"Update: Been roasting my own coffee now for about a month. Having a great time. Results are actually quite good, although I'm hoping to fine-tune my technique. Got beans from SweetMarias.com and "roaster" (air popcorn…"
"Coffee prices are so crazy that I've decided to start roasting my own. Found a great site with lots of useful info called Sweet Maria's (http://www.sweetmarias.com/index.php). I'll let y'all know how it works out. By the way --…"
"I attended a coffee convention here in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. Makes me want to open a coffee shop, but I'd drink up all the profits. They sure did make good coffee there. Picked up some terrific coffee from a roaster based in…"
I've started running the Acronis Drive Monitor software to see how hot my disk drives are running. The software reports back that the WD Scorpio Blue in the laptop normally runs from 118 - 122 degrees, while the 1TB MyBook normally runs in the 120-127 degree range. The SMART thresholds for heat are 107 for notification and 122 for critical heat. Are these safe temps for these drives? Western Digital support is useless -- it won't answer the question. It just want to RMA drives. I'd rather…See More
"My first internal drive was a full-height 5MB drive -- don't remember the vendor but I installed it into my PC XT. (I had to remove a full-height floppy to make it fit.) I quickly expanded to a whopping 30 MB RLL hard disk when the first drive…"
"Thanks for the welcome note. This is quite a blog page you have here. Quite impressive. I'm particularly fond of the green text on a black background -- reminds me of a VT100 terminal. Very nostalgic."