Introduction: Quickie Ideas From a Non-chef.

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If your a geek, there is more than ordering out for pizza. You can use your computer as well as other resources to have more interesing meals. You can save a lot of money making the meals yourself and even impressing a future partner.

Note: using the touchpad to access the server for recipes. but we have advanced to Android.

Step 1: Supermom.

Your mom and maybe even your dad and other relatives can help you to a special meal. You will want to return the favor by cooking a special meal for them.

Step 2: The Internet Is Your Friend.

You can use your favorite search engine to search for possible recipes that will excite your tastebuds. You can do a simple search on such things as geek "recipes". Of course you will want to search such sites as forgeek recipes. or you may even want to try our instructables for various recipes.  Then there are Geek websites that have sections for recipes that are sort of hidden away, just waiting to be found. (i.e.The linux link tech show The list goes on and on.

Step 3: Geek Cook Book.

Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer -- used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it's cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?More than just a cookbook, Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C?

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Step 4: Workstation Software.

You can always do a web search for free and or proprietary recipe software for your system. Just a quick few examples.



Linux: You can search the web or you can use the internal software install program for your distro to locate recipes for you. (i.e. Synaptic, Yumex, or etc.).  You can also use the command line to search for software. Your distro may vary.

Debian based:
$ sudo apt-cache search recipes

Redhat based:
$ yum search all recipes.

In any case you will not hurt for choices.

Step 5: Web Based Sites and Software.

The htttp:// Is just one of a zillion sites that will hold your recipes for you. You need to read the fine print before uploding your recipes as some sites will make you agree to let your work be their copyrighted work to use the site. That means you lose all rights to your work. I know one very popular cable tv site that does this and they no longer get any of our work.

You can also download and install software on your local server to manage recipes. There are many and you could even design your own. One example is cookdojo that can be pulled from Installed Cookdojo on our private server. After reading the instructions, it was not too bad of an install, but you really have to look at the readme me file for the details. There is not an an easily accessible automated web install from what little I looked at it. Should not be a problem for a more experienced web admin.  More info soon.

Step 6: 25 Degrees Celsius. Doesn't Seem Even Cold to Me.

Lately I have noticed that websites and certain newspapers are using degrees Celsius instead of the usual degrees in Fahrenheit. Actually 25 degrees Celsius is 77 degrees for what we are used to. Whew...... Now that makes sense. Another area to consider is baking or cooking. Most recipes call for 350 degrees for most recipes. Now if you have an oven that is measured in Celsius and you used the Fahrenheit values your food will burn and their even might be a house fire. 350 degrees Celsius is 662 degrees in Fahrenheit.  In Celsius 0 degrees is freezing and 100 degrees is boiling. In Fahrenheit 32 degrees is freezing and 212 degrees is boiling.

What I want to do is to get two birds with one stone. Not only give a web page that will do the conversion, but expose you to some Javascript. Once you have saved the file, you can easily load it into your web browser without having to use a web server.

Now here is the code: ([code] and [/code] should not be copied for typed in.)

<h2>Temperature conversion</h2>
(Enter a value and then press the = for the temperature you want to convert)
<script type="text/javascript">
function temp (form) {
  form.fahrenheit.value = form.celsius.value*1.8+32;
function temp1 (form) {
 form.celsius1.value = (form.fahrenheit1.value-32)/1.8;

<div align="center"><center><p><input type="text" size="15" name="celsius"> <strong>Degrees
Celsius</strong> <input type="button" value=" = " onclick="temp(this.form)"> <input
type="text" size="15" name="fahrenheit"> <strong>Degrees Fahrenheit</strong> </p>
<center> --------------- or ------------------</center>
<div align="center"><center><p><input type="text" size="15" name="fahrenheit1"> <strong>Degrees Fahrenheit</strong> <input type="button" value=" = " onclick="temp1(this.form)"> <input
type="text" size="15" name="celsius1"> <strong>Degrees Celsius</strong> </p> </center></div>

Have fun!

Note: advanced users will do a page scrape of the temperature and convert it so nothing has to be typed in.

Step 7:

Here is an egg timer.. Code is attached. Rename the file to eggtimer.html and then load into your browser.

Step 8: Food Measurement Conversion.

Food measurement conversion web page.  Code is attached. Rename the file to foodcalc.html and then load into your browser.

Step 9: Helper in the Kitchen.

I nade a second sodering stand (, , but found it works great in the kitchen also.

Step 10: Desalinuzation and Free Water.

Getting water.

Step 11: Use Tuxpaint to Make Recipe Cards.

Grab a picture.

Use tuxpaint-import to bring the pictire into the library.

Make added changes.


Step 12: Homemade Pizza Peel.

Get a large heavy duty baking pan.

Cut off one of the short ends.

On the opposite end cut a notch for the pipe to fit it.

Take a piece of pipe and cut a slit for the pizza pan,

Drill two holes for the bolts.

Drill two different holes small then big etc etc in the baking pan

Attach the pipe and bolt down.with the flat heads on the bottom and the nuts on the top.