Zupa jarzynowa – Polish Vegetable Soup

AKA Яринова зупа in Ukrainian Similar to this video Soup A) Homemade chicken broth B) Peas until come to top B) Boil 3-4 min A) Very low Move peas from B to A C) Cauliflower and potatoes B) Carrot slices until soft (and kohlrabi if you can find it) C) Cut cauliflower small and put in […]

Rosoł – Polish Chicken Soup

AKA Росіль in Ukrainian 2 large chicken breasts 2 chicken thighs 1 small pkg carrots 2 onions 1 bunch celery Salt & pepper Dill Recipe Boil chicken for 1/2 hour Foam will develop on the surface. Skim the foam. Add vegetables Boil for 1.5-2 hours Let cool Remove vegetables and chicken Strain the liquid Add more […]

Backpacking Europe

I did a European backpacking trip for 10 weeks and wanted to share some recommendations for what to pack and how to travel. It’s poorly organized right now — sorry. The Main Stuff Tortuga Setout Travel Backpack ($199) Pretty much the greatest travel backpack in existence. There are better reviews online, but a summary: Easy […]

What tech should I use?

Lots of people ask me questions like “What phone should I use?” So here’s my take for a wide variety of technologies. I’ll update this regularlyish. Phone I don’t get all religious about iOS vs Android. Just use the one you’re used to. I’m used to Android and like the customizability of it. Android: Grab […]

Recovering FreeNAS Corrupt Flash Drive

This is rough documentation from when I was recovering a FreeNAS server. I could not access the ZFS filesystem, as per most instructions, because some of the sectors were bad and it wouldn’t load. Extracting the config file Used DDRescue-GUI to dump an image of the drive Wrote a very quick and dirty script to […]


My friend’s dad makes the best “carbonara” (even though it’s not actually a carbonara). Here’s the recipe he sent along with a few small changes: Render the bacon until you get it crispy so you get most of the fat out of it. Then sauté cut up onions in the bacon fat until translucent sauté […]

Vodka sauce

This simple staple recipe comes from Ariella’s dad: Start with some marinara sauce (I’ll post my recipe for this soon enough…) Add 1/4 cup vodka for every cup of sauce Boil for about 10 minutes to boil off alcohol Add the mostly cooked pasta and finish cooking in the sauce until done Finish with cream and […]