Ingo Zamperoni did a great job showing the different political views in Italy in this little documentary. (German dubbing only.)

Does anyone have any experience with SmellWell or similar products? Our son is suffering from rather smelly shoes.

Big shock today. Our ten years old didn’t get home from school today. I drove around searching for him. Police was involved. He came home two hours late due to a bus mixup. We are glad he’s safe. But man did I NOT need that adrenaline rush.

At the radiology department getting a thorax scan. The joys of regular checkups.

Man, I am very much not a social person. We have a school celebration today and I couldn’t care less about “talking to people”.

I‘ve stumbled upon a great German cooking channel and have binge watched it for days now. Check it out: Kochen im Tal

Big kids flea market today in Geinsheim. Come around. Have some drinks and some good food, because it is also Kerwe (our local country fair).

Sweating again poolside while our little one learns swimming. The downside of peritoneal dialysis. No pool diving for me. 🤿

I wanted to show my mom what AI generated art is about and asked Midjourney to come up with „a young looking 80 years old woman sitting at a wooden desk drinking coffee“ (had to add the young looking after my mom complained that she doesn’t look old 😁).

Gotta love Midjourney. AI generated art is fun to play with.

This will be us in about 2 hours if all goes well. Barbie movie if anyone is interested. 📽

Hmm…home made burgers tonight? 🍔

I‘ve started to write again. Feels nice. It is a bit slow and tedious, but I do enjoy using Ulysses again. Also using ChatGPT as a writing coach is fun. 📝

Goulash Vienna Style

I am uncertain if I ever posted this, but I just found this write-up of one of my favourite recipes. It always reminds me of home.

Serves 4

Takes at least 3 hours, better more

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg beef
  • 800g onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon caraway
  • 1 tablespoon marjoram
  • 4 tablespoon paprika powder
  • 1 tablespoon (white wine) vinegar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • lard or sunflower seed oil
  • broth

Directions

  • Dice the onions into rough cubes.
  • Dice the beef into 2-4 cm cubes
  • Heat the lard/oil and fry the onions slowly to a dark brown. Don’t burn them!
  • Purée the onions with a mixer or immersion blender
  • Add the cut up garlic, caraway, marjoram, paprika, and vinegar and mix well
  • add a bit of water and let it simmer for 1,5h to let the flavours develop
  • After the 1,5h is up, add the meat and fill with water or broth. The amount is a bit to taste. The meat should still be visible and not swim in water. Add too much and the sauce gets too thin, add too little and you can always thin it later.
  • Simmer for 3 hours or more on low heat. The longer, the better. In the end, you should have a nice deep red colour and a layer of fat swimming on the top.
  • Stir everything to mix in the fat.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Best prepared the day before. Or even two days before. It gets better with every re-heating.

Eat with baguette, pasta or spätzle. Some heathens eat it with rice.

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Now for an image that is attached to the Ulysses post. I expect this to fail, but let‘s see.

Self-portrait

Dave Kellet‘s Gift to me. A drawing of Nosh.

Image posting test. Since is just a simple URL, I expect it to work without any issues.

Micro.blog posting test

I will be posting a couple of tests now. Please disregard.

- The Author

Chris Ramsay is doing some amazing documentary work on Project Stargate and Remote Viewing.

Area52 Patreon with lots of uncut interview footage and remote viewing experiments by Chris himself

Area52 YouTube Channel with properly edited documentary episodes

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Really undecided on how to proceed. On one hand simply using Micro.blog for blogging is easy and simple. On the other using my own blog setup scratches my nerd itch and saves me $5 a month.

I‘d like to consider myself a writer, yet have not really written anything in years. I‘d like to consider myself a coder, yet haven‘t coded anything in years. What am I these days? 🧐

I finally managed to get babylondreams.de up and running again. I replaced the old Kirby CMS site with a simple HTML based version. My Kirby version was too old to run under modern PHP and upgrading Kirby to a more recent version did my head in. So no more Kirby and all HTML. At least I can edit that directly if I need to.

So let me get this straight, @sunlit is a photo sharing app that does not allow me to take photos? That seems rather limiting, doesn‘t it? 📷

Small town politicians are the worst. Listening to one discuss with my wife right now. The level of hubris and „you have no idea what you are talking about“ is astounding.

Drawing box at our local IKEA. 🎨

I remember Twitter clients having some sort of timeline sync. Was it called Tweetmarker? I wonder if Micro.blog supports something similar @manton? Currently I am scrolling past read posts on different apps and different devices each time I am checking my timeline.