Monthly Archives: March 2012


I was looking for a good IRC client and I ran across IceChat. It is free and open source. The user interface isn’t as nice as mIRC or XChat2, but the functionality is there. It was very easy to enable post connection commands to authenticate myself and auto-join channels.

Refried Beans Recipe

Here is the refried beans recipe I’ve been working on. If you like refried beans, try it.


1 lb bag of pinto beans (apx. 2 1/2 cups)
4 1/2 cups water
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 T. salt
1 1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. paprika
1/2 t. coriander
1 T. chopped garlic
2 T. bacon grease
1 T. ghee (clarified butter) to make them creamy
2 strips of chopped bacon (optional)


  1. Cook the onions until brown
  2. Dump all ingredients willy-nilly into crock pot.
  3. Cook for 1-2 hour on high until beans are done absorbing water.
  4. Ensure beans are covered with water and cook 6-8 hours on low.
  5. Mix beans with electric mixer until desired consistency.

NOTE: 4 slices of thick cut bacon makes about 2 T. of bacon grease