Saturday, May 14, 2016

invested in a microcontroller board - part 2

This is the following post to a previous post of a blog post series on my venture into tinkering with Arduino microcontroller boards. I have been doing a lot of reading about the Atmel's ATmega microcontroller architecture and programming. I also have been doing sporadic research of all the Arduino compatible sensor shields and breakout boards out there, and I have been itching to start playing with them. Yesterday the $3.99 Arduino Uno compatible board arrived from China.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

texas barbecue brisket - part 2

I learnt by mistakes of most things all my life, and making brisket is no exception. Fortunately for me I am an introvert. When confronted with a challenge I turn to myself to seek answers, as well as to read between the lines from those I respect and trust. This is my 3rd or 4th attempts in making smoked brisket. Do not trust the hypes on the internet, especially from those self-professed pit masters. They would lead you to believe it take decades of experience to make a edible brisket. With a lot of things there are more disinformation and "the dead leading the dead phenomena abound. When I first set out to make the authentic Texas barbecue brisket I thought it is some mystical thing that you can only learnt from the famed masters. Not until I turned inward and to read from those I trust and respect. Think out of the box is the password of this game.