My favorite thing about this season of Top Chef is just how wonderfully likable the chefs are. I find myself cheering for each of them as they step up to the judge’s table.
Well, except for Mularkey.
I’m interested in improving the image quality for my video calls. Sadly, no one seems to make a truly high-end webcam. The alternative seems to be mirrorless cameras and HDMI capture devices. Am I missing something?
I have successfully installed and configured pi-hole 5.0 beta on my Synology in a docker container. Bye, bye Eero ad blocking.
Per-client blocklists work great, but I still wish I could pick per-client upstream DNS.
Are you a @geteero user interested in using Pi Hole to provide network-level ad blocking? Some lessons from me:
1. Disable all Eero Secure features.
2. Disable HomeKit support in the Eero app.
3. Disable Local DNS Cache.
I also recommend reserving IP addresses for all your clients, and specifying hostnames in your Pi Hole’s /etc/hosts.
In my quest for better video conference quality, I discovered a way to use my iPhone 11 Pro as a webcam. The quality is way better than my existing Logitech. Still some tweaking to do, but very promising.
Installed some HomeKit-compatible automatic blinds from IKEA today. They work fantastically well and look really nice, too. The installation process was easy, but the configuration was a bit of a nightmare. Still, recommended!
Inspired by the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen, I’m making cured egg yolks tonight, seasoned with red pepper flakes, bay leaf, and cardamom.
With the leftover egg whites, I’m baking keto merengues flavored with vanilla, orange peel, and orange bitters.
In other news, Miami was robbed of the title in 2002, but y’all already know that, right?
Cool, so its time to block giphy's domains completely from my network using my Pi-Hole. Got it.
Seriously, though, does anyone have a good block list for Pi-Hole for all Facebook properties? Ideally, something that is maintained and kept up-to-date?
I really enjoyed the first season of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+, and the special quarantine episode that just dropped was excellent. Looking forward to more!
Our weekly delivery from Imperfect Foods included some fairly below average pears. Tonight, I sliced one up and tossed it into a tumbler of Makers Mark. Now, they’re the best pears in history. 🥃 🍐 🎉
I admit it, I am getting impatient and wrapped the currently cooking pork shoulder in foil to power through the stall. That said, in my experience, capturing that moisture and encouraging it to reabsorb into the meat is wise anyway. #TheCrutch 🐷🔥
Meat’s ready! Also, I just remembered that I had set up a home automation to play Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” on the HomePod when the meat reaches target temperature. 🤣🎸🥳⭐️
Pork shoulder is resting. Lacey is making deviled eggs. I’m drinking a blended cocktail and watching Good Eats on TV.
I’ve needed this break.
This season of Top Chef is so my jam. After tonight’s elimination, I absolutely love every remaining chef. Each of them would deserve to win it all.