Archive for January, 2010

Twitter API + rest_client == Awesome

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

I was catching up on my tweets last night, when I saw this tweet and thought to myself, “Hey, that should be easy to do with rest_client

So I dove into the Twitter API docs and found the pages on creating friendships and reading list members.

I then looked at rest_client’s documentation to see how best to manage the basic auth login, etc and decided to use RestClient::Resource, since it stores some of the config data for you., even though it makes things more complicatted due to needing two separate resources — one for and one for

It took me ten minutes or so to put it together and test to make sure I didn’t make any stupid mistakes. Cool?

Winter Cooking

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

While I was home for Christmas & New Years I cooked up some tasty stuff.

Chicago Deep Dish PizzaCooks Illustrated recipe(requires registration, but totally worth it.)

Pizza Detail

Apple Turnovers — Again a Cooks Illustrated recipe, this time from the America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook.

Turnovers Detail

Broiled Salmon — I don’t remember, but I think this mostly came from the America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook, except the mushrooms.

Broiled Salmon

Okonomiyaki(wiki), Hiroshima style(お好み焼き) — Hiroshima style means it has ramen and a fried egg.

Okonomiyaki V: Done (お好み焼き)