This is a pretty simple flour tortilla recipe which uses butter instead of lard or shortening. It’s a recipe directly out of Peter Reinhart’s Crust and Crumb. Continue reading “Flour Tortillas”
Rough Puff Pastry
I don’t store a lot of ready-to-eat snacks in the house, so whenever I’m in the mood for snacks I make myself do a few hours work to make something from scratch. This is the base recipe for a lot of those snacks. Continue reading “Rough Puff Pastry”
Natal Charts App
I want a visual map of my astrological being. Something more interact-able and information dense than just a chart. Continue reading “Natal Charts App”
Choux Pastry (Cream Puffs)
If you want to cut to the chase, I have the recipes for the pastry dough and pastry cream on my cooking Trello board.
A week and 1.5 seasons into a Great British Baking Show binge, I had to try choux. Continue reading “Choux Pastry (Cream Puffs)”
Personal Style Guide (2017)
This is an attempt at codifying my personal style guide, in part so I can look back on it in a few years and see how I compare.
Please put on this beautiful David Mallet + David Bowie video: https://youtu.be/GA27aQZCQMk — Just keep playing it on loop.
I’m just gonna list off a bunch of requirements/rules.
Repairing the jack on Etymotic hf3 earphones, or trying
I was away from home spending the holidays with family and while I had fun I also broke my favorite headphones 😞.
A $149 pair of Etymotic hf3 Earphones + headset with a matching set of Comply Foam ear tips. The nicest pocket audio and microphone experience I’ve been able to find.
Continue reading “Repairing the jack on Etymotic hf3 earphones, or trying”
Being an emotional man is a gift and a curse
Before I start, because I know I have to write defensively on subjects that are touchy for me: I’m not looking for any sympathy, I’m not trying to brag about “how enlightened I am for having basic emotions” or whatever negative preconceived notion you started reading this with. I’m not trying to say “woe is me”.
I just have a lot of spiraling thoughts in my head that I want to get out so I can actually focus on what I need to focus on today. This post is mostly for me to read myself over and over again, if it resonates with anyone else, neat.
Continue reading “Being an emotional man is a gift and a curse”
Some Things That Make Me Scared
Before I start, Tasnim wrote a really fantastic letter you should read before my post / instead of reading my post. Her letter allowed me to think a lot more clearly about these things.
My family emigrated to America in in November 2001. I was a nine year old refugee. Continue reading “Some Things That Make Me Scared”
Don’t buy Made by Google.
It’s my blog so I get to post angry posts when I feel like it, right?
Anyone that knows me knows I’m a Google fanboy. I’ve had every major Android phone made since the initial Android Developer Phone 1 (a HTC Dream/T-Mobile G1 with a REALLY cool backplate). Continue reading “Don’t buy Made by Google.”
More common lessons
My last few blog posts have been in the realm of “things i am tired of repeating to everyone I care about” so let’s just go for it. None of this is new information, I didn’t come up with any of this. Continue reading “More common lessons”