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#1 Exhaust flappers

Exhaust Flapper

Exhaust Flapper

Exhaust flappers are just flat caps that sit on top of exhaust outlets and are attached to the pipes by hinges.  The idea is that when there’s sufficient gas pressure from the engine pushing exhaust out, the flap lifts to allow the gases to escape.  When there isn’t, the flap closes under its own weight, preventing rain from getting into the exhaust pipes and causing rust and other havoc.  My favorite time is when the engine is idling and the flap bobs up and down going “tink! tink!” every time it shuts.  :3

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Beer Recommendation: Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Péché Mortel

(French translations courtesy of my lady Taylor.)

Wow!  I think I found my new favorite beer ever!  I cannot say a single bad thing about this beer!

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Decaffeinating… 11th attempt (I think)

So I’m once again trying to quit coffee.  My doc has been after me to quit for a while.  But now I have a bit of a better incentive thanks to my girlfriend, Taylor.  😉

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Joshy’s Cocktail Recipes

I have a coffee recommendation to write but I’m never near a keyboard when I’m drinking it.

So be satisfied with my newfound fondness of cocktails.

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The Day of Awesomeness

Part I:  I got to sleep in this morning.  Hooray!

Part II:  I had an excellent shot of espresso this morning (used the single-shot filter today instead of the double).

Part III:  THEY’RE MAKING A PENGUINS MOVIE!

Part IV:  I’m getting my Royal Arch Mason degree this afternoon in Racine.  I can’t take pics of the degree work itself (obviously) but I’ll send any that are taken at the afterparty.

Anything going on tonight?  I expect to get back from Racine around 5-ish and I’ll be up for anything.  I ended up not going to the piano bar because I don’t like the idea of drinking and driving.

Also:  Have some Quenya:

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What Fathead Said

I have a new phone.  It’s an LG Optimus V.  When I’m using IRC on it, I tend to use the swype input method since it is faster than hitting each key.  It works fairly well most of the time.  Except when I try to swype in someone’s name.

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My Sunday (or the Chronicles of a Linux Install)

My morning

My morning

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Going to be that kind of day

This is the e-mail I just sent my boss:

I’d been leaving the brands with no sponsor IDs with blank sponsors.  But somehow I managed to get the brand’s zip code in the sponsor ID by mistake.  The br_id is 7058.  I’m just going to update the sponsor ID manually in UAT and fix the script.  It’s too early and I haven’t had any coffee yet so I just stuck any 5-digit number I could find in there.

Imagine, if you will, that the sponsor is the CPU and the brand is the motherboard.  You can see how putting the wrong CPU in the motherboard would cause MANY more problems than leaving the socket empty would.  Brands that lack sponsors just don’t work.  Brands that have zip codes as sponsor IDs might end up pointing at random banks or credit unions.  This would cause no end of headache for the QA team that would end up debugging the thing down the road when folks start getting weird and unpredictable behaviors when they try to enroll in online bill payment.

And yes.  You should be very afraid.  They have people like me writing your online banking and bill payment systems.  🙂

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Rule 34 poisons your brain, too.

I woke up.  I was slightly unnerved but couldn’t figure out why.  I made coffee.  While I was waiting for the coffee to brew, the realization of why I was slightly unnerved hit me:  My subconscious had just lost its virginity to an anthropomorphic mink.  I blame the googles I had to do yesterday to research this article.  Needless to say, I think I’m over that particular subject for a LONG time.  Now off to read Freefall 😛  J/K.  I’m off to drink coffee, read the dailies (not including Freefall since I’m not up to today’s yet), and then take a bunch of old computer junk downstairs.  Now will someone pass me the Brain Bleach, please?

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Friday Stickies

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