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vista repair disc posted: Mon 2012-05-07 13:06:59 tags: tech
Win Vista did not ship with the ability to burn a repair disc. In SP1 beta, they added the ability to do it; then in the final SP1 release they pulled the plug on that handy bit of functionality. But it's still possible to find beta copies of the recdisk.exe image that enables that ability. You'd need to diddle permissions on c:\windows\system32\recdisk.exe to take give yourself (or the Administrators group) full control (by default, only the System user has full control of that file). Then you'd rename it... (...more)
monday i got fried eggs on my mime posted: Mon 2012-05-07 07:52:07 tags: daylogs
Slept fairly well, ears are still making a lot of gloopy noises but at this point I'm not sure if it's even unusual anymore, or if I just got hyper-sensitized during that congestion spell. Coffee, vitamins, hot pockets, cheez-its and V8 for brekky. Herbivorous dinosaurs may have emitted as much as 500M tons of the greenhouse gas methane annually. Compare to the paltry 100-200M emitted by herbivores today. I've had a string of satisfying milestones in CA lately - collected enough Spartan Spears fro... (...more)
daylog posted: Sun 2012-05-06 07:27:28 tags: daylogs
woke ~9:15, coffee, vitamins 2 banana-nut muffins and the last of the smilk (cheez-its and V8 throughout the day) dishes washed 25 hammer curls each side guilds battled a second cup of coffee another set of 25 hammer curls read some of my 3xCarlin book extra grooming: legs not smooth like woman, not furry caveman clotrimazole for what looks like tinea versicolor. Having had jock itch a long time ago, I know what that looks (and itches) like, and this isn't it, and it also doesn't follow the rin... (...more)
dry bean experiments II posted: Sat 2012-05-05 08:02:15 tags: what I'm eating
I think last time, I used too much water, cooked my beans too long, and could have used a good deal more flavor. The "quick soak" step says boil 2 minutes, cover and let cool 1 hour. I think my hot plate stays hot for so long that by the time it gets to boiling, you may as well turn it off because it's going to stay hot enough to sustain boiling action for more than 2 minutes. I determined this only after I had boiled ~90sec, turned off the hot plate, and waited for the boiling to subside so I could... (...more)
beans + quinoa posted: Tue 2012-05-01 12:09:38 tags: what I'm eating
Second encounter with the TrūRoots quinoa. This time I made a double recipe: 1 cup dry to 2 cups water, scaling back the boullion proportion with 1 rounded and one level ghetto teaspoon of chicken boullion. Per package directions: bring to a boil, lower to simmering 15 minutes, let stand 5 minutes and fluff. This came out MUCH softer than the first time, maybe because the double recipe effectively halved the ratio of evaporation surface to cooking volume. Scaling back the boullion was a good move ... (...more)