22 Jul 2008

Cheese Sticks recipe

Found this on a Acrobat PDF related site (details about a free tool that can generate them (iText), for programmers) - of all places to find a recipe, an odd place to find one. I wonder what it will taste like?


  • 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks) --- approx 450g/900g
  • 2 c. sifted flour --- approx 475ml
  • 1 lb. grated sharp cheddar cheese --- approx 450g
  • Tabasco sauce to taste
  • Worcestershire to taste

Cream butter until fluffy - add flour, shredded cheese and seasonings. Shape into small sticks or balls and press lightly with the tines of a fork. Bake on a greased pan at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Other recipes for cheese sticks: Cheese Sticks - Recipe Exchange Forum, Cheese stick fritters with peach chutney, Cooks.com recipe search for 'cheese sticks'


16 Jul 2008


Wikiquote is a site of quotations that anyone can edit (like Wikipedia). It is also categorised into sections like People, Literary works, Films, TV shows etc.

This quotation by the late, great Douglas Adams is particularly profound:

"We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it."

15 Jul 2008


Twitter is a service that allows you to tell people what you are doing (or maybe just short notes for yourself, that you don't mind others seeing). Kind of like a mini-blog or status update (messages are limited to 140 characters).

All you need is an internet connection (to set up an account or send updates and check other peoples twitter status) or a mobile phone (to receive SMS alerts as well as update your own status). Updates can be limited to friends only if you don't want everyone on twitter to know and you can also see what others are posting. You can also limit (or even stop) friends' status updates (e.g. when you are sleeping).

If you update your status via your mobile, all you pay is the standard SMS rate. Twitter can also be updated via its website or a third-party application.