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Obligatory Post [Apr. 27th, 2007|12:04 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

It's been brought to my attention that I haven't posted in awhile.

Some bullets:
  • Going to Seattle in a few hours (3:55 pm). Much <3 to jope for offering his guest bed Friday night.
  • Continue to release a lot of code. I didn't anticipate the side-effect that ShipIt would speed up development so much... I thought it'd just make releases less painful. Turns out it makes it so less painful that it doesn't interrupt my momentum, and also I now look forward to finishing projects just so I can type "shipit". :-)
  • Motorcycle firsts recently: bridge, lane splitting in traffic, fastrak, bridge again (this time no traffic & very fast). Much <3 to motorcycle. Best mode of transportation ever.
  • New low/height of laziness/delegation reached (however you want to look at it): I got a personal assistant, found via craigslist, to do personal shopping, errands, etc. "Whatever's legal. So if you want me to drop off a kilo somewhere, I can't really help you with that..." So I've met with her twice now, lunch intro and house walk-thru to jog memory of things needing to be done/bought, and on that same day the house cleaners and gardeners also came. Delegation! Works for me. I'd feel guilty about laziness if I weren't so unstressed and getting software out the door.
  • dan_erat and I made pasta by hand on Wednesday (the weekly cooking night for anybody who wants to come), as well as this dope 3-meat ragu with dozens of vegetables that cooked for about 2 hours. Best "your mom" joke of the evening, pity that whitaker missed it... Dan: "Just keep kneading it.." Me: "Your mom just kept needing it...". Dan gave me a 5 for the pun.
  • I signed up to run the Bay-to-Breakers 12k run (7.4 miles) coming up in ~month here. I've been trying to wake up early and run, but today I missed the 7am alarm and awoke at 11am. Whoops.

[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-27 07:48 pm (UTC)
The recipe! For the ragu! It's needed! SHIP IT!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-04-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I forget the book Dan got it from. Maybe he can reply with it. :-)
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From: dan_erat
2007-04-27 08:29 pm (UTC)
It was from Mario Batali's Molto Italiano.

Going from memory: finely chop 2 yellow onions, 4 stalks celery, 2 carrots, and 4 cloves garlic; sautee at medium heat in a big pot with 1/4 cup olive oil for 5 min, until translucent.

Add 1 lb. ground veal, 1 lb. ground pork, and 4 oz. medium-ground pancetta and brown.

Add 6 oz. tomato paste, 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup dry white wine, and 1 tsp. thyme leaves. Simmer for 1-1.5 hours, then add pepper and salt.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-27 08:41 pm (UTC)
thanks very much!
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From: dan_erat
2007-04-27 11:13 pm (UTC)
sure (it's ragu Bolognese, btw)
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-04-28 01:12 am (UTC)
We have a similar bolognese recipe without so much meat, from the nanny my parents had for my brother in Bologna circa 1959. The only thing I remember from it is that the last thing to go in is a tiny amount of milk.
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[User Picture]From: jope
2007-04-28 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm not clear whether certain, umm, services are illegal, so long as they are part of a larger vaguely defined employment agreement and not individually bargained for as such. Better ask your lawyer.
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[User Picture]From: ydna
2007-04-28 02:58 am (UTC)
He needs a lawyer just to crash at your place? Sheesh. When did you get so uptight?
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[User Picture]From: jope
2007-04-28 05:13 am (UTC)
Oh, geez, did I forget to Cc you on the invite to the hookers-and-blow party being thrown for the occasion? Whoops.
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