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  1. Side Projects Are Fun

    By drew

    I spent a lot of time on programming side projects in 2016. I'm finishing this post up in 2017 after writing the bulk of the text, so please forgive any confusing year references.

    Side Projects

    There are always things I'm tinkering with. Until recently, it's been silly scripts and my …

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  2. Zelda Revisited, Part Two

    By drew

    My last Zelda blog post covered Zelda 1, The Adventure of Link, and Link to the Past. This post will cover the delightful Game Boy Zelda game Link's Awakening.

    4. Link's Awakening (1993)

    I've wanted to play Link's Awakening for years, but I've never gotten around to it. I knew …

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  3. Zelda Revisited, Part One

    By drew

    I've been a fan of Zelda games for a long time. I played other games before I picked up anything from this series, but Zelda games are still some of my earliest video game memories. I can remember a bit of Ocarina of Time I played on a cousin's N64 …

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  4. Blue Apron Pt. 9

    By drew

    More fun with grilled cheese sandwiches!

    Blue Apron recipe

    I hate all salads, so I skipped making the cucumber and endive salad.

    Grilled cheese sandwiches with goat cheese and jam.

    Difficulty Preparing

    Pretty easy

    Appearance

    Perfect!

    Deliciousness

    I loved it.

    Overall

    I'd love to have this again.

    Process

    I really liked this meal.

    I knew the goat cheese …

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  5. Blue Apron Pt. 8

    By drew

    I made some delicious noodles.

    I've held on to a bunch of Blue Apron ingredients for a while, and even thrown some out because they were starting to go. Yesterday, I finally found some motivation to actually cook something for the first time in a while.

    Blue Apron Recipe

    The …

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  6. Blue Apron Pt. 7

    By drew

    I started ordering Blue Apron again.

    I also forgot to set the meals for my order before it shipped, so I was real worried I'd get stuff I didn't want to eat. The meals they picked out for me seem okay, though.

    Today's meal was "Muffuletta-Style Grilled Cheese Sandwiches". I've …

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  7. Cat!

    By drew

    I adopted a cat! I've become comfortable enough in my Adult Life that I was sure I could properly take care of a pet. I also have been wanting a pet for a while.

    I adopted from the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City. I specifically adopted from them because …

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  8. Blue Apron Pt. 6

    By drew

    Nonsense Part 2

    Some more thrown together nonsense food.

    More making food before ingredients went bad. Pizza dough with avocados, onions, tomato paste, mozzarella, and some other kind(s) of cheese I forget.

    Also, I'm going to be on Blue Apron hiatus for a while. I've had my fill of making food more complicated than sandwiches …

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  9. Blue Apron Pt. 5

    By drew

    Nonsense Part 1

    Some thrown together nonsense food.

    I've been too lazy to make Blue Apron meals for too long and the food was starting to go bad, so I rushed to put it together and make something approaching food. Result: two eggs, jack cheese, and olive oil on baguette pieces, and corn tortillas fried …

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  10. Blue Apron Pt. 4

    By drew

    Adobo-Style Chicken Without Bok Choy (and rice)

    Adobo-Style Chicken Without Bok Choy (and rice)

    Difficulty Preparing

    Not bad. My bok choy seemed like it had gone bad (I have a Blue Apron backlog at this point), so I tossed it, which made preparation a bit easier. There was a bunch of chopping to do for this meal …

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  11. Blue Apron Pt. 3

    By drew

    Triple Pork Mazemen with Roasted Garlic & Pea Tips

    Triple Pork Mazemen with Roasted Garlic & Pea Tips

    Difficulty Preparing

    Fairly easy. Only a few veggies to chop. Most of the difficulty was the timing of cooking the various ingredients. I finished cooking the noodles before the ground beef/sauce was ready so I let them set, and they turned …

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  12. Blue Apron Pt. 2

    By drew

    Hoison & Shittake Burgers With Sweet Potato Spears

    Hoison & Shittake Burgers With Sweet Potato Spears

    Difficulty Preparing

    Not that difficult. Lots of veggies to prepare, the mushrooms had to be soaked (and later thinly sliced), and my ground beef was in the freezer, so it had to be defrosted. That was all pretty easy, though.

    Amount Meal Resembles …

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  13. Blue Apron Pt. 1

    By drew

    I'm going to try to turn this into a Blue Apron cooking blog, for lack of better ideas.

    Kimchi & Barley Miso Ramen

    Kimchi & Barley Miso Ramen

    Difficulty Preparing

    Lots of stuff to do at the same time. Lots of veggies to prepare, lots of water to boil. My stove doesn't boil water well unless …

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  14. Rebuilt website!

    By drew

    I decided to rewrite my website. I was inspired by being forced into frontend development at work, and also by this post, and also by this site. My first goal was to make my site look at least somewhat decent. I liked the old design at first, but in retrospect …

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