I set out on this recipe in a quest to use up some of the West Indian curry powder I have on my spice rack (pictured below). I took the base recipe from the Vegetarian Times. Not having prepared my beans beforehand, I decided to sub tofu in instead. I also had some sweet potatoes I wanted to use so I threw a few of those in along with Yukon golds. That was probably the best addition as they give a nice sweetness to this otherwise spicy dish. Modifications to the linked recipe:
- cayenne pepper
- coconut milk
- (-) beans
- (-) vegetable broth
- Grace Hot Curry Powder
- sweet potatoes
Curry powder I used and a little clay car!
Today I got a start on my web development. Never having done this before, I decided to minimize my use of frameworks. I think their usage is very understandable for advanced users and people who already know what they’re doing. However, I’m not one of those people and so I feel like they would abstract away many concepts that I need to understand in order to (hopefully, someday) write good websites.
– Go lang for the server
Getting a very basic page set up was fairly straightforward. I wrote a short 40 line program in Go to serve up index.html and attached some simple click events to a menu to pop the menu items out on click.
My rough goal so far is to set up a personal website with a blog and a portfolio of photographs.
Today marks the start of my quest to learn some web development. I’ve been a programmer professionally for about 3 years and yet I’ve never actually learned how to write a simple website. Since a lot of the world runs on there today, I figured I should fix that and learn a few things.
The little I’ve done so far with Go gives me the scripting feeling but allows me to do some pretty neat stuff. Like this naive quad-tree implementation:
I’m curious to see how my opinion evolves as I work with it more and more.
The next post will outline what type of project I want to do and get the ball rolling.