Well, I feel stupid. Toward the end of today's six and a half mile walk, I was feeling extremely hungry, so I decided to cheat a little on my diet, and ducked into the sev for a chili dog. In getting it, I spilled very hot chili on my hand, so I instinctively tried to lick it off. At which time I remembered I had my mask on, and had thus just smeared chili all over the front of it, while getting a taste of mask. >..<
Sweet, I got a prototype of my Second Life tarot reader working, in that it will now pick a card based on a hash of the user's UUID, the machine's UUID, and the date, will spit out an interpretation of it, and will do a very basic dealing animation. Now to spend six months procrastinating on making a custom mesh for it, stressing how I won't be able to come up with anything good enough to go with @anthracite 's awesome tarot cards. >..> <..<
Long, home-made soft drink recipe
So, I've been experimenting with making my own soda, and today's experiment came out really good! I figure I may as well share the recipe.
4 cinnamon sticks
~1/4 cup sliced, peeled ginger
The zest of 1/2 a lemon
The juice of 1/2 a lemon
The zest of 1 lime
The juice of 1 lime
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups sugar
1) Make a simple syrup with the sugar and water (bring the water up to a boil, then pour the sugar in slowly while stirring, to let it dissolve, keep stirring until it's clear)
2) Reduce the heat, add in all the other ingredients, and simmer with a lid on the pan, for five minutes.
3) Remove from the heat, and let sit to cool and steep for about two hours.
4) Strain into a clean bottle which you can cork or otherwise loosely seal. You now have tasty syrup which I've read can last a couple of weeks in the fridge.
When you want to drink it, you can just mix one part of the syrup with three parts club soda, and you have a tasty, tasty lemon-lime-cinnamon-ginger soda.
@discpod So, listening to the discussion in the latest episode about Grace being the Discworld virgin, I had the thought of her being the Discworld maiden, instead. But then I realized that would imply that someone would be the Discworld mother, and the Discworld... er... Granny Weatherwax. Also the fact that only really works for a trio, not a quartet. >_> <_<
Hmm, it has just come to my attention that a website I hosted for a friend hasn't worked for over a year and a half, because the shared host it was on upgraded from a version of PHP which has been EOL since the last ice age, and the gallery script it's built on can't run on newer versions. I am sorely tempted to do something stupid and set up a heavily locked down docker container with the old version of PHP it needs, so I can get it working again.
I imagine the answer is very, right up until a corporation fell afoul of it.
Whee, my instance just temporarily died due to running out of disk space, because the command to automatically clean up remote media has changed twice since I set up the cron job for it, and despite the fact that the command I was running hasn't worked since 2018, it hadn't been generating any errors in the log. :/ Also, I'm a little impressed that I went two and a half years on a 40GB disk without cleaning up, and only now ran out of space.
Since I'm following @BestGirlGrace on here, this particular line of Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song doesn't feel particularly surprising. (Flagged as sensitive because it's a potential spoiler for said anime. Also, people should watch it, it's a really good show.)
Ugh. A pushy asshat engineer whined at my manager to add him to my weekly meeting with one of our third party vendors, and just shat all over the meeting, demanding he be in the loop on shit he knows nothing about. It ended with him demanding that I give the vendors access to our systems using my user account. I'm ignoring it for now, but if I hear anything of that sort from my management chain, I'm immediately referring it all to the security team.
Rubber, BDSM, POV, Furry, Gas Masks
I got art by my friend https://www.furaffinity.net/user/ibukibunni/ ^..^
This is my character Birgie; under all that rubber is an orange-striped zebra. And if you ask nicely, she might let you find out if she tastes like a creamsicle.
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