17 Jan 2014
My favorite events in photos from our activities throughout the past year.
Skiing in Breckenridge
To celebrate the group turning 30 we went skiing in Colorado.
Atop the beginner hill.
First major wipe out at full speed.
Rob, Phil, Anya, Earl and Alisa.
Our second year pouring beer samples for the Brew Rioters, which is always
a great time. Checkout our brews on the Necktie Brewery site.
Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks
Our vacation to California to see the giant redwoods and experience those
wonderfully mild summer temperatures.
A baby black bear crossing our path.
The trail took us through the middle of this charred giant sequoia.
The Grizzly Giant doesn't disappoint.
Camping late in the summer with the family.
Flight testing the trampoline.
Rock climbing with the family at Robbers Cave State Park.
Craig making his way to the top.
Fishing in Caddo Lake State Park.
An extra surprise is in store for 2014.
Rip ridin' on a wild tricycle.
12 May 2013
We enjoyed a warm, busy day at Brew Riot on Sunday, May 20 in downtown
Oak Cliff. Equipped with three kegs, twenty-five 22 oz.
bottles and two cases of 12 oz. bottles, the four of us were determined to
give it all away.
Our five entries lasted the day and the swarm of thirsty rioters.
Find more about entries at the Necktie Brewery website.
- Atlantic Maple Brown
- Four-in-Hand Milk Stout
- Clip-on Cali IPA
- Collegiate Common
- Half-Windsor Porter
01 Mar 2012
Timers are a great way to ensure you get in the zone, take breaks
and check important things periodically. But who wants to fiddle with
a mouse when the need for a timer arises?
That began my search for a desktop timer solution. The timer must be
easily activated with keyboard controls, accept simple time inputs
in a natural language and get out of the way as fast as possible.
This led me to a Launchy based shortcut for the
Orzeszek Timer. Orzeszek Timer is an open-source timer that
accepts various time inputs via command line arguments. So, giving
10m as input would start a timer for 10 minutes just as you
- Download and install Launchy.
- Save the Orzeszek Timer to a known location.
- Use Launchy's built-in Runner plugin to create a custom
command with the following options:
Program: C:\Path\To\Orzeszek Timer.exe
Start a Timer
Activate Launchy, type "timer", hit
TAB, and input your desired
timer length. When your timer expires you'll be notified.
Forget trying to rely on hope to remember your important meeting,
just set a timer when you think of it and get there ahead of time.