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Did I mention I race rally cars? Red Rocket Rally
Charger - Flash - Rally
|Friday, June 24, 2022|
|Moulting in Action|
by brian @ 12:41:48 - [perma-link]
I was watching the dwarf crayfish just now and one of them was looking weird. It was laying on its side, rocking back and forth. I thought it was sick, then noticed the shell peeling away from the head. It very slowly pulls the head back out of the front, then it seems to jump out the back between the head and tail. If you pause the video and step through at the end, you can see it pop out, swim a stroke away, pause and then jump out of view with another stroke. So cool!
|Sunday, June 19, 2022|
|New Addition to the Small Tank|
by brian @ 10:19:14 - [perma-link]
A Brazos Dwarf Crawfish! The pH in this tank doesn’t promote the blue color. I am setting up another tank for a lower pH (and higher maintenance), but this critter arrived sooner than the tank cycled. I don’t know if this one is male or female, but, uh, it’s one of a dozen (I ordered 10, which is kind of a lot, it turns out), so I probably have some of each. I’ll figure it out in a few weeks when they are big enough to distinguish.
|Friday, June 17, 2022|
|Organized the Print Farm|
by brian @ 17:33:52 - [perma-link]
I’ve had this on the back burner for a while, only using the 3 printers I had hooked up, and dealing with the loose cords tripping up the robot vacuum. Now all 5 printers and 3 Raspberry Pis running Octoprint are connected and usable.
|Wednesday, June 15, 2022|
by brian @ 11:02:14 - [perma-link]
I’m roasting some Sumatra Lintong Pak Joner coffee beans from Sweet Maria’s. This is the next to last pound of beans from the order I did last summer. 15 lbs of beans lasted me almost a year! I have another 450g of Espresso Monkey Blend to roast in a week or so, but I think it is time to order some more.
|Monday, June 13, 2022|
|Meet the Heathers!|
by brian @ 19:19:41 - [perma-link]
Like from the movie. I got 4 Emerald Eye Rasboras today. One of them wasn’t schooling with the other 3. I thought these 3 were just being snobby, but the 4th one died after about an hour, so maybe I was being judgemental. Anyway the name sticks, and I’ll have to go get another Veronica.
|Friday, June 10, 2022|
|Algae eater doing its thing|
by brian @ 11:14:13 - [perma-link]
I got an algae eater fish (I forget the species) for my 3 gallon aquarium. A while back I moved the tank near my 10 gallon aquaponics setup, and the grow light let algae go wild. After a filter change and a little bit of cleanup, that fish keeps the small tank spotless.
|Thursday, June 9, 2022|
|Is this on?|
by brian @ 18:02:29 - [perma-link]
I decided to revive my photoblog, after bailing on Facebook. The backend needed a few changes, and I need a new way to submit posts, since the old way doesn’t work anymore. I guess it is working!
by brian @ 18:21:35 - [perma-link]
Testing multiple images. Looks like I have a bug in the thumbnail generator that does not rotate images properly. I'll have to look into that. But happy that this is working well enough for now.
|Tuesday, April 12, 2011|
|The Red Rocket Rides Again!|
by brian @ 22:18:24 - [perma-link]
Dan, Sam and I worked long into the night, then Dan came by again today. The engine is in and runs. Brakes are (probably) still good from a few days ago. It has bumpers, wheels, HotBits suspension and its not leaking.
Tomorrow it gets lights, a windshield, seatbelt, rear windows (one plexi, one glass) mudflaps, and ... an alignment, and maybe i'll fix the speedo if i don't think of something else.
Look for us at the Global Rallycross this Friday and Saturday on ESPN3.com!
|Saturday, February 12, 2011|
|Brewing with Bre and Jonathan|
by brian @ 19:23:35 - [perma-link]
Our friends in Walnut Creek have made an accelerated foray into brewing beer. He's made 8 batches in just about 2 months. And they're pretty good.
Rebecca and I helped bottle and IPA and brew a batch of "Jamil's Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. In a few weeks it will be beer.