Friday, May 29, 2009

Vegan yummies

I just had a vegan meal, and I am a little worried. My credentials as a meat eater might be in jeopardy if this is not addressed soon. It was very tasty though, with Portobello mushrooms blackened on the grill outside along with zucchini and onions. To counteract the vegan I am going to have some sushi leftover from last night.
Philadelphia rolls

We ordered a frightening amount of sushi, but with the aid of my sister and her husband we managed most of it. Leftover salmon Philadelphia rolls are very tasty as well. For some reason they brought us a whole bunch of surimi rolls, so there are quite a bit of those left too.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Car Audio Competition

Though I do not claim to know much about car audio competition, I am quite impressed by my brother in law’s car. His previous car had an unbelievable sound system, but unfortunately had a chance meeting with another car and that didn’t end too well. His new Mazda 6 is becoming a high end car stereo.

Through days of tuning the system he can now reproduce audio frequencies from about 15Hz through 22,000Hz. The typical range of human hearing is 20Hz to 20,000Hz. When you go below 20Hz you are able to feel the sound, rather than hear it. Having the stereo reproduce above 20,000Hz gives greater harmonics and sound presence.

I won’t be able to attend the audio competition he is attending Saturday, but hopefully he comes home with a gigantic trophy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Insanely Great Internet

I think the term High Speed Internet is a little too broad when describing connection speeds. I sit here in a Motel 6 room, where I probably will be staying for a few days, using what the hotel describes as “Broadband WiFi” and exclamation mark for good measure in the front office.

Unfortunately this is not the case. Upon checking, the speed is ranks up there with dial up. Now I realize that we have become spoiled with connections today, and maybe this was fast…10 years ago.

For that haven’t seen the 1995 film Hackers, you are missing out on some hilarious stuff, but when Phantom Phreak sees Acid Burn’s Macintosh he finds it holds the future of networking.

“Yo. Check this out guys, this is insanely great, it’s got a 28.8 BPS modem…I want it to have my children!”

And yes, that is Angelina Jolie in the blue.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

8 Legs

Not sure if you could tell by my previous post, but I am not the biggest fan of spiders. Maybe its due to getting bit by them all the time, or constantly finding them in my room, mostly from crawling through an opening in my window even when it is closed. Overall I hate the little buggers.

I walked into the kitchen tonight and heard someone watching a program on the TV. I then heard, “They then use their powerful sucking stomachs to drink the liquefied insides of their prey. Or cocoon them and keep food for months to come.” Sorry, but while opening the fridge for something to snack on, the last thing I want to hear is a narrator telling me about a spider slurping down some liquid yumminess.

While asleep I hope I don’t have some eight legged nightmare.