This Might Put an End to People Leaning on Walls

It seems that Architect Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a way to grow “bricks by combining sand, bacteria, calcium chloride and urea, all easy-to-come-by materials.”

According to the link, urine has also been found to be a good source of hydrogen (the battery fuel is not so useful it seems).

Soon plumbers will be making lots of money retrofitting bathrooms to save the urine!!

The Aesthetics of Roofing

Debby and I went to the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show today.  All of the usual were there:  several exhibitors giving away a houseful of windows, plenty of exhibitors promising a dry basement, lots of landscapers and lawn care providers.

New for me (we haven’t been to a Home/Garden show in a few years) was the latest in metal roofing.  Several vendors were pushing metal roofing coated with the same ceramic granules that asphalt shingles are coated with.   So the high end, expensive metal roof is made to look like the cheapest available roofing product.

By this logic, the next advance in siding will be made to emulate vinyl siding.

A shudder went down my back as I typed that last sentence.