Christmas Pasta

Christmas Pasta from Cost PlusFor Christmas Eve dinner, I like a dish which combines simple rustic flavors with little prep and cleanup. The big meal after all will be Christmas dinner. For the last couple of years, we’ve got some Christmas Pasta from Cost Plus, and whipped up some of Rachel Ray’s Christmas Pasta sauce. Takes one pan and about twenty minutes of prep, makes a big pile of sauce. Combine that with some fresh homemade bread (or good bakery style Italian loafs if you aren’t so inclined) and you’ll have a meal that will warm your heart and fill your belly.

Brainwagon Radio: Christmas Prep, My Wife, Referer Spam and BitTorrent

Where your host complains about his perfect storm of auto repair, switches back to his laptop for improved sound quality, is interrupted by the missus, and talks briefly about referer spam and BitTorrent. I think this very well might be my most boring podcast ever, but what can I say: I’m preoccupied by the holiday.

I’m experiencing very slow access to my hosting service, not sure what the trouble is, but hopefully this will clear up shortly.

Addendum: it seems better now.

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

This EFF-funded project sounds very interesting. It attempts to provide anonymity by making traffic analysis difficult by using something called an onion router. I’ll have to read more about it.

Tor: An anonymous Internet communication system

Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and more. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.