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Old 07-01-2011, 05:10 PM   #406
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eww..image looks squished....click on it to see correct proportions...sorry.
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:22 PM   #407
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Posting imagine tonight! Hope you are still accepting submissions.

Edit maybe not my scanner doesn't want to get working.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:36 PM   #408
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umm...so who won?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:45 PM   #409
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umm...so who won?
Um, so DK has to admit, she's been doin' a lot of sittin' around pondering, and nothing concrete is done at this time. Not to say nothing is happening, just that nothing is done yet. I have this quality of sitting on things, pondering, and then it seems that one day something just erupts, from the fog. It's a process I've come to rely upon. Actually, I just read an article on summer boredom, and how it's actually a good thing, because to reach the most creative state one needs to get "bored" to open up the mind. Yeah, that's it.

Part of the issue is I've been generally so-totally-lazy in recent months concerning things-shrimpy. Seems after ironing out the kinks to automation in the Shrimporium, I've achieved a stupor, as I don't have any more expansion plans I want to fund, etc. I make a batch of DKMSJ once a quarter, throw some food into the swarming masses when I think of it, and don't have to do a thing otherwise these days, except count babies for jollies. So I've just gotten so lazy, and have been focusing on all the other things I do, besides shrimp, lately!

The other part of the issue is that a few floors above the Shrimporium (on the roof, actually), DK has been working on closing a deal on a project that makes the Shrimporium pale in comparison. Negotiating with bankers, etc., that sort of thing. I was all nice and all that, through several times of being called "dear" from one male banker, ignoring his patronizing attitude, until the third time when what he said the terms would be and what he wrote into the documents did not match up, and he was magically apologetic about the inadvertent mistake but yet unable to produce any correct written documents... then... well, I'd just had it. He got it with both barrels, shot out into orbit, by formerly "sweet li'l ol' me" - his next note suggested I had made myself "crystal clear" - I really like that... "crystal clear." The next phone call I got was from his boss. I made myself "crystal clear" to her, too. I don't hear any better from estrogen, than from testosterone, folks. I had to dump them at the altar, and move on to plan B, because I always am cooking a plan B, to be sporting, anyway. Shrimp have taught me to always have a backup plan.

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In other news, last night the frogs were chirping - as in DK's water alarm Leak Frogs. I of course went tearing down to the basement at 10 PM to find the floor flooded. Used up the entire pile of at-the-ready shrimp towels to sop it up.

Took an hour or so to sleuth all around with the flashlight and then bang my head against the wall repeatedly. It wasn't until I let go of a paradigm that I was able to make any progress (see paragraph 1, above).

Turns out it was NOT any of DK's Shrimporium toyworks that were causing the water.

As most of y'all know, the east coast (and lot o' other places too) has been roasting under a nice heat dome, making the power companies dance in anticipation of their profits, from all the 24/7 air conditioning that is a-happenin'. Ours included.

So much so, that the unit in our basement was sweating to the oldies enough to cover the floor in condensate! I finally traced the water back to our air handler!

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Old 07-26-2011, 06:31 AM   #410
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ah...just the answer i was looking for.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #411
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So, I've been dormant for a while - doing pretty much nothing, shrimp-y. (This is not to say the shrimp haven't been doing anything, just that DK hasn't.) Feels sorta good.

But now, I've got the itch.

I think my next project, which I've been getting poked in the ribs about for six months, is to build a heat exchanger. The purpose of this would be to use the outgoing used water to transfer heat to the incoming water-factory water, so the streams hitting the tanks in the winter aren't at 50 something degrees, causing my heaters all to kick in like furious during a water infusion.

The very good thing is, though, that we used last winter's electricity consumption - which included this massive use of tank heaters - in the calculations for the house solar system. So if I can get a decent heat exchanger going, this may put us into surplus electricity production...

I mean, how alluring is the concept of possibly getting off the grid, folks??

heh heh heh...

Now, to go off and get bored, so the creative thoughts on how best and cheapest to make a heat exchanger can emerge in DK's squirrel-y-brain...

For me, the main issue is CO2 in the water, and how to retain it best, until it hits the tanks...

HMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......... already generating some ideas to re-use ('member - DK likes to reduce/re-use/recycle/rescue GSDs) some parts... my camera batteries need a re-charge, but as soon as they are up and running I'll post some pics...
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:20 AM   #412
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You are crazy...I mean that in a good way....
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:47 AM   #413
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Heat recycling IS the future. You heard it here, first. And shrimp took me there...

Time to go schmooze with some DIY geek freaks...

Geek riddle: What do dolphins and arctic foxes have in common?

Answer, tomorrow.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:24 AM   #414
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Geek riddle: What do dolphins and arctic foxes have in common?


No guesses? You guys are B O R I N G !!

Twenty bucks Shrimporium credit to anyone who gets my riddle correct...

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Old 07-29-2011, 12:56 AM   #415
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There both mammals?
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:03 AM   #416
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There both mammals?
While that is true, it is not the answer to this riddle. The answer has to do with the thread discussion, you see.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:16 AM   #417
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They both retain heat using countercurrent heat exchange (CCHE), while retaining their old tyme looks.

And they are both delicious...ahhahah....

Call me girl!!!....I bred your awesome OEBT and sorry to say sold them off to make room for a NEW project because I don't want more than two tanks in the house....I'm ready for new shrimps

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Old 07-29-2011, 01:22 AM   #418
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Meat/fur of both is worth $200?
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:28 AM   #419
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I would have gotten this if my stupid laptop wouldn't have shut down on me. But ya my guess is countercurrent heat exchange to maintain body temp. Same method you are going to try and use to heat your tanks with. Dang you shrimpnmoss
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:47 AM   #420
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Geek riddle: What do dolphins and arctic foxes have in common?

Answer, tomorrow.
They all live in groups?
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