Bookmarks for 8th October 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 8th October 2012:

  • OS X Recovery Disk Assistant v1.0 – About OS X Recovery Disk Assistant v1.0
    Built right into OS X, OS X Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X without the need for a physical disc.

    The OS X Recovery Disk Assistant lets you create OS X Recovery on an external drive that has all of the same capabilities as the built-in OS X Recovery: reinstall Lion or Mountain Lion, repair the disk using Disk Utility, restore from a Time Machine backup, or browse the web with Safari.

    Note: In order to create an external OS X  Recovery using the OS X Recovery Assistant, the Mac must have an existing Recovery HD.

    To create an external OS X Recovery, download the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant application. Insert an external drive, launch the OS X  Recovery Disk Assistant,  select the drive where you would like to install, and follow the on screen instructions.

    When the OS X Recovery Disk Assistant completes, the new partition will not be visible in the Finder or Disk Utility. To access OS X Recovery, reboot the computer while holding the Option key. Select Recovery HD from the Startup Manager. 

  • progrium/skypipe · GitHub – Skypipe is a magical command line tool that lets you easily pipe data across terminal sessions, regardless of whether the sessions are on the same machine, across thousands of machines, or even behind a firewall. It gives you named pipes in the sky and lets you magically pipe data anywhere.
  • The Perfect Paragraph | Smashing UX Design – In this article, I’d like to reacquaint you with the humble workhorse of communication that is the paragraph. Paragraphs are everywhere. In fact, at the high risk of stating the obvious, you are reading one now. Despite their ubiquity, we frequently neglect their presentation. This is a mistake. Here, we’ll refer to some time-honored typesetting conventions, with an emphasis on readability, and offer guidance on adapting them effectively for devices and screens. We’ll see that the ability to embed fonts with @font-face is not by itself a solution to all of our typographic challenges.
  • Gephi, an open source graph visualization and manipulation software – Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs.
    Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Gephi is open-source and free.
  • Double Ginger Cookies | Serious Eats : Recipes – When it comes to certain flavors, I'm definitely behind the idea that more is better. More intense coffee, more dark chocolate, and certainly more ginger. Loads of people have the same idea, which is why cookbooks and internet searches reveal recipes galore for double and even triple ginger cookies. The strange part? I'd never really made any but the single ginger variety.

    Ginger cookies have always been a seasonal treat. I'd make gingerbread men during Christmastime—specifically the thin, crisp, ones that you decorate with faces and leave out for dad Santa. It's hard to put pieces of chopped ginger in those guys without making them look like they have a sad cookie version of the Bubonic Plague. I'd make them special, but still easily rolled and stamped, with the occasional splash of cardamom or rum instead.

    I resolved to finally make some real, round, double ginger cookies that incorporated both ground ginger and chopped ginger for an extra punch of flavor. My preference for candied ginger, if you can find it, is the Australian variety. It comes sold in dice-sized cubes and it has a softer texture than regular sliced candied ginger. (Warning: It's dangerously addictive as a snack.) Next time, I'd add even more chopped ginger, and maybe even go whole hog and add a ginger glaze as well.

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