Poppy Seed Pastries I had no particular desire for poppy seed pastries, but they were requested by The Crochet Group, so why not? Same ol’ pastry recipe. That’s getting routine. I made a full batch and did the rollout by halves, as instructed. This works great for a thinner pastry on my tiny counter spaceContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVI”
I’m looking for some metal-styled tango music. Unfortunately, there is an actual piece called “Metal Tango” – and another “Heavy Tango” – that skews the search results. I haven’t found “the” one, yet, but here are some interesting ones: The third track, if it doesn’t start there. A bit bland, but non-traditional and one wouldn’tContinue reading “Metal Tango”
“Swing” is a very ambiguous term. Leaving that aside, I want to learn more moves. I’ve tasked The Laird with picking some out. I found this YouTube video: Clearly that goes too fast to learn much (anything?) from it. “It would be nice,” I thought to myself, I thought, “if there were a way toContinue reading “Swing Moves”
Fenris is now chained. He cannot access the Internet, but he can still vacuum. The picture is the Blockly logic for clicking on his icon and toggling his state.
My first home automation script worked! On Saturday, I wrote an “at 0600 on weekdays, turn on the lights” script. On Sunday, nothing happened. On Monday, the lights turned on! The script:
I’m fine, but the rubber ducks are not faring as well. It’s a good thing they do not have viscera.
My goodness but [expletives deleted] lightbulbs are snoopy! The Kasa “smart” lightbulbs want to know everything about you to upload into the Kasa cloud app, which of course requires setting up an account. Want to guess my password? Hint: It’s the title of this post. Thankfully, once you get them WiFi-ed, you don’t need useContinue reading “Me Casa es Su Kasa”
Orange Drops I’m starting to think there is hope! I felt like baking cookies, today, so I did. On the way back from the hardware store, we stopped for the missing ingredients: an orange and hazel nuts. (Did that sound appropriately butch?). 1 cup sugar (large)1 cup shortening (small)Grated rind and juice of 1 mediumContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXV”
sudo is a Linux command that gives one administrative privileges for the following command. There wouldn’t be much point in it if just anyone could use it, willy-nilly, so there is a list of users allowed stored in /etc/sudoers. One must “sudo” edit this file or, again, there would be no point in it. InstallingContinue reading “sudon’t”
RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) and CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) are two different CPU architectures. Their names pretty much explain the difference. The argument over which is “better” has been around forever. When I learned VAX assembly language, I remember being impressed that there was a single instruction to evaluate a polynomial. Granted, oneContinue reading “RISC vs CISC”