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jhorwitz
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System administrator, Perl hacker, author of "Unix System Management Primer Plus" (SAMS 2003), mod_parrot, extproc_perl, Authen::Krb4, Authen::Krb5.

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Wednesday September 28, 2005
07:30 AM

Where I've been lately

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Some of you may have noticed I haven't been on IRC, coding or journaling lately. In addition to work taking over my life for a while, I took August off to rebuild my front walk and landing. A grueling process to do by yourself, but worth it. Pictures here. Life is now slowly returning to normal.
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  • Nice set of photos. How long did each of the phases take you? And what's the big yellow machine (labeled "the Beast") that looks like a floor buffer?
    • I only worked a couple hours a day so I didn't overexert myself. With that in mind, demo took about a week -- lots of digging and disposal. The landing took a few days -- most of it digging and measuring properly. Then I widened the walk about a foot, which took several days. Laying and compacting the stone was 1 day, and I laid the pavers over 3 days. That was the worst cuz I had to do a lot of cutting with my brick saw. Fun, but tedious.

      "The Beast" is a vibrating plate compactor, which is used to