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Randomalia, mostly moving-related

1. Funny how the place I'm moving to has an Office of Postdoctoral Studies. The current institution, not so much.

2. When I moved out of the Villa Maria house, I gave the washer and dryer to the guys overseeing the flood-prevention efforts at the house (I suspect that didn't help in last Thursday's deluge, but it's no longer my immediate problem in any case). I don't know if the cause was wear-and-tear on the bearings, or poor manufacturing quality, but the washer would come unbalanced almost every single time unless a full load was washed, and the load didn't contain any towels. The heating element in the dryer didn't work and I never used it (and apparently my roommate didn't understand the concept of cleaning out the lint trap, so it soon ceased to "work" entirely). But hey, the set only cost me $75 used from a grad student, so it was worth it for the time. Who knows what will happen in the next place where I live, so I'm tempted to get a WonderWash and hook it up to a bicycle somehow (or the rowing machine) and call it good enough.

3. Related to my recent post, I found at least one website with ideas regarding those piles of old photos. It's written by someone selling photo restoration services, but there are some useful points there. As a related point - I use blogging mostly as a tool to organize my thoughts, but I've been at it for over 10 years by now and the project of reading through the entire blog would take someone way longer than is justified. Despite that, there are stories sprinkled throughout that have significance, so I need to make sure those stories in particular are kept curated. I've only done a half-assed job with tags. Two or three generations from now, what will anyone wish to know of my life story?



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Jan. 26th, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Your life story
Jan. 27th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
If there ever was a product that had rebeccmeister written all over it, the WonderWash is it. It's a pretty neat little thing, actually…I could see getting one for our house to wash delicates in.
Jan. 27th, 2015 01:17 am (UTC)
I've looked at a lot of different gizmos for the purposes of washing clothing, and this one has come up multiple times with the thumbs-up from people who've been using them. So it seems worth a try!
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