Archive for July, 2006

Villa Puccini – Toscana (2000)

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

This red hailing from Italy, has been aged 12 months in Oak and hails from the Tuscan region. It is a 90% Sangiovese/10% Merlot , and a perfect example of why you should write reviews of wines at the time you drink them and not a week or two later. While not unpleasent it is […]

Do you Uno? (gui.interacto.net – Home)

Friday, July 28th, 2006

gui.interacto.net – Home Why might you like Uno? To answer that allow me to ask a question – Do you ever find the differing interface styles or theming in Mac OS X somewhat irritating. This program will retheme most applications within OS X to the Tiger (10.4) default (Plastik I think the Linux people have […]

Xgrid@Stanford

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Xgrid@Stanford Got a Mac? Want to assist the people of Stanford with their computing resource needs? You can – the link will take you to their instructions that will allow you to participate in their Xgrid cluster! Being a small part of a big computer seems like a nice idea every now and then, after […]

Coriole Vineyards – “Jude Aquilina – Poet Series” – Cabernet Barbera (2004)

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

This is a rather tasty Cab Barbera, which is much nicer the second night out. (Used a vacuum seal jobbie, and left it on the bench avg temps approx 10C). It manages to balance, wood tannins and fruit, with the sulphery flavours all but non existant. Goes well with spicy foods, or rich meaty foods! […]

digg – A super easy way to backup your protected DVDs!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

digg – A super easy way to backup your protected DVDs! Every now and then it is worth keeping track of various programs that may be useful in backing up media. Especially as media like DVDs and CDs have a finite life span. M

YouTube – Wierd Al Interviews Eminem

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

YouTube – Wierd Al Interviews Eminem An amusing clip from several years back where Eminem is “interviewed” by Weird Al Yakovik. Check it out!

Peter Dennis – McLaren Vale – Cabernet Sauvignon (2004)

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a passable Cab Sav at present. It does however require several more years in the Cellar to transform itself into a decent drop. I’d reccomend this one with something strong and saucy – french, or italian! M

Vintage El’ Draino

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Two bottles not even worth mentioning in an individual post, so they get one. Watery Sulphury Drain Cleaner Penfolds – Thomas Hyland – Cabernet Suvignon (2003) Yalumba – “vintage” Shiraz (2004) Don’t bother – nuff said!

Microsoft puts Virtual PC on free download

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

MICROSOFT IS now offering its operating-system virtualisation tool for Windows, Virtual PC 2004 (SP1 release), for free.The software firm also announced that the forthcoming Virtual PC 2007 for Vista will also be freely downloadable. Finally a legitimate, easy way to run multiple operating systems on top of XP. A good opportunity to have your x86 […]

AddictingClips – Redneck Rocket Launcher

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

AddictingClips – Redneck Rocket Launcher I used to think that big bundles of sparklers set off at once were impressive, then I saw this clip on the net – 8500 bottle rockets (not too sure what they are – they look like bees on a stick) being launched at once, its VERY impressive indeed, I […]