June 21st, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] khatru in [community profile] baitcon at 06:51pm on 2017-06-21
(saturated isn't the word I want, but it's fled my brain at the moment)

The tea I mentioned in my previous post - I'm thinking of steeping it at home and bringing it with, to cut out a step or three. On the theory of 1 teabag makes an 8oz cup of tea (which theory may be wrong, but it's what I have), I'm assuming I should make it more intense, frex 2 teabags for 8oz hot water.

Any suggestions as to how many I should use? My usual method of making sorbet is to make X quantity of liquid (which varies, but I try to keep it around a pint for ease of mixing) and 1 pint (half pint? generic bottle of water size) unflavored fizzy water. So I know that I want to make it at least twice as strong. (Strong!) but I don't know how much more to have it work with the way freezing diminishes taste.
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posted by [personal profile] chhotii in [community profile] baitcon at 06:49am on 2017-06-21
It has been suggested that I make a test batch of the ice cream I'd like to make at home, and bring a "well-tested" recipe to Baitcon. Of course I don't have a tank of LN2 at home. Nor an ice-cream maker. Of concern with this recipe is not the flavor, but its texture after freezing-- Scott tried something similar long ago and reports too many ice crystals. Just sticking it in the freezer is not going to accurately test how the texture would turn out with LN2, right? (This is the point of using LN2?) How do you test ice cream recipes at home?
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posted by [personal profile] khatru in [community profile] baitcon at 04:37am on 2017-06-21
Found on imgur this evening. Thought I'd share.

June 20th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] kimberlogic in [community profile] baitcon at 05:59pm on 2017-06-20
Edited: There is currently 1 cabin available in the A-or-B row-cabins.
Email or comment here tonight if you want it.
June 19th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] khatru in [community profile] baitcon at 10:03pm on 2017-06-19
a) Request for Help: Neither of our kids is interested in attending Baitcon this year, and so I'd like to possibly line up some help for unpacking the car and setting up the tent. Angus has cancer, partially in his spine, and is limited to 15lbs. (and being in a car no more than an hour at a time, oy.) Much of our camping gear is in units that weigh more than this, so while we have help packing it, we'll need help unpacking and setting up. This will definitely include helping set up the tent, and at least place my folding bed into it, and I'm not sure what else. I can only help in very minor ways, and if Angus does much more than stand and point I will Take Action (tm). We don't have a set time to be there yet (see above about limiting driving time) but our intention is to be there before dark, to make the setting up easier.

We have not heard back from concom about our request to camp up by the kitchen as we did last time, nor about whether the small cabins across the main field from the pavilion is a possibility for us. So this is somewhat nebulous, and my apologies for that.

b) Flavor Question: I've found a flavor of tisane/infusion from Taylors of Harrogate - here's the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Taylors-Harrogate-Herbal-Infusion-Ginger/dp/B019U61KLM
The company link didn't have a link to the item, and Amazon's as good as any for a link that shows the box and gives the ingredients without clicking three things.

I've been drinking it, hot and cold, with honey. I'm thinking of bringing it along to make as a sorbet, and I'd like the honey flavor rather than plain sugar, but I don't know how to use honey in making sorbet - does it work instead of sugar, will it freeze properly, etc. Advice, pointers, would be very welcome.
Mood:: 'optimistic' optimistic
location: Home-Den
June 17th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] jbsegal in [community profile] baitcon at 03:49pm on 2017-06-17
Baitcon 27 starts next Friday!

Registration will close at 6p.m. on Wednesday, June 21st .
There's no un-pre-registered attendance allowed, but we'd really like to see you, so please contact us before then if there's a chance you're coming but aren't registering for some reason or another.

Please be sure that you & anyone attending with you has shared any relevant dietary or medical allergy info with us by tomorrow.

Whether you are new to Baitcon or a seasoned attendee, please be sure you review the information on the following pages via the website (http://wp.baitcon.org/ ) before you arrive. We'd like you to go look around and read more than just these, if possible, but at LEAST these. :)
-> What to Bring
-> Mosquitos, Ticks and (no) Bears, Oh My!
-> Take Tick Prevention Seriously
-> The Rules

You are welcome to arrive any time after 2p. on Friday.
Check out the Arrivals & Parking Information as well as Directions to Baitcon on the website.

The Abode has again requested a signed waiver of liability from all attendees. We will have these at the Welcome tent and you’ll be asked to read & sign one when you arrive.

We’ll also ask you to sign the Baitcon Book (in fact, I'll hector you mercilessly about it) – but that is just because we want to have an accurate headcount, and to read your awesome & witty comments, and I really like having all the past books as a souvenir.

Do you need a ride to or from Baitcon? Can you provide one? Sadly the ride-board's pretty much toast, so please post on DW, FB, Suspects, or similar, seeking or offering.

Want to figure out what is likely to be served for meals & snacks? We have a Menu posted on the website and it will be posted on site as well.

If you’ve shared allergy info with us, please know that we will be sure there are food choices that work for you at each meal.

Planning to make some ice cream? We sure hope so!
We would especially like to encourage you to look at some Prince-themed flavors. There's at least one Raspberry Sorbet being planned now, but Kimberly's certain you can come up with more purple fabulousness.

You can visit the Pre-Con Ice Cream Advice page if you need some pointers or the Flavor List from previous years if you want/need inspiration. (The flavor list is actually in need of major maintenance but there's still a lot of useful suggestions there.)

Are you wondering what sort of fun can be had at Baitcon? Well, as we’ve long said, Baitcon is what YOU make it. The site is wonderful and there will be more than 110 awesome folks of all ages around to help make all kinds of Merriment.

Last but not least, we could use a more volunteers for meal prep, meal service, as well as having a need for pot scrubbers. If you’re interested and available, please contact us via email before Wednesday or talk to Tamar on site.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email to info dash 2017 at baitcon dot org ASAP. We’ll be reading & replying to email through Wednesday the 21st but after that we can’t guarantee a response as we’ll be rolling towards the mountain.

See you soon!
June 15th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] pauamma in [site community profile] dw_dev at 08:32pm on 2017-06-15 under
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.
June 14th, 2017
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posted by [personal profile] forgotten_aria in [community profile] baitcon at 02:55pm on 2017-06-14
Is there anyone going to baitcon who could give me a super beginner bodhran lesson? I'm having a lot of trouble with the upstroke and would like to know if I'm doing anything wrong.



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