Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rice au gratin and the quest for cheesy fried rice balls

I have a favorite recipe, something my mother has made for a long time (especially in winter) that pairs particularly well with steak. I learned to make it myself a few years ago after some experimentation. I recently had a … Continue reading

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No really, I still hate anime!

I’ve ranted about this before, though not on this blog. Someday I may need to port over the post. But let’s start fresh, and rant anew. Starting at the beginning: I hate anime. I could give you a lot of … Continue reading

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The dreaded skin tag

Everyone hates skin tags, but I’ve been getting more and more motivated to do something about one in particular. For a long time now I’ve had one in my inner, upper thigh where it chafes something fierce when I do … Continue reading

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A weird conversation at the Fair

I was at the Great New York State Fair, waiting outside the Poultry building while my wife went in to take a look around at the rabbits. I can’t go in there because the smell of the bird droppings makes … Continue reading

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Avicii delenda est

Avicii has managed to accomplish a pretty amazing feat: He leaped instantly from knowing nothing about him to a full 10 NM (that is, the benchmark of the Nicki Minaj rage scale) in just a few seconds. Even the lead … Continue reading

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Additive alpha blending in GDI

This is something I stumbled upon that’s worth sharing. If you’re not a programmer, especially not a Windows programmer, it probably won’t matter to you. (I promise the next post will be on a completely different subject.) I’m adding some … Continue reading

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In search of a supplement

I’d like to take some vitamins on a more regular basis, if I can get myself to remember to take them, but I’d prefer it if I could just swallow one pill a day to work that out, rather than … Continue reading

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Predictive dialers

I had grown rather fond of the absence of these abominations, but lately I’ve been getting hang-up calls from them again, from telemarketers. If you’re not familiar with it, the predictive dialer is a device that allows a call center … Continue reading

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Firefox fail… again

You know, every time I think the Firefox UI team (or as they call it, the UX team, for user experience) can’t get any dumber, they limbo right under the bar. In Firefox 23, they’ve removed the option to hide … Continue reading

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Gearing up for the Fair

The New York State Fair is one of my absolute favorite things about summer, and it’s almost here. My love for the Fair goes back my whole life. When I was little, my mother used to work at one of … Continue reading

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