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TFW someone can't access a course they paid for in 2011, that we no longer have a business relationship with the instructor or carry any of their courses, and the instructor's website is gone, so the customer can't even contact the instructor directly. But a little Google Fu reveals that the instructor made the course available on their site for free, in 2014, and Archive.org happens to have almost the entire course archived, except for the 2 videos from it, which happen to still be on Youtube. Another problem solved. :)

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That course the customer had purchased was long gone before I even started working there. A lot has happened in the 8 years since their purchase. We stopped being a platform where anyone could just upload and sell access to a course, on any subject. We dropped all courses that were not web development related, not commissioned by us, or did not meet our quality control standards. Then we changed the course format from being mostly text based, to being almost entirely video based. We adopted a subscription based model instead of selling access to individual ebooks and courses, We rebranded and merged our Learnable.com e-learning platform into the parent company's website. We changed our focus away from courses to primarily books, accessed through our online reader, and made access to books from 3rd party publishers available (similar to Safari).

 ‎· April ᛃ
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Wow! I went through all that trouble, and the customer is now demanding the instructor's e-mail address. Nope! Not happening!

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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@app103: Good grief!

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Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question. "Was she the reason he was alive today?" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/nyregion/auschwitz-love-story.html

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Wow, what a story.

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I hear the space force, led by Frederick Douglas, is going to tackle this as soon as they’re done eradicating windmill-noise cancer.

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I keep thinking of Hank Hill and the low-flow toilets. https://kingofthehill.fandom.com/wiki/Flush_with_Power

 ‎· LB: Chonky Boing Boing 1
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Hugh Laurie - Unchain My Heart (from Ocean Way Studios) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrmAgYE-6k

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"Is that a fancy term for taking a shit at work? Be right back, I'm making "business crystals!" #Stephisms

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She misheard me, when I said "bismuth crystals".

 ‎· April ᛃ 2
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What does Google know about you? Here is the info Google has collected (or guessed) about you and is using to deliver targeted ads, including age, gender, marital status, household income level, education level, job industry, home ownership status, parental status, And personal interests. Did they get it right or wrong? https://adssettings.google.com

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You can also use this page to opt out of being targeted for specific ad categories listed there.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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"You dunk them in the milk...and then you suffer! " #Stephisms

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The Devil Made Me Eat It "When I was very young, we lived in a ghetto...the same neighborhood where the 1967" https://scarytaskbar.com/cranialsoup/2019/12/05/the-devil-made-me-eat-it/

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I've sent my hubby on a mission to find a supermarket that sells Joyva brand marble halvah in 8oz packages, and smoked whiting (for my dad). He has checked every supermarket in our area and nobody sells either one. He is going to check a Jewish kosher supermarket in the next county. I already checked their website and they only have the halvah in the 3.5 oz bars, so I told him to pick up 2 of them. Don't know if they have the smoked whiting, though. I hope they do.

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Why is smoked whiting so hard to find, these days? Every supermarket sold it, when I was a kid. It was one of the joys of having my father accompany us, on a food shopping trip. He'd always buy it, and the 2 of us would eat it while we waited for my stepmother to finish her shopping. (she hated smoked whiting and pretty much all the weird stuff my father would buy)

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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Hubby found a sweater for me, for Giftmas, that almost ticked all the boxes. Great color (dark purple), style, fiber composition (almost all cotton). Only problem was the body and sleeves were sized for what seems like a very wide dwarf. :( It made my daughter laugh and she told him to take it back. But before he does that, he wanted me to see it, to verify that it's an unsuitable factory reject. (He wasn't going to take my daughter's word for it)

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I wish he would listen to both of us and not buy us any clothes. The places he shops sells nothing but cheap factory rejects, and he usually has no clue what we would really like and would wear.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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There used to be things he could buy for me without any assistance, but they are really hard to find, now days, such as flannel lined satin nightgowns (without lace), 100% cotton pullover sweaters in dark colors, and my favorite brand & style of jeans (have to buy them online, now) He also used to be good at picking out jewelry for me.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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And for my daughter, we both told him to stick to candles, to go to the mall and splurge on something nice that smells really really good, and is priced high enough that it would be something she'd never buy for herself (instead of cheap jar candles from discount stores). He's pretty good at picking fragrances she likes, since he has spent the last 35 years smelling the fragrances my daughter and I both wear, and we both have the same taste in fragrances.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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If anyone is looking for recipes for #cookies here is my published collection, which currently contains 6 recipes. 4 of them have some unique characteristics making them worthy of being published, and the other 2 are rather common. My daughter wanted me to publish those ones, so she could make them from whatever recipe I use, instead of taking her chances with something she found on a Google search. https://scarytaskbar.com/recipes/category/cookies/

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I do hope to add some more to the collection, this year, as I do my holiday baking.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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@halil

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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I am trying to make a low carb version of Stir Me Nots, for a diabetic. This is the original recipe: https://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/prt/0,1810,153172-250197,00.html I already know I can substitute other things in place of the graham cracker crumbs, use unsweetened shredded coconut, and sugar-free chocolate chips, but I have no idea what can be used in place of the sweetened condensed milk. And I can't leave that out, since it's the "glue" that holds everything together. Does anyone have any ideas?

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@gohomekiki You can substitute almond or hazelnut meal, or any crushed up gluten free cookies, in place of the graham cracker crumbs, :) When making this for non-diabetics, I have also used chopped caramels, and other non-chocolate baking chips, for added variety, and omitted the coconut when making them for my dad (he hates coconut).

 ‎· April ᛃ
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#cookies

 ‎· April ᛃ
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The Massacre of Black Wall Street "In 1921, White rioters destroyed a beacon of Black prosperity and security. They killed as many as 300 black Tulsans, left thousands homeless, and ransacked an entire neighborhood. At the time, there were no prosecutions of the instigators. Almost a century later, there have been no reparations. This is what happened, and why it still matters today." https://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/hbo-2019/the-massacre-of-black-wall-street/3217/

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It was really bad. Reparations are necessary--and were recommended by a state commission in the late 90s!

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it wasn't an isolated incident: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_massacre_of_1866, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_insurrection_of_1898j, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_race_riot_of_1919, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre (I believe there was a movie made about this one), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943_Detroit_race_riot, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_St._Louis_riots

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@barrywynn: The incidents I posted above are just a few. Prior to fairly recently, the only incidents I was aware of were, East St. Louis, Rosewood, and turn of the century Chicago (which was commemorated this past summer). America's violence towards non-white people ("white" itself enjoying a shifting definition) runs wide and deep: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_racial_violence_in_the_United_States

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@barrywynn: And it certainly gives a different perspective on our "melting pot/land of the free" narrative.

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I knew about a few of them, and each time I learn about another, it makes me more angry and I don't engage with local racists in a very nice way when I am angry. One of these days, I am likely to end up arrested over a heated argument between myself and a local that made some racist remark about how black people are worthless, and that's why they are all poor, or how they don't deserve nice things because they are unwilling to work hard for it, and all that false "welfare queen" stereotyping. History shows what happens when groups of marginalized people work hard to have nice things. White people get jealous and take it away, then kill them to prevent them from having anything again.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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Border Patrol threw away migrants' belongings. A janitor saved and photographed them "Tom Kiefer, who photographed items confiscated at the Mexico border, has his project "El Sueño Americano" on view at the Skirball Cultural Center. " https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-02/tom-kiefer-exhibition-el-sueno-americano

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☹️😢😤😳. Also, what a kind and generous thing to do on Kiefer’s part.

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it reminds me of the shoes from the concentration camps to be honest. how horrible.

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@cpikas: I thought of that, too.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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That moment when you realize that St. Nicholas was a Klingon.

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Ribbed for extra pleasure.

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Thanksgiving explained (for non-Americans)

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Sounds about right

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Since there was only 3 of us, I made an 8.5 lb turkey breast, stuffed mushrooms, a pan of roasted roots (rutabaga, yams, red potatoes, parsnips, carrots, small white onions, and whole garlic cloves), and a bag of those frozen stir-fry veggies with the baby corn. And of course there was gravy and cranberry sauce. It was plenty of food and we have lots of leftovers. (and yes, I do use glass pie plates as dinner plates and cutting boards as placemats)

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That platter that the turkey is on, belonged to my husband's grandmother. She gave it to me, way back in the 80's, right before she sold her house and moved into a retirement condo.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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I still have a gallon bag stuffed full of raw cut up roots that I'll probably cook tomorrow. I couldn't fit them all in the pan. Next time, I'll just buy small turnips, instead of a giant rutabaga.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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I’m pretty sure my parents have some plates that match that platter.

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@k8s: It has great big cherries on it.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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This was taken Tuesday, the apartment building next door to me. Some of the other houses on our block had some lights, too.

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I think the most interesting part of my day, today, was when we found Wile E. Coyote in my daughter's glass of Martinelli's , with a butterfly on his nose. As she drank more, it became more obvious that he was sitting on a bent tree branch. You could see his little feet sticking up, and all.

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[POLL] What do you prefer on your meatloaf? (Discussion is now open))

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Ketchup or barbecue sauce

 ‎· April ᛃ 4
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Something else (Heinz Chili Sauce)

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What’s the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns? Whether served on a bed of grits or cradled in a corn tortilla, shrimp are the undeniable all-star of any coastal kitchen. Throw the term “prawn” in the mix, and things get a little confusing—is it an Australian term? Just a really big shrimp? Let’s put this coastal culinary quandary to rest. https://www.coastalliving.com/food/seafood-basics/difference-between-shrimp-prawns

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Shrimp. Prawns. Together, they fight crime.

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^ Now I want to stick little capes on them. :)

 ‎· April ᛃ 4
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^ +1

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So, is it shrimps face right and prawns face left?

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I think Twitter is having some sort of issues. IFTTT can't run Twitter related applets, right now, nor can one update their Twitter profile with new images, without errors occurring.

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Now it's working again.

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RT @app103: “Find out how much money your doctor took from Big Pharma over the last 6 years. https://t.co/BSd3DVV8j6https://twitter.com/app103/status/1199508729722482688

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