Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fermenting yoghurt with wireless router

E makes her own yoghurt, and, in the Northeast, she used to get it fermented by keeping the mixture in the oven, with the oven turned off. The pilot light in the oven kept the insides warm. However, in Texas, the ovens are all electric and they don't have the attractive property of doubling as a fermentation receptacle. E has solved this problem in a unique way, by placing the yoghurt on our wireless router. The excess heat from the router is never super-hot, and turns out to be as warm as the inside of an oven. Its green, since we are recycling the heat, and has no effect on our connectivity.

I recommend it, as the yoghurt is tasty!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Matlab Casino

I'm trying to increase updates by including short posts with no proofreading. Like this one. I realized I invented the phrase "Matlab Casino" to refer to when people hack endlessly at Matlab hoping to get a result. When I get sucked into it, I lose track of any high level strategy (such as, why are we doing this again?) and keep changing random magic numbers hoping for an awesome result to appear.

It never works.