My adventures in home brewing and other fermentation projects along with other usually related thoughts.
Storing eBooks In Google Play Books
Ok, I admit it. I'm probably way behind the times on this one, but I found it recently and thought it was crazy cool. I read eBooks, you read eBooks, we all read eBooks from time to time. If you're like me you've ended up in a situation where you have a few in the Amazon Kindle app, a few more in Box, a few more in DropBox, and several more scattered to the winds. I've been frustrated by this, and even more so by the fact that generally speaking I live in Google's ecosystem. One of the primary things I've been unable to do, however, is keep all my eBooks in the one location that I want to use them. Well, at some point along the way (when, I've no idea) Google solved that very problem. They enabled uploading of your very own eBooks in to Google Play Books so that you can have your own existing eBook collection treated just like any other eBooks you happen to have purchased through Google Play. It looks like only EPUB and PDF are supported...Of course, it's entirely possible that those just happen to be the only formats I have that are supported...but I've been periodically moving items from my collection that I want to read right up there in to my Google Play Books account. It's fairly easy, just go to Play.Google.Com/Books, select My Books, and over there by that little gear icon click Upload Files. It works basically the same from the Android app. Now, if only they'd do something like that for Google Play Movies I might be able to get rid of Plex...
Yesterday waiting for the slackers to get registered so we can get some food before #graphqlasia kicks off. #zenofbeer ZenOfBeer On Instagram
Keeping things alive on the blog with some things, until I get back around to actually writing my backlog of posts. Enjoy :)
Certified Organic Porter
After the last porter I bought this was more than a pleasant surprise. It was a reminder that porter still is one of my favorite ales out there.
So, what's good about it. Well, certified organic, but then again, shouldn't all beer be? The ingredients are so terribly simple that all beer should either be certified organic, or come from grains or hops that were produced on a farm that is too small to be able to afford the organic certification.
This is just a nice beer to look at. Dark cola color, but crystal clear. Nothing but the deep dark brown to obstruct the light showing through. Maybe the head leaves a little bit to be desired as it dies down pretty quickly, but there are worse qualities in a beer. In my opinion this is one of those beers that most definitely gets better as it warms up. The flavors and smells are allowed to come out, and the smell just gets bigger. It's rich, malty, with an almost mocha flavor going on in there. Ove…
Stuff to play in the car
I've been out on the road a bit for the last few days, and when you're doing a lot of driving, you find you have a lot of time on your hands for listening to stuff. At least that's been my experience. This time around I've been catching up on my backlog of podcasts, and a new one has made it into circulation. Andy Dowling
As of this moment, his site appears to be down, but if you get the chance, open up your favorite podcast app
and search for 'The Andy Social' podcast. The few I've been through so far have been interviews and conversations dealing with driver safety, touring bands, and promoters. Really well done interviews. Give him a listen. Me, I'll be looking forward to what's coming up next.
Check him out, tell him I send you. It won't mean shit cause I don't actually know him, but it sounds nice...doesn't it? Lord
While we're at it, Andy's main job is playing bass for an Australian band called Lord…