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bio website codethink.info
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I'm a sysadmin/programmer type in the greater Boston area. I know a lot about Linux and Python and web technologies, and a little about most things I can get my hands on.

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comment How can I make cheap, smooth homemade Alfredo sauce?
Ahh, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the extra information about the anti-caking agents.
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comment Why does dough break when kneading, and how to prevent/ameliorate it?
This was an odd variant of a naan recipe that I found in a cheap curry cookbook, and I wanted to try it before I start experimenting with yeast; I've yet to make any kind of yeast bread, and from what I've read it seems to be trickier. More temperature regulation and time in particular, and more needing to know what one is doing in general.
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comment How can I make cheap, smooth homemade Alfredo sauce?
I think this might have been what was happening. I'm learning pretty much everything about cooking from scratch as an adult; before reading this and putting the pieces together, I didn't know what curdling was precisely or how one might recognize that it was happening. (I'm still not completely sure, but I suppose I have a better idea.)
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comment Why does dough break when kneading, and how to prevent/ameliorate it?
That's more or less what I ended up doing. I took a bowl of hot water, and coated the surface of the dough with it, particularly the areas that had broken. After kneading a bit the process had to be repeated; a few cycles of this were enough to make the dough workable.
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comment Best meat replacements for a vegetarian/vegan?
Are you asking about replacing meats in specific dishes, or in general/nutritionally?
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