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Offline instanoodles

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« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2015, 02:37:53 pm »
Not electronics related but I bought 24 mason jars, gotta make my pasta sauces for the year.

I double bag mine in Zip-Lock freezer bags and freeze it as I only make marinara.   No one else in the house like a good Bolognese or Alfredo.  I just don't understand it  :-// :palm:  Freezing doesn't seem to affect the taste any and besides, once SWMBO's co-workers find out I made sauce, they all want to buy some, so it doesn't last long.

End up pulling out the canner for jams, beans, soups and potatoes so I do the pasta sauce at the same time. I love the fact that everything in the can is cooked so when I am feeling lazy I dont have to cook, just dump out the can and heat it up. I do alot of pressure cooked meals in a can with beans, meat, veggies and some nice gravy or sauce.
 

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« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2015, 03:43:37 pm »
Not electronics related but I bought 24 mason jars, gotta make my pasta sauces for the year.

I double bag mine in Zip-Lock freezer bags and freeze it as I only make marinara.   No one else in the house like a good Bolognese or Alfredo.  I just don't understand it  :-// :palm:  Freezing doesn't seem to affect the taste any and besides, once SWMBO's co-workers find out I made sauce, they all want to buy some, so it doesn't last long.
...jams, beans, soups and potatoes so I do the pasta sauce at the same time.
Please knock this stuff off.... You guys are making me hungry!   :P

GreyWoolfe: you're living with people that don't like a good marinara or alfredo?  Sounds like you're on the receiving end of cruel and unusual punishment.  :o  :-DD
 

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« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2015, 04:33:56 pm »
No, they love the marinara, not the Bolognese or Alfredo.  Yes, it is cruel and unusual punishment.  I am absolutely forbidden to make my dearly departed mother's angel hair pasta with olive oil and anchovy sauce served with fresh grated Romano cheese.  It brings tears to my eyes.  Funny thing, my first wife banned the dish also.  I just don't understand. |O
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« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2015, 05:00:36 pm »
Must be the anchovies....... I do kind of like fish, especially a nice bit of butterfish, though you really need a second plate for the bone plates ( one nice slice will make 2 plates of bone plate for some reason) and the next morning you know all about it.

Currently I am going through a few cans of ready made sauce, appropriately called "Lord of the Ring", which has a nice mild taste, and it is nice and tasty. some people complain that it is too hot, but I quite like it, it goes down well with some steak or chops, or I stuff bell peppers with it and grill them over the coals.
 

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« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2015, 05:33:31 pm »
No, they love the marinara, not the Bolognese or Alfredo.  Yes, it is cruel and unusual punishment.  I am absolutely forbidden to make my dearly departed mother's angel hair pasta with olive oil and anchovy sauce served with fresh grated Romano cheese.  It brings tears to my eyes.  Funny thing, my first wife banned the dish also.  I just don't understand. |O
Strange with the sauces, particularly the Bolognese (who doesn't like meat, onion, and carrots ? and maybe some wine  >:D).  :-// How do you make it if you don't mind sharing?
 

I'm with SeanB on it being the anchovies. Maybe go with a lighter species (and pick it clean of any bones during prep) or shift the meat entirely. Well seasoned chicken perhaps if there's no way they'd touch fish of any kind.
 

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« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2015, 06:00:47 pm »
I've just received an oscilloscope. It's a tektronix TBS1104,  founded on ebay.
 

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« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2015, 06:01:43 pm »
Try some nice Cape Snoek, nicely smoked and salted, grilled lightly over the coals, with apricot jam as a marinade. Then you can do the interesting thing called Bokkoms, salted dried small fish, best reserved for feeding the cat as a treat. Could never get the taste for pickled herring, it just is not me.

As to buying things, still waiting for them to make their way through the Byzantine maze that is SAPO.
 

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« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2015, 06:03:13 pm »
Just bought 5 LCMXO2-640HC-4TG100C. They are a Lattice MachX02 CPLDs with 640 LUTs to, try for a project I am building.
 

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« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2015, 12:06:11 am »
No, they love the marinara, not the Bolognese or Alfredo.  Yes, it is cruel and unusual punishment.  I am absolutely forbidden to make my dearly departed mother's angel hair pasta with olive oil and anchovy sauce served with fresh grated Romano cheese.  It brings tears to my eyes.  Funny thing, my first wife banned the dish also.  I just don't understand. |O
Strange with the sauces, particularly the Bolognese (who doesn't like meat, onion, and carrots ? and maybe some wine  >:D).  :-// How do you make it if you don't mind sharing?
 

I'm with SeanB on it being the anchovies. Maybe go with a lighter species (and pick it clean of any bones during prep) or shift the meat entirely. Well seasoned chicken perhaps if there's no way they'd touch fish of any kind.

I will saute onions, carrots and bell peppers w/  sea salt, pepper and unsalted butter.  For meat, it is the triumvirate-ground beef, pork and veal, sauteed and drained.  All goes in the pot and I add canned tomato sauce, canned crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and extra virgin olive oil.  I add the typical "Italian" seasonings-parsley, sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, marjoram,sea salt and fresh ground pepper.  I also add about a half a cup of a cheap Burgundy wine.  Nothing I could stand to drink but it works wonders for the flavor of the sauce.  I also add some grated Romano cheese.  I let the sauce simmer, covered, for 2-2.5 hours, no longer.  I can't give measurements, I don't cook like that.  If the house smells like when I was growing up then I know it is correct.  My wife actually tried to get me to produce a real recipe for my marinara.  I spent an exorbitant amount of time measuring, tasting, measuring more, writing everything down, etc, ad nauseum, and it was the worst pot of sauce I ever made, almost inedible. |O  She apologized for that.
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« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2015, 01:53:41 am »
I just bought a Yeti Tundra 45 in limited edition Seafoam.  I love the beach, and plan on putting this to good use!

 

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« Reply #60 on: May 23, 2015, 10:36:49 am »
Sorry to go on re food, but a great appetiser is to get a really good dark bread, a small piece, butter it, an anchovy and a shard of lemon; great with a gin and tonic!!!!!
Whoah! Watch where that landed we might need it later.
 

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« Reply #61 on: May 23, 2015, 03:15:54 pm »
appropriately called "Lord of the Ring",


I was fortunate enough to grow up having never even heard of J. R. R. Tolkien. When the first film came out I initially thought that everyone was raving about a S&M gay porno or something :-// Sitting through the film admittedly wasn't quite as horrible an experience as I'd imaging sitting through a S&M gay porno would be, but not that far off either.
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« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2015, 10:06:02 am »
Fish and chips from a stall at the fair (one of the things I miss from my time in the UK) followed by a chocolate kebab with marshmellow and chocolate sauce topping. Enough carbs to last the weekend.
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« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2015, 10:25:17 am »
Fish and chips from a stall at the fair (one of the things I miss from my time in the UK) followed by a chocolate kebab with marshmellow and chocolate sauce topping. Enough carbs to last the weekend.

Funny I have a craving for fish and chips, so I guess that's what I'll get tomorrow from the closest bar from home (5 minutes walk) There is also another place that is a 10 minute walk that has better fish and chips, but I rather go to the bar and have some Unibroue beer, maybe a couple of Maudites will do.

I love Chicago! I have over around 70 restaurants within 20 minutes walking distance from home!

Edit: And no! I don't count fast food places as restaurants :)

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« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2015, 11:12:46 am »
I love Chicago! I have over around 70 restaurants within 20 minutes walking distance from home!


Down here we get Man vs Food and some other show that I forget the name of (with two aging ugly guys cruising from American restaurant to restaurant in a convertible) screened on TV. The so-called "fine American cuisine" that these guys drool over and enthusiastically celebrate beggars belief. Typical examples not yet erased from my memory are a plate sporting a kilo and a half of deep fried shit served with two or three ladles of "sloppy Joe" poured on top, a burger made with a Krispy Kreme glazed donut as a bun substitute, battered and deep fried chicken wings served on waffles, deep fried shit served with an extra serving of deep fried shit then some some chilli sauce and ketchup ladled over the top followed by half a pound of melted cheese. It's little wonder that Americans are so overtly religious; when premature death by coronary disease is imminent I guess it is comforting to have a backup plan in Jesus.
   


 
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« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2015, 11:19:07 am »
Chicago is definitely not "fine American cuisine", you can find food from all the corners of the world in one city!

It's the most cosmopolitan city I've encountered in my life.
 

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« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2015, 12:08:35 pm »
I just spent about 18,000 yen on a keyboard...

HHKB Pro 2?
 

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« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2015, 12:17:36 pm »
OK, I'll post on topic  :P . I just bought:

1x Auschwitz, Laurence Rees
1x The Berlin Diaries, 1940-45, Marie Vassiltchikov
1x Heretic, Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
1x Dark Sun, Richard Rhodes
1x Bayou Country [40th Anniversary Edition], compact disc
1x Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits, compact disc
1x The Very Best of the Doors [2007], compact disc
1x The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990, ZZ-top 


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« Reply #68 on: May 27, 2015, 12:18:58 pm »
A new ESD wrist strap because a dog tail pulled the wire apart, one of the cheap Hakko soldering iron temp checkers, a new power and microphone cord for a Yeasu transceiver that I was given so I can sell it for a new soldering iron and the same SMD kit that xrunner bought because it was cheap and looks like fun.
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« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2015, 02:38:04 am »
Decided that I didn't have enough JC albums:

1x A Love Supreme
1x Ballads   
1x Giant Steps   
1x Afro Blue Impressions
1x Lush Life
1x Soultrane
1x Stardust
1x Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane

Oh, and 25x 150mm*300mm phenolic PCB for the next batch of boards for my computer project.
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« Reply #70 on: May 28, 2015, 12:27:10 pm »
Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 with Cherry MX Brown switches. Japanese layout. It's extravagant but I'm allowed one extravagance every now and then in my miserable life  ;)

Gotta love a good keyboard though - they really make a difference. My wife likes the MX browns; much quieter.

Bought a Lumia 640 yesterday. Due to arrive today but the courier has been stuck "on the way to the 74th customer" for three hours now  :'(
 

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« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2015, 03:53:34 pm »
a 15AH powerpack .
 

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« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2015, 07:03:57 pm »
Took delivery of a HP 3611 in very nice condition, ordered the E3600A-100 Test Lead Kit.

Then, I ordered a NI myDAQ with LabView and MultiSim. 

I was originally looking at taking an older NI ELVIS (version 1) system, and somehow getting it to work with my system, but it doesn't seem worth it, its tied to older drivers, older OS, and not very supported.  A newer ELVIS II is like $3000!  But for ~$200 I couldn't say no to a myDAQ, the specs are really nice on it and the curriculum is online for free at ni.com.  I will likely add in the Circuits book which has been updated to follow along with this device!
 

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« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2015, 07:50:33 pm »
Used CK Tools stand-off cutter (rebranded Schmitz; straight cut @ 1.5mm height). Need a bit of cleaning up is all.





And it gives my Belzer's some company (cuts & bends the legs).



 

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« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2015, 09:00:37 pm »
A jump starter for my 95 Honda. The exact one in photonic's video, cost me 76 bucks from the bay.

Received it yesterday night, and works well. Starts my car easily.
 


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