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Blue Balls · Mag­nif­i­cent In­ter­net silli­ness!
Cardiobonara · We were driv­ing home talk­ing about what to have for din­ner, when Lau­ren said “How about Penne Carbonara?” I knew that this was some kind of pas­ta sauce, but some­how I’d nev­er ac­tu­al­ly had any. Wel­l, there are cook­book­s. My good­ness gra­cious: I thought that Amer­i­ca had seized world lead­er­ship in the art and sci­ence of coat­ing the in­sides of your ar­ter­ies with fat­ty, greasy, sub­stances; but I see that the Ital­ians are still the mas­ter­s. First, you cut up a third of a pack­age of ba­con and cook it in olive oil. Then you’ve got four eggs, con­sid­er­able but­ter, some cream, and a bunch of grat­ed Parme­san. Cook ’em up in just the right or­der, toss the pas­ta in it, and ap­ply great lash­ings of fresh-ground black pep­per. I had lots of red wine in the faint hope that it would mit­i­gate the ar­te­ri­al dam­age. With apolo­gies to all the ob­ser­vant ve­g­an Jews and Mus­lims among my read­er­ship, I have to say it tast­ed damn good. [Up­date: I re­al­ly have to write that com­ment­ing sys­tem. Now up to four sev­en eight smart car­bonar­if­er­ous replies. Al­so, check out the Wikipedia on Car­bonara, al­so the Wi­ki Cook­book, and es­pe­cial­ly the Cookbook’s dis­cus­sion page]. ...
Styles: Beyond WS and REST · There’s been a re­cent mini-flurry around REST and al­leged sub­sets such as “Lo-REST” and “Hi-REST”. Ini­tia­tor: Don Box. Re­spons­es: Obasan­jo, Jon­nay, Glazkov, Meg­gin­son, and To­mayko. My thanks to all of them for keep­ing this stuff in the front of my mind. I’m not sure that “Web Services” and “REST” are use­ful names for the in­ter­est­ing network-application styles. But I’m pret­ty sure I know what those styles are ...
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