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My latest post on the Sapient Global Markets blog:

Responsive design is a phrase within web development that has come to seem more fashionable than useful, but it does have meaning. We will try to clarify what responsive design is, and the benefits it provides.
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Monstery goodness. I'd like more people to join  in and post. It's just a day into the month, so the more the merrier.
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"The tributes to Dennis Ritchie won’t match the river of praise that spilled out over the web after the death of Steve Jobs. But they should."
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Let's see if I can post something remotely useful...

Recipe:
Apricot Onion Chutney

+Mia Stendahl and I have a farm share, and we've gotten huge bunches of onions each of the last three weeks. What to do? Chutney. The measurements are necessarily crude, because I just threw it together tonight.

Ingredients:
- A lot of onions (3-4 large or 6-8 small - go nuts)
- A handful of dried apricots (my hand - probably 1/2-1 cup)
- Some red pepper flakes
- salt
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 1/8 cup white vinegar (I actually measured these)
- vegetable oil
- hot sesame oil (or not-hot. whatever.)

Procedure:
1. Chop the apricots and cover them with water to partially reconstitute.
2. Chop the onions. Don't get too precise, Pepin--you're going to pulverize them later.
3. Heat a large saute pan or wok on medium-high heat.
4. When hot, toss a good bit of vegetable oil and a splash of the sesame oil in to coat.
5. Add the onions and some red pepper flakes. Use your judgment. A lot goes a long way.
6. Cook the onions down. If you can get them to a nice golden brown, good for you. Otherwise cook them until they're disintegrating and starting to stick to the pan.
7. Toss in your vinegar and sugar to de-glaze the pan.
8. Remove from heat.
9. Take the apricots out of the water (they should look like slugs--yum!) and throw them into a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, feel free to use a mortar and pestle. I will forfeit any future arm-wrestling contests to you.
10. When those are sufficiently pulverized, throw in your cooked onion mixture and process. It won't take long at all. Any more than a few seconds, and you'll end up with a paste. Like I did.

Pick up some chana dal from Guru the Caterer in Somerville and go to town. The end result is actually more apricot-y than onion-y, despite using many many more onions. It's also a bit spicy, depending on how heavy your hand was with the pepper flakes. Oh sure, you could use real peppers, but then you'd have to make a special trip to the store, wouldn't you?
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I've been making yogurt for several months now, which means I've got a ready supply of whey--usually more than I can figure out what to do with! I was excited to be able to sneak it into the chutney (which, by the way, has lasted for AGES now in the fridge, thanks to the helpful bacteria). I highly recommend you try turning your yogurt into cheese as well. From there you can get fancy and do labneh. Also, if you can score some raw goat milk to make into yogurt, you can then strain it down into some AMAZING cheese. Mmmmmm.
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The ant script is working is way towards an official 1.0 https://github.com/h5bp/ant-build-script/tree/1.0
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A rundown on how we built the new MIT REAP site using the Aura framework with Backbone, MapBox with Leaflet, and a couple of other libraries.
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It seems I'm blogging about JavaScript now:
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If you haven't gotten spammed enough on my twitter feed, I'm doing Monster Month with +Rob Larsen and folks. I'm drawing a monster a day for all of October. Some will be more and some will be less impressive. That's part of the suspense!
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