Random Friday: What We Shall Read 2

Here is our current book reading queue: Queen of Candesce / Karl Schroeder Radio Freefall / Matthew Jarpe … and His Lovely Wife / Connie Schultz Coercion: Why We Listen to What “They” Say / Douglas Rushkoff The Assault on Reason / Al Gore Making Money: A Novel of Discworld / Terry Pratchett I Am … Read more

Random Friday: What We Bake 3

Cheesecake (Low carb, small portion) For crust, mix: 3 TBS almond meal (or very finely chopped dry-roasted unsalted almonds) 1/2 TBS melted butter dash cinnamon 1/2 TBS Splenda Press loosely in bottom (not sides) of small (12cm) springform cheesecake pan. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, let cool. For batter, mix: 1 8oz package cream … Read more

Talk Like a Pirate

Arrrrrr’, on this Talk Like a Pirate Day, we be presentin’ one of our previous logs in pirate-speak. Tip o’ me cap to this translator. (Pirate) WinChime RingTone: TracFoneV176 We be havin’ a TracFone v176 (GSM, Motorola) an’ wanted t’ add a WinChime ringtone t’ th’ handset, preferably at nay charge. Generate a MIDI File … Read more

Random Friday: What We Quote

“Software is hard.” Donald Knuth, “Selected Papers on Computer Science” “Two idiots meet, fall in love, they’re happy… briefly… and then all hell breaks loose. Happens all the time.” —Jeffrey on Romeo and Juliet, Slings and Arrows, Season 2, “Birnam Wood” “Don’t tell me you know how to make a bomb out of a stick … Read more

Tech Support 2

We tend to avoid real-time phone tech support in favor of e-mail and forums, but only because support calls don’t sound like this: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6h4m-UIfD8] link [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZozDKABxvw0] link2 Related Post: Tech Support

Flutter Chime

We found this unusual gravity-powered chime: video , info. The chimes are seen to flutter down the string. Note that the chime holes do not seem to be at 22% of chime length for optimum resonance, but appear to be closer to the end, perhaps necessary for flutter action. Previously: Big Chime, Building Chimes, Bike … Read more

When Time Stamps Go Bad 2

News.com reports Ohio electronic voting machines have privacy issues involving time stamps. “Two Ohio activists have discovered that e-voting machines made by Election Systems and Software and used across the country produce time-stamped paper trails that permit the reconstruction of an election’s results–including allowing voter names to be matched to their actual votes.” — Declan … Read more

Random Friday: What We Bake 2

Apple Struphdel similar to Apple Studel dessert, substituting phyllo dough 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp ginger powder 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp powdered cloves 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine 1/4 cup raisins, chopped 2 TBS sugar (we use Splenda) 1 tsp molasses 3 large apples (McIntosh preferred, or Granny Smith) 5 sheets phyllo dough, 9″x14″ … Read more