Not updating to the latest version – too much to lose

Just as I have not updated my iMac to the latest OS, because in doing so I would lose several key applications that I rely on, I feel equally strongly about not updating some website programs to php 7.4. If the app works, and has been heavily customized over the years, then the very real possibility of having to do all the customization over again just to be running the “latest” is something I’m choosing to pass on until absolutely necessary.

Hawker Sea Fury is a Focke-Wulf Fw 190 copy

Watching a YouTube video of a Hawker Sea Fury I immediately thought, “That looks like a Focke-Wulf 190!” – turns out it is.

On 23 June, 1942, Luftwaffe Pilot Oberleutnant Arnim Faber erroneously landed his Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-3 fighter at RAF Pembrey, apparently having mistaken this airfield for a Luftwaffe channel coast airfield. The British were thereby presented with a working example of the Fw 190 fighter, which had been giving the RAF an extremely difficult time. The Hawker Fury design was a direct result of the examination of Faber’s Fw 190A-3. Examination of Faber’s aircraft was largely responsible for the preparation of Specification F.6/42, which called for a new, high-performance fighter.

Making sourdough bread

This was my third attempt. Getting closer!

Pyrex 2.5 quart glass bowl
50 g starter (1 tbsp)
350 g water (1.5 cups)
1 tsp salt
500 g flour (4.2 cups)

After folding and turning it a few times over the next few hours in the bowl, I just let it sit on the counter covered with a plate. After about a day the dough will rise up to the plate at which point I simply fold it one more time and then dump the dough (no banneton, shaping or scoring) into a Dutch Oven lined with parchment paper (with a sprinkle of flour to keep it from sticking). Then into the oven. Set temp to 450 degrees and bake for 55 minutes covered. Then take off the cover for another 20 minutes or until brown to your taste. Let sit on a rack to cool for a few hours before eating.

Cuisinart 5.5 Quart Stainless Steel Multi-Purpose Pan