Sous Vide

Do You Sous Vide?

#sousVide #foodSaver #aSous? #ANOVA #@IHR

Anova Precision® Series Sous Vide – Have you tried a sous vide machine? We cover the Anova Precision® Series Sous Vide. Say what? Sous Vide? What’s a sous vide? Give the Anova Sous Vide a go. A sous vide, you say? Have you used one yet? We went with the Anova brand sous vide cooker. Specifically the Anova Precision® system with the 16 liter container. (( SHOUT OUT )) @IHR, we got a tip from a local restaurateur (awesome guy, awesome stuff blasting out of the kitchen by the way), the sous vide is a great way to step up your kitchen game. These Anova cookers can be found at your local Anova. Listen, there are days when you need a little pick me up, special sauce; a little kitchen magic if you will… a little magic to whip up something special in the kitchen, and those of us who wish we had some real skills or talent in the kitchen*. The sous vide machine just might do the trick.

Taco proteins – Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish, Shirmp etc., Briskets, Duck to Corned Beef, you name it, the sous vide does it. The only caveat is time. If you can set aside time for prep, create your entrees and sides, vacuum seal the pouches and done. Generally, we set aside a 30-60 mins for prep, 2 – 10 hours for cooking. This of course depends on the type of beef, we’ve tried the toughest, unfriendly kind and this sous vide machine kicks it’s *#$. Meaning, regardless of the time the meat took a bath, the result is what we’ve come to know as excellent.

We say kick the tires, have at it, the sous vide makes it easy to prep both sides and entrees, heat and cook dishes at an exact temperature. If you want, you can control the temperature home or away with the Anova app (we don’t use it now), helpful when starting down the path of bathwater cooking. Whatever meat, veggie, protein etc. is submerged will be kept at the temperature you want. This beast does it all. If you have time and the patience to learn how this thing works… May be a few cuts of beef or chicken, some cleaned/de-veined shrimp or a breast of duck. 3 easy steps, let the machine do it’s thing… you’re upping your kitchen game from zero skills to an arbiter of food stardom. This machine does require sealed packaging, from zipper bags to vacuum sealed bags – check out Anova’s Vacuum Sealer or Amazon – Anova Sealer.

World Changing for us. Listen, there are many kitchen gadgets, gimmicks, tricks, secrets, family recipes etc. that can spice up your game. We believe this sous vide machine is a long-term investment, and thought you might want to have a go at it too. We did and it made a whole lot of difference. We share a few shots of our kitchen setup, prep gear, finishing and clean up.

*Don’t beat us up in the comments, we are simply stating ‘we’ wanted to be better in and around the kitchen; we needed serious help LOL. So we found some!

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WEBP Format

Search Engine Optimized Assets

#FFFFF #formatFilesForFutureFandom #noNotFFFFound #ludicrousSpeed #labWork

Google WEBP Image Format – Reduce image ‘weight’, search friendly; WEBP assets. Need more from the WEBP folks, Google? It’s not a one size fits all, some browser compatibility issues as you can imagine.

Working on the site, performance specifically. Almost finished, but still more to go. More pictures are coming, more stories, more trouble… however, conversion is next inline in a long line of backlog items. First, we recently groomed up ‘picture conversion’, and there we are on the backlog. #FFFFF or #FormatFilesForFutureFandom, has a nice ring to it… Like any backlog ‘debt’ it was time to cut the rope, move away from PNG’s and JPG’s where we can, pulling the images forward. Hopefully we can gain some speed, increase performance while taxing services less as we move into 2022. Of course, you too can have a look at site performance and benefits of a conversion effort, here at PageSpeed Insights. One of many Google Dev tools used in and around our work as part of an ever growing tool kit.

The use of 5f’s #FFFFF here, it’s reminiscent of our days of old… A constant reminder, that reminder that we love what we do; the question becomes this: if you don’t love what you do, today is a chance to change it!

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Dogeminer v2


#mySaved_DogeGame #DogeMiner #dogeMiner_v2

Fan favorite, Check out Dogeminer or Dogeminer v2; don’t forget to save your game.

When’s the last time you played Dogeminer 2? Dogeminer? Not forcing you to play Dogeminer v2(maybe because I don’t need more people on the Doge servers)! But, we are saying you should play Doge or Doge 2… Gone are the days of app crashing, progress or game loss. The best part of this particular game, is the ability to save a downloadable file for another day. Better screenshots next time! These Dogeminer v2 should do for now. Doge 2 is on the very short list of online games we cover: Dogeminer, Penguin Flight, SuperTux, SuperTuxCart, Drug Wars… the usual suspects.

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Dogeminer Open Dogeminer in game Dogeminer in game 2 Dogeminer in game 3 Dogeminer in game 4 Dogeminer in game 5

Barbones Torch

One The Bench – Barebones Torch

#SideProjects’s #BarebonesTorch #Flashlight


Side Projects – Working on this little widget… cleaning up some old solder welds… #reskilled. Thought I would put a little video together, something simple, little and it lights up the room. A torch? Flashlight requirements – 2 large paperclips, D battery, flashlight bulb and two solder points(a. solder two paperclips together b. one on the negative side as a larger touchpad). Simple right?

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Barbones Torch 1 Torch 2 Torch 3



#AirfieldFodder #TinyHawkFodder #SolderingSham #Solder_101

On The Bench – TH2

Back from the airfield, part 1… what a day, got the TH2 out/up in the air no problems. The landing and the flight was another story. Damage report, minor issues:

  • 2 LED strips out, severed
  • Antennae, severed
  • Power lead loose (+positive lead)
  • Burned/malformed poly frame
  • Fix – clipped and prepped for new wires, new led strips, new poly frame ordered, replaced antennae, re-soldered leads and shrink wrapped wires were applicable.

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EMAX TH2 EMAX Antennae Resolder 2 EMAX Antennae Resolder 2 Actively Soldering Antennae Solder Power to Engines Prep Work, Prepping Wires for Resolder Actively Soldering LED Prep, All corners prepped LED Resolder



#testing #testing123 #testThis #testNow #test+ #having_fun_again


On to our fifth message, this message is around ‘testing’… Test, test and retest. Retest as many times as you can; adjust your hypothesis, adjust your trajectory of change. Then we learn & apply our findings.

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