@firstname.lastname@example.org Interesting, indeed! It didn’t occur to me that other places organize it differently. I reckon, most clubs aren’t that huge anymore as they were back in the days. So this concept only works for collecting areas that aren’t very large, hence, smaller towns and villages. The places currently listed here are not super big: https://www.du-willkommen.de/altpapiersammlung.html
@email@example.com Hahaha, nice!
Nice April weather today with rain, sun, rain, sun, rain, sun, even a bit of hail, sun, rain, etc. We got rainbows twice today. But not as good as yesterday.
@firstname.lastname@example.org What a great scenery! And quite an adventure you got yourselves into. :-)
Sun and rain in combination is always great. Added 13 and 14.
Today’s hike was framed in light rain. And now it seems the sun is even coming out for a few minutes this evening. Quite some weird light, the sky turns tan.
@email@example.com I see. Via s-expressions I came across John McCarthy’s CBCL (Common Business Communication Language) and now I’m reading Paul Baran’s paper about The Future Computer Utility. Quite a fun excursion.
@firstname.lastname@example.org I really liked it. One or the other section might feel a bit dated, because it is. But that doesn’t hurt the overall experience at all. Currently, I’m continuing with the next one: https://www.defmacro.org/2006/06/19/fp.html So far I can recomment this one, too. Both are written in an entertaining style and I feel like I have a little bit better understanding of things than before. But some mental power is required to wrap my head around some sections I’ve noticed. It’s no mind candy. :-) But that’s good. I never worked with any real functional language before. All my FP experience is limited what other languages offer in that field.
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org G’day, overcast with tiny amounts of rain every now and then here, too. A grey heron visited a neighbor:
Today, I’ll finally have a look at Lisp. This nice introduction article waited in my browser tabs for many years I believe.
@email@example.com No, to my knowledge it ends up at the same place when collected with the commercial wastepaper trucks, too. We get some money from the recycling company for bringing it to them. The price per ton varies with the resource price on the market and when it rains some rate is subtracted to account for higher weight due to the water. Even though it’s quite some work, it’s also a fun activity.
At least over here it’s common that (larger) local clubs participate in these wastepaper collections. I reckon it originated in times where there were no commercial wastepaper trucks and municipalities had to organize something, so they asked their clubs to participate. I can’t really remember, but I think when I was a kid, wastepaper was 100% collected by volunteers. Nowadays we also have the wastepaper recycling trucks for the „Blaue Tonne“ (blue bin). I think in the past we as the scouts had two to three collections a year, now it’s only one.
This time was very bad timing. The blue bins were emptied the same week, so there was only half the material of regular collections. The volunteer run dates are planned by the town hall and apparently not synchronized with the recycling company’s schedule.
@firstname.lastname@example.org Oh, interesting. The axis are aligned again. Never thought about that before.
@email@example.com Yeah, everything has a flipside.
@firstname.lastname@example.org It’s going to be recycled. We brought to the local wastepaper recycling plant.
@email@example.com Hahaha, that sums it up pretty well! No idea, these crocheted hearts just appeared out of nowhere. In January there was only one, however, it’s gone in the meanwhile. Now we saw these four about 100 meters from where the first one was. They’re kinda looking nice. If their goal is to spread some joy they certainly have accomplished their mission.
@firstname.lastname@example.org A cool dog in a beautiful landscape. Awww.
Today was wastepaper collection with the scouts. We were fairly short on manpower, but luckily there was also quite little wastepaper to collect this time. My team found a paper mâché cow head at the beginning and we had to use it as a mascot on our truck. :-)
Afterwards we welded a steel frame for a new sink in our material store. We just used spare tent poles that were laying around unused for years.
That was an awesome project, sure, total overkill, but we had really good fun. Unfortunately, we ran out of time. We couldn’t paint the thing as it was still way too hot.
@email@example.com Cool, that looks nice! I also like the surrounding landscape a lot.
Spring is there with 18°C. We’ve seen a hare today. It must have been years when I saw the last one. The photo quality is horrible, but oh well. On the other hand, the firebug turned out heaps better than I could have hoped for.
@firstname.lastname@example.org That’s really cool!
@email@example.com Ha, nice little worm. I’ve actually never seen a baby snake, not even a film or photo of one. Really cool!
@firstname.lastname@example.org Absolutely, I’m all for it! :-)