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by caithnesscrofter
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Came clean to boss
Replies: 46
Views: 2013

Re: Came clean to boss

helsbells, it is interesting that you say in your post that it isn't necessarily teaching that you have the prob with... But, with the way society operates and ultimately capitalism. Have you ever read any of john taylor gattos' books? When i was in school and then later pressured with going to univ...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: lyme disease, ticks & new film "under our skin"
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: lyme disease, ticks & new film "under our skin"

indeed, my cousin has had both negative and positive lyme tests! They find now that lyme disease cannot be ruled out on blood tests alone... For many reasons... Is the patient on steroids or other medications, have they recently been taking antibiotics including garlic! Have they had lyme so long th...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: lyme disease, ticks & new film "under our skin"
Replies: 5
Views: 328

lyme disease, ticks & new film "under our skin"

my cousin who is 33 years old is now into her 11th year of being so ill that she has been bedridden all this time and struggles to even sit upright for any length of time. She fell this ill overnite and was a very healthy girl before this. She spent 6 years with doctors telling her they had no clue ...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: draft consultation on scottish national planning policy.
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: draft consultation on scottish national planning policy.

aura, just google scottish gov and go to consultations... Scroll down to planning. Sorry urls on moby phones are a nightmare. Ina... Yes, i agree, all the policies are mere lipservice to their sustainability targets. Low impact development made it into previous policy because a few people shouted an...
by caithnesscrofter
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: draft consultation on scottish national planning policy.
Replies: 4
Views: 967

draft consultation on scottish national planning policy.

one week left to make your voice heard on the draft consultation for scottish national planning policy. Hugely disappointing there is no mention of low impact development eventhough this subject made it into previous nppg. If you think low impact development should be supported thru national policy ...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Planning Laws
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

Re: Planning Laws

Go to simon fairlies site Chapter 7 on the The land is ours website and he will give you a good idea of how to go about it.
by caithnesscrofter
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Pocket Rocket woodfired shower
Replies: 12
Views: 7898

Re: Pocket Rocket woodfired shower

coffee rocket is described in Ianto's book.... the book is highly recommended.. lots of ideas for different things.
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: off grid internet connections
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: off grid internet connections

tony, on that note. You dont really need the software for getting on the internet with a moby just the settings. I run linux and linux only and the nokia software is not compatible. For linux you get the app gnome ppp. Put in the correct settings and your away. These settings for every network are r...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: off grid internet connections
Replies: 2
Views: 676

off grid internet connections

currently, i use a nokia 6120c for my internet connection and the t-mobile flext plan. 85% of my surfing is done on my phone and the other 15% on my computer wired to my phone using it as the modem mostly for uploading and emailling/typing. It is slow, yes, the nearest 3g is 120 miles away so on gpr...
by caithnesscrofter
Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Lime course on Orkney.
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Lime course on Orkney.

There are currently free lime & clay rendering/plastering courses running on Orkney if anyone is interested. Will be too late for the one that starts tomorrow but, there are more. It is on the site of construction of a strawbale house with a turf roof. ORKNEY COURSES – FREE COURSES IN LIME AND CLAY ...
by caithnesscrofter
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:46 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Rain and more rain
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Rain and more rain

Well, here in Caithness, we've had an outstanding summer. Just enough rain to keep the plants happy with it being even a bit dry here and there. Plenty of sunshine and reasonable warmth for this far north. Can't complain up here at all this year.
by caithnesscrofter
Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Tomorrow's World (Computing and Tech)
Topic: Does Ish work on a mobile?
Replies: 9
Views: 2222

Re: Does Ish work on a mobile?

ive been using it on a nokia 6120c on t-mobile web n walk package for over a year and it works perfect. Using it this way right now on top of downloading and speed is fine! And i do not have 3g only gprs. Can even post photos. When i have enough power to run laptop. I run linux version ubuntu 8.04 h...
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Help with woodoven
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Help with woodoven

Hey Cheezy, If you've got access to subsoil at your lottie that should do. Don't worry, you don't need pure clay, you are looking for a good clay/sand mix. For an oven the size of mine for the first layer you need roughly 3 full wheelbarrows. This layer is 3-4 inches thick. Use the width of your han...
by caithnesscrofter
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Help with woodoven
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Re: Help with woodoven

Just noticed this thread today. I've helped build ovens before and am actually building one at the minute as we are working on an outdoor kitchen. The ones I was taught how to build are like the ones in Kiko Denzers book. I'm using old storage heater bricks for the floor of this oven.... http://lh5....
by caithnesscrofter
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Probably a long shot
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Probably a long shot

Would think so. I've got a wind turbine my mate made with a motor from an large office laser copier. Puts out 1.5 amps on a good blowy day so, I'd imagine a washing machine motor would be even more powerful!