This morning CBC News had a story about cleaning up Slave Lake, AB, razed by fire. One aspect is refrigeration equipment in Slave Lake being discarded because it contained spoiled food following a prolonged power outage. This is an extremely wasteful solution to a common problem. I have experienced it several times in my lifetime and there is a simple solution. Literally, the solution is a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate/baking soda in a litre of water. Put the solution in a sprayer and crack open the door of the refrigeration unit just far enough to spray the interior. Close the door and wait a minute. Repeat a few times. Finally open the door fully and spray down the interior thoroughly. This will neutralize the acidic/sulphurous gases that cause the odour making it an easy job to transfer the contents to garbage bags for disposal. A final spraying and rinsing and wiping of the interior will have it as good as new saving hundreds of dollars on the price of new equipment and a load on the landfill.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.