Author: bizzle

  • Social Media Update

    I’ve deleted my Twitter account, which had my actual name. There’s a radio show host in California that’s also named Brian Copeland that was probably very upset I got @BrianCopeland earlier than him – he had to settle for @BrianCopie. I’ve deleted my reddit account. I was /u/jhinra for 15 years, reddit was one of […]

  • Hard Seltzer Tasting

    Hard Seltzer Tasting

    Hard seltzer is seltzer water with alcohol. It’s a malted beverage, created in a similar way to beer, so it’s not technically liquor. And it’s huge. This past Friday, I felt a “tasting” itch. I used to host tastings a lot. I’ve done tastings for: Scotch Butter Gin Chocolate Vodka Sparkling Water Cheese It’s just […]

  • Neighborhood Art

    Like all of you, I’ve been out walking the neighborhood significantly more than ever before. I’ve previously featured street art from NYC on this blog, feeling pretty jealous of all the art everywhere in that city. Turns out, there’s plenty of it here. Here’s some of my favorites, just to give South Minneapolis a little […]

  • Night Waves

    Night Waves

    I’m in love with this animated gif titled “Night Waves” courtesy of Reddit by /u /Kyro122 and wanted to share it.

  • The Reverse Geocache Puzzle

    The Reverse Geocache Puzzle

    You’ve heard of geocaching, right? Go to a location specified by GPS coordinates and find a hidden cache? Mikal Hart created a box with a GPS inside that only opens when the box is at a set of GPS coordinates. …a puzzle box that won’t open until it is taken to a certain location. Quoted […]

  • Fizz Buzz Enterprise Edition

    This one’s hard to explain unless you’re a programmer, so bear with me… The first thing you learn when programming is how to print “Hello, world!”. Very shortly afterwards, they teach you to do something slightly more complicated, the “fizz buzz” problem, meant to teach children about division: [Children] generally sit in a circle. The […]

  • Woodburn Fractals

    Woodburn Fractals

    It’s a month into 2020 and I’m still clearing out my todo list. I don’t know about you, but I have a habit of bookmarking things I love with the intent of returning to them. But those bookmarks sit dormant and start to weigh me down with regret; why aren’t I doing cool stuff like […]

  • 2019 Recap

    So, what’d I do in 2019? Travel You’d almost guess I don’t like Minneapolis the way I traveled last year: Denver, CO Sunnyvale, CA ( for work) x4 South Dakota + Wyoming Anchorage, AK Las Vegas, NV Vancouver, BC, Canada Ten Year Anniversary In August, Alicia and I celebrated ten years of marriage with a […]

  • Carl’s Water as a Service

    My buddy Carl was at Tableau Conference in New Orleans in October and noticed something strange: Oct 23, 2018, 1:56 PM: The temperature of the water at the hydration station varies widely. One had the perfect sipping temp, but I forgot which one it was He’s an old man at heart, so apparently this is […]

  • The Burger Hunter

    tl;dr: The Burger Hunter ‘dissed’ White Castle, but still wrote solid burger reviews. I studied him and used machine learning to replicate his reviews after he quit writing. I subscribe to Secrets of the City. It’s twice-weekly email that informs you of stuff coming up in the Twin Cities. Super good. Back in 2017, it […]