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July 13, 2006

HOWTO: Get affordable bleu cheese ()

by fluffy at 5:34 PM
Axioms:
  • Bleu cheese normally costs $20/pound
  • The salad bar costs $7/pound
  • The salad bar has bleu cheese crumbles
Method: fill a salad bar cup with bleu cheese, pack it down, and add on just enough spinach leaves to make it qualify as a "salad."

Result: $7/pound bleu cheese (with a little bit of spinach).

July 12, 2006

Visualize 2 (, )

by fluffy at 2:59 PM

July 8, 2006

Major T-Mobile Security Issue (, )

by fluffy at 10:57 AM
We get more and more dependent on our devices, and more and more stuff is stored in them while they become more and more interconnected with everything else.

I've been with T-Mobile since 2001, and although they're still the best provider out there (in my opinion), they still have some pretty major potential problems. One particularly horrifying one is in terms of information security, which has been in the back of my mind for a few months, but which a well-publicized (and much more minor) issue with Sprint reminded me that I should really write about publicly, and this deserves a bit more than a comment on This Is Broken.

July 7, 2006

July 2, 2006

PBS cooking show drinking game (, )

by fluffy at 10:15 AM
Do a shot if the host has a heavy accent. (Another shot if this makes them hard to understand. Another shot if this second shot makes them either impossible to understand. Another shot if this last shot makes you able to understand them perfectly despite the accent.)

Do a shot whenever the host says something like "I wish you could be here and smell this."

Do a shot whenever the host starts to eat directly off the serving platter.

Do a shot whenever the host has visibly almost messed up.

Do a shot when the host says not to worry about writing the recipe down because it's "on the website." (Do another shot if the website doesn't have the recipe.)

Do a shot when the host makes prolific use of a product which benefits them financially.