Monthly Archives: January 2014

Back to Bread: This is a little better

I got a banneton for Christmas and made a quick stab at a boule with a forced rise recipe, but I wanted to try to do it right, plus maybe get the slashing better. So for the bread I decided … Continue reading

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Back to Bread: Not bad for first try

Despite my lifelong klutziness with braiding I’ve always wanted to try challah, even if I only do the simplest three-strand version. So I grabbed my trusty Peter Reinhart Artisan Breads Every Day and off to the races. Here’s my result. … Continue reading

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A Generational Footnote about programming

I read several articles this morning that got me thinking about ancient history, as when I was young. The first article┬áis a personal account from a young Asian male who eventually ended up in CS at MIT. He recounts how … Continue reading

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Back to bread

For Christmas I got new tools for bread baking and so quickly did a couple of experiments to try them out. I had partial success so I’ll only briefly describe them. First I asked for and got a fluted brioche … Continue reading

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Nutrition scolds ignore data and are never happy unless you follow their dogma

A small tidbit in the news is an excellent example of how the nutrition scolds are stupid (and counter-productive) about reality when it comes to an “experiment” that gets real results and involves a teaching moment for young minds when … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Feed the Morons

Now that I’m back from the dead I can resume my rants against my favorite target – self-proclaimed nutrition experts who are inside fools and/or just peddling books. One of my favorite targets, himself a favorite of the Clintons, is … Continue reading

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Evolutionary disadvantage of pessimism – 2

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, definitely intensified by my recent brush (and then reprieve) from near-term death. I’m definitely gloomy about life (at least mine, but abstractly I think for most people) but my attitude is … Continue reading

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