Captain Mashek’s “Not Your Average Pancake” Pancakes

This recipe could easily make 24+ pancakes at 1/4 cup size, but it all depends on what size you make ‘em. I generally make ‘em rather large, since I tend to cook for myself as well as my crew. In the initial creation of this recipe, I turned out 16 pancakes (four at 1 cup size, the rest at 1/2 cup size). I suggest you halve this for a family of four; this easily feeds our ship’s crew!

If you do halve it, use 1 chicken egg. Substitute the 1 duck egg for 2 chicken eggs, if you do not have access to duck eggs.

  • 3.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 7 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 duck egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the baking powder, flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in the melted butter, milk, and egg.
  3. Mix until smooth.
  4. Heat lightly oiled frying pan or griddle over medium high (or whichever you know to be best for your range).
  5. Pour or scoop batter onto heated surface, using your preferred measuring size for each pancake.
  6. Cook to your preferred stage and serve hot and with your desired toppings and drink.

Note: This is still a work in progress, as you can probably tell by the ingredients. This is such a large batch because I wanted to use a duck egg instead of chicken eggs, and all the recipes I know use a single chicken egg.

To all Apple users that I know (and any others that stumble across this article),

It is rather imperative that you upgrade your iOS and OS X devices as soon as possible. Perhaps even right now, before you finish reading why. Your network communications are at risk!

Apple’s SSL implementation has a rather simple, yet critical flaw in it that allows an attacker to intercept ALL of your encrypted (HTTPS and other SSL) communication. All iOS apps are vulnerable ( Calendar, Facetime, iBooks, Keynote, Mail, Safari, Software Update) as well as third-party apps, such as Facebook and Twitter. Some apps, like Chrome, are not affected by this; nonetheless, it is of supreme importance that you update your devices!

  • You should make sure that your iOS 7 devices are updated to 7.0.6, as this fixes the bug.
  • For iOS 6, Apple released an update to 6.1.6, for the iPhone 3GS and fourth-generation iPod touch.
  • OS X 10.9 should be updated to 10.9.2 to fix the bug.
  • Any OS X Version before 10.9 will not have this issue.

DO NOT update over, or connect to any public wireless (WiFi) if you have not patched, as you put ALL of your data at risk.

Please refer to the Apple Knowledgebase page on updating your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for information on how to update your devices.

This security flaw in the SSL library causes all SSL certification to return as secure, as it partially bypasses the check. For those that are interested, you can see the offending file (sslKeyExchange.c via Apple OpenSource) or read more about the issue on the Apple Knowledgebase.

After you have patched, you can visit http://gotofail.com to see if your device has been properly patched.

Wherever I May Code

To the tune of “Wherever I may Roam” by Metallica

(And the code becomes my guide)

And the code becomes my guide
I have strip() of all but cried
So in it I do confide
And it keeps me mollified
Gives me all I need

And with pressed in keys I crave
Only knowledge will I save
To the game you stay a slave

Coder, ponderer
Hacker, vagrant-oh
Call me what you will

But I’ll take my time() anywhere
Free to write my lines anywhere
And I’ll refactor anywhere

Anywhere I code
Where I lay my hand is home

(And the net becomes my throne)

And the net becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown
Under flamer’s wars I’ve grown
By myself but not alone
I query not one

And my lines are commited clean
Stress I have, core I gain
Off the patterns I feign

Coder, ponderer
Hacker, vagrant-oh
Call me what you will

But I’ll take my time() anywhere
Free to write my lines anywhere
And I’ll refactor anywhere

Anywhere I code
Where I lay my hand is home

But I’ll take my time() anywhere
Free to write my lines anywhere
And I’ll refactor anywhere

Anywhere I code
Where I lay my hand is home
I say!

But I’ll take my time() anywhere
Free to write my lines anywhere
And I’ll refactor anywhere

Anywhere I code
Where I lay my hand is home

Printed upon my term
My console lie, but still I code
Yeah yeah!

Wherever I may code
Wherever I may code
Whoa!

Wherever I may code
Wherever I may code
Yeah!

Wherever I may ponder, ponder ponder
Wherever I may code

Yeah, yeah, wherever I may code

Yeah, yeah, wherever I may code
Wherever I may code
Wherever I may code

Minin’ Dirty

To the tune of “Ridin’” by Chamillionaire

[Chorus]
They see me floatin’
They hatin’
Patrollin they tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
My cargo so full
I’m warpin
They hopin they gon to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty
Tryin to catch me minin’ dirty

[Seres Kashuken]
CONCORD think they can scan me down
I’m cloaked so it ain’t easy to be found
When you see me fly by they can see the ground
And my afterburner and M W D
Fly with my new ship, it all filled up
Next to the spacestation dock lane is a full fleet and a bubble
Turn a hauler into some rubble
Boy ain’t you know, I’m crazy like Eri Carrell
Just tryin to mine ain’t tryin to have no gankins
Rock clean itself so I pull in salvage
Laws of patrolling you know they hate me
Lasers turned all the way up until the maximum
I can speak for some miners trying to mine for some
But we packin something that we have and um will have miner caught up in the clone vat bay
Cloning cell, I’m drippin wet
Lasers hot and cuttin wide
Burn and burnin like hit this ‘roid
CONCORD warp in from behind and is at his side
Comms are down gotta stop chattin’
Cycles change miners like what is that pulling?
This the Hemorphite when we went wormhole cruisin’
Got bounty from every corp except SacX but I’m still ain’t losin’

[Chorus]

[Eri Carrell]
I been loadin and unloadin holdin shit cause a sister can’t focus
I gotta fly home ‘fore the co co’s scan this big ol Orca floatin all up in the belt man
Miner been strippin on that Spodumain and the veld again is in again we in the wind
Goin ninety-six while I scan for that cunt
And scannin another one up, we livin like we ain’t givin a fuck
I got a turret on my right side, 40 mindflood in my hold freezin my blood
Pull a miner flee, leave drones and all
Comin pretty steep, me and my Rorqual
I gotta get back to the headquarters
Wanted by the co co and I got hot turret shots to the hull we creep creep
Pop pop hope ‘cord don’t see me, in another warp
With no regards for the law we dodge em like fuck em all
But I won’t get caught up and podded up for none of y’all
Keep a turret on hold, and some or in hold, but well if you want, miner you fallin’ hard
Ready or not we bust shots off in the air Seres Kashuken and Eri Carrell

[Chorus]

[Seres Kashuken]
Do what you thinkin so, I tried to let you go
Turn up a blink of light and I flew it slower
A miner upset for sure cause they think they know that they catchin me with plenty of the plag and morph
So they get up next to me to scan down my coords, look at Local and they smilin’
Thinkin they’ll catch me on the wrong well keep tryin’
Cause they denying is miner profilin’
CONCORD you can check my bio
Bubble me up try to check my haul
Corp wallet gotta get my cash
Cause the crooked corps try to come up fast
And been a miner that I am I talk to them, giving a damn bout not feeling my attitude
When they realize I ain’t even minin’ dirty bet you’ll be leaving with an even madder mood
I’mma laugh at you then I’mma have to cruise I’m in number two on some more wormhole crew
You can’t pod me plus you can’t sue
This a message to the laws tellen them WE HATE YOU
I can’t be touched or tell ‘em that they shoulda thought
Tippin’ down, sittin’ crooked in my pod
Settin’ some orders, tryin’ to find an item I wanna hawk
Like they couldn’t stop me I’mma ’bout to pull up at your home and it’s on

[Chorus 2x]