Back wen I used to get a commercial vege box one of my big beefs was the amount of pak choy they threw in, so I can feel a snark coming on every time I see the Hello Fresh TV ad where they use a wilting bunch of pak choy as a symbol of how supermarkets are inferior. Get real guys, you are the worst offenders for the supply of unusable vegetables.

So a couple of weeks ago Firefox switched from being a normal Ubuntu package to using the Snap framework. Since that change Firefox seems dedicated to bringing the genuine Windows Update experience to Linux. When the snap gets an update you get an annoying pop-up every few hours saying to close all the Firefox tabs to prevent "data loss". That is annoying because previously Firefox only asked permission to restart and then automagically restored all the tabs you had open. However closing Firefox does not trigger an update, you have to sign into the Snap manager and manually trigger the update.
I'm soon going to be looking another browser.

My wife is currently kneeling on the front door mat because our cat Inki has bailed her up in order to chew on the handful of grass she is holding. There was frantic miaowing until the grass was in reach.

WTF is going on with Life Without Barriers? They are saturating SBS ad breaks at UAP levels of annoyance The last break had 3 identical iterations of their advert. Surely a charity must have better uses for its money?

I like Uncle Jack's health messages airing on SBS Viceland during the TdF. Good job and excellent delivery.

Many decades ago when I was a trainee computer operator at Defence in Canberra we had a talk on the weirdness of English naming standards. Apparently id someone is "Major General Sir John Smith" their christian name is "Major General Sir John" and your database schema had better be able to handle it properly.

Went down to the monthly gathering ... got about a foot of done on the portable loom. The length is nearly complete and I need to work out what to do with it. I currently have a hood made of light linen that does not serve its intended purpose of keeping the sun off of me in summer but might serve to keep my head warm in winter if it had a wool lining. I need to complete weaving the length, tie it off and then I can wet finish it and see how much cloth I actually have.

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The finished tart. It needed another 10 minutes so I think the printed recipe oven temperature was wrong as well.

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Is there a ticker site I can visit that summarizes how many resignations there have been so far?

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So after some fritzing around it looks like the printed amounts are for a 23cm tart dish which is what I used. I went with sour cream thinned with a little milk because creme fraiche is not normally a thing found in supermarkets here. There is, of course, no Maroilles available locally so I went with St Duke's Red from the local Ha-Ve Cheese. This is a soft cheese with a red bacterial surface coating similar to Maroilles and other Northern French cheeses. The cheesemaker at Ha-Ve is Swiss-French so it seem likely he knows what he is doing. So a ship of Theseus style Tarte au Maroilles.

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So, I was watching the TdF last night and the Plat du Tour segment is "Tarte au Maroilles" ... great I thought, lets have a look at the printed recipe and get the ingredients for the dough and the amount of cream. But the printed recipe is a lot different from the video recipe. The video says 5 eggs and uses liquid cream. The printed version uses 2 eggs and creme fraiche. Now how can I trust it? Grrrrrr, get your act together SBS.

Watching the Tour de France last night and at one point there was a bike path alongside the course. On the bike path was a bright red faired recumbent velomobile easily keeping up with the race.

I wonder who the reporter was thinking about when they wrote "women and pregnant people" in their story?

For those in Western Australia, the Perth Concert Hall will be showing Metropolis with live pipe organ music on Halloween evening. Ticket sales have just opened today.

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Boost if you remember the times when GIFs were used for transparency instead of animation. #retro #RetroCompuing

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In the early 1400s, Edward, Duke of York wrote a hunting and game guide that included a list of over a thousand "names for all manner of hounds."

Some good ones:


A paper including the list of names:

A copy of the manuscript at auction:

So I went to visit a mate of mine in a private hospital this morning. At the entrance the receptionist insisted I replace the KN95 mask I was wearing with a fresh mask. Unfortunately they were providing cheap surgical masks which fitted loosely (with no adjustment) and did not actually provide any filtering at all. 😩
After trying, and failing, to snug up the mask some I asked I I could wear my mask over the surgical mask and the receptionist went off to see her superior and came back with a 3M mask ... It did not fit well but at least it was somewhat effective. 😞

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Hey everybody, I'm in the process of starting the data collection part of my thesis on Why people are Joining Mastodon. I'm looking for people who would be interested in participating in an interview to share their experiences about their time on the platform. If you want to
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This is your periodic reminder of one of the absolute best Clarke and Dawe sketches ever. If you haven't seen it, drop what you're doing and go watch it now.

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