| Food and Drink Board|| What's your favorite two ingredient flavor combination? - Schwartz on 7/30/14 at 7:21 pm|
Like porks and apple, lamb and mint, bacon and...anything.
For me, right now, I don't think that fish sauce and lime juice can be beat. The perfect mixture of sour, salty, and fish guts.
What you got?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Made biscuits with rendered leaf lard. - Schwartz on 7/28/14 at 6:44 am|
frick butter or Crisco. Holy schnikes this shite is good. Plus, since I rendered my own lard, I also have a nice little pile of cracklin dust. Do yourselves a favor and give it a try, I would just suggest rendering it outside, because it can get a little porky doing it inside.
| O-T Lounge|| Smart people: What would cause a small appliance to melt like this? - Schwartz on 7/27/14 at 12:16 pm|
Fused, switched inlet. Had a 10A fuse in it. Noticed that the lights were off on the appliance, power switch was stuck, and burning smell.
Opened it up, the hot wire connector off of the switch was melted and scorched. Rest of the wire and other end of it were fine, and not hot to the touch.
| Food and Drink Board|| Latte e Miele is closed. - Schwartz on 7/22/14 at 4:43 pm|
| Food and Drink Board|| I made lamb burgers again. - Schwartz on 7/16/14 at 8:22 pm|
Made the pita and aioli from scratch. Feta from Rocking R dairy, and a little tomato relish thing.
Sweet potato fries with a Moroccan spice rub.
I'm pretty damn happy with this one....
| Food and Drink Board|| Anyone been to Franko's over by La Reyna? - Schwartz on 7/6/14 at 3:44 pm|
I'm curious. Haven't been yet, but kinda wanna try it. Is it gringo friendly enough? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Cox jacked up for anyone else? - Schwartz on 6/17/14 at 4:42 pm|
TV and Internet down. I has a sad. Perkins near Highland. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Anyone been out of Myrtle Grove recently? - Schwartz on 6/10/14 at 12:28 pm|
Going next weekend - haven't been in two years. Where's the fishing good right now down there?...
| Tech Board|| Love those all nighters. Rebuilt a VDI environment last night. I need Red Bull. - Schwartz on 6/10/14 at 9:05 am|
Long story short: storage crapped out, couldn't swing the volumes where the VDI VMs were out to a different array or from behind the piece of shite SVC. We rebuilt the entire environment overnight, 1300 VMs. No issues reported this morning.
This was a lot of not fun. ...
| O-T Lounge|| I suck at Google: who should I call to repour my back porch/patio? - Schwartz on 6/9/14 at 8:47 am|
The only company I can find is WCK. Anyone know of any other places to contact? Just need to get my back porch repoured to unfrick the grade and other stupid shite the previous owners did. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Going to try Alton Brown's steak directly on coals method again tonight. - Schwartz on 6/6/14 at 10:10 am|
He did it on Good Eats as well, but for those that haven't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5y2voEWJ6U
I think I'm going to do flat iron instead, and make some sandwiches with a roasted red pepper aioli and some arugula. Also have some leftover chimichurri that I might throw on.
| Outdoor Board|| My fat arse is going kayaking next weekend - any tips? - Schwartz on 6/6/14 at 9:17 am|
Buddy at work has two hobies, and has invited me to tag along. I've done kayak fishing before, but just with a paddle, and they were really, really short trips. Any tips particularly related to pedal drive so that I don't look like a tool?
If I can make it longer than 45 minutes, I'll consider i...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? - Schwartz on 6/4/14 at 2:59 pm|
I'm thinking salmon w/ chimichurri and roasted root vegetables. WYEI?...
| Tiger Rant|| The greatest tragedy of this coaching meltdown: no farewell game for Nola. - Schwartz on 6/2/14 at 8:46 pm|
I don't think anyone expected Saturday to be his last start in an LSU uniform. This kinda sucks ass. ...
| Tech Board|| Development nerds: I'm getting ready to start using TFS. What do I need to know? - Schwartz on 6/2/14 at 2:04 pm|
I've decided to start actually managing all of the PoSh scripts I've written, and plan on using VS Online to do so since it gives me TFS.
Since it's a blank environment, I'm not worried about breaking anything, but are there any good pointers/resources y'all think I should take a look at before ...
| Tech Board|| Who went to MS TechEd a few weeks ago? Are you sick of "cloud"? - Schwartz on 5/29/14 at 7:25 am|
I wanted to start shooting the place up every time I heard that damn word.
Some of the content was pretty cool, especially Russinovich's stuff, and the Snover/Jones PowerShell Tag Team.
I still think that the most worthwhile thing at TechEd is hanging out at the TechExpo and picking the brain...
| Money Talk|| IRS "lost" my 9465. Suck it up and pay the penalty? - Schwartz on 5/28/14 at 5:00 pm|
Penalty is not a huge sum, but it's fricking annoying. They took one payment already, but just sent me a letter stating that I have to pay within ~30 days to avoid more penalties and interest.
Been sitting on hold for 45 minutes.
Is this worth the fight, or should I just suck it up and set up ...
| Tech Board|| What's your biggest "oh...shit" moment at work as an IT Pro? - Schwartz on 5/28/14 at 8:08 am|
Worst one for me was many, many moons ago. We'd renovated our (really small) datacenter, and when stuff got moved back in the power wasn't split between the two sides of the UPS on all devices. One of those devices was a big, nasty HP SCSI DAS that was attached to the main file server, and contained...
| Tech Board|| Let's geek out on PowerShell - Schwartz on 5/27/14 at 12:50 pm|
Anyone else using it? I'm preparing to present a workshop tomorrow on it alongside some Azure.
For any IT folks not using it: you're doing it wrong....
| Food and Drink Board|| Talk me out of R'evolution - Schwartz on 5/27/14 at 10:42 am|
Looking for a Le Foret/August type experience - any reason to go somewhere other than R'evolution?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Pic of the stuff I cooked @ Red Stick Spice yesterday. - Schwartz on 5/25/14 at 2:53 pm|
It didn't suck.
1st flank steak - paprika base w/ garlic, onion, oregano, marjoram, fresh lemon zest, and some other stuff. Cooked for 13 hrs.
2nd flank steak - Cuban spice blend (from the shop, don't recall what's in it) with fresh shallots and li...
| Food and Drink Board|| This is a dumb idea, but: I'm cooking @ Red Stick Spice on Saturday - Schwartz on 5/22/14 at 3:40 pm|
Will be doing some flank steak in my immersion circulator along with some other goodies. Come say hi.
And yes, I fully expect this to result in massive amounts of ridicule. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| I need a bar in the Galleria area that has a nice patio and allows cigar smoking - Schwartz on 5/6/14 at 9:36 am|
Downing Street Pub is probably the current leader even though it's kinda far from where I want to be and I probably won't be able to bring in my own cigars since they sell them.
Anyone have a better suggestion?...
| Outdoor Board|| Spent the weekend at Paul B Johnson outside Hattiesburg. It kicked ass. - Schwartz on 5/4/14 at 5:04 pm|
Just thought y'all might enjoy the pic:
The Airstream kicks ass. Slept 3 of us without issue, was comfortable as could be (mainly thanks to the weather, I'm sure.)
I think I'm a convert, and won't be staying home every weekend anymore....
| Tiger Rant|| Just to confirm - RV parking in Lot D after 4 today is a non-issue, correct? - Schwartz on 4/25/14 at 12:50 pm|
(No real message, but I have to put something here. Whatever Lot D is called now.)...
| Outdoor Board|| NEMA L5-30 to 30AMP RV plug - anywhere to get locally? - Schwartz on 4/24/14 at 8:57 pm|
[link=(http://www.sears.com/reliance-controls-ap31rv-30-amp-l5-30-to/p-SPM6183652601?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2)]This[/link] is exactly what I need - does anyone know if Reulet or somewhere like that would have this in stock? I need it for tomorrow, so trying to get a list of places lined up to ...
| Outdoor Board|| What should I put on the rail of my M&P Pro? - Schwartz on 4/20/14 at 7:34 am|
I pretty much never carry it - just for at home, mainly.
I'm thinking a TLR-2. Is that what everyone else is doing, or are there better options?...
| O-T Lounge|| SpaceX launch NOT @ 3:58 today. Link inside. SCRUBBED - lame. - Schwartz on 4/14/14 at 1:03 pm|
[link=(http://www.spacex.com/webcast)]Webcast - should start around 2:30[/link]
This is an unmanned ISS resupply mission.
Of note, they're planning on attempting a "recovery" (simulated) of the 1st stage in which it will do a deorbit burn, and then descend in a controlled fashion in to the At...
| Food and Drink Board|| What should I do with broccoli and cauliflower tonight? - Schwartz on 4/9/14 at 5:22 pm|
I normally just roast it, but kinda want something different. What y'all got?...
| Outdoor Board|| RV storage & black water dump in BR - what y'all got? Also, 2 x 2kW or 1 x 4kW? - Schwartz on 3/15/14 at 8:29 pm|
So my parents got their Airstream, and a truck to pull it (F150 Lariat EcoBoost w/ 3.55) and now I'm trying to find them a decent place to store it since they don't have room at their house. Yeah, crappy planning, I know.
Anyone have suggestions for a place in/around BR that's not freaking $250 a...