Friday, June 27, 2008

DC v Heller

The decision of the most important gun case in the history of the US is finally in. Go read about it here:

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Friday, April 18, 2008

We are screwed 08

We are screwed which ever of the three top candidates get elected. Now I can finally get that message on a t-shirt: We Are Screwed '08

Friday, February 01, 2008

web sites for sale

I bought these web sites for projects that I haven't had time to do. Please help me and buy one:

Web sites for sale: (DC v Heller, the most important gun case ever) (common good) (sieze the beer) (in self defense) (in my humble opinion)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Made the big survival blog

My entry in the non-fiction writing contest made the daily post at .

Check it out here :

Prepare or Die

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The most important gun case ever

DC v Heller is an appeal of Parker v. DC which overturned DC's restrictive gun laws. Believe it or not the NRA tried to derail this case because they are afraid of the answer that the Supreme court will give but we need to know if Clair Wolf's proclamation that it is too soon to shot the bastards still stands. DC v Heller.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Daily quote of the quarter

"Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure."

Robert LeFevre

Friday, October 19, 2007

Graphical Analysis of Beer Styles

A picture is worth a thousand words[1]

I love all beer. But I do love some beer better than others. A good bitter or IPA for summer, a amber or Oktoberfest for fall and a stout for winter.

I don’t claim to be a master brewer but my beer is usually pretty good (way better than the average grocery store beer--admitidly a low standard). I have only entered 1 competition and came away with two certificates for four entries – my best Stout losing because it was somehow entered in the IPA category. Anyway, in entering, I had to categorize my beer. There were more categories than I could have imagined and it was hard to really tell the differences in a list or table format, so I created the following chart that I think is better than any style guide I have seen published. It captures four dimensions: sweetness, bitterness, alcohol content and color. The first two are plotted on the axes with precision. The size of each dot is proportional to alcohol content. The color is badly approximated by me in excel as best as I could do. I hope to upgrade that later.

Sweetness is measured in Real Terminal Extract (calculated from the FG and OG published by the Beer Judge Certification Program ( Bitterness is measured in IBUs ( ). A good beer has balance between sweetness and bitterness. For balance and RTE see

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