Experiments with Homemade Wheat Gluten

Gluten is a vegetarian alternative to meat. When prepared and seasoned correctly it can be almost indistinguishable from hamburger, ribs, chicken strips or chicken nuggets, or sausage. My buddy recently wrote an article on how to make wheat gluten at home. My wife had just ground some hard white wheat earlier in the day, and I decided to see what…

Recession Taking Toll on Independent Web Content

With the downturn in the economy and the official declaration of the USA being in a Recession, most people are looking at how to trim their budgets and stretch their dollar. Geeks are finally switching from traditional POTS telephone service to its much cheaper VoIP alternatives. Rather than going out to the movies people are using the Netflix 1-out-at-a-time plan…

Know Your Liberty

What: Know Your Liberty, Connecting the Dots: How to select a worthy candidateThis event is free! Please come and enjoy this wonderful evening with Stephen Pratt. You are welcome to invite friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Outher topics to be discussed during the evening are: "What has the government done with your money?" and "Republic of the Republics." Mature and…

Separation of Topics

I’m trying to separate my articles by placing them on the site that they’re most applicable. Hopefully this will help each site be more relative to its visiting audience. This means my posts will be split between (presently) three sites: www.JoeLevi.com: “Greener Living through Technology,” local involvement/activism, self-defense, and self-reliance. Natalie.JoeLevi.com: personal and family stuff, Asperger’s Disorder/Asperger’s Syndrome, parenting, raising…

Syracuse Mayor

I’ve been doing a little more research into what happened in last night’s Syracuse City Council Meeting with regard to the selection and appointment of Larry Shingleton as the new Interim City Councilmember. First, the Mayor abstained from breaking the tie vote to select Commission Robert Whiteley. According to Syracuse City Municipal Code, Title I, Officers, Mayor (1-8-2), one of…

Syracuse City Council Citizen’s Report for 09/23/2008

(This is a “local politics” post. If that doesn’t interest you, move along to the next or previous posts.) Last night the Syracuse City Council held their regular City Council Meeting. I attended with my neighbor P~, we both had interest in the passage of Proposed Ordinance 08-07 Recodifying Title 10 of the Syracuse City Municipal Code (old Title X).…

Mike's Links Monday

Mike Dopp is taking a few days off, so in his absence and in his weekly tradition, here are a couple fun links for your Monday enjoyment! Take this interface survey to help designed make the web more friendly: http://www.interface-research.com/survey.html Download and convert online videos (YouTube, etc.) for your PC, Mac, iPod, Zune, etc. with this online tool: http://vconvert.net

Music Quest:

My buddy Mike Dopp is looking for the album Contaminant pcb by Contagion, specifically the song Scratch. If you’ve got a copy that you’re not listening to, he’d like to purchase it from you. (Bryce, Darby, you guys got your ears on?) If you’re unfamiliar with the song, here it is in music video form:

Then End of the World: How it all begins

I’ve debated whether or not I should write this post, in part because many of the sources I’ll list are religious in nature, and I’m trying to keep my posts as "factual" as possible (complete with citations and what not). Even moreso because I’ve been getting strong "feelings" about this topic that seem to grow upon one another… How it…