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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

Good morning, GN! Yes, I’ll be on my way to bed soon. Sorry I didn’t post anything this afternoon. Here’s what I did with my afternoon:

So yesterday I started some high protein dough 50% flour 25% wheat protein 25% whey protein (my own mixture) but the dough recipe itself was adapted from one for a no-kneed rustic bread. It has to rise for 24 hours partly due to the fact that you don’t kneed it.

Anyway, yesterday afternoon, I started that, I also went out and bought some pizza toppings. (meat and cheese)

This afternoon, I made a couple of “meat lover’s” pizzas with the dough. I made my Italian Grandma’s sause (which is very simple and has almost no ingredients: ) 1 can of whole tomatos, and some salt… literally that’s all. You would think some garlic would be nice, but she never put that in.

The crust, so well fermented, kind of fills the niche that the garlic would fill--I did add some fresh sage to the crust, which I have growing in the front “yard”

I made way too much, so I called up my friend who is remodeling his house and told him to come get some, because Harper and I couldn’t possibly eat it all. I try to make them dinner here and there, because I know how hard it is to do construction and then have to cook.

One thing was strange, I made two pizzas exactly the same way, but one pan was a coated Ekko pan and the other was an aluminum professional pizza pan. The first crust stuck pretty bad and the second one didn’t stick at all. I’m not sure I understand why.

I kind of expected both of them to stick because the dough was so wet. Anyway the crust was delicious, and very high in protein and went well with the massive amount of meat I put on the pizzas.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
20 days ago

Very cool -- inspiring. I’d love to do more with bread-making, but lack of counter space always stops me.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

I bought some Monero (XMR) a couple of weeks ago on the Kraken platform that I learned about from walstreetbets.com I still need to verify my account though. Still too lazy so my account is limited. I have to send them a picture of my ID and I think a picture of myself holding my ID for full verification.

well… I guess that’s it for me.

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

maybe I’ll see you all tomorrow. That might encourage me to get up early. (er)

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

Oh yeah…

Mac:

Thanks for emailing me the picture of the Octopus cat. Shortly after I received it, I was able to log on to the wheel normally, so the pictures appeared.

When I’m on TOR they don’t always appear. probably because of copyright issues relating to accessing photobucket from certain countries. Sometimes, if I reset the TOR connection and get a new series of countries, it all works fine. Pretty good, all in all, for a free VPN experience.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sunday greetin’s, GN!

¡¡1¡Hola dv8 (y Harper!!1!)

Teh pizza sounds delicious; I haven’t any wild-ass guesses as to why one crust stuck to the pan so badly. (My stupid gut-sense is that it has something to do with the way the different pans transfer heat to the bottom of the crust when they’re initially placed in the oven but can’t articulate why. Because stupid.) 🙂

Rest well.

Looks like we’re gonna have a lot of glum, drizzly weather for the next week-plus. Oh, well…beats drought conditions, I reckon.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
20 days ago

Oh, well…beats drought conditions, I reckon.

Ouch. Was that really necessary, Fatwa?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hey, Sven!

I actually thought twice about that before posting…but it’s true.

(I’m betting neither Gov. Hairgel nor any of CA’s élite will reduce their water usage by a single drop.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
20 days ago

It’s Ok. Sniff. The truth hurts. Sniff.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Business opportunity: Arrakis-style stillsuits for Californians.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

Yeah it was great! even though I gave half of it away, there’s still some left. Maybe I’ll eat it. Or maybe I’ll make something else. It’s nice to have crust that tastes good, that also is high in protein. So you don’t feel as guilty eating all of it. The crunchy parts were very good.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

It was a big mess to make though. Not sure how often I’ll do that unless I come up with a more streamlined method.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

usually I just make pizza on thin tortillas, to minimize the carbs. There’s also low carb wraps you can get, but they taste like cardboard, usually.

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
20 days ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), Fatwa, and Sven!

In re dough stickage: when baking cakes with dark, coated pans, you have to reduce the oven temp. by 25° and check for doneness earlier. This is due to the dark pan absorbing more heat than a more reflective pan.

Fatwa -- not only won’t they reduce their water usage, they have done nothing to increase water storage.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
20 days ago
Reply to  Just Mac

Hi Mac!

Yes, California is still draining water from our reservoirs to dilute the run-off from the multi-million dollar horse ranches that drain into the delta, and thus protect some small bait fish.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
20 days ago

If it saves one fish…

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

That probably explains the sticking because both pans were prepared the same way.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
20 days ago

Said good bye to a friend Saturday -- him and his wife are moving to Dallas -- Texas is picking a good young productive couple. Our next door neighbors of 20 years leave Wednesday for Arkansas. Pretty soon, it will be me and Mrs Sven turning the lights off around here -- or more likely, they’ll already be off because 1) the wind is blowing, or 2) they just don’t work anymore.

Teh bestest place ever is having network problems -- 5 major incidents in the last 7 days affecting the whole org and in some cases the stores. I’ve been told we lost about $5M in sales due to it. I have a hard time caring as when you ignore process in favor of just getting it done and keeping everything silo’d, it’s not unexpected.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

You live in CA, right? I notice Savage has always said he’ll never leave the Bay area, but lately in his podcasts his stance has been softening. He even has a few homes around the country, so he could probably move easily if he wanted.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
20 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I understand, Sven. A good friend of mine was fired from his work at a munitions plant because he kept trying to improve the processes. Management just didn’t want to hear it.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

Well. I woke up to monsoon weather for the third straight day. That’s very unusual for AZ in general except in the monsoon season. We didn’t have much of one last year so it was pretty much sunny all the time. Lately though, we’ve been having very cloudy days. Kind of reminds me of Portland… except for there’s no riots.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
20 days ago

okay, so I’m all the way awake now, so I’m going to cook and/or reheat something.