Hello! Welcome to our informal, always-on-Friday open thread where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips, or show your vacation photos to a polite but bored audience. Did you know that the late Richard Harris once left a cake out in the rain and couldn't take it because it took so long to bake it and he would never have the recipe again? Oh, yes (and how). Share your own tales of culinary misfortune, if you like.

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