Category Archives: Home projects

IPA kit pt 1

I finally made some time to set up my beer-making kit!  It’s a west coast IPA from Craft-a-Brew.  I was pretty concerned about contamination at first, but I eventually got the kitchen cleaned up and went for it. The best … Continue reading

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It’s a table!

I’ve been working on making my patio a workshop and home office space, and the first thing you need is a TABLE.  I looked for my perfect table online but couldn’t quite find it, so then it’s time to go … Continue reading

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Busking kit

I’ve been working on a good configuration for playing drums on the street, and I think I’ve got my formula: This configuration has a 13″ snare, 14″ hats along with my favorite tiny crash: the 14″ Paiste fast crash Signature … Continue reading

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Cat Tree Mk II

Cat Tree Mk I was a huge success, but even good things can be improved upon! I thought Jasper would like hiding out in the tunnel of the Mk I design, but he never ended up doing that.  To make … Continue reading

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Cat Tree Mk I

If you’ve got cats – get a cat tree for them!  It’s important to give your cats something fun to climb, satisfying to destroy, and comfortable for lounging.  Otherwise you might find your cats climbing the wrong things and falling, … Continue reading

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Living with drums

Living with drums in San Jose can be difficult.  I don’t have enough space at home, and I have to pack the drums in the car to go practice. Here are some photos reflecting the skills I’ve developed for fitting … Continue reading

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Diagnosing the internet

I did a little trouble-shooting outside the house and I found EXPOSED COPPER in the lines.  As soon as the January rains started, the lines started shorting.

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