Bookmarks for 26th March 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 26th March 2013:

  • 33 Best Free Fonts – One of the most important elements of any web design is fonts. It helps the website to impart the feel you want it to give. It adds life to your web design. This is why every designer makes it a point to use appropriate and suitable fonts in their design. If the fonts you use a right for that specific design then it would make your website look really attractive and good, but if your choice is wrong, then results can be disastrous.

    A huge collection of fonts is available on the web, but designers are always looking for latest and fresh fonts for their designs. So in order to help all our designer friends out there we will be presenting a collection of some really attractive, fresh and high qualityfree best fonts.

    You can download these fonts for free and use them in your projects. So check them out and pick the ones you like the best!

  • A Duo of Easter Treats… – I‘ve always been a fan of Easter. Especially since developing a serious ‘appreciation’ for chocolate back when I was designing chocolate biscuits (cookies) for a living. But this Easter I’m more excited than usual.

    We have some friends coming to stay for the weekend and they’re bringing their 3 year old. So you know what that means…

    Yes! A real Easter Egg Hunt! Yay!

    So this week I have a couple of Easter ‘treat’ recipes to get you in the mood.

    Happy Easter!

  • Rackspace Cloud Setup Ubuntu 12.04 LEMP Server – NoConformity – This guide will walk you through setting up your first Ubuntu LEMP server with Rackspace. A LEMP Server is made up of Ubuntu Linux, NGiNX, MySQL, and PHP and in my case I am using this machine to host a high traffic WordPress based installation. In other posts I will take you through setting up NGiNX cache and using the Rackspace CDN to host your blog images.
  • TinyPNG – Compress PNG images while preserving transparency – Advanced lossy compression for PNG images that preserves full alpha transparency.
  • Paneer Pakora -Indian snacks recipes that are easy to make with paneer » All Recipes Indian Paneer Recipes Indian Snacks and Starter Recipes Indian Vegetarian Recipes North Indian Recipes Indian Food Recipes | Andhra Recipes | Indian Dishes Recipes | Sai – Paneer is a versatile ingredient and does well in both savory and sweet avatars. There are numerous Indian snacks recipes that can be prepared using paneer and one such classic appetizing tea time snack or a rainy day treat is Paneer Pakora. Just a handful of ingredients go into its making with minimal work. Soft, melt in the mouth cottage cheese is dipped in spiced chick pea batter and deep fried to a golden brown shade. Its a good idea to blanch paneer pieces for a few minutes so that they soften and then prepare paneer pakora.

    A popular variation of paneer pakora is to sandwich two pieces of paneer with green chutney before dipping them in the pakora batter.

  • Seven Deadly Sins of Modern Objective-C – I've had this post cooking for a long time, and I think it's ready to unveil. If you code Objective-C, this is going to offend you and that's good. If you aren't offended, then you don't care, and that's bad.

    This list isn't about stylistic things like which line new braces go on (new ones, duh). This list is about potential problems with the code you're writing on an objective scale. So let's get started.

  • The ntpi: accurate time with a Raspberry Pi and Venus638FLPxTalk Unafraid | Talk Unafraid | The Blog of James Harrison – One of the things I’ve always loved to tinker with is time sources and synchronization. Typically this has been tied to sensible things like the Network Time Protocol and designing and maintaining time distribution systems for broadcast networks. Lately though I’ve been toying with ‘real’ time sources – GPS and MSF broadcasts. This is a quick tutorial on how to set up a Raspberry Pi, which at only a few watts makes for an economical time server, to talk to a Venus 638FLPx GPS receiver (available from Sparkfun on a suitable breakout board here).
  • Sausage, Jalapeño, and Cheddar Spoonbread | Serious Eats : Recipes – If Yorkshire pudding, cornbread, and soufflé could all get together and have a lovechild, that child's name would be spoonbread. Usually served as a side, this cornmeal-based pudding gets upgraded to a fantastic brunch dish with the addition of cheese and sausage, and one jalapeno for just a bit of spice.

    You can take the base of this spoonbread and adjust it to your tastes. Try diced ham and Swiss cheese instead of sausage and cheddar. Or even broccoli and Parmesan if you're feeding a vegetarian or two. Any leftovers you may have can be happily reheated and served with a quick green salad for a light lunch the next day.

  • Skillet Chicken with Potatoes and Mushrooms | Serious Eats : Recipes – Chicken dinners are an easy go-to meal and they also come with the fun catch phrase "winner winner, chicken dinner," which just happens to be one of my favorites and I try to incorporate it any time I can…

    Moving on, this recipe can be made almost any time of year and the potatoes can be substituted for other root vegetables. The basic process is the same: sear the chicken to get the golden, flavorful skin, then brown the potatoes or whatever vegetable you're using, add stock, and then put the chicken back in to finish. Making a quick pan juice of whatever is left finishes off the dish, and serving it with a green salad ensures that you have a more rounded out meal.

    The lemon in the dish brightens up the chicken with just the slightest hint of butter for a creamy finish and I just think that mushrooms, chicken and potatoes are a fantastic combination.