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How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)

This is the best riceball video I've ever seen. The recipe is at the end of the video.

They also have an awesome oden video. I don't really like oden, but theirs looks so amazing that I want to eat it all up.

Jeff Wall, Miley Cyrus

"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever." - David St. Hubbins

Jeff Wall, Mimic, 1982

Miley Cyrus, Joke, 2009

Margaret Cho's comment on the second photo.

Aspergers Quiz

Aspergers Quiz is a test that measures how Asperger-ish you might be. I got 36, but it was probably influenced by reading an article about the Aspergers Syndrome.

Donburi, Americana, Mexicana, Asiana

What's up with all the fast-food donburi out there?

Unemployment Lifeline - resources for the unemployed

This is a website for unemployed people to support each other and find the public resources to get through your own downturn: Unemployment Lifeline

Guilds, Patents, and Cottage Industry

Here are three interrelated Wikipedia articles that gave me something to think about.


Embedded Markup Considered Harmful (even now) had an article from 2003 about RSS using CDATA-guarded HTML code in the nodes.

Xubuntu + Xfce + SSH + public/private keys + USB flash drive = PAIN

I was trying to change over my ssh systems to use public/private key pairs instead of passwords. My home system is Xubuntu, which is Ubuntu with Xfce.

Pee Commerce

I got into a discussion about fertilizing with human manure, and defended the practice, mainly because my grandmother did it.

Time Machine: The Minimum Wage Causes High Unemployment

This post from 2007 is funny. Ummm...

ECS Goal 3+ Drivers

It's hard to find the drivers for the Goal 3+ because it's not listed on the ECS website as the "Goal 3+".

MS Access: Me.Dirty = False; Forcing a Form to Update a Record

How do you get a form to update its associated record, programmatically?

Me.Dirty = False

What the heck? Why isn't there a call like Me.UpdateRecord()?

Wacky VBA, Bitchen PHP

I was spending a night debugging some heinous VBA code. It was my code, but it sucked. It sucked because it's pretty hard to write glue code that integrates different parts of MS Office.

Afternoon musings; an anti-framework-ish thing

I was avoiding some important work for an hour, and came up with a sketch of what a very lightweight PHP framework's code might look like.

$val = new validator( 'validator_spec_file' );

Quick Fix for Antivirus 2009 Defacing Google Page

This appears to be a new variation on existing malware. Trend Micro, Ad-Aware, Spybot all found something (maybe old malware) and deleted. Running from UBCD4Win seemed to help immensely.

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