The ramblings of an internet nomad.

What I learned today…

Sometimes what you think is a big deal isn’t, sometimes it is. Sometimes all you really need to do is listen, wait, and allow people to say their peace. Today I learned that I don’t have all the answers, and often answers aren’t needed. What is really needed is an… 

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Social Media

Social media & Reality TV are the same thing, smaller screen, same narcissistic BS. – Me Photo courtesy of Jason Rogers.


Free vintage stock images via the Mother Land

The british library recently released millions of free images for public use. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books. Check’em out here:

5 Things I learned today while smoking a turkey in 30 degree weather

1. Make sure your meat thermometer works prior to T-day
2. Yes, it is important to rotate Big Bird when you’re tying to smoke a turkey is cold weather.
3. Propane is not as bad as I’ve said it is in the past, truth be told she can keep a smoker pretty cozy on a cold day.
4. You can smoke a 12 lbs. turkey with two 1 lbs. propane camp tanks (roughly, see lesson #1 & #2, she wasn’t fully cooked, but I had some propane left)
5. You can convert your wood burning smoker to propane given enough time, patience, and stubbornness.
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What is Thanksgiving?

So I saw two different videos asking British persons what their perceptions of the American holiday of Thanksgiving is. And it got me wondering, what do other think of our strange food centric Holiday? So I really want to hear your thoughts. But not just my non-american friends, my beer… 

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Coolest thing I’ve seen all day

A friend had this in their basement in the original box… So awesome, +200 geek points if you can tell me what it is without cheating. And I should say after seeing this, I walked out side to see their neighbor’s house on fire… still the coolest thing I’ve seen… 

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Margaret Thatcher on power

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher

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Smoked Turkey

Last week my wife came to me and said she wanted to start canning but our stoves ceramic top wasn’t rated to handle the weight. So she wanted to buy a propane burner to accomplish her canning needs.  Which sparked an idea… If it was sized right, I could put… 

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The user is drunk

Fantastic advice from Will Dayble. Who is up for some user testing and a six pack.

I only played little league for one summer and I can see what that major league ball player is doing wrong. Infinite wisdom of the Drunk guy behind me at royals stadium

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