04 26 2020 Sunday Food Etc.
I got my bookmark problem worked out between my iPhone and my iMac. I’m pretty happy about that. There was a problem with the two communicating like they should. The IMac had a bunch of bookmarks, but they would not sync up with the iPhone. I talked to Apple support, and they didn’t have an answer exactly, but we determined it was likely due to the number of bookmarks I had, which was a lot. So I exported all the bookmarks and have them stored in a html file for posterity. Then I deleted a large number of folders and bookmarks. I got it down to the ones I use the most at the current time. And now it syncs. There was a little more to it than that, but I don’t feel like detailing every last little thing I did. That was the distilled essence.
I’ve been studying for the FAA part 107 drone certification test the last several days. I am feeling pretty comfortable with the material at this point. I plan on some more study though. I want to find some free practice tests. I will work on that today.
I just attempted to schedule a test for the Part 107 exam. It is done through a testing/proctoring service called PSI True Talent. There weren’t any readily available seats at the moment. I put in a request for a seat. We will see if it is honored. It could be they are not testing due to the current Covid-19 crisis. I pray that accomodations can be made. There doesn’t need to be much contact, I would think, to take the test, and it should be fairly safe. It would be unfortunate if I had to wait until this crisis is over to get certified. This truly is a complex, complicated and dangerous time in the world
One of the ways I’ve been using my time during the self isolate during the Covid-19 crisis is to experiment a bit with cooking. I have always enjoyed cooking. And I like to think I am pretty good at it. As someone who likes to eat, I know what I like. And I usually like what I cook. So there’s that.
My most recent cooking experiment is making “sun” dried tomatoes. The sun is in parentheses, because the sun played no part in the creation of these tomatoes. They were produced using a food dehydrator. I won’t go into the process. It is easy enough to google how to do this. There are many variations. I am quite happy with the product.
I plan on using this batch as is, and making a new batch to let soak in olive oil with some herbs and spices for a few weeks. Umm, delicious.
For dinner last night I cooked a roast of some sort. It was beef, that is all I know for certain. It had been in the freezer for a while. It was probably about 3-4 lbs. I let it defrost two days in the refrigerator. I neglected to look at the packaging before disposing of it, so I’m not sure what cut it was. It was pretty lean, the thought is it may have been sirloin. I cooked it in the crockpot with some red wine, onions, chopped garlic, and spices. It was pretty dry once done. But I cut it up anto slices, and pulled it apart a little bit. Then put the meat back in the wine juices in the crockpot on warm for a while. Once we ate it it was pretty good in my opinion. I smothered it with the wine sauce, of which there was plenty. I didn’t take pictures of the plating, but I can assure you it was a fine meal.
And here is a picture of one of my cats for good measure.