In which I make some vegan flapjacks...
Several of my colleagues are vegan so what better excuse to modify a traditional recipe?
- 300 g (10 oz) oats
- 175 g (6 oz) brown sugar
- 175 ml (6 fl oz) vegetable oil
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
In which I discuss mapping a whole new worrrld ♪♫♬...
Generally I like to start a campaign with the world still in my head and get a feel for it before setting locations in stone. There comes a time, however, when your players need to leave their starting locations and you have to stop being wishy-washy about how long travel takes. That is when a map is called for. This is a guide on how to generate the kind of map I like using Photoshop and some select tools.
In which I post a reference, mostly for myself, on how to update my chosen media server...
I'm not going to cover how to install Plex on FreeNAS as it is very easy using the plugins system explained in the docs.
Upgrading, however, is a different issue. While the plugin does get updates that will preserve your data they are often quite behind the release schedule of the Plex team. Also I have had issues with some of my Plex plugins (like Trakt.tv) after using this upgrade method. In the past I have tried a hodgepodge of different methods to acheive it but now the most reliable method is using the PMS Updater script.
In which I get some download tracking for my podcasts...
If you listen to podcasts you won't be surprised to hear adverts for Squarespace's hosting platform. It's also what this website and my associated podcasts run on. The inbuilt analytics are pretty decent but when it comes to RSS feeds for podcasts they suffer from all the limitations that tracking RSS has.
Podtrac is a service that aims to fix this. Unfortunately it used to be a massive faff to get it working with Squarespace. Fortunately following the latest update to the platform it is now really easy.
In which I post a scrambled eggs experiment at Mike's behest...
For many years I have been making a variation on Gordon Ramsay's scrambled eggs.
In which I review the year that was...
It's been a pretty exciting year for me. I've started two podcasts, changed jobs and started reviewing food and drink for Luxury London. Less travel in my new job means that I've been able to spend more of my spare time on my side projects. All in all that's lead to:
And I'm hoping there will be many more in 2018.