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Nice Fitness Machines photos

A few nice fitness machines images I found:

Before and After – Coffee Roasting
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Image by cgfan
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The particular beans that you see here are from a batch of Josuma Select Malabar Gold, a blend of coffee beans specially formulated for espresso.

In the center are the so called "green beans" before they were roasted, and on the outside are some beans after I roasted them in my home coffee roaster (a Fresh Roast Plus).

For espresso I manually grind them to a slightly gritty but still fine powder in a manual burr grinder (a Zassenhaus). This gets loaded and hand-tamped into a double basket portafilter, conventionally used to dose for a double shot, and inserted into either the La Cara or La Pavoni manual piston espresso machines. Both of these machines involve the user by having him push down on a lever to force the hot water through the tightly compacted espresso grounds.

The shot then gets pulled under great pressure into a pre-heated tazzina (a small espresso cup – I use a 68 cc feldspathic porcelain tazzina made by IPA Porcellane in Italy, pattern Bologna), for a total draw of around 1.25-1.5 ounces (2.5-3 tablespoons).

Such a very short shot is called a ristretto, which when made correctly has to be the purest form that one can enjoy an espresso – a wonderful concentration of coffee flavor with plenty of mouthfeel and a pleasant bitterness.

…and once in a blue moon when everything is right it produces the proverbial "god shot", which is actually creamy in taste. (And yes, this is all without using any milk! 🙂 )

Much has changed since I first posted this; here’s a video on YouTube that shows my current eqiupment and workflow…

Taken with an Epson Perfection 4990 scanner.

Before and After – Coffee Roasting
At home
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Jan. 9, 2006

blog sighting at:
Beauty is your Happiness
Black Drop Coffeehouse
Cheirinho de Cafe
Columbia Board of Tourism
Enterprise Blend
Fairer Globalization
Fitness y Wellness
Italian Roast Coffee
La Estrella
Microbiology Bytes
My Espresso Machine – Love Your Coffee
Radio Nederland
Sadaf Coffee Shop
Smithsonian’s Food & Think blog
Smithsonian Magazine
This I Do

Image search on Google

Also spotted in Flickr’s explore ("interestingness") blog.

New Fitness Machine
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Image by MTSOfan
A guy that Janice and I encountered as we were walking in a park. He said he’s still learning to ride the unicycle, but he seemed to be pretty good at it! He also said that riding it gives him a good work-out.

Nice Fitness Industry photos

A few nice fitness industry images I found:

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Image by Seth Garcia
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Image from page 460 of “Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock” (1901)
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Identifier: railwaylocomotiv16newy
Title: Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Subjects: Railroads Locomotives
Publisher: New York : A. Sinclair Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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Great Hountain Streams. Those who are familiar with the im-mense power for manufacturing purposestaken from mountain streams in Switzer-land and other countries are surprisedthat so little use has been made of run-ning waters so abundant in the UnitedStates. Niagara Falls has, of course, beentouched, but that case merely emphasizes this hemisphere, from which rivers of icewater of abundant volume and rapid de-scent constantly flow. According to theMail and Express, it is proposed to im-pound a part of this melted snow and ice,,and use the water power to develop elec-tric currents, which can be transmitted tothe place of their use, for trolley railwaysor for factories. wheels to be installed will produce theestimated equivalent of the power of20,000 horses. Other tubes and wheelscan be added when there is a demand formore power. It is calculated that fromthis glacial source can be derived powersufficient for all the industries of thePuget Sound region.The Swiss, who are utilizing water

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the absence of efforts to utilize other greatopportunities. This apathy toward opportunity is aboutto be broken by certain enterprising peo-ple in Washington State. Moimt Tacoma.a huge peak, thirty miles from PugetSound, whose altitude is 14.444 feet, asolitary cone, rising out of a level plain,has a cap of ice said to be the largest in UNION PACIFIC EXPRESS TR.\IX. For this purpose the first dam is build-ing at a point 1,900 feet above the seaand thirty-five miles from Tacoma. Fromthis dam, just below the junction of theMowich and Puyallup rivers, the waterwill flow eleven miles through a chan-nel to a reservoir. Thence the water willfall 1.700 feet, through steel tubes, uponturbine wheels. The first four of these power in a similar fashion, have namedtheir glaciers the white coal of theAlps. This compact description willapply with equal fitness to the eternalice cap of Mount Tacoma. Its power isone of perennial renewal. The atmos-pheric moisture, the frost and the sun arethe agents

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Nice Gym Training photos

A few nice gym training images I found:

Going Off the Rails on a Crazy Train
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Image by wbeem
Welcome to 2012, everyone!

Everyone seems to like a New Year. There’s fresh optimism about what’s to come, despite the news at the end of the previous year. Don’t year-end wrap up reports seem to be rather depressing? It always amazes me how quickly we forget that stuff to be happy for the New Year. Perhaps it’s just something we have to do.

The New Year is often a time of change. For instance, I know that parking at my gym is going to be packed for the next month or two as many people try to get over their holiday indulgences. In that respect, I’m no different – been packing away the cupcakes and ice cream lately and I’m feeling it. However, there’s something else that I’ve decided to change this year.

I’m Going Creative Commons

As of January 1, 2012, I’ve decided to adopt a Creative Commons license for the use of my photographs. It’s not something I decided lightly, but I finally got over the last hurdle. You see, I don’t mind non-commercial use of my photos. When someone asks me if they can have a photo for a background or some other use, I’m good with it. However, I’ve never been appreciative of commercial use of my photos. That’s one of the big issues I had with Creative Commons – it doesn’t adequately describe “Commercial Use.” So, I quietly allowed people to use my photos and went after commercial entities who used them without a license.

What I lacked, however, was the benefit of attribution from those who shared my photos. While I still would like Creative Commons licenses to have a bit more definition about the terms of Commercial Use, I find that no longer outweighs the benefits of sharing and attribution. Over the past couple of years, I’ve observed other photographers on each side of this issue. What is eminently clear to me is that there is greater benefit – to everyone – when your usage intentions are identified in a way that people can understand. Not surprisingly, sharing with attribution really does provide its own rewards.

I know the old argument – in fact, I’ve made it in the past – that you pay your bills with money, not attention. That’s true, but the bigger truth is that you aren’t going to get much money if you won’t let anyone pay attention to your work. As I said, I’ve watch photographers on both sides of this issues. Those who are sharing their work via Creative Commons are coming out ahead of those who are filing DMCA notices left & right.

My photos are still registered with the U.S. Copyright office, so I’m not giving up ownership of my photos or copyrights. Rather, I’m simply providing a usage license. Although I’ve found some unauthorized commercial uses of my images in the past, I don’t see that it is a very common problem worthy of overriding the benefit of sharing with a Creative Commons license.

With that in mind, I’m adopting the following license:

Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

How Does it Work?

It’s very simple. You’re free to use my images on your blog, for personal use – basically anything that isn’t a commercial business use – as long as you do the following:

* Link back to williambeem.com
* Give credit to William Beem

If you want to use one of my images for a commercial use or for a print, please contact me to discuss a licensing agreement. Larger versions of most images are available on my Flickr account, and I’ll work to upload larger versions of images that aren’t full size.

Please see my Licensing page on my blog for more details – williambeem.com/Licensing

Talking to your Best friend is sometimes all the therapy you need it…
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Half Asleep Workout
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Image by licornenoir
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