Hot House Cucumber and Daikon Radish Salad

Ingredients
5 Hot House Cucumbers
1 Shallot
3 Daikon Kimchi radishes with leaves
1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup of salt
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  1.  Cut cucumbers into squares
  2. Thinly slice the shallots
  3. Put cucumbers and shallots in a bowl
  4. Throw in the salt and mix it.  Let the cucumbers and shallots stand in the salt for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse the cucumbers and shallots in a sieve to remove all the excess salt, and return to the bowl
  6. Add the sesame seed oil, red pepper flakes, and apple cider vinegar to the bowl. Let this sit for 10 minutes or more.
  7. Sieve the cucumbers and shallots, but do not rinse!  You just want to dispose of the excess moisture.  Return the cucumbers and shallots to the bowl
  8. Dice up your daikon kimchi radishes and the leaves and put it in the bowl
  9. Fold in the kimchi and serve

Studying Resources

A great studying resource from Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/learningtoolsjustfor18s.html

Dartmouth’s ASC handouts http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/handouts.html

Effective science reading http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/netbib/efficientReading.pdf

How to read a paper http://ccr.sigcomm.org/online/files/p83-keshavA.pdf

Memorization skills http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/pdf/academics/studyskills/memorization.pdf

6 Reading Myths http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/docs/6_reading_myths.doc

Learning and Productivity

Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTugjssqOT0
http://www.alice.org/Randy/timetalk.htm

How to Use Your Mind A Psychology of Study
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10674

How to Read A Paper
http://ccr.sigcomm.org/online/files/p83-keshavA.pdf

6 Reading Myths http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/docs/6_reading_myths.doc

Effective science reading http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~hgs/netbib/efficientReading.pdf

A great studying resource from Dartmouth’s Academic Skills Center
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/learningtoolsjustfor18s.html
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/handouts.html

Memorization skills
http://www.cayuga-cc.edu/pdf/academics/studyskills/memorization.pdf

Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Reactor Links

http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

http://bravenewclimate.com/2011/03/13/fukushima-simple-explanation/

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/live/asia/japans-twin-disasters-march-13-liveblog

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/mar/13/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-japan

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/latest-updates-on-earthquake-aftermath-in-japan/?hp

Simple tinyurl expansion

I just downloaded the longurl expander Firefox plugin which  works great, but since I often have a terminal open, I decided to offer this to my fellow n00bs.

For all those running some flavor or Unix, Linux, or OS X:

1. Open a terminal
2. type wget and the tinyurl
3. After the HTTP response code 301 or 302 you’ll see the real url

For the paranoid who don’t want to download anything at all:
1. Open a terminal
2. Create a directory and set permissions to read and execute.
Example:  “mkdir expandTiny”  then type “chmod 550 expandTiny”
3. cd to that directory
4. type wget and the tinyurl
5. After the HTTP response code 301 or 302 you’ll see the real url