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lentil-barley porridge 1.1: a prelude posted: Sun 2012-07-22 11:50:53 tags: what I'm eating
A 1/4 cup serving size of publix dry lentils packs 70 kcal, 8g protein, 9g fiber (36%DV) and 15%DV iron. Package directions said 2 cups lentils to 6-8 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and cook ~20 minutes or until tender for 6 cups cooked volume. This seemed like an excessive amount of water. I'll buy the idea that they'll absorb 1.5-2 times their dry volume in water, but 3+ times? Sounds like a recipe for flavorless mush. I figured 3/4 cup dry (i.e. 3 nominal servings) would yiel... (...more)
daylog posted: Sun 2012-07-22 10:39:58 tags: daylogs
For a bite of entertainment budget over the past week, blasted thru a LOT of Castle Age's early monster-hunting content I'd put off in favor of PvP for so long. I can hang up my HoD hat unless they come up with content that isn't basically a simplified riff on the original. I recapped in more detail in my offline journal and then I realized... I keep a spreadsheet of game goals, it's a lot faster and simpler to just look at what I have on my plate than to postmortem each bite.'s gabber stream i... (...more)
beans 2.6 posted: Wed 2012-07-18 16:19:02 tags: what I'm eating
Replacing 1.5 cups of water with Rex Goliath sauvignon blanc (a pubilx bottom-shelf offering, because Total Wine is way out of my way and it's dangerous for me to shop there anymore). The original intent was 1.25 cups, but at synth time I decided to go heavy rather than light and my intuition was good. Rinse and drain the sans-lentil mix 2 passes in cool water. In 2 cups fresh water and 4 shakes lite salt, bring to a boil, remove from heat, let quick-soak (at least) 1 hour. Gently mix in a splash of ol... (...more)
Apache acquisitions posted: Wed 2012-07-18 12:49:11 tags: tech
Today I learned that the SourceForge Allura project, a complex software-foundry-hosting engine of which the SourceForge site itself is the premier instance, is being transferred to Apache Software Foundation's "Incubator". OpenOffice was handed off to Incubator not long ago too. In Allura's case, I found this confusing because I didn't understand what Incubator actually is. I thought it was just another software foundry. On research I learned that no, inclusion in Incubator is sort of a probationary sta... (...more)
Godville posted: Sun 2012-07-15 19:00:21 tags: gaming
I think it was ~9-10 years ago that ProgressQuest was a brief sensation in #e. Amazingly, it's still kicking around, even branching out to evolving platforms such as the iPad and Chrome OS. PQ is styled as a fantasy RPG that proceeds without human intervention. More precisely, aside from initial choice of character "race" and "class", there is NO interaction; it's strictly spectator. Hence, PQ is the classic and arguably pinnacle example of a "zero player game". In that context, let's look at the Godvil... (...more)