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I'm a web developer, IT consultant, and programmer with a property management firm in Orange County, CA.

A lot of my side-projects end up rolling into my work life, and feel that the experience I've gained with web development, Ruby, Qt, C/C++, Java, etc. may actually be of use to somebody.

Oh, and I really hate when people tell me, "No, it can't be done." You're wrong; It can, it should, it will, so shut up and watch me.


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May
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comment What is the “hot” and “cold” category that Chinese culture separate their food into?
Add to this meats are classified as "cold" and "hot" interestingly as well - Fish is cold, then chicken, then beef, then lamb (all in increasing "heat")... There are links to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and the importance of "warm" or "hot" food to increasing ones health and balancing internal humors.
May
21
answered What cut of beef is “fillet of beef”?
May
21
comment Is it possible to create salty ice cream?
Salt is an ingredient in most ice creams, and there are a variety of particularly salty ice creams. For instance, bacon ice cream is occasionally accompanied by coarse sea or rock salt. Specifically noted from Japan though Sea Salt ice cream is also a popular creation, consisting of a sea salt and vanilla flavoring in blue colored ice cream, allegedly made famous after Tetsuya Nomura of Square Enix fame tried it at a Tokyo Disney resort.
May
20
comment French-press coffee has a powdery taste
Two things: 1.) Are you allowing the coffee to bloom? Seeing as how you're getting weak brews, it seems you might not be getting good contact with the water and beans. 2.) Drink your hot water plain before trying to brew coffee. Also, run a no-coffee press through your french press and drink that. Water can have a big effect (My first apartment's water was treated with sulfur, which ruined my ability to make coffee without filtered water). Just two things that popped into my head while reading the post and its answers.
May
20
comment Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
@ChrisSteinbach It's essentially what I've been doing; adjusting the Keurig to brew with half-ice on a smaller setting. It works, it's just not the same smooth flavor I get from cold-brewing. My problem has been that I haven't wanted to make more than one batch for fear of it going bad and making my wife and I sick. Much appreciated though!
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May
20
accepted Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
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comment Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
Thank you! That at least confirms that I should be able to make it through the week!
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comment Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/17225/… was helpful in giving a rough week for "brewed coffee", but assumes the application of heat to the process. I'm not sure if this, like the preservation qualities in canning, makes a difference.
May
15
revised Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
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May
15
answered Lifetime of French press filter
May
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asked Bottling and Storing Cold-Brewed Coffee?
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