Monday, July 26, 2010

The End of History Starts with a Dead Squirrel

I like the BrewDog beers that I've tasted, but Erik at Top Fermented hits the nail on the head with respect to the recent "The End of History" hullaballoo:

What’s the point of spending your time creating a beverage that nobody will ever drink?


Is something exclusive worth having if it’s specifically designed to be exclusive?

Read Erik's excellent dissection of the issue at Top Fermented.

Friday, July 9, 2010


My machine is running again, with an upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 thrown into the deal.

The good news: the source code for my Palm app survived, as did the Android version, so work on those can continue.

The bad news: I lost all of the "Beer Me!" updates and comments that were sent between 2010-06-28 14:47:52 and 2010-07-01 19:15:00 PST. If you submitted any updates or comments during that time, please try to send them again. Thanks!

Monday, July 5, 2010


My computer crashed this weekend in the most literal sense: it fell on the floor and broke. I'm cleaning up the pieces and trying to recover what I can.

It looks like I lost all of the email, so if you sent an update on or after June 25, you should probably send it again.

Worse, I may have lost some or all of the source code for my Beer Me! smartphone app. That would be a Very Bad Thing Indeed.