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Cake day: January 31st, 2022

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  • I am not an expert and just cobbled this together based on a couple of searches but my guess would be that the adapter is supported by your current kernel drivers but not as well as whatever drivers Windows 10 was able to fetch. It looks to me like MX uses Debian Stable sources, so you may be able to update your kernel beyond what is normally available and see if that helps. If that doesn’t work, based on this post and this post on the TP-Link forums, there’s a github repo that you may be able to install a better driver from. To my eyes there’s fairly good instructions there, including the potential need to disable the driver you’re already using in favor of the new one once you build it.





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    I bought a used HP Elitebook on eBay for a similar purpose. I can browse and do video calls on a bigger screen when the fancy strikes. Pretty much any used business laptop should work. I think I paid about $300 for mine and I paid extra for particular hardware I thought was neat but you don’t have to. Only thing to keep in mind is the battery will likely be pretty worn.



  • Other than the two attempts at caramel making I did not accomplish anything else, but I am still pretty pleased with that. I had a lot of other things going on, and making something was good. I may try another batch this weekend in hopes that I can get the last refinement in before the holidays. Overall, I enjoyed running and participating in the event, and I am looking forward to next year!






  • I retried my recipe as a dry caramel and got improved results! I got a good color, as you can see in this picture. I think I got a little impatient and turned the heat up too high, because it was a bit burnt, although that might also have been because I forgot to prep my pan to pour into until it was almost done. The fats also went in later and were much better incorporated. I’m hoping to get one more attempt before the end of the month and have something I will feel good about making for the holidays.




  • I haven’t gotten to make more caramel, but I did eat my last batch. Definitely the right chew, but so pale it looked like raw chicken, and the fat didn’t emulsify so it was, as my SO immediately described it, “gweasy.” Picture: https://postimg.cc/qtY5kV6g

    Recipe was as follows:

    • 192g sugar
    • 65 ml canned coconut cream
    • 28g vegan butter
    • Salt and vanilla to taste
    1. Put sugar in a pot with just enough water to fully wet it, along with the coconut cream
    2. Heat over medium heat to firm ball temperature
    3. Remove from heat, add butter, salt, and vanilla.
    4. Pour into pan lined with parchment paper

    I’m going to try again with the same ingredients but try melting the sugar dry, then adding the coconut cream. That would at least help with the color of nothing else. Failing that, I have another recipe I can try that uses corn syrup and brown sugar along with sweetened condensed coconut milk.—



  • I did manage to spend a bit of time today making caramel. I followed a recipe I had written down on a sticky note last time I tried this. Currently it is chilling in the fridge to be cut tomorrow. The bit that I scraped out of the pot after definitely has the right texture, stuck to my teeth and very chewy. That said, it didn’t really get a caramel color, I’ll try to take a picture and add it here along with the recipe, but it stayed almost white even though it reached firm ball temp. I have another recipe that I tried before, so I might go to that and maybe use it as a starting point for experimentation if I can get better color out of it.