- 1.5 lb ground beef
- 4 slices dried bread, cubed
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 6 thin lemon slices
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a bowl, combine ground chuck, bread cubes, lemon juice, onion, egg, and salt. Mix well and shape into 6 individual loaves. Arrange on a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, allspice and cloves.
- Cover the loaves with the sauce, and top each with a lemon slice.
- Bake 30 minutes longer, occasionally basting with sauce from the pan.
Serves 4 if Grace is eating!
- filled out two job applications
- took G to school
- almost got the AT&T wireless card working in my laptop (Using Cingular via Sierra Wireless Aircard 875 [Archive] – Ubuntu Forums ), until I discovered that my laptop has no PCMCIA slot
- got pam_usb working (using HOWTO: pam_usb login with USB memory stick [Archive] – Ubuntu Forums and Use Your USB Stick As a Key to Start Your PC | MakeUseOf.com)
- Picked up G and Jack from school, talked with Nina about Cosmos (she thinks Sagan thought aliens had visited long ago, I disagree)
- Fed Jack and Grace, and let them play Sly Cooper 3
- Baked a loaf of bread (need more yeast)
- Sent Jack home
- Let G play webkinz
- made dinner
- had G do her homework (no math, no spelling, extra reading)
- Fed G dinner
- Had her brush her teeth
- Read to her until she fell asleep
- Signed up for twitter (Why? Baby’s First Twitter)
- tied it into this blog
- uploaded the photos from yesterday
- Finished this blog post.
While we’re at it, Dogbert explains the financial crisis.
catching up on blogging
It took a while, but every file is in the database, and the database is consistent!
I’m getting quicker at keeping up, eh?
- Widgets Reloaded: WordPress Plugin
- Imagine that — Microsoft doesn’t like linux!
- NumberSpiral.com – Home
- Didn’t Kurt Vonnegut write a bit about this?
- Sarcasm used to diagnose dementia | National Breaking News | News.com.au
- Supreme Court Overturns Bush v. Gore | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
And Dave Barry’s holiday gift guide is out:
Been too busy to check on things overheard, so let’s start with geeky links:
- How To Create A Custom Splashimage For GRUB | MakeUseOf.com
- Extension:Calendar (Barrylb) – MediaWiki
- Slashdot | (Useful) Stupid BlackBerry Tricks?
- Google Maps API Example: Simple Geocoding
- Google Map API Concepts – Google Maps API – Google Code
- Wikipedia:How to edit a page – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Abstruse Goose » True Things
- 50 Incredible Fonts for Professional Web & Print Design | Noupe
- “An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a …” – hot soup? anyone?
- The Blog of Ben Rockwood – ipmi
- The Big Ol’ Ubuntu Security Resource – IT Security
- HOW TO: Get the Most Out of Google Maps
- 20 Incredibly Useful Themes and Plugins to Boost your WordPress Admin Area | Noupe
- 50 Skills Every Real Geek Should Have | Maximum PC
- CARPE DIEM: So What Are Domain Names Worth?
- John M. Perez.Com: The 25 Best Alternatives To Your Enterprise Applications & Functions
Lots of golf links this month:
- Fairway to heaven: Hit some golfing highs at the loftiest resort around | Mail Online
- Fore! Here Comes the Ultimate Golf Ball | LiveScience
- SportsBiz: Golf industry gets hit hard – Sports Biz- msnbc.com
- Kiwi tipped to be golf’s next big thing – New Zealand’s source for sport, rugby, cricket & league news on Stuff.co.nz
- Rensselaer Magazine September 2008 – “The Science Behind the Swing”
- Respectful Insolence: Brain death and fundamentalist religion
- 60 Minutes – Video, Reports, Profiles, Interviews – CBSNews.com
- 19 Ways to Enhance Your Sense of Humor: The Best Medicine | Healthy Habits | Reader’s Digest
- The Iterative Life » Family Financial Memo
- John Podesta Talks About His “Evil Twin” Skippy
- LOLCATS come to life
- What If Disney Remade Horror Flicks? – The Spill.com Movie Community
- Style Crunch » Quite Possibly The Worst Family Christmas Card Photo Ever
So, since the layoff, I’ve been
- cleaning the house (caught up on laundry, re-organized the kitchen)
- job hunting (still wake up and take G to school every day)
- setting up IPMI remote console access (for both my colo box at IPMI 2.0 and my file server at IPMI 1.5)
- re-organized the photo gallery (decades for older stuff, yearly for more recent)
- fixed almost all gallery issues (certificates for SSL stuff, database cleanup)
- watching the economy continue to tank
Oh, and watching lots more discovery channel with G (mostly storm chasers and dirty jobs), and the 3rd season of Dexter (better than the second season).
I have also re-confirmed that I truly detest daytime television, so it usually stays off.
As usual, starting with things overheard:
- Overheard in New York | And I’ll Miss You While You’re in Kinderjail
- Overheard in New York | For Bonus Points, Answer the Question with Two Dicks in Your Mouth
- Overheard in New York | I’ve Got Mounds of Hatred Today
- Overheard in New York | Then Go With My Blessing, Caped Crusader
- Overheard in New York | Tonight’s Lifetime Movie: Dakota– Portrait of a Serial Killer
- Overheard Everywhere | The Thin Line Between Wine Appreciation and Drunken Debauchery
- Overheard Everywhere | …The Fifth Being My Blackberry.
- Overheard Everywhere | The Bambi Theme Party Was a Better Idea in Theory Than in Practice
- Overheard Everywhere | Interestingly, Gay Recruiters Use the Same Argument
- Overheard in the Office | Betty: Yet Another Ingenious Excuse to Get Out of Working
- Overheard in the Office | Jeez, I Already Know How to Pass Out at Parties
Many, many geeky links to catch up on:
- Heroes: Man Tells Fax Spammers To Go Fax Themselves… And They Comply
- 8 CSS Techniques for Charting Data
- APOD: 2004 September 26 – Looking Back on an Eclipsed Earth
- APOD: 2008 September 20 – A Darkened Sky
- APOD: 2008 June 23 – The International Space Station Expands Again
- APOD: 2008 May 17 – Logarithmic Spirals
- Logarithmic Spiral — from Wolfram MathWorld
- TECH SOURCE FROM BOHOL: 10 Best Hacking and Security Software Tools for Linux
- SPACE.com — Mysterious New ‘Dark Flow’ Discovered in Space
- 13 WordPress Plugins You Probably Don’t Use But Should – Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
- Pick a lock. For fun. (It’s legal too) — chicagotribune.com
- Letterfu – Letter-writing without envelopes, cutting or glue
- 17 Online Free Web Based Applications That You Probably Love To Use! – Opensource, Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers
- TechEBlog » Math Clock – Photo
- Linux.com :: VLC goes to nine point two
- iTWire – Linux alternatives to Windows SBS part two
- How To Create WordPress Themes From Scratch Part 1 » Themetation
- Tux Training » Blog Archive » How to make Ubuntu extremely fast
- 10 must-have Linux office applications | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com
- 30+ (More) Most Wanted WordPress Tips, Tricks and Hacks | WordPress
- 15 High Quality Premium-Like Free WordPress Themes
- Linux.com :: Clean up your filesystems with fslint
- 20 Excellent AJAX Effects You Should Know – NETTUTS
- 8 Ways to Maintain a Clean, Lean Ubuntu Machine – Make Tech Easier
- Slashdot | Spammer Perjury Is Worth Prosecuting
- 10 power-saving myths debunked | InfoWorld | Analysis | 2008-10-06 | By Logan G. Harbaugh
- Monitoring Asterisk 1.4 with SNMP and CACTI for pretty graphs!
- Experimental Firefox Extensions: Experimental Extensions We’d Like to Go Mainstream
- NASA – NASA TV
- 50 Excellent AJAX Tutorials | Tutorials | Smashing Magazine
- 25 essential Firefox add-ons for power users | News | TechRadar UK
- The State of Linux Docks | LinuxHaxor.net
- Ubuntu Tutorials : Dapper – Gutsy – Hardy – Intrepid
- Use BitTorrent to Upgrade to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’ | TorrentFreak
- Most Wanted Ajax Techniques: 50+ Examples and Tutorials | Noupe
- Lazy Linux: 11 secrets for lazy cluster admins
- IPMI – Community Ubuntu Documentation
- IPMI HOWTO for Debian GNU/Linux on the Intel SR2300 (Server Board SE7501WV2)
- Dell BIOS firmware updates on Debian | MDLog:/sysadmin
- Flashing a Dell Bios with Linux (en) – FelixSchwarz
- Dell BIOS Update on Linux PC / Laptops | Southend Linux Wiki Site
- How to: Flashing your system BIOS under Linux
- Curved AWN dock. « Linux Owns
- neuron-galaxy.jpg (image)
- Annoying Body Glitches: Can We Prevent Them?
- USGS Release: Beach Sand Often More Contaminated than Water (9/12/2008 1:50:30 PM)
- Urban Dictionary: gaybie
- The glossy, sanitized new versions of fairy tales leave out what matters: the scary parts – The Boston Globe
- Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts
- 13 Lessons to Teach Your Child About Digital Photography
- Seton Free Wireless
- Golf and lawyers
- BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Golf secret not all in the wrists
Political links (yes, overdue):
- ABC News: Why Do We Believe Impossible Things?
- Voter Registration information for all 50 states
- 6 Brainwashing Techniques They’re Using On You Right Now | Cracked.com
- Presidential Elections
- Without God – The New York Review of Books
- Tsa: TSA Airport Screener Steals Over $200,000 in Gadgets, Almost Gets Away With It
- The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan (November 04, 2008) – So Many Volunteers, So Few Voters
- Abstruse Goose » say what you mean
- Shut Up… No, YOU Shut Up! – Features – The Stranger, Seattle’s Only Newspaper
- xkcd – A Webcomic – Height
- The Best of NC-17 Movies: 10 Films Somewhere Between R & X
- Why is everyone saying “fail” all of a sudden? – By Christopher Beam – Slate Magazine
- Periodic table of vulgarity
- xkcd – A Webcomic – Election
- hatejobhunting.jpg (JPEG Image, 500×338 pixels)
So, I’m watching Grace at recess before computer lab, and the trees are dropping acorns. I was about to point out to her that the acorns are baby trees, but that’s not entirely accurate. The are more tree fetuses. Treetuses, if you will.
And, the kids over there stomping on acorns? They are performing acortions.