1. If anyone's wondering what AOL actually do anymore, this screenshot I dug out from a few weeks ago should explain things:

  2. Bagel dough didn’t rise much (think I killed the yeast with too hot water) so tried pittas instead. Verdict: success!

  3. Latest exciting purchase: a measuring thing for measuring things! First application is recording the amount of rubbish I produce daily.

  4. More awful recipe site , this time even worse with both a near-opaque overlay and one of those stupid app download plea things.

    When will these people realise that, having clicked on a recipe permalink from a search engine, the task in my mind is “learn about a recipe”. Viewing an app in the App Store (yep, that’s not even a download button, so there’s another useless step) or going to a completely different website is not going to help me achieve that task.

    Then again, neither is writing this note. But it’s good therapy, and works up an appetite for the tasty wraps I’m about to make…

    Update: I only just noticed that the app plea is for a *paid* app — even less relevant to the task in hand.

  5. Digging through some mailing list archives I pulled recently revealed some familiar faces, some interesting stories and SO MUCH amazing information lost in the depths of the web.