The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

What a cut-up

Sweet-n-Sour Chicken

Sween-n-sour sauce

Mix water and cornstarch until smooth. Add rest of the ingredients and heat over medium-low heat.

Cut up chicken (I use a whole breast) into bite sized chunks. Flour and cook in skillet over medium heat. Then add any cut up vegetables (green pepper and onions are good) and let cook for about a minute. Then add sauce and pineapple chunks; let simmer for a few minutes, then serve.

Oh, don't forget the rice.

I'd just like to note that the method for cutting up chicken explained at Cooking for Engineers is not only fast, but simple too! It's a much nicer method than the total lack of a method I was using before.

I still have to work on getting the breast meat off the bone though (which I typically use to make Chinese chicken nuggets sweet-n-sour chicken—one of the few dishes that I make that The Kids like).


“He who controls the router, controls the network.”

The Kids were noisy. Well, they're kids, they're inherently noisy.

But they supposed to be sleeping.

On a hunch, I logged into the firewall system (an old 486 running Linux) and ran monnet, a network monitor I wrote a few years ago as an educational exercise and sure enough, there was quite a bit of traffic from The Kids' computer upstairs.

Sure enough, they were playing Rune Scape.

Buy why yell when instead, I can have a bit of fun …

route add 10.0.1.161 reject

It suddenly got very quiet upstairs …

Heh heh heh.

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