Mimesis and Violence

FB Spam?
June 30, 2009, 9:10 am
Filed under: Internet, Security, Technology, Uncategorized

I’m getting a lot of these lately. What I don’t understand is why these phishing messages are so unsophisticated. If these spammers are already attacking my social network, why they don’t send me more relevant spam with more relevant/convincing landing pages. Click through to see the actual messages.


New Coinages
June 12, 2009, 1:03 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

I’d almost forgotten about my catalog of favorite neologisms, but Dustin reminded me today to update. I’ve added: subtexting, peglegacy, flowbotomy, retracronym, redacronym, composterior, and funemployment. Pretty sweet all around.


Google Suggest
April 1, 2009, 2:31 pm
Filed under: Google, Internet, Judaism, Religion
Google Suggest

Is yahw

Codex in Crisis: Grafton@Google
February 15, 2009, 11:03 am
Filed under: Google, Internet, Princeton, Technology, Video

January 31, 2009, 5:19 pm
Filed under: Food, Google, Video

I enjoyed hosting Matt and Renato’s rant on American Baking. Considering going to Red Hook to see how it manifests.

Muffineering: Thanksgiving in the Palm of Your Hand
November 12, 2008, 9:24 am
Filed under: Food, Recipes

Pumpkin-Cranberry-Pecan Muffins

Makes 30 fat muffins which I forgot to photograph.

* 1 3/4 cup butter
* 3 cup brown sugar
* 4 eggs
* 6 cup unsifted whole wheat flour
* 4 tsp baking soda
* 16 ounce can pumpkin (like for to make the pie)
* 3 single serving containers
* 2 single-serving container vanilla yogurt
* 2 tbsp orange marmalade
* 2 tsp ground nutmeg
* 3 tsp ground ginger
* 3-4 fistfuls chopped pecans
* 5-6 fistfuls delicious craisins

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs.
3. Mix together the flour, baking soda.
4. Combine the pumpkin, applesauce, yogurt, craisins, nuts, and spices in your largest mixing bowl.
5. Add the dry ingredients alternately with butter mixture to the pumpkin mixture, stirring just enough to combine well.
6. Put in muffin tins (use the cute little muffin wrapper things – they are cute!)
7. Bake 30-40 minutes or until done (toothpick/knife/machete test).
8. Cool in the pan 10, remove muffins, let cool.

More recipes
September 26, 2008, 9:39 pm
Filed under: Food, Recipes

From tonight:

Potato Salad (of Doom!)

* 8-12 small red-skinned new potatoes, quartered and boiled: drained, skin-on, and steaming hot.
* Juice of 2 lemons.
* Delicious olive oil.
* 1 shallot, sliced thinly.
* 1 small handful capers.
* 2 handfuls dill, chopped roughly.
* Salt, fresh ground black pepper to taste.
* Optionally: handful of sea beans roughly chopped.

– While the potatoes are still hot, mix in lemon juice and olive oil.
– As the potatoes cool add in the shallots, capers, dill, sea beans, salt, and pepper.