Today’s ‘Dilbert’ in “not so much funny as straight documentary” shocker
- 1 week ago
Yes, not only is there such a publication as Entrepreneur Magazine, but they are trying to make “‘trep” a thing
Internet. Stop what you are doing. We have new word meaning dickhead. pic.twitter.com/XuE1k8QTUZ— Rob Manuel (@robmanuel)August 22, 2014
What words best describe you? Prick. Dickhead. Tosspot. YOU MIGHT JUST BE A ‘TREP!
Basically: Stop trying to make ‘trep happen
- 1 week ago
So suitably refreshed and not at all knackered and thinking “sod it lets leave it a week” we now had to put it back.
Rugs were rearranged and furniture roughly placed
The door gets wedged, and the trellis is lashed together in a big loop - we were much more careful to keep a consistent height - the “v”s at the top of the trellis level with the door top. Unfortunately, one of the trellis pieces is just more bowed that the others so squonk not completely resolved.
The trellis is then bound to the door with rope
the crown is raised and poles can now be attached
This is a fiddly and tricky job and so it is inappropriate to break off and take photos while doing it :-)
So we leap forward to the cotton inner is on and the wall is being unfurled
Roof felt is lifted on (2 pieces) and rolled out - holding the wall felt roughly in place.
The the 2 piece canvas layer goes on
Then finally (and late, as it took a while to inspect all the seams and tape them where needed) the outer cover goes on.
In the dark I sprayed it with Wet & Forget a remarkable product for the removal of “green slime” from the outside - spray it on,let it dry and the next few times it rains the green slides off (seriously good stuff, used it on out awning and it is amazing).
Overall, the yurt is a few centimeters smaller but feels even more sturdy, it still lists to the side but not as bad and the inside is re-arranged to be even more welcoming and usable.
Of course we now have the task of leak spotting any blocking for the next few times it rains and such like but down and up in a day - JUSt!
The Yurt’s been up for nearly a year and so we needed to take it down, check it out and put it back up. The plan was to move the stove location and hopefully sort out how much of a squonk it was on, due to us having no experience. Also we wanted to rearrange the tatty tarpaulins we’d added to fully waterproof it so that it looked nicer.
Removing the straps/planks and tatty tarp
The water proof layer now goes revealing the green canvas and the felt
The roof felt comes off
then the cotton liner, and inner wall hangings went straight into the washing machine
The wall felt was next, one big piece
The poles then came down
The trellis can now come down
Which then has to be hurriedly covered up due to showers (we were expecting them, but it was still the only “mostly dry” day available to us)
Time For A rest
- 2 weeks ago
By UsVsTh3m editor, Rob Manuel
I spent the morning reading all sorts of nonsense from my peers advising young people about how they should / shouldn’t worry about their A-level results - and it occurred to me how time specific and irrelevant it all is to kids today, as circumstances change…
- 3 weeks ago
Trees against environmentalism. pic.twitter.com/n1p6E2FMQk— Brendan Maclean (@macleanbrendan) August 11, 2014
More flawless logic:
- 3 weeks ago
usvsth3m: The Sunday Sport just told off the Guardian on Twitter for writing about penises
The Guardian published a pretty funny story on Nike+ penis drawings this morning - this is how the Sunday Sport responded:— Sunday Sport (@thesundaysport)August 6, 2014
Fair enough guys, fair enough
"The alternative to such a test would surely be we would end up with a society ruled entirely by people who had a little bit of money, a little bit of status, a large measure of ambition and a certain glib persuasiveness.
- 4 weeks ago
STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCES CLOSURE
Toshio Suzuki has announced the closure of Studio Ghibli. Here’s a translated version of the news article:
"Just moments ago, Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer, announced on the TV show of the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku chain effectively as announced as sources close to the studio, Studio Ghibli will close and production studio anime, leaving himself only as a company that will manage its trademarks. As stated in the program’s producer, "the production department of anime will be dismantled," which coincides with the data that we gave in our previous post on this decision had been taken from spring after the poor reception at the box office of Kaguya-hime no Monogatari.
In the interview, Suzuki has also admitted that it was a major setback for the study progress Hayao Miyazaki, one of the reasons already unveiled the portal Rakuten Woman. Once we have access to the full TV interview, adding more data. No doubt that this is a very sad news for Japanese animation, of which we are all fans, because it is undeniable everything Studio Ghibli has given the anime. Please remember that what will be his last film, Omoide no Marnie, premiered at the Japanese box office on 19 July.”
Well, here’s some gloomy news to start the week withSource: ghibli-collector