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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · May
· · · · 10 (3 entries)

Barbecued Broccoli · No, I’m not kidding. I was barbecueing a couple of lamb cutlets and there was this great big head of broccoli near the front of the fridge. So I tried an experiment and it came out great. Don’t break up the broccoli, slice right across the head; a few clumps will come off but you’ll get some flattish pieces with lots of stem too. Thinner is better, I think. Brush the whole thing with toasted-sesame oil—a little hard to come by, but very useful—and put it on the grill, high heat, for, well, about as long as it takes to barbecue a couple of lamb cutlets. The surfaces of the leafy bits will be slightly charred. Yummy; I’ll be doing this again.
 
On Digicams · The digital-camera world is in motion and there’s a lot of interesting stuff out there to read. Herewith a quick summary of the state of play, with pointers ...
 
Java Ho! · Well, I think <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2004/02/20/GenxStatus'>Genx</a> is pretty well put to bed. (Need to generate XML? Need digital signatures? You need <i>Genx</i>.) So, in between endless phone/chat about WS-Uncluttering and Jython packaging and IETF process, I managed to start sketching out some next-project ideas today. And it’s going to be Java, I’ve been in the C-language mines for the past few years and that’s OK, but I work for Sun now and I ain’t going near Solaris internals, so Java Roolz OK ’round here, you hear? Wow, it’s grown since the last time I was in the neighborhood. Hey, I just loaded <a href='/ongoing/code/com/textuality/Ustr.html'>Ustr</a> into <a href='http://www.netbeans.org/'>NetBeans</a> and it Just Worked, even got JUnit to run all the tests. This “object-oriented” stuff, it’ll catch on, just watch.
 
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