This has been a good weekend for me. My wife had her best friend come into town this weekend so she took off and I had the kids for the whole weekend. I was planning on working from home on Friday, but I ended up taking the day off so I could just enjoy the kids and relax. It worked out pretty well and we ended up having a nice time when my son got back from school.
I didn’t have any time to work on the HTPC side project. I did install Ubuntu and upgraded to the latest version. But now the on-board video seems to be having problems. The monitor has vertical lines throughout the display. I had another video card go bad years ago and it was the memory on the card that went bad. So, it’s sitting in the basement, waiting… calling… for me… maybe this week.
I did spend a whole lot of time trying to increase performance on this blog. I have disabled several plugins and think I might have nailed it down. I’ll post my thought about the plugins this week. I’ll describe the ones I think causes worse performance and which ones helped. If you have any thoughts let me know.
Today, we had a great visit with my mother and went over to my brother-in-law’s house for sausage and corn on the cob. We had a nice time and the food was great. The twins were excited about eating corn on the cob. My brother-in-law made “Old Fashioned’s”with Maker’s Mark. It was great. He said that nobody knows how to make Old Fashioned’s:
The oldest recipe that I have found going by the name of Old Fashioned, comes from “Modern American Drinks” by George J. Kappeler, and published in 1895:
THE OLD-FASHIONED WHISKEY COCKTAIL
Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece ice, a piece lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass.
I found this on the Drinkboy website. Reading this article, my brother-in-law made the “updated” version described after the above quote. And certainly the article isn’t complimentary to the way he made the Old Fashioned’s, but I liked it. I had two and it was perfect cocktail for a nice Sunday afternoon.
Then I watched the Sopranos and the Simpson’s.