Sad to say that after watching the technique episode of No Reservations, my attempt to cook the perfect steak did not go as I was hoping. Technique was right but cook time was too long. I'd post pictures but I'm ashamed of it. Gonna buy another steak and try it again on weds. I'm determined to get this right. Hopefully that update will have pictures.
Soon to post: my successful (finally) variation on scallion pancakes I made last night. Doing that correctly made me feel better about not doing so well with the steak.
If at first you don't succeed try try again.