Showing posts from May, 2012

Frittatas for breakfast

Frittatas If you are looking for an easy breakfast for a Sunday morning, frittatas fit the bill perfectly. It is healthy, filling and easy to make. Contributed by  Rajan Manickavasagam . Published  20. May 2012 Ingredients 1-2   tablespoons  olive oil 1  chopped garlic 1   teaspoon  pepper 1  chopped onion 1  diced carrot 1  diced potato 1  chopped mushroom 1  chopped tomato 1   teaspoon  of salt (or to taste) 3  eggs 1/2  cup milk Instructions Pre-heat the oven to 175 C for 5 minutes. Mix all the vegetables in a baking dish. Add salt, pepper and olive oil and toss all the vegetables. Bake all the vegetables in the oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the egg and milk together. After the vegetables are cooked, pour in the egg and milk mixture into the vegetables. Bake for a further 15 minutes and the frittata should be ready. Happy eating. Further details Serves  3-4 people . Preparation time is approximately  10 min . Coo

Tech - Book review 'Designing Great Data Products'

Posted by Rajan Manickavasagam May 15th, 2012 Designing Great Data Products Rating: 3 out of 5 Image: O'Rielly Many companies and commentators highlight the growing data that is created and consumed everyday. I was naturally curious to understand more about how companies can use all this data to their advantage. I came across this book - 'Designing Great Data Products' in O'Reilly. The title sounded great, but to my disappointment, it is a short book. I anyway went ahead and read the book.The authors of the book are folks from kaggle , a company specialising in statistics and analytics. The book mainly talks about an approach called 'DriveTrain'. This  approach is about using data to drive actions. The 'DriveTrain' approach consists of 4 steps - Define a clear objective - I like this one. Please refer my previous post about problem definition . Levers - Identify the systems, processes etc that can be controlled. Data