Homemade Lattes

My favorite daily ritual is sitting on my porch in the morning and drinking a cup of coffee. I like to nerd out about making it, and read a lot of blogs about people’s coffee setups and recipes. And they’re good! But many feature expensive equipment, highly precise measurements, and the freshest of ingredients.
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A commented init.d template

Feel free to use it or improve upon it here! I’ve been setting up a lot of random services on personal servers lately and find myself reaching for SysVinit. There are other init systems but I can usually count on init.d to be on a random linux distro (Amazon Linux 1, for example does not have systemd).
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My 2018

I had an eventful 2018 and also I am not super active online, so I thought I’d share things that happened this past year. Nidya and I got engaged! 🎉 Fancy engagement photo Nidya and I met in DC 3 years ago and I am delighted to be marrying her!
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Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Here’s my grandma’s chocolate fudge recipe transcribed from her original recipe card. Ingredients 4 cups sugar 1⁄4 pound butter 1 large can pet milk (condensed milk) Two packages of chocolate chips One jar of marshmallow fluff Instructions Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil, and boil for 7 or 8 minutes.
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Notes on Setting Up Debian on my Laptop

I’ve been running Debian 9 on my laptop for the past few days and it works great! This was my first time booting Linux onto a laptop and it was not too bad. I definitely made some first-time mistakes, but after getting set up the machine has been stable and smooth.
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Getting off of Twitter

I’m getting off of Twitter, a place I love (!), but am finding too easy to obsess over. I have like five legitimate followers so this shouldn’t be a big deal, but it feels like one. Maybe I’ll come back later.

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Pico de Gallo Recipe

Nidya and I make this easy recipe for pico de gallo and it is really good! From Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Ingredients 12 ounces large tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1⁄2 inch dice 2 tablespoons finley chopped red onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped 1 teaspoon soy sauce Kosher salt Instructions Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl.
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Grandma King's Banana Bread

My grandma used to keep a box of note cards of her recipes, written in neat cursive and parceled together with a rubber band. I used to eat this banana bread for breakfast when visiting. After baking, stick a toothpick or knife in the bread to check if it’s done.
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