Recipe – DWB Falafel with Cucumber Sauce

DWB Part II! Great times, Great company. Great Food.

Trevor Boffone, Ph.D.

For this month’s Dinner without Borders (DWB), we decided to make one of our favorite dishes – falafel. As Cristin and I are veggies (and Daniel and Kayla have veggie tendencies), we have always loved the complexity and heartiness of falafel. Yet somehow, despite being somewhat of an amateur chef, I’ve always shied away from this dish as it has always seemed difficult to make. I’ve left it up to my favorite Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants to keep me filled and happy.

Until last night!

I’ve decolonized falafel. No longer are they feared in my kitchen! With Cristin and Daniel’s virtual assistance, Kayla and I had an enjoyable adventure in the kitchen in preparing this meal. It was easier than we both expected and will definitely be a much-accepted addition to your kitchen repertoire. Our falafel turned out delicious with an undeniable homemade quality you can’t find…

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Recipe – DWB Falafel with Cucumber Sauce

DWB Part II! Great times, Great company. Great Food.

Trevor Boffone, Ph.D.

For this month’s Dinner without Borders (DWB), we decided to make one of our favorite dishes – falafel. As Cristin and I are veggies (and Daniel and Kayla have veggie tendencies), we have always loved the complexity and heartiness of falafel. Yet somehow, despite being somewhat of an amateur chef, I’ve always shied away from this dish as it has always seemed difficult to make. I’ve left it up to my favorite Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurants to keep me filled and happy.

Until last night!

I’ve decolonized falafel. No longer are they feared in my kitchen! With Cristin and Daniel’s virtual assistance, Kayla and I had an enjoyable adventure in the kitchen in preparing this meal. It was easier than we both expected and will definitely be a much-accepted addition to your kitchen repertoire. Our falafel turned out delicious with an undeniable homemade quality you can’t find…

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New Years Resolution- Tech Style

We all have our list of New Years Revolutions…err RESOLUTIONS (Thanks AT&T, this may be the best one yet!), but I wanted to change it up a bit, and provide some tech resolutions that I found that I want to try and follow in 2014.

  1. Stop doing any of these things that kill our electronics! (thanks Mashable)
  2. Top 10 Tech Resolutions for 2014: These include backing up more, making mealtimes tech free, change passwords, and reading more are all things I plan on incorporating next year.
  3. 5 ways to make good on your New Year’s tech resolutions

So cheers to the 2013 that was, and to the amazing 2014 for what it is going to be!

 

 

The Presents, the Present, and the Past

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Well everyone, most of us have given and received all the presents we will have for 2013. So…what’d you give/get!? Socks? iPad? Beef Jerky? A new VNX 5400!? A possibility of something extraordinary?

It’s the end of another year, and we know what that means:

  • Our swimsuits are tucked away (unless you live in CA/FL…)
  • We’re about to start going to the gym again…
  • Did you get that project done by the EOY deadline?
  • Our new years resolutions are being finalized for the world to know

When I look back on the year that was, I can’t help but notice all of technologies that have surfaced and revolutionized our everyday lives. Today’s world has become incredibly transformed into a digital era. Literally everything is at our fingertips, and of course we take advantage of that. We all tweet, text, watch, talk, think, comment, search, forecast, like, on the same fast-spinning multi-tasking Merry Go ‘Round. And so far, I have been “enjoying” this ride with the best of them!

However, I have very realized recently that as efficient as I can be, and as many things I can get done at one time, and as thankful as I am for all of these capabilities, often times I miss the things that are most prevalent, and most important. Imagine a skipping stone on a lake that never seems to sink…

Skipping-RocksWell today, not tomorrow, is when I decided that I want to live more in the present. I need to live more in the present. Am I saying that I am wearing my non-multitasking patch on my shoulder? Not even close! What I am saying is there is a time for multi-tasking, and there is a time to focus on the present, what is right in front of you.

What are we really in a rush for, anyways?

As we ring in the new year, and as we put the last sprinkle on our resolution sundae, do yourself a favor and focus on what really matters to you. Choose something that can make you a better person. Take your time…

To be continued…

Tech Prediction for 2014: IT’s Ability to Evolve Quickly

Here’s a quick snapshot of some of EMC’s 2014 Tech Predictions from Vic Bhagat- CIO.

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VicBy Vic Bhagat — Chief Information Officer

The era of instant gratification is upon us with the proliferation of cloud computing and software-as-a-service, Big Data and the latest analytical tools, and anywhere, anytime access to information on our mobile devices.

Our true test as IT professionals will be our ability to evolve quickly to create contemporary and innovative solutions and apps that enable our users to be more productive, to analyze Big Data for real-time information, and to make decisions that unlock value for the business.

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Next (Wo)Man Up!

Being a part of a team is something we all experience throughout our lives. From pre-school to college, athletics to careers, we work together to achieve common goals.

As I’ve become older, one motto that I have grown to appreciate is the motto of “Next Man Up”. We constantly see it in sports. A team is poised to go the distance and win everything, when all of a sudden, their star player (or players) go down with an injury, ending their hopes for a championship.

Or does it? it shouldn’t.

As weird as it sounds, the best “team” is rarely the one with the star studded ponies. Yes, they have great players, but teams with cohesion, depth, chemistry, and a little bit of luck are usually the ones standing at the end of it all.

When a team member “goes down”, who else on the team can step up in their absence? Who can help carry the load until they return? This does not only pertain to athletics. In our professional lives, members of our teams miss work due to a plethora of different reasons, and it ends up being all-hands-on-deck until they return.

But in order for this to work, the team needs chemistry, the team needs to all strive towards a common goal. The team needs to care for one another. The team must care.

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Throwback Thursdays- The Pager

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Remember these bad boys!? It feels like yesterday when I would rush to the computer to send messages. Boy were we pushing data fast back then!