Saturday, February 28, 2009



I picked up a HDHomerun; it's a networked, dual-tuner DTV device. It grabs the DTV stream (HD, SD, whatever) and slings it over to your windows/mac/pc or to your mythtv/mediacenter/dvr.

Our main DVR is a 2 tuner DirecTivo with a 300GB drive, but DirectTV is $60/month. I have built a MythTV box (using the excellent MythBuntu distribution). I already had a twin-tuning Hauppauge PVR500 card in there for grabbing analog cable. The networked HDHomerun adds two more so there are 4 tuners in the myth box.

I am seriously considering dumping that $60/mo DirecTV feed and getting our TV free over the airwaves, timeshifted on the Mythbox.

batch[31] McSteamy steam ale

BeerSmith Recipe Printout -
Recipe: batch[31] JZ's McSteamy
Asst Brewer:
Style: California Common Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 19.00 L
Boil Size: 21.75 L
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 11.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 35.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.61 kg Pale Malt(2-row) (1.8 SRM) Grain 72.38 %
0.76 kg Munich Malt (8.0 SRM) Grain 15.24 %
0.38 kg Crystal 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.62 %
0.19 kg Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3.81 %
0.05 kg Chocolate Malt - Light (200.0 SRM) Grain 0.95 %
22.30 gm Northern Brewer [6.50 %] (60 min) Hops 18.1 IBU
33.50 gm Northern Brewer [6.50 %] (20 min) Hops 16.5 IBU
33.49 gm Northern Brewer [6.50 %] (1 min) Hops 1.2 IBU

Mash Schedule: mouse mash
Total Grain Weight: 4.98 kg
mouse mash
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min mash in Add 12.45 L of water at 161.9 F 150.0 F

Sparged w/190F water. Grain bed was 154F during first sparge, 150 during second.
Primed w/115g of sucrose.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Newest sub in town

Got my badge, parking pass, and login. Picked up 4 assignments today; first one is tomorrow AM. Will let you know how it goes.

Friday, February 6, 2009

The week pays off

I passed the TExES PPR exam, completed the substitute teaching course at Region10, and finally got the details worked out for subbing in RISD. Badge pics and fingerprints Monday.

Monday, February 2, 2009

more mortgage scumbaggery

Same schlock as before, only it indicates we should contact

PROVO, Utah 84604
United States

Administrative Contact:
PROVO, Utah 84604
United States
(801) 380-2240 Fax --