Chicken and tomatoes

Today we have one of those simple recipes when you’re short on prep time but still want something delicious.

You’ll need:

  • chicken
  • rice
  • tomatoes
  • herbs and spices (we used basil and oregano)
  • olive oil

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Portobello pizzas!

Love pizza but concerned with the number of calories in the standard pizza crust? Why not make portobello pizzas! it’s just like a pizza except you use a mushroom instead of the crust. (Disclaimer: If you don’t like mushrooms in the first place, this *probably* isn’t the best idea for you…)

You’ll need:

  • portobello mushrooms
  • pizza sauce
  • cheese
  • other pizza toppings

(Look at the AllRecipes post for more details)

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Why do we have another Spider-Man movie? Granted, I liked it more than any of the previous three, but it just feels too soon. Of course people are going to compare it to the previous movies.

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OpenID - Part 2

I wrote yesterday about getting OpenID up and running, but when I played with the code a bit more today, I realized that something funny was going on. Yahoo worked exactly as I expected, when I clicked on the link for the first time, it would take me to the Yahoo login page and then to a page to grant the proper permissions. All well and good. The same with Google.

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Adventures in OpenID land

Today I started working on a little webapp. It’s mostly to get me back in practice writing website code, but it does hopefully have the side effect of being useful. More on that later though, perhaps when it’s actually working. In any case, the first thing that I wanted to do for this app was to set up some sort of authentication system. Since I don’t have HTTPS set up at the moment with my webhost (Dreamhost; they really are pretty good to work with and far better than my previous host) and it doesn’t really make as much sense to send passwords in plaintext over the network, I decided to go ahead and give OpenID a try.

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Analyzing the dice game

Lifehacker had an interesting post today where they outlined a simple dice game where you have three distinct six-sided dice, each with a different number scheme. The neat thing was that the dice had a mutually intransitive set of win probabilities, similar to rock paper scissors. So if your opponent chooses first and you choose the die that has the 5⁄9 edge over theirs, you will win about 5% more of the rolls (1⁄18).

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Fun idea at least and although it had some problems in execution, I enjoyed it well enough. The action scenes were neat, particularly the flaming ax-fu of firey doom (which they could have used more of).

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Brave

I think that if Brave where made by anyone other than Pixar, I would have absolutely loved it. Granted, that’s not really a fair comparison, but I just can’t shake the feeling.

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Wombat IDE - Two bug fixes

Two quick bug fixes:

  • Issue 196: color-set! now works correctly (previously it wouldn’t actually mutate the color object)
  • Issue 197: Automatically determine the correct semester for the upload button