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Monsieur Hercule Purrrot >^..^<

“The meowderer is here in this room. Meow.”

Maybe give it another week to get higher attenuation or bottle now and risk a heavier carbonation

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Not sure what to do with my current fermentation (WLP530). It is up to 20 days in the tank now and has reached 71% attenuation. Started at 1.039 and is at 1.011 at the moment. 7 days ago it was at 1.012 so very slow progress last week.

My calculator had the yeast at 80% attenuation but I had about 30 minutes of mashing at over 69°C so there should be plenty of complex sugars harder to break down. Maybe it just won't dry out. @homebrewing @beersofmastodon

Mastodon gets a bad rep for how large some instances are.

Do you think the fediverse would exist without these large instances?

Unless you wrote your own server you'd have to join one or install one.

What do you think most people would do? Would you trust an instance operated by the project developer over one operated by some random person?

We can't expect #fediverse prosperity while perpetuating the notion that large instances are detrimental when they support migration and don't lock-in


Trying out Westvleteren 12°. Very complex and interesting @beersofmastodon

#mememåndag måste ju uppelhållas trots semester, även om det kanske är osäkert hur många som kommer postas idag x)

Sampled my patersbier both in gravity and taste today. 1.012 so not quite ready for bottling yet (WLP530 so it is quite slow to finish). At least another week. Tasted great! @homebrewing

Vad betyder katten på denna skylten? 🐈

Dela gärna vidare…

Jag skrev lite på bloggen om dressincykling på de gamla smalspåren mellan Hultsfred och Målilla. (Lite dålig tajming att vara just i Målilla under värmeböljan)

We are the generation that see the rot under the surface. That see wallen garden web silos and sideload-locked devices as steps backwards. We had it all and lost it.

Jag och sambon utmanade värmen med lite dressincykling på smalspår (891mm) mellan Hultsfred och Målilla idag.

Trots 34°C var det ganska behagligt tack vare fläktade fartvind och bad.

When I think about climate change, I think about the Great Stink.

By 1830, London was the largest, richest city in the world. But the city's waste management systems had not changed appreciably since medieval times. Most human waste was handled quite simply: it was just dumped into the River Thames.

The result was a slow-growing crisis that lasted three decades. Cholera outbreaks (from drinking tainted water, though nobody understood that then) periodically wracked the city, killing tens of thousands. The stench from the river gradually grew worse and worse, making life in riverside districts increasingly intolerable. The government was too hesitant to take dramatic action, though; it tried instead to mitigate the problem, by pouring lime into the river to cut the stench.

It all came to a head in the summer of 1858. A dry spell caused the level of the river to drop, leaving the banks coated with mounds of what the newspapers delicately called "impure matter." The stench was so bad that it became known as "the Great Stink." Parliament, whose halls were right on the river, could not conduct business. The smell in the chambers was so strong that all the curtains were soaked in chloride of lime to try and block it. (It didn't work.)

Parliament was now faced with a simple, stark choice: do something to clean up the river, or move itself out of London altogether. Members seriously discussed relocating to Oxford and St. Albans, but in the end, they decided to act. Municipal engineer Joseph Bazalgette was authorized to build a network of new sewers, at the then-staggering cost of £3 million, to be paid for by taxing every London household three pennies for the next 40 years.

Bazalgette's sewers solved the problem. They solved it so well they're still in use today. But democratic government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into making them happen. Only when the problem made their own lives intolerable did they finally act.

How all this relates to climate change, I shall leave as an exercise for the reader.

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