Monthly Archives: December 2013

Bacon seasoning mark II and mark III

After my first attempt at bacon seasoning didn’t go so terrifically, I finally decided to try again thanks to some new additions to my household: a little food processor and a tub of tapioca maltodextrin, both gifts from my in-laws. … Continue reading

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Mystery debtor #4

Since getting married six years ago and getting our phone number, we’ve had a pretty interesting barrage of debt collection calls on and off for people who may or may not exist. (We also had a lady who was consistently … Continue reading

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More blurb dos and don’ts

No writer is good when it comes to writing their own blurb. It’s unreasonably hard to take your own work and distill it down properly. It just is. You can know everything there is to know about blurb writing, and … Continue reading

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No new Christmas music classics?

There’s an interesting article over at Slate suggesting that the holiday canon is closed. New original Christmas songs simply aren’t becoming big hits. I think that’s partly correct, but the author of the article, Chris Klimek, is at a loss … Continue reading

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Mozzarella prosciutto roll

One of my favorite things is a roll of mozzarella, prosciutto, and basil. BelGioioso makes a great one, which is sometimes hard for me to find. I thought I’d give this a try on my next batch of mozzarella. It … Continue reading

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Compensate this

I’m a programmer, and as such it bothers me when I see other programmers doing a crappy job of it. Now it’s easy of course to get overly judgmental too; after all, I know from experience that some bugs are … Continue reading

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I think I’ll pass on cheddar

Two rounds of successful cheesemaking put me into Very Bad Idea mode, and I started thinking of more ambitious things I could try besides just mozzarella. So last night I ended up staying up way too late watching videos on … Continue reading

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