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Andy Baio

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Today's my 40th birthday, and all I want is yᴏᴜʀ ᴄʟɪᴩʙᴏᴀʀᴅ! Hit reply and paste—NO EDITING! ✂


Appropriate Tributes

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@gRegorLove COMPACT DISCS FOR THE COMPACT DISC GOD

@godtributes That’s now how this works.

That’s not how any of this works.


I got a Star Wars record player on Record Store Day!



“It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to desist from it either” Ethics of the Fathers 2:16



Ricardo Mendes

Ricardo Mendes on www.rmendes.net

The ultimate #Mastodon & #Twitter & Facebook #POSSE test ! all from the great @withknown social blog engine ! #indieweb

I tried to send a webmention for a like of this post and got a 400 error: {"error":"source_not_supported","error_text":"Could not interpret source as a comment."}

The like post is here: https://gregorlove.com/2017/04/star-the-ultimate-mastodon-twitter/



Hey, Bellingham! Reminder that Whatcom Refugee Support Network has a meeting this Sunday, 6:30pm. http://mailchi.mp/f7257c4b20c3/join-us-for-our-meeting-this-sunday


Throwback Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs

MENERGY!



TIL there is a LOST parody on TBS going into its second season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWcdfpDdf0E


LOST nerd here! I'm not sure where the information about Damon Lindeloff leaving the show came from. As far as I know, he and Carlton Cuse were showrunners all six seasons and had writing credits for episodes in each season. They had a "series Bible" from early on with the overarching story, so I don't think they got lost (hiyooo!) along the way. There definitely were times in seasons 2+3 where they weren't sure if they were going to get renewed, so there was an odd balance of trying to tell the overarching story without knowing how many episodes they had left to do so. I also think the finale is commonly misunderstood, but I'll spare a longer comment about that. ;)


Robert Reich posted on 2017-04-16:

Update for Trump Voters #2

1. He told you NATO was “obsolete,” claiming it doesn’t fight terrorism. You bought it. Now he says NATO is “no longer obsolete.”

2. He told you he’d “bring down drug prices” by making deals with drug companies. You bought it. Now the White House says that promise is “inoperative.”

3. He said he’d close “special interest loopholes that have been so good for Wall Street investors but unfair to American workers." You bought it. Then he picked a Wall Street financier Stephen Schwarzman to run his strategic and policy forum, who compares closing those loopholes to Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

4. He said that on Day One he’d label China a “currency manipulator.” You bought it. Then he met with China’s president and declared "China is not a currency manipulator."

5. He said he’d “renegotiate NAFTA” on Day One. You bought it. He hasn't.

6. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

7. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

8. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses, along with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who are crafting new policies for the same industries they recently worked for.

9. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

10. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

11. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

12. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, travels to promote his properties at taxpayer expense, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

13. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

14. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

15. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained.

16. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

17. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.



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gRegor Morrill

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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili Ingredients 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken 2 x 15 oz cans great northern beans (or navy beans) 15 oz can of hominy (or white corn) 1.25 oz envelope of taco seasoning 4.5 oz can of chopped green chilies 10.75 oz can of condensed cream of chicken soup 14 oz can of chicken broth Instructions Place chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker. Top with beans and corn. In a medium bowl, combine taco seasoning, chilies, condensed soup, and chicken broth. Pour over top of ingredients in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Before serving, stir gently to break up chicken, then stir in the sour cream. Serve topped with green onions and jack cheese, if desired. via food.com

The original recipe says to cook 8 to 10 hours, but I've always found it ready earlier, so I listed a shorter cooking time. I will often drain the hominy, too, so it’s less soupy. Sometimes I will serve it over rice.


Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • 2 × 15 oz cans great northern beans (or navy beans)
  • 15 oz can of hominy (or white corn)
  • 1.25 oz envelope of taco seasoning
  • 4.5 oz can of chopped green chilies
  • 10.75 oz can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 14 oz can of chicken broth
  • 0.5 cup of sour cream
  • chopped green onion (optional)
  • monterey jack cheese (optional)

Instructions

Place chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker. Top with beans and corn. In a medium bowl, combine taco seasoning, chilies, condensed soup, and chicken broth. Pour over top of ingredients in the crock pot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Before serving, stir gently to break up chicken, then stir in the sour cream. Serve topped with green onions and jack cheese, if desired.

via food.com


My site is apparently having trouble reading Aaron’s site. I’m getting a timeout error with fsockopen(). At first I thought it was an issue reading https sites, but I don't have the problem connecting to Marty’s site or https://pin13.net. The latter is the same IP as Aaron’s site. I've bumped the timeout to 60s but I'm still getting the same result. Any suggestions?

Updated 4/17, 11:35AM:
Aaron removed the IPv6 DNS record because he doesn't have a web server listening at that address. Sounds like fsockopen() was behaving correctly, then. I'm able to connect and send webmentions to him again.

Updated April 13, 5:27PM:
I'm thinking it has to do with IPv6 on Aaron’s domain. Perhaps fsockopen is using the first IP it discovers, despite there not being a web server listening on IPv6. I can use socket_create() to open a connection to the IPv4 address.

Debug info:

PHP version: 5.6.29
allow_url_fopen set to: 1
Code: $fp = fsockopen($domain, $port, $error_number, $error_string, 30);

fsockopen pin13.net port 443.
fsockopen successful

fsockopen martymcgui.re port 443.
fsockopen successful

fsockopen aaronparecki.com port 443.
Error: Connection timed out (110)

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