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I use a Plantronics USB headset, my Chromebook, Linux, and Audacity to record on the go.
In this episode I repair one of the straps/handles of a cloth shopping bag. I talk about using a sewing machine, about those dreadful bobbins, and about sewing a Halloween costume one time. I actually cut out about four or five minutes of near silence from when I was trying to get the thread to go through the needle. That's getting much harder to do as I get older. See the Pictures too.
The coffee gator is a pretty nice device, as is the swan-necked kettle they have. I recommend both.
I built a new desktop computer with AMD components.
Klaatu talks about the long-gone (but not forgotten, clearly) DARK CULTS tabletop game. His print-and-play revival is available here: http://gitlab.com/notklaatu/darkoccult
video for Burp suite wmap Change Request Method Active Scanner
Cygwin webdump script that uses curl,sed,gawk ( needs to auto detect https or http.. only supports https on port 443 …)
The $250 Cookie Recipe
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2½ cups blended oatmeal
½ tsp. salt
12 oz. chocolate chips
1½ cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients together in separate bowl. Combine with the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Add chocolate chips. Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 10–12 minutes at 375°F.
App Inventor for Android is an open-source web application originally provided by Google, and now maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
It allows newcomers to computer programming to create software applications for the Android operating system (OS). It uses a graphical interface, very similar to Scratch and the StarLogo TNG user interface, which allows users to drag-and-drop visual objects to create an application that can run on Android devices. In creating App Inventor, Google drew upon significant prior research in educational computing, as well as work done within Google on online development environments.
What’s in my bag for Podcrawl?
Mountain Warehouse backpack
I couldn’t find exact model (I believe it was in a sale), but likely to be a 10 litre backpack
Google Pixel C - Android tablet
AmazonBasics 7-inch Black Sleeve
AmazonBasics 10-inch Black Sleeve
Marshall Major Headphones
Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone
Samsung OTG MicroUSB Connector
Exibel USB Powerbank
(actually, these aren’t that good)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
All other products mentioned are fairly generic and/or commonplace. Links are provided for information only, and do not represent a recommendation of purchase from any particular vendor, although I may have purchased the items from that vendor myself.
In August I was invited on the Duffercast podcast as a guest.
While waiting for all of the participants to arrive, inscius (Mikael) in Sweden, chalkahlom (Gavin) in Hungary and myself in Edinburgh, Scotland, decided to record a show for HPR, since we were using Mumble. Because two of the participants are gardeners we chatted about gardening.
This show is the result.
More about The Duffercast may be found at http://duffercast.org/.
Thanks also to The Bugcast for the use of their Mumble server!
Note: The Calendula that Mikael mentioned is more commonly known as a Marigold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula.