Paneer

Paneer Cheese Cubes

Do you ever wonder how we came up with something? Sometimes I will run into a thing and it occurs to me: how did someone think this was a good idea? A lot of these questions for me come from the food world and are usually related to things that technically have gone bad. Today…

Ultimate 3.5 Mystic Theurge

We started a Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 game at work and I love playing Wizards. The game was with a bunch of people new to the game so, of course, no one wants to play a Cleric. I decided I would play a Wizard/Cleric, but Mystic Theurge has been described as weak because you are…

No Excuses

When I was a kid teachers would often ask me my reasoning for whatever mistake I had made that day. I would then give them the reason asked for only to be cut off by the statement "I don’t want to hear excuses!" Over the course of my life I have heard this statement over…

HTCPCP and Error 418

I was snooping around the internet back in 1998 looking at all the cool stuff and learning about the technology when I read a memo from the IETF. They were introducing a new online protocol: Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol. Being that it was dated April 1st, I guessed it was a prank. Whoop…

At the Rock Show

Recently my family was visiting OMSI and we saw that there was a small convention going on in one of the exhibit halls. It was the Rock & Agate Show being put on by OAMS. They had all the cool stuff you would expect at a rock and mineral show like how to grind rock…

Bergenost cheese is back!

I know I’ve written about this before, but I love Bergenost Cheese. It’s a three cream cheese that has a buttery flavor and melt in your mouth texture. I bought the wedge to the right at the Beaverton Costco. My mouth is watering, ima go get me some.

My Father’s Thanksgiving Story

I recently received a letter from my dad. He does that from time to time, kinda neat really. This time he included a story about his Thanksgivings as a child. He’s a private person so don’t tell him it’s posted here. Here’s what he wrote: The Holidays With My Mother’s Family Thanksgiving and Christmas at…

The Divorce Rate Is 27%

Divorce rates in the US have hit 50%. I hear this all the time from every source that has something to say on the subject of divorce. This is wrong and I would like to set the record straight. Everybody’s wrong? Sure, jump to the extreme, but yes, that is what I am saying. I’ve…

Rice Museum

We visited the Rice Museum with a free pass from our library today. It wasn’t what we expected at all. In the past I have visited the geology exhibits of museums in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and many other rather impressive collections. This is by far the best Geology Museum Collection…

Neenach Volcano

I enjoy looking at Google earth and just about any other map I can get a hold of. Maps have always fascinated me and new technology is only helping support my habit. What gets me talking about this today is a venture I took looking for the missing half of a Volcano. What? You heard…