Monthly Archives: March 2017

Justified Gallery

Just installed a plugin of the same name because the galleries created in WordPress doesn't include slideshow or lightbox features. This plugin also automatically resizes the thumbnails so everything comes out nice and square.

Chicken Tender Wrap

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Food of the Gods

Testing gallery creation will also be testing the Chicken Tender Wrap.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large burrito-size tortilla
  • Diced plum tomatoes
  • Chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 2 Chicken Tenders
  • Ranch dressing
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  • White rice
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put two frozen chicken tenders in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 1m30.
  2. Put the tortilla wrap you’re using on a plate.  Spread some diced tomatoes and chopped lettuce as a base.
  3. Take the (now hot) chicken out of the microwave, and put it in some hot oil in a skillet over medium heat for about 30-45 seconds per side.
  4. Take the chicken tenders out of the oil, put them on a cutting board, and chop them into maybe ½” chunks.
  5. In the same microwave safe bowl, put approximately equal quantities of white rice, and then shredded cheddar cheese in, and microwave for 1m30.
  6. Spread the chicken on top of the lettuce on the wrap.  Add your desired quantities of ranch dressing and hot sauce.
  7. Take the melted cheese and rice out of the microwave and combine it with a spoon until it’s mixed.  Add this on top of the chicken.
  8. Wrap, folding the edges, and slice it on a bias.  Enjoy!

Disclaimer: You’ll want a bigger tortilla than I’m using in the pictures.  I wound up having way too much stuff in it, and had to split it into two wraps after trying to wrap it.

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A stitch in time will save nine.
--Betsy Ross

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Testing Math Captcha

I had some problems with the New Thread Form and have since straightened them out. I just needed to check out one of its subsystems, the Human Check.  I did so by inserting a wrong answer in the Math Captcha.  It caught the error and returned, "The entered sum is not correct". So what's the problem? When I clicked submit post the page reloaded, when it finished reloading all the text in the filled out fields was gone, empty, disappeared. It showed the error, good thing but wiped out all my work, minimal as it was, not good!

The script is supposed throw the error without a page reload, I will put it on my to do list, in the mean time, just enter the right sum or log in to post and you don't even have to deal with the math captcha.

MOBY Melville

Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville, published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance. Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler the Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. The novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author's death in 1891, but during the 20th century, its reputation as a Great American Novel was established. William Faulkner confessed he wished he had written it himself, and D. H. Lawrence called it "one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the greatest book of the sea ever written". "Call me Ishmael" is among world literature's most famous opening sentences.

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Inspiration is a spark. A flash of light. Ignition. But without the proper mixture of oxygen and fuel, inspiration both lives and dies in the same instant. My life, my experiences, my research; these things are fertile soil for the great blog posts hidden within me. I carry them always and they are present when I sit down to do my work.

But all too often, it’s a struggle. The raw material is there, but the inspiration is not. The oxygen is abundant, but the fuel is scarce. And I’m left wondering, “How?”

How do I harvest? How do I sift and pan? How do I mine the caverns within me for intellectual and emotional gems? How do I… write?

Or perhaps a better question is, how do you? Yes, you, my kindred blog reader. Surely, you are similar. Surely, you’ve wrestled the Great Muse down to the dusty earth, and won.

I know this: it starts before I sit down to type. Great posts begin with significant life challenges. With weighty problems to solve. With an urgent need or a mature discontent with the way things are today. Yes, I think all great posts begin before words are written.

So get up, reader. Walk away from your keyboard, and live.

Only then can you give life… to words.