Foodie Q&A with Chef Joanna from BarCampLA-3
Chef Joanna gives a great presentation about Foodie Issues, including cooking pans, utensils, knives and more.
You can find more information on Chef Joanna at http://chefjoanna.com
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As I was chatting with some folks on Talkshoe the other night, I found out that people who read one of the WelchWrite Blogs, or listen to one of the WelchWrite Podcasts, might not know about the other blogs and podcasts that I do.
Another example of odd, little things that attract my attention.
Douglas E. Welch talks Podcasting at the recent BarCampLA-3.
Date: March 31, 2007 - April 1, 2007
I've been playing around with Twitter this week. Want to know what I am up to? Use the link below to find out.
Podcasting News reports on a new podcasting study from Edison Media Research which was presented at the Corporate Podcasting Summit this week. There are some interesting items inside.
Podcasting News: Podcasting Audience Up 18% Since Last Year
Podcasting Audience Up 18% Since Last Year
March 22nd, 2007
The audience for podcasts has grown 18% in the last year, according to an upcoming report from Edison Media Research. Awareness of podcasting has grown even more, jumping from 22% in 2006 to 37% in 2007.
At the Corporate Podcasting Summit, held March 19-20 in London, Edison Media Research VP Tom Webster gave a preview of their latest research on podcasting. Webster’s statistics suggest that podcasting, like other Internet media, is growing rapidly, drawing attention away from other media. In addition, podcasts are getting a very attractive group for advertisers - well-educated people with money that like to buy things online.
Here are some of the highlights of Webster’s presentation:...
(Via Podcasting News.)
Check out this excellent post from Digital Photography School. I have found several articles from this site that help me think differently about how I use my camera.
Adding Randomness to Your Photos Photo by Wam Mosely
One of the wonderful things about digital photography is the creativity that you can engage in once you’ve got your image on your computer and in photoshop. All kinds of effects can be achieved to make your shots look any number of ways.
But what about in-camera techniques for more creative and artistic [...]
(Via Digital Photography School.)
I happened to notice this sign today in the Apple Store at the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. Apple is holding 1 1/2 hour workshops on Music, Movies and Photos at most of their stores.
Using GarageBand, we’ll teach kids to compose a song with loops, beats, and even their own vocals. At the end of the workshop, they’ll have a finished song on a CD and a workbook to use with other music projects. Please register for February workshops.
This workshop will teach kids how to import footage, crop video clips, and add special effects to produce their own movie with iMovie. When they’ve finished, these budding filmmakers can take home their masterpiece on a DVD, as well as a workbook full of tips for future moviemaking projects. Please register for March workshops.
Using iPhoto, we’ll show kids how to edit, print, and share photos and how to make photo albums and slideshows. At the end of the workshop they’ll have a DVD and a workbook to use for other photo projects. Please register for April workshops.
(Via Apple Web Site.)
Los Angeles City Nerd points to this event and on-going museum of autos in El Segundo. Certainly sounds like something to check out. This weekend is also their Grand Opening.
Automobile Driving Museum
Though it's not in the City of LA, here's something that relates to us all in Southern California...
The Automobile Driving Museum
It claims to be "the only Automobile Museum that takes you for a ride in one of the actual vehicles on display. " That's right: on weekends, selected cars will be able to taken out for a spin (driven by trained docents with visitors as the passengers). Founded in
(Via Los Angeles City Nerd.)
Author, Anthony Eglin, was kind enough to forward me an advance uncorrected proof of his latest Lawrence Kingston garden mystery, The Water Lily Cross, and I am enjoying it greatly I will have a complete review once I finish...which shouldn't be too long.
Lawrence Kingston is asked to search for a botanist friend who has gone missing. With nothing but a scrap of paper with a bewildering cryptic message, he begins to investigate. He discovers that his friend was experimenting with aquatic plants and has stumbled on a horticultural breakthrough with staggering implications, one that could ultimately generate billions of dollars in revenue: a giant form of Amazonian water lily capable of desalinating water.
Convinced that influential people are involved in the disappearance, he pursues more leads, but circumstances beyond his control plunge him deeper into jeopardy and a corporate world of ruthless, greedy men who are not to be stopped. Kingston presses on, knowing that his missing friends life, and his own, both hang by a very slender thread.
The next BarCampLA is coming and I will probably be in attendance again. It is a great time for all and very enlightening. You can read my posts and see my pictures from the last BarCampLA to find out what it is all about.
The event celebrates spring with the cherry blossoms and the diverse Japanese American culture through entertainment, vendors, food, a large children’s craft area, and a fun zone with inflatable games. The festival also includes cultural storytelling with SAG Foundation, a martial arts arena, a Hawaiian village with crafters and entertainment, a Japanese American Pavilion, and a runway fashion show. This year the Cherry Blossom Festival is moving from Pasadena to Little Tokyo.
Dean Jensen, of the SoHo Technology Podcast had me on for a series of talks on computer consulting and the second segment appeared today.
Free Community Recital with LA OPERA
I'm always looking for a good pie, especially since I have been to Italy and tasted what a pie is supposed to be. (SMILE)
Casa Bianca - For Health!Technorati Tags: california, losangeles, food, pizza, eaglerock
Ruth666: [sausage, mushroom, extra cheese, plus a coupla mozzarella fingers for good measure]If you're tired of hearing everyone rag on LA for having shitty pizza (and we do), pile them in your car and stuff their pie holes at Casa Bianca Pizza Pie in lovely Eagle Rock.
The event features a march through the New West Valley Arts District with bagpipers, marching bands, storytellers, and even St. Patrick. At the end of the march there will be music, prizes, and many surprises.
Date: Fourth Thursday, of every month, March 22, 2007 - June 28, 2007
From The Los Angeles Times, March 8, 2007...
I present this as an excellent example of deceptive food packaging that seems so prominent into today's market. Everything about this package seems to say "grape juice" without actually saying it. This particular package was so well-designed that it neither my wife nor I noticed until tonight that it wasn't actually grape juice, but a Concord Grape FRUIT JUICE COCKTAIL.
Annual Wilmington Wisteria Festival