Our Xbox 360 is bricked. We have the red ring of death. Xbox support was very helpful, and a shipping box is on its way to us. Although they’re not being terribly secretive about their call center — the hold music was a radio station in India. In an intriguing coincidence, Scott just got Forza 2 a couple of weeks ago, and has been playing it. Not extensively, but still — it just fuels the rumors that F2 bricks Xboxes. Read More!

Project Sourdough: Sourdough Bagels

I have the starter, so I figured, why not try bagels? How hard can it be? I mixed the dough the day before, then stuck it in the fridge while I went to work. I took it out of the fridge the next morning to let the rising process commence. I let it rise twice, punching it down when it reached around double its original size. Punching dough is highly theraputic. After the second punch, I kneaded the dough on a floured surface until it was smooth again. Then I. . . Read More!