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Dirk Collins
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Ready for some Sunday Fun?

Who here enjoys a good prank now and again? These driving instructors have no idea they are conducting a driving test for the Malaysian Professional Motorsports Women's Driving Champion.
Oh! those poor instructors!! - Mark Drysdale - Google+
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My turn to cook tonight!
On the Menu

Garlic Shrimp Scampi
Garlic Bread
Parmesan Fettuccine
Mediterannean Mozarella Salad

Kind of looked like this! Tasted even better than it looked!
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Bagels & Coffee
Sunday Brunch

Because, you know... Sunday... bagels... coffee!  Of course it is best when you make your own bagels like this. A good day, with a perfect batch of dough, and baked to a light golden brown. Served with real butter, and creamed cheese.



 
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

May 2015 bring happiness, many new blessings, and joy for everyone here!

Look forward to some more posts over the holidays as we'll be cooking up, and delivering recipes for some holiday noms, including Homemade Bagels, You'll see some new types of Chocolate Truffles, and we'll be doing a down home Pancake Breakfast, and making some Homemade Bread as well!
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Beautiful table and tree. Nativity is also very beautiful.
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Happy Thanksgiving & Merry Christmas Everyone!

...and started out the holiday season with a fine, fine, Thanksgiving. The wife threw me out of the kitchen this year, and fixed up one of the best Thanksgiving Turkeys ever. Immediate family gathered for a nice quiet private gathering.

I finally got back into the kitchen today, and went right to work. Had a request for Thanksgiving for a chocolate pie, so I did up a homemade Graham Cracker Crust, a mixed up a batch of my favorite (of course homemade, from scratch) Chocolate Truffle mix and layered the inside of my pies with truffle chocolate. They are now in the fridge chilling, and I'll finally add Chocolate Pudding as the pie topping and let that carefully setup. Should be ready by lunch tomorrow.

Being Football season, I actually started with Chips & Dill Ranch Dip with Chives today. Mixed up a ranch packet with some sour cream, dill, and chives, brought the bowl in to the living room with a bag of chips for the family. Thirty minutes later, I got the empty bowl back.

The pictures you see here is the second batch of Ranch Dip I made this evening!!! and it is now chilling and setting up a bit as well so I should have some tomorrow when I get home from work, unless the kids raid the fridge first.

Wishing Everyone & Happy Thanksgiving, and looking forward to the Holiday Season!

Ooo... Oooooooo... We got the tree up this weekend as well!
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Isaac Asimov on Creativity

An original essay from the Sci-Fi Master, published just a few days ago in the MIT Technology Review  courtesy of Arthur Obermayer,

Kudos to +Jenny Winder for originally sharing this!
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So, my morning appointment cancelled, with no computers to repair or check, and no pc or device tutoring to do, I went ahead and made good use of my free time with... Breakfast!

Homemade Hash Browns, and Eggs Sunny Side-up, with Toast.

Perfectly cooked, and tasting yummy. Probably a good thing my clients don't cancel often. Every now and again is perfectly ok though, in my book!
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The Internet will remain open and free, at least for now!
FCC Votes to uphold Internet Neutrality!
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Farewell, my friend

This affected me a bit more than I expected. Please share in my condolences, and empathy with the family and friends of Edgar W. Froese.,

The man who formed Tangerine Dream, a music pioneer, a visionary, and one of the first digital creators of new and better worlds...

You will be missed!

Tangerine Dream Website
http://www.tangerinedream-music.com/index.php

Edgar W. Froese Website
http://www.edgarfroese.com/htm/enter.htm
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Holiday Achievement Unlocked
Saturday Morning Breakfast Pancakes

We really need to do this more often!

Perfect golden brown pancakes and maple syrup with crisp bacon, and a couple of scrambled eggs. Not really healthy, but Noms!
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Cats

Because, ...you know, the Internet.

The Bokeh picture was unintentional, just artifacts while I was shooting  this morning. First up is Banjo. His nickname is Retard. He was slightly brain damaged as a kitten due to illness and surgery, and likes to throw himself at walls at high velocity without apparent regard for his personal safety... hence the nickname.

Here he is guarding the Christmas tree. ...and a closeup.

Last up is Karma... Still a kitten, just under a year old. Karma of course is busy hunting under the tree and wondering why GameDaddy has suddenly taken a big interest in her.

The Christmas tree is their new favorite hangout, and will continue to be until we take down their new hunting preserve after the holidays finish.

+Meguey Baker you getting this? Hope someone can loan you or you can rent an electric pump for your basement a bit later this morning. Winter in the snowy North with no heat is no fun!
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Thanks! We have a little pump and a wet vac, and my sister who owns a construction company had a replacement pump left from a job, so she sent one of her most excellent crew folk over to help us out. 
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Philae Landing Underway

The European Space Agency is very busy this morning coordinating the landing of Philae on the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is the very first landing attempt on an asteroid that is currently orbiting the sun more than five times the distance that the earth orbits the sun. This is a historical moment. The actual landing is scheduled to occur right around 11:02 AM Eastern Standard Time.

Graphics (not to scale) courtesy of the European Space Agency.

http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/
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Tech Guy, Employed for many years with the Department of Defense (NavCal Labs, Kay & Associates) and at various Fortune 500 Tech companies including HP, Apple, Terradyne, and Ford Aerospace... From about the mid-90's on I changed my work style and focused on entrepreneurial and startup companies like MedSim (Ultrasound Education). These days I tend to work for startups, as a consultant for individuals, and as a consultant for smaller growing companies while also providing tech support, tech programs, and workshops for non-profit corporations and schools part-time.  Former U.S. Army calibration specialist (35H) 



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Pretty good at fixing electronics, great at fixing personal computers and wide area networks, I also enjoy teaching about science, technology, engineering and math. Hosted and chaired one of the first Distance Education courses (1993). Designed an original Ion Thrust Engine (2009) for use in spacecraft, Designed an original green Electromagnetic Power Generator (1983) that provides electricity using no fuel, that does not pollute the atmosphere, or environment. Designed the first Time Abacus (2005), to teach people how to manually calculate fixed time intervals.
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