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This morning after making a coffee and nuts cake, I went on to graft for second round. Yesterdays graft did fail, both basil and tomato wilted lifelessly. I chose the rootstocks and started with mint onto basil, which took me forever to graft. They were so tiny if using cleft graft, 2mm at most, the stock just could hold the scion tight while I was wrapping the plastic. When its basil onto mint, I decided to do wipe-tongue graft, although I kind of did it wrong by not cutting a slope.

As for that cake, which turned out more like brownie and slightly oily to handle, but it tasted good, I could smell nuts. While making the cake, I accidentally burned my finger by grasping onto a hot butter knife, which was drying while oven preheating up. The cake contains coffee, which I quit drinking last year, guess I found a loophole, I just hope it wont keep me awake.

I finally made the bird feeder and house, the feeder is made of small plastic bottle with peanut, cashew, almond, Brazils nut, and a few others; the house is made of jug of laundry wash liquid. Everything is in place, just need inhabitants and patrons.

What else:

  • The carrot top has one ~2cm root, finally.
  • While I was paying NHI, I forgot my phone number, I knew the digits, just couldnt figure out the order of them. I had to check my Google account to find out my own number.
  • I also resowing seeds, but I wasnt resowing what were sowed, I decided to replace most with others, sugar snow pea, squash, pumpkin, aubergine, cantaloupe, small bell pepper, and luffa.
  • While checking the seeds in handmade seed envelopes, I realized that I could reverse the envelop and even cross the written text. One envelop can be used for four times at least.
  • That purple dick seed pod is funny, I put a few last seed pods in an envelope to dry, and they pop now and then, making quite loud pop noise, too bad they were not popcorn.

If you are nerdy enough, then you should be able to imagine how this cracked me up when I saw it from a list of HTTP status code. Remember 7XX status codes: Developer Errors, that is good one, too, right?

It was an April Fools' Joke in 1998 as RFC 2324 Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol. The definition of status code 418:

tiny tea!
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(one of my Flickr contacts)
2.3.2 418 I'm a teapot

   Any attempt to brew coffee with a teapot should result in the error
   code "418 I'm a teapot". The resulting entity body MAY be short and

Decaf? Get outta here! ;)

2.2.3 Omitted Header Fields

   No options were given for decaffeinated coffee. What's the point?

And the header Accept-Additions is just awesome, pretty much cover all additions, even this protocol was written in 1998. Coffee hasn't changed a lot.

Accept-Additions = "Accept-Additions" ":"
                    #( addition-range [ accept-params ] )

 addition-type   = ( "*"
                   | milk-type
                   | syrup-type
                   | sweetener-type
                   | spice-type
                   | alcohol-type
                   ) *( ";" parameter )
 milk-type       = ( "Cream" | "Half-and-half" | "Whole-milk"
                   | "Part-Skim" | "Skim" | "Non-Dairy" )
 syrup-type      = ( "Vanilla" | "Almond" | "Raspberry"
                   | "Chocolate" )
 alcohol-type    = ( "Whisky" | "Rum" | "Kahlua" | "Aquavit" )

I really want to see a tea machine has built-in support of RFC 2324. However, that doesn't make much sense since this RFC is for coffee pot, so the protocol coffee: shouldn't be known by a tea machine, therefore no way it can respond with 418.

If the coffee pot is unable to brew or can't do certain type of coffee, maybe it can return 301/302 for redirecting user to Starbucks?

Have you rushed for preparing a cup of tea or coffee? or simply too lazy to have one?

About two month ago, I suddenly have idea about how to prepare that. And that is perfect for me. It's simple, the microwave oven.

Pouring enough water to your favorite cup with tea bag or anything you want to put in. I use boiled water, it's not ok to directly drink running water in Taiwan. I also don't put coffee in, but after water being microwaved.

Set timer to about 1 minute, that should be enough to have a cup of hot water. Then enjor your lazy tea or coffee!

WARNING: Do not microwave with your lovely teaspoon or any metal object!

I believe this way is more safer for kids to prepare on their own, they don't have hot pan or hot pot, but only a cup of hot water.

4 hours ago, I broke my favorite coffee cup while I was watching TV. I was putting it close to the edge of table, somehow, it just fell off the table. I saw that and heard the crispy sound of breaking. It became three pieces. I started to clean up, check up the line of breaking. That's strange that it has a nearly straight line. I was thinking how would I drink? Is there a replacement? It's really a good cup, but I broke it.

You may be wondering is that so good? and where is the photo of it? Yeah, where is the photo? I didn't take, and that make me not a blogger. Can't believe that I forgot to take a photo, can't believe that I didn't thought I should blog for its death.

I can still dig it out from its grave or the garbage, but I think I shouldn't break its final peace.

I am no blogger, and finding a new cup.