I make simple bread by mixing a few ingredients and letting the dough rise in 2 steps. Below are instructions for how to make yeast bread easily. Ingredients: - 4 cups whole wheat, 2 cups white flour - 2 tablespoons salted butter - 4 tablespoons honey - 3 cups water (~110°F) - 1 tbsp yeast Directions: Mix water and yeast in a large bowl and wait until it is dissolved, stirring gently. Add whole wheat flour and place in a warm location (oven at 100 degrees Fahrenheit works) and let rise for 30 minutes. Add white flour and remaining ingredients and mix until dough forms, then place back into the oven and let the dough rise for another 30 minutes. When the dough has risen, punch it down as desired and form it into loaves. Place the loaves on a baking sheet or in bread pans and bake at 350°F 25 minutes or until brown and hollow sounding. Let the bread cool before cutting it. Enjoy this simple bread recipe! It makes great bread and it's pretty easy, with a total time of under 2 hours. I added cranberries to the batch pictured below, which is quite tasty.
You can now view random posts and random users! This will be useful for finding content and users when the site has more to it. You can click the links towards the bottom of the about page (uglek.com/about), or go to uglek.com/post/random for a random post. uglek.com/user/random takes you to a random user's profile too. I'm going to implement more fun and useful features like this in the near future. I want to make this website feature-rich so I can expect good user retention, with low bounce rates, lots of page views, and high session duration. Let me know if there are any other features you would like to see on the website! You can comment below, or send me a message. I'm happy to add anything people would be interested in using that won't interfere with the user experience of the site.
I have made some useful changes to Uglek. Now you can delete messages, with a delete button on each message in your inbox and a confirm delete page. As well as this, I changed the register page so it will automatically log you in when you sign up, no need to put in your password again. I have also made fixes to the way users are deleted, with all of their messages, posts and comments deleted whenever a user is deleted. I won't delete a lot of users, but it's important to have a good user deletion system for keeping spam off of the site. Now I can keep the site spam-free in just a few clicks, instead of having to delete each post, user, and comment. Please let me know if you see spam on the site and it isn't removed promptly, I will tend to this and remove any posts that violate our rules. It seems lately there have been some spam posts in Russian, I'm not sure what that's about, but all suspicious posts and users are removed from the site for the time being. I'm starting to build up quite a large database of posts and users, and I hope more people will join in the near future. Currently, not a lot of ads are showing on the site, but I will serve more ads within the next month or so as I post more content to the site. Yesterday, the site had 355 page views according to Google AdSense, so hopefully, these should be worth something. I think this is really good considering my previous site had nowhere near this many pageviews, despite my working hard on the site. This site is a lot more engaging though, so I see why it is more popular. Users can be more interactive and there's more to see on the site. I have even more photos from my travels I am going to share here, with captions so you know what the photos are about. These are from travels in Washington, around Europe, and in Alaska. I'll also share about my college work, as I am going back to school soon online. I'll be taking classes in computer science, English, math, and more to get a degree in the computer science field. I want to work with computers in my future, and I already have a lot of experience and projects working with computers, and I would like to get more experience. That's why I'm going to go back to school. Music is great, but I still want to get a degree and have a day job until I am ready to fully support myself from my music. I haven't been working for the past few months, and have been relying on savings and income from my music to support me, but I will be working again soon. Unfortunately, this means I will have less time to spend on this website and on making music. I'm not going to stop making music or posting here though. I am still going to build my online presence and work hard to make this a great place to enjoy new content.
@LucasBear likes to lie right on or next to my keyboard. Especially when I'm working!
I wrote a song the year before last which was on my Spotify profile for a while also wasn't for some time. This is because my profile was vandalized and I had to set up a new one. Despite this, the song will be back on my new profile in the near future. I have attached the song below if you would like to give it a listen. I wrote this song using sampled strings, bass, and drums. It's a simple melody but the vocals are expertly crafted around it and it has a nice flow and feels to it. It's nice to listen to, with the cello and bass melding perfectly ahead of a persistent drum beat and upbeat vocals. With a fairly high BPM, it's a fast-paced and entertaining journey into the world of my music.
@LucasBear is lounging in his condo. Just another day in Seattle, Washington.
I added tagging, so tag other users in your posts! Just use an @ and then their username, like @intersex to tag anyone in your posts. I also changed the buttons a little bit, the rainbow buttons were hard to read so I changed their color to pink. I think this makes it a little bit easier to use the site, as it may have been difficult to see what the text on the buttons said before. Hopefully, it is easier to read the buttons now. I have noticed that sometimes profile photos and other images posted here rotate incorrectly, I'm not sure of a good way to fix this. I have noticed that square photos seem to work best of all and they don't rotate incorrectly. Maybe I'll add a rotate photo button in the future so it's possible to rotate directly within the app. For now, I suppose it will suffice to make the photos square. Tagging users in posts is a good way to connect people a little bit more easily in the app, as it doesn't require writing a whole link just to link to a user profile. I'll add more social features like this, even groups in the future, to make the site a better social experience. I'm also working hard to create a good user experience on this site and ensure there are no problems. The site has been approved for Google AdSense, so you should start seeing ads here within the next few days. I'm curious to see how well this site will do compared to my other one, there will soon be a lot more to this site. My other site hasn't made me very much money so far, but I think this one may be more successful as I can generate more content quickly and do this through the app. I will update within the next few weeks with my stats from Google AdSense so you can see how well the page is doing. Thanks for tuning in.
A new box to play in! Best day ever!
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So excited for snow in Seattle. I miss the days of chasing snow flakes every winter when I lived in Boston
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