I love this photo from Tom Jenkins’ best of 2012. Getting the olympic rings in the visor is a terrific capture.
Have had this half-baked idea for an open source recipe timer protocol.Eh? Let me explain. People would tag up recipes with start times and
durations of each step of preparation in a standard way. Then anyone could create apps to read those recipes and present them
in a useful way. Eg, imagine a timer app that read a “roast lunch” recipe. It might use
the tagged timing data to give you cues in real time what to do: Boil the kettle
Put fat in tray
Take the sprouts out
Add the stock The benefit is that it would be much easier than following a recipe
that requires you to calculate all the timings backwards from ready –
such an app would effectively be telling you what to do when. But I imagine other people would create other more useful apps if
recipes were tagged up in a standard way.