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I enjoyed your diary, thanks. Two comments :
  • The "sort of latch set that used to come with an aluminum door" looks exactly right, while "the latch set that came from China with the new door" somehow hurts my sense of aesthetics and appropriateness.
  • To all those who can't say enough about "Zen and the art of ...", may I suggest an absolute masterpiece, "The monkey's wrench" by one of the greatest, Primo Levi : when man-made structures acquire a life and a poetry of their own.
by balbuz on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 04:16:08 PM EST
First point, classic "form and function".

Secondly, thanks for the tip, Balbuz, I'll try and get my hands on a copy.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Fri May 25th, 2007 at 04:43:24 PM EST
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Yeah, those big brass levers are a bit tacky.  But getting nickel plating (our first choice) for the hardware was a special order.  But more important to this discussion is the mass involved.  This lockset must have weighed two kilos--it requires a big spring to hold the levers level.  So my point is that I got WAY more mass than I would have under "normal" economic circumstances.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"
by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat May 26th, 2007 at 02:47:44 AM EST
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