The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Yeah, and a cigar is just a cigar

There are times when I wish I was still running my sites on tower, a 486 based system running at 33MHz with 32M of RAM and a 17G harddrive. That way, when somebody complains that their server isn't a quad-4GHz CPU monster with 3G of RAM and a few terabytes of diskspace, I can shove tower where the sun don't shine and mock their inadequacies, unless, of course, they're running a site like Slashdot (which of course, they're not).


“You mean they sell more than just this type?”

Of course, not all is bad:

I wrote about the state of the Thin Mint two years ago. I promised an all-natural Thin Mint recipe for you. It took me two years, but as promised, here it is … No shortening, no trans-fats from partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, no weird, processed cake mix cookies—just good old-fashioned butter, cocoa, vanilla, sugar, chocolate, whole grain flour! and peppermint turned into delicious, thin minty goodness.

Via flutterby, Thin Mint Recipe—homemade and all-natural

These are one of my favorite cookies (and for the last few years we've bought an entire case of 'em and stored 'em in the freezer so we could have delicious Thin Mint Goodness all-year round) but an actual recipie?

Oh my!

There's only one down side …

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[It's the most wonderful time of the year!]

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