So I have been using this opportunity to lose a few pounds, and also to take a tour of commercial cider. I have decoded that it sucks. Those of you who drink commercial cider and have had my cider - I see why you think mine is weird. This stuff - even the good stuff - is swill. I have no idea who thinks it is worth drinking. Best I have had so far is Ace Joker Hard Cider, and it is laughably sour.
Anyway, if you drink commercial cider - try some homebrew. It is dramatically different from this crap. Yes, it is dry, and yes, it is hard to get used to but at least there is some complexity, and it doesn't just bludgeon you with the flavor of the week.
Rant over, back to your lives.
Bill Sempf is a software architect. His breadth of experience includes business and technical analysis, software design, development, testing, server management and maintenance, and security. In his 17 years of professional experience he has participated in the creation of well over 200 applications for large and small companies, managed the software infrastructure of two Internet service providers, coded complex software happily in every environment imaginable, and made mainframes talk to cell phones. I
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