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Smoked cheese

So I’ve been thinking more about smoking some cheese lately. I’ve tried a few times already but all the methods I’ve tried added to much heat to my smoker and would make the cheese “sweat” changing the texture and not for the better.

I found a blog post on a forum about making a simple smoke generator MacGuyver style. Perfect timing.

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Cast iron cookware

Purchased my first cast iron skillet today. It’s a lodge 10 inch. The finish of course isn’t near as nice as some vintage Wagner or Griswold but I think I can make it workable.

Part of making it workable is in the seasoning. I’m following (sort of, see below) the seasoning process outlined by Cheryl Canter on her blog. It seems to be going well but time will tell if it works or not.

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The Force Awakens

Finally saw it today. Awesome. If you haven’t already, go see it.


13 days……..

My kid is awesome


Tactical derp

All I can say about this is…wow

LC9 done right

Shooting illustrated takes a look at the new LC9s PRO. Finally Ruger gets it right. A pocket pistol shouldn’t have a safety to fumble with when it’s go time. I held off getting one of these when they were introduced because of the external safety. Looks like I may just have to reconsider and add this to my collection.

Purchase a suppressor without a tax stamp?

That’s what U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Arizona would have with his introduction of the “Hearing Protection Act” that that has backing from the NRA.  The days of treating suppressors as NFA items should come to an end and this is a good first step but unfortunately it doesn’t go far enough. Suppressors are nothing more than mufflers, something we require on nearly everything that makes loud noises.

As said by SayUncle, “If we regulated cars like we did guns, everyone would have to drive with hearing protection on.”


Resurrecting a Seagate 7200.11 ST31000340AS Drive stuck in BSY state

So I’ve had this old Seagate 1TB hard drive sitting in a desk drawer for over a year now. I had it installed a Windows Server 2008 box that I was using as a file server and backup location for pictures and home videos until it unceremoniously stopped responding one day. Of course most of the files were not backed up anywhere so when the drive went Tango Uniform I figured they were all lost. After a bit of googling I discovered that this series of drives in fact had faulty firmware causing the drive to lock up in a BSY state and with some carefully executed shell commands they could be brought back to life.

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A Study Of Fear

Chapman University conducted a study of fears of average Americans.  Not surprisingly the fear of government corruptions tops the list.

The study has an interesting breakdown both on categories and topics based around 10 “domains” of fear.  What strikes me as most interesting is how many of the top ten fears overall are internet related. We’ve become such a connected society in such a relatively short time no one has a clue, outside of the NSA of course, of just who is watching in over us with or without our knowledge. With privacy rapidly evaporating at an alarming rate these fears are only going to increase and people are justifiably afraid of this.

I fear that it’s just a matter of time before every facet of your life that isn’t protected by law will be available through a simple on line search with or without your consent. Gone are the days of privacy and nothing short of cutting the cord and living off the land is going to change that. Yes I am afraid.

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