Installing 8GB of RAM and an SSD (to replace my optical drive) in my macbook pro tonight (late 2008). It’s kind of a dinosaur, but this should be a pretty substantial boost. I’m also doing a clean OS install. Over the last year I made a conscious effort to not get bogged down in editing, partially due to speed limitations. I consider pretty much all of my posted photos as drafts. Hopefully I’ll have a decent environment to efficiently work in lightroom or aperture so I can ditch iPhoto and come up with some photos I actually consider “final” or print worthy. I’ll post some thoughts on the update after I test it out for awhile.
Drinking cold brew from concentrate is dangerous.
1) Extremely easy to prepare after the initial brew, just add hot water.
2) Very drinkable cup, a little lighter feeling in the stomach than other methods (not sure why that is, maybe it depends on the bean).
3) Since it is a concentrate and it takes 12-14 hours to prepare, you end brewing a large batch and having a much higher volume of coffee readily available.
What is your method? I used my french press so I wouldn’t have to use an additional strainer or cheesecloth. I used 100g of coffee in my 32oz press with a slightly finer grind than I normally use (basically I went as fine as I could go while minimizing particle transmission post press). The general rule of thumb seems to be twice as much coffee as you would normally use for the concentrate. For preparation I’ve been doing a 3 parts water to 1 part coffee mix, which tastes about right to my palette for a less intense cup (this less intense cup seemed to suit the beans I used).
I’m going to have to do some more brews to see how I like this method, but it’s at least good for iced coffee & speed to quality ratio for a busy morning.
My beautiful & delightful girlfriend in her valentines day attire. Torrid should just hire her to model dresses for them.
I’m pretty excited about my tax return this year. I didn’t do any freelance work in 2013 so I’m getting much more back than I’m used to. I was going to buy a new camera lens, but now I’m thinking of upgrading from my Canon T1i to a T5i or maaaaybe even a 70D. I’m still reading about the differences between the T5i (700D) and the 70D, but either way I’m pretty excited. What do you think? Will I notice much of a difference in image quality? I guess the T5i has practically the same sensor as the T4i, and both are substantially better than the T1i so maybe I don’t even need the extras and could put more cash toward a new lens.