Adventures in bread making

 

Yes mom, you'd be proud...  I've managed to catch up with what humans have been doing for several thousand years - I made bread.  From scratch.  By hand.  Without burning it or creating too bad of a mess.  And most importantly, it's pretty tasty, nothing fancy, but what would you expect from someone who doesn't do all that much baking in the first place. 

I almost feel a little dirty...

Finally decided to upgrade my phone - was using for the last year and a half a Palm Pre. Nice solid little phone, good selection of apps (not a lot of them, but they seemed to be well written), excellent community support, even if the hardware was getting a bit 'long in the tooth'. Outside of some 'out of memory' issues, it was a good phone and if Sprint offered a hardware upgraded version I would definitely bought another...

But, it seems that they are not gonna do that, so, I got an EVO - also seems to be a good phone. Impressions based off of 36h of usage are as follows:

Nothing to say?

Just a quick thought...

I do nothing to hide that I work for yahoo, unless you count that I go out of my way to just not mention it - I just feel that it doesn't reall matter.  Either way, given the layoff rumors that have been floating around for the last 36h or so, I think I need to say something: 

Hey - why have there been no internal communications about it? What the?!?!

Quick take on the whole 'desktop environment' thing...

In a nutshell, I look at it like this - I use Gnome, but I only use a little bit of it, and probably more out of habit than anything else.  There are 3 main components that I look for on my Linux desktop...

    Clocks back rethink urged by expert -or- I hate DST

    Overall, I think that DST is an anachronism from a long one era when the people were more subject to the daylight to the solar rhythms, which is no longer the case in western countries with ubiquitous electricity.  I wish we'd stop messing with it, it's a pain in the ass. 

    Movin' on up... Er, down...

    Back to L.A. - never though I'd be moving back there, at least that was the thinking at the time I moved up here....

    i386 vs. x86_64 - the Debian battle...

    If for no other reason than I have no other use for the bandwidth, I've been letting some Debian CD ISO torrents run for a while now. I've kinda taken it as an informal survey as far as what is popular (I ran something similar on the 504 release, though with the entire CD set, so things were a little more scattered):

    Science! Or, I'm just losing my mind...

    Most likely the former, since I'm pretty sure I lost my mind ages ago :)

    Was eating a hand full of mixed nuts, and since I don't feel like springing for the really expensive ones, there was a good bit (apparently not more than 50%, not sure how close that really is) of peanuts in there. Spanish peanuts, the ones with the red paper hulls still on them that fall off in the jar and create a mix of salt and paper at the bottom of the jar that isn't good for much of anything.

    And I'm home again...

    Landed at about 11:00 yesterday, had no trouble with customs (aside from picking the slow line twice), but was too lagged out to do anything but get home, force myself to run a couple errands and then go home and sleep. You'd think that just sitting on a plane (or laying there - hooray for business class) and napping and eating would be restful, but I guess all the timezone shifting really messes you up.

    A few random thoughts on Bangalore...

    1) I need to stop letting S. co-worker here) order food for me - I am stuffed from breakfast. The food is really good though. I developed a taste for Indian food while in England, but this is the real thing (a litte different than the English variant, but still very tasty)
    2) There are actually cows on the road. I'm from Michigan, so the ideas of cows themselves is nothing new. But, it gets a little odd when they are grazing on the side of the road, or standing in the middle of it.

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