jQuery Listerine Plugin

I’ve been helping a friend with his site, www.thehardwareproject.org, for the past couple of months. It was a good chance to rework a lot of my php CMS and one thing I noticed was that there were a lot of pages where all I was doing was displaying information via a list of divs. Different pages might have the lists formatted differently, but rather than write page-specific backend code to format the lists, why not output all lists uniformly to the page and then have client-side code manage the display?

Listerine has 2 modes. One is “columns” which basically creates a user-set number of columns on the page and then evenly distributes the list items between columns. The other mode is “grid” which is more of a tile-like display.

simple columns example:

    cols: 3,
    transform: 'columns'

Download the code here.

making bossam (bo ssam)

This weekend, I finally got around to making bossam (bo ssam), the Korean version of boiled pork and cabbage, at home. Using the instructions I found on this great korean food blog, it didn’t come out half bad. Some adjustments I made to the recipe are not using an onion, using a Korean red pepper instead of a¬†Serrano¬†pepper, not using a vegetable boil bag, and using 2.5 lbs of skin-on pork belly (which caused me to have way too many leftovers). Here are some pics of the process.

cleaning the pork

giving the lettuce a salt bath

dwenjang paste and coffee grounds in a pot.

boiling pork with coffee grounds.

everything in pot with new water.

boiling napa cabbage

time to enjoy the fruits of our labor!