In the US, a cord of firewood is generally equivalent to 128 cubic feet. Basically 4 feet wide, 4 feet tall, and 8 feet deep. Buying “green” firewood is more work than buying split firewood — you’ll need to split it and then store it for drying. The drying of firewood is called “seasoning”, because it usually takes one season of the year for freshly split firewood to be ready for burning.

I’m picking my way through the early sections of a book about the grimmer side of technology: “Artificial Unintelligence” by Meredith Broussard. The premise of the grimness being…

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Peanut butter first, code second.

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