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Well as you can guess I had so much bread left over that I'm still working through it. So again, no bread making over the weekend.

I've been making home made bread for five months. For the most part of those five months I've been making the very same recipe. Sure I can change up the flavor by making a bigga or poolsh starter. But it's still the same variations on one theme. Well it happened. Over the weekend, wile enjoying french toast made with home made bread, I came to the conclusion, " I need a change". After five months of eating the same bread?  OK, so I'm not a picky eater.  :D This coming weekend I'll be trying a few different recipes. Still all white bread. Because it's the everyday bread I enjoy the most. I'll be using my RAT technique. Because it works. And it's also very easy on the body. If you remember my opening post I talked about having damage to my right wrist. Kneading three batches of dough can get rough fast. So making it easier on myself, and in this case, others as well is a good thing. Did a google search "white bread recipe". Got 2,190,000 results. Looks like i have a few to choose from.  :D Figure if I get a recipe out of one of the books I have I wont be able to share it with you. Recipe = art. Sharing art = art theft. I'm an artist and I'm not going down that hole. So I'll choose a few and share their links. I know flavor and taste are subjective. But what I can do is let you know if the recipe is well portioned and makes a good loaf.  Looking forward to sharing my choices and experience this weekend!
furry greetings / Re: Happy Birthday.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on March 20, 2018, 10:24:02 am »
Happy Birthday to you Matias C.

I hope you have a fine day.

"Tosses you some chocolate chip cookies and a big cupcake
with a candle on it."

Old Rabbit :orbunny:
4 services support / Is the hosting service dead?
« Last post by Yanazake on March 20, 2018, 10:16:42 am »
Man, this is full of dust... But I'm curious about what happened here. I'm sure I had some sort of page here long ago.
furry greetings / Re: Firefox incoming
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on March 19, 2018, 10:15:33 pm »
Hi Dave, welcome to Furtopia!  :D
furry greetings / Re: Iím New.
« Last post by Iara Warriorfeather on March 19, 2018, 10:14:48 pm »
Hi Ryker, welcome to Furtopia!  (:
furry greetings / Re: Firefox incoming
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on March 19, 2018, 12:42:02 pm »
Dave looks awesome!  Thanks for sharing!
I too like electronics.  Is there anything in particular that you are into? Microcontrollers perhaps?
Glad you made it here and hope to see you around.
general non-furry discussion / Re: Robots, will one take your job?
« Last post by Jade Sinapu on March 19, 2018, 09:45:04 am »
Education does empower us to think for ourselves more and be more likely to know when we are getting fooled.  It does remove some of the power others have over us.  I agree with you Old Rabbit.  Kind of like watching a commercial about a product and recognizing the trick used on camera to promote it. Like vacuum cleaners...

AI has it's uses, may reduce some of our burden, but I hope we all can still live as we want with very few left behind.
 A utopia will never exist, and in fact it sounds like it may be rather boring if it did. My opinion of course.
Where power is concerned, it seems that someone invariably decides to use it for less than good means to control others.  AI being a powerful thing would lend it's self to being used against us if allowed.  If we are educated about AI then we may know what to do if the day comes when someone uses it against us
. And being educated we could use it for good things to help others.

general non-furry discussion / Re: Robots, will one take your job?
« Last post by Old Rabbit on March 19, 2018, 09:10:46 am »
Universal care is not a path to utopia, but it would go a long way to solve
societies ills.

I do believe Robotic AI will move society to one of universal care, but I fear
it will be slow to come. Mainly due to greed and the desire for power over others.

One path to a good society where people are willing to look after each other is
education. The uneducated left to their own reasoning often leads to following
those who wish to mislead others for their own benefit. Education alone won't
prevent this but it would limit it to a great degree.

So there should always be a requirement to be educated for the benefit of society and
the individual. Even with a good education there will always be those with  mental
problems, but without the stress of survival it shouldn't create the same problems as it
does today.

convention talk / Gateway Furmeet 2018. Post con report.
« Last post by cause the rat on March 18, 2018, 11:10:02 pm »
I've been going to our local St louis con from it's beginnings. Wether I'm able to stay all three days or just part of one. The con's first year, 2014, saw 211 attendees and 62 fursuiters in the parade. This year there were 463 attendees and 105 fursuiters in the parade. We also raised $5960.19 for charity AND our con chairwoman donated her hair to 'Wigs for Kids'. You can check out the pictures on their face book page,

If you look at the photos I'm the guy in the gold and black coat.

This convention has has it's rough starts. First the hotel/convention place it was originally scheduled to be at called the board up at informed them the building was going to be raised. So they quickly found a new spot. This place was very small. With little to choose from for food or supplies around. The second hotel/convention space was connected to a casino. More to choose from for food. But nothing you could buy on a budget. The con space itself was cramped with no real room.  Last year there was no convention. So they threw a picnic. It was cool. This year. Night and day difference. Better hotel. Better convention space. And many places to eat within a two mile radius. This was the kind of place that made you feel good. From the building to the staff. You knew this was a special event. From the time you walked in to the time you left.

The con itself ran with few hitches. One even had to be rescheduled and a few started late. But your going to get that anywhere. There was more panels and things to do than at any of the previous Gateway Furmeets. With more people participating at each event. Even the game/chill room got crowded at times. The dealer's den was huge compared to what we've had in the past.

One thing I did notice is there were a lot more kids. We're talking with parents or legal guardians kids. The future of our fandom!

As far as incidences go i heard of a few. But nothing serious. Sneaking into to pool after hours and a game of 'beer pong' played in a hallway. With tables as all. And a few parties went sour or out of hand. One of our DJ's was told he was vibrating the beds on the second floor. AWESOME! I told him he should charge more. Hotels charge extra for vibrating beds.  The only serious stuff was done by other hotel guests. An elevator needed to be fixed. And a few of the guests tried to break into the dealer's den after hours.

All in all it was a blast. Was great to see friends and make new ones. Looking forward to next years Gateway Furmeet!
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