Saturday, September 27, 2014

Getting a fair amount done

Without internet distractions, I have been able to accomplish what feels like a lot to me. I have been working diligently on my Nitto (it's almost done!!). I am pretty sure that I kept it pretty close to the right temperature the whole time, the  cooler definitely smells like things fermenting, a smell similar to the sauerkraut. I guess we'll find out by tomorrow morning if the Nitto kinase was able to inoculate the rest of the beans. I can't imagine that it didn't they were for sure mostly slimy when I popped the plastic wrap on them.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Off the matrix

I disconnected myself from the Facebook again. It feels great to not have the urge to check it every 5 seconds. Deleted the app on my phone and on the computer. I am going to stick to blog posts, twitter and the new 'ello' , thought skeptics are saying that the site is just short term and it will be spun off as soon as there is enough users on it. I really hope that is not the case, but it is highly likely.

Tonight was productive with no social media. I was able to cook up a batch of soybeans which I am attempting to ferment into Natto , which is a  Japnese dish which is said to not be for people outside of Japan. We'll see about that I guess. I am trying to maintain it at 100 degree for 24 hour. I have a bunch of socks filled with rice and beans I am using as the heat source, and I am insulating with about 4 towels inside of a cooler, and the cooler is suspending above a heater in my room. This could get crazy.