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Fizziness Quotient

Subconsciously, I think we've all gotten used to a certain range for how much a standard soda fizzes when dispensed from a fountain. You leave a certain amount of room in the cup, the fizz rises, settles, and you adjust that final bit of fill accordingly.

But have you ever found a certain drink that far exceeds that normal fizziness range? It's hard to adjust.

One of my favorite downtown eateries, Mendocino Farms, just opened a second location. As part of that, they added a fountain with sodas from Boylan Bottling. They're great sodas, and they use cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup.

I'm particularly fond of the root beer, but have found myself consistently surprised by the amount of fizz. Even when I purposely under-fill, the fizz still sometimes wins. Perhaps that's the cane sugar at work.

Welcome Back

No long introductions... The site's been inactive for a little over a year, and completely down for eight months, but it's time to bring it back. After all, the blog's only one week away from turning 11, and its 10th birthday went completely unobserved.

As it was in the old days, I'll mostly be going on about random computer-ish things. These days, that may include some more journalism-ish things. Probably still a bit nerdy and uninteresting.

A minor technical note: I ended up not importing comments when I brought the archives over to the new code. I could end up doing it later, but at this point I'm thinking it's ok just to let them vanish.