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Olav “ᚢᛚᚹ” Folland
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Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since 1972.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since 1972.

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If you don't have one, you should. Saucier pots are awesome when you need a sauce

(edit: the small-ish bottom and the curved sides make for a much more even simmer when liquids are involved)
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My elder daughter is doing some housecleaning because her boyfriend is coming 'round next weekend for the Pride Parade.

I'm not sure I can even begin to explain how complicated this is.

Putting my thoughts together before I put them into action...

Burgers were requested (I was thinking steak, but hey) but we lack some of the ingredients for a more pedestrian 'classic' cheeseburger (like 'Murican cheese. shaddap)

So, I've done "jackburgers" in the past, but I think I want to mix it up a little. With the jackburgers, I worked a bit of JD into the meat and let that marinade for a spell, and worked off of the better qualities of Jack Daniels.

Ima think this time, I'll do a more standard patty, and put the devil in all the details.

More or less standard burger fare- ground beef, a bit of bread, and a bit of cream to bind it all together (plus some pepper and stuff)
I have some seriously good hard Dubliner cheese made by +Kerrygold UK (you can get it at Costco, and trust me on this one) that if I can shave it right, will melt down quite nicely.
A spot of bacon, because, well, bacon.
Some caramelized onions, because that counts as veg.
A whisky reduction sauce. I wish I had a proper Irish whiskey, but I have a bit of Dickel left, which is one of the better American ones.

I don't think I want to add anything more to that, as some of the flavors are a bit delicate, especially combined.

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I lol'd heartily.
H/T to +mary jo dodd

My mind is aglow with whirling, transient nodes of thought careening through a cosmic vapor of invention.



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Alcohol, my permanent accessory
Alcohol, a party-time necessity
Alchool, alternative to feeling like yourself
O Alcohol, I still drink to your health

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol

Forget the caffe latte,
screw the raspberry iced tea
A Malibu and Coke for you, a G&T for me
Alcohol, Your songs resolve like
my life never will
When someone else is picking up the bill

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else

I thought that Alcohol was just for those with
nothing else to do
I thought that drinking just to get drunk
was a waste of precious booze
But now I know that there's a time
and there's a place where I can choose
To walk the fine line between
self-control and self-abuse

I love you more than I did the week before
I discovered alcohol
Would you please ignore that you
found me on the floor
Trying on your camisole?
O Alcohol, would you please forgive me?
For while I cannot love myself
I'll use something else

Would you please forgive me?
Would you please forgive me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kAJOSCyTB0

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+SteamySunday it's not photo fare, but something I thought y'all would like.

Starting at around USD$100K (to make it rail-worthy) you too can own your own Pullman, and you can buy carriage from Amtrak to go most places you'd like.

https://www.amtrak.com/privately-owned-rail-cars

As I grow in years, I become more and more aware that there's a Beebelbrox quote for damn near everything, if you try.

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As BBQ Season kicks off, it's an interesting factoid that Kingsford, America's favorite briquette, grew our of the tailings of the venerable Model T.

And Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were directly involved. Edward Kingston was largely an enabler.

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/magazine/who-made-that-charcoal-briquette.html?_r=0

As I stagger off to bed.. (yes there's been gin, but not enough :P )

One of the shining moments of my day was: I put together a custom hardware design that my own boss called 'beautiful' and 'one of the best we've ever done' and we're well into firmware development without a single extra wire.

So of course, the customer wants to change the form factor of the boards. To meet the changes, I could probably do something with the digital section. The analog parts, however, I've laid out a fuckton of motor amplifiers and that shit's going to be compromised. Isolating the drive circuits from the analog control circuits can be tricky on the best of days.
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