My old old PC died on me (last 5 years served as IPCOP router)… I think the heat past shifted over time and shorted out some CPU memory chip.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
12″ lower calorie and lower carb test pizzacrust
This is my experiment for the day, a new test pizza crust:
- 1 oz whole wheat white flour
- 1 oz whole wheat flour
- 1 oz special mix
- 2g salt
- 6g yeast
- 1 tsp dough conditioner
- 1 tsp gluten
- 120g water
Here is the special mix (107 calories, 2.8g Fat, 13.55g carbohydrate and 9.7g fiber and 0.7g sugar, 9.6g protein):
- 360g Psyllium husk
- 629g Bobs Gluten Flour
- 453g Soy Flour
- 454g Coconut flour
- 238g sifted carb quick (removed the palm fat)
- 546g old mix (almond, coconut, low carb bake mix, bread flour)
Mix everything quick together.
I let it raise for 10 min before backing, but I don’t think this is needed.
Backing time 7 minutes at 325 F in my convection oven, turned oven off and let sit 3 more minutes in oven to conserve power..
My first baby steps with the XuLA 50 board and Xilinx ISE on Ubuntu 11.04
1 week ago I didn’t know what FPGAs are, but yesterday I received my XuLA 50 board and I started with this great tutorial.
I got my LED to blink first because I had some GLIB problems and I was not able to simulate the design. But I found if I copy some lib files from my system over the the ISE install and do some kind of clean all generated project files it solved the issue…
I was in this (../Xilinx/13.2/ISE_DS/ISE/lib/lin64) directory and I copied and did override libstdc++ with this command: cp /usr/lib32/libstdc++.so.6.0.14 libstdc++.so (all three)
It would be nice if I could run the XSTOOLS also under Ubuntu, but it will not work with Wine. Right now I use a VM. I think there was a Linux download, but the link is broken.
Powerful but most inexpensive SDR (software defined radio) quest
Looks like there are a lot of open source SDR related things on the web. But the more powerful SDR hardware is expensive. The USRP is part of the GNU Radio project and it is $700 another radio with this price tag is the QS1R.
Now the question is, would it be possible to connect some of the components found in those devices modular together.
Looks like the LTC2208 is used in a lot of projects like this for ADC, the price for this hardware alone is $70 to $160 depending on the version and pieces. I’m not sure if there is a breakout board for this chip?
Another component found is a FPGA, the XuLA project has FPGAs between $39 (50,000), $79 (200,000)and $200 (1,000,000). VHDL is required to use the FPGA, I did order a $39 version – but I never used FPGAs and VHDL. I found this tutorial I will may use to learn something new.
A micro controller is also found on those board.
A onboard DAC could also be used to listen directly.
Gigabit Ethernet, USB or some other fast method to transfer all the data to the PC. Could SATA be used? Or firewire?
Sandwich bread like Subway rolls
This recipes is a copycat Subway roll.
236ml or 1 cup fat free milk
236ml or 1 cup water (if the low carb mix is not used only 1/2 water)
195g or 1.5 cup whole wheat flour)
195g or 1.5 cup white whole wheat flour
180g or 1.5 cup low carb mix (1/3 coconut flour, 1/3 almond flour, 1/3 sifted carbquick mix (to remove the palm fat)) or 195g or 1.5 cup white whole wheat or whole wheat flour
14g or two packs yeast
24g or 2 tbs sugar
8g or 1.5 tbsp salt
only if you have:
1 tbsp gluten
1 tbsp dough conditioner
Proof for 1 to 2 hours and bake for 17-20 minutes at 325F (162C) in a convection oven. I guess in a normal oven you will need to back it at 350F (177C)
1 serving 1/2 roll
- add all the wet stuff in a large measuring cup.
- add all the dry stuff in a mixing bowl
- let the dough hook make a round indentation in the dry stuff.
- stop and add the wet stuff, start and let everything pull together
- let knead for 10 to 15 minutes
- weigh the dough and divide in equal 5 pieces
- lightly flour each piece and roll out and roll to a 11″ baguette type form
- tag the seam on the bottom and roll the end in
- lay in backing form and spray lightly with water and cut 4 diagonal insertions
- turn your oven to proof and bring a large pan water to a rolling boil
- put the pan in the bottom of the oven and the bread in the middle and close the door
- let proof for 1 hour or until it has the right size
- remove the water pan and proofed bread from the oven
- heat the oven to 325F or 162C
- put the bread in the oven for 17 to 20 minutes
- remove bread from oven and let cool down