Archive for January, 2005

Coconut Milk

31Jan05

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Who would have thought? I guess no one did, and that’s the point. Where would the fun be with another unexpected review, if it wasn’t unexpected? This time, I took a deep dive and tried out some canned coconut milk. Being a big fan of milk, I thought it wise to try out how I would’ve survived should I some day decide to move to the deep jungles of Africa.

Step 1: shake the can. And shake it well. Remember: this is milk. Had you left a can of ordinary milk in the sun for a few months, would you not have shaken it before drinking?

Step 2: open the can, if you can (horrible pun intended). A pair of scissors will do, or even a half pair. Or a pair of socks paired with a sharp knife. Even a sharks teeth will do. I used a can opener however, my first name not being Outback and the last not being Jack and all.

Step 3: pour the spiritual drink into something a bit more comfortable. A glass will do. The thing with the can is that, even though it’s opened like a can of coke, they never thought anyone would drink it like a can of coke. So watch out: sharp edges ahead. They will make your lips bleed, and bleeding lips not only gives you rabies, but will also turn the milk all red and dandy. And in this context, dandy is not a good thing.

So far so good eh? Well, it gets worse.

I’m used to shaking all sorta things, and in all kinds of weird places. But I guess it just didn’t work out this time. “Oh well, half the nut is stuck in the can”, I thought, “but the milk is still in the glass”. Despite using a cocktail glass valued at one buck, there is nothing but the milk in it. Time to try it out…

First reaction: ugh! this sucks!

Second reaction: ugh! this sucks!

So, I did what I always do when I want that little extra from my milk. Mixed in a couple spoons of O’Boy (that’s chocolate). It made it all look like Michael Jacksons face, but I’m not a kid anymore, so I took a sip…

First reaction: ugh! this sucks even more!

Second reaction: ugh! this sucks even even more more!

To sum things up a bit… Coconut milk: good for asian dinners, no substitute for cow milk.

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Coconut milk receives a terrible rating of approximately minus 2!

 

Steve JobsOpenStep.se has a 30 minute QuickTime movie of a presentation Steve did for NeXTSTEP, like waaay back in the days. Worth checking out 🙂 Also, a bunch of screenshots and other cool stuff from Rhapsody!

 

no www?

23Jan05

Nope. No www. As you might have noticed, if you tapped www in front of my URL to get here, the www is now gone. This to follow a certain “standard“…

Update: The www is now back. Comments stopped working, and I don’t want to spend time tweaking the code to make it work.

 

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I just HAD to bring you these 🙂

 

Icecube EnclosureIt was about high time to let go off my old (old as in a few months old) FW harddrive enclosure. I used to have this enclosure from Zynet. It was not possible to boot from it, and it was highly unstable. Disks come and go as they see fit, disks not popping up when you plug it in… and so on.

So now I finally got the Ice Cube enclosure. This one’s based on the solid Oxford 911 bridge, in contrast to the one from Zynet and many others…

So, if you ever think about getting an external FW harddrive, and you want to buy the enclosure and disk separately, go for the Ice Cube. I am not the only one to say it’s about the only useable of its kind…

In the US, you can get this enclosure from OWC. If you look elsewhere, it’s made by MacPower.

 

3GentsThis wonderful piece of exclusive artwork was donated to the infamous xgrape by a mysterious traveler, the holyman bendrerik.. It depicts 3 gents coming for a visit, a pleasurable visit. Made with extreme pleasure and craftsmanship, xgrape marveled at the sight of the 3 gents.

 

i love you

07Jan05

So I got bored, and for whatever reason, I decided to search for “i love you” on Google. The first thing that pops up? The “Which File Extension are You?”-quiz. This is me, but what about you?

You are .html You are versatile and improving, but you do have your limits.  When you work with amateurs it can get quite ugly.
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I enjoy the MT-Blacklist tool I run on this blog, because it stops comment spam by content. Blacklisting people by IP though… I mean c’mon, many of us have dynamic IPs, including the spammers. These blacklists do more harm than good. Like today for instance, when I could not reply to a tech support email. My IP was listed here: http://cbl.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi

I could request it’s removal, which I did, but seeing as how it would likely be added again later, I decided to do the one thing that would let me send the mail – forever. Change my outgoing mail server to the one handled by my ISP. Sucky solution, maybe, but realizing this was tons faster than my “own” server, and “always” online, it hit me how stupid I had been for not using it over the last few months, or perhaps the last year. Time for a change folks 🙂

 

IpodremoteMy delayed xmas present. iPod remote! Yay! Awesome little thing 🙂 Look how tiny it is, it was perhaps like half the size I had imagined from the press photos.

 
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My first cellphone goodie that I make available to you all. Works on the SonyEricsson K700 phone, and perhaps also the Z600 and T610/630. Hope you enjoy 🙂 Download here!

 

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