@annathecrow
In ages gone, a galaxy far distant
By civil strife was riven end to end.
The rebel spaceships from a hidden base
have won a vict'ry o'er their Empire foes.
While battle raged, sly rebel spies did steal
some plans, most secret, of a weapon dire,
the STAR of DEATH, a station of great pow'r
sufficient to destroy a world entire.
Pursued by agents of Imperium,
fair Princess Leia races toward her home
custodien of those same secret plans
the hope for freedom in the galaxy.

food, meat 

@ghost_bird

Hmm. It's been a while since I've done cassoulet. Hmm;-)

It's oddly difficult to get smoked bacon around here. Smoked meat in general, actually. I can get smoked hocks, but it often requires a special trip to the butcher.

We've got rice and beans in the queue for this week, using one of said smoked hocks.

#medieval trans history 

This looks like it could be quite interesting ...
aup.nl/en/book/9789462988248/t

The table of contents and intro are available from that link.

@annathecrow @alpine_thistle

I quite like Name of the Rose, both book and movie.

What sort of 'good' are we talking? 'good medieval' movie or 'good movie' with a nominally medieval flavour.

The 70's Three Muskeeters is awesome, but not high medieval.

serious injury, not mine, joke 

@john
This is the sort of joke that would go down very well in my family.

@ewankeep

We miss them over the winter. Add in the recent hedgehog sightings, and the month is shaping up.

We saw the backyard bats for the first time a couple of nights ago - Spring is here!

@john

It was also a nice thing to be able to do at courts and meetings to keep my hands busy in non-destructive ways;-)

@john
It can be. I'm pretty crap at it, and haven't really done it in years, and yet at the drop of a hat, I will pull this out ...

@john

By all means! Embroidery is a skill that every man should have a passing familiarity with!

@john

The distinction carries over (I think) from Old Skool line printers, where you could CR without a line break in order to overwrite the line. I seem to remember that someone I worked with in the late 80s, using code from earlier, had extensive ASCII graphics routines that made use of this feature. It looked horrible on anything but a 132 character wide tractor feed line printer. On that, it looked amazing.

@john
line feed and carriage return are two distinct things in at least one of the programming languages I claim to know.

RT @aaReese
My first focaccia! Made it to celebrate the much-welcomed coming of spring 💐 ❤️🌷

In other obsolete computer gaming news 

Yeah, Thief is just about my sweet spot for first person s(hooter|tealth) type games.

food 

@polymerwitch

It shows up in our veg box about this time of year, and our go-to is fish stew with fennel and saffron. I think it's planned for Sunday ...

@polymerwitch

If I wear the same pair of sweatpants for a week running, is that one time or seven times?

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