2 more things checked off the list and quite a few more added. Still making progress. Tomorrow is baking and dinner making. Dinner will be some sort of rice noodle dish, not sure about the baking yet. I do need to experiment with using the sourdough starter with whole wheat though. I also need to remember to take photos when things come out of the oven looking fucking beautiful.
Did a test chain that ended up becoming a small necklace. Used the old pinball machine solenoid coils again. Only 4 knots per rotation to see how it would come out. Ended up having to make a draw plate, which will be good to have. Did a smaller section with 7 that also worked out well.
Also ended up making a set of beaded earrings that I don't have a photo of.
Network cables are in place and some basic switches are up and running for two of the buildings. Used one of the dogs to pull them under the buildings. Entertainment system is up and running but still needs to be added to network.
Just put some flour, water, and sugar together with some yeast scrapings from some grapes. Hopefully in a week I'll have a thriving colony of yeasts living on my desk. Then it's on to making some sourdough bread and some more english muffins.
Looking into internet options for the local community...
T1 @ $289 a month No bandwidth cap, free install 1.5Mbs up and down vs 3-6 families on Hughesnet @ $80-100 a month 300-425MB daily cap 1Mbs down burst speed, 65Kbs up burst speed
Would need to set up some sort of wireless repeater system and possibly a server for throttling to keep people from eating all the bandwidth. Also need to do some surveys for those repeaters to find line of sight through the damn trees and over ridges. This looks doable though.