Sunset Cast

Sometimes I miss lugging around a DSLR.

We visited a nearby reservoir, Kaeng Loeng Chan (they really need to simplify the official English spelling), on the weekend. They were holding a work rally to cover the newly-created Health Park with grass sod and quite a few people showed up to volunteer (or as a Thai would say, to make merit).

We got bored of the manual labor after less than an hour and walked around the banks of the reservoir instead, taking photos and looking at dead crabs. The water seems too murky and oxygen-depleted to support fish close too shore, but they must be out there somewhere. Maybe I’ll take the kids fishing out there sometime.

Cast Iron Pizza

We went all in with Kenji on this one:
Foolproof Pan Pizza Recipe
New York-Style Pizza Sauce Recipe


Actually, for the sauce, I added filtered fish sauce, tripled the amount of garlic, and used the good part of a rotting onion instead of going to the store to buy a fresh one, and it turned out really, really well.

I tried using a cast iron Lodge pan and an aluminum baking pan, and the latter was predictably much inferior to the former because the crust stuck to it pretty badly.

In Thailand, any cheese is expensive, and the one called for in the recipe is unavailable where we live, so we used a cheap pre-shredded mix. It was most excellent. The sweet Thai basil was also a great match.

Next time, I must find a bigger, better alternative to the baking pan.

Solution for “Waiting to be Linked to a Dropbox Account” Error

It took me a long time to figure this out because the support documentation sucks. This is for the error where the desktop notification icon is gray and Dropbox won’t connect after you try and sign in.

NOTE: This happened on a laptop running Windows 10 64-bit

Anyways, try turning off your antivirus, check that Dropbox isn’t blocked in your firewall or connection settings, and run an advanced uninstall: How to run an advanced reinstall

I’ve taken a screen capture of the page in case it gets lost:

SPENDYGAMS – Scrabble Knockoff

The kids started playing Scrabble at school and wanted to practice, so I broke out one of the knockoff sets I found at Terminal 21 in Korat a few years ago in anticipation. Unfortunately, the tiles are too big for the spaces on the board and the whole thing is so cheaply made that it affects gameplay a bit. So I’ll probably buy a real board, or at least a better knockoff, in the near future.