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The Transfixing Process By Which Soup Dumplings Are Filled With Soup -
"Soup dumplings are a food that are as impressive from a technical standpoint as they are from a taste one. Not only are they delicious, they also raise certain architectural questions: Particularly, just how did that soup get in there?" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Amit Patel
Hey MOO cards, what is this!?
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I uploaded images that were 1039 x 697 pixels. It complained. - Amit Patel
Well, 1039 is less than 1039.3700787401576 so it's understandable. - Mark H
Yes indeed, it's 102 square pixels too small ;-) That aside, Moo is great. - Nils Sandin
I order moo cards once a year. Each year I update the images on the back, and leave the front the same. It's a nice reminder of the projects I worked on, and it gets me started preparing mentally for Game Developers Conference :) - Amit Patel
Amit Patel
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought - The Washington Post -
The Siberian crater saga is more widespread — and scarier — than anyone thought - The Washington Post
Parts of Siberia are randomly bursting into flames? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Is that snow colored white, or is it blue-ish? - Joe
Why are the aliens doing this? - Todd Hoff
They're trying to awaken Godzilla! - Big Joe Silence from Android
Son got his black belt!
Son got his black belt!
Congrats to him! - Jenny H. from Android
Congratulations to him - OMG, he's so big now! - Laura Norvig
RT @kerrisackville: The real tragedy of the death of Jess Ainscough, the 'Wellness Warrior'
RT @kerrisackville: The real tragedy of the death of Jess Ainscough, the 'Wellness Warrior'
Grand Canyon Filled With Clouds In Rare Weather Event -
Grand Canyon Filled With Clouds In Rare Weather Event
!! - جواد
گرند کنیون هست آقا جواد... - Mahdi
آره همینش واسم عجیب بود.. خیلی نادره این اتفاق - جواد
دقیقا این اتفاق برای اینجا عجیبه... - Mahdi
Spidra Webster
The radio 'passionates' do it for the music - SFGate -
The radio 'passionates' do it for the music - SFGate
" I’ll call them the “passionates.” They are the disc jockeys who spin music they love on any station that will have them. They usually work for no compensation, and they pay their own expenses — transportation, records, research materials — without complaint. They love to spread music on the air. They’re all over public and community stations — on KPFA and KALW, on KPOO and KUSF (now online only). They play everything from hip-hop and new age to R&B and rock oldies. There’s M. Dung, who raved his way onto the morning show on KFOG years ago and is still raving with his “Rock House” Saturday nights on BAM radio (at www.live365. com/stations/radiobam). Sully Roddy, a champion of rootsy Americana, pops up on KKUP in Cupertino (on “Swing Boogie”), as well as on KALW and KPFA. The passionates date back to Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins, who, with his glory years on KSFO and KGO (and WNEW in New York) behind him, did shows on KTIM in San Rafael and KCSM in San Mateo, driving himself and his crates... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Brent Schaus
My meat thermometer (not a double-entendre)
It's been making ALL the difference with any meat that I cook: burgers, steaks, chops. I'm actually feeling confident enough to try it out with larger portions: roasts and such. It's totally a difference-maker. I had no idea. - Brent Schaus
They are the best! - Katy S
Can I suggest a probe thermometer for roasts? Instant-read is great, but a probe thermometer means you don't have to open the oven door, lose heat, etc. - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew: for sure! Didn't know that was a thing. Thanks :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
My probe thermometer completely changed my experience with roasts. - Katy S
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I realize the combination of sick and PMS is not helping me feel the joy right now, but in what alternate universe did I honestly expect putting on my own 40th birthday party would be anything but a hassle? folks who said they'd make the trip now can't, family won't leave it alone, Athens people can't be bothered to respond... why am I doing this?
and forgive me, because I get that having kids and pets and spouses is a thing, and makes traveling and pretty much anything at all an ordeal, but as the token single childless friend it's a fucking bummer. I have flown my ass all over the country for weddings and baby showers and big moves and whatever, so it just feels shitty on this end right now. and I'm not mad, truly. I do understand. but I'm still bummed and disappointed at the same time. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
speaking of which, if any y'all want to come to my birthday party in Athens on Thursday, March 12th, please do. Dinner is at 6pm, dancing is at 9pm, because I'm turning 40 whether anyone shows up or not. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I cannot tell you how much I empathize with what you're going through. I'm sorry people are being so flaky. I recommend doing something you really really love and know you'll have a good time at regardless of how many people flake. Focus on pampering yourself. I wish I could help you celebrate 4 decades of YOU! - Spidra Webster
Nothing to forgive. *hug* Many of us have been in this situation and it does indeed suck. (Not that you need validation on this point, merely intended as supportive recognition.) - Big Joe Silence from iPod
Also what Spidra said. - Big Joe Silence from iPod
thanks Joe. and I appreciate the reminder, Spidra. I'm getting a massage that day, having great BBQ dinner, then dancing to my favorite songs at my favorite pub, so yeah. I'm going to be doing what I love no matter what. I'm sure it'll be fine. I think I just need a good cry to let go of the epic friend reunion I had in mind, and move on to being grateful for what I do get. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
++ Spidra and BJS. t-ra, I'm sorry the situation is unfolding this way. You remind me that I need to get my petty behind back in therapy because you've got a level of insight and grace I'm trying to reach. Hope you feel a lil less bummed after a good cry. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I'm sorry, doll. I wish I could be there to dance with you, do a couple shots, make googly eyes at cute boys and laugh our asses off. Please share your playlist with Barry so that #ThursdayNightMoto on the 12th allows us to virtually dance with you. - Corinne L
Thank you for the invite, If it were a weekend I could drive down, its just a few hours. Athens sounds like the perfect place for a FFeedup. - Mike Nencetti
A: thanks for the compliment. that's very kind. C: Seriously, that would be so awesome! I will share the playlist when it's done. great idea! it would be delicious to have y'all there in FFeed spirit. Mike: I agree! and we should get the FFers up from Macon as well. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Spidra Webster
Light projections set to recreate vibrant colours on ancient cathedrals | Art and design | The Guardian -
Light projections set to recreate vibrant colours on ancient cathedrals | Art and design | The Guardian
"The cape the saint wears was once a deep, vivid red – a symbol of generosity for medieval Christians, and a reminder of the blood shed by Christ on the cross – but for centuries it has been the drab colour of stone. Now, more than 600 years after it was carved for the 12th-century Norton Priory near Runcorn in Cheshire, the symbolism of the magnificent medieval statue of Saint Christopher is to come alive again. Using an innovative lighting technique, projectors will recreate the vibrant painted colours that once covered the stone, showing the saint as medieval worshippers once saw him. The new technique, pioneered at Amiens cathedral in northern France, restores the full palette of colours to one of the finest works of its type ever produced in Britain. After dark throughout this past summer, the saints, apostles and other figures that are carved into the western front of the cathedral, which is a Unesco world heritage site, were seen in their original glowing colours. John Larson,... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
I tried to find a link to the original articles on Amiens but couldn't. However, the cathedral's tour pamphlet goes into it a bit: - Spidra Webster
Gotta project Potato Jesus up there as a joke one time. - Andrew C (✔)
I find it interesting that history lost track of the coloring of Greek & Roman statues as well as medieval cathedrals, it seems. So later generations developed a "classic" aesthetic that was of white/grey marble. Focused only on the form, not colors. And that reads to us as "classic" whereas coloring one's statue replicas now would seem gauche. - Spidra Webster
Interesting discussion with Sophie.
I think she is plotting something. - Stephan from iPhone
We have yet to discover what. - Stephan from iPhone
Laruia Ingalls Botts
Went through and shredded a bunch of old receipts and whatnot dating as far back as 2001. *cues up James Brown and belts out "I Feel Good"*
We managed to empty four more moving boxes today! - Laruia Ingalls Botts from Android
So funny. Sophie discovered iMessage. So she tried sending a message from my wife's phone to "dad". :)
As I brushed Emily's hair this morning, she said to me "Now I will be beautiful like you, Mummy." <3 #fb
I'm wearing a t-shirt that's been slept in, no bra or pants, messy greasy bed hair, oily spotty face, huge eye bags, I probably smell, and she still thinks I'm beautiful. - Melly
That's because she (like kids everywhere) can see your inner self. - Bren from iPhone
At what age do we get brainwashed about beauty? - Stephan from iPhone
I'm seeing it in her already Stephan and it makes me sad. She will put a dress on and say "Now I'm pretty", like she wasn't before. - Melly
I swear I thought that said "Messy greasy beard" and I was about to start clutching my pearls. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Melly, I am also seeing this with our two year old. I find it appalling. Another educational opportunity, sadly. - Stephan from iPhone
Hookuh you get a free moustache ride. - Melly
WOO HOO! I WIN! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Mike Nencetti
#SaturdayFF Thankful for March. With each month things get a little better. Thankful for FriendFeed. Y'all rock. Y'all are also too far away.
Blessings. Thanks for sharing things are getting better. I am glad you can move around now :) - RetiredTeacherD
RT @soccerbrarian: News Anchor Hilariously Loses His Mind Over Viewers’ Pictures of Snow-Covered Patio Furniture via @unofficialnet
RT @soccerbrarian: News Anchor Hilariously Loses His Mind Over Viewers’ Pictures of Snow-Covered Patio Furniture via @unofficialnet
I lost it at the end. That is so so so good. (Thumbnail is unrelated.) - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Somebody got a raise! - Marie
Not sure why the thumbnail. - Joe
The thumbnail is the whole reason I "liked" this post. Was disappointed to see it had nothing to do with the story (nor do I even know where it came from). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
That flier has appeared on social media before. However, most recently Patton Oswalt posted a photo of it on a telephone pole in Silver Lake. - Spidra Webster
Enjoy the earworm :oD
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Forget "a crop in the field", I think I'd have a crap in my pants! - That's So CAJ!
Four hundred children and I'm copping a feel...♪♬♩ - Michael W. May
Shout out to the dude on the scooter with a busted leg and crouches.
Shout out to the dude on the scooter with a busted leg and crouches.
Todd Hoff
David Keith Seminar Media — Blog of the Long Now -
David Keith Seminar Media — Blog of the Long Now
"Keith’s specific program would begin with balloon tests in the lower stratosphere (8 miles up) releasing just 100 grams of sulfuric acid—about the amount of particles in a few minutes of normal jet contrail. “If those studies confirm safety and effectiveness,” Keith said, “then we could begin gradual deployment as early as 02020 with three business jets re-engineered for high altitude. By 02030 you could have about ten aircraft delivering a quarter million tons of sulfur per year at a cost of $700 million.“ The amount of sulfur being released might be up to a million tons by 02070, but that would still be only one-eighth of what went into the stratosphere from the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption in 01991, and one-fiftieth of what enters the lower atmosphere from our current burning of fossil fuels. By then we may have developed more sophisticated particles than sulfate. It could be diamond dust, or alumina, or even something like a nanoscale “photophoretic” particle designed by Keith that would levitate itself above the stratosphere." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
While the West is wondering who in Russia assassinated Nemtsov the Pravda hints it is the CIA. Sadly, neither thought is outrageous.
My goal for the night - Inbox 10 (zero would be pushing it). #fb
I got distracted by Harry Potter and Elektra on tv, but did manage to get it down to 15 :oD - Melly
And tonight it's down to 13, even after dealing with all the new email from today. - Melly
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
No one could see the color blue until modern times via @BI_Science
No one could see the color blue until modern times via @BI_Science
define "modern". there's more than a little ancient art with blue in it. - Big Joe Silence
I wonder if a person could learn to see a color that they didn't previously recognize. - Heather
Latin does have a word for blue: caerul(e)us, which means blue like the sky (caelum). So presumably people could distinguish blue by Roman times. - John (bird whisperer)
The article mentions that ancient Egyptian art is an exception in using blue pigments and lapis lazuli. Mainland Greek art mainly used reds, browns, and black, at least in pottery. However, Minoan artists did use blue. For example:,, and - John (bird whisperer)
hrm....something seems weird about this to me. - Sir Shuping is just sir
You're seriously debating the factuality of a BI piece? It really is a slow Saturday, isn't it? Next up: The cosmic significance of Buzzfeed. - Walt Crawford
Sacré bleu! - Jenny H. from Android
The Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) may not look like much, but its appearance can change dramatically. During most of the season, both genders are a rather dull kaki-olive-green, but once the mating season comes around, things change drastically: males put on their good suits to impress all the ladies! - Mahdi from Bookmarklet
چه خوشرنگه :)) - Foska
اینا نر هاشون تو فصل جفت گیری رنگ عوض میکنند :)) - Mahdi
Wow! - Melly
رونوشت به لیتل جونمب :) - Mahdi
بخللللللللللل - لیتل در شب سرد زمستانی
RT @auntb: We're having a huge whole-house fight over whether Aquaman has jurisdiction over platypuses, beavers, and water fowl.
Amit Patel
Great storm pics out of east and south san jose — roads, houses, cars are covered in hail
Wow! Clear skies in Sunnyvale. - Stephen Mack
Nice share. We got a double rainbow in Sunnyvale and some squall, but not hail! - Louis Gray
Spidra Webster
Photos: What? It snowed in San Jose today - San Jose Mercury News -
Photos: What? It snowed in San Jose today - San Jose Mercury News
Photos: What? It snowed in San Jose today - San Jose Mercury News
"It may be the end of February but snow in San Jose is still a weather anomaly. The hills of south San Jose saw the white stuff today. Residents in the Silver Creek Valley Country Club were surprised to see snow on their lawns and on shingles on top of their homes. Shelley Baker called the club a "winter wonderland!" There could be more snow in store for tomorrow. The forecast calls for a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms." - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
Spidra Webster
Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga, Genentech bus drivers vote to unionize - SFGate -
Apple, Yahoo, eBay, Zynga, Genentech bus drivers vote to unionize - SFGate
"Shuttle drivers employed by Compass Transportation voted 104-38 in favor of representation, with 16 not casting ballots. They chose to organize at secret polling booths set up at several locations near driver rest areas in South San Francisco and San Jose. The decision follows last fall’s vote to unionize by drivers contracted by Facebook. That push for representation was expected to ricochet to other service industries — such as transportation, security and food preparation — that work with Silicon Valley tech giants. The union vote comes amid complaints that tech shuttle drivers are underpaid, overworked and unfairly compensated for time spent on the job. “We need wages commensurate with what it costs to live in this area, but it’s not just about wages,” said Tracy Kelley, a Compass driver, in a statement. “It’s about having better working conditions.” A lack of adequate rest areas is a major complaint of the drivers — as are unpaid breaks of up to six hours between split morning... more... - Spidra Webster from Bookmarklet
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
welp, suspected I was coming down with something, and indeed woke up this morning with an airy head, sinuses blocked, and achy everywhere. fortunately, a lady friend took me to run errands and get provisions, so now I am holed up with all the tea and things.
tonight I will attempt to cook a venison roast. b/c apparently I choose to run head first into certain defeat. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my plan is to roast for two to three hours with onion carrots and potato in curry coconut milk. a few recipes online say to pan sear the venison steak before roasting. anyone have advice about that? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I've never cooked venison, but I'm a fan of a good sear for something like that - it sounds like you're braising the meat in the curry coconut milk? or are just the veggies in the milk? if the latter, then I wouldn't sear, since the oven will brown the meat. - ellbeecee
k. I didn't sear them, partly because once I unwrapped the thawed package it was three smaller strips together not one big chunk. put it in a casserole dish with coconut milk curry sauce and veggies. it's been in there for an hour now and it's bubbling away. the apartment smells divine also. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
oh wow! came out deeelish. YOU GAIS I COOKED SOMETHING DELICIOSO! - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
That's so great you had a friend willing to run you around prior to the illness coming down. - Spidra Webster
I know! I'm so grateful. I knew there was a small window of energy to deal with shit before I would be out of commission. and it was actually sunny here today so I was able to see some of the pretty day. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Nellie Oleson
Andrew C (✔)
RT @nikhilmulani: Beautiful sunset in SF this evening
RT @nikhilmulani: Beautiful sunset in SF this evening
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