Category: Archived

There is nothing like that new computer smell.

… that NEW COMPUTER SMELL. I posted my build on PC Part Picker (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/T6WXsY), which was pretty darn useful. Occasionally I found that the prices were not accurate, or they missed that Amazon or Newegg also had the specific part in stock which is strange. It is strange because they have up to the minute…


Nectarine Blackberry Blueberry Crisp

I think the difficulty in making a good crisp, cobber, or what have you lies in the variability of the fruit. Which is why I only make this stuff when the fruit is in season. Wouldn’t want to ruin my reputation after all, and I don’t have the skill to fine tune the amount of…


Chocolate Root Beer Float

Please pretend that the following is typed in all caps: How is it that I have never thought of doing this before: http://www.joepastry.com/2013/the-black-cow/ I also tried this with chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla and can’t decide which I like better. Both versions are epic.  


Mississippi Mud Pie

Couple of years ago I bought sister number K this baking cookbook for Christmas. It looked cool and I figured I could mooch recipes off of it, because that’s how Christmas gifts are supposed to work right? Over the past couple of years we’ve collectively made about five or six recipes from this book. Just for your…


In Short, Some Books (2012 Spring)

Mark Hodder : The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack This is a debut novel in a Victorian steam punk / alternate history setting. However, I can’t help thinking that it is an inferior variation of Tim Powers’ Anubis Gates. The titular character is, from the outset, clearly quite mad, so it won’t be much…


Glenda Larke: The Watergivers (aka The Stormlord Trilogy)

Just when I start thinking to myself, “Well, that’s it. I’m out of books to read.” I discover there’s an entire continent full of under-acknowledged fantasy writers out there. I’m talking about Australia. After perusing all the lists of Hugo, Nebula, Locus nominated novels and making sure I’ve read all the works of my usual…


Michael J. Sullivan: Riyria Revelations

Each of the six books in this series deserves a full review, but I couldn’t stop reading the series long enough to write them. I read these six books in four days. I’m not sure I did anything else during this time, I assume basic bodily functions and consumption of food occurred, if only so…