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A settled nomad living on the edge of Appalachia. I love to listen to music, spend time with my family, and play sports. I'm lucky enough to write code for a living. I'm often accused of having no "filter" as I tend to overshare. I make beer on occasion and try to sample new beers whenever I can.$BillRawlinson

This is rambling and harsh but there is some painful truth in the end.

Chimney Sweeping?

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We have some pretty old fireplace inserts. Only one has ever been used so today we had it cleaned and inspected before we start using it ourselves. I don't think it had been used much by the previous owners of our house. Here is a photo of it before the sweeping.

Pre swept chimney

Here is the same chimney after being swept:

Pre swept chimney

I don't see much, if any, difference. But at least it's been checked out and is deemed safe to use. I did smell some soot but that could have been just from them vacuuming the bottom of the fireplace and cleaning out that ash.

Ignore the bits about Trump. Putin pretty clearly tried to suggest the US isn'tt the most powerful country in the world anymore.

Hoping I've reduced the excess noise of tweeting from my website ( which was really annoying to look at previously.

Note to self: a nightcap with musicians is more than one drink.

If dogs are capable of higher thought I'll bet they think, "Damn, hands sure do look useful"

I really should get off my ass and at least implement a basic version of my KnownUntappd plugin idea: