Chocolate Fudge Recipe

Transcribed from my grandma's recipe card.


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 large can pet milk (condensed milk)
  • Two packages of chocolate chips
  • One jar of marshmallow fluff


Bring sugar, butter, and milk to a boil, and boil for 7 or 8 minutes. Stir constantly. Remove from stove and add 2 packages of chocolate chips and 1 pt of marshmallow cream, pinch of salt, mixing together. Pour in baking dish to cool.

Personal notes on setting up Debian 9 on a Dell XPS 13

I've been running Debian 9 on my laptop for the past few days and it works great! This was my first time booting Linux onto a laptop and it was not too bad. I definitely made some first-time mistakes, but after getting set up the machine has been stable and smooth.

Here are some personal notes on my experience and things I wish I knew before starting.

Useful resources

First-time mistakes

  • Choose LTS: Following a guide, I wound up with a test version of Debian. I shrugged at this fact at the time, but the biggest issue with it is that the primary package management sources /etc/apt/sources.list ends up being not the same as what everyone else has, and is a pain to debug and hard to find resources on. You want your package manager to work; it's one of the nicest parts of having a linux machine.
  •  Have a plan for editing BIOS settings. You should know exactly what you're going to change, and why you're going to change it. I probably had 3 or 4 false starts from fiddling too much with them and it can add a lot of time onto the setup.
  • When booting from USB, don't pull out the USB.
  • dd is a dangerous command, but you're going to have to use it to set up your USB. Fortunately I was careful here and didn't wipe my girlfriend's hard drive (hi Nidya!). On a Mac, use the diskutil utilitity for everything and tread lightly.

Weird stuff

  • Do the non-graphical install (there's probably something to this but it's the only one I could make work).
  • USB drives are slightly difficult to run down! CVS carries them at the counter.
  • For some reason, the BIOS menu never found the right-hand-side USB but could boot from the left-hand-side. If having trouble here try to round-robin the inputs.