Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Doesn't WFM any more.

I'm losing interest in much of this blog. It's too one-way, and too identifiable.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ich bin ein guardianer

I've been reading the Guardian since 1978 - tomorrow it changes size from broadsheet to berliner. Go Guardian!

Edit: WTF has happened to Doonesbury??
Edit2: it's back next week. Thank Ian "I remember when he was the office boy" Katz for the hiatus.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Cookbooks #2 - Moosewood #1

I have a precious but completely fucked original edition of the Moosewood Kitchen by Mollie Katzen. This is my version of the tabouli (tabbouleh) recipe: 1 cup = 1 ordinary (ie half pint) mug, in my kitchen anyway: whatever you use, be consistent. Serves a bunch of people.

Combine 1 cup dry bulghar wheat, 1½ cups boiling water, and 1 level teaspoon salt in a bowl, cover or clingfilm, leave for 20 minutes. Stir (there shouldn't be much or any liquid left)

Add ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup lemon &/or lime juice (more lemon results in a sharper dish), garlic as you wish (please see the comments) and half a teaspoon of dried mint. Mix, and cover again. Pop in the fridge for at least a few hours: overnight is fine.

A while before serving, add a bunch of spring onions, chopped with some of the green included, some finely chopped tomatoes, and as much parsley as you can manage. Katzen suggests 1 packed cup of chopped parsley.. If you've used a lot of garlic you need to use lots of parsley. Add black pepper, and more salt of needed.

You can add all sorts of other things: chopped peppers, grated carrot, chopped olives (yuk), cubed cucumber. My favourite addition is feta cheese, though. Mmm.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Internet Explorer safe at last

Yes, even connected to a network. IE7 (beta 1) can be started with the -extoff switch to open with no add-ons or activex. Now if only that was the default..

Here's a screen shot - note the dark grey square new tab button in the middle. The button between the location and search bars goes one step further than Safari's equivalent - it trebles up as Go, Stop and Refresh.

Each tab gets it's own menu and toolbar set, I'd be surprised if that was in the final release, unless you could make customised settings the default for each tab (maybe you can, I didn't try)

I was checking to see if it still messed up the borders on a site and yes it still does, but this list makes me think it's probably fixed by now.

Comment scum

I have to stop comments for unregistered users as they're being stuffed by spammers. Edit: now I've had to use the "word picture" thing as I was then spammed by registered user spammers, what a complete pain they are, bloody spammers. First they killed email, now they're killing blogs.
Edit 2: Now anyone can post again, if they can read the word picture thing. Previously though:

I've set up an account if you can't be arsed to register one: username stuartdcomments password wordsofwisdom. Sigh. I don't know why I stick with blogger. Probably because all the alternatives are about as bad, I've used a few. "I should write my own" ROFL


Pasta is down so I will have to bore you with this: evaluate this code in the JavaScript console to restart Firefox.