Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XX

What can we learn from that picture? Let’s start with the recipe: (aside: I used to like allrecipes.com; but, now, with an auto-play video on every recipe, not so much. And reformatted to take out all the ridiculous step numbers.) Chef John’s Buttermilk Biscuits 2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon bakingContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XX”

Cassandra Up, Again

A three node, three rack, one data center Cassandra cluster is running! It has a few configuration values that require IP addresses, yuck! All the cluster software is up! What’s left? Install the Docker monitor for Prometheus (cAdvisor). Install BLEK. Cross-reference build scripts against written instructions. Throw it all away and rebuild from scratch. MakeContinue reading “Cassandra Up, Again”

Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XIX

Another cookie exchange on Friday, so more cookies. At The Laird’s request, pecan. That’s a bit vague, but this Betty Crocker recipe looked good: Butter Pecan Pudding Cookies 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened1 cup packed brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1 box (3.4 oz) Jell-O™ French vanilla-flavorContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XIX”