Info

It's kinda hard to write about yourself. At least it is for me. I'll try to think of something. So I have a new idea. Info on websites usually means about the person or people that the site is representing. I've decided that mine is actually going to be useful information. I guess useful is relative, but I'll try.

 

Coleslaw

I'm really picky about coleslaw. This is mostly because I hate mayonnaise, yes, it's painful to be in Utah sometimes. Here's my mom's coleslaw recipe... I use a little more vinegar than the olive oil and sugar. I also add broccoli and red pepper sometimes. I use a little less than 1/4 cup of sugar and oil, a little more of vinegar for a half a head of cabbage. From Mom:

"Amounts depend on the amount of cabbage you use:
Basically add some grated carrot and diced green pepper to the cabbage, Add a little salt, pepper and celery seed, Boil equal parts of sugar, cider vinegar and veg oil, Pour hot mixture over cabbage mixture and mix. If you made too much liquid, just strain some out after a couple of hours. This keeps well for a least a week. It will get more liquid over time, so just drain."

 

Very simple e-mail form php

For various reasons It's sometimes useful to have a page submit a form and just mail everything submitted with the name of that form field nexxt to it. This is the easiest I've found. You can copy this directly into a php doc and it will send to whatever e-mail address you specify:

<? if (!$action): ?>
<form name="form-email" action="<? echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method="post">
<input type="text" name="First_Name">
<input type="text" name="Last_Name">
<input type="text" name="email">
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="sendform">
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>
<? endif; ?>
<?
if ($action == "sendform" && $email){
$spacevars = "First_Name,Last_Name";
reset($HTTP_POST_VARS);
$sep = "";
$mailmessage="This is a responce from X form\n\n";
while (list($key, $val) = each($HTTP_POST_VARS)) {
if (!ereg("submit",$key) and $key != "action") {
if (ereg($key,$spacevars)){$sep = "\n\n";}
$key = ereg_replace("_"," ",$key);
if (!is_array($val)) {
$mailmessage = $mailmessage . $sep . "$key: $val";
}
else{
$mailmessage = $mailmessage . $sep . "$key: ";
$boxsep = "";
while (list($boxkey, $boxval) = each($val)) {
$mailmessage = $mailmessage . $boxsep . "$boxval";
$boxsep = ", ";
}
}
$sep = "\n";
}
}
mail("your [email protected]", "Subject of form", "$mailmessage", "From: $email" );
echo "Thanks";
}
?>

 

Grow food

In my office I have a basil plant and an oregeno plant. Inside plants are nice, but ones you can eat are even better. Having fresh basil with pasta and olive oil is about a $2 meal if you grow your own.

 

Ask about trade.

I set problems in a local climbing gym in exchange for a membership. I do web work for all sorts of things from ski passes, to beer, for gear and probably some things I shouldn't mention. It almost always works out better than paying.

 

Do you ever sleep in your car in the summer? If so read on...

There's a problem with sleeping in your car in Maine in the summer. That problem is bugs. Like most cars, mine does not have screened windows, and it's usually too hot (and smelly) to leave the windows closed for the night.

My solution was to buy some very fine netting (the kind that you would imagine seeing on a bride's vail) and some magnets, about 8 or so. What you do is cut the netting so it's slightly larger than the size of your window, then hold it tightly in place with the magnets. Air flows, bugs do not.

 

Happiness in a bottle.

This would be more of a recepie than an idea.

3 parts gin or vodka (potato vodka please)
1 part triple sec
1/2 part roses lime juice
3-6 parts tonic (depending on taste)

 

Breakfast All Day.
I mean really. Why not?

 

Max's Mudnog:
1 part strong coffee or espresso
1 part eggnog
1 part Bailey's Irish Creme
1 part Jameson Irish Whiskey (Add only for the strong)