A month ago I finished a big project, and rewarded myself with a new SSD for my aging laptop. It's a little extravagant, but I get to humor myself that way.
Welcome Home. Here's what our unregulated America will look like!
We have to STOP wasting our money on agencies like the EPA, what they hell are they doing besides wasting our money? Please take a look at the photo and realize what will happen. We will have no protection, no recourse, no air to breath.
Can we afford the EPA? Can we afford NOT to EPA!
The last few weeks have been cold, and brought visitors. There are thousands of them, flocking all around our building. Why?
Like anything in life it was ups and downs today with the new operating system. There was no chance to use during work today, but afterwards, I took some time to get the docking station and huge monitor working. It actually worked for a while, but in the end, I could not get it to dock and undock with the big monitor on my desk at work.
Installed a new hard drive over the weekend, and added Ubuntu to my laptop. This has been in the plans for a long time, but this weekend I finally got the time to get it done! So much faster than XP, and running a 64 bit environment now. Maybe now I can keep up with the blogging?
This is a call for trained and amateur beer judges!
Our friend MortenDK did the good work, and brought us the Awesome Sauce. Don't we need to support him with some reviews of this entry?
Here's a link to Amnesty International's action campaign for Iran on Feb 11th. There is some terrible stuff going on there, and your voice can help change that situation. If you really want to make peace in the Middle East, work to bring justice to common people there.
February 11th is Victory of the Revolution Day in Iran. Equivalent to the Fourth of July in the United States, it is a day commemorating liberty, independence and freedom. But the Iranian government has long violated these rights and is responsible for numerous abuses including torture, arbitrary arrests, censorship and the most recent execution of two activists accused of inciting the post-election protests on June 12th – even though these men had been held in detention long before the violence erupted.
Since blogs and websites like Twitter and YouTube were virtually the only way the Iranian people could expose the horrific treatment being inflicted on them in the days following the contested Presidential election, we expect that Iranians will turn to the Internet once again to carry their messages. That is why we are asking everyone to show their solidarity online on February 11th – whether it’s on your blog, website, or social networking profile.
Stand with us to ensure that Victory of the Revolution Day signifies an end to these abuses!
My friend Cheryl passed me a link to a documentary about Plastic. Of all the 'recycling' and 'save the planet' tyoe movements, I think this is the MOST IMPORTANT. Plastic pollution will be THE greatest remembered catastrophe from our in-the-moment generation. (Besides using ALL the oil on the planet?)
This is so good I have to share this with you. I don't subscribe to an economist view of the world. After all, I am a humanist which makes me by nature NOT an economist. That is I see things in terms of being, rather than just being an agent of consumption and production.
Made it out in the woods today, up in Plymouth doing some geocaching in Fazendin Park. The folks up there are a little 'different'. Here's the view from the bike path!
Double depressing news from two 'progressive' leaders today. It seems our freshmen President and Minnesota Senator have been washington-ized into the operations of the corporate war machine. I think they both resoundingly qualify as Hawks:
Remember last year when President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year? Today (January 11th) is the annivarsary of the opening of Gitmo - 8 years ago. The one year deadline set by President Obama is January 22nd, and it looks like Gitmo is still going strong!
Today I finally got around to installing a new version of Drupal here on wilbur.us. This new version is a build of Drupal 6.15 from the Advantage Labs Drupal Repository. This is an awesome build of Drupal, with a lot of built-in modules and features that will make your Drupal life a LOT easier!
Last week my friend Pwajdeur was over, and I gave him my copy of Hiren's BootCD. I did not realize how useful that CD is, so tonight I had to go back online and get the newest version and burn another copy for myself.
Spend the day at home, making a batch of American IPA. I have been obsessed with American Pale Ales made with Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops. The Chinook goes in as the straight bittering hop, and the Cascade/Centennial additions are added continuously at 10 minute intervals. Today I used more Centennial because I only had a little Cascade left.
Check out the comparison to the BJCP Style, the hop IBU's topped the charts! Yeah, can you say hoppy?
It took 8 months, but we have a result.
Hooray for Minnesota!
Even better news, Gov Pawlenty agrees!
Friday night was a big hit! We broke 4 beer glasses - at least, and finished off one 5 gallon keg of Brownie Brown Ale. There are just a few glasses of the Spring Pale Ale, and about a half gallon of Saison remains. That means we drank about 6 cases of beer here on Friday.
Here's a photo of me and Chandra and the birthday sheet of bars. I don't know what kind of bars, I did not get in line in time!
Thanks to everyone who came by and made this such a great night.
Happy birthday to me!