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  1. Comment on Recipes for chicken thighs in ~food

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    I have a goto recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo using thighs that is pretty straightforward and is essentially stewing the chicken in vinegar and soy sauce so it gets pretty tender and is falling...

    I have a goto recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo using thighs that is pretty straightforward and is essentially stewing the chicken in vinegar and soy sauce so it gets pretty tender and is falling off the bone.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Favorite game shows? in ~tv

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    WILTY, is great, definitely recommend it as well. Here are a bunch more really fun tangentially related British shows, which aren’t all exactly game shows, but some or all of these might be up...

    WILTY, is great, definitely recommend it as well.

    Here are a bunch more really fun tangentially related British shows, which aren’t all exactly game shows, but some or all of these might be up your alley:

    • Only Connect
    • University Challenge
    • Big Fat Quiz
    • 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown
    • QI
    • Travel Man
    • The 1% Club
    • The Last Leg
    • Hypothetical
    • Duck Quacks Don’t Echo
    2 votes
  3. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    So essentially I can write a soy template for something on the page (like a comment). In my server code, I can render the comment in the initial page load, so that it is sent down in the initial...

    So essentially I can write a soy template for something on the page (like a comment). In my server code, I can render the comment in the initial page load, so that it is sent down in the initial html and the page renders super fast.

    Then, when someone writes a comment on the page, I can use that same soy template client-side to add a new comment to the page without refreshing.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Good question, so I split it up into frontend/backend/static servers all sitting behind an nginx server on a linode instance. The backend server is a minimal API implemented in nodejs with...

    Good question, so I split it up into frontend/backend/static servers all sitting behind an nginx server on a linode instance.

    The backend server is a minimal API implemented in nodejs with postgresql for storage.

    The frontend is also a nodejs server. The client-side code is vanilla JS, but I do use closure (aka soy) templates so that I can server-side render the same content that is loaded dynamically when the user interacts with the page.

    I might individually swap out for other stuff down the road if there are tech stacks I want to learn, but I went with this since it let me move pretty fast for an mvp.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I put together a minimal website over at cookbook.lol to start storing my recipes. It does a couple cool things: You can track when recipes are variations of other recipes (either on the site or...

    I put together a minimal website over at cookbook.lol to start storing my recipes. It does a couple cool things:

    • You can track when recipes are variations of other recipes (either on the site or from a blog or cookbook)
    • It has some basic organization (tracking saved/tried recipes)
    • It has support for basic comment threads.

    It’s in a closed alpha if anyone wants to try it, just reply here or send me a message. It is definitely missing a lot of features and there’s tons more I want to do here, but the core functionality is there.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail - London Fan Fest updates in ~games

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    Several exciting updates for Final Fantasy 14’s Dawntrail expansion, including the new Viper job, FFXI raids, Fall Guys crossover details, and a look at some of the new areas/towns/dungeons.

    Several exciting updates for Final Fantasy 14’s Dawntrail expansion, including the new Viper job, FFXI raids, Fall Guys crossover details, and a look at some of the new areas/towns/dungeons.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Factorio Friday Facts #381 - Space platforms in ~games

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    Lot of exciting details about the new space platforms in this one. I really enjoy the little details about decisions they made balancing what sounds like a good idea and what is actually fun to...

    Lot of exciting details about the new space platforms in this one. I really enjoy the little details about decisions they made balancing what sounds like a good idea and what is actually fun to play (e.g to avoid repeating oil processing pacing, setting it up so there are new puzzles to solve, etc)

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Factorio Friday Facts #378 - Trains on another level in ~games

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    I love the aesthetic of these new elevated rails, and the possibilities for new base designs around them is pretty interesting. I don’t have anything to add that isn’t in the post itself, but I’m...

    I love the aesthetic of these new elevated rails, and the possibilities for new base designs around them is pretty interesting.

    I don’t have anything to add that isn’t in the post itself, but I’m super excited to try them out when the expansion lands!

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Unicode thanks Blue Blocker, our newest Silver Sponsor! in ~tech

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    I happened to notice this while browsing http://unicode.org/consortium/adopted-characters.html and thought it was pretty clever. The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit that maintains the unicode...

    I happened to notice this while browsing http://unicode.org/consortium/adopted-characters.html and thought it was pretty clever.

    The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit that maintains the unicode standard. One of the ways they make money is via donations that get associated with a specific character.

    https://github.com/kheina-com/Blue-Blocker is the shiny new sponsor of the letter 𝕏.

    11 votes
  10. Comment on Recommendations for credit cards in the USA with cashback rewards? in ~finance

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    Good default cards right now are ~2% back, so the Citi Double Cash or the Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature. Beyond that, it is anything that matches your lifestyle, so finding 3-6% back in...

    Good default cards right now are ~2% back, so the Citi Double Cash or the Fidelity Rewards Visa Signature.

    Beyond that, it is anything that matches your lifestyle, so finding 3-6% back in categories you spend money on. For example, @Eji1700 mentioned the Amex Blue Cash Preferred if you spend a lot on groceries and Chase Sapphire Reserve can be good if you travel and eat out a lot, but both of those have annual fees, so it really depends on how much you already spend in those categories.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on Dungeons and Drag Queens debuts a fabulous, fearsome foursome in ~games.tabletop

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    Definitely recommend it! There are several other great shows on there like Um Actually and Game Changer. And for Dimension 20, check out their older seasons too. A Court of Fey & Flowers, Fantasy...

    Definitely recommend it! There are several other great shows on there like Um Actually and Game Changer.

    And for Dimension 20, check out their older seasons too. A Court of Fey & Flowers, Fantasy High, and Escape from the Bloodkeep were all a lot of fun.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Digg v4 for Tildes in ~tildes

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    Wow! I look forward to the tildesnation podcast hosted by @Deimos to go with it, where we find out his favorite beers and some light banter about the popular tildes stories of the week.

    Wow! I look forward to the tildesnation podcast hosted by @Deimos to go with it, where we find out his favorite beers and some light banter about the popular tildes stories of the week.

    14 votes
  13. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Also shared this on reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/109p81z/new_discord_bot_for_civ_vi_play_by_cloud_games/ and on my blog at https://ari.blumenthal.dev/!/2/-5/roze, but I threw...

    Also shared this on reddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/civ/comments/109p81z/new_discord_bot_for_civ_vi_play_by_cloud_games/ and on my blog at https://ari.blumenthal.dev/!/2/-5/roze, but I threw together a bot over the weekend to handle turn tracking for Play by Cloud civ games.

    Essentially it takes turn notifications from a Civ VI game and relays it to a discord bot, using some cached data to know whose notifications to send where.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Thanks! And correct! I read https://joshldavis.com/2013/05/20/the-path-to-dijkstras-handwriting/ recently which was a blog post about learning to replicate Dijkstra’s handwriting and found a...

    Thanks! And correct! I read https://joshldavis.com/2013/05/20/the-path-to-dijkstras-handwriting/ recently which was a blog post about learning to replicate Dijkstra’s handwriting and found a version of it as a font at http://lucacardelli.name/indexArtifacts.html

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    When the ooh.directory site made its way to HN & Tildes a month ago (https://tildes.net/~tech/13hp/ooh_directory), it made me want to start up a blog/journal again, so I created...

    When the ooh.directory site made its way to HN & Tildes a month ago (https://tildes.net/~tech/13hp/ooh_directory), it made me want to start up a blog/journal again, so I created https://ari.blumenthal.dev, with the fun catch that the whole site is an infinite 2d grid.

    You can unlock a minimap for the blog, but if folks have other ideas for cool easter eggs, send them my way!

    6 votes
  16. Comment on The world generates so much data that new unit measurements were created to keep up in ~science

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    From the article:

    From the article:

    the 27th General Conference on Weights and Measures on Friday introduced four new prefixes to the International System of Units, or metric system: ronna (27 zeroes after the first digit) and quetta (30 zeroes), which are now at the top of the measurement range, and ronto (27 zeroes after the decimal point) and quecto (30 zeroes), which are now at the bottom.

    4 votes