Tue, 26 Jan 2016
Cheesecake with Orange Sauce
The cheesecake is from a bakery, but the sauce was thrown together by me.
Put some orange juice and mandarin oranges in a glass bowl, heat in the microwave, stiring every so often, about 25 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened. No need to crush the oranges, they'll fall apart. Dash in some orange bitters (I used Regan's), chill for a bit. Enjoy.
Sun, 24 Jan 2016
Snowpocalypse 2016 Video
During the Big Nothing Blizzard of 2015 here in NYC, I wedged an old iPhone in my living room window and had it make a time lapse video of the event. Nothing came of the storm, at least here, but I got interested in time lapse photography and bought a Raspberry Pi with a camera. I've been half mucking with it, and the night before Snowpocalypse 2016 hacked enough together to take images and drive Mathom Cam.
I'm using a slightly modified version of
pipic to take the pictures, and I used
avconv to convert the
images into a video. There's some additional work I want to do — some of the
coding in pipic is a bit crufty, and I need to find the best gamma for taking a
picture every 30 seconds (pipic is designed to slowly skew the shutter speed and
ISO settings to prevent flashes in the resulting images; taking a picture every 30
seconds means it takes a long time for the camera to catch up with the fact that
the sun has come up....)
Sat, 23 Jan 2016
Sriracha Kimchee Quinoa
I'm currently surviving Snopocalypse 2016 and when I'm cooped up, I cook up a storm. Today's dish is Sriracha Kimchee Quinoa.
- Cook one 12 ounce bag of quinoa according to directions. I used veggie broth as the liquid, but water would probably work just as well.
- When it's cooked, dump in two pint jars of kimchee (including any liquid), squirt in sriracha and some sweet chili sauce until it tastes good. Stir well.
- Continue cooking on medium low heat until the excess liquid has cooked off. Enjoy. I had it with some fake meatballs cooked in hoisin sauce.
Sat, 09 Jan 2016
New PGP Key as of 9 January 2016
I've replaced my old PGP with a new key so I can take advantage of modern hash types, as well as remove old hashes, and properly use sub-keys.
You can find information about my keys, including a transition statement signed by both my old and new keys, here.