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The Sipping Seder

Adam turned me on to another alcoholic seder. The creators of The Sipping Seder seem to have put a lot more thought into the ritual, recipes, and design of their haggadah. The Liquid Seder is probably still more likely to permanently blind you. Which is what passover is all about?

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The standard recipe for quinoa ends up too watery and you have to drain it sometimes. This one is fluffier (but slower)

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Beautiful Questions, Ugly Logic

Warren Berger wrote an article about how we could all be more innovative and make oodles of money if we'd only ask more provocative questions.

It looks like this is set to become a fantastically popular business book of some kind.

Looking at both the article, and the site, I had a nagging feeling of emptiness and so I decided to be mean and unpack the article in the least charitable way possible.

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Seminal Pollen

I was looking for a non-gendered version of the word seminal, but couldn't really find anything. Please leave any suggestions in the comments, but I got sidetracked by something I think is more interesting.

The word seminal comes from "seed". And seeds aren't gendered at all - they contain male and female gametes and have the potential to grow into a full thing.

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Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, March 12 2011 8PM

The Oakland Symphony Chorus and our Haydn workshop participants are perfoming a recital of Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in uptown Oakland.

The show is free (donation requested), and I think that Dr Rudy de Vos (music director of the cathedral) will be playing some organ pieces as well.

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Drupal 6 and HTML 5 Video

I was asked to create a video content type for a site with the following requirements:

  • Support for browser, iPad, and iPhone
  • Fit video to browser width onLoad and onResize
  • Autoplay, no controls
  • Configurable thumbnail/poster image
  • Host videos on-site (not external embed)

I was more or less completely ignorant about HTML5 video, and how it's supported in Drupal 6.

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Scallion pancakes

A chef google mashup recipe. These fellows freeze well, and you can go straight from freezer to fryer...

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2011 National Corndog Day Relaunch

Hey! National Corndog Day 2011 is March 19th!


The site finally got a redesign. It has a lot of pretty elements, and is an infinite improvement over the previous site (a totally undesigned clone of pushbutton) but still has some big design flaws (especially the middle vertical scroller) that are fixable, but I have bigger fish to fry first...

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