6mo! a ‘lil Sturm & Drang & your Yama Mama

The fake wedding last weekend at Shi Restuarant on the LIC waterfront aka our Six Month Jubilee went beautifully. We really enjoyed having all of our friends and family in one place and the entire weekend went smoothly with only a few afternoon showers. We send our thanks and love to all those who were in attendance and to those who could not.

On a completely different tack, thanks to CM for introducing me to the musical talents of Wolfgang Voigt through his ‘Studio 1’ work. The artist goes by many monikers: ‘Mike Ink’ & ‘Gas’ to name a couple but it’s the flavor of his 4/4 minimal deep beats that I’m enjoying and Zoe is hating. She prefers her beats with a bit less drum & bass, say a bit more melody and less like a Berliner discotheque.

Finally, the Yama Vacuum coffee pot continues to work well as I refine the proportions. I need to find some new freshly ground beans as my Gimme! ‘Picolo Mondo’ runs out. I’ve found that 3 cups of water, 4 heaping Tbls of medim-fine ground beans, and let the coffee sit in the top of the vacuum pot about 45 seconds before pulling off heat -so far- seems to work the best. Not too strong but gives a nice smooth clean flavor.

Okay, really last thing. The alt install of Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS on the old PIII works fine with mt-daapd (Firefly) and .flac conversion but it appears smart playlists and certain .flac encodings cause it to completely kick out of iTunes. There is a newer forked version that I happened upon while surfing the internets: http://packages.qa.debian.org/m/mt-daapd.html and this is Julien Blache’s blog http://blog.technologeek.org/2009/06/12/217 which has the info about his rewrite of the fork.   It sounds like he streamlined mt-daapd to the bare essentials and coded for only Linux; so long as it still works with iTunes I am happy.  You can get it from his git here with the proper client: git://git.debian.org/~jblache/forked-daapd.git

Photo sets from our fake wedding jubilee are on my Flickr. PM me on Flickr if you are a friend or family and wish to view the actual jubilee event photo set. Thanks again to Mr. Ryan Webb for the beautiful photos.