Good morning Wednesday

Title: Good morning Wednesday Uploaded By: cLin Upload Date: 29th September, 2010 Sun rising as I head to work. Taken with iPhone 4 using Hipstamatic.

Google Adwords Fundamentals Exam

Since starting at my new job, I had to be trained on the spot using the marketing platform for Google, Bing and Yahoo. One thing my boss wanted all the employees that work in search marketing to have was to be certified with Google Adwords. I did some research ahead of time and noticed that the exam was revised in November 2009 and made much harder to filter out those who don’t know the platform from those who do. To be certified for Google Adwords you need to take two exams; the first is about basic fundamentals and the second in either advanced search or reporting and analysis. There were also very few posts/threads on sample questions, practice tests or anything that would help me. The little information there was, turned out to be an emphasize on the amount of detail in the questions. I have only used Adwords for ...(Read More)

Sweet Sweet Florentines

Title: Sweet Sweet Florentines Uploaded By: cLin Upload Date: 21th March, 2010 Ever since I had florentines in a random cookie tin, I remember the deliciousness of them. I was reminded again after not having it in a while when Norma brought them from the office she worked at and it was on my mind since then. I actually made these a while back but didn’t write about it until now. I took this recipe from Giada on the Food Network and it’s amazingly difficult for the amount it produces. I can’t imagine making these again unless it’s a special occasion but they are oh so damn good. Ingredients: 2 cups sliced almonds, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons grated orange zest 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into pieces 1/3 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons honey 8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips Directions Position ...(Read More)

Marshmallows With Chocolate and Graham Crackers (S’mores!)

Title: Closeup of S’more Uploaded By: cLin Upload Date: 21th March, 2010 Usually, I’m not a big fan of marshmallows but Norma is and I’ve always been interested in how these are made. I was just going to make marshmallows but I noticed I had extra semi-sweet chocolate chips and graham crackers. The following recipe was taken from Barefoot Contessa’s Toasted Coconut Marshmallows but I just ignored the coconut part. I found cutting the marshmallow with a wet knife or something that doesn’t stick makes it go by so much quicker. Ingredients: 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions Sprinkle confectioner’s sugar in an 8 by 12-inch nonmetal pan. Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk ...(Read More)

An Update From Me

I just noticed, I like this theme. It’s a bit empty so I might widen the content post a bit but I liked what I did in terms of javascript. It’s amazing the cool things you will do when it’s for you as opposed for someone else. I should post more as well. I became discouraged after my host crashed and I lost 3 months worth of posts and most of my images not on flickr. It’s a shame since Wayback Machine doesn’t store any of my new revisions since 2008 and Google Cache probably had it deleted a long time ago. Which is a shame. In other news, I just read some of my old posts from 2003 and noticed that my writing was definitely different and so was my maturity. So, I’m setting those to private. With the way potential clients/employers/anyone looking up your info so easily, there’s ...(Read More)