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  • Frozen BBQ Eel  / Unagi Comparison

    Frozen BBQ Eel / Unagi Comparison

     
     
     
     

    We’ve tried like 5 different brands of frozen unagi from various stores and brands. Some are great, others were terrible. I’ll leave my summary of good and bad brands here as I find them, kind of like for my tofu! OceanKist – Very Good Not overly saucy, but well flavorful and delicious. It took quite…

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  • SafeServ’s ServSafe CA Food Handler’s Notes and Experience

     
     
     
     

    How Long Does It Take? For the course, if you fast-forward through all the videos, it takes about 45 minutes – 1 hour. Firefox has a max speed of 16x but they’re all separate videos so you gotta keep running the code. It takes about 4 hours if you actually watch all the videos and…

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  • My Favorite Fish

     
     
     
     

    My partner and I recently bought some fish and had a hard time eating it. We decided to start taking notes on fish breeds so that we don’t make the same mistake twice. I try to keep an open mind “there is no bad fish”, but some fish fit our style of cooking and eating…

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  • The Best Tofu – A Review

     
     
     
     

    Here’s a list of tofus that I’ve tried in the US — mostly west coast California. I generally cook my tofu in two ways: boiled in salt water or crispy fried with corn starch. Both tend to make really good results if the tofu is silky. The surprising thing is many tofus that look crumbly…

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  • Looking For Gig-mates

     
     
     
     

    I’ve been self-taught in piano and ukulele for several years now and have hit a wall. To overcome this, I started piano lessons with an instructor. Now I want to start playing with other people. I deeply value human connection and I want music to be a conduit for that goal. My First Post I’m…

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  • Searching for an Apartment in SF

    Searching for an Apartment in SF

     
     
     
     

    It’s really humbling to search for a new place to live. It’s a reflection of your place in life and what you want to achieve. Russian Scam Awful Kitchen for $4750 At 410 Utah St in Potrero, you get: Hit your head when you wake up for $3100 500 Eugenia Ave A A Dining Nook…

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  • How To Get Past Paywalls

    How To Get Past Paywalls

     
     
     
     

    Here’s a list of tricks I use to get past paywalls. Disable JavaScript Works for: Consider using noscript.it Browser’s Reader Mode The Atlantic Open in Incognito or Private Browsing Works for any of those websites that give you X free articles then asks you to subscribe like Medium. Harper Look Up on Archive.org Wayback Machine…

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  • Why does my blog HTTP 503 Service Unavailable when I click around using Firefox on iPhone?

    Why does my blog HTTP 503 Service Unavailable when I click around using Firefox on iPhone?

     
     
     
     

    After migrating my blog to a new host, I noticed my website would crawl to a halt while I clicked around. I would see hangs ranging from 4 seconds to 15 seconds. If I click enough, I’d eventually see HTTP 503 Service Unavailable. Why was visiting my website causing it to hang? Here’s my debugging…

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  • Migrating My Blog to a New Host with no Downtime

    Migrating My Blog to a New Host with no Downtime

     
     
     
     

    My blog is finally running on a new host! I learned a lot about DNS and SSL certificates during the transition and it tickled the curious part of my brain that loves puzzles and problems. I love doing things the “right way” and “the hard way” to learn and I hope this might educate or…

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  • Resorts are kind of weird…

    Resorts are kind of weird…

     
     
     
     

    “No one drank Cacique back then. It’s so hard and bitter. Now it’s mixed into everything, even our rice and beans!” As they sip their cocktails, the daughter laments how Cacique, their national liquor, was not a thing 10-15 years ago. Across from us are a Costa Rican (Tico) mother and a daughter who grew…

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  • Mashed Cassava

    Mashed Cassava

     
     
     
     

    I ate mashed cassava for the first time and it’s pretty amazing! I was expecting something pretty similar to American style mashed potatoes, but with a little Costa Rican twist. It’s savory and fun to eat, but it also inspired me to learn a bit more about cassava and the history of Costa Rica. While…

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