Dec 07 2013
Dec 04 2013
Odyssey just posted about words on presentation slides.
My practice is to have a short declarative title on each slide that summarizes the point of whatever graphical shitte is on the slide. This way if someone loses the train of a slide, they can at least just read the title and get enough to keep following along the talk as a whole. The worst thing is to have someone lose concentration for a single slide and then be in a position where the entire rest of the talk becomes incomprehensible.
Incidentally, this is why it is important to repeat key shit a lot during a talk. If you as the speaker perceive yourself as being painfully repetitive, then you are probably repeating key points the correct amount.
Nov 28 2013
Nov 25 2013
Fucken Disgusting Republican Filth Failing at the Slightest Semblance of Giving a Fucke About Being Lying Subhuman Hypocrites
It’s an outrage for young white christian men to pay insurance premiums that go to covering maternity care, but they sure as fucke better cover my prostate cancer.
Nov 19 2013
If you’re in a bar, and you find yourself saying a sentence that starts with “The Internet”, it’s time to go home.
Nov 19 2013
Is it better to sit up close behind the goal, or further away near center ice?
Nov 16 2013
It is sheer incompetence that the administration couldn’t get something as simple as a Web site working properly from day one, and it is never going to be fixed properly because it is too complicated.
Nov 10 2013
one cup carnaroli rice
third cup diced onion
red pepper flakes
one pint cherry tomatoes
half pound goat ricotta
half cup white wine
two cups chicken broth diluted with two cups water, salted to taste
quarter cup grated reggiano
Sautee the onions with some black pepper, red chile pepper flakes, and dill.
Throw in a about two thirds of the tomatoes, halved.
Sautee them on lowest heat until they break down and form a jelly.
Throw in the rice, turn the heat up a little, and sautee until toasty.
Deglaze the pan with the wine.
Cook in the usual way with ladles of simmering chicken broth.
When the rice is very molto al dente, with some crunch left in the very center, turn off the heat and add one more ladle of broth, the ricotta, reggiano, and some of the basil microgreens. Stir a little bit to partially incorporate.
Throw in the tomatoes and stir gently to incorporate, without busting up the tomatoes. Allow to rest covered for a few minutes.
Nov 10 2013
Nov 03 2013
one pound arctic char filet
half pound squid ink penne
one cup 1% milk
half cup dry white wine
third cup grated raclette (we used Reading Raclette, from Vermont)
ground black pepper
half a meyer lemon
half tablespoon cornstarch
Look at this beautiful arctic char filet!
Sautee the char in pieces until it is just barely cooked through, and then reserve.
Deglaze with the wine, adding some black pepper.
Turn down the heat and add the milk.
Reduce for a little while.
Whisk in the cornstarch until the sauce thickens a bit.
Add some of the raclette and whisk in gently until it incorporates. Repeat until all of it is in the sauce.
Add some dill and cook a little longer, salting to taste.
Add the cooked pasta, some of the pasta water, and finish for a minute or so on medium high heat.
Squeeze the lemon on the char, and then throw it in with the pasta, and stir very gently to heat the char.
Very delicious dish!!! Thanks to my fishmonger for the char!!!