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here's another really REALLY COOL historical #cookbook specifically for #chinese chefs -

"Chinese and English cook book =[Hua Ying zi chu shu]. San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A. : Chong Jan & Co., 1913"

this one is really cool because there's an extensive section of kind of explaining staples a cook would find in a SanFran grocery store of 1913, in both english and chinese.

all recipes i can see are western, but again in both english and chinese. a very cool little book - i'm sure their exact market was new immigrants arriving to America, trying to figure out this totally different type of cuisine, and going "what the FUCK is a blanc-mange". from the cover and how it describes itself, i'm going to guess on top of that, this book's audience was not for the more """"lower-class"""" day-to-day stuff where chinese home cooking was standard - but for if you found yourself moving up in the world and realizing "oh shit, the boss is coming to dinner next tuesday, we need to pretend to be as western as possible in order to get a raise" LOL. and i'm going to guess the aspirational nature of the recipes, coupled with the very practical advice, meant it was terrific advertising for Chong Jan & Co. (whatever they sold or did.)

my favourite section is probably the "how to do various things", where it's explained how to do things that most western cooks of the time would have already known (probably learned from their moms or the like). it's stuff that sometimes doesn't get written down so much because it's assumed everyone already knows how to do it. so whenever i see sections like this in books, i get really excited! it saves culinary techniques from "punt syndrome". the kingdom of Punt was a neighbor to ancient Egypt, but we know relatively little about it because everyone in ancient Egypt was like "oh it's Punt, everyone knows those guys!" so nobody wrote down actually what Punt was like!! sections like this mean we actually have an answer to questions like "but how would they have done this?" when a lot of other period cookbooks just have it assumed.

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A line is parallel to itself:

Today in "what my 4yo found in the basement": his great-grandfather's Burroughs electrical adding machine.


The in-laws bought us a piano. Ostensibly for the kids but I'm excited to learn to play it too. Somebody in our house will need to be able to play it before the next time they come to visit.

Ok, hear me out:

When I used Amazon Prime (through my browser), my laptop would get really hot. I took it as the way streaming works and such.

Now I'm using the stream from my cloud and, even if it is getting hotter, it is nowhere NEAR as hot.

And I bet I could get even less hotter if I played the songs locally.

But what's the difference between Prime Music and my cloud?


DRM not only is bad for you, it's bad for the environment.

the reasons these french people have stated for breaking quarantine are excessively French lmfao

Trying out auto-shift in my keyboard's firmware. The idea is that yOu hold down a key slightly longer than normal and you get its shifted version. I like the idea since reaching for the shift key with my pinky can be a strain. downsides are 1) can no longer hold down a to get aaaaaaaaaa and 2) my text sometimes cOmeS Out LOOking like thiS if I'm not careful.

domestic life 

Spouse: *knocks on bedroom door*

Me: *opens door*

Spouse: Why'd you lock the door?

Me: I didn't lock the door. I don't know why it was locked.

Child, appearing out of his room, past bedtime: I locked the door because Dad was typing too loud.

Time to look into options for silencing my keyboard, I guess.

I need a super silent mechanical keyboard. Is there such a thing?

probably a bad linguistic take 

Not a fan of the proliferation of "y'all" around the internet. Anecdotally I've noticed it becoming much more widely used over the last year or so. Makes me feel like I'm living in some southern hellhole.

Typing nothing in particular just to practice on a new keyboard layout 

I ate an orange today. It was great. It's been a while since I had a real orange. Lately we've been buying those tiny oranges that are easy to peel. They call them clementines or cuties, I've seen them called halos too. Those are good too but a nice navel orange just hits different, you know? Anyway, we bought a whole box. I like fruit.


I really liked season 1. Lorca was a great character. Mirror universe is overdone, maybe, but that didn't bother me. The major failing of S1 is they set the stakes too high for the climax. "We have to stop the bad guys or it's the end of the universe." Well guess what, I've seen TNG so I know the universe didn't end here. Way to kill the tension.

What they should have done was put the mycelial network at stake. Since it never shows up again I would have credibly believed those stakes.

uspol, billionaires 

I can kinda-sorta see putting him or someone like him in a monetary policy role. Like, maybe he knows about the magic interest rates that will make line go up.

But that's a terrible reason to put him in charge of the entire department of the treasury.

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