Here are some recent pictures of the SCOBY’s progress.
Following these instructions, I’m giving this a go. In the comments to the instructions, someone described using multiple bottles of store-bought kombucha to get things going faster, so that’s what I’m doing. I got 5 bottles, and made a big batch of black tea and sugar to feed the SCOBY.
It was not difficult, and preparation was delicious!
Now, we wait. I’ll post an update when there is exciting news.
So this is who we are now:
He had been forgotten in a 5-by-10-foot windowless room, hearing only the muffled sounds of voices and toilets flushing in the Drug Enforcement Administration facility in San Diego.
As I read more about Meteor it kinda hurts to continue the old ways on the giant project I’ve built over the past several years. I mean it’s kind of heartbreaking to think about how much work was done that now seems like it could have been avoided if we had Meteor back then. But it’s also wonderful and a relief just knowing it exists. I can’t wait to try this thing out.
I just heard about this new web framework called Meteor today, and I’m totally blown away by it.
I was already pretty blown away just by thinking about what I could do by combining node.js, CoffeeScript, SaSS, MongoDB, and WebSockets. I thought, “I could probably make the most awesome new web framework out of those components, and then use that to make amazing real-time web apps.”
But the Meteor team has already done it, so I don’t have to! Thanks team!
I’m super excited to try this on my next project, and I’m feeling a little stifled having to go back to work on a huge project that wasn’t created this way. The tiny amount of semi-real time stuff it has took forever to create, and I could have done it in days instead of weeks/months with Meteor.
This is why it’s wonderful to work in ever-higher-level languages. The more abstract and less “close to the metal”, the better, I say. Though I’m certainly grateful for the people who love working close to the metal (and I think it’s important to be able to go there when necessary). Zillions of developers couldn’t do what we do without them.
So… apparently someone wrote a whole book on this topic.
If I wrote that book, it would be one page long, in large type:
Push the button. Say words. Anything. If you don’t like the result, try again with other words.
I figured out how to do microblogging on here.
Post titles that start with a ❧ symbol are local to my site.
If the ❧ symbol is after the title, then the title is a link to the article I’m commenting on or quoting or whatever, and the symbol is a permalink to the post on my site.