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How Often would you ever see a Sign like this

How Often would you ever see a Sign like this

I received this picture on my grandson Andrew’s Facebook page today.

How often has anyone ever seen anything like this? I just traveled that bridge last week with my son while visiting in Maryland.  I think it’s a Hoot.

OPINION: What happened to common sense?

OPINION: What happened to common sense?

Most days I get to see a portion of ABC's Good Morning America and most days I end up shaking my head at some of the common sense subjects that are discussed. Believe me, it’s not just on this program, but most talk shows anymore.

Today they were discussing how many calories are in certain healthy foods and how some of the numbers can be surprising; but when I was growing up or our children were growing up, choices like dried fruit versus fresh fruit was not discussed because we only had fresh or home canned fruit, to my knowledge.

Coffee taste test pits pricey cat scat coffee against other brews

Coffee taste test pits pricey cat scat coffee against other brews

HOLLAND, Mich.— Kopi Luwak coffee beans costs up to $600 pound, but is the taste worth the price?

That’s the question a panel of coffee experts attempted to answer during a blind taste test this week.  “The Great Kopi Luwak Cupping Challenge” unfolded at JPs Coffee and Espresso Bar in Holland.  Owner Jack Groot ran the test, pitting Kopi Luwak against other regional Sumatran coffees prices around $16 pound.

During the test, one Kopi Luwak sample rose to the top, scoring 76 points out of 100.  However, two of the less expensive, non-cat poop coffees ranked within a half-point of Kopi Luwak and the others were very close.

“It’s a very good coffee, but not worth $600 a pound.  If you bought it in a coffee shop, it would cost you $50 a cup,” said Andy Timko with Anodyne Coffee Roasters in Milwaukee.

Happy Holidays from Geek Group 2011 - #2: We Three Kings

Merry Christmas from The Geek Group!



Rendered in four part harmony from a single solid state Tesla coil. All the sound heard is being generated from the electrical arc. A small ion motor, shaped like a Christmas Tree, is riding on top of the coil.

This Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC) was produced by Steve Ward and provided to The Geek Group some years ago. Recently it's been used as a test bed for improving multi-voice music reproduction from a single coil. The schematic for Steve's original SSTC can be found here:

http://stevehv.4hv.org/SSTC5/miniSSTCfnlsch.JPG

Happy Holidays from Geek Group 2011 - #1: O Come All Ye Faithful

Merry Christmas from The Geek Group! - O Come All Ye Faithful.

Rendered in four part harmony from a single solid state Tesla coil. All the sound heard is being generated from the electrical arc. A small ion motor, shaped like a Christmas Tree, is riding on top of the coil.

This Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC) was produced by Steve Ward and provided to The Geek Group some years ago. Recently it's been used as a test bed for improving multi-voice music reproduction from a single coil. The schematic for Steve's original SSTC can be found here:

http://stevehv.4hv.org/SSTC5/miniSSTCfnlsch.JPG

Learn about Vermicomposting

Learn about Vermicomposting

From the Grand Rapids Public Library's West Side Branch:

Vermicomposting

  Thursday, April 21

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

713 Bridge NW  -  616.988.5414

Let worms eat your garbage! Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is a way to compost your plant and vegetable waste indoors, all year round. Blandford Nature Center staff will teach you haw to make your very own worm bin. Participants will receive detailed instructions on the creation and upkeep of a complete worm compost bin.