Author Topic: What are you doing right now?  (Read 183780 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1434
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3330 on: January 30, 2019, 04:40:28 PM »
When I lived in the Bay Area I really enjoyed Mt. Diablo. Then again, we were there in April I think? Neither extreme. People who go High Hrothgaring make me think they're nuts, and Summer Rock climbers are equally nuts.


Well, the rock climbers rarely require subsequent oxygen.


You aren't wrong about ads lately though, holy bless'ed poo, it's like they EXPECT you to use an ad-blocker to make the sites functional!


I'm holding off on two very minor purchases because January was mucho spendo, and I need to move them over to Feb. They might be gone by then, and I'll be sad, but the dog has been in and out of the vet too much for me to be buying anything recreational.


So I guess I'm coveting? Is that the right word?


Oh, and just now, I arced my computer. Spent the money on rubber tweezers, used metal ones to remove a dust bunny from front panel because it was on hand.


God that was dumb. Thank god it started back up. Mouse is more responsive now. Dafuq does that mean? I'd disconnect the front panel completely, but... power button.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 05:10:56 PM by 8ullfrog »
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1434
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3331 on: February 02, 2019, 08:21:14 PM »
Sitting in a dark room. I may have mentioned heavy condensation on my window in inclement weather before, well today was it's last day. The frame has some holes in it, for what function I know not. Either way, they decided to become spigots.


Thankfully, I'd rearranged my room the last time things got damp, and no electronics were harmed in the catastrophe. We called in an emergency to the realty company, and they sent over some dudes. They drilled somewhere way above the frame, and now it's got a black plastic curtain on the OUTSIDE.


Blinds might be ruined too, but I pulled them during the deluge.


So far, the repair is working great, I sincerely hope it continues to hold.


This of course, triggers anxiety. I do not want to be squeaky wheel. But it was an emergency.
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1362
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3332 on: February 03, 2019, 12:02:14 PM »
Wow.  Black plastic instead of replacing the window properly so it's not going to leak more?  Sounds like a prelude to mildew.

I'm drinking tea.  It's citrus season.  I have been cranking out about 4 batches of marmalade a week.  Different citrus.   This morning, I had some navel orange and blood orange with meyer lemon & hibiscus.  Two marmalades: one on each half of a scone that I made.  There is a wonderful bittersweet quality to citrus.  I used to buy Frank Cooper's Oxford Marmalade but it's not so great to me any longer.  Here's the ingredients to their rough cut Oxford Marmalade.  They like to rest on the fact that the family product goes back to the 19th c. but their ingredients today say otherwise.
"Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Seville Oranges, Sugar, Acid: Citric Acid, Acidity Regulator: Sodium Citrate, Gelling Agent: Pectin, Orange Oil."

For this marmalade (Seville Orange) I use sugar, oranges, and if it seems appropriate, a little lemon juice.  That's it, and maybe some spices to give a little variety (star anise, vanilla bean, rum) as I tend to make several batches in a season.  I guess the commercial varieties add some of these odd things:  gelling agents, sodium citrate, citric acid, etc. to extend shelf life or to save money?  Why they use glucose-fructose syrup instead of pure cane sugar is most likely because it's cheaper?  Go figure.  I had to look it up as in the states most such products use High Fructose Corn Syrup, and many health conscious brands have taken pains to announce that their products do not contain this ingredient. 

Quote
There is a lot of confusion around the terms glucose-fructose syrup, isoglucose and high fructose corn syrup which are often used interchangeably.

GFS may be called differently depending on the country and the fructose content. In Europe, due to ‘isomerisation’ process, GFS with more than 10% fructose is called isoglucose. In turn, when the fructose content exceeds 50%, the name changes to Fructose-Glucose Syrup to reflect the higher content of fructose.

In the United States, the syrup is produced from a maize starch, usually with either 42% or 55% fructose content, hence it is called High Fructose Corn Syrup.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 12:05:02 PM by 6pairsofshoes »

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1434
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3333 on: February 03, 2019, 02:55:38 PM »
lol, maize. I know it's not a stargate reference, but it reminds me of my favorite joke in the series.

The team finds a base camp of American soldiers desperately fighting Jaffa. They assist in the battle, and are swiftly tased and captured.

The "American" forces are actually infiltrators, and are weirdly stiff. One in particular thinks he's got being an American down solid, and boldly proclaims that Maize is indigenous to North America!" O'neill snaps back "And that information may one day save your life"


Shame HFCS is put in everything. Like WHY is it in bread? Like in soda, it makes sense, if not healthy. But BREAD?

So today everyone but me is sick. I feel POWERFUL.

I don't think the black plastic is meant to be a permanent solution, just an emergency temp job until the regular crew can roll around.


Then again, the new property management people have REALLY bad yelp reviews.
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

Offline 6pairsofshoes

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1362
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3334 on: February 04, 2019, 12:28:00 AM »
Ha.  When I was in England I was surprised to hear wheat referred to as corn and corn as maize.  It helped explain why "John Barleycorn must die," though, as they were talking about barley/wheat spirits, I guess.

Offline 8ullfrog

  • Human
  • *****
  • Posts: 1434
Re: What are you doing right now?
« Reply #3335 on: February 05, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »
I got a very offishul shakedown email for 998. 998 what, I can only speculate, but they want it now.

They claim they caught me masturbating on a webcam (Ewwwwww) and that I use the password 12345678.

And I must admit, I did in fact use that password on my original Hotmail account in 1997. Yes, I knew better then, but didn't give a poo. I mean I eventually changed it when the class was over, but I was more of a yahoo guy back then. Fight the M$FT powa!

Anyway, I baited the golly by asking "How did you get the password to my Wells Fargo account?" I am not a wells fargo customer.


Also, I own a webcam, but it's in a box in my closet. I think the last time I used Skype, I used the built in webcam on my MBP. Also, it was around 2009. I used it to talk to my grandpa, not to get frisky.

I love the youtube videos where kitboga rolls the scammers. I'm not as smart as he is, so if scamapotomous emails me back, I'll probably ignore it.


I've had multiple FEEEEMALE friends on the internet thank me for not sending richard pics in the past, and honestly, it's embarrassing. I mean I wouldn't send a picture like that to anyone, but I hear it's a very common affliction of female internet users.


So for my gender, I'm sorry.


Update: awww, he's already been nuked from orbit. Oh well. Responding to a spam email was stupid in retrospect. I'm glad he'd already been eliminated or I might find all sorts of nasty subscriptions.

That happened once when I made some bottom mad on the 'ol boards.

The weirdest one was an anime porn forum used to seriously debate poo I'd just wordvomit up on chaos. They wouldn't let me join their discussion fora. :(
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 10:55:46 PM by 8ullfrog »
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.