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dbingham  ·  4258 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What every day tool do you consider indispensable that you once did not?
Thanks for posting it! Yeah, you didn't quite do it right. In short form ingredients need to each have their separate line (not be comma separated). If you log in, you can edit it. Just copy and past each ingredient into it's own ingredient field (you can add a new one by clicking "add an ingredient" in the upper right corner of the ingredients area). You can add an image after you've edited by clicking the Fridge to Food logo where the image would normally be and going to the gallery.

Rewriting the submission forms and process is the next big item on the todo list. I'm going to try to find a way to make it easier and more clear. I want to retain the detail I have, but it seems to confuse a lot of people.

dbingham  ·  4269 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What every day tool do you consider indispensable that you once did not?
Alright, that took me somewhat longer than I'd hoped. But the bug is now fixed, password retrieval is implemented and the site has been updated. Try it out and let me know!
dbingham  ·  4274 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What every day tool do you consider indispensable that you once did not?
Not yet. It's been on the todo list for a while, but I haven't tackled it. I think it's clearly needed though. There's a bug that I feel like I've fixed two or three times that causes people's passwords to be reset when they edit their profiles. I should have password retrieval done by early tomorrow afternoon. And that bug fixed shortly after that.
dbingham  ·  4274 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What every day tool do you consider indispensable that you once did not?
You guys should totally post those recipes on Fridge to Food :D
dbingham  ·  4274 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Love the new UI but...
I'm going back and forth on whether I like the new UI. On the one hand it is cleaner, in its way, than the previous list. And it certainly sets Hubski apart from Hacker News and Reddit.

But it's also really busy and a little overwhelming to my eye. I find it a little difficult to focus in on any particular link, or to decide on a reading pattern. I wind up bouncing all over the page in a very ADD fashion.

I'm getting used to it and it's nice being able to see that many more links at once. But I'm still on the fence all told.

dbingham  ·  4274 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: What every day tool do you consider indispensable that you once did not?
So not quite an everyday tool, but close enough. My Gransfors Bruks American Felling Axe. I was given it as a present after I spent part of a summer working on a trail crew that used axes to clear blow downs.

I loved working with an axe, but for several years after I got it I rarely had the opportunity. Occasionally a friend would ask me to help split wood (which isn't really what it's for, though it does it spectacularly). About a year and a half ago I joined a fledgling eco-village here in town and suddenly I've had opportunity to use it pretty frequently. I helped them clear the land with it and break down the trees we felled. I've used it at home in my own garden when I've needed to do any sort of rough wood carving or shaping. It does spectacularly well. I haven't sharpened it even once since I got it 4 years ago, and I can still shave with it. It hasn't seen a whole ton of use during that time, but it has seen enough to make that astonishing.

As I've used it, my initial fondness for the axe as a tool has developed into a deep love for it. When I've got the time and money I'm thinking about getting some other kinds of axes (such as a smaller carpenter's axe). I'm seriously thinking about building a log cabin style shed just using axes as tools, just to see if I can do it. Also, because it's so much fun to use em!