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Culinary Delights

When Samantha is cooking, she is usually too busy (or too covered in ingredients) to take photos of the process. So when I’m around, I try to snag a few photos of what’s cookin’. Here’s a sampling: Homemade Strawberry Shortcake Samantha’s desserts are always to die for, and this one was definitely not an exception! Stuffed Pepper Beginnings I’m not big on stuffed peppers, but these turned out to be AMAZING once Samantha finished with them :-).

Weekend Wrapup

The weekend is almost over, where did it go? This weekend was pretty laid back compared to the past few weekends. Two weekends ago we were in Tulsa for a whirlwind business/pleasure trip. Last weekend I spent the entirety of it doing surprise projects for Samantha (self-installing DirecTV and replacing two windows). So this Friday we went to West Plains for some grub and supplies but I ended up striking out on most of the things I was looking for.

Busy and Thankful

Things have been busy around here! Projects left and right, with a trip (thanks Jesse ;-)) coming up to top things off. But it’s a good busy and good projects too. These are worthwhile things that pay dividends in the long run. Despite the busyness, we are making sure to take time out for the little things that mean a lot to us.  This is a very special time for us as we consider the future and treasure the present.

Projects this weekend

This was a wonderful weekend at home. I worked on some fun projects and did some “business” work. Samantha played with some new toys (stroller, etc.) and cooked some delicious delights. Also, before the weekend got here, we had a lot of fun going out to eat with my mom and dad to celebrate my dad’s birthday! Even before that, we had a great Valentine’s day (which I still need to post an entry about…) But now back to the

Favorite homebrew computers: 1997-2010

Some people enjoy building hot rods, or building model airplanes. I enjoy building computers. The first PC I built was in 1997, I was a sophomore in HS. I can still remember researching all the parts, using a computer in the HS science classroom (I didn’t have internet at home at that time). Tom’s Hardware and Anandtech were my primary sources of motherboard and CPU reviews.  Those two sites helped me immensely in choosing the best components for my “first

3.1GHz Quad Core System on the Cheap: $200

The need for cheap speed! Yesterday I read a nice little article over at Anandtech about unlocking the extra two cores in AMD Phenom II X2 555 CPUs. This lets you take a  dual core CPU and turn it into a quad core CPU*. *The extra two cores aren’t guaranteed to unlock and be 100% reliable, but it’s easy to stress test and see if your particular CPU can handle it. Reading other people’s experiences it looks like the success

Simplicity and Photography. It’s not about the gadgets.

Two links to Ken Rockwell’s site, both of these articles resonant with me. Regarding the first article, as a somewhat gadget obsessed dude that also like photography I can empathize. I know that some of my best photographs were with relatively ancient cameras; and some of my worst photos have been with the “latest and greatest”. The second article is similar to the first one,  except going into a bit more of what really makes for good photography. Article #1

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