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Spatchcock Tangy Chicken

I made this up as I went along and the result was a deliciously flavoured chicken that I will definitely be making again. ...

Updates to zzmag.com

I had some time yesterday to make some changes to zzmag.com. New RSS feed Although zzmag is primarily a newsletter I app...

How I compose my newsletter

Four weeks ago I decided to start putting out my own weekly newsletter. It’s called zzmag, full of internet and delivered ...

Multipurpose salsa

This is an amazing salsa that I make in large batches then bag up to freeze. It can be eaten with tortilla chips but is us...

Corned beef camping stew

I wanted to create a no-fuss stew that could be made without the need for fresh meat. I’m using corned beef and this recip...

The 2013 roundup

Following Karl’s 2013 roundup I thought I’d have a go at my own. This look longer than I expected. OS X Applications The...

tmux

I switched to Vim because I was spending much of my time in a terminal. I’ve been using Screen for many years, mainly for ...

Colours on Vim and tmux

When using Vim (7.3) through tmux (1.8) I found that the Vim colour scheme looked strange. After much googling this was th...

How to webcam on Linux

I wanted to keep an eye on a family pet when I was out the house so installed Debian on an old box and set about investiga...

Fish marinade thing

At home I eat a fair amount of meat which isn’t particular good for you. I’m trying to wean myself off by eating more deli...

Redirect common URLs

I’ve previously pointed to thoughts on URL design. I am of the school of thought that a user should be able to navigate an...

Thoughts on what I do

This morning I was on my way to work, sat on the train tapping away at some code when an elderly gentleman sat next to me....

Skillet roasted chicken

I own a cast iron skillet and it’s awesome. I’ve roasted many a chicken based on this technique found on the NYT. Here is ...

Vim

I usually use Chocolat but find myself spending more time on remote machines where there isn’t the luxury of a GUI so look...

Custom Arabic fonts

A few days ago I was having difficulty in getting a custom Arabic font to work. I was using the Webfont Generator to conv...

IRC commands

A bunch of (Freenode) IRC commands I always seem to find myself googling. Register a channel on Freenode /msg ChanServ r...

My Dad's biryani

I grew up with my Dad making this fantastic biryani. He said it wasn’t something that could readily translate to a list wi...

How to Irssi

When I worked at Aframe, @mikesten put me onto IRCCloud which I used for many moons until it’s poor reliability forced me ...

How to Raspberry Pi

I bought a Raspberry Pi because. Here are a bunch of instructions I used to get up and running. Get an Operating System ...

App.net wishlist

I’ve signed up to App.net because twttr is making some bad decisions. Here is a wish list which needs to be satisfied in o...

.gitconfig colours

Pretty colours for your GIT terminal. Place the following in your ~/.gitconfig file: [color] branch = auto diff = au...

How to backup your twttr

UPDATE (16 Feb 2013) twttr now allows you to download your twttr archive I’ve been a twttr user since July 14, 2006. It r...

Git commands

A bunch of commands I use, forget and have to Google again. Save your stash with a handy comment git stash save "your me...

Random commands

Random commands that have no other home :( OS X Replace the default, garish 3D dock with a nice, simple 2D dock defaults...

Some @MLKSHK design filth

It’s no secret that I adore MLKSHK — it’s one of the things that excites me on the interwho at the moment. Here is one ex...

Status

But there was something special about ‘w’ for me. In those days of shared servers I would auto-run a shell script that ...

Beautiful URLs

Jim Ray links to a good post by Kyle Neath about URL design (emphasis mine): Any regular semi-technical user of your s...

Kitchen sink

Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet shankle beef ribs boudin, bacon meatball bresaola spare ribs salami pancetta. Sirloin kevin pan...