Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

It's officially fall, aka my favorite time of year, and that means the
leaves are changing, the air is cooler, and the days are shorter. Since
becoming a mom, I realize that the day is shorter part of fall is my
least favorite thing about the season. Having two active little ones
means that the more time you can spend running around outside, the
better. But when fall and winter hits, you have to get creative. You
have to get serious. You have to make peanut butter playdough. I don't
have the source for this recipe...just the photocopy that was given to
me. It's super fun to make with the kids...and it truly is
"non-toxic"... they can eat it if they want!

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Wednesday Aug 27, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Ok, so this week's recipe is another dessert. Do you see a pattern? ;)
It's a family recipe for Apricot Bars and they are very, very yummy. So
proceed at your own risk!

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Monday Aug 25, 2008

I'm BAAAACCCCCKKKKKK

Just wanted to give a shout out to my internet peeps and let you know that I'm back in blogging action. I'll update with something better later today. I was on vacation and then I couldn't access my blog, hence my two week absence. But I've got a lot to say (shocker!) and I'll start blogging again this afternoon.


Missed ya!


-hd

Friday Aug 08, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

I love the Olympics. Love 'em. Ever since I was a little girl watching Mary Lou Retton flip and vault her way to gold in L.A. I've looked forward to the summer games. And tonight they begin! (Ok, technically, the opening ceremony is over, but for us out here on the west coast, it hasn't been televised). I'll be DVR'ing all of the games, but I'll also be playing MyPicks Beijing 2008.

MyPicks Beijing 2008 is a Facebook application allows players to predict Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners throughout the games. When a player (ME!) predicts correctly (Which, um, I WILL), points are added to the players' home country's score and the country with the highest point total at the conclusion of the Summer Olympics is the winner. The app was built using Sun's social application development environment, known as zembly.  Zembly has been in private beta since June and enables folks to quickly develop social apps for platforms lik Facebook, Meebo, OpenSocial and iPhone.


So add MyPicks Beijing 2008 to your Facebook page and play along! Maybeimright and I have challenged each other to make the most correct predictions. I'm totally going to win. Not that it matters. But I am.


-Heidi


ps- I'm on vacation next week so no updates from me in this space. Have fun!



Wednesday Jul 23, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

It's time for our weekly installment of Cookin' with SDNGal. Today I bring you Thai Shrimp Soup. It's a family favorite. Hope you enjoy it!


Thai Shrimp Soup


2 TBSP canola oil 


1 TBSP minced fresh ginger


3 gloves garlic, minced


1 TBSP hot chili paste 


4 C. Chicken Stock 


1 - 14oz can of creamed corn


1/2 lb. frozen shrimp, defrosted


1 TBSP water


1 TBSP cornstarch


1 tsp sugar 


1 egg, slightly beaten 


1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped


In a large dutch oven or saucepan heat the canola oil over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and chili paste and stir for 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, corn, and shrimp. Cook for 10 minutes. Whisk together the water, cornstarch and sugar and add into soup. Stir until slightly thicker, about 3 minutes. Add the beaten egg and stir for one minute more. Add the chopped cilantro and serve. A word to the wise: this is best served fresh. It isn't the tastiest as leftovers. The shrimp get a little tough in reheating. This recipe will serve four folks. ;)


Enjoy!


 

Wednesday Jul 16, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Time for our weekly Cooking with SDNGal feature. Today's recipe comes from my Grandma Evie who was the cutest thing ever to come out of Oklahoma. Tiny, southern, adorable. I was looking through her old recipe box, trying to find her recipe for baked custard when I came across today's feature: Chili Relleno Casserole. I couldn't help myself...I decided to try it out! Mostly because I LOVE chili rellenos but also because it seems so 1950s to me. And away we go:

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Monday Jul 14, 2008

Hit Us With Your Best Shot!

We've just launched our Sun Total Access Network set on Flickr and we'd like you to join us. Become a contact and upload your Sun Developer Network-related photos...old or new! Whether a JavaOne snap from 2000, a group shot from a Java User Group event, or a photo of you at Tech Days 2008, we want 'em on our set! And to make things interesting, we'll be giving away a Prize Pack to one of our new contacts. Upload your photos between July 14, 2008 and July 28, 2008 and tag them with SunTAN/Sun Developer Network/Event title/Event date/Persons shown and you will be entered into a drawing for our Prize Pack which includes a Sun SPOT Development kit, Sun t-shirt, SMI press book, and Java ipod carrier. It's pretty cool...but we expect your photos to be even cooler. Become a contact and start uploading today!


-Heidi

Thursday Jun 26, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Time for this week's installment of Cooking with SDNGal. Today we've
got another dessert. Shocking, I know. This one comes from another of
my favorite Aunt's friends, Becky. It's called Lemon Lush and if you
like lemon you'll love this dessert. I mean luuuuuuuuurve it. Here we
go!

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Thursday Jun 19, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Heya! This week's installment of cooking with SDNGal. I don't know
where this recipe originates from. I do know that it is something my
Mom made for years and it's the recipe that won me the Best of Show in
baking, junior division at the California State Fair when I was in
elementary school. I know. I'll give you a moment to take that in. If
only I had the photo of me holding the ribbon with my pseudo Farrah
Fawcett hairdo and my kickin' bottle cap glasses. Anyhoo, it's called
the 14-Carrot Cake and it's delicious. Let's get started. 

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Friday Jun 13, 2008

Friday Five!

Time for our next installation of the Friday Five. Tiffany is awesome.
I've known her a long time and she is the gold star standard when it
comes to somebody you'd want to work with or for. And, apparently,
she's a daredevil too. ;) Here we go:

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Wednesday Jun 11, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Hey folks! It's time for this week's recipe. This one comes
from...well, me. It's a take on a recipe I got from my friend Fran
years ago. It's Pork Carnitas cooked in a crock pot. Couldn't. Be.
Easier. Check it:

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Friday Jun 06, 2008

Friday Five

Time for this week's installment of the Friday Five! Today we feature Tabitha Scatena, marketing gal, personal friend, and (almost) neighbor (she lives one town over from me). And away we go:

1. What is your title?

Developer Programs Manager, Emerging Marketing and Web Strategies


2. How long have you been at Sun and in that time, what roles have you
had?

I've been at Sun for almost three years. I started in July of 2005. 


3. What is your favorite Sun technology or product?

My favorite Sun technology? Well, supporting the developer tools
organization, I'd have to say our developer tools.  NetBeans is a great
tool for developers.  Very easy to install and use.  The newest edition
includes cool new features and enhancements, such as rich JavaScript
editing features, support for using the Spring web framework, and
tighter MySQL integration. A lot of very cool applications have been
developed using NetBeans!


4. What are you currently working on that you can share?

A couple of things.  First, we're wrapping up the NetBeans Blog
Contest. I'm in the process of shipping $500 AMEX gift certificates to
each of the top ten winners and t-shirts to the top 100 bloggers. 
This  contest was a lot of  fun and we're looking forward to doing it
again with our other developer tools.  I'm also working on a marketing
plan to support the upcoming launch of Sun Studio Express. Some very
cool new features will be included in this next release. 


5. What's one little known fact about you?

In my past life at a security software company I was asked by the CEO
to help him buy a new Ferrari and Porsche.  He called me from the plane
with instructions.  Neither were available at the time to drive off the
lot, so he went with the Ferrari.  It took months to arrive, but in the
end he was pretty happy.  Pretty exciting for someone who was driving a
Chevy Spectrum. 


Thanks for sharing Tab!


Have a great weekend y'all!


-Heidi


Wednesday Jun 04, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Time for our weekly installment of cooking with SDNGal. I know my
regular posts have been sparse lately...but things are crazy right now!
Anyway, this week's recipe is something warm and filling. Because it's
actually chilly and windy in NorCal today....which is crazy. So this
recipe also comes from my lovely Aunt. It's super easy and super yummy
and makes great leftovers. It's also can be dressed up for company as
well. And if you have a friend who has celiac's or just doesn't do
gluten, it'll work for them too. Now onto the recipe:

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Friday May 30, 2008

Friday Five

Time for our next installment of the Friday Five! This week, we feature
Cassandra Clark, one of the funniest and nicest people I've worked with
at Sun. The first time I met Cassandra, almost three months ago, we sat
in the JavaJava cafe and talked like we had known each other for years.
We are very lucky to have her  in SDN-land. ;) Cassandra also
documented her adventures as the JavaOne Newbie over on our youtube
channel, Sun Total Access Network. Okay, let's go to her answers to the
Friday Five: 

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Wednesday May 28, 2008

Cooking with SDNGal

Time for our weekly installment of Cooking with SDNGal. This week I
bring you possibly the most tasty sweet treat in the world. This recipe
was given to me a few years ago by our son's nanny, Laura. She was and
is the nicest woman to walk the earth and a great cook too. This recipe
is a staple at all of her family functions, and has become a special
treat in the Dailey household as well. Here we go:

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