Pancakes

Sun August 21 2011 by Christopher Aedo

When I was growing up, almost every weekend my mom would cook these awesome pancakes for breakfast. They were a little different (and way better) than the standard variety, being made with more eggs than usual, and cottage cheese. She never looked at a written recipe when making them, so …

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Watching TV

Tue February 15 2011 by Christopher Aedo

So as much as I wish I didn't want to watch TV, sometimes I just can't help it (it generally feels like I'm shutting my brain down when I watch TV and sometimes I just need that). We cancelled satellite a few years ago, though we still downloaded a few …

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tivo is for suckers

Tue September 21 2010 by Christopher Aedo

OK, that title is unfair. TiVo is pretty great, I bought a series 1 in 2000, and within the first year added a giant hard drive (120gb WAS pretty big in 2001!) and a network card. A year later I got DirecTV and the Philips TiVo that worked with DirecTV …

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More people finally catching up!

Sun May 02 2010 by Christopher Aedo

I just wanted to gloat a little bit. In 2007 we told DirecTV to suck it. We cut back on our TV watching anyway (because watching less is good for you, seriously!) What we did want to watch, we were able to get from the Internet.

LA Times pointed out …

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Excuses, excuses...

Mon April 19 2010 by Christopher Aedo

Last week (4/12 - 4/16) I only managed to ride one day:

It was not fun times. It had rained the night before, so the morning was cold and wet (though I know it's nothing compared to the weather you peeps in Chicago get to …

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Barefoot running on the radio

Thu March 18 2010 by Christopher Aedo

On national radio, the editor-in-chief of Runner's World (David Willey) shills for the shoe companies while spreading misinformation. This piece on NPR from last week started promisingly, but the guy doing the story didn't bother to question this statement:
"If you are a very efficient and biomechanically gifted runner, running …

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About Christopher Aedo

Fri February 26 2010 by Christopher Aedo

For the longest time, this site has had no "about" page. It's Christopher Aedo's personal blog, so it's not very professional or career oriented. Just the same, there are plenty of useful tech-related posts sprinkled in here and there (so there's definite bleed-over between private and professional stuff).  In addition …

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Mashing with steam

Thu August 20 2009 by Christopher Aedo

I've been brewing beer for a little while now, and have been having a lot of fun with it. As it seems to go with all my hobbies I just kept escalating, expecting to eventually have a huge crazy brewing setup (aka "brew sculpture") with three computer controlled burners, multiple …

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shoes are bad!

Wed August 19 2009 by Christopher Aedo

EXCELLENT book, probably one of the best I've read recently:
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seenbook

Good article (shoes are bad!), Popular Mechanics says so!

Another good article (seriously, shoes are bad!), Popular Science agrees!

-Christopher
[UPDATE: Some interesting links …

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Homebrew Primer

Wed August 19 2009 by Christopher Aedo

I wrote this up for my friend Moshe, and have since forwarded it to probably five or six people who are interested in brewing their own beer. I thought I might as well put it up here, should make it a lot easier for me to share!

WOW, here's my …

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