Potato Soup

Not paleo, but I thought I’d log it anyway. I was asked today if I had a recipe for potato soup.  I have to admit that I don’t, but I’m pretty sure I can come up with one. This is in fact based on my clam chowder recipe, making changes …

Barbecued Pork Chops

I tried Sara’s barbecue sauce recipe.  I think I had a little too much onion (all of a smallish one, rather than half of a largish one).  I can’t imagine why anyone would add orange juice, as it was it was sweeter than I want.  A few substitutions. Ingredients small …

OCRchie-Based OCR Library

A little over eleven years ago I had a need for an OCR library for a project at work.  The commercial ones we had available weren’t doing what we needed (such as “not crash”, “read characters accurately”, and “be reasonably priced”) so I did a little digging around and found …

What to Study

As a youth, I studied the languages of the earth so I could better understand the people around me. Now I study the languages of math and it’s slang dialect physics so I can better understand the universe.

— Arienna Lee

Walter Hall

I’m feeling mildly maudlin today.  I was reminded of an old friend of the family, Walter Hall. He was our neighbour some thirty years ago.  I remember going fishing with him and my dad, going up into the slash (place where loggers have cleared trees but there are still a …

Beef Stock

Soup stock is almost a staple in our kitchen.  It’s remarkably useful. Almost any time we have chicken, we save the bones for use in making stock (freezing them until we have enough to use).  If I want beef stock, though, I usually have to go out and buy bones …

Four-way Chess

I’ve been toying with an idea for a while regarding chess with more than two players.  I think I see a fairly simple way to play chess with four players. Four-way Chessboard Basic Rules The board is pretty simple, take a standard board and put a half-board on each side …

Universal Easter Eggs

“Studying Calculus and Physics makes me want to believe in god. I keep learning things that are so beautiful in their profound simplicity… it’s like someone left Easter Eggs all over the Universe just for me to discover and delight in.”

— Arienna Lee