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Tech Talk & Other Thoughts Blogs

  • Real SSL Certs (0) November 14, 2018 For a while I was making my own certs, just to see that I could and to understand how to setup and force https.  However, since my certs were not signed every browsers said my site wasn’t secure (rightly so).  So after a few times of my certs expiring I turned off forcing https and ...
  • Corrupt Database & Quick Recovery (0) July 23, 2018 Just experienced my first corrupt database error. All repair attempts failed. Fortunately, I have the WP-DBManager plugin running with periodic full backups. With a previous backup I was able to use the import function in phpMyAdmin to recover my WordPress site back to my last post.
  • External hard drive test (0) October 8, 2017 I’ve been trying to sort out why my Plex media server hangs occasionally or takes a while to load content. One of my suspicions was the access time to the hard drive with the media. It was an external hard drive on a shared USB bus. I just recently moved it off of that to ...
  • WordPress Featured Image Size (0) January 5, 2015 I discovered a method that worked for me to determine what the image size of the feature image should be.  I right clicked on a featured image and choose save as.  In the file name it had the dimensions.  For the theme I am using, Absolum, and whatever other settings affect the image size the ...
  • VPN Server Setup on Ubuntu (0) September 25, 2014 Below is an unfinished post as I eventually gave up as I could not get bridging (tap) to work.  Instead I resorted to going back to Windows 7 and discuss it more here   My latest adventure in setting up my media server is to get a VPN server going so that I can watch my movies ...
  • Media Center: Giving up on Ubuntu, going to Windows 7 (0) September 23, 2014 A while back I started converting an older laptop, Dell M1730, and had the best intentions to setup a media center with Ubuntu.  I stumbled into problems right away with the graphics card, but was able to overcome then. At least I thought.  I setup a VNC server, plex, and started into setting up a ...
  • Trub impacts to volume measurements and calculations (0) September 22, 2014 homebrewtalk.com forum I’ve been working to understand my various volume measurements throughout brew day and wonder how Trub and other material is handled. For instance, from my batch sparging I have an idea how much grain absorption and MLT losses to expect, but I know when I do a pre-boil volume measurement there is a fair ...
  • Priming Suggestion (0) September 20, 2014 homebrewtalk.com forum Currently I gravity feed my immersion chiller. I’ve used a pump in the past, but from what I’ve discovered it isn’t the rate of water that is effecting the rate at which i can chill the beer (gravity is just fine) it is the amount of wort that comes in contact with the beer. ...
  • Chugger Pump Head – PP vs SS (0) September 5, 2014 homebrewtalk.com forum I’ve been looking around for differences between the plastic and stainless heads on the chugger pumps. Of course most people say go with the stainless, but I’ve yet to see any rational for it other than fear that the plastic might break (haven’t seen anyone actually report one breaking). I’m looking to hear from those ...
  • Double gelatin – primary and secondary (0) September 3, 2014 homebrewtalk.com forum I’ve used gelatin in a secondary and have been able to bottle condition just fine. I’m working on making a Kolsch and want to see how clear I can get this to be. Any experiences or thoughts on cold crashing and using gelatin in the primary and repeating it again the same steps later ...

BLT Updates Blogs

  • Vizio repair (0) April 9, 2019 I replaced the main board and now it just resets, flashes, and repeats. Any suggestions? https://youtu.be/5kmxlttkc-s
  • Sprint Sign Up Deal (0) December 31, 2018 The following deals were at Costco.  Not sure what the problem is/was, but Costco didn’t get me signed up for it.  Then after 6+ hours of chat with sprint and an hour phone call they finally honored the deal (I think).  Though I’m not sure Sprint ever really found this plan and just gave me ...
  • Real SSL Certs (0) November 14, 2018 For a while I was making my own certs, just to see that I could and to understand how to setup and force https.  However, since my certs were not signed every browsers said my site wasn’t secure (rightly so).  So after a few times of my certs expiring I turned off forcing https and ...
  • Bar Coaster (0) November 9, 2018 I have my own bar coasters!  I don’t know why, but this seems so much fun.  I was fortunate enough to have a few beers reviewed on The Brewing Network’s Dr. Homebrew podcast from which I won a gift certificate to GrogTag.  After looking at the various products I settled on getting bar coasters.  I ...
  • #33 Dark Matter (0) November 5, 2018 This is my second lager, a Schwarzbier, and it came out really well. Though if I were to do it again I might pull back the blackprinz just a bit and add a touch of pale chocolate malt. For fun I entered this into the Brew Hut Annual Homebrew Competition. This was well received and ...
  • Corrupt Database & Quick Recovery (0) July 23, 2018 Just experienced my first corrupt database error. All repair attempts failed. Fortunately, I have the WP-DBManager plugin running with periodic full backups. With a previous backup I was able to use the import function in phpMyAdmin to recover my WordPress site back to my last post.
  • Raspberry Pints – My digital taplist (0) May 9, 2018 In playing around with the Raspberry Pi and Craftbeerpi, I came across a project called Raspberry Pints. This project is intended to enable a single screen behind a bar show what is on tap.  It has fancy features to monitor the kegs if you add flowmeters and stuff.  Somewhere along the way I read that ...
  • Rasberry Pi Brewstand Controller (0) April 23, 2018 Once I was able to get into my Rasberry Pi (RPi) I started to think about how I was going to use it.  I was pretty far along on my Ardunio controller and circuit schematics that I started to think that I would connect the serial cable to the Ardunio and build upon my existing ...
  • Raseberry Pi Setup (0) April 20, 2018 I’ve been toying around with an idea to make my own brewstand controller.  Over the past year or so I’ve been designing a front panel and circuits with plan to connect to an Ardunio for future semi-automation with an Android app.  The more I’ve been kicking around ideas it started to seem like a web ...
  • My First Sour Beers (30a-d) (1) December 12, 2017 I’m diving in to sour beers headfirst. Since I don’t have a clue how any method will turn out I figure I might as well try 4 methods on the first attempt. I mean why not?  Upfront is the plan for the beers (30a, b, c, and d). Below that are various questions or bits of ...

BLT Updates

  • Soon to be Pro-Am Photographer (0) February 17, 2013 Lisa and I decided that we wanted to have a good camera to take a lot of baby Chase photos. Our little compact Lumix DMC-ZS3 just won’t cut it, but still really good camera to have. Also, I discovered that I had about $450 dollars worth of Boeing Pride points that I could convert to ...
  • October Sun and Pirates (1) November 5, 2011 October sure seemed to go by fast.  After having a really gloomy September, October really came out in full force on the weekends getting into the mid-80s.  We enjoyed 2 super sunny beach weekends; it was just locals and no tourists…peaceful. We also had fun going up to the Palisades to celebrate Lisa’s grandfather’s birthday ...
  • September (0) October 1, 2011 My monthly blog streak is now 2!  September was another fast month.  We began with a fun Labor day weekend.  Our friend Gilbert was back in town for a night which meant trouble at Fat Face Fenners. Another exciting event this month was the Labor Day Sales for mens suits.  After having one suit for the ...
  • August Happenings (5) August 23, 2011 Hello family and friends!  I created this blog a long time ago with the intentions of sending out monthly updates about Lisa and I.  This will be the first one.  Hopefully I get better at this. We had a really busy August.  Lisa has a new gym, Equinox, and spends a couple hours a day there.  ...
  • 2011 Backpacking Group Trip – Ten Lakes (2) July 17, 2011 Update 3: Here are the Ten Lakes Topo Maps from Google Earth and Official Maps (cut up) for our hike! Couple of last minute thoughts: Don’t forget to bring some clothes and a towel to sleep in at Mammoth. When we park in Yosemite we cannot leave any smelly things in the car.  There will/should be a bear ...
  • Ediza Backpacking Trip (0) July 18, 2010 Here are the plans for our backpacking trip.  Post Comments and Questions if you have any. Who: Brian, Lisa, Tom, Suzzane, Amelia, Doug When: Friday 7/29 – Sunday 7/31 Where: Ediza Lake (outside of Mammoth) MapMyHikes See it in Google Earth Sample Photo (Not Ours…yet) Travel Plans 7/28:  Arrive at the Lisa’s Grandparents house at Mammoth Suzzane and Lisa are leaving early ...
  • Hello (1) April 26, 2010 The website is up and running.  Check the website out at bt.beerprojects.com The photo page should be coming soon!

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