Archive for the ‘Leftover’ tag
Gbattle throws down on my suggestions about fixing Tumblr notes (a la Notr), suggests how it might all fit in with Tumblr’s (or David Karp’s) prickly sense of nice communication, and then offers this up:
Gbattle via Leftover Takeout
For Stowe’s threaded replies to work and also adhere to the Tumblr Design Ethos, a few enforcements are necessary:
- Authentication for involvement in reply threads are based upon the relationship between the replier and the original content post author, not among the repliers. Specifically, each replier must have a bidirectional following relationship with the content owner or be a follower of the content owner for at least two weeks. Hence, in Stowe’s example, he should absolutely be allowed to reply to me (gbattle) on an indented, threaded basis.
- Just as all Tumblr Notes can be throttled, any subset of threaded replies can also be throttled to improve visibility in the Dashboard. Users can optionally expand threaded replies to reveal thread details.
- No replier can reply to his or her own reply. This safeguards against thread spam and unnecessary threading.
- Once a threaded reply has been started, the parent reply can no longer be edited. The preserves context for the threaded discussion.
Like Stowe, if Tumblr, Missing-e, or an independent browser extension developer would like to discuss the details on implementing the above, I’d be happy to help.
Note: Given the above restrictions, I don’t think Disqus integration into the Dashboard, however cool, would support everything necessary.
For Disqus (or some other external group) to pull all that off would require a very deep access into Tumblr, where I bet the APIs don’t go today. The best thing would still be Tumblr (or Karp) deciding that it would be cool, or simpler, to make replies/notes work and drop the fan mail, asks, and so on.
Leftover wax in a used candle jar is notoriously tricky to clean out, but throwing the candle in a freezer to loosen up the residue may just do the trick. More »
We’ve shown you how you can freeze herbs in ice for infused cold drinks during a heat wave, but if you want another option for your latest herb harvest, try infusing them in simple syrups to give everything from iced tea and lemonade to cocktails and mocktails a tasty, flavorful twist. More »
Recorked wine will only keep for a few days on its own, but weblog Food52 shows us an easy way to keep it a little bit longer: just put it in an airtight canning jar. More »
Bake too many dinner rolls over the holiday weekend? Instead of letting them slowly go stale in your fridge, hollow those puppies out and fill them with single-serving deliciousness for a quick snack, easy breakfast, or lunch for a crowd. More »
Today’s featured workspace comes from reader and Flickr user Sean Petersohn, who has managed to get an attractive setup in the leftover space between the bedroom and the rest of the home. We’re not all blessed with huge rooms in which to house our dream offices, but that’s not to say you can’t make something great with a nice desk and a little design. The large calendar is especially nice, adding a quick date reference along with a little decoration at the same time. For those of you following Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret (a.k.a. “don’t break the chain”), this giant calendar would be especially useful. More »
If you use less than a full can of beans in a recipe and don’t want to waste the rest of the can you have two good options: freezing or refrigeration. More »
Making your own stock out of leftover veggies, herbs, or the bones of the Thanksgiving turkey is an old kitchen trick, and re-using the stock in soups, rice, or other dishes later is a great way to add a ton of flavor with a little liquid. If you’ve made your own stock, you probably know to freeze it so it keeps longer, maybe even in ice cube trays. America’s Test Kitchen takes the idea a step further—freeze the stock in non-stick muffin tins for huge frozen stock cubes, perfect for big meals. More »
If you still have the wrapping paper from your Holiday gifts, don’t throw it away! Personal finance weblog The Simple Dollar offers several tips on useful things to with used giftwrap, cardboard boxes, and food leftovers. My favorite tip is to use shredded gift wrap with paraffin and an egg carton to make firestarters. More »
Instead of microwaving your leftover cold pizza to make soggy hot pizza, reheat the pizza slices in a large skillet on medium heat for 4-5 minutes with a domed lid for the pizza made with aluminum foil to help reflect heat back to the toppings without trapping steam inside. More »