Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fast Easy Chicken Breasts Recipe with Tomatoes & Olives

This is a very easy and fast recipe that you can do. It is especially useful in the case when you have some boneless, skinless, seasoned, frozen chicken breasts and you are tired of just eating them with their normal flavour. This is a tasty version of it!

- 2 boneless, skinless, seasoned/unseasoned, frozen or not frozen chicken breasts
- salt
- pepper
- oil
- medium tomato
- olives
- oregano
- parsley (dried or fresh)
- garlic (powder form)

Step 1:
Preheat the oven on medium heat or according to what is written on the chicken package, normally between 375 and 450 degrees F.

Step 2:
Season each side of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then put some oil on both sides as well. You can make some small cuts with a knife in the chicken breasts.

Step 3:
Put the chicken breasts in a baking dish and put it in the oven uncovered. You can rotate the chicken breasts every now and then if you wan them to be cooked evenly from both sides.

Step 4:
While the chicken breasts cook in the oven, you can prepare the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in cubes. Cut the olives in pieces as well. In a bowl, mix the tomatoes with the olives. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and parsley to taste. Mix all together and leave on the side.

Step 5:
When the chicken breasts are almost done, take them out of the oven. Add the tomatoes mixture on top of each. Put back inside the oven for a little while, till everything is cooked through or till no water remains in the baking dish.

Let me know how you find it and Bon appetit! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Changing Education Paradigms" by Sir Ken Robinson

Sadly.. I can relate and testify to that part of the talk saying:

"It used to be:
Hard Work
   Do Well
... but it's not a guarantee anymore".

Sir Ken Robinson gave this talk at Royal Society of Arts (RSA), then it was animated the way seen in the video. Sir Ken Robinson is a world-renowned education and creativity expert. He is the recipient of the RSA Benjamin Frankin award. He also did TED talks that I really enjoy and think will share as well. This is his wikipedia page for more information.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Finding Great Developers" by Joel Spolsky on Joel on Software

Really an amazing article!

I was reading it basically to know where good employers search for great developers/employees, but it is written the other way around: it is written for employers to find great developers.

It is well written, gives nice insights, simply great!

So if you have a company or someday decide to do a startup and want to be successful by employing great employees, I would definitely recommend you to take a look at that article. As it was written in 2006, in my opinion its beginning might not be totally true with today's market circumstances after the crisis, but the 3 methods (Go to the mountain, Internships and Build your own community) that he explains later on about how to find and employ great developers are simply amazingly written.

Joel Spolsky is the co-founder of "Fog Creek Software" in New York and this post is from his "Joel on Software" blog. 

Let me know your opinion about his methods!

Finding Great Developers by Joel Spolsky on Joel on Software

Monday, November 7, 2011

"How Fresh Graduates Can Grow" by Swaroop C H

That's a nice post that combines such useful links! I would recommend you to read it and check the links that you find relevant.

It talks about the following points:
- Character and Lifestyle
- Career Building
- Get Results
- Read
- Friends
- Learn Your Trade
- Make A Difference

Let me know which of the links there did you find useful for you! :)

How Fresh Graduates Can Grow by Swaroop C H

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice" by Patrick McKenzie

What do you think of this blog post?

Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice by Patrick McKenzie

A small snippet: "If there was one course I could add to every engineering education, it wouldn’t involve compilers or gates or time complexity.  It would be Realities Of Your Industry 101, because we don’t teach them and this results in lots of unnecessary pain and suffering."

Do you agree with Patrick's opinion?