Rick Scherle on the web

My little corner of the web. 

About me

Fifty years is a long time to be in love, but there’s just something about electrons. Since I was a kid I’ve been crazy about software, hardware, anything at all having to do with technology. I love the power of it, how it lets us see things that are invisible to our unaided senses, helps us to understand things by dramatically compressing or expanding time, enables us to manage things that would otherwise overwhelm our memories or symbol manipulation skills, and how it enables us to communicate easily in spite of great distance, time, and cultural barriers.

Because of this love of technology, I live very much in the future, using tools and methods and devices that won’t be commonplace for months or sometimes even years. That gives me a different perspective, enabling me to describe some of the road ahead having already hit some of the potholes.

In addition to technology, I love good food, so my personal recipes are also here. I put them online to share with friends and because I can never find where I put things.

Hopefully you’ll find some things of interest here, and join the conversation yourself.



About this Site

Oh my! A global pandemic, forest fires all around, democracy at a crossroads, moving my house (and my friends) out of the city… It’s a lot!
So, I don’t have time to work on my site, fix the things that aren’t working, and add all the stuff I want to share with you. We’re just gonna have to leave it for now and be patient until some of the smoke clears (literally).

Chocolate Ermine Icing

Ermine Icing (Cooked Flour Frosting) This old-fashioned cooked-flour frosting, often known as ermine icing, features delightfully airy texture very similar to that of whipped cream. Since it’s just lightly sweetened, it’s the perfect complement to many a rich cake....

Milk Chocolate Cake

Milk Chocolate Cake This chocolate cake uses butter for flavor and a bit of oil for a never-fail moist crumb. It's more of a milk chocolate flavor, rather than dark chocolate flavor, without being overly sweet.YIELD: one 9" x 13" cake, two 9" round...

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns 1-1/4 C pecan halves1/2 C brown sugar1/4 C butter (57 grams)1/4 C dark corn syrup1/8 C cream1 pkg prepared cinnamon rolls Roast PecansPreheat oven to 325 FRoast pecans on a cookie sheet in over fort 7 minutes. Set aside to cool.Prepare 6 ramekins by...