Hottub Troubleshooting Guide

There are two reasons for low salt. Use the “Options” to check the salinity. If the salinity says low – the tub either needs salt or the cartridge unit is failing.

Add 1/3 cup of salt. This should meaningfully increase the conductivity. If it doesn’t then it means the cartridge is failing. Replace the cartridge and see if the salinity is different than from the old cartridge. If the salinity didn’t change, put the old cartridge back in – it’s still good.

Whenever you add water you will need to put in a Vanishing-Act ball for about 24 hours. This absorbs calcium which preserves the cartridge.

There are 2 partially used Vanishing Act balls in the hottub box. Just drop them in and leave them for 24H.

Issue Solution Qty & Notes
cloudybright & clear1 Tbsp + clean filters @ 2h
frothypH down1 Tbsp
greenpH down1Tbsp
stinkychlorine shock1 Tbsp
Red Flash lightPower Wash FiltersUntil Clean
low wateradd water & Vanish actabove lights
floatersscreen meshuntil clean

Yobit Token Theft

Yobit is a crytpocurrency exchange. They have recently begun a marketing campaign to mint coins. They have effectively stolen over 8 million coins from my account.

I have repeatedly contacted them with no meaningful response from support.

  • DGB (and all other) wallets in maintenance mode
  • DGB purchase creates a new wallet
  • The new wallet 100% functional. Transfer off works proving that DGB wallet code is functional
  • Cannot transfer between old and new DBG wallet – the old wallet is disabled and coins are inaccessible (stolen)
  • DBG in old wallet remains inaccessible – likely stolen
Video showing Yobit steals altcoins.

Screenshot showing REPEATED attempts to get support.

This video illustrates:

  1. All altcoin wallets in maintenance mode
  2. Proof that “Maintenance Mode is a scam”
  3. NO Response to Tickets – 4 months

Proof of Scam:

Trading Plan

Play the Manipulation Plan:

ActionStrike% of Trade CapitalCondition 1Condition 2Entry ~TimeExit ~TimeYield Fantasy% probability of loss
MSFTBuy Call Exp 6/19~10% Above the Money10%US10Y
Stable or Rising
SPX Stable for 1h12:30 p to 1:45 p
Fri Jun 12
12:30 p to 1:45 p
Tue Jun 16
XLFBuy Call Exp 6/19samesamesamesamesamesame15x25%
AGBuy Call Exp 6/19samesamesamesamesamesame0-15x35% see Ag note

Predicted Scenario

  • The FOMC announcements (Last Wednesday) results in a sharp drop starting 1 days prior to Powell speaks. Incomprehensible incompetence triggers loss of confidence. Which tends to end about 2 days later, usually Friday. This triggers 2 sell waves in addition to the organic weekend-exit wave.
  • Sell Wave-1: Thurs observed a 5.8% drop in S&P as SPX – Incompetence Spook phase.
  • Sell Wave-2: Margin calls trigger to and cause a 2nd sell wave which peaks Friday AM.
  • Sell Wave-3 Drop spooks traders who won’t hold over a weekend.
  • Selling triggers strong anti-drop engagement by PPT.
  • Weak hands all flushed. The stunned and afraid are all out.
  • Bottom on Friday afternoon when the FED starts buying 10Y debt & yield stabilizes. Why? Stabilized Yield halts the stock-price decline. No particular effect on stocks yet – but selling stops & floor is set.
  • This is the buy-signal – but only on stable 10Y Yield.
  • Weekend. Fed prints a shit-ton of $ and Plunge Protection Team kicks into high gear late Friday Afternoon across all exchanges. Stealth stabilizes price and prices gently increase. Mon AM – watch NIKKEI, HANG SENG, FTSE 100 & DAX as time-machine that generally leads NYSE. Up is good.
  • Monday-shock Fed riggers pump $$$. Watch NFLX, (lowest cap FANG), for rise. Usually for gap-up, which tells SPX higher as FED-net buys aggressively.
  • Monday PM. The world hasn’t ended. Buying ramps.
  • Tues AM. Greed kicks in.
  • Exit calls Tues PM, Hold on release of news good (China Deal & other BS) Exit on drop in 10Y yield drop EU & Asia indexes.
  • Downside: 30% max loss
  • Upside-10x to 1 trade yield.
  • Estimated Success Probability ~60%

Selection Criteria

Selection Basis. These picks are based essential need of the FED to avoid a massive system crash due to banking system failure multiplied by the 3 wave dip-leverage.

They exploit reverse-risk-leverage. The FED is terrified of massive system failure – and sign weakness in the banks will trigger the big one. They have nothing to do with quality of the underlying stocks – only the urgent need of the FED to avoid any sign of weakness.

AG: Yield on AG heavily dependent on real Ag (NOT AG) market. Very amplified leverage driven by emergent fear of COMEX silver short delivery failure. No apparent stress on these due to threatened prosecution of JPM for RICO. News of RICO action will amplify this yield. Fear operators: If silver blows BlackRock, JPM, Citibank, BOA fail. Double Down on JPM Prosecution news.

XLF: Low interest rates are normally death for banks. The banking sector is ridiculously propped up. The FED dumps Massive $$$ into banks to inhibit awareness that they are walking dead. XLF is massively leveraged and the FED cannot allow any perception of weakness in the banking sector which would prompt fear of credit freeze & massive crash. Fear Factor: Banks in general. Linked to Society Generale, JPM, Citibank, BOA…

MSFT Selection: Bastard sibling of the FANG stocks. More leverage than actual FANG stocks due to lower price, but moves in tandem. Higher yield on options than with FANG sticks. Fear Factor: FED must protect face by propping up tech sector, aka FANG, else exposure of mass systemic failure.


FOMC Meeting Schedule 2020

Jan 28-29

Fed announces & stocks drop sharply. Note the rise is followed by return to near baseline within 3 days as stocks are pumped.
Fed Pumps NFLX aggressively the week prior FOMC to avoid weakness in FANG stocks anticipating bad news. Note sharp drop at press release, then return to near normal to stabilize.

March 3

March 15

April 28-29

  1. Sharp drop at meeting announcement
  2. Bottom same day
  3. Pushed back to baseline
NFLX Drop & Return to baseline pattern. Illustrates Fed pressure to push using FANG stocks
FED props up bank stocks all along

June 9-10

  1. Market anticipates negative rate announcement
  2. Financial stocks sell off
  3. Expect FED to support
  4. Reserve requirements abandoned
  5. Massive non-payment of mortgages, car loans and credit cards
Chart showing probable rebound in Financial sector after Fed announcement June 9. Loss of normal revenue for banks is apparent. DB is a bubble. Fed likely motivated to buy indexes to support bank prices.
4 day NFLX pump prior to FOMC meeting followed by sharp drop. Next step is probable rebound of NFLX to prop up.

July 28-29

Sept 15-16


Entered XLF & AG Fri AM during Fed Pump. Overpaid. Should have let the pump wave pass & bought in later in day during dip.

Sat Update – Alt News cycle starts to echo 2Q instability in Banking Sector. Predicted Fed response is to inflate Bank Stocks to project stability. Repos go to 4.3T to keep banks in business. Only choice appears to be to pump $$ into banks. Fed has $700B in rainy day funds to use in next 2 weeks. [Prop up the banks?]


6:26 Brace for something big
2Q end – Brace for Big Event

Strategy is to hold XLF pending Mon/Tues liquidity pump to lift Banks, etc. Normally these events would push market down, but will be used as cover to push insane amounts of liquidity into banks, $700B. I predict this will appear as a large boost to equity prices in the financial sector.

Hold AG. The boost to Banks will enable partial liquidation SLV shorts. This will enable SLV to rise, and Ag likely to react to normal buying from safe-asset buyers. Price likely to rise Wed/Thur next. Planned Thurs afternoon per recurring Thursday afternoon Silver Smackdown.

Note how the China Trade Deal was Floated again:

RERA should be restricted within the easement

The CCIOA Act defines “Common Elements” as real estate explicitly owned or leased by an association. [Case law later expanded this definition to include any property which is commonly used within a community.]

“Common elements” means:(a) in a condominium or cooperative, all portions of the condominium or cooperative other than the units; and(b) in a planned community, any real estate within a planned community owned or leased by the association, other than a unit.
An easement is not real estate. It cannot be considered a “Common element” within the statutory definition.
As worded – the declaration suggests the road itself (true real estate) is to become a Common element – and thus RERA appears to seek title to real estate that it does not own.
The community must be sensitive to this because the CCOIA requires “Filing the declaration in the same manner as a deed”.
The only legal description in the “Declaration” encompasses the entire road association area, thus enclosing, possibly claiming, all of our properties.
Any filing that could ever be interpreted to assert a claim of ownership on our real estate would soil title of every landowner in the area. PERFECT clarity of the legal definition of any assigned “property” is essential in any such filing.
Note also that RERA does not, and can never meet the statutory requirements to be or ever become a CCIOA.
It was incorporated too late, 1988. § 38-33.3-301. Organization of unit owners’ association. A unit owners’ association shall be organized no later than the date the first unit in the common interest community is conveyed to a purchaser.
§ 38-33.3-201 (1) A common interest community may be created pursuant to this article only by *recording a declaration executed in the same manner as a deed and, in a cooperative, by **conveying the real estate subject to that declaration to the association.
*The language “recording a declaration executed in the same manner as a deed” appears to mandate a declaration of ownership of property to the Association.
Assigning a deed requires three elements, 1) an assignor, 2) an assignee, and 3) proper legal description of the property being assigned.
The only legal description within the “Declaration” describes several square miles of property belonging to 150+ landowners.
Only the 1) assignor, as signatory, is included declaration submitted for our review.
This is why I used the language “Blank Check” to describe “Declaration”. Neither the recipient, nor the amount(property) is described in the legal Declaration.
**If you were to argue we are a cooperative, which we are not, RERA was never conveyed any real estate.
Since the CCIOA would be invalid from it’s inception, so would any protections from liability from CCIOA would void. *******************
RERA does possess title to an easement for road maintenance.

Chipcrete Experiment


A section of my 2000 square foot floor.

This experiment is in search of an affordable floor.  At 2000 sq/ft, a 4 inch thick floor is about 25 yards, 3  truckloads of concrete, about $3K in concrete, delivered.

A week rental on a concrete sander prices out at about $1000.

So – the hard DIY price on a sanded concrete floor is $4k.  Since I have a mountain full of dead wood – maybe I can find a cheaper solution… Continue reading

3D Model – Sketchup Download

Hi All:

House-v28-34x76bI’ve had a lot of requests for our 3D model.  The model is very accurate and has been used as a working reference in every stage of the build so far.  The square footage is about 4500.  The greenhouse is about 900 sq ft, and 16,000 ft cubic foot.

If the budget holds, the final construction cost will be between $25 & $30 per square foot – which is the least expensive residential code compliant home built in Colorado in a good many years.

For the uninitiated you can download sketchup here.  It’s an excellent free program formerly from google, and now owned by a Boulder company.

Thursday March 20 is a site tour.  We’ll be arriving about noon.  If you want to check it out – just follow the directions above.  Here is a series of views exported from the model.


A Big Gl ass Wall

Hi All:

We’ve been way busy getting to dry in.  All have done a super job.  We have a hard windy day ahead with cold weather on heel.  So pardon the terse.

First Electrical Inspection

This video shows how to install wiring in a flat roof that has no crawl space.  There are a few requirements:

  1. Don’t staple on edge or damage wire
  2. No sharp bends, corners less than 5x wire diameter
  3. Tacks every 4.5 feet or less
  4. Put the wire where you won’t put a screw through it

Awesome Bread !

Check out this loaf of bread brought up by the Bensteins !

Good Eatin’ !


Making News


Me kissin’ Linda standing on the pile of lumber we cut for the house.

Monday morning we awoke to our picture on top half of the front page of the newspaper.

Who ever thought me smoochin’ on Linda would be newsworthy – let alone front page material. You can check out the article at the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

The build is proceeding very well.  We’re on the move…