Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Palm Pre in-depth impressions, video, and huge hands-on gallery – Engadget

it has been a long time Palm, where the heck have you been? The new Pre looks nice. The chiclet key pad is small though. I wonder how typing on a virtual screen would work on something that small.

Gizmodo posted up a comparison between the G1 the Pre and the iPhone. They say the Pre will have no “soft” keyboard, and the Qwerty slide out is the same as a Treo Pro. bleh.

Gizmodo: Pre vs. G1 vs. iPhone

Made a good pasta dish last week. Here is the recipe I used:

1 lb. rigatoni
15 oz. tub of ricotta cheese
1 med onion
2 cloves garlic
4 roma tomatoes
2 tablespoons of butter
dash of oregano
salt and pepper

Cook the pasta according to the package directions (most tube or small shell pastas would work for this recipe), drain and reserve.

While the pasta is cooking dice the onions and start to saute, as they cook mince or crush the garlic and add. Dice the tomatoes. As the onions turn transparent (5 minutes or so), add the tomatoes and butter and let it cook on low heat until the butter melts. Season to taste.

Mix the cheese with the cooked onions/tomatoes in a very large bowl. Fold in the cooked pasta until blended thoroughly.

Serve and Enjoy!

(with inspiration from Rachel Ray)

The Mars Attacks Miniatures Game

Last week the miniatures wargamming group I am in played a super fun scenario. One group played the Earthling defenders and the other played the invading Martians. I was on the Earthling side but sadly my Mitchell bomber got rammed by a Martian spaceship a turn before I was going to unleash a 1000 lb. bomb on the greenskins.

This scene was where one of out Earthling mechs finally got the better of one of the invading Martian Tripods. Dave did an excellent job with the minis for this game.

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