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Kanji Quiz – 漢字クイズ

For quite some time now I’ve used and enjoyed Philip Brown’s JDrill.  It’s a nifty Java program that lets me practice/learn/remember Japanese Kanji characters.  I keep a shortcut to it on all my monitors. There’s a rather obnoxious euphemism: “as … Continue reading

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ThinkPad X280: First Look

(Draft of Lenovo forum blog article) X280 and USB-C charger Another year, another CES, and another pre-production laptop to test and enjoy.  This year it’s a high-spec X280.  The below is not a review – more of a quick survey … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary ThinkPad

The “Retro” has arrived 🙂 I haven’t laid hands on one yet.  Looking forward to giving that classic  – but updated – keyboard and TrackPoint a test run. That’s what I miss most with recent ThinkPads: the 7-row keyboard.  And … Continue reading

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Our favorite spin on this old standard: Not the typical floating-in-tomato-sauce version.  That’s not bad… this is better 🙂 4 red or yellow bell peppers.  Green if you like but they are just unripe colored peppers and can be bitter. … Continue reading

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Stinky Spuds

One of my favorites, especially now when the garden provides potatoes, onions, and peppers.  Goes great with grilled chicken, ribs, whatever floats your boat. I’ll skip the measurements… Spuds – chopped/diced/sliced per your whim – raw fried in olive oil. … Continue reading

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