RIP Tonka

Went to her 3 PM appointment at the vet. They gave her a shot to calm her down, basically makes her sleep. Then they murdered her with the other stuff.

She knew something was happening today. At my mom’s, she got on the couch more then once. One time she got in my lap.

At the vet she was upset, pacing, and got her upper body in my lap once or twice. The drug finally calmed her down.

People might be able to hear me cry now. She thinks I’ll see Tonka again. I doubt it.

Probably won’t live much longer from now.

She was the only reason I didn’t leave my body a long time ago. Now, I have zero purpose, zero dog.

I hanged her callar up, no idea how that’s supposed to make me feel better.

This is basically the worst day of my life. The last dog I grew up with.

This might be called hyperventilating. The crying got more intense, just like I thought it would.

She was the only reason I was happy. Now, she’s gone, forever.

You could say she was scared. She didn’t understand any of this.

Now, I get to cry, till I die. That might be a long time. I didn’t get to keep her at home, so I already missed her. Now, I never get to take her home.

Giant ATX 3 disc

Pictures here. I’m to lazy to share one image, and then copy the smaller image URL.

Got a bike today, she said she’d pay for half, so I’ll give her $300, a little more then half.

Bicycle Butler is way better then Wheel Sport. Wheel Sport doesn’t ask you where you plan on riding it or anything.

The sales people at Bicycle Butler are knowledgeable about bikes. I wouldn’t listen to a sales person for a TV, they know shit about what they are talking about. You’ll mostly get Samhung is better then everybody else, or something like that.

We went there yesterday, to see what they have, she told them where I’d mostly be riding, he wasn’t there today, some lady helped us. And one of the bikes he suggested, I test rode, not very far, just needed to see how it felt. Feels great, and I can actually peddle. Did the motor on the old bike make it harder to peddle? I was able to peddle up a small hill, not really a hill, only if you are on a bike. Peddling up that on my old bike, was painful. You can actually lose weight with this bike, as it’s the best bike I’ve ever owned.

If peddling is hard, you won’t lose weight. You could use the motor on the old bike, but what’s the point? Just makes it even more a target for a thief.

This bike cost more then the Haro. When I need a tuneup, I know where I’m taking it, Bicycle Butler.

For some reason, on the bag the instruction manual is in, somebody wrote ATX 2 on it, but I’m pretty sure it’s 3, there’s a 3 on the bike.

No pain on my wrists or whatever was hurting last time I rode my sold bike. Probably still need gloves, my hands got super sweaty, you might crash with sweaty hands.

No motor will be put on it, I don’t know how to do that, and I don’t want to spend the money to do so.

Not rebuying the lens I sent back. Don’t want to send another one back, if it breaks after barely using it. It’s possible they will say I broke it, and therefore no refund. I’ll only have two payments for the bike, $150 when I get a refund, and $150 on the 1st.

If it is the same one as the below link, then it’s a 2020 model.

More info on the bike on Giant’s site.

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Nice, they might get more money soon. Another slab maybe. I’m just lazy, I have to setup a backup to copy everything to it. No more waiting for me, when upgrading, ordering new stuff, etc.

I’m lazy, so I’ll just keep paying my bill every month. Until I get unlazy. Need to setup my own Mastodon server. But I’m to lazy to do that too.

Meike 6.5mm f/2.0 Micro 4/3

It might be a good lens, if you can get it in focus. Was stiff, now I have to squeeze it to change focus. Before you could just turn it, now you have to apply pressure to change the focus.

If you have weak wrists, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Make sure you turn the IS to 8mm, or off. Otherwise, every picture will be blurry.

Somebody else, had the same problem, the focus ring got loose. If, only I had a box to send it back in. She threw a box out last time she cleaned, that I could of used.

They shipped it in a shitty envelope. So tape it back together? Give them even shittier packaging.

Adorama sucks. They don’t respond to selling quotes, to sell something to them, and they ship in shitty packaging.

Optically, it’s fine, but the focus ring is shit. Now, I have to send it back.

Venus Optics Laowa 4mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Micro Four Thirds does that lens work? Costs more, but you can order from B&H, or pre order.

Printing the return instructions + label, maybe. Printer paused. Clicked the button, and it printed.

I’m lazy, so I’ll have UPS package it for me, might have to pay.

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Defishing sort of works. The colors are better in the first image. Better to edit the JPG then the RAW file then. If you are to lazy to figure out how digiKam works. Looks like, I might need to update that too. My lens isn’t in it’s database.

Instead of doing it manually, use the Samyang 7.5mm auto correction, on the JPG of course.

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Nesco® 600-watt Top Mounted Food Dehydrator with Timer FD-79

Set it for 4 hours at a time, next time 8 hours, maybe pat the jerky after 4 hours. The trays don’t get that hot, didn’t know that. And there wasn’t much oil or whatever on the jerky, not till after 4 hours.

That was four hours, already drying out. If you want to check to see if it’s done, take jerky out, let it cool down, and then try bending it. There’s more info on Google, it should be leathery, and shouldn’t break.

It’ll be done drying/cooling off at 11 PM. The jerky is stacked on top of each other, with paper towels between each row. Probably should of put something on the top to push down on the top layer.

Tastes fine, not 100% sure it’s done, but it’s been 8 hours. Article I read said to dry at 145F. But the instructions say 160F, which is what I did.

The food dehydrator my sister has, must be crap for jerky. It cost less, currently $58 or something on Amazon, spend $22 more, and get this one, it’s better, and if there’s a Bed Bath & Beyond near you, you can buy it at the store.

You can expand it to 12 trays, there’s a $100 one on Amazon, same brand, that you can extend to 20 trays. Probably takes a long ass time to dry 20 trays of jerky.

I’d rather have two of the $80 ones extended to 12 trays each. Might be faster then one 20 tray one, and you get two machines, if one dies, you still have one.

Might of needed more seasoning, or let it soak longer. Probably just needed more salt. Tastes very similar to what my mom made in the oven, but maybe not as hard to chew.

Got the Wolfenstein: Youngblood demo installed on my Switch. Installing the update, then the DLC demos. I wonder how shitty it looks on the Switch.

I think you can only buy it at Bed Bath & Beyond, and directly from Nesco®. It costs $100 at Nesco®, you might as well get the expandable to 20 trays one on Amazon for $100.

You can restart it after clicking stop, just click it again. I think if it runs out of time, and you hold the button, it resets it to whatever you ran it at.

No on/off switch or button, best to unplug it when not in use, if somebody bumps the start button somehow, you’ll be drying nothing.

There’s a cheaper food dehydrator on Amazon, the Hamilton Beach 32100A, it’s digital too, currently under $50. Probably takes longer to dry with that one, and you have to wait a day or two to get it. And I didn’t want the cheapest one this time, not the most expensive, right in the middle.

I was going to buy the better brand, but I don’t think it’s really worth it, even the refurbished one.

If this one lasts a while, then it was worth it. Don’t buy the $40 one from Bed Bath & Beyond, not digital, and it’ll probably die after the second or fourth try, look at the reviews.

You get a nice recipe book with the Nesco®. I used this jerky recipe.

Can’t figure out if it’s overcooked or not done. Wouldn’t make sense for the bottom to be done, but the other trays not done.

I think whoever cut it, screwed up. Seems over dried, the outside is really hard on a lot of it. If you scrape that off, you could probably bend it. Might be crumbling apart on the outside.

I’ll get meat somewhere else next time I buy meat, there’s more meat in the freezer.

Might get sick if it’s not done. I could stick it all in the oven, probably make it even harder.

Here you go. I put two paper towels in a Tupperware with it. I’ll save the bag, it’ll be on the counter till tomorrow. If the jerky isn’t as dry, then I’ll put it back in the bag, otherwise, another night with two more paper towels.

Might of been done after four hours. If so, I can cook two batches a day.

You’ll never buy beef jerky again

Unless it’s homemade. She made some in the oven, using similar spices to this recipe. She cooked it in the oven, I bought a food dehydrator a couple days ago. The $80 one from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Got meat and the spices from that recipe today, the only thing different is my pepper, don’t know what the difference is, so I just used the pepper I already have, didn’t buy the other pepper. The meat isn’t flank steak, almost four pounds of round steak or something, that was cut for Carne Asada, Winco doesn’t have a area with meat behind the counter, but they did have round steak cut for Carne Asada. She used the Carne Asada from My Fresh Beaver Basket. It can take 15 hours according to the instructions for the dehydrator.

Took me thirty minutes to prepare the meat, had to cut fat off, and cut some in half. Didn’t get all the fat off, the jerky she made, I ate almost all of it in one day. I had a stomach ache. Finished it off in the morning.

I bought some giant zip lock bags. Since it’s almost four pounds, I used twice as much of everything. Probably didn’t mix it up good enough, in the zip lock bag. I’ll know tomorrow, it’ll be in the fridge overnight. That article says you only have to leave it in the fridge for thirty minutes. But it’s past 9 PM. I don’t want to wake up every four hours to check it. The least amount of time is four hours, so I’ll set it to four hours each time. Well, maybe not after 8 hours.

It has a timer, but no on/off switch or button. I think it turns off after the time is up, does that mean you have to unplug and plug it back in to get it back on? If you are fast enough, you can reset the timer.

Says to pat the meat while drying too. Don’t really need it to last a month, I’ll eat it all in a day or two. The meat that doesn’t fit on the food dehydrator, will be going in the freezer.

This beef jerky will cost around $33. The meat was $15. I’ll get meat somewhere else next time, maybe flank steak, like that article says to use. Flank steak is around $7 a pound at Winco, so four pounds would cost $28. Actually, don’t do that, it might taste even better, and you’ll be spending more then.

Eggers will probably cut it for you. I’m to cheap to buy a food slicer. I did buy a thing that’ll let you slice vegetables, like sweet potatoes, for the dogs. I forgot to buy the sweet potatoes, I was going to dry them, and use it as dog treats. More like she would be using it as dog treats. Unless they taste good, and I eat it all.

If you want good beef jerky, but have no oven or food dehydrator, buy some from Eggers, their pepperoni sticks are good. So, I’m guessing their jerky is too.

Eggers meat is good, but not as good as mine.