April 05, 2008 at 22:00 | categories: soulfood
Most of the music I listen to is either Blues or something closely related. Most of it is not very recent, and finding new stuff isn't always easy. Lately I've been listening a lot to Joe Bonamassa after my sister gave me Blues Deluxe.
Lately I've found some time to bake again and over the easter break, I've been
trying out a recipe for Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns in Peter Reinhart's
Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor (pg.
From looking at the recipe, one could almost expect something with a texture like crackers, but the basic technique does work creating something that's quite soft and pleasant. That being said, the recipe isn't perfect. First of all, it calls for rolling out to a size of only 9 inches square which given the amount of cinnamon sugar filling just doesn't work. I literally had more sugar dropping out than staying in and some of the sugar didn't melt during baking. So my notes for the next time I work up my courage for another round:
- roll out to 0.5 cm thickness instead of 0.5 inch
- seal the edge with egg
- cut to 1 cm thickness instead of 1 inch to let them finish baking before browning
- use the full 24 hours and remember that a winter cold kitchen probably doesn't qualify as room temperature
- The 30 seconds microwave trick still brings the bread back to life from slightly stale
My favorite book out of the four by Peter Reinhart that I have so far is still
Crust and Crumb:
Master Formulas for Serious Bread Bakers. It's recipes are for more
conventional breads, but probably a bit more involved than the ones in the
Whole Grain Breads book.
If you're serious about baking, then I can't recommend his books enough. There may be a lot more planning than conventional baking, but the results are well worth the effort.
March 25, 2008 at 23:34 | categories: security
wrote in December 2006 the RBL at ordb.org has been shut down. From the
nameserver traffic, there's quite a few who
didn't react to the shutdown notice. In fact so many that the traffic is quite
significant. From today, they're sending a wakeup call to admins who haven't
fixed their configurations yet.
The result of still using relays.ordb is likely to be blocking of all mails.
UPDATE: More details here.
So why do I care? Both SAM and QFS could be immensely useful for work and
having access to the code rather than being stuck with a short term trial
makes it a whole lot easier to get a test system up and running. Also from a
long term perspective, much of what's happening in storage these days seem to
be happening around opensolaris.
Traditional storage vendors must be feeling the heat from Sun and it will be interesting to see what happens in an area where charging an arm and a leg for features seem more common than not.
Last week I got notified about some changes to the planned schedule that
unfortunately put my talk at a time I would have a hard time making. So
rather than stressing around trying to make ends meet in what was already
to be a hit'n'run trip, my talk is off the schedule and I won't be going.
Instead I'll try to rewrite my talk into some blog entries as time permits.
ApacheCon US also looks very unlikely as I'm not very keen on going to New Orleans.
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