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Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« Reply #1005 on: December 15, 2018, 09:58:30 pm »

The Girlfriend got me a little bonsai tree for Christmas. We took a journey down to extreme southern Brooklyn to a man's house that he has turned into a makeshift nursery, with shelves and shelves of small bonsai and grow lights. Now I'm home and I can't stop looking at it.

She knows me better than I know myself, because I was kind of like "uh, what?" when she told me what I was getting. But I am already obsessed with this thing. Just hope I do not kill it through stupidity. The good news is, I think I am supposed to let it grow and chill until spring when pruning begins, so i have some time to get used to it before I make a stupid decision.

(update: I have read some articles and this thing will definitely die, there is not enough light in my apartment to grow a small tropical tree)
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« Reply #1006 on: December 18, 2018, 03:56:48 am »

Tomorrow is the holiday potluck at work, so I decided to go out with a bang and make this really good lemon cake recipe. I've made it before and it was delicious. Of course, because I will never ever learn anything, I told my coworkers I was bringing a cake.

But this is 2018, so the cake got entirely burnt on the outside while remaining raw in the middle. Get out of here, year!

Lotta ruined baked goods since moving to NYC. I wonder what is going on there?
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« Reply #1007 on: December 18, 2018, 02:30:36 pm »

Do you have an oven thermometer? could be you have been blessed with many old ovens that aren't holding the temperature right.

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« Reply #1008 on: December 18, 2018, 11:47:54 pm »

The temperature is definitely off, but last time I made this cake in this oven I just set the temperature 15 degrees higher than the recipe said and it worked. Hmm. I will get an oven thermometer-- I only have an instant read one.
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« Reply #1009 on: December 23, 2018, 05:05:29 am »

Today I went through my room at my parents' house because they're selling the house. A lotta shit to throw out. A lot of books to donate. Rounding the night out by going through my dad's old matchbox cars. There is one really beat up one with thumbtacks taped to the bottom-- I remember that he told me once this was for racing on some kind of track?

It is really mindblowing to me to look at this car and think "my dad at age 6 or 7 thought this was the coolest and fastest car."

Anyway I'm going to ask him to confirm the racing thing.

Also, astonishing, but as late as 2008 I was cutting articles out of the newspaper and saving them in a box. I found an article I saved from 2008 about how cool Brooklyn is. The rest of the box was anything about a rock band, predictably lots of stuff about George W Bush, John Kerry, and "letters to the editor" that I thought were funny.
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« Reply #1010 on: December 27, 2018, 06:05:34 am »

Today my extended family did an "escape room," split into two teams. We both failed, and I debriefed with my sister and we agreed-- nobody in my entire family knows how to follow directions. I guess good to confirm.

I really think playing with lego sets as a kid set me up for life. You have to make sure you do exactly what it shows or it won't look like it does on the box.

Just arrived back in Brooklyn. My favorite roommate moved out and next week I'm leaving my job. The good news is, my GF is done with school and got a job offer so she can stay in New York. And I'm starting the full-time computer programming training thing in a few weeks.
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« Reply #1011 on: December 27, 2018, 01:31:22 pm »

I have yet to do an escape room, but I read this article with tips, and it suggests having someone act as "project manager" to try to keep the big picture while people work on individual tasks. If your group isn't keen on following directions though, that may be problematic.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-beat-an-escape-room-1829461321
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« Reply #1012 on: December 27, 2018, 06:44:26 pm »

Modern parenting: texting the oldest "You've burned through three-quarters of our data this month and there's still two weeks to go, why aren't you on the wifi"
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« Reply #1013 on: January 12, 2019, 02:00:51 am »

So I am officially 1 week into the intensive coding thing. It is basically... heaven. I work on whatever I want all day and if I have questions there are tons of very smart people around to answer them. Everyone is really nice and patient with my beginner-ness.

I created a version of Conway's Game of Life the first day, recreated it in javascript the second day, and then spent the rest of the week figuring out how to run it online interactively. The goal is to spend the rest of my time here figuring out an urban planning/data application that I can create and looking for relevant jobs.

(also, "work on whatever I want" = work my way through textbooks)
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