I wrote this around 6 months ago, and somehow never published it BASIC (1980-83: CP/M MBASIC, Commodore, BASICA, QuickBasic, VB6; a little bit of AppleSoft and TRS-80) Somewhere around the holidays in 1980 or perhaps early 1981, I had my first encounter with a computer thanks to one of my parents’ friends noticing I was… Continue reading Programming Languages, as I learned them (pt1)
This blog is pretty much dead, but I use it as a notepad mostly for recipes these days. If you like any of these, feel free to reuse them, and consider sending me a shout out on my twitter @nkedel This came out really thick, and perhaps a bit too salty – unsure what to… Continue reading Chili, a questionable success
200ml room-temperature water 200g bread flour (gold medal; am out of King Arthur) 1/4 tsp breadmaker yeast Run on dough cycle without pre-warm (next time try sourdough starter cycle) ~3 hours ferment including the rise part of the dough cycle 120ml tap-cold water (try warm next time) 200g bread flour 100g white whole wheat flour… Continue reading A breadmaking success
I’ve been making Macaroni and Cheese to roughly the same recipe of my mom’s since high school, and the result have been inconsistent. I tried making a creamier and less caserole-y version for Nadia compared to my usual-of-late proportions, and I thought I’d record it here. I realized I had recorded one set of proportions… Continue reading Macaroni and Cheese proportions
One of the odd things about having kept this up for ~15 years is that there is plenty of old stuff I don’t remember it all, like: https://www.cubiclehermit.com/archives/482 For the record. I do not now, and I have never owned an iPod or Zune. I’ve owned three MP3 players: [….] I keep hoping that battery… Continue reading Spelunking my own blog
Out of curiosity, I decided to run some quick (and non-repeated, largely unscientific) benchmarks of a Gentoo (-march=native,etc etc) OpenJDK/IcedTea build vs. actual Sun/Oracle JVM builds. Interestingly, the Gentoo builds are slower. Unsurprisingly, the JVM gets noticeably faster across versions from 1.6->1.7->1.8
Apropos of nothing, but awesome in a “I didn’t know that” sort of way: http://johnfinnemore.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/two-of-kind.html: This is nice. In 1899, Winston Churchill was 25, an aspiring politician, and the author of a couple of books. He was not, however, the most famous Winston Churchill around. That was the now largely forgotten, but at the time… Continue reading A confusion of Churchills…
IO9 posted a nice homage to older porn parodies (back before they were just “This Ain’t (insert original film’s name here)” or “(insert original film’s name here): An XXX Parody.” The Greatest Science Fiction Porn Movies of All Time: 1961-1991
My blog (and personal web site, family web site, and some others I host) have moved to new hosting. Between caps from AT&T Uverse, and just wayyy too much persona data on my home server, I figured it was for the best. The down side is it’s no longer Gentoo, and not quite so bleeding… Continue reading Moved
I’ve been doing most of my updating on Facebook. I’m hoping I can find a way to pull my updates down here, for non-Facebook people, or to push some of the updates up. Til then, not much is new. OTOH, I did upgrade mysql to 5.5, and wordpress to 3.2. Woot, I think.
Apparently There Is A Meat Vending Machine In Spain Spain is a magical place. How do we know this? Because they apparently have a meat vending machine. Said vending machine is located outside a 100-year-old butcher shop and allows customers to buy meat around the clock. The vending machine features meats, sausages, sandwiches and other… Continue reading Spain, not Japan? Seriously?
I spent an hour stuck in UCSC local traffic trying to get to class, only to be forced to turn around by (expetive deleted) protesters while a campus PD officer stood and did nothing. Then spend another half hour stuck in traffic getting away from campus.