Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fettucini Alfredo with Sausage and Roasted Peppers

Made this tonight. Totally made it up on the spot. Rumor has it was pretty good.

Measurements are ... guesses.

5 italian sausages
1/4 cup shiitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped
1 roasted red pepper chopped
sundried tomatoes to taste ( a couple pieces ) coarsely chopped
1 minced garlic clove ( or more. garlic loves company)
Red pepper flakes - optional.

Brown sausage. Reduce heat, add everything else and cover.

While the sausage is browning, start the alfredo.

butter - eh. 4 TBSP
2 shallots
up to 1/4 c flour
1 c parmesean cheese, shredded
1 pint heavy cream

Saute onions in butter until translucent. Slowly add flour to thicken. at this point, you're going to be stirring the sauce fairly constantly. Slowly stir in the cream, then the cheese. If the cheese is clumping, you can add a little water ( or milk or chicken broth ). Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over fettucine. Or maybe bowtie.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


This is a test. Nothing to see here.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Alice in Chains

For some reason, I've been really feeling like some Alice in Chains. Perhaps it is early anticipation of the album next year, and finally seeing how the new guy does. Perhaps it is some twisted introspection brought on by the holidays. Perhaps I just want to hear cool music that, for whatever reason, still means something. Perhaps I'm just feeling all "emo" and feel drawn to the music I used to listen to when I felt that way back in the day. (Hey, that rhymes!) Perhaps I just needed an excuse to make a blog post and a playlist.

Ahh, yes...that's probably it. Enjoy, if you feel so inclined.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Yes. We. Did.

We just took our country back.

Let's make this count.

Monday, October 20, 2008

How Colin Powell Got His Groove Back...

Welcome back, Gen. Powell. We've missed you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Aquamacs 1.5 and TRAMP 2.1.14

I was having some difficulty using tramp in Aquamacs. Aquamacs is a port of GNU Emacs to the Mac OSX Aqua UI, and tramp is an Emacs module that allows you to edit remote files. Specifically, I need to use tramp's /multi method to ssh to a remote machine, then sudo to edit the file I was interested in. Tramp comes with the standard Aquamacs bundle, but it seems to be out of date. It looked like the problem might be solved by installing a newer version of TRAMP into Aquamacs. Here is what I did:

1. Downloaded TRAMP 2.1.14 from
2. Unpacked it. Duh.
3. ./configure --with-contrib
4. make
5. cp lisp/* ~/Library/Application\ Support/Aquamacs\ Emacs/site-lisp/
6. add (require 'tramp) to ~/Library/Preferences/Aquamacs\ Emacs/Preferences.el

Yay! C-x C-f /multi:ssh:me@remotehost:sudo:root@localhost:/etc/something/nifty.file works!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Meme (me)

via Bertrand

  • 1. Take a picture of yourself right now.

  • 2. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture.

  • 3. Post that picture with NO editing.

  • 4. Post these instructions with your picture.