Make a Quick, Spicy Sauce for Last-Minute Dinners

•2009-06-17 • Comments Off on Make a Quick, Spicy Sauce for Last-Minute Dinners

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If you lack for foodie friends, you might not have heard all about sriracha, a pan-Asian chili sauce that’s potent but not too spicy. One blogger suggests a quick tweak that makes it more mellow and perfect for meat flavoring.

Ed Schneider writes in at Mark Bittman’s New York Times blog with this finding:

… If you add some Worcestershire sauce you get the world’s best condiment for breaded pork cutlets or other crisp, rich, greasy things. It’s kind of like tonkatsu sauce, but spicy and not as sweet.

I tried this out recently, adding a teaspoon or two to about an eighth of a cup of sriracha, and the results made for a seriously flavorful topping for a quick dinner of pork chops yanked from the freezer. Sriracha can be found in most grocery stores’ international aisles, and if you don’t have some, you owe it to yourself to pick some up.

More on Sriracha [Bitten Blog/NYTimes]

Gaming Reddit: Has anyone here used or are using the Killer Xeno Pro. Are they even worth it?

•2009-06-15 • Comments Off on Gaming Reddit: Has anyone here used or are using the Killer Xeno Pro. Are they even worth it?

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With Maximum Ridiculosity

•2009-06-12 • Comments Off on With Maximum Ridiculosity

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I have no idea whether this comic actually makes sense. All I know is I could not stop laughing as I drew the last panel. That is usually a good sign?

See you Monday.

50,000?

•2009-06-10 • Comments Off on 50,000?

We decided to do some hoarding at work, but what to hoard? Given our laziness precludes us from picking up actual physical things, so we decided to go with mp3s. Who doesn’t love mp3s? And I hated it the last big party we had when kin yah bruthah searched for a song and couldn’t find it. Sounds great? But how to do it?

I ain’t Jake. I listen to the same 150 songs over and over when I have no Ron and Fez on the iPod. I found out how by actually paying for some software, and knowing some people.

  1. DJ friend named Jimmah (who hates music)
  2. A Minion to rip DVDs (~$79 for a Patriots Ticket as payment)
  3. Tuneup Media iTunes plugin/addon ($30 lifetime)
  4. Random Website with 2700+ Mashups ($15 paypal donation to cover bandwidth/Download them all Firefox Plugin
  5. TuneBite (DRM Stripper) later upgraded to the full AudialsOne (full suite $60)

Jimmah has a good collection of all the songs white people ask for at weddings/graduations/spring flings and winter formals. I showed him Tunebite which strips the DRM from all the music he has bought from various sources. That made things much easier for him, and lead me to looking into more music. Jimmah had also bought a long time DJs’ dvd backup set of all his music – ~25,000 songs. Jimmah never bothered copying them off, and I wanted it, so we gave The Minion a Pats Ticket and told him to rip them all to an external hard drive. He did.

I took the disk and imported them into iTunes. While I had a decent amount of new songs, 25K+, a boatload of them were no artist, track 01, track 01_1, etc… I was just about ready to delete over 4,000 tracks as I was not gonna listen to them and name them by hand when I found the miraculous TuneUp!. I have no idea how it works, but on ripped or downloaded mp3s I would say it has a >97% success rate on identifying a ‘track 01’ with no artist, etc… and filling in the proper title, artist, album, year, cover art and genre. Instead of deleting the 4k tracks, I updated almost all of them. I then de-duped them manually (File > show duplicates > select > delete > suck.)

Jimmah then found a great collection of mashups here. While most aren’t that great, it seemed worth the $15 to download them all. I get great amusement from mashups.

Now we are up to ~26,000 tracks. Tunebite has a  stream capture for some music websites, like last.fm, pandora, etc. I spent a couple of nights playing top 40 radio stations on last.fm and captured about 200 songs for R. That seemed to work pretty good. However the software kept nagging me to upgrade, which annoys me in software I paid for. I decided to upgrade any way, looking into this “radio tracker.”

Holy.

Shit.

Pick a genre. Set your throttle (with my cpu/memory/fios broadband speed I set it to 25 stations.) First night I did top 40. Woke up to 2,000 new songs. I imported those and switched to 80’s. By the time I got home from work, another 1,500 songs. It filters out songs it knows it had already downloaded, and after discussion with a co-worker I poked around some more and found a folder scan. This keeps it from downloading songs you already own as well. (Typos and slight name differences do get downloaded, but still saves a boatload of work.)

I am now at 34,780 de-duped and cleaned up songs. My goal now is for 50,000. Granted, the longer I use Radio tracker, the less songs I get as the same songs start replaying. But if I can get the top few thousand from each decade, I will be set.

One feature I didn’t mention – Music finder. Go to that tab, click on artist and a list of thousands of artist come up. Double click on the artist or one of their songs, and whenever that song or artist comes on one of the thousands of internet radio stations, it will record it for you. O-mazing.

Snooth Helps You Find Better Wines

•2009-06-10 • Comments Off on Snooth Helps You Find Better Wines

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Snooth is a search engine and social network for wine lovers covering everything from wine reviews and rankings to vineyard and varietal information.

If you’re at all interested in wine, beyond just buying whatever is on sale and at least better looking than a jug-o-swill, Snooth can take care of all your wine-related curiosity. At Snooth you can search for wines filtering by price, location, vintage, and more. You can build a personal cellar of wines you’ve enjoyed and that you would like to sample, Snooth will build a recommendation list for you. The recommendations are based off of the millions of other Snooth users and the wines they have enjoyed. Check out the video below for an overview Smooth, you’ll come for the smooth jazz and stay for the mountain of wine-related information.

Snooth recently released an iPhone-friendly version of their site which—aside from some very minor potential formatting issues—works just fine on other mobile phones with suitably large screens. I tested it on my HTP Touch Pro with Opera Mobile without any issues aside from the navigation buttons being a little squished. If you have your own favored wine or food related sites, we'd love to hear about them in the comments below.

The Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms

•2009-06-09 • Comments Off on The Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms

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Many people use the “I don’t search for warez or porn” defense when it comes to avoiding malicious software and links online. It turns out that the most dangerous search terms are often much more benign.

McAfee, of the anti-virus fame, had their researchers comb through thousands of popular keyword searches. After analyzing the frequency with which they found malicious software at each link they compiled the results. Surprisingly the common “bad” searchs that people associate with a guarantee of getting malicious software like searching for pirated software or pornography rank fairly low on the risk scale. Apparently the people behind malicious sites like to cast a wide net and use things like lyrics to popular songs and free screen savers to lure people in.

Check out the white paper at the link below for the full charts and more information about the study. Extra paranoid now? Make sure to check out our Hive Five on best malware removal tools and best anti-virus scanners.

becuz alarm systems r 4 pussies submitted by every1

•2009-06-05 • Comments Off on becuz alarm systems r 4 pussies submitted by every1

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