Success, now to explain why the cloth line smells like herbs.

Some might say I am doing laundry wrong but to those I say…. sure but what can you do?

I’ve just learned of Marathon Swift which allows me to weaponize my shitty shell scripts with Swift. This sounds like a delightfully appropriate amount of danger to put my limited skill set into.

brew install marathon-swift

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

This time with sour dough which gave a delicious flavor to boot.

Given my family’s history withAlzheimer’s I concur @EffinBirds. A truly terrible illness.

Gattaca remains today one of the finest science fiction movies ever made. All aspects of it are utterly delightful to me, scary but delightfully so.

First attempt at making bagels. Clearly a bit harder than I expected, but I’m reasonably pleased with the effort. They shall be tonight’s dinner with homemade chicken pate.

I really really hate regular expressions. I mean they do not have a single redeeming feature and yet there are absolutely no substitute for them so you are pretty much doomed to suffer wangling them multiple times in even a minor project.

Unreadable fragile magic.

That sinking feeling of restoring several TB of data by hand. Disk Drill is an amazing tool but it’s a good thing my time has little value.

I’ve always loved soda, as a youngster long sessions of AD&D with my friends was always faithfully accompanied by several 1.5 liter bottles of Coca Cola. Thus when I first moved to Brazil close to 7 years ago I fell in love with a local soda called Guraná Antarctica, sugary bliss in a glass, especial if served with ice and a slice of orange. A soda so delicious one of my best friends describes it as the liquid of the gods. My sister likewise loves this and it is a staple when she comes to visit… except the last time she came when I had entirely forgotten to buy it for her because without realizing it, I had stopped buying soda all together.

I didn’t do this for health reasons, I did it because in Brazil, nature grows like crazy and that was a problem. Specifically, after moving to our current house I acquired a garden and planted basil, and I suddenly found myself with the problem of what to do with it all. There is only so much pesto a man, his family, his neighbors and all his and their immediate friends can eat. Yet my single basil plant kept overproducing it’s fragrant tasty bounty. Mocking me.. Clearly this could be allowed to stand.

So I did what any sane person would do at such a junction and turned to DuckDuckGo, my search engine of choice for answers of what to do with massive amounts of basil. Unsurprisingly the Internet’s immediate answer was… pesto, but also basil infused syrup for making lemonade. Luckily my father in law is a gardener and during lime season he will deliver bags of excess limes from the gardens he works in, so it seemed worth trying.

This was such a success that now I regularly make 10-12 liters of syrup as friends and family have come to expect this lemonade at parties rather than soda as well as bottled syrup as gifts. Without noticing my wife and I stopped buying soda as we much prefer the balanced flavor of this lemonade. Not only that, as we can make it any time we want, it somehow removed the attraction do so compared to watching a bottle of soda empty and adding a new one to the shopping list. As a result we only drink lemonade a few times a month, thus cutting our overall sugar intake considerably.

The recipe

Washed basil leaves 2 parts sugar (by volume) 1 part water (by volume)

  1. Add the sugar and water in a pot and boil until the sugar has all been dissolved in the water and the liquid is transparent.
  2. Once the liquid is transparent turn off the heat and add as many washed basil leaves (I also leave in young soft stems, mainly because I’m lazy and don’t want to separate all the leaves) as the pot will contain, stir them into the syrup and cover the pot for 20-30 mins
  3. Strain the syrup to remove the leaves and put in clean bottles it for storage in the fridge.

To make 2 liters of lemonade 0.25L of syrup 0.25L of lime juice (or about 5-6 ice cubes of lime* depending on preference) 1.5L of water

  • I like to squeeze limes and freeze them as ice cubes as I tend to get large bags of limes occasionally. This keeps the juice fresh and in easily measured doses thus also avoiding the annoying question of “how much is the juice of one lime” in recipes.

Been spending a couple of days migrating my shitty Bash scripts to Ion and the difference in clarity is shocking.

I simply cannot weep for America anymore when they suffer yet another terrorist attack at the hand of their population of armed angry white men. I have no more tears to shed for a problem they refuse to address in a sensible manner.

I firmly believe that Apple should capitalize on Animoji Karaoke and modify the Clips app to enable making them with greater ease.

The Dark Tower movie had little if anything to do with my beloved books but it was enjoyable never the less.

Thanks to Animoji Karaoke I’ve been singing Love Shack all morning. Bring a bit of joy into my life which the last month has been dominated by pain and illness. So way to go Internet people!

America has reached peak asshole freethoughtblogs.com

The politics of resentment

And like so I’m poor once again. Transferred the first payment for construction of our new home.

Burgers without gari should be at least a a sizable fine and mandatory rehab. Also good with grilled meats and hot dogs.

I suspect people who watch Fox News for news coverage must also think that NCIS is a documentary series. Sleeper cells everywhere trying to take down pure and innocent nation.

I love my iPad but since I don’t have replacement batteries for my keyboard just yet I’m struck by how often I reach for the keyboard and just how many tasks now no longer work as smoothly.