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 [...]
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 [...]
I’ve started down the path of wine geekery. I’ve been enjoying wine for some time, but this year I decided that it’s time to get to know my wine. It’s an odd passion/hobby that combines geography, chemistry, quirks of nature and an excuse to hang out with my beautiful wife or just good friends. Even [...]
After nearly of year of downtime, my espresso machine is finally back up. It took me quite a while to figure out what was wrong. Mainly, I just didn’t want to consider that the heat exchanger had failed inside the boiler. Once I determined that it was probably the boiler, it took me several months [...]
Between the house, hack-a-day, defcon 15 and work, it’s been nuts. I finally started to recover some of my workshop space from all the stuff that we stored when we were moving. This is a little visualization of some of it. A new containment/cooling system for the mill, inset cabinet to hold my home theater [...]