Corrupted Memory Card

I just got back yesterday from a trip to Portugal and Spain – absolutely amazing trip. One of the digital cameras we brought, a Samsung PL 100, somehow the memory card got corrupted. I’ve spent the majority of the evening trying some tools to try to recover the images. Looking at the memory card directly […]

Fail: Using a 40″ 1080p LCD TV as a Monitor

For a while I was trying to use a 40″ 1080p LCD TV as a monitor. I thought that this was going to be fantastic – it was going to be like having 4 20″ monitors side by side. My productivity was going to increase. Cutting and pasting between different documents and work environments was […]

Blue Cheese, Cream Cheese, Bacon Whipped Potatoes

For Thanksgiving I decided to try a little experiment with the potatoes and it worked out really well.  The end produce was excessively rich, but damn did it taste good. The recipe is pretty simple: Boil a dozen red potatoes for about 45 minutes Drain the potatoes, put them in the mixer and blend until […]

Turducken

For Thanksgiving this year, I heard that I could get a Turducken from the Loblaws up the street all pre-assembled.  For the uninitiated, a Turducken is a turkey, stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken.  To me, this was a very exciting thing.  I don’t really know why it’s exciting – but it is.  […]

FreeMind – Mind Mapping

For mind mapping software, I’ve been a fan of FreeMind for a couple years now. I took a look at some of the other software available now and FreeMind is still my favorite, and it’s open source.