Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVI

Poppy Seed Pastries I had no particular desire for poppy seed pastries, but they were requested by The Crochet Group, so why not? Same ol’ pastry recipe. That’s getting routine. I made a full batch and did the rollout by halves, as instructed. This works great for a thinner pastry on my tiny counter spaceContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake – from Scratch XXVI”

Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXV

Orange Drops I’m starting to think there is hope! I felt like baking cookies, today, so I did. On the way back from the hardware store, we stopped for the missing ingredients: an orange and hazel nuts. (Did that sound appropriately butch?). 1 cup sugar (large)1 cup shortening (small)Grated rind and juice of 1 mediumContinue reading “Learning 2 Bake from Scratch – XXV”

RISC vs CISC

RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) and CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) are two different CPU architectures. Their names pretty much explain the difference. The argument over which is “better” has been around forever. When I learned VAX assembly language, I remember being impressed that there was a single instruction to evaluate a polynomial. Granted, oneContinue reading “RISC vs CISC”