Monthly Archives: October 2007

Govinda’s menu for October 2007

Govinda’s is a vegetarian place on the UH Manoa campus, in the Sustainability Courtyard near Kuykendall Hall. They email out their monthly menus (often after the month has started :) but don’t post it online anywhere I could find. So here is their menu for October 2007. The items with “V” are vegan.

Week One

Mon 1st
Falafel Dumplings with Zucchini and Cauliflower in Coconut Milk Sauce V
Cauliflower & Mixed Vegetable Subji with Chickpeas V

Tues 2
Sweet and Sour Vegetable Curry with Baked Tofu Squares V
Sautéed Broccoli, Carrot & Fresh Tomatoes in Spiced Cream Sauce

Wed 3
Thai Yellow Curry V
Lasagna (served with brown rice or soup)

Thurs 4th
Marrakesh Curried Stew V
Homemade Seitan with Mixed Veggies & Tomato Sauce V

Friday 5th
Baked Ziti Casserole with Spinach & Green Peas (served with soup or
brownSweet Potato & Mixed Veggie Curry in Coconut Milk V

Week Two

Mon 8th
Mung Bean Dumplings with Mixed Veggies in Karhi sauce (yogurt)
Thai Red Curry V

Tues 9th
Fresh Mashed Potatoes w/Sautéed Broccoli & Green Peas
Eggplant and Spinach Curry with Coconut Milk V

Wed 10th
Thai Yellow Curry V
Roasted Eggplant & Orzo Casserole with Cheddar & Parmesan Cheese
(served with soup or brown rice)

Thurs 11th
Walnut Dumplings with Mixed Veggies in a Sweet & Sour Sauce V
Palak Paneer (spinach & fresh cheese squares) with Cauliflower

Friday 12th
Organic WW Spaghetti with Veggies and Tomato Sauce V
Vegetables au gratin

Week Three

Mon 15th
Thai Red Curry V
Shahi Paneer (Braised Tofu with MixedVeggies, Indian style)

Tues 16th
Mexican Vegetable Sauté with Organic Beans V
Barats (Split Pea Dumplings) with Veggies in Seasoned Tomato Sauce V

Wed 17th
Lasagna (served with brown rice or soup)
Thai Yellow Curry V

Thurs 18th
Eggplant and Mixed Veggie Curry in lightly spiced cream sauce
Tofu Scramble with Mixed Veggies and Chickpeas V

Friday 19th
Enchilada’s
Kofta Balls with mixed Veggies & Tofu in Tomato Sauce V

Week Four

Mon 22nd
Thai Yellow Curry V
Eggplant, Potato & Fresh Tomatoes in lightly spiced cream sauce

Tues 23rd
Sauteed Broccoli, Cauliflower, Green Pea & Potatoes in Spiced Cream Sauce
Corn Fritter with Zucchini and Celery in tomato sauce V

Wed 24th
Thai Red Curry V
Roasted Eggplant & Orzo Casserole with Cheddar & Parmesan Cheese
(served with soup or brown rice)

Thurs 25th
Cauliflower Paneer and Green Peas in Tomato Sauce
Tuscan Vegetable Sauté V

Friday 26th
Eggplant Pakora Subji with Garbanzo’s, Mixed Veggies & Golden Raisins
Walnut Dumplings in a Sweet & Sour VeggieSauce V

Week Five

Mon 29th
Falafel Dumplings with Zucchini and Cauliflower in Coconut Milk Sauce V
Cauliflower & Mixed Vegetable Subji with Chickpeas V

Tues 30th
Sweet and Sour Vegetable Curry with Baked Tofu Squares V
Sautéed Broccoli, Carrot & Fresh Tomatoes in Spiced Cream Sauce

Wed 31st
Thai Yellow Curry V
Lasagna (served with brown rice or soup)

IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Safari Online Bookmarklet

Update: Turns out there is a better bookmarklet. Skip mine and use Jeff McNeil’s.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa library provides electronic access to both the IEEE Xplore conference/journal database (UH library link), and the ACM Digital library (UH library link) among many others. The access goes through a proxy (linked from the pages above) with different ports for the different databases. The proxy authenticates you so that only UH-affiliated people can access the databases. This is really helpful for computer science research.

However, if you do any Googling that takes you to a paper in IEEE Xplore or ACM DL you cannot access the PDF because you are going to the site directly, instead of through the proxy. This is annoying, since you have to click on your bookmark for the UH version of Xplore or DL and then find the paper again.

Ideally, this problem would be solved by federated identity (like Athens) or Identity 2.0, but until the external database providers and UH support them we have to settle for a hack. I created the following bookmarklet that will switch your current page to the appropriate UH proxy if it is from the IEEE Xplore or ACM DL sites.

IEEE/ACM proxy converter [Update, see below]

To install, just drag it onto your browser toolbar or right-click it and bookmark it. I have only tested it briefly in Safari 2.0.4 and Firefox 2.0.0.7, but it seems to work. Note that if you haven’t authenticated this session, the proxy will first send you to a login page. It could extended to support other UH proxies, but bookmarklets can only be so large.

I was surprised how easy it was to create the bookmarklet. I used the CoralCDN bookmarklet for inspiration, and within 20 minutes I had something working despite never having used Javascript before. This Daring Fireball post was invaluable for quickly and easily converting Javascript into bookmarklet form using BBEdit (or TextWrangler in my case).

Update: WordPress.com doesn’t allow any Javascript in pages hosted here, so there is no way to provide it directly from this blog entry! Bleagh. So here is a link to the Javascript source, and here is an external web page containing the bookmarklet. As an added bonus I have added support for the proxy for the Safari database of books (particularly O’Reilly books) (UH library link).