Hello world!

I’ve moved my blog over to Phpizza.com. I like this domain. I like it a lot.

Servers... and a new PC

I’ve started renting a couple servers, one with AlienLayer (I don’t recommend them, terrible service), and DigitalOcean ($4 more than AlienLayer, worth $100s more). I got the one on DigitalOcean to replace the AlienLayer one, I’ll be closing the AlienLayer server in a week or two (before I pay for my second month).

The new server is hosting Cubik Network, and the new CubikCraft Minecraft server (CraftBukkit 1.5.2 RC2). I’ve got the old server running a Freenet node, ‘cause why not, I’ll be killing the thing in a few days anyway.

Also, I just bought some hardware to build a new desktop. This will be my first desktop in the last 7 years… wow. Anyway, it’s got some decent hardware, I’ll be able to max out any game that’s out right now, no problem. Not much RAM or HD space, but I’ll likely be adding much more of those within a few months.

It’s cool to have a blog no one reads.

Moved to Utah!

This is almost a year late, but I just haven’t really cared to update my blog. Not really sure why I’m doing it now, not like anyone even reads it…. but anyway, I’m living in Utah now! I grew up in Utah, then lived in Montana through high school (awesome place, totally recommend living there), and now I’m back in Utah.

I recently (1½ months ago) got a job at Thrive Life as a web developer, and I really like it there.

Got my domain back!

I got my imalan.tk domain back again. I’ve set it up to just redirect here, so it doesn’t really change anything, but at least now I get emails through it again. Almost lost a job offer because of that domain loss (though I didn’t take the job anyway).

Fast Soft Pretzels

These aren’t as good as the other soft pretzels I posted</a>, but they’re a lot quicker and easier to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ tsp yeast
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp + 2 tsp water
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1¾-2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp egg (~1 egg)
  • ½ tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp course salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Grease one large jelly roll pan
  3. In mixer bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water ‘til dissolved
  4. Mix in sugar, salt, and ½ cup flour.  Continue to add flour in ¼ cup bits until batter turns to dough.  Blend each ¼ cup thoroughly before adding the next. You will know if you have enough flour if 1) Mix “cleans” the inside of the bowl 2) Dough doesn’t stick to fingers
  5. When dough is no longer sticky, it can be kneaded in mixer bowl with the dough hook for 3-4 minutes
  6. Divide dough into 6 equal parts, roll each piece to about 15” long and from into a pretzel shape
  7. Place pretzels 3” apart on baking sheet
  8. Brush pretzels with an egg wash and sprinkle with course salt if desired
  9. Bake 12-15 minutes