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My house smells of Zatarans…

July 31, 2011 in 10 words a day, Food by admin

crawfish_boilOh lovey Zatarans, how I love thee … with shrimp. The house smells like shrimp boil, and I’m huuuungry.

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Hmm .. can’t think of anything today…

July 30, 2011 in 10 words a day, Random Thoughts by admin

Today’s words are:

Turlingdrome
Fascinate
Maudlin
Fantastic
Thrice
Majestic
Quart
Appellation
Bucolic
Fortuitous

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Wanderlust…

July 27, 2011 in 10 words a day, Random Thoughts by admin

Today, I want to be everywhere, anywhere but right here. Wanderlust! Well at least I know next week I’ll be in Las Vegas.

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I just signed a $20k lease…

July 26, 2011 in 10 words a day, HackerSpace, Tech by admin

Hooboy. I just signed a $20k lease for a laser cutter at the hackerspace. This is ‘heavy’

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Since we’re on a homopolar motor kick…

July 25, 2011 in 10 words a day, Tech by admin

Okay, it’s Monday and I *DO* feel better. This evening I’ll be having fun at Microcontroller Monday at the hackerspace, but for now, I’m still on a homopolar (faraday) motor kick.

This is an example of a homopolar generator. High current! It’s why flywheel homopolar generators are used to store energy from the Grid:

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While I’m sick .. more faraday motors!

July 24, 2011 in 10 words a day, Tech by admin

You can, by changing resistance, build a primitive “speed control” for a faraday motor:

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A bit of bread, some soup and thou

July 23, 2011 in 10 words a day, Health by admin

 

So, fever is gone, getting better.   Not a LOT better, but better.  The flu really takes it out of you.. where “it” is anything you ate, energy, and patience…

 

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flu, part 2

July 22, 2011 in 10 words a day, Health by admin

You know that coughing, chills, sweaty, porcelain worshipping kind of night you get when you have the flu?  Yep.  that one…

We’re in the 21st century.  Forget flying cars.  I want a cure for the flu!

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I hate the flu..

July 21, 2011 in 10 words a day, Health by admin

 

Today, I’m coughing, phlegm-y, fever-y, and generally miserable.   Let there be Matzoh Ball soup.

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BUUURP. Sushi. So Good.

July 20, 2011 in 10 words a day, Food, Travel by admin

One of my favorite restaurants in Austin is Uchi.   They practice Molecular Gastronomy, and the dishes are delicious.   A friend of mine from California (and her beau) invited me out to dinner, and we had a lovely one.  I did the ‘small’ tasting menu .. which does come to just about a Benjamin.

Totally.  Worth.  It.