Cafe Cappuccino



Ingredients:
1/2 c Instant coffee
3/4 c Sugar
1 c Nonfat dry milk
1/2 ts Dried orange peel

How To:

Crush in mortar and pestleUse 2 T. for each cup of hot water



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Cafe Au Cin



Ingredients:
1 c Cold strong French roast coffee
2 tb Granulated sugar
ds Cinnamon
2 oz Tawny port
1/2 ts Grated orange peel

How To:

Combine and mix in a blender at high speed. Pour into chilled wine glasses.



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Cafe Au Lait Luzianne


Ingredients:
2 c Milk
1/2 c Heavy cream
6 c Louisiana coffee w/chicory

Combine milk and cream in saucepan; bring just to a boil (bubbles will form around edge of pan), then remove from heat. Pour small amount of coffee in each coffee cup. Pour remaining coffee and hot milk mixture together until cups are 3/4 full.

NOTE: Skim milk can be substituted for milk and cream for those who are counting calories.




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Louisiana Cafe Au Lait

Ingredients:
2 c Milk
Sugar
1 c Louisiana coffee with chicory

How To:

Put milk in saucepan; bring to a boil. Pour hot freshly brewed coffee and milk simultaneously into cups; sweeten with sugar to taste.

Cafe Au Lait ( Coffee with Milk )

Ingredients:
1 c Milk
1 c Light cream
3 tb Instant coffee
2 c Boiling water

How To:

Over low heat or in double boiler, heat milk and cream till hot. Meanwhile, dissolve coffee in boiling water. Before serving, beat milk mixture with rotary beater-till foamy. Pour milk mixture into one warmed pitcher or server, and coffee in another. To serve: Fill cups from both pitchers at the same time, making the streams meet en route. Makes 6 servings.

Buttered Rum Coffee

Ingredients:
1/3 c Ground coffee
1/4 ts Freshly ground nutmeg
1 1/4 ts Rum extract
1/8 ts Liquid butter flavouring

How To:

Place coffee and nutmeg in a blender or food processor fitted with a steel blade. In a cup, combine remaining ingredients. With processor running, add flavorings. Stop processor and scrape sides of container with a spatula. Process 10 seconds longer. Store in a refrigerator. Yields: Mix for eight 6-ounce servings.

Black Forest Coffee

Ingredients:
6 oz Fresh brewed coffee
2 tb Chocolate syrup
1 tb Maraschino cherry juice
Whipped cream
Shaved chocolate/chips
Maraschino cherries

How To:
Combine coffee, chocolate syrup, and cherry juice in a cup; mix well. Top with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and a cherry.

Arabian Coffee

Ingredients:
1/2 litre (about 1 pint) water
3 tablespoons coffee
3 tablespoons (or more) sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla sugar

How To:
Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and heat until foam gathers on top. Do not pass through a filter. Stir it up before you serve it

Amaretto Coffee / Variation






Ingredients:
¾ c Warm water
3 tb Amaretto
1 ½ ts Instant coffee crystals
Dessert topping; * see note

How To:
* Dessert topping should be in a pressurized can. In a non-metal mug stir together water and instant coffee crystals. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power about 1 1/2 minutes or just till mixture is steaming hot. Stir in Amaretto. Top with pressurized dessert topping.

Amaretto Coffee

Ingredients:
1 ½ c Warm Water
1/3 c Amaretto
1 tb Instant Coffee Crystals
Dessert Topping from a pressurized can

How To:
In a 2-cup measure stir together water and instant coffee crystals. Micro-cook uncovered, on 100% power for about 4 minutes or just till steaming hot. Stir in Amaretto. Serve in mugs. Top each mug of coffee mixture with some dessert topping.

Alpine Carnival

Ingredients:
2 tb Instant coffee
1 ts Vanilla
2 tb Brown sugar
1 ts Water
1 ½ c Boiling water
½ c Whipping cream, whipped

How To:
Divide instant coffee and vanilla evenly between two Spanish coffee glasses. In a small heavy saucepan, dissolve sugar in the teaspoon of water. Over medium heat, stir dissolved sugar until it reaches a full boil. Immediately remove from heat and stir in boiling water. Divide sugar mixture between coffee glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Makes 2 x 6 oz servings.

Canadian Coffee

Ingredients:
¼ c Maple syrup; pure
½ c Rye whiskey
3 c Coffee; hot, black, double strength
Topping:
¾ c Whipping cream
4 ts Maple syrup; pure

How To:
Topping: Whip cream with maple syrup just up until soft mounds; set aside. Divide maple syrup and whiskey among 4 warmed heatproof glass mugs or goblets. Pour in coffee to 1 inch of top; spoon topping over coffee.

Alexander Espresso

Ingredients:
• 1 cup Cold water
• 2 tb Ground espresso coffee
• ½ Cinnamon stick (3" long)
• 4 ts Crème de Cacao
• 2 ts Brandy
• 2 tb Whipping cream, chilled
• Grated semisweet chocolate to garnish

How To:
Break out your espresso machine for this one or just make really strong coffee with a small amount of water. Break cinnamon stick into small pieces and add to hot espresso. Allow to cool for 1 minute. Add crème de cacao and brandy, and stir gently. Pour into cute demitasse cups. Whip the cream, and float some cream on top of each cup. For looks, garnish with grated chocolate or fancy chocolate curls. Multiply proportions by six and it's perfect for a party.

Sail Banda 2010







Visiting Banda is interesting for two reasons: excellent diving and its amazing history. Banda islands, part of a volcanic group of islands covered with lush vegetation, have been a destination for traders for more than two thousand years.





Geographic


There are seven inhabited islands and several that are uninhabited. The inhabited islands are:
The active volcano Gunung Api in the Banda Islands
Main group:
  • Banda Neira, or Naira, the island with the administrative capital and a small airfield (as well as accommodation for visitors).
  • Gunung Api, an active volcano with a peak of about 650 m
  • Banda Besar is the largest island, 12 km long and 3 km wide. It has three main settlements, Lonthoir, Selamon and Waer.
Some distance to the west:
  • Pulau Ai or Pulau Ay
  • Pulau Run, further west again.

To the east:
  • Pulau Pisang, also known as Syahrir.
To the southeast:
  • Pulau Hatta formerly Rosengain or Rozengain

Others, possibly small and/or uninhabited, are:
  • Nailaka, a short distance northeast of Pulau Run
  • Batu Kapal
  • Manuk, an active volcano
  • Pulau Keraka or Pulau Karaka (Crab Island)
  • Manukang
  • Hatta Reef


Demographic

The Banda Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Banda) are a volcanic group of ten small volcanic islands in the Banda Sea, about 140 km south of Seram island and about 2000 km east of Java, and are part of the Indonesian province of Maluku. The main town and administrative centre is Bandanaira, located on the island of the same name. They rise out of 4–6 km deep ocean and have a total land area of approximately 180 km².
They have a population of about 15,000. Until the mid 19th century the Banda Islands were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace, produced from the nutmeg tree. The islands are also popular destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling.



History

The Banda group, about 132 kilometers southeast of Ambon, consist of three larger islands and seven smaller ones, perched on the rim of Indonesia’s deepest sea, the Banda Sea. Near Manuk Island the water reaches a depth of more than 6,500 meters. Gunung Api Islands is an active volcano, the last major eruption occured only a few years ago.
The seas around Banda are the site of famous Maluku sea gardens with their fantasy-land coral reefs and kaleidoscopic array of multi-colored fish darting through the crystal clear water. Pulau Karaka, Pulau Pisang and Pulai Ai are particularly well-known for their amazing snorkeling and diving. Facilities for sightseeing, snorkeling and skin diving as well clean, comfortable cottages are available on some islands.
Banda was home to some of the bloodiest episodes of Maluku’s history. In 1609 the Dutch East Indies Company dispatched a new governoor-general to the islands to obtain the contested spice trade monopoly at any cost. Confronted by superior power, the people of Banda were forced to allow the company to establish a fort, but in the same year Governoor Verhoeff was killed, together with 45 of his men. The company retailed, but peace was not restored. In 1619, V.O.C. Governor-General Jan Pieterszoon Coen arrived at the head of penal expedition and exterminated the entire population of Banda.
The land was divided into lots, called “perken”, and given to former company employees, the “perkiniers”, who were obliged to grow nutmeg and sell them at predetermined prices to the company. Slaves did the actual work in the fields. The old “perkinier houses” , or what is left of them, an old churches still retain a peculiar colonial character to the port town of Bandaneira today. Two old forts Belgica and Nassau are inside the town limits. Others are found elsewhere on the islands. See also the former Dutch Governor’s mansion, the Museum of History in Neira, and the huge nutmeg plantation nearby.



The Spice Islands

The fabled Spice Islands lie in the modern day province of Maluku in eastern Indonesia. The Banda Islands are 200 km from the nearest port town of Ambon, and are made up of 9 islands - Run and Ai to the west, Manukang to the northwest, Pisang to the east, Hatta and Sekaru to the southeast, Banda Besar to the south, and the main central island of Banda Neira and its close neighbour, the volcano island of Gunung Api - together with 2 rock islets - Batu Kapal to the east northeast and Keraka at the Banda Neira strait entrance.
They have attracted regional and international traders for more than 3,000 years. Prior to 1500, no European had ever landed on the shores of Maluku, but there had always been Asian traders. The biggest and most valuable commodities were nutmeg and cloves.
The Colonial Powers Arrive
After the first Portuguese and European vessel, under the stewardship of Francisco Serrao, arrived in Maluku in April 1512, the balance of power that had remained quite stable and little changed over the centuries, changed abruptly. The building of a series of forts set a new precedent in Maluku. The forts were built to ensure security as an Asian trading centre and to protect goods and people so they would not be arbitrarily seized by a local ruler. This pioneer idea later evolved into the modern concept of foreign naval bases. But it also set an immediate cultural barrier between newcomers and local people; also a local legacy of foreign naval bases.
The Portuguese power in the islands faded with their empire. The Dutch had a confrontation with them in Ambon, and expelled them. That was the end of their presence in the Banda Islands at that time.
The huge impact that these tiny and remote islands had on the European continent at that time was immense. Maluku was the most valuable piece of real estate in the world 500 years ago. Thus Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, and Ferdinand Magellan began their fates with destiny. They spread the word of god and enthusiastically secured as much spices as their boats would hold. Although the work was treacherous, a sack full of nutmeg from Banda would put a common sailor into an early retirement if he made it back to Europe alive with the legendary spices to hand.
In 1579 the Englishman Francis Drake arrived in Ternate, at nearby Halmahera, aboard the Golden Hind, taking several tons of cloves with him; and in 1603 James Lancaster arrives and raises English flag on the Banda Island of Run.
In 1602 the Dutch East India Company was formed with a base on Banda Neira Island, and in 1609 the Dutch arrive in force, thus bringing the ensuing conflict with the English into sharp focus.
The Most Valuable Real Estate in the World?
In 1667 the Treaty of Breda was finally signed, bringing an end to the Dutch - English hostilities. It transpired to be a hugely significant moment in history, as the agreement was based around a property swap of the then English Run Island with the then Dutch New Amsterdam - Manhattan, New Jersey and Delaware Estuary, in modern day New York.
By 1770 the writing was on the wall for the Dutch monopoly in the Moluccas. The French arrived and secured a supply of nutmeg and cloves on Gebe Island, and in 1810 the English were at it again as Captain Christopher Cole seized Fort Belgica on Banda Neira.
1854 saw the arrival of the famous British natural historian Sir Alfred Wallace, who spent 8 years in the area and collected "125,660 specimens of natural history", mostly in Maluku.
Current Affairs
The Banda Islands most famous citizen and leader is Des Alwi, who was an influential figure in Indonesia's struggle for independence. He was forced into exile in the late 1950s by the Sukarno government, but in 1970 he returned to Banda and began the first moves to bring tourism to the Banda Islands. In 1995 he successfully restructured the Indonesian nutmeg contractual rights in favour of the small Bandanese producers.
He continues to live on Banda Neira and to have unbridled optimism about Banda's future as a tourist eco travel destination, provided that proper management is in place to safeguard the long term interests of the local environment, natural resources, historical sites, and Bandanese cultural integrity.
The region has already been nominated as a World Heritage Site, and talks are under way to create a national marine park in the islands too. More tourist information about the Banda Islands.
Nutmeg and Mace
In the absence of a tourist economy, fishing and nutmeg are the only 2 industries that the Bandas have. Nutmeg is a large evergreen tree, native to the Moluccas - the Spice Islands - and now cultivated in the West Indies. The fruit produces 2 spices, mace and nutmeg. Nutmeg is the seed kernel inside the fruit and mace is the lacy aril covering on the kernel.
Mace is the spice that originally made this commodity so precious as it was used as a meat preservative, but also critically it was thought to be a cure for the bubonic plague which was so fatal at that time. Nutmeg is usually used in sweets and spicy dishes, but also combines well with cheeses and sauces, and is used to flavour sausages, and lamb dishes. It has medicinal properties too, such as aiding digestion, treating diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea, improving appetite and reducing flatulence.
The tree grows from 12 - 20 metres tall, has dense foliage with dark green, 10 cm long, oval leaves, and a dark green-grey bark which produces a yellow juice which oxidises to red. It has small, yellow bell-shaped flowers. A single mature tree produces up to 2,000 nutmegs per year. Nutmeg has no particular season; the fruit ripens all year round, so its harvest supplies the Banda islanders with a steady income.



ZBrush Tutorial - Zapplink / Image plane Plugins



This tutorial covers some basics in the process of painting on a mesh using reference photos and aligning and modifying your mesh to a reference photo using free ZBrush 3.1 plugins.


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ZBrush Tutorial - Getting Started (Tips & Tricks)



This video covers some basics in the process of creating mesh using ZBrush.


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Creating and Editing Mesh Using ZBrush



This tutorial covers some basics in the process of creating and editing mesh using ZBrush.

Start with Zsphere
Click ESC on startup screen
Click Zsphere
Drag it on to canvas
Click T to activate edit mode
Use Q, W, E, and R to manipulate or create spheres
Click X to mirror symmetry
Green create a single sphere on the center axis
Click A to preview
Click CTRL Z to undo mistakes
Click make poly mesh
Click X again
Click CTRL D to increase resolution
resolution panel / stay under 1.5 mil active points

Mesh Editing
While over mesh-
Click and drag to add geometry
ALT Click and drag to subtract geometry
Shift Click and drag to smooth mesh

Brush Tools
Right click to bring up brush dialog box
Brush size and intensity
Brush menu
Alpha menu
Stroke menu

Moving the object
While in open space or out of safety box-
difference in moving object and moving canvas
Click to rotate
Hit shift while rotating to snap
ALT click and drag to move around
ALT click drag and release ALT to zoom
ALT double click open area to center your mesh

Masking areas
CTRL click to draw mask on surface / same size as brush
CTRL click open area to reverse the mask
CTRL click and drag a little to remove the mask
CTRL click and drag over mesh to mask through object
CTRL click within mask to soften mask selection

Transposing
Mask area to be unaffected
Click X to turn X symmetry off
Use Q, W, E, and R then drag to place transpose tool
Outer circle moves the tool
Inner circle manipulates the mesh

Hide or Show areas of mesh
Hold CTRL and Shift then drag over mesh to work on
Hold CTRL and Shift then click your object to reverse
Hold CTRL and Shift then click once outside to show all

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ZBrush Tutorial - Turntable and movie settings




Tutorial about, how to create Turntable videos, and other videos in ZBrush.

YOBI.tv


YOBI.tv is the free online talent contest network. The site combines social networks, user-generated videos, and reality talent contests. YOBI.tv features talent based user-generated videos. Contestants compete for cash prizes as well as grand prizes that have included trips to the Grammy Awards, Sundance Film Festival and similar venues.

History

A Yobibyte is the largest binary prefix, and it is from this term that YOBI.tv gets its name. YOBI, LLC was founded by entrepreneur Dianne Victor of West Bloomfield, Michigan. The host of YOBI.tv is Audrina Patridge, most known for her primary role in the MTV reality series The Hills.

Contests

Other than Make the Cut, all contests run on a seasonal basis similar to TV show seasons.

Contest List

At present, YOBI.tv has five contest areas:

* Make the Cut - Vocal Talent Contest
* My Famous Summer Job - Hosting Contest
* YOBISing - Vocal Talent Contest
* YOBIFilm - Filmmaking Contest
* YOBILaugh - Comedy Contest
* YOBIPics - Photography Contest

Make the Cut

Make the Cut is a web series featuring an online vocal talent competition hosted and judged by American Idol's eighth season fifth place contestant Matt Giraud. This contest is a multi-round progressive elimination competition in which the winner will cut a recording at a studio in Metro Detroit and receive guidance from Matt Giraud and other industry professionals.

YOBI World

The philanthropy section of YOBI. It is the area for charity organizations and groups to be heard. Organizations can create profiles and blogs. Victor founded a nonprofit organization, One Village One World, to support economic development in impoverished African villages. Five percent of YOBI’s profits will go to support this organization.

Yoko Ono expressed interest in YOBI World after corresponding with YOBI, LLC owner Dianne Victor. Ono created a profile on YOBI World and added a YOBI World link to her Imagine Peace website.

YOBI Show

The show is hosted by Danielle Ryan and actor/activist Jeremy Sumpter known for the lead role in 2003's Peter Pan film and currently playing in the show, Friday Night Lights. The YOBI show typically features weekly winners, semifinalists, and finalists. The hosts also go over news regarding the website.

Features

  • Entering Contests - Joining YOBI is free if one enters a contest or not. After joining, members can enter any of the contests with videos or photos they have created. No copyrighted material is allowed unless the member owns the copyright or has attained permission from the copyright holder.
  • Voting/Prize Funds - Members act as judges and can vote on any contest entry. Vote counts are reset each week before and during the semifinals. YOBI members decide who the winners will be and how large their prizes will be. With each vote the prize funds increase. Prize funds start at $10,000 in each contest and members control how high the prize funds can grow through participation.
  • Commenting - YOBI members can view and comment any entry.
  • Profiles - All members can create personal profiles. Users can upload a photo, a bio in the about section, and upload a resume. When checking a user's profile one can find links to that user's contest entries, interests, blog posts, and vlogs. Users can also message or add members to their friends from profiles.


Membuat Foto Sketsa Sederhana Menggunakan Photoshop


Berikut adalah cara membuat foto sketsa sederhana menggunakan Adobe Photoshop. Untuk membuat foto sketsa seperti pada gambar di atas, ikutilah enam langkah sederhana berikut ini.

  • Buka Adobe Photoshop, kemudian buka file foto yang akan anda ubah menjadi foto sketsa. pada latihan ini, saya menggunakan foto yang saya download dari http://www.sxc.hu
  • Pilih menu Images-Adjustments-Desaturate


  • Selesai melakukan Desaturate, gandakan layer tersebut dengan cara, pilih layer-Duplicate Layer


  • Langkah selanjutnya, tekan tombol Ctrl dan I secara bersamaan pada layer yang baru saja anda gandakan



  • Masih pada layer yang anda gandakan, ubah Blending Mode dari Normal menjadi Color Dodge


  • Setelah merubah Blending Mode, pilih menu Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur.


  • Pada kotak yang terbuka setelah anda memilih Gaussian Blur, ubah nilai radiusnya sampai foto anda kelihatan seperti sebuah foto sketsa. Pada latihan ini saya menggunakan Radius 4.0 pixels


  • Terakhir, anda tinggal menyimpan hasil foto sketsa anda

Semoga Bermanfaat.....

Membuat Animasi Bumi Sederhana Menggunakan Adobe Premiere

video

Di bawah ini adalah tutorial sedermana untuk membuat animasi seperti pada video di atas.

  • Ikuti gambar di bawah ini untuk membuat color matte dan setelah itu, tempatkan pada video 1



  • Ubah durasi color matte pada video 1, sesuai keinginan anda. Pada tutorial ini, sayamenggunakan durasi waktu selama 2 menit.
  • Pada panel Effects, buka Generate bin dan pilih Ramp. Kemudian, seret ke video 1.





  • Import gambar peta yang anda miliki. Pada tutorial ini saya menggunakan gambar peta yang saya download dari http://www.sxc.hu/photo/743964
  • Letakan gambar peta tersebut pada video 2.
  • Ubah durasinya sama seperti video 1


  • Pada panel Transitions, buka GPU Transitions bin dan pilih Sphere. Seret transisi tersebut ke video 2.
  • Buka panel Effects Control dan gunakan gambar di bawah ini untuk seting tras


  • Sekarang, beralih ke Frame 1 pada Time Line video 1 dan buat Key Frame pada Position di panel Control. Seret video 1 secara diagonal ke sudut kiri atas atau kanan atas.
  • Pindah ke Frame terakhir pada Time Line. Seret Video 1 secara diagonal dari posisi yang tadi anda letakan ke bagian bawah. misalkan anda meletakan posisinya pada frame satu di sudut kanan atas, maka pada frame terakhir seret video tersebut ke sudut kiri bawah.



  • Tambahkan Lens Flare effect, pada video 1 dan ikuti gambar di bawah ini untuk seting efect Lens Flare.



  • Langkah selanjutnya, anda tinggal export video anda.
Semoga Bermanfaat......



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