Aug 21, 2007

Recipe: Some Kind of Mutated Bruschetta

Here's something I came up with last night while watching Arrested Development: some sort of mutated bruschetta thing.

1. Dice a half tomato and about a fourth of a bell pepper.
2. Mix both together with a little bit of salsa, red pepper, salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano.
3. Serve with sliced, slightly toasted, bread. Garnish with lettuce.

Aug 20, 2007

An Ear to the Ground

As if we needed further proof that Google is awesome (mostly), the response today on their blog to the backlash against their discontinuation of their download-to-own/rent program shows us all that the company whose informal slogan is "Don't Be Evil" is, indeed, not evil. The basic impression on the online community was that Google shortchanged the people who had bought videos from them, giving them only Google Checkout credit, which, to some people, was much worse than actual money - and not much of it at that.
Google's response? Listen to the complaints, assume the customer is right, and give them more. Might I add that it seems that Google expended quite a bit of its own effort in this technically unnecessary but, I assume, very welcome move. The blog post is here.

And in other news, the design (made by Dan Cederholm) for the social community site centered around wine, Cork'd, got completely ripped off by some other site presuming to sell templates. Now that's just annoying.

Aug 10, 2007

The Paramecia Flies Again!

Just a quick plug for Brynn Shepherd's redesign of her website, Flying Paramecia, which was featured on no less than five CSS and design galleries:
  1. CssLeak
  2. CSS Mania
  3. Most Inspired
  4. CSS Clip
  5. CSS Impress
It's cool and, dare I say it, nifty. Go check it out.

Recipe: Quick Salad

A quick salad that I came up with the other day. Note: I don't use measurements like teaspoons and tablespoons, etc., because I don't know how.

1. Chop two leaves of romaine lettuce into chunks about an inch wide, put in a bowl.
2. Dice a half tomato and a half pear, arrange over lettuce.
3. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
4. Top with red wine vinaigrette dressing.

This works really well if you can find those fresh, crispy pears, but normal pears work fine as well. The salad should end up kind of sweet.

Aug 9, 2007

Teaching: The Real Story

Really excellent article here on how different teaching is in real life than in the movies by Tom Moore on the New York Times website.

And here's the digg entry, if that's your flavor. This article (and issue) deserves visibility.

Aug 8, 2007

I'm Quite Serious

I absolutely refuse to get into a theological discussion with anyone (outside of my family, best friends, and significant other) unless that person gives me $20 to keep until I've decided that they've said something new and/or enlightening, at which point I will return it to them.