I am not as good at eggs as I should be. I cook them very rarely, and almost never over-medium, the way I like them in the diner. I think I’m using a pan that’s too small for two eggs, actually, and I think I’m impatient. If I had a bigger spatula I could probably flip both eggs at once in the small pan, but alas, I do not.
(Time to go to Spatula City!)
I make really good scrambles, of course, but that’s about the ingredients and finding tasty things that taste great together. And an omlette is just a scramble with pretentious aspirations, make no mistake.
At least I’m trying to start the day off right with tea and eggs.
I bottled my second batch of wine!
It’s another kit wine, this time from “Cru Select.” It’s a Chilean blend of Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and I call it Chilean Mystery Blend because I don’t know the percentages of each, nor really anything about the grapes’ origins. On the provided labels, the description says this: “Opening with dark roasted notes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of blackberries, fermentation on Cabernet Merlot Genuwine Winery Dried Grape Skins and French oak completes this monumental taste experience.”
I have more pictures and notes and such after the break, but the takeaway here is that in 10 days or so, I’ll have a new wine in rotation at the Casa Fredonia.
I don’t have any pictures yet, but I racked. In less than 2 weeks, we’ll have bottled wine, which is exciting. If I ever get paid again, I’ll be buying a new thing of juice and starting another batch. Pictures and details will eventually make their way onto the forum, of course, but I’m just excited about the fact that more wine is about to make its way into my coffers.
With the decommissioning of my old computer, I really took notice for the first time of a strange limitation in WHS – there’s no way to export an image of one of your computer’s backups to a compressed folder.
I’m officially retiring Tombstone, as you already know, and I’ll want to remove it from the “Computers & Backup” tab in the not-too-distant future because I’m a neat freak and because I hate having yellow things in my Home Network Status screen, even if I can check “ignore this issue” to get my thing back to green.
So, with some google-fu and a lot of time, I managed to mount, export and compress Tombstone’s final backup, which now sits on my desktop as a 275GB .wim file.
I am opposed to SOPA & PIPA.
I recognize that the government has outsourced the writing of laws to the highest bidder, and I recognize that music and movie execs are a bunch of half-human oafs with their heads too far up their collective asses for them to be scientifically still alive (a medical miracle!), but I still believe that an outcry from regular people can make a difference.
Every sentient American opposes these two bills. Every one.
From the oft-brilliant Oatmeal:
I’m looking into leaving Time Warner for our Cable internet, and decided to check on my speeds over at speedtest.net. Turns out not to have sucked too much, really. Faster than 72% of the US using “Road Runner Turbo” is okay. I’d like to be in the 90th percentile, though.