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12:21 AM
@SAJ14SAJ Good! You?
My website is still working, and I found the plugin that was causing error messages.
 
12:40 AM
@Cerberus Are you joining us on the dark side? I can teach you to program.... I won't, but I could :-)
 
That's good to know.
I can already program a little bit in Autohotkey, enough to write programs that are useful to me.
But I don't need to program anything in order to manage this website.
 
What kind of website is it? Are lemon tarts involved?
 
It is the website for the oldest weekly magazine still alive in my country, or so they claim, from 1849.
They have a digital archive and stuff.
 
1:00 AM
They don't have professionals to care for and love their website?
 
1:14 AM
Well, great.
Our crockpot didn't switch onto low when we wanted it to. Pork shoulder is pretty forgiving right? >.>
looks like around 120F in the chunks and 180F near the bone, and it's tight still after 6 hours. I think it's okay to switch to low now...
 
1:26 AM
@SAJ14SAJ They are of course facing budget cuts.
@Yamikuronue Has it become like a stew?
 
@Yamikuronue very forgiving
 
No, it's tough still
which is why I think it's still okay, still undercooked
My husband was worried because tough usually means overcooked
 
@Cerberus do they pay you?
 
@SAJ14SAJ Yes.
 
@Yamikuronue what are you making?
@Cerberus good
 
1:30 AM
@Yamikuronue You can tell by the texture, right?
By the way, do any of you play threes?
This is almost thrice as high as my previous record.
I dare you to beat me!
See that 1536 tile, it's off the fucking board!
 
@Cerberus I couldn't figure the game out. I must be missing something
 
Carnitas
well, now we're ordering pizza because we realized it's too late to eat carnitas, but we'll shred this when it's done and use it for carnitas and omelets and stuff
 
@SAJ14SAJ What couldn't you figure out about it?
You have to combine a 1 with a 2. For 3 and up, you need to combine same numbers. So 3 with 3, 6 with 6...
When you move, all rows move in that direction one notch, if possible.
 
@Cerberus I never could figure out the action to consequence of the ui
 
If a tile can't move a notch, it will stay put, but the other tiles in its row will still move if possible.
 
1:43 AM
@Yamikuronue yum
 
When you move a tile that can't move against another tile that can't move, they will combine if possible; if not, they will not move at all.
@SAJ14SAJ You follow this?
 
@Cerberus it had its moment
 
It was sufficiently non obvious to me that I am no longer interested
 
I didn't like the game either when first I tried it.
After 5 minutes or so.
I guarantee you will like it once you play it some more.
Try to get a high number, like 12.
 
1:47 AM
I havemycat on the arm of my chair
 
Let it guide your moves.
 
He only likes pouncing games
 
Then pounce those threes into other threes!
 
He is so peaceful
 
 
7 hours later…
9:14 AM
Hi
@rfusca I have a stressball from PostGres :D
 
@Mien hmm?
 
You said postgres > mysql
that is my knowledge of postgres: it has an elephant
 
yup :)
well, ciao, bedtime
 
night!
 
 
5 hours later…
2:20 PM
Happy Monday, everyone.
 
Hi
 
2:47 PM
@Mien How you are? I am building a a new database mart this morning to provide query capability and dashboarding views of our access request system. I am so useful... :-)
 
I'm fine, thanks :)
But still don't like my magic cake :P
there's no magic.
so the magic comes from the milk :P
 
 
1 hour later…
3:51 PM
@Mien I am sorry you had a poor outcome, but no milk was probagbly the killer as you say. WIll you try again?
 
I will!
but not in the first two weeks.
Perhaps in april :)
or in May, when I have people coming over for my bday
 
@Mien First two weeks of what?
@Mien Party at Mien's house? :-)
 
4:24 PM
first two weeks from now :P
sure :p come over
 
Ah the idiom is next two weeks
I wish I could but I don't fly or speak dutch
 
4:45 PM
That is the view out my kitchen window. The snow is still coming down. Arrggghh.
 
5:28 PM
@SAJ14SAJ wow.
hope you didn't have plans :)
 
Wow.
The sun was shining here today.
 
@waxeagle Fortunately, its a work at home day.
@Cerberus Oh, I remember someone who was wailing and lamenting there winter weather not that many weeks ago...
 
we had a very windy storm last night, woke us up even
half expected the kids to wake up, but neither did
 
@waxeagle I wonder how Sobby's goats are... maybe they did not get snow that far south.
7
A: Edible Non Toxic Pencil Alternative for Baking Stencils?

SAJ14SAJPlain pencil is what is normally used. The trick is that you draw on the reverse side of the parchment, and then flip it over so the food is on the non-written on side.

I just cannot believe the votes that bit iof silliness is getting! Sometimes, I wonder about our readers.
Its nearly as good as the brush teh butter on the waffle question!
 
5:45 PM
@SAJ14SAJ easy gets the votes. It's something everyone can understand and relate to
 
@SAJ14SAJ I wonder who? We skipped winter this year.
 
we've had a not great winter here
i got stuck away from home for nearly 2 days one time
 
Wow.
Snow?
 
ice
 
yeah that was as fiasco
 
5:48 PM
@waxeagle yup
 
I have a friend who works as a nurse down there, spent 27 hours in his car
 
luckily that wasn't me
 
some other friends spent the whole day on the road and managed to crash at a coworker's apartment
just absolute madness. Wasn't quite as bad here but it was pretty darn serious
 
Wow.
 
i took the train about halfway home early in the day, but got stuck at the train station because no buses were running between the station and my car
 
5:50 PM
@Cerberus our general strategy for dealing with ice/snow is literally don't
 
How is it working for you?
 
by the grace of God, a friend from church had spent the last 5 hours driving to the train station to pick her mom up, noticed on facebook that I was stuck and picked me up too
 
and that usually works pretty well. We completely shut down for even a threat of it. This time they didn't and it was bad.
@rfusca awesome
 
Yeah shutting down sounds wise.
 
took 10 hours from there to get to her house but then got stuck there because the sheriff started closing roads
 
5:51 PM
its rare enough that it's not a big deal to be shut down a few days a year
 
the first 5 hours of that were to go 0.7 miles from the train station to get on the highway - the surface streets were just insane
 
@rfusca I have been to Atlanta and three major (ha!) cities in Alabama.... not buying it :-) Unless you were stuck in Chicago or Buffalo or something :-)
 
@Mien so you tried to make Magic Cake?
@SAJ14SAJ lol umm ok
 
@rfusca I remember the year there was a snow panic in atlanta while I was there. The schools closed. THe county governments closed. There were about 10 flakes seen. No accumulation. That doesn't even rate as high as pathetic.
 
@SAJ14SAJ aye, and the situation like rfusca is talking about is why
 
5:56 PM
the roads really did look like an apocalypse movie - roads clogged with abandoned cars, people just leaving their stuff and walking through the ice just to go somewhere, people sleeping in grocery stores....there were exits off the interstate where the entire 2 rows of cars had just died and been left in place
 
@waxeagle If I was an evil supervillain, all I would have to do is create 0.001 inches of snow, and I could paralize every southern city! Muahahahhahahhhahahha.
 
@SAJ14SAJ it'd be gone by mid afternoon most days though :)
 
In fact, I am thinking a video of an old guy saying he once saw a picture of some snow would probabhly do the trick @waxeagle
 
@SAJ14SAJ possibly :). It seems a bit pathetic to people who are used to dealing with it, but it's all about infrastructure
 
@waxeagle I understand the complete lack of infrastructure. What I don't understand is the complete inability to assess the actual threat even given that lack its due.
 
6:00 PM
@SAJ14SAJ this last time was really just the fact that all the schools and everybody let out at the same time. Atlanta has bad traffic on a normal day. Even if there had been no snow, the traffic would have been insane
 
Southerners live in perpetual winter fear of a phenomenon, probably as common as the spotted blue unicorn, called black ice. Evidently it ravages women and eats children in large quantities, and leaves men unable to appeciate football. That last is probably the scariest to many small towns.
 
@SAJ14SAJ the ultimate problem is the real potential to get burned. Everyone laughed off the prediction a few weeks ago, and chaos ensued. (we didn't even have snow in our forecast and we get 2" and were shut down for a week due to cold temps)
 
@rfusca Atlanta would hav3e much better traffic if 1) they learned how to merge, and 2) they rename some of the Peachtree streets so people can find their way around.
 
@SAJ14SAJ aye, the other two don't concern most of htem :)
 
@SAJ14SAJ lol no - they need better public transit to the 'burbs
 
6:01 PM
@rfusca yeah, turning a million people loose all at once is pure chaos
 
@rfusca Name me any city where that is not true?
 
speaking of which, I probably need to go play chicken little and head home before the mountain turns to ice.
 
@rfusca I kid you not, in my atlanta days I have seen with my own eyes on the permiter, the right two lanes going at a virtual stop, like 5 miles an hour, and the left two lanes going at about 80. No one can merge in or out under those circumstances. Only in atlanta!
 
@SAJ14SAJ compared to most other major metro cities, we really do have terrible transit
it only leaves the perimeter in one direction and even then it doesn't make it up to the most populous suburb. And if you're not in a cardinal direction, you're just out of luck
 
@rfusca I have lived in NY, been to Boston, been to Chicago, and live outside DC. ATtlanta is no better than number 4 in bad traffic of all of those.
Oh, "transit", not "traffic". Never mind.
I never looked at Atlanta's public transit. I think they were arguing about building it out for the olympics last time was there. That never happened, I guess?
 
6:10 PM
@SAJ14SAJ lol
@SAJ14SAJ it grew very slightly north, but not much
 
A southern horror movie?
 
:) thats the post from 'Walking Dead' which is filmed in atlanta
but the scene looked exactly like that
 
I have never watched that show.
I don't do horror.
 
its ok, its a show for the grown ups ;)
 
If it is more realistic than Buffy, I want no part of it.
 
6:14 PM
lol
 
That view looks familiar, I think it is 75/85 n north of the city heading south?
 
@SAJ14SAJ probably
I take the train - I don't drive that nonsense lol
hmm we've got some leftover steak I think I'm going to slice thin and throw in a stir fry. But my normal stir fry sauce wouldn't work for steak I think (normally its chicken)
my wife is practically begging me to make Magic cake again
 
@rfusca You must use this power only for good.
 
6:34 PM
@SAJ14SAJ muwahahahahahaha
 
 
2 hours later…
8:23 PM
I have a pot of tinati abd meat sauce simmering. I used a lot of convenience ingredients--meat loaf mix, roasted red peppers (best jarred product ever!), ground hot peppers--but still, its the first time I have nearly cooked anything in ages. It smells fantastic. The whole house is redolent with oregano and smells savory. Yay.
There will be no delivery enchilda tonight!
 
I made gumbo last night!
tinati abd = tomato and?
Also there were 8 flagged posts when I checked in today, people have been busy.
 
@Jefromi YUM!!!! What kind?
I am not really flagging, I think I saw one that as eggregious.
 
@SAJ14SAJ It's more the people posting crazy things who've been busy.
 
@Jefromi Yeah, tomato and meat sauce. Local kitty conditions are making typing difficult...
 
Shrimp and sausage. I really kinda wanted crawfish but it's a little harder to find out here.
 
8:33 PM
Sounds pretty good.... I am boring, I like chicken and sausage. I am not muich for all those sea bugs!
Could you find andoulle?
However you spell that...
 
8:55 PM
Yup! That's easier than crawfish, seems like.
 
@SAJ14SAJ you should cook more then :)
 
@rfusca Its been a rough few months.
 
@SAJ14SAJ y?
 
Brownies could be on he horizon!
@rfusca Ah, you don't need to hear my drama. Imagine much drama, and it will be drama-like, and you will have the quality.
 
@SAJ14SAJ lol k
 
9:13 PM
@rfusca See, that is what the world needs. Less drama!
 
9:53 PM
@SAJ14SAJ lol
 
The pasta is eaten and the leftovers are in the fridge. Well, its mostly leftoves, which is kind of the point :-)
 
@SAJ14SAJ super late lunch or super early dinner?
 
It was an early dinner, I have been on an early schedule all day today.
I only ate a small bowl, so there might be a snack later.
 
ic
rice noodles soaking for a few more minutes and then off to the wok!
 
I hope those are rice noodles. They will be much more filling.
What are you making?
 
9:59 PM
@SAJ14SAJ just a basic stir fry. some chicken (wife veto'd the steak leftovers), snow peas, carrots, broccoli, green beans, some sauce
 
Couldn't you put the steak just in your portion?
 
eh, too much work
 
Here is a question.... a left over of my drama is no open flames are allowed in my house, due to oxygen use.
So I am cooking on a single hot plate.
 
well, off to wok
wow!
 
Well, a really nice one, but there you go.
Happy stir fry.
 

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