Archive for October, 2006

M is for Movember!

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

During Movember (the month formerly known as November) Iíll be growin a moustache. Thatís right Iím bringing the Mo back because Iím passionate about changing the state of menís health, and I thought it was worth a laugh (what could be better – good causes + laughs :D). Male health is a major issue, did […]

How to drink Sencha Tea

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

How to drink Sencha Tea Sencha Tea is a green tea from Japan, it has its own unique flavour and this is one of the suggested guides to brew this drop. Linked here for the sake of posterity and my own personal enjoyment.

Optimized Firefox 2.0 for G4, G5, and Intel Macs: BeatnikPad Journal

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Optimized Firefox 2.0 for G4, G5, and Intel Macs: BeatnikPad Journal We all love Firefox for the mac, but the mac is such a massive platform and compiling it for the lowest common denominator misses some of of the performance benefits for your specific machine. If you care about eaking out the few little CPU […]

Glaetzer Shiraz (1999)

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

A wine with a web page :D. I was in the mood for a Shiraz tonight, after rummaging in the wine cupboard and discarding several† Cab Sav’s I came across this botttle. Very simple bottle and for a few moments I thought I had grabbed a Wolf Blass Grey Label, I was wrong ūüėÄ I […]

Ľ How higher RPM hard drives rip you off | George Ou | ZDNet.com

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Ľ How higher RPM hard drives rip you off | George Ou | ZDNet.com A very interesting article dealing with a solution to the percieved slowness of lower RPM HDD’s and how to improve the partitioning scheme to have the OS run faster, and large non frequent seeking scenarios for the slower parts of the […]

SSH Port Forwarding VNC under Mac OS X

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

If you’ve ever needed to remotely administer Mac OS X remotely, VNC combined with port forwarding can be very handy. A command like the following below, will forward localport 5901 to 5900 on the remote machive via a ssh tunnel. ssh -L 5901:localhost:5900 bugga.net Under recent versions of OS X however this does not work. […]

Majella – Coonawarra Shiraz – 2001

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

This is a decent shiraz hailing from the Coonawarra region of South Australia. Has all the right amounts of fruitiness, spicyness and astringincy. Grab a bottle, goes down well! M

Duck Fadar: – The Dark Side of Rubber Duckies??

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Duck Fadar: “Luke, I am your bath toy.” – Gizmodo This is one rubber duckie that will play with you, before force choking you to cleanliness! Cool in its complete and utter geekiness! M

BBC – Video Nation – SAUSAGE by Jean Lee

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

BBC – Video Nation – SAUSAGE by Jean Lee A short clip (real media) regarding the creation of chineese sausages. Not quite as informative as I had hoped, but interesting none the less.

Google Pack Goodness

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

If you don’t already have the google back, grab it now. It contains many useful app’s all bundled in a handy installer from google and will keep the apps in the pack up to date, you can use as many or as few of the apps as you like and it is easy as pie […]