Waffles were always a tradition back home. In the winter, we used to make them at least once a month, on Saturday nights. Everyone would get a first waffle with butter and Coulommiers cheese; then nutella / whipped cream, nutella / banana / whipped cream, jam / whipped cream, jam / Coulommiers, butter / powdered sugar, chestnut spread, … I know, I know: not exactly what you’d call a healthy dinner, but so damn good.
In a way, that family ritual was as important as the galettes (buckwheat pancakes) my grandmother makes for the whole family for lunch on Saturdays. But that’s a topic for another post.
Naturally when I moved to Hungary, I did my best to convince Adri we needed to buy a waffle iron. ☺️ Fast forward a few years, we now have our own waffle ritual: every other weekend, my little helper and I make waffles (or pancakes) for breakfast.
Here is our recipe.
I’ve used SyntaxHighlighter Evolved on that site for as long as I can remember. It was always my plugin of choice to display code on this site. I’ve played with other tools, like Prism.js or Pastacode, but I’ve added so many code snippets to this site, it wouldn’t be easy to switch to something else now. Let’s see how I customized that plugin to fit my needs.
It’s hard to believe I haven’t posted about Battlestar Galactica on this blog yet. It is one of my favorite TV Shows, and I love the soundtrack. I often listen to the whole Season 3 OST on loop, for the whole day.
Here is the track I picked
When I set up my new machine, I decided to get rid of MAMP and Vagrant, my previous local development tools of choice. While they worked well for me, I needed something a bit different. I need to be able to spin up a fresh installation of WordPress, run a few tests, and burn it all down a few minutes later.
A few months ago, I discovered Laravel Valet. Valet is a tool relying on Caddy and Dnsmasq, allowing you to spin up PHP projects in a few seconds. You can learn more about it here. It seemed like the perfect tool for me, so I decided to combine it with WP-CLI to quickly launch WordPress sites on my laptop.
Let’s dive into the different steps I follow to get this to work.
I just got a new computer, and wanted to install everything from scratch instead of copying data from my old machine. However, I didn’t want to spend hours going from site to site, downloading disk image files, opening them, installing a software, deleting the dmg file, and so on. Luckily, Homebrew and Cask were here to help! Here is the shell script I came up with.
Have you watched The Americans? Somehow this series stayed under my radar in the past 3 years. I guess there are just too many good shows on TV these days, and not just on major networks anymore.
If you haven’t started watching it yet, I’d recommend watching it soon; you’ll love it.
Learn more about The Americans
Did you like Marvel’s Daredevil, season 1 and 2? You probably watched Jessica Jones as well, where we got to know Luke Cage and discovered that all 3 characters lived in the same city and would maybe make a good team.
Well, that’s happening! Make note, as there are 3 more series coming up on Netflix for you:
Marvel’s Luke Cage
Marvel’s Iron Fist
A new hero joins the team! I’m so waiting for that one. It has a nice mystical feeling to it, a la Doctor Strange. And, you know, Kung Fu! :)
Marvel’s The Defenders
And finally, the whole team coming together!
I discovered French Fuse today. They seem pretty new, but their few remixes are really great!
Here is their take on Daft Punk, and you know how much I love Daft Punk remixes 😊 Be sure to check their other remixes as well.
About a year ago, Adri and I bought a new apartment. Over the months that followed, we planned, scheduled, and worked with contractors to make this place our home. After 10 months of work, we’re quite happy with the result!
For posterity’s sake, here are a few pictures of the process.