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New cats in the house

Sometimes you just need to take action. We have two new cats in the house. More than four months after our last cat died at a respectable age of almost 19 years, the family decided that the house was too empty and cats had to be part of our life. Our options were: getting two […]

Sourdough weekday adventures

 Time for another lesson in baking a tasty sourdough bread. Sourdough breads are all the breads I eat nowadays. My son wanted me to “score” the bread in a smiley pattern but it turned out more like a Hallowe’en monster… Anyway, this sourdough loaf was created using another rhythm than my usual “bake one sourdough bread during […]

Running Slackware 14.1 in an OpenVZ VPS

Last year I rented a OpenVZ based Virtual Private Server (VPS) for a discount price. I needed a new host to experiment with. My other Internet machine, the taper server (a QEMU virtual machine donated to me by a Slackware fan) is not meant for tinkering. It is running the Slackware Documentation Project, and I like […]

Sourdough Kaiser rolls

I am enjoying a long weekend at home – Ascension day is a national holiday and both my employer (IBM) and my customer (ASML) closed their offices on the friday following it. So I decided to experiment a bit with the bread I bake. The usual routine is that I bake three breads (two sourdough and one […]

No more cats

Goodbye dear girl. She was named “Witje”, Whitey, at birth because her fur was pure white. During her final year, the color went slowly out of her black face-mask. She survived a mysterious illness of which her sister died almost two years ago. She remained fragile after that ordeal. But very cute and adorable still. She would sleep […]