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Stand-Mixer #2 White Bread

Since the stand-mix­er cheese bis­cuits were such an unqual­i­fied suc­cess, we man­aged to pick up some yeast to facil­i­tate some bread mak­ing.  First up is some “plain old” white bread.  Besides the fact that I am actu­al­ly white, ango-sax­on and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Stand-Mixer #1 Cheese Biscuits

I will write a sep­a­rate arti­cle with my thoughts on my Stand-Mix­er and Stand-Mix­ers in gen­er­al, but right now I’m quite excit­ed to write a few short arti­cles about the won­der­ful things I’ve made with the Stand-Mix­er; the very first … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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32 Bit Counters: Fail

This post is large­ly a reac­tion to this piece of news: that YouTube/Google nev­er expect­ed the num­ber of views of a YouTube video to exceed the capac­i­ty of a 32 bit counter or 2147483648 views.  This is very Bill Gates … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Ice Storm Christmas Chez Nous

We were lucky.  We were with­out pow­er for rough­ly 6 hours (and asleep for most of it).  Many peo­ple here in Ontario (and the North East­ern por­tion of North Amer­i­ca) had a Christ­mas with­out pow­er and were with­out pow­er for … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha, Gotcha?

Blank + five = eleven.  Six, right?  Are any of you real peo­ple get­ting flum­moxed by this?  Appar­ent­ly the SPAMers are.  This site has gone from 5 to 10 SPAM com­ments per day to less than 2 SPAM com­ments per … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Reboot Groklaw.net: an Open Letter to PJ.

The NSA is scary.  I get it.  I have slight­ly less sym­pa­thy for you (a U.S. cit­i­zen) as I am not a U.S. cit­i­zen — which makes my sit­u­a­tion all-the-more pre­car­i­ous, BUT:
GrokLaw is need­ed now, more than ever.  The war … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha: blank + 15 = 21

I’ve start­ed using a Captcha for the com­ments.  Over and above the spam pro­tec­tion I’ve been using, I’ve been delet­ing more than 10 spam posts per day.  This is just a nui­sance, but it has become a nui­sance that is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I call HorseHockey!

In the pre­vi­ous arti­cle, I called out Stephen Harp­er, Canada’s Prime Min­is­ter for being Dick­ish.  To some, that would be inap­pro­pri­ate, but to a world where most peo­ple trust The Com­e­dy Net­work as their pri­ma­ry source of news, it is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Mike Duffy: Not the Story I Originally Expected

For most of the Sen­ate scan­dal sto­ry, I have to admit that I was laugh­ing at Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.  I should­n’t have been.  I’m savvy enough to know that Harp­er is a Dick (capital‑D Dick), but the spin … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Technical Plot Holes in NBC’s Revolution

I’ve been amused over the last sev­er­al days by NBC’s Rev­o­lu­tion.  The set­ting is a near future in which elec­tri­cal pow­er has been shut off for about fif­teen years.  More pre­cise­ly, elec­tron­ic gad­gets of any kind don’t work.  The show … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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