Category: Random

Yet Another Leica Review

On a business trip to Europe last month, I had some extra time and went to Bordeaux to check out some great wines. On my last day, in a very small camera store right next to my hotel, I glanced a silver Leica M (Type 240). From a distance, I thought it was a mirage, or at best, a mockup/demo. (Understand, I placed an order for the M the day it was announced in September 19th of LAST year and still don’t have an ETA as of mid-June.) Even though I was late for the airport, I decided to at

How not to do a software launch or DRM implementation

So a rare “not so busy weekend” (okay, I’m procrastinating) I decided to use the computer for entertainment and bought/downloaded SimCity. This game is an old favorite of mine starting with the original version from 1989 (wow… 24 years ago!) and 1st major upgrade of the franchise in 10 years (last one was SimCity4 from 2003). Anyway, I was honestly looking forward to it and purchased/downloaded the stub/installer earlier in the week on Amazon.com. Come Thursday, I was able to download the full version on Thursday and activate it. I read some excellent reviews about the beta version of the

Various flour based recipes

Here are some recipes of items I cook in preparation for a bigger dish. Pizza Dough 3.5 cup flour 1.5 cup warm water 1 packet yeast Pinch sugar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sea salt White Bread 1 cup water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups bread flour 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast French Baguettes 1 cup water 2 1/2 cups bread flour 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon water Directions Place 1 cup water, bread flour, sugar, salt and

Awesome App for Frequent Flyers

When you fly as much as I do, knowing which flights are available is critical. I don’t usually plug software, but OnTheFly by ITA Software is awesome!

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Chilean Sea Bass

I once had Chilean sea bass at an upscale restaurant in New York city and thought I’d try to recreate that recipe when I went to the supermarket and saw some real Chilean sea bass for sale.  Anyway, to recreate what I had, I used the following ingredients: 1 pound fresh sea basssalt and ground black pepper to taste1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger2 cloves minced garlic1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature1 tablespoon minced fresh basil1/2 teaspoon black pepper Directions COMBINE oil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper