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Posted on 2007.01.10 at 16:21
Current Location: 63134
Current Music: James Blunt; Heather Nova; Joss Stone; 89ers
drax0r called me Friday night and hesitantly asked me, if I'd recently given his physical address to anyone. "I sure have," I said. "Why?" Turns out he rec'd exactly 150 individually boxed condoms.
"Who'd you give my address to?" He asked.
"My mother."
"Your mother?"
"She wanted to send you a card for your wedding. Did you get a card from my mother?"
"No."




Thanks to galinda822 who authorized my computer to play her ITMS purchased music and made me a CD entitled, "Music you're probably not familiar with that you might enjoy." And you know what? She was right! I've added it to my playlist. Speaking of playlists - my TiVo was powered off this morning. Oddly enough, this wasn't the first time. It was powered off when I returned from my vacation (thoughts of a entire week of lost recorded shows - blind panic!) Once I got in I found that it had powered itself off the Friday night before the Sunday we returned. I asked galinda (though at the time I was accused of blaming her by simply asking) if she'd powered it off before she'd left for the night. She said no. I'm now convinced it does that at the conclusion of a firmware update. My wife couldn't find our Video-On-Demand icon. We thought we'd lost the DVR. She began writing down all the Pay-Per-View movies we'd not yet watched (or burned) when I discovered a new one entitled, "My Playlist." Oh how very iDVR of iDirecTV to go all iYouth marketing on me.

*eyeroll*




One of my guys came into my office this morning...
"Will you take me to pick up my car I left at the dealership this morning for service [some 20 miles away]?"
"No."
"I'll buy you Chipotle for lunch."
"Let's go."




Made eggplant parmesan for the first time in three years or so. Time is a funny thing. Anyway, I found a recipe which reversed what I usually do - this once called for dredging the goods through flour prior to coating it with egg. I'd always done the egg first to make the flour stick. I tried this new way and whoa! Came out much crisper. I was going to link to the new recipe online, but never got around to writing it up last night, and am composing this post a mere half hour before I go home. Nothing like waiting until the last minute...




And lastly, I've finally got ampache installed. I had to go in and create the MySQL table & users by hand (those of you who know me know I hate that) but now all I have to do is populate it. If your eyes haven't glazed over yet, this should give me the ability to create an online, searchable, play-on-demand database of my entire iTunes library. Cool, I know. Unfortunately, I have close to 2000 physical CD's which I haven't ripped. Regardless of that fact, I do have nearly 50GB of mp3's.

/dev/disk3s10 149G 48G 101G 32% /Volumes/iTunes

First of all, I don't know how to export a filesystem in darwin. I was trying to think up BSD ways (all I could come up with was 'exportfs' (from my HP/UX days back when HP/UX was like BSD - hell, even BSD isn't like BSD anymore - anyway, that didn't work) so I've got to research that. I'm hoping to just NFS mount my iTunes directory to my Solaris box, but I don't know yet if that way will provide the best performance. I really haven't looked at it much.

Here's the new hotness. If you'd like a password, let me know in a comment.

Comments:


ximo
ximo at 2007-01-11 00:57 (UTC) (Link)
...I found a recipe which reversed what I usually do - this once called for dredging the goods through flour prior to coating it with egg. I'd always done the egg first to make the flour stick. I tried this new way and whoa! Came out much crisper...

yep, also, if the item to be fried isn't quite so fresh, you can lower the cooking temp, cook it prolly around 30% longer, and double coat it (flour, egg/batter mixture, flour, egg/batter, then fry). I do this _alot_ with my cooking (tempura and katsu mostly). Also, adding alittle potato or cornstarch will help prevent it from getting soggy if you've got several batches.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 01:03 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the tip! I'll try the cornstarch - will that help it stay crispier after baking in the liquid too?
dentin
dentin at 2007-01-11 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
Sure, sign me up. My archive is up to about 135 gig, I'd be happy to share it or rsync it to you if you'd like.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 04:10 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dude. login info sent.
galinda822 at 2007-01-11 01:56 (UTC) (Link)
(though at the time I was accused of blaming her by simply asking) - maybe it was the accusatory way you ask me that led me to think that! Actually, I didn't want to be blamed for Mrs. H missing any of her recorded shows. I know I'd hate that!
Glad you're enjoying the music I shared with you. I figured after all the music you've introduced me to that it was time for me to return the favor.
Ampache - too cool! Yes, please provide me a password - pretty please! :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 04:12 (UTC) (Link)
Created with your default passwd.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:36 (UTC) (Link)
and what is that password again. I forgot to write it down.
snapper521 at 2007-01-11 04:25 (UTC) (Link)
Haha. Whoa.... :-P
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 04:47 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on getting ampache installed. I know it was troublesome but you will undoubtedly enjoy the rewards of all labor.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:37 (UTC) (Link)
I don't know if he will, but I sure will.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 04:54 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe someone was trying to give draxor a hint that he should not continue to breed.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 05:17 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:37 (UTC) (Link)
so you admit to having sent them?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 05:41 (UTC) (Link)
I must admit your a moron!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:44 (UTC) (Link)
I must admit your a moron!!!
Learn how to spell jackass!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 05:49 (UTC) (Link)
It's called grammer.

and yes you're a moron!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 05:51 (UTC) (Link)
Du bist ein schuler!!!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:56 (UTC) (Link)
Você tem o grau, você dirige o BMW no entanto você ainda não pode soletrar uma palavra simples como o "your're". Você é pathetic.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:34 (UTC) (Link)
he rec'd exactly 150 individually boxed condoms.
I told you he doesn't need 'em since they're already expecting.


TiVo
You clearly haven't listened to this


I'll buy you Chipotle
If you'll watch World Trade Center, I'll buy you Chipotle.


I was going to…
You've hung around me for far to long.


I had to go in and create the MySQL table & users by hand
First of all, SQL sux. Second, no one hand codes and third you're werid.


those of you who know me know I hate that
You hate to work. Period.


First of all, I don't know how to export a filesystem in darwin.
Try the evolve command.


If you'd like a password
Give me a password, damnit!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 05:43 (UTC) (Link)
Done.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:47 (UTC) (Link)
Very good. You will recieve your $50 gift card to Chipotle as soon as you have completed your agreed upon viewing of World Trade Center
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-01-11 05:47 (UTC) (Link)
Someone should send you 150 condoms.

Oh, sorry, I forgot you will never have an opportunity to use them.... with a woman anyways.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 05:48 (UTC) (Link)
That's. what. you. think.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 21:29 (UTC) (Link)

BorgQueen:~ ehowton$ evolve
-bash: evolve: command not found

Dude, you suck at this.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 21:39 (UTC) (Link)
Maybe Darwin got it wrong.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 21:52 (UTC) (Link)
I need a yes or no answer to this question: Are you retarded?
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ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
That's the kindest thing you've ever said concerning my Solaris box.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-01-11 21:44 (UTC) (Link)
It is such an intense experience for me when I read your replies to my comments that I have had neighbors tell me that they thought I was slain in the Spirit due to my hearty, tearful laughter, spontaneous hand-clapping and additional raucousness.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-01-11 22:15 (UTC) (Link)
Aye.
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