This is a recipe for making Cincinnati-style chili, aka, Skyline chili.
When I fell asleep last night I had Amazon Prime Video running on my tablet. Then when I woke up at some time during the night, there was a squirrel talking in a kitchen, and then I saw that he was talking to Robert Downey, Jr. Turns out it was this fun Alexa/Doolittle ad, supporting Toys For Tots.
(And on the Dolittle front, this Dolittle “Auditions” video provides even more fun.)
Video of the day: A deer scores a soccer goal and then celebrates.
In one of my ongoing dream series I’m a young man who works at a restaurant at night. Two nights ago I was working there when a female co-worker told me she bought a Christmas gift for me, and wanted to see if we could do a gift exchange. I hadn’t gotten her anything yet, so I said something like, “I, I ... I can’t do it right now because <insert excuse here>. How about tomorrow?”
After work I went out to buy something for her. “Think, think,” I said to myself, probing my dream memory, “what would be a nice gift?” Then I remembered that a few weeks ago she told me about something she always wanted when she was younger, so I went out and found that item, and wrapped it up.
Last night we exchanged gifts during a break at work. She opened hers first, and when she saw it she began to cry. “Uh-oh,” I thought, “now you’ve gone and made her cry. This might not be good.” But then she said it was beautiful and thoughtful, and said her gift to me was nothing compared to it.
Tonight I think I’m going to call in sick to work, or maybe just stay up all night and binge-watch Stranger Things.
~ December 13, 2017
I normally don’t like to have sales on my books, but the short story is that the PDF version of Functional Programming, Simplified is currently on sale for $15.
This dinosaur Make A Wish birthday card reminds me of a dream I once had.
Started the drive back to Colorado at 5:50am EST Tuesday in Kentucky. Waited out the morning’s nasty snowstorm with some old-timers and truckers at a McD’s in Georgetown, Indiana.
Got tired of waiting, so when the snow let up a little I got back in the car. Maneuvered through snow-and-ice induced wrecks between Corydon and Evansville. Wanted to kiss the ground when it finally got dry after 11am. Drove through the sunset in Kansas, then followed the truckers, the Moon, and stars across the rest of Kansas and Colorado, arrived home at 12:20am MST Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing if the mountains are white whenever I wake up.
Sunrise on the road, December 10, 2013. Somewhere in Kansas.
Farewell! If ne’er I see thee more,
Though distant calls my flight impel,
I shall not less thy grace adore,
So friend forever fare thee well.
Farewell, alas, the tragic sound,
Has many a tender bosom torn,
While desolation spread around,
Deserted friendship left to mourn.
Alas! and if we sure must part,
Far separated long to dwell,
I leave thee with a broken heart,
So friend forever fare thee well.
~ part of a poem i heard on Northern Exposure
As a brief note, if you ever need to use a different column separator when creating a table in Asciidoc, you can do so by specific the
separator field in the table preamble.
For example, in the following Asciidoc table I can’t use the default pipe character
| to separate the table columns, because I need to use that character in the content inside the table, so I set the separator character to be
<<methods_to_combine_cmds>> lists the ... .Methods to combine external commands [[methods_to_combine_cmds]] [cols=",",options="header",separator=:,] |=============================== :Methods :Description :`cmd1 #| cmd2` :The output of the first ... :`cmd1 ### cmd2` :`cmd1` and `cmd2` will be ... :`cmd1 #> cmd2` :Normally used to write to ... :`cmd1 #&& cmd2` :Run `cmd2` if `cmd1` runs ... :`cmd1 #|| cmd2` :Run `cmd2` if `cmd1` ... :`cmd1 #&& cmd2 #|| cmd3` :Run `cmd2` is ... |===============================
I shortened that content so you don’t have to read through all the non-essential text, but the image shows the actual resulting Asciidoc table.
In summary, if you needed to see how to create an Asciidoc table with a non-default table column separator, I hope this example is helpful.