📖 On page 127 of 206 of The Science of the Oven by Hervé This

📖 On page 127 of 206 of The Science of the Oven by Hervé This

Chapter 5 has had some of the most useful bits for the experimenting chef.

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📖 On page 88 of 425 of A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis

📖 On page 88 of 425 of A Riddle in Ruby by Kent Davis

He’s spending quite a bit of time setting up the world, but it’s an interesting YA novel with some science/technology/alchemy underlying the story.

💯 #100DaysOfIndieWeb

I think exists just so Tantek could use the 💯 emoji on a  wiki page at https://indieweb.org/100DaysOfIndieWeb

But, more seriously, this sounds like a good idea. I’m going to have to put some thought into… Looks like Aaron Pareki has got a good jumpstart on things.

📕 100.0% done with Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald

📕 100.0% done with Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald

I think this was the first (and only) in the Fletch series with an A and a B plot going on simultaneously. There wasn’t as much mystery or whodunnit as past books despite the number of suspects in something like Fletch’s Fortune. The ending was relatively interesting and certainly unexpected. I wouldn’t say it was very satisfying.

I’d rank this one toward the bottom of the series overall.

Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald
Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald

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📖 49.0% done with Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald

This one immediately follows Son of Fletch, literally by few hours. It didn’t start out with the same type of bang that most of the Fletch series has, instead it was about 20% into the story before we knew quite what ride we were on. Now that’s it’s going, it’s as interesting as most Fletch tales.

Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald
Fletch Reflected by Gregory Mcdonald

I’ve discovered a spectacular tool for owning my own bookmarks and replacing Pocket and InstaPaper!

I’ve discovered a spectacular tool for owning my own bookmarks and replacing Pocket and InstaPaper!

  • It’s IndieWeb and POSSE friendly
  • Does link forwarding in a flexible/responsible manner
  • Allows for proper attributions
  • Keeps tons of metadata for analyzing reading behavior
  • Taggable
  • Allows for comments/commenting
  • Could be used easily as a linkblog
  • Archives the original article
  • Is searchable
  • Could be used for collaboration and curation
  • Has Readability integrated
  • Has a pre-configured browser bookmarklet
  • Is open source and well documented

Who could want more?! I want to experiment a bit with it, play with multiple configurations, and then document parts before rolling out–particularly as it wasn’t necessarily intended for this use case, but I’ll have some more details shortly.

📖 On page 95 of 206 of The Science of the Oven by Hervé This

📖 On page 95 of 206 of The Science of the Oven by Hervé This

Oh, if only more of my cookbooks had fantastic sentences like this one:

Now the flow of a liquid in a canal varies as the fourth power of the diameter.

Then there’s this lovely statement, which is as applicable to jellies and consommés as it is to our political leaders:

Today, as heirs to the (political) ancien regime, we all want jellies, like bouillons and consommés, to be transparent.

I’ll note that chapter 4 has some interesting recipes as well as one or two long-term experiments which may be interesting to try.

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Owning my old Delicious Bookmarks… Sadly not today.

I thought I’d take a few minutes to go back and “own” the bookmarks I had put into Delicious since I joined on July 5, 2009, so I could have them on my own website. Sadly I ran into the following message:

We’re sorry, but due to heavy load on our database we are no longer able to offer an export function. Our engineers are working on this and we will restore it as soon as possible.

Hopefully they get things working properly so I can export them one of these days without resorting to more arcane methods to get the data back.

A New Microblog on Mastodon.social

Manually POSSEing my first post from my own site to Mastodon.social, a GNU social alternative. I have a feeling I’ll enjoy the increased character count of 500 before being truncated on a microblog. #firstToot

📖 64.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

📖 64.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

This is where things begin to go sideways! Here comes the third act… Much of what I anticipated was going to happen has; the question now is how will he manage to extract himself (and his friends/family)?

Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

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📖 57.0% done with Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

We’re starting to go somewhere, but I can sadly already almost predict the ending. In particular, there was a ham-handed mention of a car that gave the whole thing away for me.

Of all of the Fletch books, so far this one seems to be the biggest influencer for the creation of portions of the movie Fletch Lives, which was otherwise made out of whole cloth based on the character.

“I suspect it’s not every man’s dream to discover his son is a cop-killing, escaped convict, racist, hate-group organizer.”

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This revealing quote could have been its own stand-alone teaser text.

Added on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:46:53 AM

Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald
Son of Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

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