A little known fact: Irish Thanksgiving is the Saturday following the American Thanksgiving. The legend goes that after the rather sterile and serious Puritan Thanksgiving a few of the Irish attendees hopped on an Aer Lingus flight back to Ireland a few days later and had a proper dinner and craic.
No idea if it’s true or not of course, but sounds plausible.
It turned out to be a little harder than I thought. So I’ll now
digress into a bit of troff learning. I was used to being able to
man -t command1 command2 commandn but through some trial and
error discovered that what’s actually happening is that the
command is running
groff -Tps -c -mandoc on each command in
sequence and sending that to the printer. And then I discovered
that screws up the page number. Lastly I learned that font sizes
on Linux and OS X
groff installs are different and that they have
a different default paper size. The difference means that page
numbering is correct on OS X but wrong on Linux.
Edit: pdf now updated for Linux (and no longer works on OS X - sigh).
In the end I came up with this
Thanks to the OS X Preview.app I was able to easily print it into booklet form (two pages to a side, double sided) so the twelve pages end up in a nice booklet on three physical pages.
It’s funny though. I did all that because I had to write the whole menu down. Not only that I have a page that has timings to get things started at the right times. Something my mom had always wanted me to do previous times I’d cooked large meals. Back then I could keep it in my head. Used to drive my mom nuts. Recovering Kevin can’t quite manage that though. I think if pushed I could have. I do feel a lot better these days than I did even back in September. But it resulted in a fun diversion.