I resuscitated an old PC, one that I built from parts some years ago. Totally dead until I realised one of the RAM chips had come loose, probably during moving the machine. I guess I was not respectful enough of the Gigabyte motherboard. I knew the DVD drive was non-functional, so I found a […]
The dust is settling on the US election shitshow. We may never get used to the concept of the Pussygrabber-in-Chief. America, and indeed the world, has much to fear. There have been many awful and naive reports from those who helped make it possible. Kneejerk analysis of “why” are mostly too simplistic to bother with, and have their basis in anger. All right […]
Ever since GlobalSign screwed up and revoked a bunch of correct HTTPS certificates on 13th October, the Guardian website has been rendering as HTTP on my laptop. That means no images, and, worse, ugly fonts. It’s not been a huge problem, because it didn’t affect the iOS apps, and I expected that it would spontaneously […]
In the morning (just) I made the dough. Into the stand mixer, I added, in order: 90 ml milk 20g (1/2) of a fresh yeast cube mixed into the milk with my fingers. 3 eggs 345g strong white flour (550) 90g sugar 1 tsp salt This mixture was given a good go in the KitchenAid and […]
I know, I know. It sounds bad. What could be worse than a steaming pot of smelly green beans, plastic tofu and overcooked rice? Where’s the meat? Where’s the creamy, fatty sauce? Where’s the bite? Well, it’s not the first time, but I have to thank Mark Bittmann for helping me get over my fears and go for it. […]
If you want to make good bread yourself, how should you start? Fancy books, machines, ovens and ingredients might seem important. You could get a bread maker, but the results will be strangely cubic, and handling the dough is most of the fun. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of good videos to look at, which provide […]
Bob lets rip.