Ale To the Chief: White House Releases Beer Recipe
Switch to kegging it ASAP. Bottling, as you probably already know, is the worst part.
It's surprising that they do it 5 gallons at a time, just like a typical homebrewer. Don't they serve it at official functions?
Slashdot Visits the Seattle Pinball Museum (Video)
I haven't been (yet), but their site is here:
EU and US Approve Google-Motorola Deal
Perhaps Google will persuade Motorola to unlock the bootloaders of their phones, to give a bit of assurance that the kevlar-encrusted, gorilla-glassed, nano-coated hardware will have up-to-date software on it for the duration of a 2-year contract? That would be great. And I might buy one...
Why Paywalls Are Good, But NYT's Is Flawed
In my op, part of the problem is the division on the 'net between the content makers (eg NY Times) and the content providers (Comcast). I feel that I already pay Comcast too much for web access, and now the Times is hoping I'll pay them on top of that? That's a tough sell, no matter what the content is.
Google Android — a Universe of Incompatible Devices
Supposedly the updates are coming. It seems that the update to my Sprint HTC Hero keeps being pushed back. It's unclear what (or who) the holdup is -- Sprint? HTC? Since I already paid for my phone and am in a contract, there's probably not a lot of incentive to continue to improve my already dated phone...
Steve Jobs Crowned "Person of the Decade"
they have lots of Apple stock?
Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?
It's a bummer that they didn't use 192kpbs VBR LAME files. VBR is where LAME really shines nowadays...
US Videogame Sales Have Biggest Drop In 9 Years
I wonder if online services like steam are included in that. Most articles don't include those, and I don't think that Valve releases sales numbers. I've bought as many games (or more) than ever, but haven't bought a game in a box in over a year -- because of steam.
A History of Early Text Adventure Games
Level 9 was great. The Snowball series was one of the most vivid/memorable games I've played -- ever. I'm still trying to run away from those Nightingales.
I used to order them direct from the UK for my Atari 8-bit, and they'd come in a DVD-type case, though they were on cassette.
Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format
The results sound fishy to me, especially with all of the studies out there in places like www.hydrogenaudio.org where mp3s encoded with a modern encoder are transparent from the original in ABX test after ABX test. If that's the case, then how can all of these kids have a preference?
So Who's Running Apple Now?
It could be like Commodore/Atari all over again!
How do you get to work?
-1.2 mile bike to train station
-Train from Baltimore to DC
-1.0 mile walk from Union Station to work
If the weather sucks:
-1.2 mile walk to train station
-Train from Baltimore to DC
-1.0 mile bus ride from Union Station to work
After 3 Years, Rockbox 3.0 Released
There has been discussion with a few companies about this. There has also been some work by individuals on creating a couple of DAPs specifically for Rockbox.
When the site comes back up, you can find info about it on their wiki.