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Gray MatterGray matter refers to certain parts of the human anatomy. It’s present in the brain, brain stem and cerebellum, and throughout the spinal cord.

A walnut when cracked open, looks a lot like the top view of a human brain. It contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain functions.

Below are the latest posts featuring ideas that have leaked from my own gray matter at one time or another.

Walnut Image Attribution: Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

We Shop for Produce From Local Farms Whenever Possible

RT Cunningham | June 19, 2021 (UTC) | Food and Drink

My older son, Joe, and his family, along with me and my wife, Josie, like to shop for produce directly from farms whenever we can. It’s not something we can do as often as we would like, and we’re also at the whims of the growing seasons.

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Choosing a New Blogging Platform Shouldn’t Be This Difficult

RT Cunningham | June 18, 2021 (UTC) | Blogging, Web Development

I’ve been using my custom blogging platform since I started this blog. I had grown frustrated with the blogging platform I had been using for years, the self-hosted version of WordPress. During the last year of use, I had been using a custom PHP script to convert it to a static website, and even that annoyed me.

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Comic Books and Comic Book Fans

RT Cunningham | June 11, 2021 (UTC) | Culture, Entertainment

Let’s get something straight. The word “fan” is short for “fanatic”, but carries a less negative connotation. Being a fanatic isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it concerns a worthwhile pursuit. Comic book fanatics are no worse than fanatics of anything else that’s culturally significant.

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LEMP on an Ubuntu Server and an Ubuntu Desktop

RT Cunningham | June 10, 2021 (UTC) | Linux, Web Development

LEMP is an acronym that stands for Linux, Nginx (engine-x), MySQL or MariaDB, and PHP. It’s a variation of LAMP, with the “A” standing for Apache web server. This stack of software is commonly called a “LEMP stack”.

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UHT Milk vs. Pasteurized Milk

RT Cunningham | June 9, 2021 (UTC) | Food and Drink

In most areas of the Philippines, as well as many other places in Asia and Europe, UHT milk is the only milk you can buy from the stores. UHT stands for either “ultra-high temperature processing” or “ultra-heat treatment”, whichever you prefer.

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Free and Low Cost Domain Names and Free Web Hosting

RT Cunningham | June 8, 2021 (UTC) | Web Development

You can buy domain names at more domain name registrars than I can list, and you can get free web hosting from more web hosting services than I can list. At least one registrar offers free domain names. You can even create unlimited subdomain names for a single domain name.

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How to Make an Instant Coffee Latte at Home

RT Cunningham | June 7, 2021 (UTC) | Food and Drink

My wife, Josie, surprised me one day with a large mug of coffee that didn’t taste like the coffee I usually drank. It was an instant coffee latte, made with UHT milk instead of water, and that was more than five years ago at our house in the Philippines.

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I Like Eating Seafood Without Having to Catch It First

RT Cunningham | June 6, 2021 (UTC) | Food and Drink, Recreation

I like eating seafood, and I’m talking about most kinds of seafood. As I’ve written before, I’m uninterested in fishing. I only like eating the results. I know how to catch fish, somewhat, but it’s not something I want to spend my leisure time doing.

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PC Gaming on Linux and Gaming in General

RT Cunningham | June 5, 2021 (UTC) | Computers, Recreation

Every once in a while, and usually years apart, I get the urge to play one PC game or another. It’s usually a case of nostalgia for a couple of very specific games. I have no desire to spend more time PC gaming than that.

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My Wife, Josie, and I Got Our Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Yesterday

RT Cunningham | May 29, 2021 (UTC) | Health

My wife, Josie, and I got our second COVID-19 vaccine doses yesterday, exactly three weeks from the first doses. We got our second doses at Fort Meade, Maryland, not more than three miles from where we’re staying (same as the first doses).

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