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Web Development, Visual Design, Accessibility, User Experience, Technology Evangelism, Leadership, Cooking, Geek Culture, Being Awesome. And Ninjas.

M3talinks For 11/13/2011

  • “I have come to terms with my almost unholy infatuation with rice and beans. Perhaps it’s because of my affection for simple and honest (read: affordable and easy) peasant food, but rice and beans are a staple in so many regions of the world, and with good reason! Rice and beans are a balanced meal with protein and carbohydrates, affordable and shelf stable for long storage and consumption in lean times, and deliciously variable in terms of texture, taste and nuance. So often we see rice and beans as a side to a flavorful main, a misunderstood dish which is frequently discarded as boring or banal or – even worse – the cheap filler to your meal, but not in Brazil. Oh no, my friends. In Brazil, the bean reigns supreme! Well, next to the beef of course. And maybe the pork. And chicken. But hey, legumes still rank.”

    tags: rice brazilian beans feijoada food blog cooking

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M3talinks For 11/09/2011

  • “In 2000, writer Rodney Rothman spent three weeks pretending to be an employee of a Silicon Alley company, writing up the experience for The New Yorker as “My Fake Job.”

    Seven years earlier, in 1993, programmer Ron Avitzur pulled a similar stunt. But unlike Rothman, who was avoiding wasting his days in his apartment masturbating, Avitzur was extremely productive.

    Avitzur sneaked into Apple’s California HQ for six months to write a software program that, through luck and hard work, is still included on every Mac sold today. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Google TechTalks August 1, 2006 Ron Avitzur ABSTRACT It’s midnight. I’ve been working sixteen hours a day, seven days a week. I’m not being paid. In fact, my project was canceled six months ago, so I’m evading security, sneaking into Apple Computer’s main offices in the heart of Silicon Valley, doing clandestine volunteer work for an eight-billion-dollar corporation. For more info visit: http://www.pacifict.com/Story”

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “Stories about people teetering on the edge of this question: Should they stay or go? A software writer loses his job, but refuses to go away. He continues to show up at work, sneaking in the door each day and putting in long hours on a project the company canceled. A student from Pakistan finishes four years of college in Philadelphia and has to decide whether to move back home. And other stories. “

    tags: graphing calculator guerilla development coding apple

  • “To determine when a student has finished a certain exercise, we award proficiency to a user who has answered at least 10 problems in a row correctly — known as a streak. Proficiency manifests itself as a gold star, a green patch on teachers’ dashboards, a requirement for some badges (eg. gain 3 proficiencies), and a bounty of “energy” points. Basically, it means we think you’ve mastered the concept and can move on in your quest to know everything.

    It turns out that the streak model has serious flaws.”

    tags: khan academy online learning assessment open badges

  • “Berp is an implementation of Python 3, written in Haskell. It provides a compiler and an interpreter. In both cases the input Python program is translated into Haskell code. The compiler turns the Haskell code into machine code. The interpreter runs the Haskell code immediately via the GHCi interpreter. The user interface of the interpreter imitates the one provided by CPython. “

    tags: python haskell compiler geeky

  • “The web’s most popular recipes can spread with viral speed”

    tags: great recipes internet

  • “Here at SAVEUR.com, we spend lots of time reading food blogs — and it’s no surprise that we’ve found smart, gastronomically-inclined bloggers in virtually every country on earth. These writers are committed to celebrating regional recipes, restaurants, techniques, and ingredients; we draw on their sites as culinary guides to everyday life in specific places all over the globe.”

    tags: food blogs awesome

  • “How do you make bread even better? You stuff it with pepperoni and cheese. Then, you bake it in a bundt pan that allows you to pull off little chunks and dip them in pizza sauce. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party (and I did, where it disappeared quickly!) or to eat during a football game. Or, make it for dinner and serve with a salad. It’s basically pizza, heavy on the crust…right?!”

    tags: pizza party food cooking awesome

  • “This classic Israeli breakfast, a dish of Libyan origin, can be served as a main course for any meal of the day.”

    tags: recipe eggs mediterranian food

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M3talinks For 11/07/2011

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M3talinks For 09/30/2011

  • “A little over a week ago, Wayne Helman posted an article proposing the use of @font-face for displaying icons. The article was well-received, but I was honestly expecting more excitement around this idea. From my view, this now seems like the way to set icons in a site. I feel strongly about the potential of this method, so I thought I would take the time to generate a font set for Iconic and to talk about why we should all be using this method for displaying icons.”

    tags: icons font css3 typography web icon

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M3talinks For 09/19/2011

  • when i was in bordeaux i spent one day walking from bookshop and bookshop and simply perusing. there was one book that i wish i would have bought that i read from cover to cover while window shopping. it was a book on how to make chevre (goat milk cheese). it looked like it would be fairly simple, requiring only goat’s milk, vinegar, molds, and a little patience. later, while searching the internet to try and find a similar set of instructions i found that ricotta seemed to be the entry level into cheesemaking and figured that i would give it a try before devoting a few days to making mozzarella or chevre. but i didn’t think it would be so easy! it only takes like 15 minutes tops! it’s pretty safe to say that i’m never buying ricotta at the store ever again.

    tags: how to cheese ricotta recipe

  • JavaScript Garden is a growing collection of documentation about the most quirky parts of the JavaScript programming language. It gives advice to avoid common mistakes, subtle bugs, as well as performance issues and bad practices that non-expert JavaScript programmers may encounter on their endeavours into the depths of the language.

    JavaScript Garden does not aim to teach you JavaScript. Former knowledge of the language is strongly recommended in order to understand the topics covered in this guide. In order to learn the basics of the language, please head over to the excellent guide on the Mozilla Developer Network.

    tags: javascript programming tutorials documentation

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M3talinks For 09/14/2011

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