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bio website karlkatzke.com
location College Station, TX
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 2 months
seen Aug 8 '12 at 23:01

I'm a sysadmin for Sentry Data Systems. I do linux and clustering and networking, and enjoy instigating a good STONITH deathmatch when I get bored.

Work-wise, I'm a giant fan of the k.I.s.s. principle - keep I.T. simple, stupid. Don't make things any more complex than the features you need.

In my spare time, I renovate houses and ride herd on a pack of dogs with extreme mental issues. My background and career are both in systems. I look at systems, analyze them, and use them or make them better. I likeCFO DIY home stuff because the systems are simple and it's rewarding to figure em out and use them. How do I know the things I do? I have probably been there, broken that, ruined the other thing, and had to figure out how to fix all of them. we have this saying in my group of friends-who-renovate-houses: "Ask me how I know."


Jan
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comment How to minimize the impact of unpopped kernels and kernel shards in popcorn?
Also: Fresh popcorn. Popcorn fails to pop because it's old and dried out... it pops only when the moisture content in each kernel is right. High quality popcorn will help.
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comment Where can I Buy Kaima or Jeerakasala Rice?
Where are you located? I haven't seen Kaima rice, but in my city (Houston, TX) there are several excellent ethnic food stores that would either carry it or find it for you.
Sep
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asked What happens to the heat/capsaicin content of a pepper when you roast it?
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Sep
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answered Where can I bulk-buy cheap parmesan?
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