Thursday, February 28, 2008

Twitter Lock-In

During last night's Twitter "Timeline Oddity Update" I caught some interesting comments from @bhlackey and @thinguy in response to an update that appeared in my stream. I won't reproduce it here.




I experienced the following behavior while trying to logout so I could create the @smutr twitter account.

403 Forbidden: The server understood the request, but is refusing to fulfill it. I call it lock-in

Friday, February 22, 2008

Baked Chicken with Tomato and Olives

I slacked off and used canned tomato, it is easier. The original recipe calls for capers but we are out.

The chicken is baked from frozen from the costco bag-o-chicken.

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1.5 tbps chopped garlic
  • ~20 small Spanish pimento olives (didn't weigh them), diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans diced tomato, drained

Chicken (from frozen):

  1. Heat oven to 350 deg
  2. Place chicken in baking dish, brush lightly with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray)
  3. Bake ~25 min
  4. Top with tomato olive mixture, bake additional 10min

Tomato, Olive topping (Start while heating oven):

  1. Heat the oil, lightly brown the garlic. Take a moment to appreciate the smell of cooking garlic
  2. Add the onion cook until slightly translucent
  3. Turn up the heat to medium and add olives, heat until hot, stir a bit
  4. Add tomato, simmer for ~10 min
  5. With ~10min left on the chicken, top with tomato mixture

Enjoy with a salad and possibly a carb, Basic recipe from "How to Cook Anything"

This is a picture of me taking a picture of dinner (or really the food I pre-cooked for dinner some time next week).

Taking a picture of food

Using a Joby Gorillapod SLR-ZOOM, Nikon D1x, Nikon 17-35/2.8 AF-S and MC30 cable release. The Joby has a little bit of vibration when I let go of the D1x so I wait for a moment and fire with the cable release

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Breakfast pictures for ThinGuy

The effective (35mm) zoom for this picture is 52mm, shot in natural light and pulled up a stop from the raw. The f/2.8 aperture is what causes the shallow depth of field. The front of the lens was probably 3-4in from the edge of the waffle.

Toaster Waffles w/Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Lunar Eclipse

I am disappointed with the pictures I got from the eclipse. Low ISO for noise begets a longer exposure which proves that the universe isn't standing still. Oh well maybe next time I'll be home and take a bit more time to get it right.

Lunar Eclipse

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Full Keyboard Access in Firefox from OS X

Recently some complaints have surfaced about keyboard access to form elements in Firefox 2 in OS X. I don't see the problem.

I have Full keyboard access for "All Controls" set in System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts

I have "Enable Access for assistive devices" set in System Preferences -> Universal Access (although I don't think this is related, IIRC it is for some other programs that I use)

Since a video is the easiest way I can think of to show this, here you go:

If anyone happens to know what configuration changes you might need to make to get this working please feel free to let me know. I don't recall making changes other than the above.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dinner and Dessert

C- and I made dinner and pie on Friday night. Dinner was good but the salad needed a better rinse it was a bit too salty. The pies are quite tasty although the strawberry rhubarb didn't thicken up enough. We like pie!
Dinner: Pickled Cabbage Salad and Baked Fish

Apple and Strawberry Rhubarb pies from scratch
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