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Stamp Stories: The Nursing Commemorative Stamp

I recently pulled out my ancient stamp collection, dusted it off, and thought, “Man, what’s the story behind this one?” on several of them. To that end, I’ve added a “Stamp Stories” section of...

Mandelbrot Set

Playing around with the Mandelbrot Set

What does a geek do when he’s given a little downtime during a week of conference talks and meetings? He plays with the Mandelbrot set. I’ve been getting into vector programming – the nitty-gritty...

Taken about 1 month ago

In which my pugs teach me about mindfulness

Sebastien Pug with his duck careen across the room, plopping down on the oversized circular dog bed at the far end. “He’s out of control!”, Sonya would say. Sebastien is 4 years old and...

Kite Flying Sundays Afternoons

Kite Flying Sundays Afternoons

Kite Flying Sundays Afternoons The cluttered community bulletin board; Every café and coffee shop with any self respect has one. Push-pin strung business cards abound covering the range of services from Astral Projections to...

Wort Chiller doing its thing

The Double-Helix Wort Chiller

I haven’t brewed in quite a while and part of the reason is that over the winter I lost my wort chiller. It wasn’t misplaced but rather I failed to sufficiently blow out all...