Pressing Matters

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August 10, 2015 / By / Post a Comment
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 installation. Directly prior to Octopress, the site had already been using WordPress. […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 3

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May 14, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
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 […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 2

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April 24, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
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 fermentation controller, I’ve decided on the […]

Raspberry Pi Fermentation Controller – Part 1

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April 20, 2013 / By / Post a Comment
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 5-6 gallon carboys of fermenting […]

Monterey Getaway

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February 24, 2011 / By / Post a Comment
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 by the […]

Pretty Good Year

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June 20, 2010 / By / Post a Comment
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 Pro […]

Battle Royale – Flickr vs. Smugmug

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December 22, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
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 organization and […]

Black/White

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July 6, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
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 vibrance […]

The Mother Road

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June 1, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
At the end of April, I took a bit of vacation time and spent five days driving from San Francisco, CA to my hometown of Springfield, MO. While large portions of the journey were spent mindlessly blazing down the interstate on autopilot, some sections were devoted to sightseeing along the historic Route 66. The 2300 mile adventure […]

Concert Roundup

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April 24, 2009 / By / Post a Comment
The greatest shows are often put on by those bands that most of your friends have never heard of playing in small dives. Jason Webley started busking on the streets of Seattle with his distinctive brand of accordion music. He now tours venues around the world on his own and as part of his Monsters of Accordion […]
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