Gardening: Beginning an Indoor Plant Growth Project

For a while I’ve been wanting to grow a variety of plants indoors and very soon I will be starting a project to do exactly that. I’m going to start with a very rudimentary setup using a CFL lamp on a timer. In time I hope to automate the system and add a lot of cool features. Though the central goal is to grow some stuff in the house, this project is also a way for me to pursue a number of other things that interest me. More on that later. See below a basic sketch of what I intend to begin with. There isn’t much to it, mostly I just want to get a few seedlings going to get a feel for plant growth since this is really my first attempt.
Sketch of starting plant growth rig

Sketch of starting plant growth rig

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Nicolas Cage Research Part 2 – Good or Bad Actor?

79662 Due to his strange style and eclectic choice of films Cage has attracted considerable criticism and has become a point of controversy for many. There are certain questions that recur in conversation, in the news and across the internet:
  • Is Nicolas Cage Immortal?
  • Is Nicolas Cage a Vampire?
  • Why is Nicolas Cage everywhere?
  • Is Nicolas Cage part of the Illuminati?
We’ll skip over all of these for the moment (the answer to all is ‘yes’) and focus on one question in particular:
  • Is Nicolas Cage a good or a bad actor?
This is a difficult question to answer since it is largely a matter of opinion. There is no checklist one must fulfill in order to become either a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ actor so there is no real metric that will answer this question conclusively. There are countless ways to try and reach a reasonable answer. Two of them, each with conflicting outcomes are presented here.
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Nicolas Cage Research Part 1 – Career in Retrospect


“I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.”

Nicolas Cage

  Nicolas Cage is a man who has in recent decades made a name for himself acting in a long list of movies from a wide variety of genres. Rightly or wrongly he has risen to the forefront of popular culture and his name is now one of the most well known actors of our time. But who is the man really? In this series of posts we’ll be delving into Nicolas Cage’s career by way of statistics gathered from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes and Box Office Mojo. This post will look at basic descriptive stats and an overview of his career to date to provide a bit of background for upcoming posts. Future posts will seek to answer some of the nitty-gritty questions about Nicolas Cage that have been raised by popular culture, the author’s friends/colleagues or the internet. These will be answered in the most rigorous way possible given data constraints. Some insights into where Cage might be going next are also presented but they are of course entirely speculative.
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