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28 February, 2019

Video Game Manipulations

Video Game Manipulations
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Using real time to drive your progress is a manipulative practice. The hilariously ironic thing about idle games is that the best way to play them is to actually NOT play them at all. If you go away and focus on other things and then come back after not playing for awhile, you’ll have a
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28 February, 2019

Progress In Clicker Games

Progress In Clicker Games
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  They did experiments on animals in these things called operant conditioning chambers, or Skinner Boxes named after their creator, to see if giving a piece of food would encourage the animals to keep doing a desired repetitive action, or in some cases punished them for NOT doing so, and wouldn’t you know it, of
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28 February, 2019

How Clicker Games Work

How Clicker Games Work
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Whenever I think of clicker, or sometimes called idle or incremental games, I get really confused. They’re essentially the most bare bones experiences when it comes to actual gameplay, you just click numbers to watch those numbers go up and then wait for other numbers to increase so you can click more numbers – so
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25 July, 2017

Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer Vegetable Soup
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When the first locally grown fresh vegetables hit the market in June, Finns make this delicious, simple soup that focuses on highlighting the subtle, delicate flavors of new vegetables. Bunch of small carrots, sliced into wedges roughly ½-inch thick Broccoli, cut into ½-inch florets (roughly 1 lb) Cauliflower, cut into ½ -inch florets (roughly 1
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1 June, 2017

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
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Around the world there are several versions of stuffed cabbage rolls. This delicious Finnish fall specialty takes few hours to make the taste but it is well worth the effort. 1 medium sized cabbage head ½ cup short grain rice risotto rice (round or semi-round) 1cup of chicken broth 1 medium sized onion, chopped 1
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26 May, 2017

Finnish Sourdough Rye Bread

Finnish Sourdough Rye Bread
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Finnish sourdough rye bread has a long history in Finland, consistently described as a true national treasure. The preparation to create the proper sourdough starter takes several days, but can be frozen and held for up to a year. Once created, a great starter dough is something to be passed down for generations. Finnish rye
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25 March, 2017

Blinis with Vendace Roe

Blinis with Vendace Roe
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Finns adopted the buckwheat blinis from their Russian neighbors. Nowadays blinis are commonly served Finland during wintertime with a selection of toppings such as fish roe, gravlax, sour cream and chopped onions. 1 ½ cups 2% milk ½ package Active dry yeast (1/8 oz) 1 cup buckwheat flour 2 egg yolks ½ cup beer 3
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26 January, 2017

Layered Midsummer Herring

Layered Midsummer Herring
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This delicious herring recipe is simple to make, and works especially well when served with a side of new crop potatoes. 6-8 ounces of herring fillets in oil* (canned or vacuum packed) 1 bunch of fresh dill, chopped 1 bunch of chives, thinly chopped 8 oz sour cream Juice of ½ a lemon 1 tbsp
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25 January, 2017

Boiled Crayfish Recipe

Boiled Crayfish Recipe
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The end of July marks the beginning of the crayfish season in Finland. For many, it is the highlight of the culinary year. The ubiquitous crayfish party is a true celebration of summer that all the visitors to Finland should experience. Crayfish is traditionally served boiled on buttered toast with dill and washed down with
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