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About Nate @ House of Annie

Nate is the Techie / Barbecue-y half of the House of Annie team. Born in Hawaii, his favorite hobby is surfing...WEB surfing that is. Visit my Google+ Profile
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Stop, Thief! (Part 1)

The food pics you see here in my blog are also posted to the Usenet newsgroup alt.binaries.food. Recently, Fosco discovered a website that was reposting all the content from ABF and presenting it in a discussion forum format. To make matters worse, that website inserted ads from Google Adsense into the forums. If anyone clicked on those ads, the website owner would get a kickback from Google.

Essentially, the website was making money off of my and other people’s copyrighted content.

Reposting of copyrighted content is rampant on the Internet, but that doesn’t make it right. If you or I post something on a website, blog or Usenet newsgroup, we do not automatically give up our rights to that content. No one can just take our content and use it as they please, especially if they benefit financially from that use.

I used the information found from a timely post on Food Blog S’cool to contact the website’s author, the site’s hosting provider, and Google Adsense support and asked them to remove my content. Fortunately, the site’s admin complied after I informed him that what he was doing is illegal.

I’ve now added a copyright notice to the sidebar to make it clear that my permission is needed before my content can be republished elsewhere. I’m also taking steps to protect my pictures from being misused as well. Those I will detail in a future post.

Aloha, Nate

Chuy’s 183 (Austin)

We recently took a trip to Central Texas to see friends and family. Our first stop was in Austin, and our first meal there was at Chuy’s, a Tex-Mex chain restaurant that is pretty popular with the locals. When we arrived, we had to wait for almost half an hour before getting our table. At least there were free chips and salsa being served by the bar (out of the trunk of a classic car).

Out front there is a shrine to Elvis Presley. Inside, the walls are covered with photos and paintings of dogs. Very interesting decor.

Annie and I shared the Elvis Presley Memorial combo. It comes with three different enchiladas – the beef Tex-Mex, the cheese ranchero, and the chicken tomatillo enchilada, each with different sauces. It also comes with a crispy taco and chile con queso.

Annie liked the chicken tomatillo enchilada but I thought the chicken was too dry. I liked the beef.

Overall I’d say it was all right as far as chain restaurant-type food goes. With such a busy place, the service slowed down somewhat. The crowd and the noise makes it a bit unfriendly for kids.

Aloha, Nate

Broasted Chicken and Asparagus

We love chicken. Especially fried. But Annie hates frying and besides, no fried chicken here tastes as good as what you can get back in Malaysia. Still, there are other ways you can get crispy skin with tender, juicy meat.

Seasoned some chicken thighs and drums with salt, pepper, and Jeremy’s Secret Spice Rub #2, then broiled for 6 minutes each side before roasting at 350* for 10 more minutes. That spice rub is the bomb! Served with steam-fried asparagus and chicken rice

Aloha, Nate

Athena Grill again

We went back to Athena Grill, and took along some friends. Appetizer pita was served with hummus, tirokafteri, meltizanosalata, and tzatziki dips. All but the hummus were delicious. The tzatziki was especially laden with garlic.

This is our friend’s moussaka. He said it was pretty good.


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