“By analyzing ancient pottery, Patrick McGovern is resurrecting the libations that fueled civilization”
Monthly Archives: June 2011
The Six Most Terrifying Words in Information Technology
“We don’t have the source code.”
I just saw these in an on-line discussion about something at my job that I have been working on since 2 PM (recall that today is Sunday).
Monday Night Irish Class, June 20, 2011
Irish Class, June 20, 2011
Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá Mí na Mheiteamh 2011
An bhfuil an Ollainnis ar leaba a báis?
Bottled some ale
I finally bottled the ale that I started in March. It is darker than I thought, so I am calling it a brown ale rather than a pale ale. Should still be good. Next time I try for a pale ale I will use much less crystal malt. Final gravity 1.010, so about 5.0% alcohol by volume.
The process of bottling is somewhat involved, and, because of the need for sanitation, finicky. So I always put it off. However, it is not as bad as anticipation makes it. I finished this 5 gallon batch, including the final cleanup, in a little over 2 hours.
Got it in writing:….
…. A surprising Bronze Age discovery. More on the Oldest known written record in Europe. Via Explorator.
I jailbroke my Kindle 3, using this download. I then proceeded to apply the Screen Saver Hack which lets you replace the pictures of all those authors by whatever you want. It worked perfectly and did not take long. The time consuming part was converting a set of family pictures to 600 x 800 grayscale png files.
The author of the jailbreak has an interesting note about his hack for the latest Kindle firmware.
The Sea Peoples,….
What’s in a name?
On this day in 53 B.C…..
A large Roman army commanded by Marcus Licinius Crassus was defeated by a numerically inferior Parthian force under Surenas near Carrhae in northern Syria. From Rogueclassicism.