Is meat really that bad?
My wife has been making pumpkin pies lately from the little pie pumpkins you get at the grocery store. Normally we’d buy canned, but thought fresh would be better. I’ve heard the large ones have no flavor really, but assumed the little ones would. And they do, but not as much as you’d think.
I was especially curious why the canned pumpkin was so much darker. After doing a little research I learned that much of canned pumpkin is actually another squash called Dickinson pumpkin. It’s huge and kind of pale orange/yellow.
Maybe everyone knows this, but I was a little surprised. I’ll still continue to purchase pie pumpkins, but now I really want to try a Dickinson pumpkin.
Really cool video about Pando from It's Okay to be Smart
My wife made brownies. Last week.
My wife made the most delicious brownies last weekend. It was our first time making brownies from scratch (and especially from scratch vegan). Turns out the recipe is a ton of chocolate and butter. They turned out amazing and only lasted for days.
Went for a bike ride with my father in law this weekend. Saw this pretty tree. I’m so fortunate that I live in a world where I can fit an amazing camera into my pocket comfortably.
Forgot to buy candy. Happy Halloween. 🎃
3 yr old: it’s kinda like a taco hat.
Potato wedge salad with tempeh bacon
Early morning shot from my new house. The sun was so intense. It created such a beautiful glow on everything.
Another day, another burrito 🌯
More places you can debug with a REPL
This was a really interesting read about debugging using REPLs. Two more to add to the list are:
- .NET using visual studio’s immediate mode (I think that’s what it’s called)
- LLDB in Xcode (and probably outside of Xcode too).
I am a huge proponent of using the
He walked to the edge of the porch and stretched himself out just enough to stay in the shade.
Imposible is now selling tubes of vegan sausage so we made biscuits and gravy. It was amazing! Not pictured is me covering mine with ketchup and hot sauce.
Wednesday hanging outside, sniffing.
Good morning to you too half pizza on the ground.
Hans Holbein the Younger
I was on a bit of a Wikipedia spiral (I do this often) and wanted to share something I found. It’s a bit of a windy story, but hopefully you find it interesting and get the bug to read about history.
Yesterday I was reading about a town in England called Blackpool. I thought the name was interesting and was also curious what the ‘pool’ part meant. This led to me reading about bogs. They really are interesting.
This led me to an image of a map of northern Germany and all the islands that are just off the coast.
This led me to opening Maps and poking around to see what else was there and I found that there are a ton of islands in that area of the North Sea around the border of Denmark and Germany. Looking at the map I found an island called Helgoland (Helgoland is the German spelling) and decided to look that up.
I read that this island was part of a bight. A word I don’t think I’ve encountered before. Looking up what the German bight was informative and led me to an image of the mouth of the Elbe with an island called Trischen visible. Really beautiful photo shot by Vincent van Zeijst.
This image led me to the island which led me to the Bay of Meldorf which led me to the Battle of Hemmingstedt (Read about this!!!) which led me to the Kalmar Union which led me to the Hanseatic League which led me to this painting of Georg Giese by Hans Holbein the Younger. I was struck by how realistic this painting was. Reminds me of the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck with it’s extreme levels of detail.
Turns out Hans Holbein the Younger painted more than once!
Here’s another one I really liked. This is from 1534!
There isn’t much of a point to this post beyond I am very easily drawn to reading things on Wikipedia and this painter was incredibly talented.
I heard the other dumpster had 14. I wonder what makes one want to go off on their own.
I saw this in the Tom Scott newsletter. Captivating.
I got the raccoons out. Spent like ten minutes watching two of them try to scale the edges of the dumpster. I’ve heard the groundskeeper normally lets them out, but I don’t mind helping.
Raccoons in a dumpster
I just learned that my dog has a belly button.
Well, all dogs do, but mine does too.
Bit late, but I really don’t understand all the hate for the Apple TV 4 remote. The one with the square touch pad. I almost never accidentally click the touch pad or lose it or anything. I’m sure the new remote is better, but I still don’t understand how there is so much hate.
Never smell an infant's hand
I was discussing with my wife whether we should bathe our baby last night.
I did a quick smell test and she smelled fine.
My wife said that her hands are filthy and she’d need a bath.
I said how filthy could they be, she can’t even grab anything.
I was so wrong.
I was so so so so wrong.
But damn is she cute.
Moral of the story, don’t smell an infant’s hands.
They are filthy.
Though they did smell nice after a good scrubbing.