Archive for the ‘Hobbies’ Category
After months of having the hardware sitting around, I finally set up a VPN server; now I can VPN from my iPad or phone while on insecure networks. Woot!
I’ve heard, a couple times, that professional recipes are a list of ingredients, an instruction of “creaming method“, and a time and temp to cook.
This means you combine the dry stuff, combine the wet stuff, cream them together, and cook it.
You don’t cook the dry stuff for however long you want then mix in the wet stuff.
Time to start saving pennies. Threaded for silencers from the factory, eh?
I was contacted this morning by someone asking for rights to a photo I had taken, years ago, of Eric Hertz. Eric was an incredibly decent man with the joie de vivre that carried into all interests h had. A former student pilot, I asked about a model plane on his desk; he said it was his plane, and they gave you a model when you bought one. That plane was located off the coast of New Zealand; Eric and his wife Kathy are presumed dead. Horrible news, best wishes for his family and friends.
The owners of AR15.com are selling a huge stack of firearms to finance the move to Dallas. If I had a spare couple dozen grand, there are some nice rifles I’d pick up. The list is growing as time goes on, so watch carefully.
Factory 223 from at least 2011. Tempted to get a box to play with.
Rediscovered the assembly line today, while learning to understand your work. Metal talks to you while being cut; you’d do well to listen. Any change in tune means something changed; figure out what before you power through and mess things up.
In other news, use end mills with flutes at least as deep as the cuts you want to make. The flutes function like a chimney to the chips; let the chips flow or you’ll just end up welding them to you work. Dammit.
These guys have no idea. I’ll save you the trouble: they put it in a pile and shoot it from way too close.
Roll your car in the first turn, get it upright, carry on. With racing slicks. On snow and ice.