eraser, and what seemed to be a fairly clean needle was actually filthy and I could easily see it leaving behind little black deposits of gunk and doing it’s job.

Excited about my clean needle I put on the Madvillain Vinyl 2LP I just got (which still is at the time of writing this) at a crazy sale price off Amazon Prime.

Madvillain Vinyl

Madvillain Vinyl

Oh noes! The audio sounds kind of bunched together, there’s no real crispness to the treble, it’s not the vinyl sound I’m used to. It’s not bad but somethings off. Then it hits me, did I not do this correctly? Did I somehow damage the needle and it’s not riding in the record groove correctly? Did I just ruin my good needle on some bad advice?

I wasn’t sure but threw on another vinyl record, something was still off. I didn’t have time to really trouble shoot the issue, even though I should of automatically knew what it was, I went to shut everything down… and that’s when I saw it.

Pro-ject Anti Skate Weight

Pro-ject Anti Skate Weight

Damn you anti-skating weight! It slipped off when I was cleaning and didn’t notice.

tl;dr – Using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean your record players needle is super cheap and does a far better job then pricey needle cleaners.

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Record Store Day 2015

Little late but I thought I’d share my RSD2105 pickups. I went to get a couple things, but specifically the new Clutch record and The Dead Milkmen. I have only listened (Clutch) to side C with the live at the BBC versions on it, holy shit I’ve never heard Clutch sound that good. The quality is unreal for any album. Anyways…

RSD2015

RSD2015

David Bowie
The Darjeeling Limited OST
Clutch
Cypress Hill
The Dead Milkmen
Bob Dylan
Simon & Garfunkel
Bee Gee’s
Daniel Romano, Old Crow Medicine Show ‎– Never Tire of the Road (This was featured in the 7″ RSD section but I cannot find it listed anywhere. It’s not even on the record companies website or anywhere else. I even had to start it as a new release on discogs)

Also got a few free albums and grabbed a 12″ & 7″ mystery pack that ended up having a few gems.

RSD2015 Clutch Vinyl

RSD2015 Clutch Vinyl

Loving it.

edit: btw if you’ve never heard Beelzebubba before, you really REALLY need to own this album. If you even think you like Light Punk/Garage Band stuff this has to be one of the greatest albums of all time.

 

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Easy Indoor Plants Infographic


Source: Fix.com

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