Since 2010

Lesley's scones

Saturday 13 September 2014

  • 8oz self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½oz butter, softened and cubed
  • 1 generous tablespoon sugar
  • Handful dried fruit [optional]
  • 1 egg, roughly beaten
  • A wee bit of milk

Grease a baking tray and set the oven to 180ºC.

Rub the flour, baking powder, salt, and butter together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and optional fruit. Make a well in the centre, add the egg, and fold through the mixture. Start stirring in the milk until the mixture is almost wet enough to start sticking to the bowl.

Flatten the whole lot out on a well floured surface. Aim for a thick scone rather than one with a large diameter. Cut and place on the baking tray.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving with lashings of butter and jam, and a fresh pot of tea.

Power button

Saturday 30 August 2014

Who is this label for? Why did someone feel the need to label the already labelled power button? Not to mention the fact that this was spotted in an equipment cupboard, which is only accessed by people who know that the equipment is there, and therefore presumably know why they’re in the cupboard in the first place.

Run your own country

Friday 22 August 2014

David Tennant:

As I chose to leave Scotland many years ago now I forfeited my right to tell Scottish residents how to run the country

Good quote, but I’m not so confident myself. I’m still Scottish, and I may well want to return there one day. It’s been four years though. Am I still Scottish enough to have a say in the future of my home country?

Test card 505

Friday 25 July 2014

I was browsing around the BBC News site tonight and at one point it threw up a 500 server error page, which as it turns out is a fantastic play on the über famous Test Card F. Love it!

0 for January

Friday 18 July 2014

From the MDN reference for the JavaScript Date object:

month: Integer value representing the month, beginning with 0 for January to 11 for December.

Well there’s an afternoon of debugging I’m not going to get back.