Pickled Jalapeños

Martia: "We don't get many presidential assassins around here."

One thing I’ve noticed is that pickled jalapeños from the grocery store are inconsistent. Some are hot, some aren’t, and none of them are fresh. I like to make my own. It’s easier than you think.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, …

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Kind of thought my beard trimmer looked like Cthulhu

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Peeked out of the shower and saw this. The comb looked a bit more tentacly in the steam and without glasses.

Maybe this is more like it?

So I made this…

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I was so inspired by Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, that I made this icon to use as my Facebook avatar:

Feel free to download it and use it yourself, or to alter it to suit your tastes:

Because I was excited and careless, it’s in a non-standard size (432 x 432 pixels). You …

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Silent Noise Project #006

Hey there! It’s good to see you again, too.

Welcome to episode #6 of the Silent Noise Project. This episode is 54 minutes and 27 seconds long and weighs in at a very petite 49.8 megabytes, although, as always, your mileage may vary.

That’s a pretty cool …

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Project Wideawake #008, part 2

Welcome to the second part of episode #8 of Project Wideawake.

Why two parts? It’s a long story, but the tl;dr version is this: it’s been three years since I’ve done a podcast, so I decided for this first one to recap some of my favorite songs …

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Project Wideawake #008, part 1

Welcome to the first part of episode #8 of Project Wideawake.

Why two parts? It’s a long story, but the tl;dr version is this: it’s been three years since I’ve done a podcast, so I decided for this first one to recap some of my favorite songs …

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The only appropriate use of the < blink > tag

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Lent is almost over…

I don’t celebrate Lent every year; my feeling about spiritual practices is that you practice things you need to work on and let the rest go. So there have been years that I really couldn’t figure out what to give up until three or four days into Lent; there have also been years when I …

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this is going to be a thing…

I’m pretty excited right now, because I’m not that far away from the launch of a project that I’ve been working on almost nonstop for the past several weeks. It’s involved the writing of several thousand lines of code, more than a few sleepless nights (thank you, coffee), and flurries of emails and text messages. …

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WordPress—Taking Your First Steps

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WordPress is one of the most versatile CMS’s out there. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of people start out with it in complete and utter frustration, often because they don’t understand what WordPress is actually for, or how WordPress actually works.

This list is meant to help you ease into WordPress. It’s based on over …

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Science vs. Pseudoscience

Science thrives on errors, cutting them away one by one. False conclusions are drawn all the time, but they are drawn tentatively. Hypotheses are framed so they are capable of being disproved. A succession of alternative hypotheses is confronted by experiment and observation. Science gropes and staggers toward improved understanding. Proprietary feelings are of course …

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WordPress Child Themes: The Whys and Hows

Child themes seem perplexing to a lot of people. I recently answered a question on the WordPress support forums (which you can read here) in which I summarized a lot of what I have been explaining to people about child themes over the last few years. (At this point, all the websites I design using …

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The Forest of Spam, Part 2

Sometimes the comment spam I get is oddly poetic. Here’s one I recently got on one of my other blogs:

“As a transcribe gentleman’s gentleman I liked to predisposition in living soul , carry from it what you can and actively liquidate gain of every moment. Pooped elucidate days in the backyard with his friends …

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