atomdrache's been posting some neat stuff occasionally, like a recipe for “Lazy Bastard Soup”. We haven't tried it yet, and it's hard for us to judge comparatively, but I want to see if it works soon. Relatedly, I kinda want to point her to other places she can post these things that might appreciate them; does anyone know of good DW communities for that? Vegan cooking / beginner cooking sorts of things, maybe?
Due to the possibility of disruptions to physical safety related to Tropical Storm Harvey, all extant scheduling commitments are suspended until further notice.
Let's hope it doesn't destroyinate us too hard. I think we'll be okay, probably, but. But. Aaaaa.
Woke up from a nap and oh that's why our handset was beeping.
I hope this doesn't keep up, given we're supposed to be (and behind on, yeek) preparing for Things and Things and then actually having Things and Things tomorrow. @..@
We've got battery-powered communication gear for a while, at least, but yeah, those are some storms. Hi, storms. Thanks, storms. Thorms. Write that down in your copybook now.
Apparently Trillian for Windows has finally put out a new version that breaks the mostly-unmaintained OTR plugin. A friend of ours (who may reveal themselves if they wish) is trying to get a hold of the author, but does anyone have good alternatives for Jabber+OTR on Windows, meanwhile? (It doesn't affect us directly, but it affects us quite a lot indirectly.)
So Albion (davidn) just put out a demo release of their new album “Buried Souls”! It's a power metal tribute to Undertale. (I know they've described it as “power metal trapped in an Amiga” before, but I think there's been some stylistic evolution since then… I wouldn't mind being corrected on this? Is there a new official way to word this?)
They've done some neat music before. We haven't gotten a chance to listen to the demo ourselves yet, because everything's been too jammed, but if you like that sort of thing, go give it a listen. The full album is supposed to be coming out in early 2018. ^..^
“Excel Lent. It's when disciples of the Church of Our Lord in Windows give up running their lives from their spreadsheets for forty days, to feel the pain and inconvenience of the disorganization workers before the time of Microsoft Office once felt.
“Sorry, not for forty days. For six ISO weeks. Just, the first day and the last day are transition days. (Properly recording that while being stuck with only paper is one of the main sacraments of Excel Lent.)”
*flip two coins…*
(−) Yay, primary front today. At least… kinda-yay?
(+) Aww, fine.
(−) Now I get to be nervous about All The Things today, like whether that colleague will respond favorably to the things we were nervous about sending last night and whether we'll have been Wrong about stuff and. Aaaaa
(+) I'll help, though! Aaaaa
*run around in circles for a bit before going back for a nap because of spurious early wake today*
(First tentative attempt at a public post. Maybe this is a little more harmless than our predecessor thought? Not sure.)
Korean market success yesterday! I decided to try Korean soy sauce to compare it against the somewhat more mainstream-in-America Kikkoman we usually get; it's not bad, but I don't know if I can tell the difference. I also have doenjang now, and might try to make a very primitive and foolish sort of doenjang jjigae this evening.
Oh, and we have seaweed. Tasty tasty seaweed. :-9
Made very plain cooked ground beef the other day, and then tried using the dripping as part of the fluid to cook rice in in the same pan because the rice cooker wasn't available at the time; someone (not physically proximate) described it as a sort of Yorkshire rice, which seems accurate in principle but since we have no memory of actual Yorkshire pudding we don't know how to compare.
I think we're getting the hang of Using Pan Often. This seems like a good thing.