Stumptown Coffee

Stumptown, originally uploaded by andai. I first heard of Stumptown last year while I was in Portland for a meeting. We had heard that there was at least two Stumptown coffee shops in the Portland area but and they were also going to be opening a store on Capital Hill in Seattle. Well they actually…

Pioneer Coffee Shop and Drive-thru

Pioneer Coffee Drive-thru, originally uploaded by andai. This is one of the more unique coffee shops in the not only does it look different, but its uniqueness actually works! The Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company’s Shop located in Ellensburg, Washington, is in an old gas station that was turned into a coffee shop. What I like…

Bauhaus Books and Coffee…

Bauhaus Books + Coffee, Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by andai. Was the first coffee shop I used to frequent on Capital Hill. It quickly became my favorite hang out place…

Pegasus Coffee House

Pegasus Coffee Cup, originally uploaded by andai. The Pegasus Coffee House is a quaint little coffee shop located downtown Winslow, right by the marina on Bainbridge Island, where I’ve gotten a decent latte on both occasions I visited. I was last there yesterday. Having been there before, I needed to go back and get a…

A Menu For A Copper King

“A Menu for a Copper King” is the title of the featured menu at The Herbfarm Restaurant for Saturday, May 17th. As you probably can guess, Copper River Salmon was to be on the menu, hence the title. I have heard so much about this place, so you can imagine I was really excited to…

Top Pot! Ok Coffee, Great Doughnuts!

Top Pot!, originally uploaded by andai. These guys, Top Pot Doughnuts, make some pretty decent coffee though they are actually better known for making really good doughnuts. Now some folks will swear upon Mighty ‘O’ donuts, others will even go for Krispy Kreams (don’t even get me started) but honestly, I think Top Pot Donuts…

Port Townsend’s Boiler Room Coffee

The Boiler Room coffee is located along the main street in Port Townsend. I ventured in there just to checkout the place… a rather interesting place I might say but not my typical hangout. The reason being that is a joint suited more for teens. When I was there, the coffee was ok, but nothing…

Crumpets and Tea Anybody?

Crumpets and Tea Anybody?, originally uploaded by andai. Went down to The Crumpet Shop by Pike Place Market crumpets and tea coffee. I ended up ordering the egg and tomato crumpet which turned out to be very tasty. I should have ordered a second one so that I could leave there pretty full but I…

I Am Deeply Concerned…

About the fact that this world we live in, surely, is going to hell in a hand basket… Half the world lives in deep shit (please excuse my language), under the never ending, seemingly increasing threat of disease, oppressive poverty, violence, tyranny, violation of human rights… while the rest of the world lives relatively blissful…

Quick Guide to MySQL Database Engines

For those developing MySQL database solutions, you may have wondered what the difference is between InnoDB vs. ISAM vs. Heap database tables. This TechRepublic article titled, “A fast and furious guide to MySQL database engines” is a great primer that explains in a nutshell, the different database engines supported by MySQL and why you would…

Most Incredible Data Recovery Completed

Scientific America is reporting that “researchers have finally published the results of data recovered from a cracked and singed hard drive that fell to Earth in the debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia, which broke up during reentry on February 1, 2003, killing all seven crew members”