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Author Archives: Jim
We make these pork-filled buns for our family Christmas gathering every year. This is an Americanized dim sum recipe from the 1979 Sunset Chinese Cook Book. (Some good recipes in there, buy a copy if you can find one!) We … Continue reading
Add equal parts Absolut Mandarin (orange-flavored vodka) and blue curaçao over crushed ice in a cocktail shaker. “Shaken, not stirred.” Pour into a martini glass, garnish with a half-slice of orange.
Bill Meara has a cool SolderSmoke blog post about the Reverse Beacon Network. Unlike regular (“forward”?) beacons where a station automatically transmits specially formatted messages, the Reverse Beacon Network listens for real operators calling CQ (“Does anybody wanna chat with … Continue reading
I modified the SonicChicken homepage today. The “weather pixie” links haven’t been working for some time now, so I finally removed all those. I may add some sort of weather widget back in later. But in the meantime, I added … Continue reading
Two weeks ago NPR did a story on tumblr. It piqued my interest, as it sounded like a cross between a blog and Facebook. Also the tumblr terms of service were attractive. So I decided to give it a try, … Continue reading
Mac OS X has some great features, among which are Time Machine (which allows recovery of deleted or overwritten files) and Mail.app. Junk mail filtering means I rarely see spam in my inbox, but I keep “junk” mail in the … Continue reading
I built my 11-amp power supply a while ago, but I just now finished writing up the article about it.
I finished my home-brewed SWR meter last week, but this blog was down. (I failed to heed my hosting company’s warning about a PHP upgrade, doh!) So, now that the blog is back online, I’m posting it here as well.
Well, it’s long past time that I updated this blog! I was given extra incentive when my hosting company updated PHP, which broke the old software. The new version of WordPress doesn’t support my old tags plugin, so I’ve finally … Continue reading