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For several years I’ve kept a WordPress instance running in my basement for storing my recipes. I recently uploaded the data to I may move to a custom domain, but for now it is on a free WordPress sub-domain. Visit it at:

When it was in the basement, I didn’t add pictures or worry much about nicely formatting the recipes, sold old entries will likely to revised as I make them again.

Swift 3 on Ubuntu 16.10

On’s downloads page Swift 3 comes with builds for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, but not 16.10. It is a reasonable guess that the 16.04 build will still work on 16.10, but once downloaded and extracted, it complained about missing 16.10 only offers the ICU version 57.

There was a build of icu 55 made early during the development of 16.10. This shouldn’t be scary since it is just a new build a stable library that I think was only dropped because they decided to ship only 57. The .deb file can still be downloaded here: Once downloaded, just install with
dpkg -i libicu55_55.1-7_amd64.deb

Now problem solved, swift3 works on Ubuntu 16.10.

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update just force installed itself in the middle of typing a git commit message in the middle of the work day. An hour later, it finished. Of course, it removed my VMs (but did leave the Docker for Windows VM alone).