January 27th, 2009

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You call this snow?

Not very impressive by Minnesota standards - maybe an inch or two of the flaky stuff, another inch of powder, and then it warmed up enough for the stuff on the roads to melt. Meh. I had to drop it into 4WD going up Duke Street this morning so I could pass people who rather obviously couldn't drive in snow but were trying anyway, but on the way home it wasn't a problem.

No work tonight; apparently it's been slow all day and they're closing early. On account of the snow. *rolls eyes*

Installed Operational Art of War last night, played a few turns of the Kharkov '42 scenario. Pretty amazing how fast the Winbox blows through the computer's side of the turns, which is gratifying.
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I guess we're not the only ones

Israel also has a problem with respect to a cultural separation between the political elites and the military, growing out of Labor's turn away from Zionism toward secularism while the majority of Israelis remain observant and Zionist. Catherine Glick of the Jerusalem Post has an interesting essay on the increasing religiosity of the IDF, why it bothers the Labor & Kadima politicians, and what they're doing about it. (Via Jerry Pournelle, who comments: "Beware the fury of the Legions". )
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Experimentation with the bread robot

Since I had most of a quart of egg nog left over from the holidays, I figured I better do something with it before it went bad. Thus, Eggnog Bread, using a variation on the lemon poppy seed recipe I've been using with some success for the past few months. Cut back on the sugar and the oil but kept the vanilla extract. Be interesting to see how this turns out - last time I made it, as I recall, I added some brandy that didn't do much to help the bread rise and didn't improve the flavor either.
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    Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
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