About this site
The articles on this site are organized into the following categories:
Health and Fitness
(exercise, nutrition, sports, martial arts)
Home and Gear
(food, storage, organization, tools, products)
Arts and Sciences
(art, history, literature, entertainment, science)
(touring, camping, hiking, trips)
(diy, sewing, woodworking, coding, you name it)
Tips and Techniques
(urawaza, productivity, self improvement)
(with a nod to the
and imgur sites)
(site updates, and anything that doesn't fall into one of the above
Color coded faux stardate
notation is used to compactly convey date and category. For example,
indicates a "Mildly Interesting" item with a blog entry date of
December 11th, 2013.
A mildly interesting note: the next descending stardate will not
occur until 0302.01 (February 1st, 3003).
For information on article archives, see the
If you are interested in following posts and comments about the articles
on this site, see the companion site
If the google bots are caught up crawling over the material of interest,
the search box (at the top and bottom of each page)
is probably the best way to find stuff on this site.
Below is a list of terms used by various articles on this site (so they
don't have to be re-explained each time they are used).
- LCHF diet
low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Used to attain or maintain a keto-adapted
(also known as a ketogenic or fat metabolizing) state. See the Seeking42
low carb diet
- net carb
total carbohydrates minus fiber. That's how I use the term, using
data from a food's Nutrition Facts label if it exists, or from a
site that seems trustworthy (such as
this one), or
my own best guess.
Some people subtract a fraction (or none) of the fiber.
Since there is
no legal definition,
always take a "net carbs" number with a grain of salt,
especially from a manufacturer's label.
- ninja trick (a loose translation using the modern usage of "ninja").
A more literal translation of this Japanese term might be
something like "clever, alternative technique". Also known as a life hack.
Seeking42 Article Series
An "articles series" is a topic that has (or will assuredly have) 3 or more
parts. Looking at the list at the bottom of this page:
- click on the link for the first article in the series
- once in the series, use the "<< previous in series" and
"next in series >>" links at the top and bottom of each page
to traverse the series
- or, you can cut the suggested search term from within the square brackets
and paste it into the search box