the Trash vitae

Trash is the editor-in-chief of an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializes in books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others.
This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world

Monday, November 29, 2010

Trash sons band

Trash son is the one in the poncho..and beard

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday video

Compost creation is one of your most valuable assets and resources you have for controlling the soil to which the food you grow depends. Build it consistently. DO NOT throw stuff away that you can use in the gardens. It is like throwing money down the drain or directly into your trash bin.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

bluetooth phone upload for pics

I knew the phone and netbook had bluetooth capability and was wondering why it was not working. When I moved to Win 7 it now worked easily. 2 pics taken this afternoon and the one with the snow was taken during the last snow. Expecting some more within the next few days.

new video

I still have a few quircks to work out in the cam but it is up an running. Hop y'all had a good turkey day and comments are always welcome.

Updated lab to Win 7 and Ubuntu

spent the morning updating the PC computers in the lab to Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 to able to add new features.  It takes some time however I will add a video  either later today or tomorrow.

Friday, November 26, 2010

the garage studio

Enjoying the 50s and working in the studio

Buy nothing DAy

Turkey day went along smoothly this year with the early start by Mrs T and the kids getting involved in pre-making the pies, horsdoerves, and prepping the taters and stuffing the day before. All Mrs T had was the prep of her famous roast turkey. Dinner as usual took place around 630 with all 3 kids and the cats/dog and birds hungrily feasting. Mrs T and headed off to tryptophan slumber while the 2 younger kids played monopoly til they tired and went off to bed.
Got up about 8 this morning for coffee and toast before retiring again til almost noon. And a day after brunch of turkey and dressing and coffee. Then out here to the studio. Almost 50 degrees this afternoon and sunny. A beautiful day indeed.
Hope yours went as well also.
update (afternoon walk find of 2 topsy turvy tomato planters for next spring with what appears to be good compost soil.) Will walk again later to the rest of the neighborhood for more "finds"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday morning on the way to Babylon

And i thoroughly enjoy the urban art we see on the way. The orange cap was found at a bus stop a few years ago and got pulled out this morning for the wind on my ears

Monday, November 22, 2010

Back to Bablyon

It was a very busy weekend around the stead preppin for the holiday season. I also had several outside projects for clieints that needed finishing. Mrs T had me running all kind of chores and stuff. Must have put about 15 miles or so on the bike this weekend. Anyhow I didnt get to do a video as I had planned. But alas we have a long weekend coming up so I will prob get around to doing at least one or 2.
THe turkey and all the trimmings are ready to go and Mrs T and the juniors arew gettin antsy for the bird.. As are the cats and parrots.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday morning

Slept a tad better last night. Not as warm. Came out early this morning and upgraded the Netbook with some junk parts I scavenged. The RAM is now doubled and I have an extra hard drive for adding more junque (ie stuff). I also came across some carcasses and parts to build a Frankenlaptop for the wife. Wont she be surprised when its done.
ROFL. It will be better than the one she had before it bit the dust. Alas.

Friday, November 12, 2010

the electric bike hacker

An interesting article on the movement towards e-bikes and hacking/ converting your personal bike. While I prefer pedal power alone on my bike due to the non trusting of the electrical grid I give these inventive minds a one-up..
While some sort of auto-powering is worthwhile as I get older I would personally use a small gas/ ethanol motor for assistance if I were to want this availability and have a need for it. I have seen several of these and have thought of a conversion for the dumpie bike as time allows. But alas one of the many yet unstarted projects that Trash has contemplaed
Check out the article here and then check out this video for what I am also contemplating

free Turkey day stuff

While I went to a wellness faire on Tuesday, Trash signed up for a door prize raffle on the way in. I also gathered a recycled shopping bag with gobs of freeebies and schwag snacks, pens, trinkets etc to bring home. Yesterday I was informed that I had won one of the door prizes (a $25 gift card to King Soopers grocery store)
It just so happens that tomorrow (saturday) between 12-5 our local KS is having a pre-holiday open house with door prizes, free snacks and giveaways..
Guess where I will will be going. Front door shopping for Thanksgiving dinner using the gift card and snagging anything I can.
Even though it is expeced to be a cooler day I will def be able to take the dumpie bike over to pick up the goodies.
I checked on the greens that I moved onto the porch and into the garage studio and they are doing ok. Darn will I ever be able to not have collards, mustards, and lettuce.. I know I should not complain because braised greens with onions is wonderful.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

first snow at the stead

real light. and not real cold. But its nice.. Sausage and fried taters for supper. Neighbor brought us some onions and cabbages. Yummy.
Hope all is well with yall

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a new addition to the garage studio

This afternoon I rearranged the garage studio to accomodate a small couch that was removed from the main house, for more comfortable working. I can now lie down while writing or producing. Makes for a more comfortable environment. I also snagged on to an old square dog cage for storage and to use as a coffee table to rest my beer, drink, ashtray etc on.

Living simply

Thursday, November 4, 2010

the Holiday season is coming

And its been in the 50s to 70s during the day and down to the 30s at night.. good sleeping weather but lousy for growing. The greens are still producing but will prob only last a few more weeks. We are using the squash and fruits from the summer.
But alas they will need to be replenished come spring with a bigger crop. The side biz is slowing down so I have more free time on my hands to get some other chores and work done.
Hopefully the side biz's will pick up so I can use the proceeds tograb some new goodies for the holidays kids treats. We shall see. The kids are already giving ol Trash the lists of stuff they would like to see. At least its early enough to try and obtain.
Anyhow the turkeys sre on sale now at between 5 to 8 bucks so wilol be grabbing a few for the freezer. And the biggest one will be used for Tgiving. I love that part .
The pumpkins from Hallows eve will be diced and pureed this weekend for pie and bread thru the holidays. Anyhow hope all is well with y'all.
We will talk this weekend. I am in the garage studio working on some projects for clients. As always comments are appreciated.