Welcome to Cinder


Nice tutorial for the Cinder C++ library for creative coding.

NO BULLSHIT guide to Math and Physics


A new type of textbook

A com­pact text­book that ex­plains cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics clearly and in­tu­itively.

Calculus and mechanics together

Cal­cu­lus and me­chan­ics are of­ten taught as sep­a­rate sub­jects. It shouldn’t be like that. If you learn cal­cu­lus with­out me­chan­ics, it will be bor­ing. If you learn physics with­out cal­cu­lus, you won’t truly un­der­stand.

By learn­ing both sub­jects in par­al­lel, you will be able to un­der­stand con­cepts much bet­ter.

7/8/12: Roasted Peach


to standard base:

  1. Peel & slice 3 peaches, then roast with a few tablespoons of sugar and a little lemon juice in a 400F oven for 10 minutes or so, until soft.
  2. Puree the peaches until smooth (I got about 3/4 of a cup), then add to the prepared base.
  3. Chill thoroughly & spin.


I should have waited for the peaches I had to ripen more — the taste was not as strongly peachy as I had hoped for. Next time.

6/8/12: Angry Samoans

Angry Samoans.

Cherry Vanilla with Girl Scout ‘Samoas’ cookies blended in. This is my second batch of this one.

Standard base + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 box Samoas cookies, chopped.


  1. Make a 1:1 simple syrup (boil 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to dissolve)
  2. Pour syrup over ~1 cup chopped dried bing cherries (got mine from Trader Joe’s)
  3. Chill overnight.

Spin the ice cream, then mix in the cookie pieces and cherries with a little of the syrup as you go.


5/20/12: Lime Rickey


Standard base, plus:

zest of 2 limes, mixed into the base

Lime Syrup

combine 1/2c lime juice with 2 tablespoons sugar, heat to dissolve completely, then chill. Add the lime syrup at the beginning of spinning the ice cream.

Raspberry Swirl

(based on recipe in the Bi-Rite book)

Cook 12 oz raspberries (I used a bag of frozen organic berries) with 2/3 cup sugar, mixing to dissolve the sugar, and continue cooking until much of the liquid has evaporated. I should have cooked this down more — it wants to be a very jammy consistency for the right texture in the finished product. When packing the finished ice cream, swirl the raspberry goo in as you go.


The kids complained because it wasn’t green. Sorry, kids.

6/3/12: Malted Milk Balls


To standard base add:

1/4 c ovaltine chocolate malt powder
1/8 tsp. Vanilla extract

after spinning, mix in:
1/2 c chopped malted milk balls


Notes for next time:

More of the chocolate malt powder, I think.

Verdict after finishing the quart: This may be the family’s favorite one yet. I’m overcoming my lifelong aversion to ice cream with stuff mixed into it.