My adventures in home brewing and other fermentation projects along with other usually related thoughts.
Google Bought Timely
So, this isn't news anymore. Somewhere around a year ago Google bought the makers of the Timely app. When I stumbled across Timely app I was happily surprised. It's a nice looking app with decent widgets. It
has an easy to use alarm clock (I use this for tracking meat on the grill), a stop-watch, and my most used feature, alarm clocks. But, not just any alarm clocks. Alarm clocks that are attached to my account, stored in the cloud, and stay happy and running when I install Timely on a tablet, or a new phone, or any other Android device. Try it, you'll like it. With that out of the way, why am I bothering to bring this up today? Google put out an update to the default system Google Clock. This Google Clock is not Timely. This Google Clock cannot be replaced by Timely. When I click on the time that is displayed in my weather app widget the Google Clock opens up. Knock it the hell off. If Google wants to buy a neato clock app, at the very least allow me to replace the system clock with the one I prefer. At the most, integrate the full features of the better clock in to the system clock. Ok, I'm done.
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…
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…
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 :)