Bookmarks for 4th January 2013

These are my saved Pinboard links for 4th January 2013:

  • Mixed Vegetables with Coconut Sauce (<em>Aviyal</em>) Recipe at Epicurious.com – This quintessential Kerala vegetable curry marries many of the best ingredients of the region: coconut, curry leaves, green chiles, and a host of tropical vegetables. All the vegetables are cut into batons and poached in a spiced yogurt-coconut sauce. This recipe is part of our menu for Sadhya, a South Indian feast.
  • Make This: Vegan Lentil Meatballs | Ecorazzi – Lentils are extraordinary versatile and are great to use when you are trying to mock the density of meats with a vegan alternative. Their flavor is subtle enough to complement with spices and other ingredients. For this recipe, I use lentils as the foundation for a vegan meatball. It’s on the softer side, but can always be firmed up with extra flour – I like mine soft though, so I keep the recipe as is. Enjoy!
  • Regexper – Regular expression testing routine.
  • imsky/holder · GitHub – Holder uses the canvas element and the data URI scheme to render image placeholders entirely in browser.
  • Basehold.it – quick, painless, javascript-free baseline overlays – Baseline grids are super helpful for web designers, allowing us to maintain vertical rhythm on our designs. But short of a few Javascript bookmarklets, there isn't really a simple way to get a baseline grid overlay on our designs. Enter Basehold.it
  • Chocolate Dipped Tuile “Cigarettes” | Serious Eats : Recipes – When I started working in restaurants as a pastry assistant, a tuile was one of the first things on my list everyday. This paper thin wafer of a cookie is an ideal garnish for a plated dessert because of its versatility. The flavors are endless, which makes them easy to match to a dessert. The thin batter is also not only able to be spread onto a stencil for fun shapes, but because a tuile is flexible while fresh and hot out of the oven (emphasis on the word hot), you can mold the tuile into a funky shape before it cools.

    Due to the whisper thin nature of these cookies, tuiles are also particularly fragile. They break. They also turn soft at the first waft of humidity. A pastry assistant learns to guard wisely the tuile-filled plastic fish tubs that she's just spent hours loading up for service.

    So why make a tuile? Because everything that I've mentioned above is what makes them a real treat. Tuiles are buttery, delicate, and crisp. And, if your hands are up for it, they can be rolled up into the classic "cigarette" shape that's perfect for munching on.

    To shape these cookies into tight rolls, it requires a deft hand and a certain desire for pain, so I will admit that I don't make them often. But once completed, as your teeth break through the rolled layers and the crisp shards of wafer shatter in your mouth, you know that it was totally worth it. When making them, there are a few things to keep in mind to help the process go smoothly. The first thing is to spread the batter extremeley thin. It should be just about transparent. Otherwise, the tuile will bake up thick and lack the delicate nature that you're going after. Second, bake just two or three at a time. Tuiles cool lightening fast and you want to be able to shape each one before they cool and harden. Third, even though it's often suggested to roll a tuile up around a chopstick or a wooden handle, I've found that I always end up with a huge cigar shaped cookie. The best way is to simply roll the tuile up by itself. The cookie won't cool as fast this way, and you'll get much tighter rolls. For a finishing touch, I like to dunk each cookie in dark bittersweet chocolate. And for that truly special occasion, a final dip in colorful sprinkles give these crunchy tuiles a festive flair.

  • Debian Linux: Configure Network Interfaces As A Bridge / Network Switch – My server has five Ethernet ports and one ADSL port. How do I setup IPv4 software bridge using Debian Linux operating systems so that the rest of five ports act as a network switch?

    Tutorial details
    DifficultyIntermediate (rss)
    Root privilegesYes
    RequirementsDebian

    You need to use brctl command to bridge network connections under Debian Linux. This is useful for:
    Sharing your internet connections between multiple devices.
    Increase your ethernet jacks capacity without purchasing a dedicated network switch.
    Setup Debian as an access point and much more.

  • Linux Rename Eth0 Network Interface Card Name [ Udev ] – A wireless NIC is showing as wlan0 but I need to be appear as eth1. How can I rename wlan0 devices through udev as eth1? How do I change or rename eth0 as wan0 under Linux operating systems?

    The best way to rename Ethernet devices is through udev. It is the device manager for the Linux kernel. Primarily, it manages device nodes in /dev. It is the successor of devfs and hotplug, which means that it handles /dev directory and all user space actions when adding/removing devices, including firmware load.
    Tutorial details
    DifficultyIntermediate (rss)
    Root privilegesYes
    RequirementsLinux + udev
    Reboot required

    The order of the network interfaces may be unpredictable under certain configurations. Between reboots it usually stays the same, but often after an upgrade to a new kernel or the addition or replacement of a network card (NIC) the order of all network interfaces changes. For example, what used to be rl0 now becomes wlan0 or what used to be eth0 now becoems eth2 or visa versa.

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