Chicken tikka masala is a spicy, creamy, chicken curry. Popular in Britain (and around the world), I first had it at an Indian take out place in Boston. I’ve since learned how to make my own version, and friends have asked me for a recipe. I’ve never written a recipe before, I usually just write […]
I’m writing several small operating systems for fun (as you do), and to test and debug them I use the QEMU virtual machine. I’m writing this down to collect the bits and pieces of information I need in one place, and so that I can look it up again if I forget, and hopefully will […]
I would like to sing praises to the delightful condiment known as chimichurri, an oil and herb based sauce from South America that accompanies meat-based dishes. I’ve only recently tried it, after getting a recipe from a Gordon Ramsay video. With a pestle and mortar, we crush garlic together with coarse salt and sugar, then […]
Today, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, brought to Mars as a hitchhiker on the Perseverance rover, successfully took flight on the surface of Mars. This is the first time humanity has flown an aircraft on another planet! Since the atmosphere of Mars is less than 1% of that of Earth’s, the little helicopter’s rotors needed to be […]
As a lifelong Star Trek fan and an honorary Bostonian, I have to give a shout out to the city of Boston for honoring the late Leonard Nimoy on his birthday. As one of his final acts as mayor before joining Joe Biden’s cabinet as Labor Secretary, Marty Walsh wrote, “I encourage all Bostonians to […]
NASA released a video they downloaded from the Perseverance landing craft, edited into a gripping movie that they uploaded on Youtube. Watch! Perseverance is the first Martian probe equipped with onboard microphones, so we got our first sounds from another planet! Listen!
NASA just successfully landed another robot on Mars! After the “seven minutes of terror”, where the spacecraft had to perform the EDL (entry, landing and descent) maneuver entirely using its programmed automation, the Perseverance rover successfully touched down on the Mars. After the spacecraft hit the Martian atmosphere, it oriented itself toward the landing site, […]
A happy new year to everyone. Welcome to my personal blog. I’ve decided a fresh start would be a good idea. For past iterations of my blog, I’ve tried to write exclusively about programming or systems development, but I find that can be a bit monotonous. Therefore in this new blog, I will try writing […]