Archive for June, 2011

Bacon Explosion!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

I was linked to an entertaining recipe on The Bacon Explosion today and couldn’t resist trying it. I figured I should take photographic evidence of the process as proof, so here it is…

The ingredients:

You need an insane amount of:

  • Streaky Bacon
  • Sausage Meat
  • BBQ Sauce
  • BBQ Rub/Powder

Firstly you make a lattice of bacon, you’re supposed to make it as tight as you can.

You should end up with something looking rather close to:

Now sprinkle the lattice with BBQ Rub/Powder:

Then squash your sausage meat ontop:

Now liberally apply chopped cooked bacon:

Cover with copious amounts of BBQ Sauce:

And roll up into a sausage, leaving the lattice behind:

Pinch the ends a little to keep all the goodness in:

Now roll the lattice around the sausage meat, and place the seam at the bottom. Cover liberally in BBQ Rub/Powder:

Now place in a pre-heated oven at 180c for around 75 minutes, I used a glass dish to keep the fat and juices in:

Around half way through the cooking it looked like:

And now it’s done, look at all that bacon juice:

Take out of the cooking container and place on a chopping board to cut:

And now display pure bacon perfection:

The recipe is shamelessly stolen from BBQ Addicts

Orange 3G with Fedora 13

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Orange’s 3G internet dongle is a HUAWEI E1752.

By default, this doesn’t appear to be detected by NetworkManager with Fedora 13.

This is because it requires usb_modeswitch to work. Installing the usb_modeswitch package fixed it and the dongle was picked up by NetworkManager.