I got some turmeric powder on carpet. How do I get it off? Tried some dish soap and a random enzyme based pet stain remover and I don’t think it did anything.
Looks like turmeric is the king of impossible stains 😬

We have a guy coming out to try a professional thing, and after that I’m going to try, in order:

1. Molly’s suds
2. Resolve
3. Oil to dissolve
4. Bleach

This is a rental, so if I can’t get it out, I guess I pay.
Stain removal is unfortunately non-ergodic so order of things you try should ideally be in order of increasing effectiveness so failed methods don’t make it worse.

Somehow this shit really stresses me out. It’s like a car accident in stress terms.
California law apparently treats rental carpets as having a 10-year life and non-normal-wear damage = you can be charged fir pro-rated residual life. Anyone have experience with what landlords charge fir carpet damage? Only for oath replacement or whole room?
Turmeric is demon stain. Trying experiments on a rag. Baking soda just turns it orange. Oxiclean turns it red.

Will try alcohol too.

I’m not hopeful.
People who think living with it is an option clearly haven’t rented in a while
Likely moving out of this place in a few months
That’s it. Blocking anyone who makes lazy “baking soda and vinegar” suggestions or the “stain the rest of the carpet” jokes 🤬

I have suffered what will likely be lifelong trauma security-deposit + more here. Enough to make me consider home ownership. Stain sufferers unite!
So much schadenfreude in the world. Bastards.

Making a list of names in my little black book for revenge. One day, you’ll be the one with the turmeric stain and I’ll be the one laughing AND NOT SHARING MY STAIN-FIGHTING SECRETS. 💀💀
Ok pro guy didn’t really know what he was doing. He tried using pros choice red which you use along with a wet towel and hot iron. Reversed the slight reddening due to previous use of baking soda but otherwise did nothing. Back to square 1 proschoice.com/phone/red-1.ht…
This is Ph 7 ammonium hydroxide plus some other stuff.

From a video I watched this is the approach for artificial color not plant based. Video used reducing bleach.

He only charged for gas to come out since he couldn’t get it out.

We’re now on my own. Molly’s suds next.
Now in the Walter White zone of suggestions. Breaking Bad Yellow. Toluene sounds a few nitros away from TNT 😂
This resource doesn’t list turmeric in the index and also says plant based may be impossible
Waiting for Molly’s sports suds to be delivered tomorrow, a glycerin based detergent someone said worked on turmeric. Stay tuned. After that, straight glycerin and detergent. Then H202+UV. Then alcohol. This saga of doom will unfold over the next week or so.

Stay tuned.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Venkatesh Rao (田 )

Venkatesh Rao (田 ) Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @vgr

8 Jan
Noticing: Businesses are burning out. Not just employees. Increasingly too exhausted to think about stuff that’s >1y horizon stuff like product roadmaps, business models, sound capital management. 2+ years of relentless full attention on ops firefighting, morale, retention, HR.
Lots of discourse about employee conditions seem to assume the executive level is somehow immune and pursuing its old agendas with terminator-like relentlessness. Nope. Nobody is immune, so neither are emergent egregore things.
IQs in the executive suite seem to have dropped like 30 points through the pandemic, horizons have contracted from years to months. Morale is poor.
Read 6 tweets
7 Jan
Just had an interesting exchange in @yak_collective discord that led me to the idea that in trad economics, money implies ledgers, but in blockchain economics, ledgers imply money. Or in expanded form: monarch implies money implies ledgers vs anarch implies ledger implies money.
It’s a bong-rip grade thought but I’m serious. If you look at how exactly the algorithms bootstrap trust from trustless (byzantine). conditions, you realize that a reified thing like money pretty much has to emerge. But the more there is initial trust, the weaker the emergence.
Read 5 tweets
3 Jan
Hate to add complexity to what's already a complex roadmap for @RoamResearch but strikes me that it's an ideal product to Web3ify as early as possible. Wallet sign-ins and token-based access control are kinda brain-dead obvious roads to go down. @Conaw at least put a scout on it
@RoamResearch @Conaw And the block is a natural pre-NFT unit too. Maybe if you own the NFT for a block, you get rights to everything that mentions it or something.
@RoamResearch @Conaw It's also natural to manage syncs and stuff through an internal extremely low-cost L2
Read 4 tweets
3 Jan
10x difference in vax/unvax hospitalization rates appears to continue to be true for omicron? Even if mortality rate is low due to omicron being milder, I’m guessing hospitalization rate implies more long Covid and other issues?
This is turning into one of the great natural experiments of our time.

Including an experiment in limits to persuasion on the persuader side. It’s clear most vaxxers have given up trying to persuade even friends/family.
We’re also seeing a cousin to preference falsification emerge I think… behavior falsification: getting vaccinated on the DL to avoid losing face or something.
Read 12 tweets
2 Jan
It’s al fun and games until you run out of blue pills
The least realistic part of matrix resurrection is the idea that the blue pills are centrally supplied by the matrix. Basic conspiratorial mistake. Blue pills are 80% a home brew cottage industry.
Some bulk raw materials are centrally produced, but most blue pills are home-made to a personal improvised prescription based on a tacit consensus recipe agreed upon by the 3-4 closest people to any individual
Read 8 tweets
1 Jan
Emoji meme quiz. How many can you get? Add more questions in replies if you can think of them.

I’m getting more useless by the minute
Read 28 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!