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  1. Another 2 man limit of walleyes today out of the Catt. Rougher than a cob out there today..... That lake is brutal.
  2. Walleye fishing out of the Catt has been pretty good lately. We've taken limits(24 fish total) the last 2 trips, fishing 75 - 85 feet of water. Wonderful eating!
  3. Alex Nylander, a Blackhawk? Who knew?
  4. Damn .....…. I was hoping he'd bring that aspect. I want to see some grit...….
  5. hsif

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    That's interesting...…. They also had a facility where the intentionally "blew-up" equipment, to study the effects of different explosion conditions. Any production requiring large volumes of solvent are obvious fire and explosion safety concerns. We would "donate" glass-lined reactors that were beyond useful life to those guys and they would have fun with them. Our G/L reactors used to mostly come from Pfaudler, another Rochester operation who will hopefully benefit from the Kodak "re-birth".
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    I worked at Kodak for 13 years up until 2005. My educational background is in Chemical Engineering. The beginning of my career there was spent maintaining/ upgrading equipment used for making pharmaceutical intermediates for Eli Lilly and Merck. I then did the same thing, only the equipment was used for manufacturing photo-chemicals used in film and paper products. The final part of my time was spent making emulsions and upgrading equipment used to make emulsions for color paper products. Indeed, Kodak has made pharmaceutical raw materials in Rochester, but it has been a very long time since doing it. The reactor systems required to manufacture these types of products have been decommissioned for years, and I sincerely doubt any systems that are on site will be used for the upcoming production. That's good..... it means investment to purchase RM and labor to install the systems required. The unique thing that the Rochester site provides is self-sufficiency in the form of electrical power and water, and a solvent handling/distribution system. These systems will probably all require upgrades. One of the huge challenges for the "new" Kodak will be waste disposal. There used to be an incinerator off Ridge Rd, where the overwhelming majority of waste products would be burned. It no longer operates, and I doubt that the permits required to operate it have been maintained. Pharmaceutical material production requires intensive use of solvents for washing products, and the volume of these waste solvents is large. Without the on-site incinerator, those costs will be very high and without government support, they would be prohibitive. There is no way Kodak could be cost competitive making these products without it. All the buildings I ever worked in were above ground, and I am unaware of any nuclear reactors...….
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/07/17/why-this-adorable-mouse-is-to-blame-for-the-spread-of-lyme-disease/ It's not always Bambi...... sometimes it's Mickey.
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    I'm headed to Montana in September to chase elk...... Looks like fun, eh? Although, this pic was from early November, and back when I was a real man. Rain + freeze + snow = misery. Hoping that the Montana covid numbers come back into line so I won't have to quarantine upon return.
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    Montana was added to the new listing...... 2 deaths yesterday....... 110 new cases (7-day avg.) on 2900 tests (7-day avg)..... or 3.8% positive on tests...... I don't understand the NYS hurdles. https://covidtracking.com/data/charts/all-metrics-per-state
  10. My wife and I did pretty well on perch this spring/early summer out of Hanover, Cattaraugus Creek. Almost 300 over 6 trips...… We deep fried 2 bags on Friday for a little party, and the stuff is so effin good with a cold beer …….. tonight is grilled walleye and yellow squash, and smoked taters. I'd love to know what the recipe is for a smoked whitefish salad...…. it would be tempting to smoke some walleye and try an experiment.
  11. Having a hard time finding seed potatoes...... I never knew eye inhibitor was a thing on store-bought taters. Elderberries are by far, easier to spot when flowering. I've located a couple of small bushes that will produce 3 or 4 pies.... but will purchase some from a fruit stand again this year. I planted 8 bushes at my house. This is the 2nd summer for the plants, and I'll maybe get a pie off them...... the funny thing was, that the plants flowered, but must not have pollinated...... there are very few berries compared to the flowers that were present, and the plants in my yard flowered WAY before the native elderberry plants I've seen around did.....
  12. not a radish eater...... but I'll try some spinach and potatoes.....
  13. I harvested all the softneck garlic and am now drying/curing it....... and just started pulling the hardneck out of the ground to dry/cure. The question I have for experienced gardeners is...... I've now got a 15' by 20' piece of dirt where the garlic was. Is there a crop I could plant now that would do well into the fall? Zone 6 Rochester. Potatoes? Cabbage? This weekend, I did buy a couple of the "magnum" tomato plants and put them in the garlic garden, more or less as an experiment to see how much they will produce going into the ground this late in the growing season.
  14. The standing O might be in the living room for a while....... which sucks.
  15. It's our (me and my wife) go to crust recipe now. I got it out of a Southern Homes magazine in a recipe for a "peaches n' cream" dessert. It makes great fruit/berry pies, and pot pies too............ nothing like a home made chicken pot pie.
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