I seem to have a cold or something, so I didn't make phone calls today. But I did spend the morning evaluating time tracking software that'll run on both my Mac and my iPod Touch. Looks like FreshBooks is the most convenient for me, of the ones I've tried; I've got it set up with entries for publishers, books, and kinds of activity, and folded in recent work sessions' information.
Jun. 22nd, 2009
Turns out you can bake potatoes in a slow cooker or crock pot. Maybe you, Gentle Reader, already knew that, but I didn't. It's simplicity itself to do, too: wash a potato, prick it several times with a fork, wrap it in foil, and put it into the crock pot. My recipe book suggests 6-8 hours at low heat (200 F), up to about 4-6 hours at high (300 F). My best results so far are from cooking at about 250 F for 6 hours or so. The potatoes emerge so soft they almost flake apart with a glance, and they're very juicy. Mmmm.