Author Archives: mkb

Less QQ more BBQ

Last night I made the best Q in like a year. Raw data follows. THE MEAT: A three-pound slab of beef chuck sold as pot roast. THE HEAT: Oak logs and lump charcoal. I started off at 400 degrees until … Continue reading

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Using keychain on Mac OS X

I use keychain to manage my SSH keys on every system. This means I don’t use SSHKeychain, and I don’t use launchd as an ssh-agent front. Unfortunately, this makes it impossible for graphical Mac OS X apps to use the … Continue reading

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Peter Gabriel and Other Events

For my birthday, my wife sent me packing to New York City to see Peter Gabriel perform at Radio City Music Hall. The last time I saw him perform was in 2002. I was still in college, and he was … Continue reading

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Beer Notes

With regards to my last entry, here are notes per beer: – Chateau Jiahu was really good the second time around. – Sahtea was OK. Too syrupy and cloyingly sweet in flavor. Didn’t notice much juniper. – Pangaea – wtf? … Continue reading

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Republic of Nynex

Hi Matt! This is more of a formality for your records: thanks for the submission — we’d like for you to be involved in Megapolis this year in Baltimore, May 14-16. My in-progress genetic audio art project, the Republic of … Continue reading

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Kid Stuff

As a kid, I got started on computers early. My first computer was a Texas Instruments model 99/4A. I originally used it primarily as a gaming console, but we also had two books full of BASIC program listings to type … Continue reading

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Barleywine bottled

This weekend I bottled the barleywine that I brewed so long ago. Let me give a short review of all that has happened with this beer: 1.) First thing to do was to dry hop with the last of the … Continue reading

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Capoeira Gerais Open House

Capoeira Gerais is having (another) open house this Wednesday! For those not familiar, capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that was practiced by slaves and disguised as dance for centuries while it was practiced illegally. If you would like to … Continue reading

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Power loss

Yesterday morning, high winds caused a power outage on my street. This somehow managed to totally reset my Westell 7500 DSL modem and wireless router. The official install process failed to work, just as it has never worked, so I … Continue reading

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fs1rgen progress

I have created a small subproject of fs1rgen in order to get a really basic app working that uses a genetic algorithm. It’s called tonegen, and instead of generating random FS1r patches, it generates random noises. (By default, 44.1kHz 16-bit … Continue reading

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