Thursday, July 9, 2020

Whole Foods Plant Based Eating

Whole Foods Plant Based Eating
by Kato D. Haws Jr.
July 7, 2020

I began eliminating animal products because of high cholesterol. I removed first
whole milk and eggs. Later all dairy. We ended up learning about various vegan diets,
including the Hallelujah Diet and the McDougall diet. In the end the people most
influential for us are Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Michael Greger. We rely heavily on
the recipes of Cathy Fisher of True North Health, which use no salt, oil or sugar, and no
animal products. Her recipes also happen to be gluten free, which is important to me, given
my family history of problems with wheat.

If you want to try a whole foods plant-based (WFPB) diet but don't know where
to begin here are a few suggestions.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Fast AutoCAD project custom text linetypes on the fly

A simple instantaneous linetype reloading system is a huge relief when you want AutoCAD custom text complex linetypes that say things like 400mm W or 1 1/2" GAS (PE). Here is a system that disrupts you minimally so you can get back to your project design.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

My discoveries about my immunity symptoms: mouth (canker) sores (ulcers), acne, gum disease, and ear infection

At the age of 53 I've had some success with certain immunity issues. My symptoms have included mouth sores, acne, gum disease, and middle ear infection (otitis media). In this post I will summarize each one.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

How engineered grading and drainage works for homes in Arizona

Most houses in Arizona don't need an engineered grading and drainage plan. But some do. This post explains about that.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Stardew Valley Labor, Space, Keg, and Time Comparison of the High Profit Greenhouse crops: Starfruit, Ancient Fruit, and Hops

The high profile crops in Stardew Valley are Starfruit, Ancient Fruit, and Hops. This is because they have the highest profit per growing space per month. With Hops, this is because it produces daily and processes into Pale Ale in 1-2 days, which is great for a starting farmer with foresight to have Kegs (Oak Resin) ready. With Ancient Fruit and Starfruit, it is because their wines have unsurpassed sell prices. (The tree fruits Peach and Pomegranate are also notable because they produce every day and can be infilled once they are mature. But they take 7 days to process and 28 days to mature.) The following table is one way to look at them in terms of a) usage of the Greenhouse and b) labor, space, and kegs per 100kgp. It still amazes me what you can do in your second month with 2 Kegs and 60 gp of Hops (one starter).

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The complex steps for renaming a Dropbox shared folder

If you have a folder shared with colleagues on Dropbox and you want to rename it for everybody, you can't. I explain why not at the bottom of this post. To change the name for everybody, you must create and share a new folder with the new name. Here are the full steps so you don't forget anything:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Custom geographic projections and HEC-RAS

This is my research report on using custom geographic projections with HEC-RAS 5.0.7. All my tests were based on the NAD83 AZ State Plane Central Zone 0202 International Feet (AZ83-CIF) projection.

Stardew Valley starting strategies

This is my notepad of Stardew Valley starting strategies. Comments are welcome.

Contents:

Friday, March 6, 2020

Creating custom menu button icon image with transparency for AutoCAD Dark and Light themes

I am building this out into a detailed guide to creating a custom menu icon with transparency for AutoCAD Light and Dark themes. The guide begins assuming you have everything (the easiest case) and drills down step by step in case you don't have anything (the arduous case). I provide sample files, and I recommend you verify you can do each step before going to the next one. Please leave questions or comments (including section rewrites) as needed; I'd love to hear which software and method you used to create images and DLL files.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Farmer Boys' Names for Stardew Valley

This is my progress list of boys' names for the Stardew Valley farmer character. Suggestions are appreciated. Some of these are names of my ancestors. And some are not completely obsolete.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Favorite sing-along songs

This is a carefully curated list of songs that go over well when I am in sing-along jam sessions. (Many other cool songs turn out to be a bit hard for sing-alongs.) For instrument chords, search the web for the title plus the word "chords" (ultimate-guitar.com is a good site I will be working to improve).

Do-Re-Mi Complete Production Number Lyrics (Script) with instructions

Maria sings this song with the seven Von Trapp children. Choose a role before starting or ad lib through the number.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

NPS Global Engineers - a multi-national corporation conglomerate with no owners - my 30-second pitch

This is my 30-second pitch for NPS Global Engineers, a conglomerate that currently has two member corporations.


I am a CEO of a multi-national conglomerate who lives in voluntary poverty. Here's what I'm doing:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stardew Valley multi-player pre-game coordination

Before starting a Stardew Valley multi-player group, I like to coordinate about some questions and requests in a group voice call or chat or emails:

Monday, September 30, 2019

Using HEC-RAS 2D area breaklines to improve modeling

HEC-RAS 2D area breaklines are a great way to force cell faces to follow a terrain ridge or crest hinge (top of slope) line. Without them, you are never quite sure whether flow is going over or through high points in your terrain.