Of course I see all the posts for purchasing, building and getting software started up. But I'm curious what everybody does to keep their PC maintained.
I continuously feel like I'm lazy with my PC. Dust the outside of the case and filters every now and then, but rarely if ever actually open the case to clean it out. Antibacterial handiwipes by the computer to keep grease and such off my peripherals. Maybe once a year I'll pop the keys off my mechanical keyboard for a thorough cleaning.
Is there anything else important us casuals might not know about? Or any tips and tricks to keep things tidy?
Mine's that every week I have my players fill in a spreadsheet on their availability for the following week, it's made planning sessions so much easier.
I wager everyone here knows some of these things, but I’m gonna list everything I can think of in regards to eating healthy and well. I’m gonna make this a list with sections, so hopefully it’s easy enough to parse.
-Buy these dried as often as possible. Keep a stock of beans, lentils, and dried chickpeas around if you can. They’re cheap, almost always available, and virtually imperishable. As such, assuming you don’t throw them out and keep them properly stored, buying these is a 100% return on your investment.
-Legumes are one of the most versatile options in your kitchen. As long as you soak them and put them in the fridge before you go to bed they’ll be available the next day to cook quickly. These are the best thing to have if you’re looking to stretch a meal because of their nutrient density and the fact that they’re just damn delicious on their own.
-Look into middle-eastern and African cuisine for creative ways to use these ingredients. Some really common examples are lentil curry, hummus, falafels, and putting chickpeas in a shakshuka. This isn’t a recipe post, so look up how to make them yourself - some grandma has a better (and probably even cheaper) recipe than I do.
————-GRAINS AND CEREALS ————
-Like legumes, these are very versatile. However, I find most people know very little about them outside of wheat and maybe oats. I highly recommend learning what the most commonly eaten grans and cereals in your locality are, and then finding the affordable ones. There will be at least one. I guarantee it.
-FLOUR is an essential staple, unless you’re celiac or gluten free - a topic on which I won’t speak because I’m confident anyone who has to deal with those issues knows more than I do. I recommend grabbing all-purpose flour due to its gluten content being a middle ground between low-gluten pastry flour and high-gluten bread flour. You can still use it to make bread, and it has a myriad other uses as a binder or thickener for sauces.
-RICE is amazing, as most know already, but seriously - it’s one of the most important crops in the world. It’s kept civilizations alive on its back for all of recorded history, and it’ll keep you alive, too. There is no better “fill me up” food I can think of. Wait for those huge sacks of rice to go on sale (it happens pretty frequently), then buy 2. They last forever. Ideally grab long-grain rice if you’re just looking for a side-dish or fried rice base, but in a pinch short grain’ll do... keep reading on reddit ➡
This has been a very frequent request.
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A series with thousands of pages seems a little overwhelming, currently. Is there a book to introduce one to Fantasy? One that would suggest if Fantasy genre is ones cup of tea?
Like I said, I’m brand new to reading and have only finished 3 books, popular ones (where the crawdads sing, A Million Little Pieces..) suggested as easy reads but I’m looking to dabble into a little more.
Also, happy to take other suggestions besides fantasy if something comes to mind while reading this.
Stay well my friends, and read on.
(Will update this list later on at the end of the day)
What tips and tricks do you have that some people might not know about SL dungeon?