I’m slowly working my way through Trans-Am entries from my ride journals in 2002. If you don’t see updates after a week or so, and are interested, pester me with one of the methods below. :)

It seems weird to post new articles with dates back in 2002, but it made the most sense. Otherwise, I would have an article date and a date for when it actually happened. Once I get all 70+ days online, it won’t ...


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg yolk (see Herb Crackers for uses of egg white)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt + dash
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper + dash
  • 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Supplies/Equipment

  • frying pan
  • two mixing bowls
  • parchment covered baking pan

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In ...

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon herbs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 egg white (see Chicken Nuggets for uses of egg yolk)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil (melted)

Supplies/Equipment

  • rolling pin
  • 2 sheets of parchment paper
  • pizza cutter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix by Hand

  1. Combine almond flour, salt, and herbs in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, egg white, olive oil, and ...

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My wife and I left webOS when HP flushed their 3 year plan to revamp webOS down the toilet. We tested both Android and Windows Phone. Android is a multitasking joke. Coming from webOS, it has a terrible UI. Windows Phone has very nice flowing UI. We decided to go to Windows Phone.

Microsoft representatives promised to get phones and development credits to webOS programmers. Despite many requests, it turned out to be a bunch of hot air. Sadly, this ...


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Zune podcast functionality on Windows Phone Mango was obviously designed by someone who never listens to podcasts.  I’ve tried to use it over the last three weeks and it is an exercise in futility.

There is one glaring problems that needs to be addressed before it is close to usable.  It all comes down to episode management.  Unfortunately, this is the most important factor of any podcast solution.

Order is allowed, for either oldest first or newest first.  This ...


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I have delusions of possibly making an embedded thermostat solution that tracks energy usage, inside and outside temperature and humidity and possibly online weather forecasts for setting house temperature. For this to work, I need to fully understand thermostat wiring.  It took a bit of looking around the net to identify thermostat wire colors, thermostat terminals and functions, so I thought I would summarize it in a post.

All signals are 24 VAC controlled

Label Code Function Wire Color
R ...

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I’m testing both Android and Windows Phone on Sprint.  Both devices have free TeleNav service on Sprint, so the service using that application is roughly similar.  Both phones also come with stock turn by turn directions. Android is a no holds barred knockout win.

The turn by turn directions in pre-Mango Windows Phone is a joke.  You must tap the screen to move along, making it totally unusable for navigation when you are driving the car.  The Mango update ...


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The “Mango” update for Windows Phone, or version 7.5 for those less fruity, adds many features.  This article is dealing with the podcasting capabilities.  On webOS, I made daily use of a brilliant piece of software called drPodder. Moving from this almost clairvoyant app to the integrated podcast ability of Windows Phone is quite jarring.

I will be outlining the current successes and fails with Windows Phone which keep it from being an enjoyable podcasting experience.

Adding podcasts

Adding ...


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