I'm slowly working on updating the site. Things might be a bit goofy for a little while.

Great Coffee with Bitcoins

Sun, 11/25/2012 - 11:30 -- webmaster

Back when I had a lot of cash I started turning into a sort of coffee snob. I had a nice coffee maker with a built in water source as well as a good burr grinder. I tried different grind settings and many different roasts and blends, over time finding my personal preferences. But eventually the good times went away, and for years now I've had to settle for what I can afford.

But a free promotion from Bitcoin Coffee gave me a chance to try something new, and so I jumped on the opportunity. They were just starting out and were looking for new customers, and were giving away small samples. I got mine in the mail not long after asking. Unfortunately I've been out of the bean grinding routine for so long that I hadn't even considered that they might send unground beans, and I'd long ago gotten rid of my grinder. So the beans have been sitting there for around a month, unopened, in their plastic bag.

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Meats full of Wellness

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:47 -- webmaster

OK, so I've procrastinated long enough on a full report. As you might know, a couple of months ago I won a contest and the prize was a $100 gift certificate to be used at U.S. Wellness Meats. I've been wanting to try their products since I found out about them, and this was the big chance, so I took it. After some careful planning I was able to get a nice selection of varying products. When I was working on the order, I also got a 15% discount, which was a nice bonus.

I did take my time trying out my order. That's partly why its taken me so long to write up this review.

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How to communicate with anxiety-ridden introverts

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 20:43 -- webmaster

This modern age has been bestowed with multiple forms of communication, most of them virtually instantaneous. We have phone, email, chat, text messaging (SMS), and other mixes and variants on those basic capabilities. For most people, this amount of connectivity is amazing and enhances life to an amazing extent. And for the most part, I think so too.

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Better, Stronger, Faster - Vitamins?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:35 -- webmaster

For a long time now I've been taking vitamin supplements. I've always considered them as a sort of insurance. If the stuff I was eating didn't quite give me everything I needed, the pills would fill it out. Or so I thought.

Ever since my late twenties I've been a pretty conscientious eater, and have eaten healthier than most people. But after 17 years as a thoughtful vegetarian, taking vitamins regularly, I ended up with a shortage. A blood test confirmed that I was short of vitamin B12. I hadn't been doing as good a job as I'd thought.

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Using Less with Omega

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 00:21 -- webmaster

So I'm working on a website and I finally got time to look into using Less. Its a cool tool that allows you to write CSS like a computer language instead of just a bunch of weirdly disconnected styling statements. It looks like it could increase productivity and make editing significantly easier. And of course there's a Drupal module to make it easy.

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My afternoon in Manch

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 21:13 -- webmaster

In the last few weeks, I've been having really bad cramps in my calves that last for days. I initially figured they were mostly a symptom of the stress I've been dealing with. I've noticed that when I'm around people I tense up, and have only been able to relax completely after a good night's sleep in a room where I'm alone.

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My Silver Story

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 12:53 -- webmaster

I've had lots of people ask me how I got involved in precious metals. Its not the most exciting story, but people seem to like it so here it is.

How it should have started

Back when I was in the army, I once went with a friend to a pawn shop. As he drove, he explained that every paycheck he went and bought one ounce of silver. I don't remember a lot of the details, but I do remember thinking the piece he picked up was interesting, but I really didn't "get it".

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Weather and moods

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 22:46 -- webmaster

Two days ago I had a gloriously productive day (compared to recent history anyway). I went for a jog, made a great breakfast, and got a lot of work done. But yesterday sucked. It started out OK with another good jog and a nice breakfast, but the rest of the day I was unable to get into gear. Pretty much the entire day was a waste and I was certainly more irritable.

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Settling in and calming down.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 18:44 -- rhelwig

Good Morning!

So far life in Seabrook seems to be the slower pace and lowered level of interruptions that I've been needing. Yesterday I was able to concentrate for several hours on getting that website transitioned to a live state - even with a bunch of things that went wrong. I was able to get them straightened out and the client is pleased.

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