Today’s an interesting one. I’m saying goodbye to the office, co-workers and cubicle I’ve been at for almost six years. Today I’m a bit of a chair warmer, but it’s a relaxing, rainy day. Tomorrow I start my new job over in the Department of IT at the University of Missouri, Columbia. More on that [...]
Month: March, 2008
I’ve had to use windows more lately due to certain project requirements. When I last set up my machine, ubuntu was seeing more use, so I didn’t give windows very much disk space. Now it’s time to install a few more programs, and I’m down to my last gig on my windows partition. What to [...]
I ran across this egg post by Saul on Instructables. (He’s one of the founders) The other day I was up early to go off to the pool and help teach SCUBA – and I needed some protein. Yes, it’s totally possible and awesomely handy to make steam eggs with your espresso machine. It takes [...]
This won’t make a big difference in my published work, but in a couple of weeks I’ll be starting a new position within the University of Missouri system. I’m pretty stoked about it – it should definitely make for an interesting summer at the very least.
I added a new recipe to my collection. This is one of the best yet. Seared Tuna steaks with Ginger-Shiitake Cream Sauce. This stuff came out amazingly tasty! The only un-healthy bit is the cup of cream in the sauce – I’m going to look into a healthier replacement when I have time.
I finally put up some info on my inexpensive plumbing design for supplying water to my espresso machine. Total cost is around $20 with fittings and tubing.
I’m now the proud semi-owner of an Epilog Mini 24 Laser cutter. After some test cuts, I laser etched the trackpad on my laptop. Everything works great – I used two passes at 100% speed, 15% power to get the result. Here’s a short pictorial of the process.
Since I bought my house last year, I’ve been adding alot of new wiring. I put up a bit of info on the wiring job here.
I switched my blog/news updates software over to wordpress. Hopefully I can leave comments active – I got tired of spammers on the old software and disabled them completely after a while.
I picked up a Toshiba HD-A3. For the money it’s now the best standard def DVD scaler around. Mine came with a pair of free HD discs and a rebate for five more. Hopefully the rebate is still honored. If not, I’ll live since they were titles that I mostly have anyway. The HD-A3 required [...]