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The Picture So Far I’ve used a number of VCS flavors and platforms over the years. I started with CVS, moved on to SVN for a good long while, and was finally converted over to Git long after it had achieved its critical mass. I had a sourceforge account (which I loved) long before it became the …

Pressing Matters

WordPress to Octopress and Back Again This site is once again running on WordPress. It’s been through many changes since its earliest incarnation as handwritten static HTML. There have been versions based on custom PHP frameworks, a pyblosxom-based variant, and most recently, the Octopress …

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 3
Raspberry Pi Fermentation …

Part 1 and part 2 covered getting the Raspberry Pi booted up and configured with a basic software stack for developing on top of. With that out of the way, we can focus on wiring up the remaining hardware components. There will be two types of IO devices wired to the Pi – temperature sensors and …

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 2
Raspberry Pi Fermentation …

In part 1 I walked through getting the Raspberry Pi initially up and running. Once you’re logged in, you can immediately start hooking up sensors and start polling them directly from the command line. However, you’re likely going to want some more software installed for additional tasks. For my …

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 1
Raspberry Pi Fermentation …

The Raspberry Pi is a cheap single-board computer with generic IO features which make it ideal for brewery automation projects. The BrewPi project is just one example. I decided to assemble a similar project with the goal of being able to monitor, log, and control the fermentation temperature of two …

Monterey Getaway
Monterey Getaway

While recently assembling the brew log page, I realized that I haven’t written about anything other than brewing beer in quite a while. When I initially started writing I had four primary concepts in mind – a blend of food, beer, travel, and photography. Over time it seems some of these have fallen …

Pretty Good Year

My last vacation back to Missouri was for Thanksgiving last year. Here is a short video composed of snippets of footage I shot while spending time with the family. Everything was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II outfitted with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens and then edited together with Final Cut …

Game Time Grub – Hot …

These are hands down, the best wings I’ve ever made. Never mind that the recipe was hastily hacked together from multiple online recipe sources and only used as a rough guideline once in the kitchen. And don’t even think of bringing up the fact that I’m basing this on a sample size of one and have …

Battle Royale – Flickr …

I spent a year with a pro Smugmug subscription. When it came time for renewal, I decided to make the switch over to Flickr. In my year with Smugmug I had uploaded somewhere around 1500 photos. It would be no easy task to migrate this number of images between services while maintaining their …

Black/White
Black/White

The end of June marks the end of the first half of a year in pictures. It also signifies the end of a month-long experiment in black & white photography for my 365 project. I’ve never really appreciated working in the B&W format. If anything, I prefer to treat my images with a dialed down …