04/29/08

Cooking Steaks Part 2

Appearantly the method of “The cooking method will be a frying pan -> oven @ 450.”  does not work for ribeyes.  That method is mainly for pot roast, london broils or tri tips in the ovens.  This method, if used on ribeye steaks, will make it overcooked and dry.

The second attempt for making the Ribeye was to just use a frying pan.  Make sure the steak is 1.5 inch thick.
Methodology used:

Continue reading

04/28/08

Movie Review: Army of the Dead

Army of the DeadOnce in a while, a movie comes along and makes you wonder if they ever make Hollywood movies from college writing assignments. Army of the Dead is one such movie. The movie has a group of Baja desert visitors unknowingly hitting up gold from the lost city of El Dorado.

Lousy acting added to the crappy script makes this movie a waste of time. Even the thought of an undead skeleton wielding a shotgun couldn’t save the movie.  Stuck in the Baja desert, with an army of undead skeletons chasing behind, whats a guy to do? He builds a telsa coil to zap the undead!

Continue reading

04/25/08

Cooking Steaks

wow.. first time seeing instructions for cooking steak.. i guess theres much to learn, daniel son!

I will be attempting to cook my first rib-eye steak tonight. I’ve cooked other lesser-quality steaks, but not this one.

7 Tips for Steaks

Continue reading

04/23/08

Movie Review: Untraceable

UntraceableUntraceable is a suspense crime thriller movie about a deranged killer using the Internet for evil. The victims are strapped to a mechanical contraption that is hooked up to a computer, streaming the video of the victim’s death over the Internet. As more people log on to watch, the victim dies faster.

Yes, that is a mouse pointer over her lips. No, I didn’t Photoshop that in. Yes, that damn pointer does make the movie cover look incredibly stupid. No, I don’t know why they did that. And yes, the person that came up with the idea should be killed.

Continue reading

04/21/08

SacTown’s Finest

On Saturday, I and a friend went up to El Dorado, near Sacramento, to visit a friend.

I had a lot of preconceptions of what Sacramento would be like beforehand. I expected cows and pigs to be grazing in the streets with politicians and lawyers running to-and-fro chasing constituents and ambulances. Shockingly, the area was nothing like how I imagined.

For one, the weather was actually quite nice. The last time I was up in Davis, the weather was hot and dry; I felt like a finely-baked potato after the trip. The weather in El Dorado was totally different. There was nary a cloud in the sky and it had a nice soft breeze. The temperature was around the same temperature I would have expected in San Francisco.
Continue reading

04/14/08

Stop the Spam, Create your own CAPTCHA

From the official site, CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. If you drop the “to” and “and”, shouldn’t it read CAPTTTCHA instead?

CAPTCHAs are those images you see with a phrase in them. The user has to type in the phrase they see in the image and the script upon submission will compare the user phrase with the saved phrase. If the two match then the submission goes through; if not, the user is booted back to the form usually with an error message.

The reason for the use of CAPTCHA images is to tell computers and humans apart as the meaning says. Computers have a hard time determining the phrase because of the other lines criss-crossing over the letters, so scripts can’t be run on the comment form.
Continue reading

04/12/08

NDS Game Review: Geometry Wars: Galaxies

Geometry Wars: Galaxies Box Cover Late last year, a coworker of mines was playing this crazy game on his computer where shapes of all different types were colliding on the screen. The few minutes I spent watching him play made me both confused and nauseous.

The nausea didn’t quelch my interest in the game, however. When a version came out for the Nintendo DS, I leaped at the chance and grabbed one for myself. I haven’t played the original so I don’t have any comparisons to make between the current and the one from before.
Continue reading

04/11/08

Movie Review: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

walk_hard.jpg

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a borderline decent movie to watch.  The satirical film is based off “I Walk the Line”, a movie about Johnny Cash.  It may even make you laugh once or twice.  I didn’t particularly enjoy the movie.  The movie is based on the trials and tribulations of Dewey Cox from a young boy to an old man.  Lame jokes filled in the rest of the gaps.

Three reoccurring themes of humor are prevalent throughout the movie: Dewey cut his brother in half,  Dewey lost his sense of smell, and Dewey doing drugs.  The first two get boring real fast, yet it gets brought up again and again.  The drug scenes are funny only because of Tim Meadows’ performance.

Continue reading

04/11/08

Clam Chowder Heaven or Hell?

Yesterday, I had lunch at Boudins, a bakery/cafe on 2nd and Market which serves salad, sandwiches, and soups. I’ve only been to the place once before and had the clam chowder in a bread bowl. It tasted pretty good before so I didn’t hesitate to order it again.

I didn’t realize that moment would be the cause of my downfall.

The clam chowder tasted good again, the bread was chewy and the butter tasted like real butter.

However, not less than a few hours later I had to visit the potty. This trend continued for much of the day and late into the night. I had been fighting off the onset of a cold for much of the week and the lack of sleep did not help at all.

Being sick just plain sucks.

I may avoid Boudins in the future, even though it may not be their food. But, usually, once I have one bad experience, I avoid the place like the plague.

Pages: 1 2 Next