Recipes

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

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 swift.org’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 libicuuc.so.55. 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: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/yakkety/amd64/libicu55/55.1-7. 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).

Acurately predicted 20 out of the last 4 Zebra stampedes.