Dashes, firewood, and philosophy

I use dashes a lot in my writing and I’m reminded that it was Rose that introduced me to them. Thank you Rose.

Heaps of firewood in the store now, probably wont use all of it, and still plenty of my collected logs/rounds to split. Some of the Douglas I chopped today is a little damp with spots of mould from so-so ventilation, have split and stacked it anyway, curious to see how it fairs.

After dinner we got to talking about what to tackle next in the cabin. I want to get the steps underway so we can ditch this ladder and create some more storage, so we talked through and tested (as best we could with a couple log rounds, some 2x6’s etc) various heights for the seat and steps, thinking about ergonomics, the best use of the space, construction etc. Have drawn out a full size plan on the wall. Settled on 45cm for the height of the seat (plus a cushion on that); steps up from that being 31cm high, 25cm deep, 30cm wide. This gives us four steps (not including the seat or the mezzanine itself). May explore whether three steps could work, but it has to be ergonomic for shorter folk too so I wont force it if it’s a no go. Mizuki and I have loved today, everything felt in perfect balance. An ideal day: no pressing obligations but lots of enjoyable outings and projects that we were keen to get on with and on which we made substantial progress.

I like this section from Jekyll’s README, resonates with my philosophy on software:

Jekyll does what you tell it to do — no more, no less. It doesn’t try to outsmart users by making bold assumptions, nor does it burden them with needless complexity and configuration. Put simply, Jekyll gets out of your way and allows you to concentrate on what truly matters: your content.