journal > 2018 > July

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crafted drip pan for new toaster oven
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wasp drying off after bus rescue

At home

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A big thin-waisted yellow hornet
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Potter wasp 黃胸泥壺蜂 (huángxiōng níhú fēng) Delta pyriforme
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spider working
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the new rain drainage ditch has failed
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three dogs after the storm
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sauteed red amaranth leaf, Southeast Asian style
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filming on Lanxi stream 蘭溪 during typhoon Maria

Replaced motor capacitor in Tatung fan which was slowing down.

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failing capacitor
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classic black steel Tatung table fan
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replacement capacitor wired in
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base electronics reinstalled

Typhoon Maria

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film crew during the typhoon pollutes the stream area
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plants out of the house
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plants out, but kind of randomly placed after the typhoon
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plants out, but waiting for news of next storm before putting everything back

We move most of our outdoor plants into the house, but typhoon Maria drops less rain than the storm earlier in the week. A large crew filming during the typhoon pollute and trample the Lqnxi stream area with gold glitter.

Bike loop east of Taipei through Kualai 闊瀨

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through Mucha 木柵 6AM
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from the 106
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Pingxi 平溪老街
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Pingxi 平溪老街
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Pingxi 平溪 - the train runs on the trestle above this stream
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Lingjiao 嶺腳 near Pingxi
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stream toward Shuangxi 雙溪
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tea fields in the Kuolai 闊瀨 valley
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tea terraces
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Highway 5 through Pinglin 坪林 from above
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map from phone
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115 km loop through Kualai 闊瀨
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picking up Tammy at the bus stop
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cleaning up film glitter destroys the grass

Home projects

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Failed Magicshine light handlebar mount
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board bottom
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board top
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8052F ASIC LED solar charge controller
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cracked waterproof elbow patched with bottlecap
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repaired solar lamp installed
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lamp in clothes washing area

QX5252 datasheet

Lanxi stream 蘭溪 trace

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James pulling garbage from the stream
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Out at the Road 6 bridge
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Lanxi stream 蘭溪 garbage survey

Morning garbage survey of Lanxi stream 蘭溪 with James in light rain, including two whole raw chickens.

Xiaocukeng trail 小粗坑古道

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trail head
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Jiufen 九份
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Xiaocukeng trail 小粗坑古道
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toward Keelung 基隆
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turn off toward Houtong 猴硐
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meeting on the trail
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temple for the mountain god 山神廟
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protector of the miners 山神廟
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Xiaocukeng trail 小粗坑古道
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ruins of stone homes
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looking toward Houtong 猴硐
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ruins of stone homes
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Wolfgang investigates the ruins
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tree growing over a wall gone
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intriguing ridge
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Houtong Station 猴硐
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Houtong Station 猴硐
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Xiaocukeng trail 小粗坑古道
Keywords: bike, bridge, building, dog, garden, insect, map, mountain, plant, project, road, sign, stream, street, temple, trail, train, tree, vehicle, video, water
People: James, Wolfgang
Locations: Caonan, 草湳, Fulung, 福隆, Garden City, 花園新城, Garden City Garden, 新城花園, Home, 家, Pinglin, 坪林, Pristine, 精粹, Shiding, 石碇
Dates: 2018:06:21 - 2018:07:27