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by llizard (aka ejm)
Tue 14 Nov, 2006 6:19 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 19450

I've only ever used Linseed Oil as a wood preservative/hardener. The idea of eating it just seems wrong. Of course your initial reaction was my initial reaction. But then I realized that linseed is another name for flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) - I gather that flaxseed is considered to be one of t...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Fri 10 Nov, 2006 1:29 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 19450

Re: The Missing Quark

Yes, I'm the culprit! MEF, I'm SO relieved to hear that it was you rather than some malicious foreigner hacking into the forum. When I went back to look at the post I saw that the link wasn't shown as hypertext. And I'm the culprit for that. I had gone in and edited the link to changed it from look...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Fri 10 Nov, 2006 12:06 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 19450

I'm sure I didn't imagine a post by MEF that mentioned a recent culinary discovery... Yes!! Quark? I heard it mentioned on the radio today and thought of MEF's post but it's not here. Yes, I remember now! The page with the post title is in the google cache . Quark Cheese | MEF | 0 | 14 | Wed 01 Nov...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Thu 09 Nov, 2006 4:38 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 19450

Re: Is it just me?

...or have the posts from November disappeared? I'm trying to remember if anyone has actually posted since November began... things have been on the slow side in this forum. edit: <strike>But I'll take</strike> If I could, I would take a peek at the backup to see if gremlins have been fooling aroun...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Sun 29 Oct, 2006 12:39 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: oh oh look... pretty pictures....
Replies: 0
Views: 16863

oh oh look... pretty pictures....

Websites as Graphs has a very cool program to produce pretty graphs out of HTML coding on a webpage.

Take a look at a few examples of graphs produced by pages on this site. The resulting images remind me of wildflower seeds and stalks.
by llizard (aka ejm)
Thu 26 Oct, 2006 12:08 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Firefox 2.0 now released!
Replies: 2
Views: 8490

There doesn't seem to be anything in 2.0 that would tempt me to change from 1.0. I was looking at the f release notes: What's new in Firefox 2 and don't see that much reason to do the upgrade (not to mention that I generally wait at least a few days to let others deal with the bugs so I won't have ...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Mon 23 Oct, 2006 5:32 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes
Replies: 9
Views: 16136

What bothered me about this one were all the references to the last one which I'm sure I read. I thought I had read the last one too but I didn't recognize half the stuff she referred to and started thinking maybe I hadn't read the penultimate one after all. Interestingly, I had NO desire to read t...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Sun 22 Oct, 2006 6:07 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes
Replies: 9
Views: 16136

I was right and wrong. Right in that Martha Grimes has become her own character; I was wrong about the character. She's become Joanna Lewes, the bad formulaic writer, not Polly Praed, the apparently not-so-bad mystery writer. Exactly. But it really wasn't quite as bad a read as the book that ended ...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Wed 18 Oct, 2006 12:35 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: amazing sidewalk art!
Replies: 0
Views: 17780

amazing sidewalk art!

Julian Beever's pavement drawings (in particular "3D illusions") really are amazing!

I think this one is my favourite:
Batman and Robin

Or maybe this one:

Rembrandts

Or maybe this one:
diver
by llizard (aka ejm)
Wed 18 Oct, 2006 9:16 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes
Replies: 9
Views: 16136

Re: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes

In some ways, this was a great read. It was definitely much better than the last one (or was it the 2nd last one that I was so disgusted by?) But... However ... Super-spoiler alert ... there were too many things that didn't make any sense, at least to me. Me too!!! Super-spoiler alert (continued) 1...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Sun 15 Oct, 2006 10:41 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: Onions
Replies: 5
Views: 10226

Re: Onions

How tragic that your garden onions have run out, MrsBrown! I can imagine that they are WAY better than storebought. Speaking of storebought, we've started buying cooking onions in 10lb bags. They appear to be much better quality than the smaller net bags (and much better value) "dried onion&quo...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Wed 04 Oct, 2006 9:44 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: when's the last time you made origami cranes?
Replies: 3
Views: 7194

Re: Maybe not cranes

I read a post in BWF in which Derrick used wonton wrappers to make small edible cups which he filled with all sorts of savoury goddies for hors d'oevres. It took me a while to figure out BWF... :lalala: But I think I recognized the correct Derrick. Is the post about wonton flowers the one you were ...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Tue 03 Oct, 2006 1:37 pm
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes
Replies: 9
Views: 16136

I have a memory of her wondering if her hero had brown or blue eyes and then not really caring. Am I thinking of someone else? Hmmm.... maybe I skipped over any Polly Praed bits. I guess I didn't really care. :jump: :jump: :jump: edit: Even though I don't really care about any of the dreary Richard...
by llizard (aka ejm)
Mon 02 Oct, 2006 6:37 am
Discussion: anything and everything (within reason) - archive
Topic: "The Old Wine Shades" by Martha Grimes
Replies: 9
Views: 16136

I just put this on hold at the library; I might be able to get it next week. I noticed it's a Richard Jury mystery and I haven't been too pleased with those ones for the last 3 or 4. I think she's getting tired of him and she's become Polly Praed. I am a glutton for punishment too and as soon as I ...