May 2008

You know what's wrong with society today

There aren't enough men in fezzes who are present for reasons unclear to you.

Posted Sat 31 May 2008 19:40 (+1200)

'Miracle fruit'

I gotta try some of this when I'm in a country that has them. A chemical in them messes with your taste buds so as to make bitter/sour foods taste quite different…

Posted Thu 29 May 2008 22:39 (+1200)

Selenium RC Firefox 2 support on Ubuntu Hardy

You may find after upgrading your Ubuntu boxes to Hardy Heron that Selenium RC stops working with Firefox. Here's how to fix it.

Posted Mon 26 May 2008 20:52 (+1200)

Casu Marzu maggot cheese

Luther sent through a Newsweek article on forbidden foods- foie gras, lobster, haggis, sassafras, absinthe, unpasteurized cheese, Fugu, Casu Marzu maggot cheese, – wait, what? Yes, cheese with live maggots. It's a delicacy.

Posted Mon 19 May 2008 11:03 (+1200)

Cognitive surplus

Clay Shirky made a great presentation on gin, TV, and the cognitive surplus that answers the “where do people find the time” question non-net people ask us about (say) Wikipedia – America spends on the order of 100 million person-hours a weekend just watching the ads alone. Put even a fraction of that towards participatory projects, and you get a lot of stuff.

Posted Thu 15 May 2008 17:29 (+1200)

Things not required in wars

(Citations needed.)

Posted Thu 15 May 2008 17:13 (+1200)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

About me

I'm a Wellington, New Zealand-based software consultant. In my spare time I enjoying cooking, traveling, geocaching, progressive house, and fixin stuff.

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