Lenny Domnitser’s

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This is a static archive of the domnit.org blog,
which Lenny Domnitser wrote between 2006 and 2009.

Slip of Tongue

I, the other day: “It’s a text file. You can just un-rot-13 it to see…”

I caught myself right away, but to be fair, un-rot-13 is not always an awkward alias for rot-13. Python:

>>> type(u'spam'.encode('rot-13'))
<type 'str'>
>>> type(u'eggs'.decode('rot-13'))
<type 'unicode'>


  1. weekly catharsis
  2. cooling ritual
  3. The shy neighbor comes out to the big window.
  4. Who dances under cold buckets?
  5. start fast and end slow


watch -n 10 fortune

Two Recipes

Get your veggies and your protein!

Beer-battered eggplant

  1. Cut eggplant into 1/3 inch slices.
  2. Beat eggs.
  3. Mix eggs with beer.
  4. Mix flour with seasoned salt.
  5. Dip eggplant slices into liquid, then powder.
  6. Pan-fry eggplant.

Beer eggs

  1. Fry gross concoction, constantly scrambling.
  2. When concoction becomes kinda solid, squeeze out the extra beer. Repeat until a modicum of beer has evaporated. It’s going to be soggy no matter what; choose whichever level suits you.
  3. Remove from heat, and douse in hot sauce until it doesn’t taste like anything.


This is what I looked like a couple years ago:

artist's rendering

Some artistic license was taken with the pants.