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  • I find this delightful paragraph in AM Costa Rica today (bear with me on this one): "Master's student Els van der Roest examined the possibility of combining devices for the gasification of toilet paper (step 1) with high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells, or SOFCs, able to directly convert the WTP-gas into electricity as the second step. The project's goal was to assess the...
    bernij@... Sep 18
  • My guy who is working then just hires another "my guy" who is not working in the neighborhood. It is quite simple really IMHO, Berni (way easier than dealing with a guy who thinks wacking a woman with a golf ball is funny) . . . sorry mods, I could not help myself . . . I am still absolutely fuming about the ramifications to civilization of such imagery . . . [Non-text portions of...
    bernij@... Sep 18
  • Hire a guy for 4 days - better better better. . . AND dig em up, these little bamboos won't be phased by inaccurate application . . . B just IMHO [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Sep 16
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  • Yea same thing here . . . though you need the fatter bamboos for this - I think the one in question is the skinny evil creeper . . . . B [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Sep 15
  • All the replies are good . . . dig it up! Now we have two clumps we wanted to keep . . . one is surrounded by 90 cm of concrete underground - that works if you can surround it. . The other we once fed diesel to an area where it threatens a building - I like the bamboo and the building. Berni [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Sep 12
  • remember not to kill these despite how testy they may be . . . . Berni [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Sep 3
  • Each year we do some work on the Borucan childrens christmas party via the good folks from Shelter from the Storm in Uvita. This year we are considering doing it differently and do a travelling Santa via various 4WD to multiple villages in the hills and outback of the zona sur. It would be pretty cool if we could find a 4WD ice cream truck for a couple of days - most people think...
    bernij@... Aug 31
  • I very much doubt it . . . if 100+DB moto exhausts remain pervasive who will give a rats to 5am bombas. Noise is peculiarly not considered socially unacceptable and most certainly "pets" have no voice on my street (I can't speak for yours). My decision years ago was simply to explain this cultural phenom to our visitors and sleep like a log, Berni [Non-text portions of this message...
    bernij@... Aug 17
  • I usually tell my guests that "we have the rebels in the hills under control" and not to worry too much, Berni [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Aug 15
  • Ron - you ask "Do home owners living in Costa Rican urban areas have a right to peace and privacy? " In my neighborhood "not a chance". And if we took all the chickens and dogs to court we'd probably not survive the consequences. IMHO Berni [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    bernij@... Aug 10