Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I always wanted to cook. Rachael Ray, Nigella Lawson, Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis are my favorite chefs on tv. I sometimes daydream of having a beautiful kitchen and I would whip up delicious food creations of mine while friends surround me eating what I cooked accompanied with good conversation and laughter. If that is my dream, I have got to start working on it, right? Yesterday, armed with a carbonara recipe my friend gave me, I went to the grocery to complete the ingredients on my list. Since I wanted to start small, I cooked for myself. In that way, I will only disappoint myself.

It turned out okay. I really don't how it should taste but this was more than enough to satisfy the main food critic (that is me). I am easy to please anyway. A usual dinner favorite of mine is a small jar of spanish sardines. Anything fancier than that is heaven for me. And now, I am one recipe closer to that daydream of mine.

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Monday, June 26, 2006

Sudoku: Excel Helper

The weekend passed uneventfully except for the Sudoku puzzle I was working on. While enjoying the puzzle (How geeky can I get!), I quickly realized that I can use Excel to help me with my puzzle. I managed to create a simple excel file that would verify my Sudoku answers.
Below is the screenshot of my Excel helper:

You may download my helper from here. If you find an error, please leave a comment. Enjoy!

See also:
Sudoku Excel Helper Explained
Sudoku Trick

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