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spencerflem  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big Livestream party ideas

Oooh, never played that but maybe! I'll check it out :)

spencerflem  ·  61 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Big Livestream party ideas

probably not helpful, but I've always wanted to put together a text-based MUD that works essentially like an overcomplicated discord. you walk into actual rooms etc..

spencerflem  ·  71 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 25, 2020

This quarantine has been a trip. Already have a ton of weird feelings about it and its only 2 weeks in. Another (3?) months to go!

Days 1-3 - fine, but a shame I won't be able to see my friends from home in person. Waste a lot of time playing Darkest Dungeon.

Day 4 - oh snap - if this goes past graduation i will never see most of my Gainesville friends ever again ~ not a good day

Day 5 - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Day 6,7 - All the homework piles up, finally have to do it. Felt a lot less bad about the quarantine since i'd be inside all day anyways.

Day 8 - Feel guilty about feeling bad about he quarantine since we're basically fine and several acquaintances now have sick relatives or are out of work.

Day 9 - Discord channels! Finally set up a few, and honestly just idling in voice chat while doing homework or single player video games and not even really talking much has made a huge difference.

Days 10+ ...? tbd

spencerflem  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bread + Cheese (too much?)

Straight outta cooks illustrated:

4 cups bread flour (22 ounces) plus additional for dusting work surface

2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast (1 envelope)

1 ½ teaspoons table salt 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 ½ cups water plus 1 tablespoon (12 1/2 ounces), 105 degrees

3 medium cloves Garlic, pressed through garlic press or minced (about 1 tablespoon)

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

15 ounces whole-milk ricotta (1 container)

8 ounces shredded fresh mozzarella (2 cups)

1 ½ ounces grated Parmesan cheese (about 3/4 cup)

1 large egg yolk

1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano leaves

¼ teaspoon table salt ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

extra-virgin olive oil for brushing shaped calzones kosher salt for sprinkling

MAKES SIX 9 BY 4-INCH CALZONES

1. FOR THE DOUGH (see below for food processor method): In bowl of standing mixer, whisk flour, yeast, and salt to combine. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer; with mixer running at medium-low speed, add olive oil, then gradually add water; continue to mix until mixture comes together and smooth, elastic dough forms, about 10 minutes. Lightly spray large bowl with nonstick cooking spray; form dough into ball, transfer it to bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and let rise in warm spot until doubled in size, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

2. FOR THE FILLING: While dough rises, stir together garlic, olive oil, and red pepper flakes in 8-inch skillet over medium heat until garlic is fragrant and sizzling and mixture registers 200 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Transfer to small bowl and cool until warm, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

3. In medium bowl, stir together cheeses, egg yolk, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cooled -garlic-pepper oil until combined; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

4. Adjust oven rack to lowest position, set pizza stone on oven rack, and heat oven to 500 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray parchment lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Turn risen dough out onto unfloured work surface. Divide dough in half, then cut each half into thirds. Gently reshape each piece of dough into ball. Transfer to baking sheet and cover with plastic wrap lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Let dough rest at least 15 minutes but no more than 30 minutes.

5. Cut eight 9-inch squares of parchment paper. Working with one piece of dough at a time and keeping other pieces covered, follow illustration 1 to roll dough into 9-inch round. Set round onto parchment square and cover with another parchment square; roll out another dough ball, set dough round on top of first, and cover with parchment square. Repeat to form stack of 3 rounds, covering top round with parchment square. Form second stack of 3 with remaining dough balls and parchment squares.

6. Remove top parchment square from first stack of dough rounds and place rounds with parchment beneath on work surface; if dough rounds have shrunk, gently and evenly roll out again to 9-inch rounds. Following illustrations 2 through 6, form calzones. With pastry brush, brush tops and sides of calzones with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with salt. Trim excess parchment paper; slide calzones on parchment onto pizza peel or rimless baking sheet, then slide calzones with parchment onto hot pizza stone, evenly spacing them apart. Bake until golden brown, about 11 minutes; use pizza peel or rimless baking sheet to remove calzones with parchment to wire rack. Remove parchment, cool 5 minutes, and serve. While first batch bakes, form second batch and bake after removing first batch.

FOOD PROCESSOR METHOD: Made in an 11-cup cup food processor, the dough bakes up with slightly less chew than we like.

Alternative Step 1: Pulse flour, yeast, and salt to combine, about five 1-second pulses. While pulsing, add olive oil through feed tube, then gradually add water; continue pulsing until dough forms ball, then process until smooth and elastic, about 30 seconds. Turn dough out onto lightly floured work surface and knead by hand a few turns to form smooth, round ball. Transfer dough to oiled bowl and proceed from step 2.

spencerflem  ·  83 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ask Hubski: Should I Cancel Everything?

That's a relief, thanks so much for the advice. Definitely going to play it safe with things but glad to know we aren't at cancel-the-world yet.

spencerflem  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski COVID-19 Round-Up #1

Yeah, ours was last week, went to some museums in Altanta which in retrospect may have been a bad idea

spencerflem  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski COVID-19 Round-Up #1

UF / Gainesville FL classes are online only as of next Monday and students are instructed to head home.

spencerflem  ·  91 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 4, 2020

General Looming Dread: Graduation Edition

Graduation is coming up in a few months and it's giving me a sort of pensive fear that maybe things won't be that great once everyone I've been around the past four years leaves.

There's still the 2 discord groups I'm in from Melbourne / High School and I'm sure we'll have a college discord group set up after graduation, but it can't possibly be the same.

In job news: recently accepted a position at Freedom Scientific up in St. Pete / Clearwater FL, across a bridge from Tampa. The company seems great and I'll probably enjoy working there but I'm scared of St. Pete.

From my limited time there, it seems like there's really no urban walkable areas, so anything is going to be a drive and there's a lot of highways. Im trying to be optimistic because it really might be fine but I'm worried it will be isolating, especially since I'll be going there knowing exactly nobody. How do people meet people outside of schools?

On the upside: in Atlanta for the next few days, having a good time, & looking for things to do!

spencerflem  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Swagalicious Expeditious Make Them T-Shirts CircleDot

Omg yes!!! Tshirt size: L

This will go amazing with my hubski bumper sticker

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spencerflem  ·  141 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 15, 2020

battle of the bands!

Had the joy of being part of Gainesville's Worst Show Ever 3 last week, a three hour musical extravaganza where the worst performance wins.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nef5x_1KJ51HC5Dy5MKKWqtdW4QaEa9z/view?usp=sharing

It was very fun :)

We had two people who knew what they were doing, 3 who didn't, and one man on the musical blender

spencerflem  ·  154 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Got any New Year's resolutions, Hubski?

Reading!

I've followed the typical path of reading a ton in elementary school until Middle / High School where it becomes an intollerable chore and the only books you are allowed to read are "classics" which no matter how good they may be, are very difficult to appreciate when your grade is being held hostage by memorizing character's names and major themes.

I've finally gotten to the point in my engineering degree where I never have to read another book again and kinda miss it now.

Anyways, point is - one book a month. Easy, punchy, measurable. Trying to make this my first new year's resolution that actually gets done. And if you have any book reccomendations I'd love to hear them, otherwise will be reading though previous #bookclub posts :)

spencerflem  ·  161 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 25, 2019

merry christamas (+ holidays) and i love you all

spencerflem  ·  162 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 354th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Just got a chance to listen to Spring Heeled Jack, and really digged it, thanks for sharing it!