Thursday, May 19, 2011

WhyMCA Mobile Developer Conference tomorrow and Saturday in Milano

The free WhyMCA Mobile Developer Conference looks very interesting with tracks for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone 7, cross platform development etc. There will be a parallel Mobile Hackathon if you want to show of your coding skillz.

Plenty of interesting topics on the agenda.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday 13th

Disaster struck Friday:
You can say what you want about the dreaded BSOD on Windows but at least it tells you something.

Murphy's law struck at the worst possible time (of course) as I had just moved a lot of photos from my digital camera to my harddisk for editing and I hadn't uploaded them to Picasa yet. 

PhotoRec to the rescue, again, as it was able to recover all photos from the memory card. I've used in the past when my Compact Flash card got corrupted. PhotoRec managed to recover all the pictures including old, partially overwritten, photos. It's free, it works and runs on just about every OS there is. What more can you ask for?

I've got almost all my data in the cloud so I didn't loose much but I did loose some Android code I was playing around with. Time Machine would have kept my data safe but I cannot use it on my work machine so I put together a quick script using rsync to backup my personal directory yesterday. Let's see if it works on Friday January 13th 2012...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Challenge: a new dinner recipe each week

I'm trying a less extreme version of Matt Cutts' 30 day challenge for the next few months; at least one new dinner recipe each week.

I have a set of dinners recipes that I really like so I end up making them over and over again instead of trying something new. It's not a problem from a nutritional point of view due to the variety (meat, fish, pasta, salads, etc) but it gets boring after a while. The kids are old enough to try something new and tell what they think my experiments so why not?

Try at least one new recipe each week.

The first experiment is: Meatballs in tomato sauce (automatically translated so be careful...) with spinach as a side dish: