7 Quick Takes (6/29/12)

broccoli fritters

--- 1 --- Yesterday, the big controversy on the blog was Tau Day, not the Supreme Court ruling. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit I spent the day glued to SCOTUSblog, and, when I got home, I had to celebrate. So I made broccoli parmesan fritters, using the recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Fellow Patheos blogger Eve recently posted her own variation on this recipe, but I kept it simple (except for doubling the garlic). This was my second cooking project for the week, as I had my first Spawn … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Mr. Turing

1 It's Alan Turing's birthday!  Google has a nice outline of his life and work for you to check out, and a ribbon-style Turing machine on the Google.com homepage that lets you get an idea for how to do read/write instructions.  (I got sloppy (I've only got so much time in theis Starbucks) and accidentally programmed an infinite loop, but luckily Google made sure to include a break).   10 The definite highlight of my first CS class at college was finding out we would write a … [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes (6/22/12)

bread sunflower seeds

--- 1 --- All things considered, it hasn't been that rough a week.  But if I decide I need a break, I know what I'm going to do instead: How does the US Army know if its less-than-lethal armaments are effective without being deadly? Live fire training exercises employing a mob of volunteers, of course. That's right, if you are over 18 and live in the greater New Jersey area, you too can get $20/hour to be whacked with batons and shot with rubber balls! The testing takes place in a … [Read more...]