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.
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…
the mushroom nearly doubles in size every day. if it understood that I plan to eat it, would it keep growing? #zenofbeer #mushroomshavefeelingstoo 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 :)
Equilibrium ArmageddonSo, here I am, minding my own business and getting ready to do a little kitchen cleaning. I pop open Google Play Music, and I'm informed that Equilibrium has a new album. If you know them, you know them. Technical, oddly upbeat German folk death metal. So far, the album is pretty damn good. I'll have to give it a few more rounds, though, to really get a feel for what's going on here. Check it out.
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