#947

11:20 am, Friday, April 25th, 2008

Yet more progress on the house: The HVAC stuff has been installed, a bunch of wiring has been run (phone, coax, CAT5), the breaker box is in, the water lines are pressurized, and the roof has been shingled. It’s all in the Flickr set of course, but here’s a sample:

Roof shingled, compressor/condenser installed

Food stuff from the past couple days: We made a big salad for Top Chef night (AKA Wednesday). Made our own croutons and bacon-bits, ran some super-hard parmesan through the new microplane grater. It was very good.

Salad with cottage cheese

I bought a silicone muffin tin at Ace Hardware, so Thursday morning I made lemon poppyseed muffins. The first batch was extra large and had blueberries in ‘em. The second batch were mini-muffins sans berries. They were quite tasty. Some things I learned: You do have to grease the tin, even if it’s silicone, and any batter smears will turn into acrid, carbonized flakes (I’ll use a redneck pastry bag to fill next time instead of a spoon).

Big blueberry muffins    Mini lemon poppyseed muffins

For lunch yesterday Brett and I went to the Mongolian Barbecue Express in Moscow. It was good (and reasonably priced), but some of my zuchinni and onions came out a little undercooked. For dinner we ordered Papa John’s, which we hadn’t done in ages. I’d forgotten how good their buffalo wings are.

Have you seen the early Eee PC 900 reviews? I’m drooling over it.

Here’s a neat blog post about unusual aquatic creatures (with lots of pictures).

And a funny exchange from our ongoing MeFiNo game:

Also, why does gerryblog hate me and exclude me from his list? Absolutely outrageous.
Submitted by 1 on Wed, 04/23/2008 – 16:51.#

1: Well, the official reason is that you were a suspended player for having missed a previous vote. But the secret reason is that I *do* hate you, and always have…
Submitted by gerryblog on Wed, 04/23/2008 – 18:08.#

Have you heard Jonathan Coulton’s Baby Got Back cover? (Here’s the 9.43 MB MP3 if you wanna download it. That’s Creative Commons/Attribution-Noncommercial licensed BTW, so it’s okay for me to host it.) Hanwool and I are huge fans. I happened to hear it on Gabe’s April 18th Penny Arcade TV episode.

You know what else is pretty good? The Flobots’ Handlebars.

Hey, here are some pics of Hanwool at his sailing class.

Okay, I gotta go. I’m driving to the Tri-Cities as soon as I shower and pack.

7 Responses to “#947”

  1. Krunk:

    I’m not exactly sure being part of the creative commons license exactly means you can distribute it.

    From his site:
    http://www.jonathancoulton.com/store/downloads

    The MP3 Store

    All of the songs on this page are 192K MP3s – they are not copy protected in any way, so you can play them on whatever device you like. Songs that I wrote are licensed Creative Commons by-nc (covers and other stuff I don’t own are not). You can preview everything before you buy by clicking the little play button. Click the Info button next to a song to see lyrics, guitar chords, and (sometimes) a bit of explanation from me. You’ll also see stuff that other people have made based on that song, and you can submit your own video, short story, half-pony-half-monkey-monster sculpture, etc.

    You can pay with a credit card, Paypal or Google Checkout. After your payment goes through I’ll email you a link with some download instructions. If this seems too complicated to you, feel free to purchase through iTunes or whatever online music store you feel comfortable with. If you have any trouble with my store, you can send me an email.

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    No problem. If you’d like to donate some cash, you can do so through Amazon or Paypal. Or for something slightly more fun, purchase a robot, monkey or banana that will be displayed here with your message. The most recent bunch of JoCo Golden Circle Members are here:

  2. Krunk:

    Forgot to mention the song is awesome! and it’s only $1 from his store. :)

  3. Chuk:

    Jonathan Coulton has so much more, too. He’s in Seattle this weekend, go see him. I love “Skullcrusher Mountain”, “Re: Your Brains”, and “Better”, off the top of my head (oh, and “First of May”).

  4. Krunk:

    Nevermind, apparently you were correct about the license:

    * Attribution (by): Licensees may copy, distribute, display and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only if they give the author or licensor the credits in the manner specified by these.

    * Noncommercial or NonCommercial (nc): Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works based on it only for noncommercial purposes.

  5. Chuk:

    How can he CC license someone else’s song? I mean, sure, he covered it, but he didn’t write it. Maybe he can license this arrangement?

  6. Krunk:

    My friend also recently sent me this song:
    http://www.bu.edu/blazars/songs/superluminallover.html

    I think you might enjoy it :)

  7. hjo3:

    Chuk: As I understand it, Coulton can do whatever he wants with the work provided he obtained a mechanical license for the cover. I sure wish I could go see him, but I’m working this weekend. Coulton’s been a permanent fixture in my iPod ever since the first time I saw Code Monkeys. (I think Creepy Doll is my favorite song of his.)

    Krunk: Super Luminal Lover is awesome, thanks for the link!