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This had better be awesome. I'd forgotten how much work sautéing ground sausage is. Ow.

Originally from the Peace, Love and Low Carb blog. I have, as usual, changed it:

3lb ground Italian sausage (used Johnsonville)
2 + 2 Tbsp butter
2 + 1 Tbsp olive oil
2 C spinach, packed (baby, and all of a 5oz package)
1 C carrots, diced
1 leek, not so small, cleaned and sliced
1 box (6oz) minced onion and celery
~5 C chicken stock
1.5 C lentils (green)
1 C heavy cream
1/2 C Parmesian cheese, grated
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Original instructions: Heat slow cooker on low setting. Thoroughly rinse lentils, and add to slow cooker with chicken stock.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage in olive oil and butter.
Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage from pan, reserving drippings. Add the cooked sausage to the slow cooker.
Add spinach, carrots, onions, garlic, leek, celery and a little salt and black pepper to the pan. Sauté vegetables over medium heat until tender. About 10 minutes.
Add sauteed vegetables to the slow cooker and mix in.
Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, Dijon mustard, and red wine vinegar. Cover and allow to cook on low 6-8 hours.

What I'm doing:
Brown sausage in olive oil and butter. Sauté veggies + salt & pepper in drippings. Package everything up and put in the fridge.
Do everything else tomorrow.

The original had one sautéing 1.5lb ground sausage in 2 Tbsp each of olive oil and butter. I wound up buying 3 1lb packs, and running low on oil in the pan about half way through and sloshed more olive oil in there. Then when sautéing the veggies (which were, like 2x the original) in the drippings, it looked too dry, so I added 2 more Tbsp of butter.

Right now I have the sausage browned and the veggies sautéd; I'm pretty much ready to combine everything when I wake up tomorrow so it can cook through the day.

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I hope this would be alright to advertise in the community since it's art related, and it might be fun for some of you seeing this.

Back on livejournal we had a community called ArtSlam and I've since made a mirror of the community on dreamwidth. [community profile] artslam. As for what it is, here's the general idea:

"ArtSlam runs from June 1st to August 31st, providing a summer-long challenge that is simple on the surface: draw something every day. For this community, we prefer that you pick a concept and stick with it for at least one month. If you have a world that you want to explore with art, or a set of characters, this is a great place to do it! If you're shaky with perspective, background art, anatomy, or just really want to draw 30 pandas, you can hone your focus that-a-way, too."

So if you're looking for an active community this summer with feedback on your progress or world building and want to dive into it, please join us!

Sign Ups are here:
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Posted by user310291

Let's say I have in clipboard

title1: (todelete) blah blah
title2: (also to delete) blah blah blah

In the end I want this output

title1: blah blah
title2: blah blah blah

I kow how to parse one line and append it to a block

parse/all clipboard [
    copy x to "(" (append block x) thru ")"
    copy x to end (append block x)

But I don't know the easiest way to iterate through each line.

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Hidden Passages

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[psych] Define Empathy?

May. 25th, 2017 04:31 pm
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I am thinking about writing a thing, or several things, about empathy. I come from a perspective of generally being appalled about how the concept is bandied about, not just in the popular press, but pretty much everywhere, including among the pros.

Part of my appall is how there seem to be a vast profusion of definitions, many mutually exclusive, loose out there. Like, I'm pretty sure two of my grad school classes promulgated precisely opposite empathy vs sympathy distinctions.

So, for kicks and giggles, what's your personal definition of empathy? Assuming, of course, you have one. (If you don't, you can say that too.)

All comments will be screened, and I may or may not be unscreening some or all of them at my personal discretion. If you don't want your definition of empathy being tied to you, comment anonymously.
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Reviving an old community, punning

May. 25th, 2017 06:50 pm
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From [community profile] punning's profile:

Puns and wordplay welcome, the worse the better. Long, short, contorted, obscure, whatever. Filthy OK, but must use cuts and some kind of content warning. Likewise triggery. Visual puns OK, but must have description in an alt= tag. Likewise, recorded audio or video puns need a transcript of some kind. (I'm not deaf or blind, so leaving the specifics open, but if you don't know what's needed, be prepared to take those who do at their word, and accept contributions if offered.)

Clean or filthy, puns will likely break your brain over time and cause copious amounts of pain. If you can't live with that, you probably shouldn't be reading this comm.

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Flower Icons!!!

May. 25th, 2017 06:58 am
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Flower Icons for flower lovers!


Flower Icons )

Please comment & mention which one's you would be taking, that would be lovely! Credit me! <3
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Apparently they didn't quite get the payload to orbit though, according to TV news.

what we are about

May. 24th, 2017 10:17 pm
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In any case, we are using it [price control], and those who doubt that it is necessary or wise should remember that in the incommensurable task of governing this Republic, we often do in practice what we only later find to be justified in principle. [...] Even though we do not like what we are doing, we should understand what we are about.

--John Kenneth Galbraith, A Theory Of Price Control

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Starts good, gets great: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's magnificent address of May 19 on the removal of the Confederate monuments from New Orleans. It's 22 minutes long, and, Americans, it's absolutely worth making the time. Beautiful, firey, and uplifting, it's worth hearing it delivered rather than reading a transcript.

Many thanks to [personal profile] heron61 for bringing it to my attention.


May. 24th, 2017 02:57 pm
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Note from the Bank of Lowville, dated November 10, 1862:

Pay the bearer Ten Cents, when presented in sums of one or more dollars
C.C. Riggs, dealer in Hardware, Iron, Stoves

Found in "The Outbreak of Rebellion" by John G. Nicolay. Published by Scribners, 1914.

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In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. "How are we to live in an atomic age?" I am tempted to reply: "Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents."

In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors - anaesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.

This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things - praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts - not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.

Thanks to [personal profile] hollymath and [personal profile] white_hart for that.

Martha My Dear

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Martha's Vineyard bookmark with gift envelope.

Found in "Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Settlement of Boston"published by Rockwell and Churchill, 1880.

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May. 22nd, 2017 06:41 pm
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So I may have got the garden weeded but I did it at the expense of my wrists, which have been very sore for the past few days. I've been trying to rest them, which is frustrating as I have things that I want to be doing!

It's also a pain for Mike, who keeps having to do things like follow me around the garden while I point at places where he needs to dig up weeds or plant out seedlings. Still, "we"'ve got most of the veg bed planted out now, so hopefully it will all get on with growing and making tasty food. About the only useful gardening that I can do at the moment is watering things and pulling up nettles, which means I'm covered in stings!

On the assumption that it was actually a combination of gardening and cutting out pieces for quilts wot done it, I've put aside the quilt I started last week until I'm doing a bit better. I did, this afternoon, have a go at making a block for a different quilt on the grounds that it's paper pieced and so involves less repetitive/precise cutting of fabric. I'm quite pleased with the results, but my wrists aren't. Sigh.

The whole quilt will have the dark blue and cream fabrics in the background, and then I've got a range of different blue and cream fabrics for the stars.

The Up-The-Hill's came for dinner at weekend, which was nice and (we think) went well. Various amusing but not unexpected things about TWWOTV, including the fact that she's already not speaking to them although they're not sure why!

Change file paths

May. 18th, 2017 03:23 pm
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Posted by Geeky I

I want to change [%a/b] to [%a/c]. Basically, the same as Change path or refinement, but with file! instead:

I want to change the a/b inside a block to a/c

test: [a/b]

In this case, either change next test/1 'c or test/1/2: 'c works. But not when test is a file!:

>> test: [%a/b]
== [%a/b]
>> test/1
== %a/b
>> test/1/2         ; can't access 2nd value
== %a/b/2
>> next first test  ; not quite what you expect
== %/b

Trying to change it gives not something you'd expect:

>> change next test/1 'c
== %b
>> test
== [%acb]
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Posted by pep

the question is about parsing an html stream obtained by load/markup in a way you can get html tags constituent parts, i.e. when you find

<div id="one">my text</div> 

you should end with something like <div id="one">, {my text} and </div> in the same container, something like

[<div id="one"> {my text} </div>] 

or even better

[<div> [id {one}] {my text} </div>]

the parsing problem is matching paired html tags, in html a tag may be an empty tag with maybe attributes but without content and thus without an ending tag or a normal tag maybe with attributes and content and so an ending tag, but both types of tag are just a tag

I mean when you find a sequence like <p>some words</p> you have a P tag just the same you get whit a sequence like <p /> just a P tag, in first case you have associated text and ending tag and in the latter you don't, that's all

In other words, html attributes and content are properties of tag element in html, so representing this in json you will get someting like:

tag: { name: "div" attributes: { id: "one } content: "my text" }

this means you have to identify content of a tag in order to assign it to properly tag, which in terms of rebol parse means identifing matching tags (opening tag and ending tag)

In rebol you can easy parse an html sequence like:

<div id="yo">yeah!</div><br/>

with the rule:

[ some [ tag! string! tag! | tag! ]]

but with this rule you will match the html

<div id="yo">yeah!</div><br/> 

and also

<div id="yo">yeah!</p><br/> 

as being the same

so you need a way to match the same opening tag when appearing in ending position

sadly rebol tags cannot (AFAIK) be parametrized with tag name, so you cannot say something like:

[ some [ set t1 tag! set s string! set t2 tag!#t1/1 | tag! ] ]

the t1/1 notation is due to a (bad) feature of rebol including all tag atributes at same level of tag name (another bad feature is not reckognizing matching tags as being the same tag)

Of course you can achieve the goal using code such as:

tags: copy []
html: {<div id="yo">yeah!</p><br/>}
parse html [ some [ set t1 tag! set s string! set t2 tag! (tag: first make block! t1 if none <> find t2 tag [append/only tags reduce [t1 s] ]) | tag! (append/only tags reduce [t1])]]

but the idea is to use a more elegant and naive approach using parse dialect only

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Ridley Scott films I have seen

May. 21st, 2017 08:16 pm
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I was reading the poor reviews of Alien: Covenant and thinking about Ridley Scott. And then ended up watching The Martian with Jane, as she hadn't seen it, and was reminded how great he is at his best. So I figured I'd go through his filmography and mark them up for enjoyment factor.

Blade Runner: Gorgeous. And the plot works. And it has some great moments. And nothing which made me furious. But it's a bit too cold for me. I don't love it, but I am glad I've seen it.(About four times now, in an attempt to like it more.) 6/10
Alien: Amazing realisation of a fictional future. Fantastic design. Lots of iconic moments. Hangs together really well as a film, and I'm glad I saw it at the cinema a couple of years ago. 8/10
Legend: Very silly. Doesn't quite work. But Tim Curry is really, really good in it, and it looks beautiful, and I can forgive it its weaknesses. 6/10
(Thelma and Louise I feel bad for not having seen. Sorry!)
Gladiator: I didn't buy into the hype, and it felt overly glossy. Nicely made, and a better movie of its type than we'd seen in a while. 6/10
Hannibal: I really wanted to like this. But he managed to make a film about a charismatic serial killer dull. I literally wondered _during_ the film how he managed to make it so dull. 3/10
Matchstick Men: A fun romp that I solidly enjoyed at the time. The characters are having so much fun I couldn't help but join them. 8/10
Kingdom of Heaven: A Ridley Scott movie I enjoyed _more_ than most people. It felt like it had been hacked up though, and I wasn't surprised there was a directors cut. Which I will someday see! 7/10
Prometheus: A film I despised more because it could have been amazing than anything else. But sadly it fills me with rage. 2/10 (4/10 if you include the fun I had reading meta about it later.)
The Martian: An incredibly well made film that was dramatic, and gorgeous, and funny. I wish there were more films like this. Slightly _too_ many thing go wrong for me, but it's nigh perfect. 9/10


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