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by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you cooking right now?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

What are you cooking right now?

DYMT currently has a lot of discussion of Thanksgiving food preparation, which I've been taking part in. I thought it might be spun out into its own thread, and while we have an "eating" thread, I can't find a recent "cooking" one. So here goes: Currently in the middle prep stage...
by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Nothing wrong with more alcohol :) I started putting bourbon in my pecan pie about ten years ago, and it makes it so much better . 1 oz. (30 ml if you want metric) is all right for a 10" pie , but don't do less. 1.5 oz. is ideal, 2 oz. is excessive and ends up too boozy. Now measure brandy int...
by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
Nothing wrong with more alcohol :)

I started putting bourbon in my pecan pie about ten years ago, and it makes it so much better. 1 oz. (30 ml if you want metric) is all right for a 10" pie , but don't do less. 1.5 oz. is ideal, 2 oz. is excessive and ends up too boozy.
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Youtube to MP3 converter add-on Chrome/Firefox
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Youtube to MP3 converter add-on Chrome/Firefox

Flying Fox wrote:
I go command line and use youtube-dl. With ffmpeg present you can convert to MP3 in one "operation".

I'll second the recommendation for youtube-dl. It's always kept up to date, and it works beautifully.
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

When making pie crusts this weekend, he wanted to know why we couldn't add brown sugar, because "that's better sugar." That's a wise statement from a young man, brown sugar is indeed better. Oh, I agreed with him that it does taste better. Just not sure how it might affect the final outco...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

My relatives are good people, but are surprisingly incapable when it comes to doing even simple things like "make a pot of coffee". I guess I have it relatively easy then. Everyone in the immediate family knows how to cook, and one (youngest daughter) even has formal training as a chef. :...
by Chuckaluphagus
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

For those of us in the US, what are your plans for the week? I figure a lot of people are taking an extra day (or three) off to travel out of town over the Thanksgiving holiday?. Working half-days today through Wednesday, spending the rest of the time preparing what I can in advance - roasted and m...
by Chuckaluphagus
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3536
Views: 522437

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood/Esmeralda Suite, from the Kill Bill soundtrack. Love this track. Used to dance to it with my infant son when he weighed under 15 lbs. Now he's much larger, but he still instantly recognizes the song and still wants daddy to pick him up and whirl him ar...
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

LOL... my random nonsense knock knock joke generator script is currently the top front page comment. Of all the work you've done, this is what you will always be known for. This reminds me of an interview with Keanu Reeves from about 20 years ago, in which he described having a recurring nightmare ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: What is your sound set up?
Replies: 103
Views: 3247

Re: What is your sound set up?

This thread is needling me with the fact that we moved into this house two years ago, and I still have yet to set up the stereo in the office. Been using headphones directly connected to the computer all this time. When I finally get around to it, stereo is dead-simple: a Technics SA-GX130 receiver ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

DrDominodog51 wrote:
ludi wrote:
farmpuma wrote:
It appears that cat urine will attack the coating on some antistatic motherboard bags.

Why are you storing your cats in antistatic bags?

Why aren't you storing bags in your cats?

But never more than one per bag.
by Chuckaluphagus
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 122
Views: 3949

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

Yeah, and if you really want to get a feel for what programming one of those things is like, check out this "game" http://www.zachtronics.com/tis-100/ I'm actually pondering buying that after watching some videos of it. I feel like a masochist saying this, but that seems fun. TIS-100 is a...
by Chuckaluphagus
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Found the back half of a freshly killed rabbit in the front yard. Something must have spooked the predator, because the viscera hadn't even been eaten yet. Haven't seen coyote or foxes in the neighborhood before, but figure it had to be something like that - it didn't look like the results of what h...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Time to update everything WiFi
Replies: 60
Views: 4601

Re: Time to update everything WiFi

Ubuntu 16.04 had a patch appear yesterday evening.

Now I just need to figure out mitigation for my phone (an LG G4). Might finally be time to look into VPN service.
by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I just realized that the document I'm translating was written in Reverse Polish Notation. It's not math, mind you, just convoluted descriptions of minute technical details. In RPN.

I'm only half-joking here - it really does read that way.
by Chuckaluphagus
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?
Replies: 31
Views: 2137

Re: Ideal Nvidia card to drive a 1440p 60Hz display?

I've got a 60 Hz, 2560x1440 monitor, and I've been using a 1060 6 GB since the end of last year. Works very well. On the rare game, I need to dial down settings just a bit from the highest options, but nothing more than that. Definitely recommend it.
by Chuckaluphagus
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 76455

Re: What are you playing right now?

Stellaris with the new "Synthetic Dawn" pack. Steamworld: Dig 2 for fun, masterfully crafted Metroidvania. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door with my son, because now that it's getting dark earlier it's time to break out the video games in the evening again.
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A gerbil's tv box choice?
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: A gerbil's tv box choice?

What do you do? I've used Tivos, Rokus, and Kodi over the past few years, and I like Roku the best. The interface is straightforward and aesthetically pleasing, and it's fast and responsive. If I just wanted to add a streaming box and not ever think about the hardware again, I'd get a Roku. I saw s...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I don't think i've ever seen that either. I love Blade Runner* like I love few other films. It's just a wonderful confluence of excellent casting, acting, directing and production. I have watched it many times and have never, ever gotten tired of it. * Caveat: I have only seen the later director's ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think a scientific study needs to be done on Dunkin Donuts. I'd like to know how the same group of employees, using the same coffee source, equipment, and preparation methods can make a cup of black coffee taste different every time. How is that possible? I'm not a fan of Dunkin Donuts' coffee. I...
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard

Yours didn't have function keys? Mine has the full row of F1-F12, albeit they're the secondary functions accessible via the Fn key. They do work fine, though. Bluetooth version is 3.0. Got the link information from my computer, it says it's encrypted, but I'm not sure of how strong that is. Thanks f...
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Logitech K480 bluetooth keyboard

I saw that the Logitech K480 was going for about $25 on Amazon last week, and my existing Bluetooth travel keyboard had dead keys, so I made the purchase. Thought I'd write about it here. First impression, right out of the box: the K480 is enormous in comparison to other travel keyboards I've seen. ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Business people are weird. Even though I've been building software for a living for 10+ years now, I realized the other day I'm just not interested in moving up the tree, running a team, and yadda yadda. I just want to build stuff. I've run into this. I am a translator, and there's really nowhere t...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 6265

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

Those of us who lived through Socket A will never forget. Those who didn't will never understand just how hard you had to press down on that screwdriver to get the clip to lock and the concomitant feeling of imminent disaster. Oh yes. At least once, the screwdriver tip slid out of that damn recess ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 5491

Re: What's in your garden?

I think the key lime knows that it's been talked about here - I just saw three small limes peaking through the (spiny) foliage, its first fruit ever. They will be used for cocktails, or possibly guacamole. He routinely comes home with chipmunks and squirrels (among like 20 other things), and of cour...
by Chuckaluphagus
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: G4 and Android 7
Replies: 8
Views: 5251

Re: G4 and Android 7

Haven't seen any sign of it for mine. I have the T-Mobile model (LG-H811), and LG's own support page for it says that the latest version is 6.0.
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 5491

Re: What's in your garden?

Raspberry and blueberries never even flowered this year ... We planted blueberries a few years ago, they didn't take. The berry plants are growing nicely, just decided that they didn't want to make the effort to fruit at all this year. Probably need some sort of fertilizer, I'll check as to what I ...
by Chuckaluphagus
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's in your garden?
Replies: 34
Views: 5491

Re: What's in your garden?

Ground around here is lousy with lead. Need to have tests done on my soil, but general rule of thumb is to not eat anything growing out of the ground. So I have potted plants only. Basil, small raspberry and blueberries, key lime, various hot peppers, a tomato. Key lime is too young to fruit, but gr...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 852
Views: 59683

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

Ahh, didn't think about the possibility of the smoke being problematic, but it makes sense. Yeah, the active ingredient urushiol is an oil, so it just gets aerosolized and taken up in the smoke. I'm from New England (where poison ivy is native and abundant), and it was drilled into us from a very e...
by Chuckaluphagus
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 2054
Views: 67077

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

It's been hot and relatively dry here recently (that's not out of the ordinary, just summer), but something's off - we have flies desperately zipping into the house any time we open a door. Then they buzz around desperately for a day or so before expiring in a window. Whatever they eat, we don't hav...
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