Saturday, June 21, 2014

Taters and Sprouts

  • 1 large shallot finely chopped
  • ¼ large onion finely chopped
  • 4 large mushrooms ¼" slices
  • ¾ yellow bell pepper thinly sliced spears
  • ½ stick butter
  • 0.625 lb top sirloin steak
  • 2 pinches coarse sea salt
  • 3 large dashes of dried basil
  • 5 large yukon gold potatoes ⅛" slices
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts whole
  • 12 fl oz heartland stickleback red wine

Saute onion & shallot in ¼ stick butter for a few minutes then add mushrooms, sweet pepper and the rest of the butter.
In another large cast iron pan for which you have a lid thoroughly brown the steak and surround with potatoes and brussel sprouts.
Once onions, shallots, mushrooms and peppers are beginning to brown cover the top of the potatoes and brussel sprouts with them.
Sprinkle course sea salt and basil then pour the wine over the top. Place in oven at 400° for 75 minutes.
Serves 4 generously.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vertex Array Objects in PyOpenGL

It has come to my attention that there aren't any good examples available of how to use vertex array objects in PyOpenGL. 

Vertex Array Objects (VAOs) allow all the attributes and buffers needed to draw an object to be stored during initialization and called back whenever the object needs to be drawn. This can speed up the rendering process and result in cleaner code.

To read more about VAOs see Learning Modern 3D Graphics Programming - Chapter 5

Here's an example of using VAOs in PyOpenGL.