Bookmarks for 16th January 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 16th January 2013:

  • Madhur Jaffrey’s Stir-Fried Cabbage with Fennel Seeds recipe from Food52 – Maybe the mistake we're making with cabbage is that we cook it to death or don't cook it at all. By skating somewhere down the middle, Madhur Jaffrey's stir-frying method crams in an incredible amount of flavor in very little time. Note: If you can't find garam masala, you can make your own with Jaffrey's recipe, or approximate it with pinches of ground cardamom, black pepper, cumin, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Recipe adapted very slightly from Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking (Chronicle Books, 2007).
  • App Net API Console – This website gives you an easy interface to the API. First you sign-up using your AppNet account. After sign-up you can use the console to try API queries and see the result in both JSON and rendered views.

    Click the 'Connect' option in the menu on top and continue from there. If you already connected then pick an API from the left side menu.

  • | Manage, share and source your aliases online. – allows you to mange all of your aliases online and browse the list of cool aliases submitted by others. From there you can run a single command to copy your aliases back into your profile should you require them. Public aliases cannot be edited once they've been created for security.
  • The Most Useful Photography Tips and Tricks that Make You Look Like a Pro – Lifehack – The simple act of taking a good picture seems like it should be pretty easy, but the truth is, there is a lot more to it than just pointing-and-shooting: the art of good photography takes quite a bit of practice. When you’re just starting out, it’s hard to sift through all of the  information on the web about what you should know. What we did here was pack together a bunch of the most popular tips and tricks for newbie photographers.
  • Tux Crossing | Gordons Projects – Our first GPIO example will start from the very basics and build up a UK Pelican Crossing simulator using 5 x LEDs (A Red, Yellow and Green and another Red and Green for the Red and Green “man” indicators), 5 x 270Ω resistors and a single push-button for the pedestrians to control the lights.
  • Beamer for Mac – AirPlay any movie from your Mac to Apple TV – Drag any movie file onto Beamer and it will start streaming wirelessly to your TV with Apple TV instantly. No jailbreak required.
  • Welcome to SpanDeX – SpanDeX eliminates the need to keep track of different versions of files, manually accept, reject and merge changes, and the endless emails and inconsistent TeX installations. Now, you can focus entirely on writing.
  • How Using Variables in CSS Saved Me Hours Of Coding « Good Sense – I’ve been using CSS pre-processors like LESS and SASS for a while now. They’re supposed to be helpful with features like variables, functions and mixins. But I was just using it because it was the right thing to do.

    Today it saved me HOURS of coding. I’m redesigning a website and decided to change the color scheme. So instead of finding all 46 uses of the color #65AED3 or all the places that used a certain font, I only needed to change the value of the variable. Frontend developers know it’s never as simple as a search-and-replace.

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