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Apr
17

My front porch

Posted under Personal

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Apr
17

Re-doing the wall in my bedroom

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Mar
30

Another 5 star review of WinFF

Posted under WinFF

Feb
28

Lotta Watta Creek

Posted under Good Food

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Feb
01

Mudding

Posted under Good Times

Went mudding in my old smashed car today. Back from the dead as very nice go cart

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Jan
31

Me and My Curio Cabinet

Posted under Personal

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Jan
25

WinFF 1.5.3

Posted under WinFF

WinFF 1.5.3 for win32 and win64 is released.

International characters support is greatly improved. Finally mpeg4 720p and 1080p presets. Lot of quirks removed.

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WinFF 1.5.3 Windows Installer

WinFF 1.5.3 64bit Windows Installer

 

Jan
20

My Grandmother’s Curio Cabinet

Posted under Personal

I inherited my grandmother’s curio cabinet. I gave it a good cleaning and put all my rocks and books on it.

The big rock on the wooden branches is a geode. The baseball sized rock in front of it is a fluorite crystal. Fluorite crystal are protection from Evil and bad things in your life. The rest are quartz, iron, a little quartz/granite geode, and pyrite (fool’s gold).

If I only had my Grandmother’s rock collection. She had it all from volcanic ash to petrified wood.

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Dec
24

Fluorite Crystal

Posted under Personal

A Fluorite Crystal from the Garden of the Gods, I had given to me for Christmas.

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Dec
24

Bigg Matt’s Hard Ice Tea

Posted under Home Brew

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To Hell with Mike’s flavored malt liquor.  Mine has a wonderful sweet lemon honey flavour balanced with earthy refreshing tea. Home Made Real Hard Iced Tea tastes better. It always taste right because it’s just the way you like it.

Here is the recipe for 5 gallons:

  • 20 quart (family) size tea bags of your favorite brand.
  • 5 pounds of cane sugar.
  • 1 pound of honey or your favorite natural sugar (optional).
  • 1 bag of lemons. (optional)
  • 1 pack ale yeast (I used the ready available Munton’s)

Remove the zest from the lemons while avoiding the white pith. Squeeze the juice of the lemons in to a bowl. Discard pith.

Bring 2 gallons of water to a slow boil. Simmer tea bag for 20 minutes.

Add lemon juice and zest.

Remove from heat and stir in honey. Return to simmer.

Remove from heat and stir in 2 pounds of cane sugar. Return to simmer.

Poor 1 gallon cold distilled water in to 5 gallon carboy.

Pour tea into carboy.

Boil remaining cane sugar and add to carboy.

Top up to 5 gallons with cold distilled water.

Wait for tea to cool to room temperature.

Prepare yeast according to directions.

Pitch yeast into carboy.

Swirl air into the carboy for 15 minutes.

Attach air lock. Stoor until clear.