French Silk Pie

Somehow I have omitted my signature recipe from my blog. It is online, but not linked, except from Google+, and that’s a serious oversight. So, here is a link to my French Silk Pie recipe.

Warning: this contains raw eggs. I always use fresh organic eggs.

Also, this is really easy with a stand mixer. With a hand mixer, it will take more like 6 to 8 minutes per egg to beat enough air into the mousse. I’m sure it’s possible to make this with a whisk, but I wouldn’t try.

Colouring Calacas

So there’s this thing on Google+ going around, where Carolyn Curtis has been drawing Calaca skulls from the Mexican Day of the Dead from people’s profile pictures or other photo. Carolyn is doing black and white drawings. I’ve coloured a couple of them for people. Here’s one of my friend Mz Maau.


A Year of Blue Hair

And purple and green… I can’t imagine going back.

I Still Have Blue Hair

It’s six months now and my hair is still multicolored, with the dominant color being blue, but with green and purple showing.

Vi Hart Is Amazing

I’ve been following her YouTube channel for awhile now. She’s basically the modern Martin Gardner, but without the sour waspishness that he developed later in life.

I first noticed her with one of her “Doodling in Math Class” videos (I think this one: Connecting Dots), but then, since I’ve been into Flexagons since my 7th grade math teacher taught us about them back in 1972 (thank you Mr. Woodworth!) I started following her with her flexagon series with the first one, Hexaflexagons.

This one is particularly thought provoking: Pi Is Still Wrong.

Just thought I should share.

My Third Kindle

My Kindle PaperWhite arrived today. I wasn’t expecting it until Wednesday. So far, it’s nice, but it’ll take a bit adjusting to a touch screen interface. I’m not sure it’s a good idea to get rid of buttons. I’m curious how the lighting will work in a dark room.

Female Musicians in History

My friend Gwyneth has a good article about female musicians in history, with some nice photos of women musicians from the Ren Fest.

http://feralflute.blogspot.com/2012/09/female-musicians-in-history.html

The Barefoot Gardener

Sandra, a friend of mine, has a nice post about autumn on her blog: http://barefootgrdnr.blogspot.com/

Blue Hair

As you can see by my profile picture, I decided to color my entire head blue, with some purple and green here and there. It’s been a month, and I’m really enjoying it. It is fading somewhat, but still very bright. There is a certain amount of regrowth, and I’ll be bleaching my roots and recoloring it this weekend. More of the same, I think.

Blue Hair

Another status update

H&H Color Lab offered me a position in December, so I’ve been an employee rather than a contractor since then. I’ve been awfully busy working on their desktop apps.

But we did get a Sea Glass Look and Feel release out in our copious free time. We are now at version 0.2.

Since I can’t seem to get much control over other parts of my life, I’ve been coloring blue streaks in my hair. I’m thinking of doing a lot more of that anon.