New #Solar system record yesterday, over 60 kWh generated. Really looking forward to what the system can really do with a long summer day. #GreenEnergy

Graph of power consumption and solar generation for April 22nd 2023.

Overnight Sourdough

Modified from

  • 227g ripe sourdough starter
  • 170g water
  • 375g bread flour
  • 8g salt
  1. Combine starter and water to a thin slurry
  2. Mix with flour and salt to a shaggy dough
  3. Let rest for 10 minutes
  4. Knead with a dough hook for 5-10 minutes until a smooth dough is formed
  5. Cover bowl with plastic and let rest overnight
  6. In the morning turn dough out of the bowl and stretch and fold 5-10 times
  7. Form into a tight boule
  8. Put a piece of parchment on a inverted baking sheet
  9. Place the boule on the parchment and spray lightly with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap
  10. Place dough into oven with a the oven light on and place a pan of boiling water under the dough sheet
  11. Allow dough to rise for 2 hours or until doubled in size
  12. Once dough is almost risen remove dough and water pan from the oven
  13. Preheat oven to 475 F with a bread baking cloche or cast iron dutch oven inside
  14. Once oven is preheated score the bread with lame or sharp knife
  15. Place the bread into the dutch oven/cloche and cook for 25 minutes
  16. Remove the cover and allow to bake for 5-7 minutes until well browned

Crazy #Aurora tonight. Just off our back deck it’s across the whole north and west sky #yyc

Aurora borealis in the northern sky of calgary alberta canada. Aurora borealis in the northern sky of calgary alberta canada.

Missed this a couple days ago but hit another #solar milestone 7 straight days of net positive production along with that also got my approval today for the government grant so should see that 5K coming in soon. #greenenergy

Graph of solar generation vs power consumption for a dwelling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada showing 9 straight days of positive generation.

Another milestone on our #Solar journey. First generation day over 50 kWh. Looking forward to many more of these as we get into summer, and can’t wait for a 100 kWh day 🤞 #GreenEnergy

Solar energy production graph showing 52.1 kWh of generation and 30.5 kWh of usage. For a single family home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Bill came in today for our first full month of #Solar. Our microgeneration covered not quite half of the usage that we pulled from the grid. Hopefully this next bill will be better as we get into longer days and less chances of snow covering panels. #greenenergy

Screen shot showing electric bill with 660 kWh of usage and 248 kWh of microgeneration credit

The kids went to a movie on Friday and came home with Popeyes Candy Sticks. I’m really kind of surprised they still make them with all the smoking connotations they have.

popeyes candy sticks

Posted another thing on thingiverse today, just a quick remix of a Raspberry Pi case to allow mounting a fan to try to keep my pi cool during octolapse renderings.
#3DPrinting #octoprint

We’ll it was bound to happen eventually with the kids playing ball hockey constantly out in front. #HomeOwner

cracked hiuse window from impact with a street hockey ball