Bookmarks for 27th February 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 27th February 2013:

  • 6 Nifty, Time-Saving HTML Attributes – There are dozens upon dozens of HTML attributes. Some are well-known and widely used, such as style and href, while others are more obscure.

    However, the obscure attributes aren’t necessarily the less useful ones. Many lesser-known attributes are like shortcuts – they can save you a lot of time and make your life as a coder easier.

    I know from the people who come to Code Conquest to learn code that it’s easy to underestimate the usefulness of some of these time-savers. In this post, I’ll show you six lesser-known but nifty attributes.

  • Tame WordPress from the Command Line with wp-cli – Treehouse Blog – Some people fear the command line. They view it as the deep, dark underbelly of their computer, far from the familiar comforts of the GUI. A place of great mystery where even the angels fear to tread.

    But then there are others who appreciate the command line for what it is: a place of great power and usefulness. A place where the most tedious of tasks can be performed quickly and easily; where shortcuts and scripts abound to help out the most serious of developers.

    In today’s tutorial, we’re going to crack open our Terminal program for a rather surprising reason: maintaining a WordPress site using wp-cli (short for WordPress Command Line Interface).

    This tutorial is going to assume three things: you are using a Macintosh (although wp-cli works in any Unix-based environment), you have a means of cloning a GitHub repository (either through the command line git or through a GUI such as Tower or GitHub), and you have an installation of WordPress on your working machine. If you’ve got all three of those, you’re golden!

  • Tuts+ Premium | The best way to learn creative and technical skills. – The best way to learn creative and technical skills like design, web development (and lots more).
    Get access to your very own library of courses, tutorials and eBooks, available whenever you need them. Join a community of over 15,000 members and start getting better at the skills you care about.
  • Garlicky Shrimp de Jonghe | Serious Eats : Recipes – Old-school and crazy-caloric, Chicago's shrimp de Jonghe is said to date back to the late 19th century. Created by Belgian brothers, who ran a Chicago restaurant and served the dish at the World's Columbian Exposition, it remains a treasure in many a Chicago restaurant today.

    Its appeal is timeless. It's also easy to make.

    Use quality raw jumbo shrimp. And don't skimp on the butter; otherwise your breadcrumbs with be dry. While some versions omit the lemon, I find it integral to cut through the richness and brighten the dish.

    If you don't have sherry on hand, dry white wine may be used. However, the effect won't be quite the same.

    Because it's quite heavy, this dish bodes well as an appetizer, too. If you serve it as a main course, accompany it with a crunchy green salad.

  • Homemade Garlicky Breakfast Sausage | Serious Eats : Recipes – If you've never made sausage before, don't be afraid. Even if you have a minimal amount of equipment in your kitchen, it's possible to make great breakfast sausage that will take a plain old egg sandwich to something really spectacular. Once you've given this recipe a try, adjust it to your own liking. A few toasted fennel seeds, or some finely chopped fresh sage—or maybe just a dash of maple syrup for some added sweetness.

    One non-negotiable is a scale: you need one for this recipe to accurately weigh the salt for the sausage. But that's a small price to pay for a better brunch.

    My favorite way to serve this sausage is by forming into a patty and sandwiching it in a toasted English muffin. But you could also cook it then toss it into a hearty strata, or throw some into a pancake batter—the options are endless when you've got a few pounds of homemade sausage at your disposal!

  • Mininet: An Instant Virtual Network on your Laptop (or other PC) – Mininet – Mininet creates a realistic virtual network, running real kernel, switch and application code, on a single machine (VM, cloud or native), in seconds, with a single command:

    Because you can easily interact with your network using the Mininet CLI (and API), customize it, share it with others, or deploy it on real hardware, Mininet is useful for development, teaching, and research.

    Mininet is also a great way to develop, share, and experiment with OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking systems.

    Mininet is actively developed and supported, and is released under a permissive BSD Open Source license. We encourage contribution of code, bug reports/fixes, documentation, and anything else that can improve the system!

  • BLOKK font gives you a nice fill text for mock-ups and wireframing without the lorem ipsum. The new and better wireframing font. – BLOKK fontBLOKK is a font for quick mock-ups and wireframing for clients who do not understand latin.
  • Corn Manchurian Fried Rice – Corn Recipes – Indian Chinese Recipes » All Recipes Indian Chinese Recipes Indian Rice recipes Indian Vegan Recipes Indian Vegetarian Recipes Lunch Box Recipes Recipes Vegetable Dishes Indian Food Recipes | Andhra Recipes | I – Its been a while since I prepared a rice dish with an Indian Chinese touch. I had prepared Corn manchurian as an evening snack for Nehal. There are hardly any corn recipes on my blog and I was hoping to blog Corn Manchurian but realized that my hubby had taken the camera with him and hence I could not take any pictures.

    I refrigerated the left over Corn Manchurian hoping to give it a make over. On busy or lazy days when you want to spend less time in the kitchen, left overs come to the rescue. Today was one such day and I decided to use left over rice and manchurian to make a quick one pot meal. A flavorful recipe with minimal ingredients using Indian Chinese cooking technique and spices.

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