Brian Yee

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Archive for September, 2009

Trying to Vary the Drive

I’ve been trying a few ways home from work (the general idea courtesy of Blue Racecar).  Second number is up until my freeway exit — not sure why I’m keeping track of that, but I thought I’d eliminate any variance in the part of the drive that I can’t really change.

Variation 1 (10->94->96):

9/14: 28.29.9 (23.41.2) –  time slightly off because I stopped to get gas, but I played with the timer to approximate cutting that out…

Variation 1a (96->Wyoming->10->Davison->75)

9/15: 31:43.4 (25.59.3) –

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No Knead Foccacia

I made weber_cam‘s No Knead Foccacia (video below) Sunday night for a big dinner we had with some friends.  Highly recommended, it was very tasty and extremely easy.  My only regret was I didn’t shoot a picture to put here.  I’ll give this another try this weekend…

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New (to us) piano

Our neighbors gave us their piano. After getting a bunch of friends together to move it, I’m ready to begin tormenting the kids with piano lessons.

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New Inspiration

Last weekend I made pulled pork, my first time doing real Barbeque, not regular grilling, but low and slow hours long Barbeque.  Joe, from work, had sent me a few links on some techniques.  But not too long after looking for some more information I found the  Virtual Weber Bullet site, then I found weber_cam. After reading a few posts from these places I found new inspiration for documenting what I’ve been doing and the things that interest me — perhaps for the only purpose of writing it down to learn from it later: sort of a personal logbook.

Here’s what I’m interesting in looking into next:

* Homebrew: not sure if I’ll really do this.  I probably need to drink more to make this worthwhile.

* Getting back into RC planes: I never really flew one very successfully and this would be great to have a new start in.  I’ve already spent a fair bit in the up-front costs.  I’ll probably need to get new batteries.

* More Barbeque

* Perfecting baguettes.  weber_cam has some good techniques and videos that I’m going to try.

So with that, I begin.  We’ll find out how long the inspiration lasts this time.

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