Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load

With the Life Diet Plan the idea is multifold, with the goals of: Prevent disease Increase metabolism and energy Control appetite Enhance natural hormone levels Diet is one part of a two-part plan, the other being exercise. Just as the diet is specific in numerous ways, so is the exercise. This then comes down to ... Read more

Climate Temperature Increase

Wet bulb temperatures of 32c means that humans have to lie down and not take part in any activities, while 35c is lethal. Not only humans will suffer but all animals and plants. The potential for ecosystem failure and food insecurity is much higher than worrying about sea-level rise. Indeed, the collapse of ocean habitats ... Read more

Can I use PPAs on Debian?

PPAs are personal package archives that allow people to distribute application packages to Ubuntu distributions. Since Ubuntu is based on Debian, and PPA packages are in the .deb format, they can theoretically be used in Debian. However, there are several complications that need to be understood: Why PPAs are not recommended for use in Debian ... Read more

Candyland for Education

Candyland is a simple board game designed for 2-4 players ages 3+. It is a simple and quick game governed completely by luck, there is no skill involved. Candyland is a race game whose goal is to get from the starting to the finish line first. The game was first designed in 1949, and has ... Read more

Upgrade and Migrate Linode

I've recently migrated between datacenters, but not using any data center tools. Rather this is specific recreation of systems and importing of data. Much cleaner, and it becomes clear that there are advantages to data center processors and database cleanliness. Clearly there are some changes using php-fpm8.2 vs. 7.4 and while the mariadb process has ... Read more


Subversion is a legacy source code control system. It is run by the Apache foundation. Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data; the simplicity of its model and usage; and its ability to support the needs ... Read more

Personal actions on anti-trust

It is important, if one believes in anti-trust, to take whatever small personal actions one may take, as a consumer. For example, migrating off the large monopoly platforms when possible. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter -> Mastodon ($10/year donation) Gmail, etc., email -> Fastmail ($50/year fee) (referral code) Github -> Sourcehut ($20/year fee) Google News -> The ... Read more

Automaticity in language, math

Fluency and automaticity Building fluency in math and language is significantly (though not exclusively) building automaticity in recognizing and recalling math facts, and the sounds, spelling, and meaning of words, respectively. Foundationally, building automaticity must in fact be based on tasks which do so. This seems obvious but isn't so, as an incisive article reveals: ... Read more

Homemade Ketchup

Ketchup is a bit expensive and full of not-so-nice ingredients (or super expensive and organic). We make ours in about 10 minutes using tomato paste, water, salt, sugar, and vinegar. One can always add more ingredients (garlic, onion, etc.), but it is not necessary. Ingredients One small can tomato paste 1/2 cup water 1 TBSP ... Read more