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Test Kitchen tips: Stove-top smoking: Sometimes nothing beats smoking a nice cut of meat outdoors on a lazy, hot day — that is, as long as the weather cooperates. But the great outdoors can get a little testy, especially during these winter months. Even in Southern California. – by Noelle Carter – Tags: food – http://www.latimes.com/features/food/dailydish/la-dd-test-kitchen-tips-stove-top-smoking-20130121,0,5552955.story

Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies: As of a few days ago, I have started counting my calories a bit. Nothing extreme, but I am trying to be more conscious of what I’m eating. This means more fruits and veggies, less bread and less sugar. My body is thanking me, but my brain is not on the same page. – by Amanda K. – Tags: food – http://amandakbythebay.blogspot.ca/2013/01/peanut-butter-black-bean-brownies.html

Week 5: Legumes – Red Lentil Burgers: I love lentils. Lentil soup is my favorite. But I wanted to try something a little different with them, so I thought this recipe would be perfect! I had read it a while back in an issue of Cooking Light, and I found it easily on their website. – by Everythingevil – Tags: food – http://52weeksofnomnom.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/week-5-legumes-red-lentil-burgers/

The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza: It’s time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he’ll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter for play-by-plays on future kitchen tests and recipe experiments. – by J. Kenji López-Alt – Tags: food – http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/01/the-pizza-lab-the-worlds-easiest-pizza-no-knead-no-stretch-pan-pizza.html

If Almonds Bring You Joy, Enjoy More For Fewer Calories: Scientists are starting to discover that the standard way of measuring calories, established more than 100 years ago, may not be terribly accurate when it comes to higher fat, high-fiber foods like nuts. But when it comes to almonds, the count may be off by a whole lot. Food scientists at the U.S. – by Allison Aubrey – Tags: food – http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/08/03/158083010/if-almonds-bring-you-joy-enjoy-more-for-fewer-calories

M3talinks For 12/12/2012

  • Did you know that Ada Lovelace, the illegitimate daughter of poet Lord Byron, is credited as the world’s first computer programmer? Born in 1815, Ada was raised in a strict environment of mathematics and logic as a child, in order to prevent her from becoming anything like the “insane” father who had abandoned her. Sounds like a great soap opera plot, doesn’t it? (Days of Our Lives, if you’re reading this, get a hold of me).

    tags: adalovelace ada computer programmer woman awesome

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M3talinks For 12/06/2012

  • If you spend a lot of time typing plain text, writing programs or HTML, you can save much of that time by using a good editor and using it effectively. This paper will present guidelines and hints for doing your work more quickly and with fewer mistakes.

    The open source text editor Vim (Vi IMproved) will be used here to present the ideas about effective editing, but they apply to other editors just as well. Choosing the right editor is actually the first step towards effective editing. The discussion about which editor is the best for you would take too much room and is avoided. If you don’t know which editor to use or are dissatisfied with what you are currently using, give Vim a try; you won’t be disappointed.

    tags: vim editor howto productivity

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M3talinks For 12/05/2012

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M3talinks For 11/20/2012

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M3talinks For 11/19/2012

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M3talinks For 11/13/2012

  • When I was at Microsoft, I was the developer tasked with fixing the Favicon story for IE7. The original IE6 behavior was to download the favicon once–when a user made a site a Favorite. I do not want to go too deep into the details of how this craziness works, but the key piece of information to understanding why it seemed so broken is this: a mapping between the url of the site the url for the site’s Favicon would be stored in IE’s History database and the actually bits of the icon would be stored in the temporary Internet files folder. Thus, if you cleared your history or your cache, or the item expired out of either one, the icon would be gone forever.

    tags: code favicon web design

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M3talinks For 11/10/2012

  • Now that we have the iPad Mini, web designers waste no time in wanting to distinguish between it and the iPad 2. Tough luck.

    Yesterday Max Firtman explained in detail why that is not possible. Briefly, no JavaScript or CSS property, variable or media query is different on the iPad 2 and the iPad Mini. Both are 1024×768, neither has a retina screen, etc.

    tags: css unit web design

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M3talinks For 11/09/2012

  • Maya and I have been playing through Windwaker together; she like sailing, scary birds and remembering to be brave, rescuing her little brother and finding out what’s happening to Medli and her dragon boat.

    She’s the hero of the story, of course.

    It’s annoying and awkward, to put it mildly, having to do gender-translation on the fly when Maya asks me to read what it says on the screen. You can pick your character’s name, of course – I always stick with Link, being a traditionalist – but all of the dialog insists that Link is a boy, and there’s apparently nothing to be done about it.

    Well, there wasn’t anything to be done about it. As you might imagine, I’m not having my daughter growing up thinking girls don’t get to be the hero, and rescue their little brothers.

    This isn’t particularly user-friendly; you’ll need to download the Dolphin emulator and find a Windwaker .GCM, the Gamecube disk image with this SHA-1 hash:

    tags: zelda girlgamer gender awesome dad

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