Archive for the ‘Off topic’ Category

Summer 2010 BBQ

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

By way of apology for any inconvenience while we closed tech support down for a Saturday afternoon, I'm sharing some pics from our recent BBQ.  You can find the full gallery of pics here. [gallery link="file"]

Summer honey harvest

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_394" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Honey flows from the centrifugal extractor"][/caption] My three hives did pretty well this year, and I have harvested about thirty pounds of honey for the summer. Thanks much to Phil at Flying Goat for bringing over his extractor, and to Kim Dow and Greg Fisher for ...

Spring swarm capture

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I've added two swarms to my apiary this season. With the two (out of three) hives which survived the winter, I've got a total of four hives up and running now. They are doing well in West Sonoma County. The most recent swarm was at an apartment ...

You’ve got to have a hobby, right?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Here's a post that isn't related to work. I do manage some extracurricular activities in my spare time! We harvested honey a couple months ago from all three of our hives. All three were captured swarms, including one we captured from a redwood tree earlier this year. We managed ...

More bees!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

As I've written previously, I keep bees. Yesterday I got a call from Oak Grove Elementary School in Graton about a swarm of bees in one of their trees. The nice folks at Beekind referred them because Sonic.net has a bucket truck which I can borrow, so we ...

Other uses for wireless equipment: Bee swarm capture

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

I've got a few hobbies which are not related to the Internet business. One of them is beekeeping, and I had a lot of fun taking care of my two hives last year. The bees are so dedicated and interesting to watch, and the honey is great. Like many ...

Things to do on a lazy Sunday: Stop Junk Mail!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Junk postal mail has a big impact on the environment, particularly catalogs. They're also a nuisance and a distraction. Reducing recurring junk postal mail is easy, and the time invested pays big dividends. There are quick and easy ways to reduce your mail flow. Here are ...