Improved Coffee Station

My lovely wife bought me a Breville Duo Temp Pro BES810BSS. I was using some other simpler devices. Here’s the old gear I used: They worked OK. The grinder was not the best, but I got it at Kohls for like $30 with a pile of discounts. When I first got the espresso maker I […]

FrankenPi Lives!

I was using a couple of Raspberry Pi4 4GBs and one Pi3+ single board computers for various tasks within our home network: A NAS running SMB, NFS with Apple Time Machine and Bittorrent support Ubiquiti UniFi Network management Pihole DNS server Foldforcovid instance It occurred to me that I wasn’t fully utilizing the hardware. So […]

YouTube TV

I finally decided on a replacement for Frontier Cable TV. I’ve been using YouTube TV for about 2 1/2 months. It’s pretty responsive compared to Hulu TV. It’s fairly flexible in recording content. It supports multiple profiles with separate recording of programs. It’s still slow compared to cable TV in starting up, changing channels, or […]

Grilled Tuna Salad

A bed of arugula, garden fresh peppers and tomatoes. The tuna was about a 6 once portion and an inch thick. It’s seasoned with a bit of sesame oil, soy sauce, grated ginger, garlic powder and onion powder. I cooked in a hot non-stick pan for just 2-3 minutes per side. I use a little […]


This is great, I’ve had twice this week. The calabasa is rather like a small green pumpkin and resembles an acorn squash, but with somewhat softer flesh that cooks more quickly. Magic Sarap is a flavor enhancer that contains MSG, feel free to omit is you’re sensitive to it. Long beans resemble 18″ long green […]

The Expanse is back on Syfy Channel!

This is the best science fiction show on TV right now. I just saw it popped back up on my DVR. It’s got great production values, political intrigue and a multilayered story line. I’m catching up with the first two episodes right now. It’s available on their on demand service thru your cable provider, the […]