Cinnamon Vanilla Cashews
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Afternoon watch, 8 bells (4:12 pm)

Last weekend Lorien bought some cinnamon vanilla glazed cashews and almonds. They're great, I really like the flavor, and I've been looking around for a recipe. If any of you have a good one, please leave it in a comment below.

In the meantime, here's a recipe I found that I'd like to try:

Cinnamon glazed pecans

2 egg whites
1 lb. pecans
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Beat egg whites until stiff. Stir in pecans. Add sugar and cinnamon. Spread on cookie sheet on cake pan. Bake 1 hour at 200 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes.

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DIY Projection Screen
Afternoon watch, 2 bells (1:13 pm)

You simply must pay tribute to the Rear Projections Bedroom TV Project—what a cool idea!

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Wireshark
Posted in Tech
Forenoon watch, 8 bells (12:24 pm)

I downloaded the source to Wireshark since I heard it's the successor to Ethereal, which I really liked using. There seems to be no binary package for SuSE. Building from source is not something I'm scared of, though. I do a lot of coding. This one fooled me, though. About eight minutes into the build, it did this huge link I could have sworn was the end of the build, but it's still going, I'm about 10 minutes into building the application now and I have no idea how much longer I have to go.

By the way, I've never seen so many compiler warnings in my entire life as I've seen roll by on this single build. I'm not nit-picky about it, but man there's a lot of them.

PS: It finished up just shy of 13 minutes. That's on a dual-core 3.0Ghz Pentium with 2Gb RAM.

PPS: I love the packet capture screen, it's nice. I just found out that someone on my network is running AppleTalk protocol. Whisky Tango Foxtrot??

PPPS: I got a great response about this in my email this morning (23 August 2006) from Guy Harris:

By the way, I’ve never seen so many compiler warnings in my entire
> life as I’ve seen roll by on this single build. I’m not nit-picky about
> it, but man there’s a lot of them.

Yup. They bother me, too.

A *lot* of them come from automatically-generated dissectors, mostly, I
think, the ASN.1 ones.

Some of those are the result of routines having a standard signature -
i.e., called through a pointer, so they have a standard set of arguments
- but not all of the routines with that signature using all of the
arguments (some do, so the argument can't be eliminated). In that case,
the script should probably generate _U_ in the function definitions, so
the compiler doesn't worry about unused arguments.

Others are apparently due to routines being generated but not used. I
don't know whether this is because the ASN.1 is describing stuff not in
the protocol (so that the routines aren't needed to dissect real
traffic) or not describing stuff that is in the protocol (so that the
routines *are* needed to dissect some real traffic, but aren't called,
so that traffic won't get dissected correctly).

At some point, I hope I'll have time to look at that. Now,
unfortunately, isn't the time. (A move to a place about half the size
of our current place, plus my day job, are eating a fair bit of time.)

There are a bunch of others. I hope I'll have time to look at them, too.

> PPS: I love the packet capture screen, it’s nice. I just found out
> that someone on my network is running AppleTalk protocol. Whisky Tango
> Foxtrot??

I'll bet it's a printer whose firmware supports AppleTalk printing, so
it's advertising itself with AppleTalk. If so, I'll bet it's also
advertising itself as an SMB print server using SMB over NetBIOS - using
one or more of NetBIOS Frame (NBF, which Wireshark just calls
"NetBIOS"), NetBIOS-over-TCP (or, in this case, UDP), or NetBIOS-over-IPX.

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