Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chicago Bears Players on Twitter

I did a Google search for Chicago Bears players on Twitter and it seemed a little hard to find a list of Bears players on Twitter, so I thought I'd start one. Here are the ones I know of, please comment if you know of any others (even ex-Bears are cool).

Jay Cutler: @jcutler6 (thanks ScottSandSkokie)
Greg Olsen: @gregolsen82
Matt Forte: @chitownforte22
Devin Hester: @d_hest23
Tommie Harris: @RealDeal91
Jason Davis: @JasonDavis43
Desmond Clark: @tightwork88


Fontel Mines: @FMines89
Jason McKie: @Jmack37
Bernard Berrian: @B_Twice
Kyle Orton (maybe): @kyleorton08
Feel free to follow me @Perno

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Black Pug Brewery Logo

My dad said not to send any gifts to him for Father's Day since he has everything he wants/needs so Allison and I are sending him a gift certificate for admission to the Black Pug Brewery in Land O Lakes, FL (my house) along with unlimited beers to be used before the end of the year.  So Allison and I took some pictures last night and came up with this logo for the brewery.
Obviously this won't be a final logo of any sort, but it will be the one I put on my dad's gift certificate :)  
Happy Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Phish in Asheville, NC

My (future) brother in law Gregg and his (future) wife Lauren (along with Dave) went to see Phish play in Asheville, NC and Knoxville, TN. Gregg just showed me this awesome picture that Lauren took at the Asheville show with his camera, and I thought I would share it:

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I'm not a fan of Phish, but I don't hate them. Now I can see why the hippies like to go see them so much. Glad you guys had fun!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

T-Mobile G1 Android Cupcake Battery Charging Issue

UPDATE (7/9/09): I've tried everything, a hard reset of my phone, letting the phone fully discharge then recharge, and it improved a little bit, but not much. I called T-Mobile and they admitted it's a known issue. I expect the next software update to take care of this.

I'm a T-Mobile customer and own the G1 phone. Recently, an over-the-air update was released for the Android operating system, version 1.5 or "Cupcake". Everything's been running smoothly for me thus far besides a couple complaints, but the main thing I found was my battery would only charge up to about 64% and then charge VERY slowly. I'm talking it went from a couple hours to perform a full charge to around 8-10 hours!
After a few days of this happening I thought I would just restart the phone (since that seems to be the answer to almost any techy device) and the battery said it was fully charged, 100%, which led me to believe it was a software issue. The battery was fully charged, but the software didn't know it. So I did some digging and it seems a lot of people had this same problem.
Turns out downloading the updated operating system on a less than fully charged battery led the new OS to believe the battery is fully charged at whatever percentage you had when you updated your phone. Sounds like someone at Google would have thought of this and prevented this from happening, but I guess they were eager to push this out so they missed it. Anyway, one solution someone suggested is to just let your battery fully drain to the point your phone shuts off from lack of battery, then just fully recharge it. I'm told this will solve the problem and allow the OS to re-calibrate itself, I guess it makes sense logically. So far I've drained mine and it's charging right now, I'll report back on how it goes.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Homebrew Status

Here's a look at where I'm keeping my fermenting pale ale along with the bubbling airlock.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Eating His O's

Good morning! I'm just having some O's for breakfast.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Brew Day!!!

Here's what the wort (what beer is called prior to fermentation) is looking like while it's boiling.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

My First Yeast Starter

I think it's ready to make a big batch of beer but I'm not sure at all.