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I'm going to take a look at this on the weekend. I don't have an android phone, so I don't end up using many Podcast apps there.  So thanks for the suggestion kai!
 
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I found out some interesting things while looking at this. I downloaded Android Studio, which has an Android emulator(lets me create a software virtual phone to install software.) I am starting with Podcast Addict.

One thing I found is that the Podcast *IS* in the application index. The default search is set to "Relevance" for sort order.

Here is the Sort Order for Relevance. The podcast appears on the 3rd page(item 9). Their relevance algorithm makes no sense. Literally none.


Here is Sort for Episode Count, #High to Low


Here is Sort for Subscriber Count, #High to Low. You will see a new wrinkle in this image. That is the podcast appearing twice, from different urls. I'll get into that in a different post. I want to do some investigation on exactly what is going on here, but I need to plow through some Richsoil web logs pick out the different sources.


The app does offer in-app promotions for a price, but I wanted to nail down all the "copies" of the feed before I play with that solution.
 
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Exploring doing "permaculture smackdown" again.   There is a poll-like-thing on patreon right now - for the patreon peeps asking about stuff like days and topics and whatnot.   So far the responses are encouraging and I think we will do it.   But only the patreon peeps will be invited.

 
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On saturday afternoon the patreon peeps will get in on a zoom call with me for "permaculture smackdown"

Post questions as a reply to this post.  And even better, show up for the call.   You can turn on your microphone, you can share your desktop, you can ask any questions you want.  You can even just hang out and do the chat thing.  Let's see if we can turn it into a regular thing.

The first smackdown will be just open Q&A.  I get the impression that some people want to talk about SKIP and PEP.  Some people want to talk about "the click".  

There were lots of votes for a chapter-by-chapter book review.   Maybe we can do that for our second show.  Shawn and I have read a lot of chapters of the book into podcast form - maybe we can do some of that.  Or maybe we can pick another book and do that.  Sepp's "desert or paradise"?

I will send out a zoom link on this patreon post thing.  Only patreon backers will see it.



Back either patreon thing for even a dollar to get in.

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In a couple of weeks we will start a chapter-by-chapter review of a book.  The choices are

  finish "Building a Better World"
  edible landscaping
  desert or paradise
  the sheer ecstasy of being a lunatic farmer
  ecotopia
  country life
  SKIP
  country comforts
  back to basics
  the $50 and up underground house book
  the hand sculpted house

You can vote here as much as you want, but the only votes that count are the votes in the podcast patreon thing.  Even if you put in $1 you can vote and participate.

 
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Desert or Paradise and The Hand Sculpted House are both coming up on my reading list, how fun!
 
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I posted a new animated video for the patreon peeps

https://patreon.com/pwvids

 
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Another new video is available to the patreon peeps for early access.  This one is about natural swimming pools.

And there is a new podcast for early access also.
 
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There is an excerpt from the new greenhouse movie up for the patreon peeps.  This video won't be released for quite a while (months?) - so a dollar into the patreon thing will give you access, plus all the other stuff.
 
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In a few days my patreon peeps at https://www.patreon.com/pwvids will get to see the results of the 2021 permies.com permaculture leadership maestro awards.  It will go up to the general public a few days after that.  this means that the people subscribed to my youtube channel will see the results next:  https://youtube.com/paulwheaton

 
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I am uploading the 11 minute long award ceremony video.  Only the patreon peeps backing http://patreon.com/pwvids will be able to see this video for the next week or so.  Therefore, only the patreon peeps will know who won the awards.

 
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The video is now viewable to patreon peeps.
 
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There are now three videos that the patreon backers have early access to:

   - the permaculture leadership maestro awards

   - the intro to the wofati greenhouse movie

   - the HUSP animation

 
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The intro to the wofati greenhouse movie is still for patrons only.  Probably will be for a couple more months.

Four new videos going up for patrons in the next day or two:

  - a fun note from willie smits
  - an animation showing different styles of putting posts in the ground
  - a video for replacing a rotten post in the berm shed
  - a really cool artsy video about eliminating carbon footprint

 
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People supporting http://patreon.com/pwvids can now see the upcoming "turbo tour" - a nine minute long video featuring about fifty things here at wheaton labs.
 
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Later today I will record a podcast with people from patreon about the building standards on the lab at wheaton labs.  I thought we could post here with ideas of what talking points we want to cover.  

Clearly, one of the talking points is about earthen roofs or green roofs.  Another is alternatives to wofati.  

Fence stuff
    go easy on galvinized stuff and paint

The four sections

A bike ped community

The gate vs. commuter job

What else?

 
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I recall there being a limit to the size of the solar array an ant could put on their plot.

Concrete is heavily frowned upon but what about 'urbanite'?
 
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Are there maximum square footage/dimensions to stay within when building a wofati or another structure? Would the size depend on the type of roof used? If there's a limit is there also a limit to number of buildings? A wood shed/tool shed seems like a good first building (following the SKIP progression), perhaps a root cellar, and then tackle the main house.

Rainwater collection systems- wasn't there an Ant in the past who tried collecting water from their earthen roof? Was that successful? Are there any options for this that would fit the standards, say a shed roof made from wood shingles that feeds into a gutter and a water tank? What might be options for preserving those wood shingles, would linseed oil be the main option, is there anything else?

Materials for John Hait's 'thermal umbrella': is there still a local source for recycled billboard material? Found one or two web sites which sold recycled billboard tarp which is hit or miss on supply. Is new material allowed if recycled can't be found? Are there any local organic straw sources selling smaller bales that could be used for the insulation layer, or are evergreen trimmings the only option (assuming those insulating 4x8 sheets must be out by default)? I saw large bales of rice hulls are sold, which when opened up are 90 cubic feet each but that's pricey, dropped shipped on pallets, and would probably be a hassle to use for this. Ever had several of those massive round straw bales delivered (assuming that's the only local organic option)? Any other options when it comes to the insulation layer? I'm thinking that if a person starts by thinning fuel wood to make a junkpole fence around their acre they should end up with plenty of plant material for that insulation layer though.

Used vs new windows/doors/building materials - does Missoula or surrounding areas have any ReStore type recycling centers? Building materials should obviously not have petroleum products, but what about used vinyl-clad windows? Custom windows were made for the greenhouse, is that a reasonable option for affordable windows? Glass can be ordered to make something custom, but a dual pane window made that way probably would have condensation issues.

Speaking of the greenhouse, it seems an attached greenhouse that can be kept warmer through winter would allow a graywater system to filter that water before it's fed into something like a mulch basin to feed thirstier plants, but handling water output in winter- should a person plan for a deep (5'-6') hole filled with mulch and other material to try to avoid freezing? In warmer months, some willows seem ideal for growing crafting materials. Hopefully this winter will be a case study for Allerton Abbey feeding the greenhouse system if anyone is living there year-round.

What are the plans for the new well and any cistern/water storage, will there be any water lines or distribution plans? Could a person install a water tank of say 300-500 gallons into their wofati earth berm and fill that if there will be water lines to gravity feed? Otherwise perhaps a smaller tank say in a truck bed that you fill from the well, then drive it to the house and empty it into a tank there?

What about black water/waste systems? Obviously there's the willow feeders, would/could a person have their own in their house, and then store those barrels the needed time where the existing ones are stored? What about other systems like humanure or anything else that involves smaller buckets/barrels for ease of handling? Edit: there was a question about types of organic foods allowed like say organic pea protein- so long as it's organic and packaging can be properly disposed of is a person good? The goal is to avoid persistent poisons in the output.

As more people arrive, perhaps a designated parking area by the gate would be established? Perhaps a simple shed-roof parking shelter to keep weather off the cars, keep them out of mud, and could be a surface to capture some rainwater (which maybe you could use to wash the bugs off the windshield etc)? Sort of like the berm shed minus the berm/wall?
 
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I was looking at the Patreon Podcast page and . . .

Dumb question . . . What’s an artifact? Is this a D&D reference I’m missing?
 
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In this case it should mean each podcast or video.

Edward Norton wrote:I was looking at the Patreon Podcast page and . . .

Dumb question . . . What’s an artifact? Is this a D&D reference I’m missing?

 
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Mark Brunnr wrote:In this case it should mean each podcast or video.



I knew it was a dumb question! Thanks Mark.

Hmmm . . . I wish there was a third option as I prefer weekly / monthly fees for budgeting purposes. I have a patreon monthly pot but it’s a fixed size. I’ll see what I can negotiate with the Mistress of Coin . . .
 
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Patreon offers the option of a max amount per month, so you can cap it that way.
 
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