Archive for 2008

Backyard wine update Backyard wine update

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

It has been just over 2 weeks since Jamie and I spent the day picking grapes. The buckets were kept upstairs where the ambient temperature was warmer. Each day, I would open the buckets and punch down the pomace that had risen to the top of the must. At first, the whole room smelled like […]

Curse of motorcycle Curse of motorcycle

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Ever since I got my /5, I have wanted to dress it up for Halloween. It has a rack behind the seat that would be perfect for  jack-o-lantern. Unfortunately until 2008, I have either been out of town, or teh bike has been broken. So, this year – the bike was working fine. I hooked […]

Time for sweet corn Time for sweet corn

Friday, October 24th, 2008

It’s the time of the year to stock up for winter. A poor season and ethanol subsidies kept the price of corn high for a long time. Finally it dropped to 5/$1.00. So, we grabbed/shucked/cooked/de-kenneled a hundred ears. Would have prefered 10/$1 :)

Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo

Friday, October 24th, 2008


Backyard wine experiment Backyard wine experiment

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

There are some tremendous grape vines growing on the south side of my house. The vines were planted years ago by my landlord and each year we get buckets of concord, himrod, and canadice grapes. Usually, we make a little juice or jelly and let the rest go to the birds. This year, Jamie and […]

DragonSlayer Wheat Beer DragonSlayer Wheat Beer

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

DragonSlayer (super easy mini mash) recipe: Slightly modified version of Greydragon’s recipe. Ingredients (for approximately 12 gallons) 6 lbs – Wheat Malt (grain – we used 5.5lb white +1/2lb “special-b” for flavor) 6 lbs – Amber Unhopped Malt Extract (liquid) 6 lbs – Light Dry Malt Extract (dry) 3 oz – Boiling hops (Hallertau) 1 […]

Metrofiets Metrofiets

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

My talented friend Jamie has started building Bakfiets (dutch style cargo bikes). The cycles feature  a large box for hauling groceries, kids, concrete, whatever and are popular in Europe and South America, but hard to come by in the US. The bike you see here is one of his working prototypes and was recently featured […]

Football Football

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

I am usually not much of a football fan, but we got free tickets to last nights Ducks vs. Bruins homecoming game in Eugene. The seats turned out to be fantastic (box seats) and the game had the requisite amount of excitement (bad calls, major injuries, ect…) Sam is looking over my sholder and bugging […]

Goodbye Springfield? Goodbye Springfield?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Currently siting in the Springfield airport, flight is delayed already, but still should leave in time. Randall is on the same flight. And… Traci just showed up! Hurray! The last few days have been really crazy. Unfortunately,  managing the recorders took a lot of time so I missed several of the sessions and most of […]

UAD10: New Initiatives in Web Standards Education

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Chris Mills | Developer Relations Manager,Opera Software ASA I had a few chances to talk to Chris and just had to make it to make it to this presentation. Before starting he warns us that he is going to be “impossibly english” for the next 45minutes. Opera’s MAMA project structural search engine has returned some […]