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Friday, August 29, 2014

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Wearing the dress I made last November. It fits a lot different now. (~10kg/20lb lost)
Wearing the dress I made last November. It fits a lot different now. (~10kg/20lb lost)

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Great article.

"You're Gay?" Michael Sam Asked The Writer, And Then The Mask Dropped

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Congratulations to @kunaalr on winning the
Congratulations to @kunaalr on winning the "Give a Shit" award at today's Tech All Hands!

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Very cool.

CGSociety - Building 3D with Ikea - Did you know that most of IKEA's catalog imagery isn't photographs? That blew my mind!

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Because douchebros.

Donate | Feminist Frequency - I just gave Anita Sarkeesian's organisation $50. Suck it, misogynist trolls.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

18?!

Best Beers in America - The Best States for Beer Lovers - Oregon and California Top Our List - Indiana is 18?! Wow! I was just hoping we'd crack the top 50%.

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Enlightening.

The Real Reason Sugar Has No Place in Cornbread | Serious Eats - Huh. I put sugar in my cornbread, simply because that's the way the recipe in my trusted Better Homes & Gardens cookbook has it. I tend to use polenta here in Australia though - I wonder how that changes it?

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Tsumugi Who scarf, 99% finished. (Just a few more ends to weave in.) #pensive #sickie #headache
Tsumugi Who scarf, 99% finished. (Just a few more ends to weave in.) #pensive #sickie #headache

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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Hey, I know them.

Envato named Australia's Coolest Tech Company in JobAdvisor competition - I bought a Keynote theme from Envato last year! I didn't realise they were local. (I find it weird that Google wasn't included in the survey by Adobe, Yahoo7, and Uber were.)

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Ditto.

John Birmingham: Why I miss the 90s

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Monday, August 25, 2014

A lot, I bet.

How did the Napa earthquake affect sleep?

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New-to-us vintage furniture from the Snook's grandma: teak cabinets and telephone table. Still arranging things...
New-to-us vintage furniture from the Snook's grandma: teak cabinets and telephone table. Still arranging things...

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mmm, beer.

What modern beer tastes most like old-fashioned beer? - oldbeer history flavor | Ask MetaFilter - Bookmarking for the Snook.

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Career advice

Love the one you're with. | MetaFilter - Interesting MeFi discussion about the "traditional" job advice to "do what you love." For a lot of people, it turns out that "don't do what you hate" seems to be more useful, just on the basis that everybody's got to pay the bills. It's interesting how this math might change, though, if everybody had the basics covered (whether through national health care or the Snook's crazy "government pays everyone a living wage" idea). Would anybody still take the garbage out or work in a call center? Hmmm.

I also especially liked this comment: "The best job advice I ever got was as follows: there are three axes for any job: you actually enjoy the work, it pays well enough to comfortably live the kind of life you want, and it doesn't require working 80 hour weeks. If you ever find a job that fulfills two of those three, you grab it and never let go." I actually think for the first time EVER in my career, I can say yes to all three. That's pretty amazing.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

M-O-O-N. That spells dystopia.

Epic MeFi post about "The Stand" - I read just about every link in the post, and I was inspired to buy the unabridged version for the Kindle. I'm not sure I ever read that version. I'm sad so many people seemed to dislike the miniseries though. Gary Sinise as Stu Redman is still the best casting of any King adaptation, ever (at least until they perfect time travel so Clint Eastwood can play Roland of Gilead).

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I made a Persian Love Cake for my love.
I made a Persian Love Cake for my love.

Salad Niçoise I made for lunch today. Fancy.
Salad Niçoise I made for lunch today. Fancy.

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Bikes

Coming Soon To A Pole Near You: A Bike That Locks Itself : The Two-Way : NPR - Cool! Of course, I haven't ridden my bike in ages because of my knees. I'm actually thinking of selling it. Anybody interested?

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Purchased.

Paprika Recipe Manager for iPad, iPhone, Mac, and Android. - After several years of using Paprika on the iPad, I just bought the Mac version. Recommended.

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Reformed picky eater smugness

First world problems: why picky eaters are wasteful | Lifeandstyle | The Guardian - I think our veggie box delivery was a big part of destroying the last of my food issues. Now I regularly eat mushrooms, celeriac, green beans, coriander, silverbeet, chard, Brussels sprouts, radishes, fennel, and more. We haven't actually opted-out of anything, though I've been tempted to ban potatoes (for the carbs) and Jerusalem artichokes (which we call fartichokes, for the obvious reason).

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So cute.

A Four-Year-Old Reviews the French Laundry - The Bold Italic - San Francisco - I'm impressed they serve four-year-olds there!

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