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Thoughts on Educated (by Tara Westover)

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I have mixed feelings about the book Educated by Tara Westover. I didn’t enjoy the book story-wise , reading about “strange” things happening in her family and different views between her and their parents and how these frictions caused her emotional unrest. For example: Her father was a religious fanatic who didn’t trust government establishments (schools, hospitals) so...

Thought on The Tower of the Swallows by Andrzej Sapkowski

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The Tower of the Swallows is a 4th book in a fantasy saga The Witcher written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Compared to the previous books in a saga to me it has more plot, is the bloodiest one, has a lot more characters which are thrown in the plot and doesn’t have long-lasting effect. And for my taste it’s too much non-linear because I struggled a lot connecting the dots which...

Installing Apache, PHP and MariaDB on Windows manually

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These are the steps I took to install my own (local) web development setup on Windows. I moved away from XAMPP or WAMP installation packages because I want to have a way to change software version of each components easier and registering them as a Windows services. Downloaded the latest version of software: Apache, PHP and MariaDB. I didn’t had to install appropriate Visual Studio...

First bake of 2019 and thoughts on pizza steel

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It’s January 2nd and I have already baked a sourdough bread which I made dough for it a day before in an evening. I have used 15 % wholegrain spelt flour, 8 % rye flour, 55 % all-purpose flour and 22 % organic wheat flour – this amounted to 600 g of flour and I’ve used 75 % hydration. I usually use only organic types of flour but there were almost none of it at home except of...

Baking with sourdough, update

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It’s been well over a year since I’ve been baking sourdough bread (also bread in general) and I can happily report that the final product improves steadily both in taste, texture and look with each new month of bake. What is sourdough bread? Sourdough bread is a type of bread that is leavened naturally, without commercial yeast. It’s leavened with “sourdough starter”...

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