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This is a timelapse using my iPhone. It is the traffic on I-635 in Dallas as seen from my office window. I wanted to test the capabilities of the iPhone for doing timelapse videos and i think it did fairly well. I used an app called Miniatures available in the iTunes store.

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Grand Cru Homebrew

A few months ago I decided to try my hand at home brewing (beer). I figured I would ease into it by starting out with a Mr Beer kit. It has low investment and easy to follow instructions. I did sort of deviate from the kit in that I used the West Coast pale ale liquid malt extract but I tossed the booster pack in favor of a pound of Bries amber dry malt extract. Additionally I used Fermentis Safeale S-05 yeast instead of the yeast provided in the kit. The first batch was such a success that I decided to give it a second go. This time around I decided to go with the Grand Cru kit from Brewferm. I’m pretty excited about it because it is one of my favorite styles of beer. It’s now in the bottles conditioning and I have about another month before it should be ready. I thought I would get fancy this time and I made a label for it just for fun. Here is the label image.

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