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Awesome Oktober

17
Oct

Oh my! This is the best Oktoberfest I’ve ever tried. Definitely gets a thumbs up!

Microsoft, are you freaking kidding me?

06
Oct

And this is why I sometimes really get frustrated with Microsoft Windows.

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Sandy is a dandy

25
Sep

Been looking for a good alternative to the sweet Oktoberfests I’ve been drinking as of late and this one is great!

Thanks to Mother’s Brewing.

Smoked pork tenderloin

20
Sep

Pork tenderloin, rubbed with chili powder, salt, brown sugar and a healthy dose of paprika, smoked low and slow for four hours.

Apple iOS8, caching server fail

17
Sep

Update: Apple confirms they screwed up.

We did what would could to prepare for Apple’s release of iOS8; We’ve had an Apple Caching Server up and running for months. We expected to fade the new release without a hitch. But instead, Apple did something that appears to have disabled caching of the iOS8 update (see this Reddit comment in this Reddit thread, we observed the exact same issue.)

What did we do? Blacklisted the two update domains, mesu.apple.com and appldnld.apple.com in DNS.

It’s a shame we have to disable updates in order to maintain bandwidth order but c’mon Apple, why did you break the caching server?

Pork chops, Jamaican jerk rub

04
Sep

Thin chops that were grilled using a jerk rub spice from my sister-in-law, purchased at a family reunion. Proceeds go to fund the next reunion. So, so good!

Some assembly required

28
Aug

It’s a hot August evening and I wanted a good chill down. Just what the doctor ordered.

Look into my eyes

22
Aug

You want to give me the summer sausage … Just hand it over slowly.