* technically it's called a melamel when you add fruit to a mead
Following up on previous mead brewing attempts, I decided to attempt a mead flavored with grapefruit. Basically I followed Charlie Papazian's recipe from The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing, p. 344 "Antipodal Mead". What I used:
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
I wanted to build a level-0 array out of two 1 TB drives (total size should be 2 TB) to act as a backup for my existing level-1 array (size: 2 TB), but I first discovered a problem with the level-1 array - it was only listing one of the constituent drives as actually being present, and it's state was "degraded". Here's how I fixed that problem and built the level-0 array, and started my backup.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
I cut down a tree in my mother in-law's back yard! It was about 12 feet tall and 24 inches in diameter at the base. I mainly used a chainsaw (16" bar). I did a hinge cut on the "downhill" side, and a thin back cut on the opposite side. I then used a mallet to drive a wedge into the back cut to try to tip the tree over (towards the hinge), without any luck. So I started cutting more away. After cutting some away I would try to use the wedge again, without any success. Eventually, it fell over spontaneously. It was interesting that it didn't fall until it was cut down to about 3 inch diameter section in the center. In the picture below you can see the small section in the middle that was left uncut right before it fell: