Today, Basil received a nice 1.6 update. This update brings a really obvious, simple feature that many other recipe applications include: ingredient scaling. It’s really convenient while in the kitchen to be able to adjust a recipe’s yield according to your needs (the amount of jambalaya you need for two on a quiet weeknight is a little different than the amount you need to make while having guests), and it’s conceptually very simple.
Except it’s not so simple.
-Kyle Baxter, “Yeah, That Feature Should be Easy to Do”
I assisted in beta-testing for this version of Basil. Kyle and I worked hard and we think we got all the edge cases for the new feature, but we are human and ingredient scaling has a lot of weird edge cases.
I know that ingredient scaling has been on my list of desired features for Basil for a long time, so I was glad when Kyle approached me with this addition. There are a few other features in the pipeline that I am really excited for, so stay tuned if you use Basil currently and if not, now is the time to go buy it!
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.